Ken Mohr, Ballater Road Aboyne, AB34 5HY
Price over £395,000
Aspc ref: 352912
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We are delighted to offer for sale this spacious four/five bedroom granite detached family dwellinghouse with separate double garage. To be sold together with “Ken Mohr” Cottage, the properties are situated within extensive garden grounds, yet enjoy a central position within the popular village of Aboyne on Royal Deeside, only minutes walk from local amenities and the local primary and secondary schools.
Early viewing is highly recommended in order to truly appreciate the sought after location within Aboyne and the great renovation potential these two properties have to offer.
“Ken Mohr” is a striking traditional home with an interesting past – it is understood to have been previously owned by a relative of the late Norman Morrice, the renowned modernising director of the Ballet Rambert and Royal Ballet. Although now in need of modernisation, the property still boasts many traditional features, including deep skirtings, panelled doors, picture railings, high ceilings and sash and case windows.
Entry is via a partially glazed hardwood door which leads into the neutrally decorated Entrance Vestibule, where a further partially glazed door allows access to the welcoming Reception Hall. Of impressive proportions, windows to either side of the Vestibule provide plenty of natural light. Featuring traditional style décor with a combination of wood effect linoleum flooring and carpet, the grand wide tread carpeted staircase leads up to the galleried landing on the first floor. An understair cupboard with lighting provides useful storage space.
Overlooking the front garden, the Lounge is a spacious comfortable room which benefits from an abundance of natural light from the large bay window area. Fully carpeted, the Lounge includes traditional picture railings and twin shelved alcoves with partially glazed doors to either side of the large fireplace – the central feature within the Lounge. Featuring a wooden mantel with granite inset and hearth, the coal burning fireplace is ideal for creating a warm and inviting ambience during the colder weather.
To the other side of the Reception Hall, a traditional panelled door leads into the large Dining Room, which is the perfect location for formal dining and entertainment. A large bay window overlooks the front garden, whilst also ensuring that the Dining Room remains light and airy. With traditional picture railings, twin shelved shallow cupboards with panelled doors flank the impressive fireplace, which features a decorative wooden mantel with a tiled inset and hearth.
Overlooking the rear garden from a charming window seat area, the Dining Kitchen is a well proportioned room with the benefit of a large walk in pantry cupboard which is fitted with a range of shelving. Within the Dining Kitchen there is a good range of solid wood base and wall units, while granite effect worktops with tiled splash back incorporate a 1.5 stainless steel sink with drainer. The central feature within the Dining Kitchen, however, is the striking oil fired cooking range which is situated on a raised tiled hearth. Further features within the Dining Kitchen include a deep silled window with views of the vegetable garden, a shallow shelved cupboard for kitchen essentials and wood effect linoleum flooring.
Double Bedroom Five is a well proportioned room with plenty of space available for large items of freestanding furniture. Previously utilised as a study, Bedroom Five is fully carpeted and of traditional décor, with picture railings and twin sash and case windows overlooking the driveway. It is understood that a working fireplace in the corner of Bedroom Five could be re-instated, if desired.
A wide panelled door with frosted window panel provides access from the main Reception Hall to the Rear Hall. Fitted with wood effect linoleum flooring and a set of coat hooks, a sliding door with frosted window panel leads into the well proportioned Shower Room. Featuring a white two piece suite, a fully tiled shower cubicle houses a mains Mira shower appliance. Fitted with a tiled floor and decorative tiling around the “Armitage Shanks” wash hand basin, twin sash and case windows with frosted lower panels provide plenty of natural light. Further features within the Shower Room include a “Dimplex” wall mounted heater and mirrored bathroom cabinet.
Completing the ground floor living accommodation is the Rear Porch, which is accessible via the Rear Hall. Providing access to the rear garden and double garage, the Rear Porch is of timber construction with wood effect laminate flooring and shelving. With a double window providing views of the rear garden, the Rear Porch is the ideal location for storing outdoor clothing and footwear.
Ascending the wide tread carpeted staircase, is a superb galleried landing, which is truly a feature in itself. Large windows overlooking the rear garden provide lots of natural light and far reaching views over the rear garden. Beneath the windows, a range of shelving is ideal for display purposes.
Overlooking the front garden via triple sash and case windows, the Master Bedroom is a spacious room of traditional décor and carpeting. With plenty of space available for freestanding bedroom furniture, within the Master Bedroom there is also a wooden vanity unit with coloured wash hand basin and a selection of drawers for storage.
Double Bedroom Two is a well proportioned room with triple sash and case windows overlooking the front garden. Fully carpeted and of neutral décor, Bedroom Two also features a traditional shelved alcove. A traditional panelled door provides access from the Landing to Double Bedroom Three. Of spacious proportions, Bedroom Three is fully carpeted and of traditional décor whilst also enjoying views of the rear garden via double sash and case windows. The Box Room/Bedroom Four is a versatile living area overlooking the property frontage via triple windows. Previously utilised as a bedroom, the Box Room would also be suitable as a study, play room or nursery depending on a purchaser’s requirements.
Completing the living accommodation is the Family Bathroom. Of excellent proportions, this bright and airy room is fully carpeted while also featuring a white four piece suite comprising a wash hand basin, WC, bidet and bath. Fully tiled around the bath, WC and bidet, the large wash hand basin is set within a beech effect vanity unit which also provides storage facilities. Within the Bathroom there is access to the loft, while a large airing cupboard is also accessible from the Bathroom and houses the hot water cylinder and wooden shelving – perfect for storing linens and towels. Further features within the bathroom include a “Dimplex” wall mounted heater and a large chrome towel rail.
Outside, the property and cottage are situated within extensive and private grounds. A sweeping driveway provides access around “Ken Mohr” to the rear garden and “Ken Mohr” Cottage, where there is ample parking and access to the double garage. A bank of mature trees and large shrubs at the entrance to the driveway provides a great deal of privacy from Ballater Road, while the majority of the front garden is laid to lawn with large established decorative borders including mature shrubs and seasonal flowering plants. Before entering the rear garden, to the left of the driveway is a former vegetable garden, while to the right a mature hedge frames a productive vegetable patch as well as the raised oil tank.
To the rear of the property, a granite built coal shed and traditional outdoor WC are attached to the main dwellinghouse. The rear garden is of excellent proportions and is mostly laid to lawn and interspersed with mature trees, In addition to the double garage, two timber sheds provide further storage. Throughout the garden there is an assortment of flowering fruit trees and plants, including apple, greengage, plum, raspberry, blackcurrant and strawberry.
“Ken Mohr” Cottage
Nestled in the corner of the rear garden and backing on to the former Deeside Railway Line, “Ken Mohr” Cottage is a charming two bedroom property which offers the purchaser plenty of potential for further development or future use as a holiday let or “granny annexe” accommodation. Within the cottage, a carpeted hallway provides access to the spacious Lounge, which benefits from views of the garden via a deep silled window. Of neutral décor with cream carpeting, a sliding panel door provides access to the Kitchen which is fitted with storage units, a stainless steel sink with drainer and hot water cylinder. Double Bedroom One is a well proportioned room which is fully carpeted and of neutral décor, while also enjoying lovely views on to the Deeside Railway Line. The Dressing Room is currently fitted with a range of wardrobes, but could easily be transformed into a further public room if so required. Bedroom Two is accessible from the Dressing Room via double doors and includes a fixed mirror with window to the front garden. Completing the living accommodation is the Shower Room, which features a wash hand basin, WC and shower enclosure housing a “Mira Play” electric shower appliance.
The garden grounds immediately around the cottage are mostly laid to lawn with decorative borders, fruit trees and a greenhouse. A gravelled pathway leads to the entrance door, where a combination of decorative stone chips and flagstones frame the property frontage.
Early viewing is highly recommended in order to fully appreciate this fantastic and unique opportunity. Further benefits include oil central heating, secondary glazing and mains services. “Ken Mohr” Cottage is served by electric storage heating. All carpets, curtains and light fittings are to be included within the sale, while the white goods will be removed.
Aboyne is an attractive village situated approximately 30 miles from Aberdeen. At the heart of the village is the Village Green which is the site of the famous Aboyne Highland games which are held in August each year. The village is well served by many amenities which include Primary and Secondary Schooling, a Community/Sports centre with swimming pool, an excellent 18 hole golf course, a wide selection of shops and several hotels and restaurants. There are a number of outdoor pursuits available locally which include the Aberdeen Water Ski Club which is situated at Aboyne Loch. The beautiful surrounding countryside of Royal Deeside is abundant with leisure facilities such as golf, fishing, horse riding and the Glen Tanar Country Park provides excellent walks. During the winter months skiing at Glenshee and the Lecht are within easy reach. Famous for its scenic beauty, Deeside offers unrivalled opportunities for sporting enthusiasts. The village is an easy "commute" to the city of Aberdeen, Aberdeen airport and Aberdeen’s rail and bus station
Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule, Reception Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Dining Kitchen, Bedroom Five/Study, Shower Room, Rear Porch
First Floor: Master Bedroom, Bedroom Two, Bedroom Three, Box Room/Bedroom Four, Family Bathroom
Ken Mohr Cottage
Hallway, Lounge, Kitchen, Double Bedroom One, Dressing Room, Bedroom Two, Shower Room
Directions From Aberdeen, follow the A93 North Deeside Road through Banchory towards Aboyne. On entering Aboyne, proceed straight through the traffic lights, keeping the Village Green to your left hand side. Continuing along Ballater Road, the property is located a short distance ahead on the right hand side, as is clearly indicated by our Mackinnons For Sale sign.
Notes Four/five bedroom granite detached dwellinghouse Double Garage Secondary Glazing Oil Central Heating 172m2
Two bedroom cottage with electric storage heating
Council Tax Band G
EPC Band G
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