Friends Cottage Kinmuck, Inverurie, AB51 0LY
Price over £399,950
Aspc ref: 353085
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We are pleased to offer for sale this most unusual CATEGORY B LISTED FOUR/FIVE BEDROOM DWELLINGHOUSE in an idyllic rural location. Formerly a Quaker Meeting House, the property has been thoughtfully extended and modernised and yet retains the period features of the original Meeting House, which was a focal point of the village in around 1680, as both a place of worship and a school. At the entrance to the property is a ‘Loupin Stane’ which is a mounting block believed to date to the rebuilding of the Cottar House and Stables in 1832. Benefitting from oil fired central heating and a mix of both single and double glazing, the property is the subject of a Conservation Agreement with the National Trust for Scotland. With a great deal of charm and character, set in extensive mature grounds with magnificent countryside views, viewing is essential. The accommodation comprises: Rear Porch; Dining Kitchen on semi open plan with Dining Room/Study area; Utility Room and Pantry; spacious Family Room/Dining Room; four Double Bedrooms, with additional Gallery Bedroom above the original Quaker Meeting Room which serves a sumptuous Lounge; and two modern Bathrooms, both with underfloor heating and one with separate Wet Room. There is a large Single Garage with gravel driveway allowing off-street parking for a number of vehicles.
Kinmuck is a small, vibrant community situated close to Inverurie which provides all the essential services and amenities. In the village, there is a popular Indian restaurant and interestingly a Quaker graveyard. Schooling is available at nearby Keithhall Primary school and subsequently Inverurie Academy. The village benefits from fast broadband service which was set up 3 years ago with Government assistance and is run by a company called Caleycom. Accessible to the main towns of the north east and most importantly to the City of Aberdeen this is a family home which will be of interest to those seeking a semi-rural life but with the benefit of an easy commute to Aberdeen and further afield. Within close proximity to the Aberdeen International Airport and of course, the Aberdeen Western Peripheral route, upon completion, this rural location is very accessible for travel in the area and further afield.
ENTRANCE PORCH Entered via wooden door to the side, with tiled floor and large cloak cupboard. Window to front. Double doors lead to the Dining Kitchen.
DINING KITCHEN 12'4 x 11'7 (3.76m x 3.53m) Inviting Kitchen, fitted with an attractive range of wooden base and wall units with complementing work surfaces and traditional ceramic sink below window to side. There is ample space for dining table and chairs, and a focal point of the room is the red AGA set in a tiled recess. The integrated appliances include fridge and dishwasher, and there are both ceiling and wall lights. Again laid with tiled flooring, steps lead to the walk in shelved Pantry with window to rear and ceiling light, and good-sized Utility Room.
UTILITY ROOM 7'1 x 7' (2.16m x 2.13m) Again with a tiled floor, there are a range of wall and base units with inset stainless steel sink and drainer. Window to rear. Plumbed for washing machine and tumble drier. Ceiling light fitting, xpelair fan, and central heating radiator.
FAMILY ROOM/DINING ROOM 29'9 x 12'7 (9.07m x 3.84m) A superb room with windows and glazed door looking across the garden grounds and allowing the flow of natural light. Full of character, this room has a beamed ceiling and stripped and varnished wooden flooring, with large stone fireplace housing wood-burning stove. There is ample room for dining at one end of the room which also has a traditional ornate fireplace with two cupboards inset on either side. Two central heating radiators, ceiling light fittings, and television point.
DINING AREA/STUDY 11'8 x 10'11 (3.56m x 3.33m) On semi-open plan with the Kitchen, there is a window to side allowing natural light. Built in shelving and tiled flooring. Ceiling light fitting, smoke alarm, central heating radiator and telephone point. This room was most recently used as a large Home Office but could easily be used for dining. Tiled steps down lead to the rear Hall, Bathroom, and original Meeting House.
REAR HALL With tiled flooring and inset halogen downlighters. There is a generous storage cupboard with light and shelving, and door to the garden.
BATHROOM 6’5 x 5’8 (1.96m x 1.73m) Partially tiled and fitted with a white three piece suite comprising wash hand basin, toilet pedestal, and bath with shower over. Centrally heated towel radiator. Inset halogen downlighters and xpelair fan. Velux skylight window. Large airing cupboard.
LOUNGE (FORMER MEETING HOUSE) 26'9 x 14'7 (8.15m x 4.44m) This magnificent room was the original Meeting House and has abundant character, from the stripped and varnished flooring, the double height ceiling, the mix of high and low level windows, and the stunning baronial style fireplace with working coal fire. A part glazed door allows access to the garden, and a further door leads to the Gallery area which houses a fifth Bedroom. Three central heating radiators and ceiling light fitting.
INTERNAL HALL Accessed via part glazed door from the Dining/Study area, this is a bright and neutrally decorated Hall laid with complementing carpeting. Wall light, central heating radiator, and two smoke alarms.
BEDROOM 1 13'3 x 11'9 (4.04m x 3.58m) Most generous Double Bedroom with window to front allowing natural light, and room for a range of freestanding furniture. Ceiling light fitting and central heating radiator.
BEDROOM 2 15'5 x 8'5 (4.70m x 2.57m) Currently used as a large Dressing Room with fitted hanging rails and shelving, but equally suitable as a Double Bedroom with window to front. Part glazed door allowing outside access. Ceiling light fitting and central heating radiator.
BEDROOM 3 11'10 x 8' (3.61m x 2.44m)
Third Double Bedroom, again with window to front and laid with laminate flooring. Ceiling light fitting with dimmer control, and central heating radiator.
BATHROOM & WET ROOM 9’10 x 8’7 (3m X 2.62m) Luxury Bathroom, mostly tiled and benefitting from four velux skylights which flood the room with natural light, and underfloor heating. The three piece suite comprises Jacuzzi bath, ‘his and her’ wash hand basins set in vanity unit, and toilet pedestal. There are two recessed mirrored medicine cabinet, shaver point and centrally heated towel radiator. An arch opens to the Wet Room with tiled floor and aqua panelled walls, with two power showers at either end and inset downlighters.
BEDROOM 4 11'10 x 11'10 (3.61m x 3.61m) Accessed from the Lounge (former Meeting House), this is a super Double Room with window allowing natural light and views of the garden. Walk in shelved cupboard and additional understairs cupboard. Ceiling light fitting and central heating radiator.
BEDROOM 5 15' x 11'8 (4.57m x 3.56m) Again accessed from the former Meeting House, carpeted stairs lead to the Gallery area which is used as a Fifth Bedroom, and overlooks the Lounge. A window to the side allows natural light and there are wall lights. Hatch to part floored Loft.
EXTERNAL The property is set in extensive grounds which are laid mainly to lawn with mature trees and plants throughout, and offering magnificent views across the open countryside. There is a log store to the side of the property, and to the rear, is an enclosed cemented area which would be suitable as a dog run or drying area. Outside water tap. The wooden playset in the garden is to remain.
There is a large detached Single Garage with double doors to front and sliding door to side, power and light.
EXTRAS All carpets, curtains, blinds and light fittings are included in the sale, together with the usual fixtures and fittings in the Kitchen and two Bathrooms.
COUNCIL TAX BAND G
EPC BANDING F
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