Gardeners Cottage, Knockleith Auchterless, Turriff, AB53 8BH

Aspc ref: 353142

Price over £435,000

5 Bedrooms 2 PublicRooms 3 Bathrooms 284 m2 EPC C

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5 Bdrm Detached Dwellhouse in app 2/3 acres. Ground flr: Hall. Lounge. Dining kitch. Sun lounge. Shower rm. Plant/ Boot rm. Bdrm/Family rm. Utility rm. Cloakrm with wc. Bdrm with ensuite shower rm & dressing rm. 1st flr: Playrm/Sitting rm. 3 Bdrms 1 with ensuite wc. Bathrm. Games rm with wc. Garden. Double Garage. Parking. Price over £435,000 Entry by arr. Viewing 07811 340778 or 01888 511348 or contact solicitors. (EPC band - C).


We are delighted to offer for sale this outstanding architect designed and eco-friendly three public/five bedroomed detached dwelling with detached garage and games room set in approximately two thirds of an acre. Finished to the highest of standards, with ground source heat pump heating, underfloor heating, a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system and Nordan double glazing, the substantially extended property encompasses the old cottage dating back to 1885.

This unique and stylish property is ideal for the country lover with stunning panoramic views from all angles within the extensive low maintenance gardens which are split level with large south facing sun patios and a covered veranda. The extremely spacious accommodation, with a mixture of Italian tiling, wooden floors and beautiful carpeting, along with oak doors and staircases, also features a number of storage cupboards ideal for the large family. The eco-friendly entrance with larch sourced from Inverness leads into the hallway which gives access to the lounge with engineered oak flooring and French doors to the garden. The fully fitted luxury dining kitchen, by Laings of Inverurie, includes Ceasar stone work surfaces, platinum oak finishings, a fabulous central island with Quooker tap, Miele appliances and a Best globe extractor. An archway leads to the stunning and spacious south facing sun lounge with cathedral style ceiling and feature high windows. An inner hallway leads to a bedroom/family room, utility room and cloaks/w.c. The master bedroom, part of the old house, includes a dressing room and an elegant en suite. The open solid wood staircase from the lounge leads to the first floor gallery playroom/sitting room with the staircase splitting and leading to a double bedroom with w.c. on one landing and two double bedrooms and bathroom with separate shower on the other. Outside the driveway provides ample parking and leads to the detached double garage equipped with two remote control up and over doors and a metal staircase which gives access to the games room and w.c. on the first floor. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this uniquely designed property.

Turriff, a short drive away, is a thriving town which enjoys a host of amenities including playgroups, nursery, primary and secondary schooling. Recreational outlets include a golf course, swimming pool, sports centre and the ‘Haughs’ where the annual ‘Turriff Show’ is held. The town provides a good range of shops, banks, hotels, library, health centre and regular bus links provide transport to the North and South of the town.

Auchterless primary school is approx. 1 mile away in the lovely village which includes a church.

Hallway: 11’4” x 8’10” [3.40m x 2.60m] approx. The imposing larch clad entrance gives access via an entrance door with glazed inset and sidelights to the hallway fitted with attractive Italian floor tiling which is carried through to the shower room and the plant/boot room. Access is also given to the lounge.

Lounge: 25’0” x 20’6” [7.80m x 6.20m] approx. This extremely spacious south facing, tranquil and tasteful lounge has wide glazed French doors and a full length window overlooking the extensive patio and split level garden to the rear. There is engineered oak flooring which is carried through to the rear hallway and sitting room. Oak steps lead to the master bedroom with en suite, an open staircase leads to the first floor landing/sitting room area. French doors open out onto the entrance hallway. Ceiling downlighters. TV, Sky and telephone points.

Dining Kitchen: 20’8” x 18’4” [6.03m x 5.60m] approx. This fabulous space, a family favourite designed by Laings of Inverurie, includes an amazing central island with storage cupboards, drawers, a Miele five ring electric hob and globe ‘Best’ extractor, along with the stainless steel sink and Quooker hot tap. In addition, the luxury Hacker kitchen with Caesar stone work surfaces and platinum oak finishings, includes an abundance of storage with high gloss units and Miele white goods including an integral fridge/freezer, dishwasher, pull out storage, double ovens, the combi microwave and warming drawers. Space is provided for a large table and chairs. There is also a recess to the east ideal for a desk. Glazed French doors lead out onto the westerly facing paved patio.

Sun Lounge: 13’11” x 12’9” [4.26m x 3.86m] approx. Enjoying an extremely sunny aspect with far reaching countryside views, this fabulous south facing sun lounge includes windows on three sides with bespoke venetian blinds and a stunning high cathedral style ceiling with tall feature windows. Westerly facing French doors lead out onto the patio making it ideal for summer entertaining.

Shower Room: 11’0” x 5’3” [3.60m x 1.61m] approx. Stylish shower room with tiled flooring, a window and w.c. with concealed cistern. The wide wash hand basin includes a large fixed mirror and shaver point above. Walk-in shower enclosure with wet wall linings and mains shower connection.

Plant/Boot Room: 7’4” x 6’3” [2.24m x 1.90m] approx. This handy space with window includes the ground source heat pump boiler, fuse box, under floor heating taps, shelving and coat hooks.

Inner Hallway: This hallway, with engineered oak flooring, gives access to bedroom 5/family room and utility room with cloaks/w.c. Large double built-in cupboard with power points ideal for storing an American style fridge/freezer.

Bedroom 5/Family Room: 13’4” x 12’7” [4.01m x 3.84m] approx. With windows to the east and the south, this versatile space, a lovely room, includes engineered oak flooring and a walk-in storage cupboard containing shelving space. Fitments and wiring for a wall mounted TV.

Utility Room: 9’1” x 6’5” [3.64m x 1.96m] approx. This practical room with work surface and stainless steel sink includes space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Large double built-in storage cupboard with shelving. An arch leads to the rear vestibule area which includes a half glazed door to the garden, bespoke low storage, high shelving and coat hooks.

Cloaks/W.C.: Ideal for the gardeners in the family the room includes a white w.c. and wash hand basin.

Master Bedroom: 15’9” x 10’5” [4.26m x 3.16m] approx. Accessed via three solid wood steps from the lounge, the master bedroom is part of the original house dating back to 1885 and includes a full length window and deep silled traditional sash and case window looking out to countryside views. These traditional sash and case windows are dressed with bespoke wooden shutters. Engineered oak flooring.

Dressing Room: 9’2” [2.94m] approx. in width. This luxury space includes bespoke shelving and hanging space with a wall mounted mirror and access to the en suite. Recessed area ideal for storage.

En Suite: 11’5” x 6’0” [3.85m x 1.83m] approx. Extremely spacious en suite with the attractive floor tiling and another sash and case deep silled window fitted with shutters. The antique style white suite includes a w.c., wash hand basin with fixed mirror and shaver above and the large shower enclosure which is lined with wet wall and is fitted with a mains shower connection. Chrome ladder heated towel rail.

First Floor: Playroom/Sitting Room: 14’3” x 12’3” [4.30m x 3.75m] approx. The curving solid wood open staircase with high velux above, leads on one side to two double bedrooms and a bathroom with separate shower, and on the other side to a double bedroom with en suite w.c. The sitting room/landing area includes recessed velux windows and additional windows filling the area with natural light and looking out on both sides to panoramic views. Luxurious cream carpeting. Two smoke alarms.

Bedroom 2: 16’3” x 10’9” [4.95m x 3.23m] approx. at widest. This charming double bedroom, with ceiling inlays, includes a deep silled bay window which looks out to open views over the road and there is also a south facing velux. Smoke alarm.

En Suite W.C.: 9’7” x 8’0” [2.94m x 2.45m] approx. Enjoying light from the recessed deep silled bay window, this space includes open storage which could be ideal for a shower or bath (the room is plumbed for both ) but includes a white w.c. and wash hand basin which are set within vanity storage units with recessed shelving adjacent. Attractive laminate floor tiling.

Upper Landing: This L-shaped passageway leads to two double bedrooms and bathroom with separate shower. Double door extra large storage cupboard.

Bedroom 3: 15’7” x 13’5” [4.46m x 4.09m] approx. Located at the end of the passageway, this charming and pretty double bedroom includes a recessed velux and high south facing window looking out to the views. Double built-in wardrobe with recessed shelving adjacent.

Bedroom 4: 15’9” x 12’10” [4.00m x 3.92m] approx. Attractively co-ordinated double bedroom with an easterly window to the side and south facing high window with deep shelf below. Double built-in wardrobe with recessed shelving adjacent. Attractive ceiling inlays.

Family Bathroom: 11’3” x 8’6” [3.44m x 2.47m] approx. Light, bright and stylishly presented family bathroom with high window, the chrome ladder heated towel rail below and the white w.c. and wash hand basin set within vanity storage units with deep oak shelving and a number of storage cupboards below. There is also a fixed mirror and shaver point above. The bath includes a hand held shower attachment. The shower cubicle is opposite and is fitted with wet wall and a mains shower connection.

Detached Double Garage: 25’11” x 18’9” [7.87m x 5.70m] approx. The extensive drive and parking area is laid to gravel and leads to the detached double garage equipped with two up and over remote controlled doors, power, light, water and the ground source heat pump equipment. Door and window to the rear.

Games Room and W.C.: 25’10” x 12’8” [7.87m x 3.86m] approx. in total. Accessed via external metal steps with a gate, this versatile space is currently a games room/gym but could be a studio or office if desired. There are two large velux windows with recessed storage areas below and an additional window looks out to open panoramic views. Attractive oak effect laminate flooring.

A door leads to the handy w.c. which has a white suite including a wash hand basin and w.c. Velux window.

Gardens: The garden to the front of the old cottage is a large area laid to gravel with plentiful parking. Gates at each side lead to the extensive south facing enclosed split level rear garden which includes paved patios which are accessed from the house via French doors. There is also a covered veranda area at the utility room door and external power points. There are panoramic views from all angles with the garden extending to approximately two thirds of an acre. The large lawns at the higher level are bounded by rabbit style fencing.

Directions: From Inverurie follow the B9004 beyond Rothienorman to Lower Thorneybank Farm. Turn right at the sign for Kirkton of Auchterless and this imposing property is approximately one mile along this road on the right hand side with plentiful parking on the drive.

Notes: Ground source heat pump heating. Mechanical ventilation heat recovery system. Nordan superior double glazing. EPC Band C. All carpets, blinds, light fittings, Best globe style extractor, The Meile white goods including the five ring hob, wall mounted ovens, combi microwave and plate warming drawer are included along with the integral fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

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Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace

6 North Street Inverurie AB51 4QR


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