The Old Church, 1 Chapel Street Portessie, Buckie, AB56 1ST
Price over £349,000
Aspc ref: 354235
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We offer for sale this very fine family home, which is situated in a quiet location on the lower part of Portessie, a picturesque coastal village to the east of the coastal town of Buckie. This former church was stripped back to the stone walls and converted entirely to the present owners high specifications, the works were completed to an exceptionally high standard in 2008, giving basically a new home inside a traditional shell. The renovation although extensive has been done sympathetically with some of the original features being retained, including the long arched windows which to the charm and character of the property. This home now offers many of the conveniences the modern day family look for including double-glazing, mains gas central heating, a spacious dining kitchen which is open plan with the family/sitting room with a multi-fuel stove, separate utility room, guest toilet, family bathroom and four double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower room on the lower floor. The first floor is a fantastic bright and airy, entertaining space incorporating a spacious lounge with wood burning stove, dining area and a further double bedroom and shower room. Beautiful views of the picturesque coast and across the Moray Firth can be appreciated from the first floor of the property with a feature balcony window in the lounge area being ideally placed for spotting the Moray Firth Dolphons and enjoying the beautiful sunsets. This lovely family home has been decorated in neutral tones, the owners have presented it well, the floorings are either solid oak or slate tiling and all fitted window blinds and lightfittings within the property will remain and are to be included in the sale price.
Vestibule Double doors with decorative glazed arch topped window above. Side facing window. Built-in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, electric meter and fuse box. Glass panelled door to the family/dining kitchen.
Family/Dining Kitchen 9.23 m x 7.33 m An impressive double aspect dining kitchen with family area and understair study area. Rear facing window, two front facing windows and a partially vaulted ceiling with two front facing Velux style roof windows. The kitchen area has been fitted with a selection of base and wall mounted units in a cream coloured shaker style finish with contrasting granite worksurfaces and up- stands. Features of the kitchen include soft closers, deep Belfast style sink, wine chill cabinet and gas range cooker. Multi-fuel stove set on a slate hearth. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Understair study area providing space for computer desk/workstation. Glass panelled doors to the inner hallway and rear vestibule.
Rear Vestibule Side facing window. Doors to the dining kitchen, utility room and toilet. Double exterior doors give access to the rear garden.
Utility Room 2.04 m x 1.60 m Fitted worksurface with spaces below suitable for washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Slate floor tiling. Ceiling hatch allowing access via pull down ladder to the partly floored attic space (above the rear vestibule, utility room and toilet) housing the gas central heating boiler.
Toilet 2.28 m x 0.98 m Side facing window. Fitted with a white suite comprising of toilet and wing top wash-hand basin with double cupboard fitted below.
Hallway This area has doors to the family area and the bathroom. Steps lead up to an upper landing with doors to the 4 bedrooms. Built-in cupboard with coat hooks.
Bathroom 3.29 m x 2.84 m Rear facing window. Fitted with a white suite comprising:- toilet, wash-hand basin. Jacuzzi bath tub and separate walk-in shower compartment. Built-in cupboard with fitted shelving and hatch allowing access to the basement area providing useful storage.
Bedroom 2 3.91 m x 3.28 m Double size bedroom with side and rear facing windows. Double built-in wardrobe with sliding doors, fitted shelf and hangingrail.
Bedroom 3 3.29 m x 3.19 m Double size bedroom with rear facing window. Double built-in wardrobe with sliding doors, fitted shelf and hangingrail.
Bedroom 14.56 m x 4.17 m Spacious double aspect room with front and side facing windows. Double built-in wardrobe with sliding doors fitted shelf and hangingrail. Door to the en-suite.
En-suite 2.76 m x 1.37 m Fitted with a white suite comprising of toilet, wash-hand basin and large shower cubicle. Mirrored bathroom cabinet.
Bedroom 4 4.55 m x 3.38 m Double size bedroom with front facing window. Double built-in wardrobe with sliding doors, fitted shelf and hangingrail
Staircase A beautiful feature of the family/sitting area is the bespoke solid oak staircase with handrail and spindles which allows access via a pulpit style landing area to the dining area of the first floor lounge.
Lounge/Dining Area 10.86 m x 7.99 m An extremely spacious and exceptionally bright and airy entertaining space with three rear facing Velux style roof windows overlooking the rear garden and two double front facing Velux style roof windows and a front facing balcony window enjoying views across the Moray Firth making it ideal for spotting the famous "Moray Firth Dolphins". Three illuminated display areas with exposed stone work and slate mantles. Wood burning stove set on a slate hearth. Glass panelled door to the upper hallway.
Upper Hallway This area has doors to the lounge/dining area, bedroom 5 and the shower room.
Bedroom 5 5.39 m x 4.09 m Spacious double size bedroom with two front facing Velux style roof windows and a small side facing gable window. Double built-in wardrobe with sliding doors, fitted shelf and hangingrail
Shower Room 2.97 m x 1.47 m Rear facing Velux style roof window. Fitted with a white suite comprising:- toilet, wash-hand basin and shower enclosure. Splashback wall tiling
OUTSIDE The Old Church occupies a large site with garden areas to the sides and rear. The garden areas are fully enclosed making it an ideal space for those with children and pets. The rear garden is generally south facing enjoying the sun throughout the day during the summer months. Extensive stone chipped patio area with raised rockery style borders and steps leading up to a large area laid in grass. Double gates allow access onto a driveway at the rear of the property providing off street parking for 2 cars. To the side of the property double wooden gates allows access from Chapel Street to an additional driveway giving access to the garage and providing additional parking spaces for numerous vehicles.
Double Garage Metal double garage with electric rollup door, power and light
SERVICES Mains water, electric, gas and drainage.
ITEMS INCLUDED All fitted floorcoverings, window blinds and lightfittings. The gas range cooker and wine chill cabinet in the kitchen.
Council Tax The property is registered as band E
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