Rhu Lodge Grange, Keith, AB55 6SA
Price over £275,000
Aspc ref: 354436
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Traditional Stone-built Detached Period Property
4 Bedrooms, 2 Public Rooms; Retains many original features; Extensive Garden Grounds; Driveway & Garage; Two Stone Outbuildings
TYPE OF PROPERTY Rhu Lodge is an impressive traditional stone built detached period property located in a rural area of Grange which lies close to the town of Keith. The property sits on an area of garden ground which bounds the house on four sides and is understood to extend to approximately 1 acre in total. The front of the property is reached via a gravel drive which culminates in a parking area for several cars adjacent to the front of the property. The property is ideal for entertaining and also provides a spacious family home. The combination of extensive grounds, both formal and utility, along with the layout of the house and outbuildings also offers options for business.
The current owner has addressed a number of issues which were raised in the original home report. This involved the spraying of the timbers in the roof to eradicate any woodworm and any possible fungal growth, due to condensation which now benefits from a 20 year guarantee. In addition to this work, painting has been done to the outside of the property at the front.
ACCOMMODATION The accommodation is on two floors and comprises:-
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE With original tiled floor, leading through a glass door to the wide Hall which has a large radiator and gracious archways.
LOUNGE 5.94m x 4.49m (19’6” x 14’9”) (at widest incl. bay window) This has a traditional fireplace with wood/smokeless fuel stove. Bay window with venetian blinds, alcove, bookshelves, ceiling rose and cornice, a second window to the side and radiators.
CLOAKROOM/DOWNSTAIRS W.C. This room has a sink, a toilet and an enclosed Shower, and a window to the front.
DINING ROOM 5.18m x 4.52m (17’ x 14’10”) Large window, traditional fireplace with marble mantel and surround, coal-effect Calor Gas fire, cornice and ceiling rose, picture rail and shelved cupboard.
DINING KITCHEN 4.,47m x 3.04m (14’8” x 10’) Fitted kitchen units at floor and eye level, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, fitted NEFF electric oven and hob with stainless steel extractor hood. Shelved pantry/alcove, cupboard, spotlights, two windows, linoleum flooring and two radiators. The kitchen leads to the Rear Hall.
REAR HALL With linoleum flooring, back door, cupboards and large shelved pantry with window.
A further hall leads to the Utility Room.
UTILITY ROOM 3.04m x 2.97m (10’ x 9’9”) With fitted kitchen units and stainless steel sink, and two windows. This room houses the central heating boiler.
UPSTAIRS The traditional staircase lit by a window on the half landing leads to the Upper Hallway which has a radiator and hatch to the Loft with Ramsay Ladder.
BEDROOM 1 4.92m x 4.49m (16’2” x 14’9”) (at widest) With window to the front providing excellent views from the property.
BEDROOM 2 4.49m x 3.45m (14’9” x 11’4”) With window to the rear.
BEDROOM 3 4.74m x 4.49m (15’7” x 14’9”) With cupboard and window to the front with excellent views.
BEDROOM 4 4.77m x 3.20m (15’8” x 10’6”) (at widest) With two windows to the front and fitted wardrobe.
Stairs from the Upper Hallway lead down to:
BATHROOM 3.04m x 2.97m (10’ x 9’9”) With 4-piece suite including bidet, vinyl flooring, radiator with towel rail above and window to the rear.
DRESSING ROOM (L-Shaped) 3.04m x 2.23m (10’ x 7’4”) (at widest) With wash hand basin, airing cupboard and window to the rear. There is also a walk-in shelved cupboard between the bathroom and dressing room.
OUTSIDE The LANDSCAPED GARDEN GROUND is extensive, both to the front and rear of the house and there is a generously sized GRAVEL PARKING AREA. The outbuildings consist of a traditional stone built FORMER STABLE, a cement block NARROW GARAGE and a larger stone outbuilding (with loft) divided into three, namely a COAL OR WOOD STORE, a BIGGER GARAGE and a STORAGE ROOM/WORKSHOP. All outbuildings have electric light.
The garden includes many shrubs and mature trees, and there is an extensive area of woodland adjoining the rear garden.
The property has commanding views over the local countryside.
SERVICES Mains water and private drainage. Partial LPG Central Heating.
ITEMS INCLUDED All fitted carpets and floor coverings.
Council Tax: Band E.
EPC Banding: EPC=G.
LOCATION The property is located approximately 4 miles from Keith. Primary schooling is available at Grange Crossroads with secondary schooling available at Keith Grammar School. It is understood that school transport is provided. Keith is a thriving town situated between Inverness and Aberdeen on the A96. It is equidistant from Inverness and Dyce Airports, both of which are accessible in approximately one hour. The town has a full range of local amenities, Primary and Secondary schooling, railway station and a Tesco. It has a range of sporting facilities, including shooting, fishing and an attractive Golf Course. Keith is also a popular tourist town, with the Strathisla Distillery being one of the stops on the Whisky Trail.
DIRECTIONS From Huntly take the B9002 towards Rothiemay. Continue on this road until you reach the Rothiemay Crossroads then take the left turn signposted towards Keith. Carry on this road until you reach the Banff to Keith road then turn left onto the Banff road continuing past Grange Hall on the right. Continue on the long straight until you come into some trees and keep on this road until you reach a sign for Grange Church. Take this turning and go up the hill for approximately two thirds of a mile past a cottage on the right and three new houses (last one has a timber frontage). Rhu Lodge is the next house on the left.
From Keith take the A95 Banff road and continue for about 3.5 miles. Continue past the turn off to Cullen until you reach the turn off to Grange Church among some trees. Continue up the hill for approx.. two thirds of a mile past a cottage on the right and three new houses. Rhu Lodge is the next house on the left
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