Easter Claymill Craigievar, Alford, AB33 8JD

Aspc ref: 377665

Price over £520,000

5 Bedrooms 3 PublicRooms 3 Bathrooms 278 m2 EPC C Council Tax Band G

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  • 01975 581378
  • (tel Jay Davidson)
  • Contact solicitor

5 Bdrm Detached Dwellhouse (converted steading) in app 0.8 hectares. Ground flr: Porch. Reception hall. Kitch/Family rm. Utility rm. Cloakrm with wc. Lounge/Dining rm. Sitting rm. Sun lounge. 4 Bdrms 1 with ensuite & dressing room. Bathrm. 1st flr: Bdrm with ensuite bathrm (CT band - G). Garden. Parking. Price over £520,000 Entry by arr. Viewing tel Jay Davidson 01975 581378 or contact solicitors. (EPC band - C).


A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a five bedroom steading conversion which has been completed to the highest of standards by the current owners who have designed and created a spectacular family home.

The south facing property stands in an elevated position on grounds stretching to 0.8 hectares enjoying enviable views over the surrounding countryside. The steading is attached to a former barn to the west which has title conditions attached preventing further conversion to accommodation.

The steading has been sympathetically converted combining features from the original steading with modern amenities and has been tastefully decorated using neutral tones throughout. The owners have taken great care in choosing the finishings and have also added a "surround sound" system which has been wired throughout the house. Further benefits include hardwood windows and doors with full double glazing, oil central heating and off road parking for several cars. There is a large garden shed in the lower grounds and a custombuilt log store situated close to the house.

On approaching the property, the drive, lined with mature poplar trees, leads up to the extensive parking area laid with decorative stone chips. The Leochel Burn flows through the lower grounds. A beautiful paved patio area with steps leads up to a further paved area and the front entrance to the building.

The south facing porch has attractive floor tiles and has the benefit of under floor heating. The porch leads into the impressive reception hall with high vaulted ceilings and a beautiful American white oak staircase with glass banister which leads to the upper floor. There is a large cupboard in the hall with excellent storage facilities.

Steps lead down into the lounge - a bright, welcoming room with three sets of French doors opening onto the front and rear gardens and allowing an abundance of natural light to flow through this impressive area. A particularly attractive feature of this room is the woodburning stove which stands on a Caitnness flag hearth set within a pink granite stone recess. From the lounge a step leads down into the sitting room which has another woodburning stove and a picture window enjoys views towards the south.

The superb kitchen/family room again has high vaulted ceilings with exposed ceiling beams and an attractive woodburning stove which stands on a Caithness flag hearth and is set within a pink granite stone recess.

The kitchen is extremely well appointed with stylish wall and base units with Beige Starlight micromarble worktops and integral NEFF appliances including a waist height oven and a top oven/grill, warming drawer, four ring ceramic induction hob, dishwasher, separate fridge and freezer and a stainless steel extractor hood. The units also feature under and above unit lighting. Velux windows and French doors which open onto both the front and rear gardens make this room bright and light filled and there is ample space for a dining table and chairs. This room is a fantastic place for family living and entertaining.

Outside, the fully enclosed rear garden is bordered by a fence with mature trees behind. Mainly laid to lawn with a further paved patio area which would make the ideal place for 'al-fresco' dining and can be accessed from the French doors in the kitchen.

From the kitchen access can be gained to the useful separate utility room which leads to the rear garden. There is also a large cloakroom fitted with a modern white suite. A large storage cupboard houses the controls for the "surround sound" system.

On the ground floor there is a spacious master bedroom, dressing room and luxury en-suite bathroom with underfloor heating, fitted with a modern white suite with a fully tiled shower over the bath. The en-suite includes a Roca Aquatech Hydrosauna cabin. Access can be gained to the garden room from this bedroom. There are another three good sized double bedrooms on the ground floor with excellent storage space and fitted wardrobes, and also ample room for freestanding furniture. All of the bedrooms enjoy a south facing view.

The garden room located to the west of the building is another bright, light filled, spacious room with large velux windows and French doors opening onto the front garden and a further door accessing the rear garden. This room is fitted with storage units with worksurfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink with drainer and is plumbed for appliances. This room would make an ideal office, workshop or studio.

The property could easily be split separating the garden room, bedroom, bathroom and dressing room from the remainder of the property. This could then be used as a spacious self contained flat/suite should a purchaser require separate accommodation perhaps for a nanny, granny or as a rental opportunity.

Completing the ground floor accommodation is the luxury family bathroom, again well appointed, fitted with a white suite including a fully tiled oversized shower enclosure and a large chrome heated towel rail.

On the upper floor is a fantastic, bright, light filled bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Views can be enjoyed from both sides over the surrounding countryside from the five velux windows. The bedroom enjoys the benefit of having a fitted wardrobe. The En-Suite bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite and includes a separate fully tiled over sized shower enclosure.

The property is located in the charming hamlet of Craigievar which is located just four miles from the village of Alford. Primary schooling is catered for in Craigievar with Secondary schooling in Alford. The private schools in Aberdeen are also accessible. Alford is a thriving village with excellent amenities and recreational facilities including a range of local shops, banks, hotels, a library, a health centre, a golf course, a swimming pool, and a dry ski slope. Public transport is excellent with Aberdeen, Dyce and Inverurie all within an easy commuting distance.

Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the rare opportunity to purchase such a stunning steading conversion.

Accommodation:- Porch, Reception Hall, Kitchen/Family Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom, Lounge/Dining Room, Sitting Room, Garden Room, Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Dressing Room, Double Bedroom Two, Double Bedroom Three, Double Bedroom Four, Family Bathroom. Upper Floor -Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom.

Directions Travelling from Aberdeen on the A944 towards Alford, approximately 4 miles before Alford take the left turn signposted to Muir of Fowlis and Tough and travel on that road through Tough, past Tough School and take the next road on the left signposted to Craigievar. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles until you reach Easter Claymill on the right hand side clearly indicated by an ornamental metal signpost with house name and a Mackinnons for sale sign.

Notes Rare opportunity to acquire a steading conversion that enjoys complete privacy. Tastefully decorated throughout and completed to the highest of standards. Five spacious double bedrooms all with excellent storage space. The opportunity to use part of the property as a separate one bedroom flat


Arrange a viewing

  • 01975 581378
  • (tel Jay Davidson)
  • Contact solicitor



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