Suilven Cottage Inchmarlo, Banchory, AB31 4AP
Aspc ref: 384794
Price over £370,000
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3 Bdrm Detached Bungalow in app 2/3 acre. Hall. Lounge/Dining rm. Dining kitch. Utility rm. Office. Bathrm. 3 Bdrms. Shower rm. Range of Outbuildings (CT band - F). Garden. Parking. Price over £370,000 Entry by arr. Viewing contact solicitors. (EPC band - E).
Boasting a superb elevated position with south facing views, this charming cottage has been sympathetically extended and upgraded by the current owners to form light and airy accommodation with beautifully landscaped garden grounds. The entrance hall leads to the impressive dining kitchen with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and is fitted with an AGA Range Cooker. The family bathroom benefits from a shower over the bath, a good sized home office in turn leads to a useful utility area and the light and airy lounge/dining room enjoys an open plan layout with feature Inglenook fireplace with multi fuel stove. The inner hall leads to three double bedrooms and shower room and completes the accommodation.
The extensive garden grounds are beautifully maintained with a split level layout incorporating paved south facing terraces and mature planting. The property is further enhanced by a range of outbuildings including a substantial log cabin suitable for home office/workshop. Viewing of this impressive home is recommended to fully appreciate the location and accommodation on offer.
Inchmarlo is a thriving community with an active community council, village hall and Men’s Bothy Group. The property also benefits from easy access to Trustach Woods and down to the banks of the River Dee. Banchory is 17 miles approx. drive from the city of Aberdeen with three access roads, making property on Deeside much sought after. The town maintains a comprehensive range of shops and several excellent hotels and restaurants. The primary and secondary schools have excellent reputations and incorporate community and sports centres and a swimming pool. Banchory has two private golf courses and a driving range in addition to other leisure pursuits such as fishing, riding, hill walking and skiing available on Deeside.
Entrance Hall Entered via a hard wood exterior door with opaque glazed section, this welcoming hallway provides access to the main living accommodation. Neutral décor is complemented by an extensive use of natural wood evident in all doors and facings along with the attractive African slate flooring. Smoke detector. Alarm panel. Wall lights.
Dining Kitchen 21’0” x 12’10” [6.40m x 3.90m] approx. Forming part of a superb extension to the property, this impressive room boasts a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Fitted with a range of quality wall and base units, ample granite work surface incorporating a twin Belfast style sink with jet tap and extensive splashback tiling. A particular focal point is the AGA Range Cooker with twin hotplates and double oven with lighting canopy overhead. The integrated conventional oven/grill will be included in the sale. Space for free standing fridge and dishwasher. This room features a window to the rear and double French doors to the south facing terrace. Ample space for breakfast table and chairs. African slate flooring.
Family Bathroom Fitted with a white three piece suite with Mira shower over the bath. Fully tiled throughout and ceramic tiled floor. Opaque window to the rear with deep display sill. Pine lined ceiling with recessed lighting. Hatch to roof void. Xpelair.
Home Office 10’2” x 9’3” [3.10m x 2.80m] approx. This good sized room overlooks the rear of the property and allows ample space for a range of furnishings. Door to utility room.
Utility Room A useful room fitted with additional wall and base units incorporating a stainless steel sink with drainer. Space for a free standing washing machine and fridge/freezer. A fitted cupboard houses the hot water cylinder with storage cupboard above. Oil central heating boiler and central heating controls. Hatch to roof void. Xpelair. Hardwood door to rear garden.
Lounge/Dining Room 27’2” x 13’8” [8.30m x 4.15m] approx. at widest Boasting a superb open plan layout with windows on three aspects allowing ample natural light into the room. A glazed door leads to the south facing terrace. There is ample space for a range of furnishings including a family dining table and chairs. A particular focal point of the sitting area is the Inglenook fireplace with wooden mantel shelf housing a multi fuel stove set on a slate hearth. Laminate wood flooring throughout. TV and telephone points. Stairs to door which in turn leads to the inner hall.
Inner Hall The inner hall provides access to the remaining accommodation. A window overlooks the front terrace with deep display sill allowing ample natural light into the area. Laminate wood flooring. Smoke detector.
Bedroom 1 13’9” x 10’9” [4.20m x 3.30m] approx. at widest An exceptionally light and airy double bedroom with twin windows overlooking the front of the property and panoramic views beyond. Further window to side. Double fitted wardrobe with ample shelf and hanging space.
Bedroom 2 12’0” x 10’6” [3.65m x 3.20m] approx. This spacious double bedroom enjoys views to the front. Extensive fitted wardrobes offer shelf and hanging facilities and there is a recessed alcove with display shelving.
Bedroom 3 16’5” x 8’1” [5.00m x 2.45m] approx. A well proportioned double bedroom with window to the rear and further velux window. Space for a range of free standing furniture. Hatch to roof void. Recessed lighting.
Shower Room A good sized shower room fitted with a white two piece suite with splashback tiling to the wash hand basin. Fully aqua lined shower enclosure housing a Mira shower. Ceramic tiled floor. Opaque window to side. Xpelair.
Outside This charming cottage boasts beautifully landscaped garden grounds extending to approximately ⅔ of an acre. A sweeping stone chip drive leads to the parking area and continues to the elevated front of the property. The split level gardens feature a south facing paved terrace with sleeper/stone chip steps leading down to the mid level with a planted heather bank and decorative borders stocked with an abundance of established shrubs and seasonal plants. The mid terrace features a circular pagoda with mature climbing clematis. Steps continue down to the lower lawns which are screened by mature beech and conifer hedging and feature the ornamental pond, decorative stone circle and mature specimen trees. The property also benefits from a large vegetable garden and several outbuildings including a timber shed with wood store equipped with power and light, integrated large wood store, a separate lock-up garage again with power and light and a substantial log cabin located to the rear.
Room 1 - 16’0” x 9’6” [4.90m x 2.90m] approx.
Room 2 - 9’8” x 9’6” [2.95m x 2.90m] approx.
Located to the rear of the property is a substantial log cabin currently used as a workshop/gym facility. The accommodation comprises of two good sized rooms which are equipped with power and light and benefit from windows to the front and rear. Room 1 has a double door entry from the gable end with connecting door to room 2 which has a separate entrance to the side.
Directions From Banchory, travel west towards Aboyne. On reaching the hamlet of Inchmarlo, pass Smiddy Park on the left hand side and Suilven Cottage is located on the right hand side of the main road, just opposite the junction to Beltie Cottages, as indicated by our For Sale Board.
Notes Oil central heating. Double glazing. EPC=E. Mains water with drainage to a septic tank. All floor coverings, curtains and light fittings are to remain along with all white goods.
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