5 bedroom detached house for saleKirklands House, Forglen, Turriff, Aberdeenshire
Under Offer £415,000
The original part of the former manse dates from 1683 with alterations in 1792 and again in 1830.
The B listed house is crammed with original features including original panelled doors, working shutters and original fireplaces. Many of the rooms are dual aspect allowing an abundance of natural light to flood in.
With four reception rooms and 3 ensuite bedrooms with potentially 3 further bedrooms the manse makes a fine home for family living and entertaining. The dining kitchen has an extensive range of pine units with granite worktop. The décor is neutral throughout.
Traditional outbuilding of stone and slate now used as a garage 5.18m x 4.93m and garden shed 3.34m x 4.9m.
Traditional stable of stone and slate with a cobbled floor and divided in to -
Wood store 4.75m x 3.2m
Byre 4.75m x 2.35m
Mower shed 4.78m x 4.75m
Store 4.75m x 1.88m
The property is surrounded by an attractive country garden with a wooded den area to the west, a wonderful walled garden to the east and paddocks to the north and south. Around the house there is a lawn with shrub beds. The perennial bulbs and shrubs provide colour all year round.
The walled garden is compartmentalised into a productive soft fruit patch, a vegetable patch, a rose garden, a zen garden and herbaceous beds. The greenhouse on the south facing wall has a black grape vine.
The den with a stream and waterfalls flowing to the River Deveron has a number of specimen trees, conifers, bamboo and rhododendrons. Paths along the den lead to a seat overlooking the River Deveron.
This country garden attracts an abundance of wildlife from roe deer to red squirrels and a plethora of birds.
Aberdeenshire is a county of contrasting landscapes; the northern fringe of the Grampian mountains with heather-clad hills whilst the North Sea coast with its quaint fishing ports, high cliffs and pebble beaches is 10 miles to the north.
Kirklands House is situated 38 miles northwest from the centre of Aberdeen and about 2 miles northwest of Turriff in the parish of Forglen which is one of the most attractive parts of the Deveron Valley. The area combines an excellent variety of sport, varied leisure pursuits and productive farms and woodlands.
The nearest town, Turriff, has a population of around 5,700. There is a selection of shops, primary and secondary schooling, hotels, garages, supermarkets, hospital and a sports centre. The area is the centre of a thriving rural community and hosts a popular annual agricultural show and fishing festival.
The range of amenities available in the area is considerable. For sportsmen the River Deveron is one of the most popular rivers in Scotland, already considered in the top 5 trout rivers in the UK, the River Deveron's reputation as one of Scotland's finest salmon waters is fast growing. Exciting roe deer stalking is on the doorstep. A number of golf courses, hill walking and sailing are available nearby.
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