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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Moss Croft, Slains, Ellon, Aberdeenshire
- 5 bedrooms (1 en suite)
- 3 reception rooms
- Gardens & Grounds - 8.6 acres
- Home Report value - Â£425,000
Moss Croft is situated in open countryside but is well located for the A90 with access south to Ellon and Aberdeen, and north to Peterhead and Fraserburgh. The surrounding area comprises rolling farmland and this part of the North East of Scotland is famed for its outdoor pursuits, including salmon fishing on the nearby River Ythan and also the Deveron, the Don and the Spey. There are well known golf courses at Royal Aberdeen and Cruden Bay. Cruden Bay is close by; the golf course is perhaps one of the best links courses in Scotland and has been listed in the top 100 courses in the world. There is a good beach, a harbour and coastal walks. To the north lie the ruins of Slains Castle which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's "Dracula". Ellon too has a golf course and the Championship course proposed by Donald Trump will also be close by. There are also pleasant sandy beaches at Collieston, Newburgh and Forvie, at the north of the River Ythan, which is a nature reserve. Skiing and winter sports are available at The Lecht.
There are primary schools in Slains and Hatton. There is a post office/shop and bakers in Hatton, together with two pubs. Secondary schooling is in Ellon, which has shopping, business and leisure facilities. Further shopping and other facilities are found in Peterhead. Aberdeen, the "Granite City", is often referred to as the Oil Capital of Europe and has all the amenities expected of a major centre. There is a railway station with a sleeper service and the airport has a range of domestic and European flights. In 2011 work is due to start on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral route, a new city bypass, which will improve travel in and around Aberdeen, and provide a quicker route south.
Moss Croft is an attractive country house, which dates from 1978, with later additions. It was built on the site of an original croft, and still maintains the agricultural holding number for the land. The house is spacious and well laid out, and is ideal for modern family living. It enjoys uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. It was acquired by the sellers in 2002. Since then they have refurbished the property including fitting a new boiler, kitchen, utility and bathrooms.
Outside there are useful outbuildings and extensive grounds. A particular feature is that part of the property is a "Moss" known as Lochlundie Moss, which is a raised peat bog.
The track leads up to a parking and turning area adjacent to the house and garage.
Very briefly the accommodation comprises hallway, living room, sitting room, dining room/kitchen, conservatory, utility room, master bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room, 4 further bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, attic rooms.
Attached to the house is an integral garage with up and over door, further door to rear, concrete floor, housing water filters, shelf and hatch with attic ladder to floored attic, power and lighting, currently used for storage.
From the south facing front of the house steps lead down to a garden with a paved seating area, shrubs and flower borders. Attached to the house and linked to the sitting room is decking which leads to a rear paved area in turn which links to the conservatory decking adjacent to the conservatory.
Attached to the house is a lean to greenhouse with staging. Behind is a potting shed and two stores of prefab construction with corrugated roofs. One is used as a workshop (7.28 x 3.07 m) and one as a store (4.18 m x 3.08 m) and an office (2.85 m x 2.87 m). There is a wooden stable (3.7 m x 5.9 m) with concrete floor.
Further areas of the grounds include mixed woods with spruce, Scots Pine and broad leafs. There are extensive areas of lawns, which were previously paddocks.
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From Aberdeen take the A90 north, signposted for Peterhead and Fraserburgh. Some 3 miles north of Ellon bear right, continuing on the A90, signposted for Peterhead. After 1.5 miles turn right signposted Leask. After 0.7 miles turn left signposted Moss Croft and proceed down the track and then bear left.