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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Rathven, Buckie, AB56


Property Description

Key features

  • Rural peaceful location
  • Unsurpassed views from an elevated site
  • Warm cozy underfloor heating and wood burning fire
  • large rooms and open plan living
  • Separate laundry, games room and gymnasium
  • Large windows in all rooms allowing light to flow in
  • Oak finishings throughout property
  • Front balcony with panoramic views and beautiful sunsets
  • Large garden area front and rear
  • Summerhouse with hot tub, BBQ area and decking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Architect designed one off house built into the landscape in a one acre plot. House is split level on 5 levels with panoramic views over the Moray Firth. 

The building has underfloor heating throughout all rooms with individual thermostatic control and supplied by an Okofen wood pellet boiler in the basement. The wood pellets re supplied in bulk and blown into a 5 tonne silo also in the basement of the house. There is two solar thermal panels for hot water and 16 solar PV panels for electricity which was installed December 2015 and is registered with SSE for the feed in tariff.

House comprises of a basement on 2 levels - Lower level containing gymnasium, vestibule and front door. Upper level containing laundry room, games room and bar, snooker room and storage area with full size snooker table, wood pellet storage silo and boiler room. Oak steps and Burbridge oak hand rail with brushed steel balustrade separate the two levels. 

Up the open tread oak stairs to level 3 the main hallway leading to:-

living room with full size windows and full vaulted ceiling with two chandelier light fittings glass and oak double doors, wall lighting and electric flame effect wall fire.

Open plan fully fitted kitchen in cream with black sparkle granite worktops,  tv sitting room, dining area, conservatory and outside balcony with panoramic views to sea and over the hills of Caithness. 

Small WC with wash hand basin and double bedroom number 4

Up oak stairs to level 4 comprising of main bathroom fitted with steam room, bath, wc and wash hand basin, towel radiator,  Double bedroom number 3

Up oak stairs to level 5 comprising of bedroom number 2 and master bedroom c/w  walk in dressing room, ensuite shower room.

Additionally the upper part of the house has attic roof trusses for future expansion into the roof space if required.


Summerhouse with sitting area and new hot tub, the building has two double patio doors leading onto decking area outside with dining table and BBQ. There are ample power points and TV point. 

There is a large fenced in area and secure dog kennel with built in  kennels.

At the bottom of the drive there is a Double garage with staircase and upper storage, water and power. 

Vegetable plot area and greenhouse for the budding gardener with water sprinkler system.

The house is covered by colour CCTV system and an autodial alarm system controllable from both access doors .


This is a large private and peaceful rural property completed in 2009, the rooms are spacious and light and there are ample power sockets throughout as with lighting. 

All ameneties are close by in the town of Buckie and it is within easy commuting distance  of  Aberdeen and Inverness both of which have International airports. 

To be included with the house due to owner moving abroad - Basement - a full size slate bed snooker table and equipment, a games room comprising of pool table, air hockey table, dart board. Fully equipped gymnasium. Two swede sofas, a bar (un stocked) various pictures in basement.

Upstairs - all lights, blinds and fittings, sonos wireless music system and roof speakers. Dining table and chairs, sofas, televisions in all rooms, beds and bedroom furniture.

Outside - all contents in summerhouse - fridge, internal furniture and outside table and chairs.

Gardening tools and equipment, DR self drive grass cutter and snow plough adaptor

Truly a walk in equipped house.


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 February 2016

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