Reidside Farmhouse, Ord, Cornhill, Banff, AB45
- L shaped single storey converted steading
- Spacious and adaptable accommodation
- Perfect base to enjoy the many outdoor pursuits the area has to offer
- Mature garden and orchard
- Adjacent field with water trough and field shelter.
- In total the property sits in four acres
- EPC Rating = E
It is understood that the farm steading building was converted into a residential property about 35 years ago. The spacious accommodation has the benefit of being on one level and is very adaptable. Excellent circulation and entertaining space is provided with the connection of reception rooms to the dining kitchen which is the heart of the home. There are extensive patio doors to bring the feeling of the outdoors in. Cottage style panelled doors are present throughout.
An entrance reception hallway has a feature exposed wall. There is a cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. The sitting room has a front facing aspect and a fireplace. An open archway links through to the family room which provides informal living space and has patio door access into the garden. Particularly generous is the dining sized kitchen with a comprehensive range of Shaker style cream cabinets, complemented by South African green marble worksurfaces. There is a Britannia range cooker with Calor gas hob and electric double oven, extractor hood, integrated fridge, freezer and microwave. The kitchen has plenty of room for a large table and six chairs (included in the sale). Patio doors lead from this room to the garden to enjoy alfresco dining. A utility room is fitted with base units and worksurfaces and is plumbed for an automatic washing machine. The principal bedroom has built in wardrobes incorporating extensive hanging and shelf space. En suite is a shower room with WC and wash hand basin. Three further double bedrooms are serviced by a large family bathroom with white three piece suite and wood panelling to dado height.
A large gravel covered driveway has turning and parking for numerous vehicles. The mature garden grounds are laid to lawn with trees. borders and patio areas. There is an established orchard and a fully fenced field which is ideal for grazing and includes a self-filling water trough connected to a mains supply and an animal shelter.
There is a detached garage with adjacent storage/workshop space.
Reidside Farmhouse is the perfect base from which to enjoy the great outdoors. While the surrounding area comprises rolling farmland and open countryside, this part of the northeast of Scotland is also famed for its outdoor pursuits, including walking, mountain biking, horse riding and golf. Salmon fishing is available on the rivers Deveron, Don, Dee and Spey, while game shooting is another popular sport. The nearby coast offers sailing and sandy beaches. Apart from its rich agricultural heritage, the area is steeped in historical interest, being in the heart of ‘Castle Country’.
The small village of Cornhill has a garage. The neighbouring village of Aberchirder has a Co-op supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bowling club, church, primary school and part time medical centre. It is understood that Reidside Farmhouse is in the catchment area for Ordiquhill Primary School and Banff Academy.
Huntly is an historic town approximately 15 miles away which prospered during the 18th century through the expanding linen industry. Today, the amenities include two major supermarkets, butchers, hairdressers, restaurants and recreational facilities, including the popular Huntly Falconry centre. The train station provides a direct link to Aberdeen and Inverness, with a connection railway at Insch. A regular bus service provides travel to Aberdeen.
The coastal village of Portsoy, approximately 7 miles away, was established as a Royal Burgh in 1550 by Mary Queen of Scots and is famed for its green Portsoy marble or serpentine, which was used in the construction of Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles. The town is largely a conservation area, focused on the harbour which was built around 300 years ago and upgraded in 1825 for the herring fishing fleet. Portsoy hosts an annual summer festival which encompasses history, music, arts, crafts, food and drink as well as a variety of maritime activities.
The Royal Burgh of Banff is situated at the mouth of the River Deveron. Many of the properties in Banff date back to the late 17th or 18th century, including the magnificent Duff House which was built in 1730. There is a regular bus service into Aberdeen and a wide range of local amenities.
The A96 provides ease of access to Aberdeen, which lies approximately 45.5 miles away. The international airport is located approximately 39.9 miles away and provides excellent transport links by air to Amsterdam, London and other UK and European cities. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has greatly improved travel in and around Aberdeen, with a quicker and more direct route south. There are regular rail services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper service and connection station in Huntly. Aberdeen provides all the services expected of a major city, including business and leisure facilities, theatres, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling in Aberdeen including Robert Gordon’s College, St Margaret’s and Albyn, as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and colleges of further education.
Square Footage: 3,132 sq ft
Acreage: 4 Acres
From Aberdeen take the B999, then A947 onto the B9025 at Turriff. When approaching Aberchirder follow the A97 to the right for a couple of miles until a junction with the last part of the B9025 which is signposted to Portsoy. Continue for about 1.4 miles to the first junction and follow the signpost on the left indicating Cornhill. Follow the country road for about 0.6 miles, then take the second metalled road on the left up the hill. It is found around a blind left-hand corner opposite a farm. Continue for about 0.4 miles until descending and take the first on the right for about 90 yards to the end to arrive at your destination.
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Reidside Farmhouse, Ord, Cornhill, Banff, AB45
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Keith Station11.8 miles
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