5 bedroom detached house for sale

Auchernach Cottage, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36

Offers Over £365,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Whitewashed cottage
  • Located in Strathdon with countryside views
  • Property originates from around 1750
  • Two areas of mature spruce woodland about 3.7 acres
  • Garden grounds of about 0.85 acres
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Detached whitewashed cottage with former coach house set in beautifully rolling countryside and about 4.6 acres of woodland

Location

Strathdon is surrounded by beautiful, rich Scottish countryside with rugged moorlands, rolling hills and mountains as far as the eye can see. Set close to Speyside and within the Cairngorms National Park, Auchernach Cottage is located in a remote location of Glen Nochty and is circled by highland estates which offer a wide range of field sports including red and roe deer stalking, walked up and driven grouse shooting, pheasant and rough shooting, salmon and trout fishing, all of which can be leased by arrangement. Strathdon has a well established place on the Highland Games circuit, with the Lonach Gathering being one of the most famous games in Scotland. The Lonach Highlanders originate in Strathdon and their march through the glen in full highland garb is one of the most colourful occasions in the highland calendar. Also available nearby is winter skiing at the Lecht Ski Centre which is only 10 miles away. Balmoral, the highland retreat of the Royal Family, is only 16 miles away, just beyond Ballater.


Bellabeg has a local shop/post office and a garage with further local amenities available in Alford. Primary schooling is provided at Strathdon Primary with secondary education provided at Alford Academy. Aberdeen is the main centre for northeast Scotland and is the headquarters for many businesses related to the North Sea oil industry. The city has an excellent range of shops, schools and services.

Description

Listed by Historic Scotland. “Detached 1.5 storey whitewashed cottage built circa 1809 or earlier, extended to W circa 1850, porches added circa 1940, extended to E 1980; internal alterations circa 1920. 7-bay, rectangular-plan cottage of early origin and incorporating elaborate logwork additions by Italian prisoners of war. Harled with evidence of boulder base course to rear and deep-set opening. SW entrance elevation with piend-roofed log-work porches incorporating decorative diamond-pattern detailing, that to left full-height, that to right single storey with dormer section behind. Rear (NE) elevation with small original openings, and SE gable (extension) with hollowed out stone. 4- and 9-pane glazing patterns in top-opening timber windows. Grey slates with modern rooflights to rear. Coped ashlar and shouldered stacks with thackstanes and cans. Ashlar-coped skews.

Accommodation
The heart of this home is the open plan sitting room/dining room with triple aspect windows and French style patio doors opening into the rear garden. A feature is the exposed stone wall and wood burning stove. Internal French style doors lead into the more informal family room again with a wood burning stove. The dining kitchen is fitted with base, drawer and wall cabinets and off here is the utility room with ample space for everyday domestic tasks. A ground floor bedroom with built in wardrobes along one wall has an adjacent bathroom with white Duravit sanitary ware, deep bath and separate shower enclosure. A contemporary style family bathroom completes the ground floor accommodation. At first level is a large living/study area with natural window light and three further bedrooms.

Outside
The house grounds extend to approximately 0.75 acres, bounded by a rabbit fence. There are two driveways, each with a pair of metal gates at their entrance. The majority of the grounds are mown lawns, within which are some shrub beds, flower beds and mature deciduous trees. The drives and pathways within the grounds are gravelled. At the rear of the house is a rectangular pond with concrete block sides and an internal waterproof membrane, and a 3m x 3m timber summerhouse with single glazed windows and a pitched felt roof. There is also a tin roofed wood store, supported by a timber frame, with open sides.

Square Footage: 2,495 sq ft
Acreage: 4.6 Acres

Directions

From Aberdeen take the A944 west signposted to Alford. Pass through Alford, continue for 6 miles and turn left onto the A97 signposted to Kildrummy and Strathdon. Follow this road west for 10 miles and continue straight onto the A944 signposted to Corgarff and Tomintoul. On entering Bellabeg turn right at the Spar shop following the sign for the Lost Gallery. Continue along the single track road for approximately 1 ½ miles and turn left, again following the sign for the Lost Gallery. The property is located on the right hand side as the road takes a natural curve to the left.

Additional Info

Home Report Valuation £375,000


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21 June 2018

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  • Huntly (19.3 mi)
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