3 bedroom character property for saleGarrowood, Keith
- 21st Century Tower House
- Beautiful Country situation
- 3 towers : 2 circular stairwells
- 4 balconies : Amazing Views
- Stunning Garden grounds
- 4 acres of Woodland
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Issueburn is a remarkable 21st Century Tower House which has been inspired by some of the most iconic old buildings of Scotland. The result being a property which looks old but is a modern build with concrete block and underfloor heating.
An authentic replication of the traditional Tower House has been the paramount objective of and driving force for the owners. The planning, thought, attention to detail through to the execution is highly impressive and a true appreciation of the property without a personal visit would be impossible.
Constructed entirely by the current owners and recognised in Pevsner's The Buildings of Scotland : North & Moray as A tower house folly, built 2003 -9. Quite convincing from a distance, a high accolade indeed to the accuracy attained and success in their endeavour to create a modern tower house.
The living space is spread over 4 floors with 2 circular stairwells and 4 balconies afford outstanding 360 degree panoramic views. Issueburn sits within delightful garden grounds of approximately 0.7 of an acre and also has woodland of approximately 4 acres.
Ground Floor - WC
Within the circular tower. High level cistern. Sandstone floor.
2 Spiral staircases to the floors above.
Undercroft - 6m x 4m (19'8" x 13'1") - Modern representation of Yett. Front door cross boarded 2 oak with bar.
Red sandstone floor from Golspie.
Large fireplace with a sandstone arch (no chimney). Barrel vaulted ceiling and barred windows.
Utility Room - 4m x 4m (13'1" x 13'1") - Vaulted ceiling with central column. Back door is 2 ash crossboarded with bar. Belfast sink. Provision for washing machine. Pine cupboards and shelving. Apple rack. Electric meters. Steel door to vestibule.
Vestibule - 2m x 2m (6'7" x 6'7") - Main door - 2 crossboarded oak arched door with 19th Century wooden lock and internal bolt.
Larch beamed ceiling. Caithness slab flooring with matwell.
Hobby Room - 3m x 3m (9'10" x 9'10") - Larch beamed ceiling, tiled floor and barred windows. Wood burning stove (fireback not included)
Double bolted Larch & Oak external door to patio garden.
30 amp electric supply available. Provision for sink & hot water.
First Floor - Stairwell
Includes Caithess slab, brick tile and red sandstone flooring/steps. Decorated central column. Chimney sweep cane rod bannister. Light switch cord runs from top to bottom for immediate light. Each landing has a cupboard inserted into the old pulley lift shaft allowing access to the underfloor heating system and switches for pumps.
Snug - 3 m x 3m and 2m x 2m (9'10" mx 9'10" and 6'7" x 6'7") - Painted beam ceiling. Solid oak Russwood floor. Elgin sandstone fireplace with herringbone brick hearth. Wood burning stove. Mullioned windows with brick windowsill. TV aerial point. Larch boarded door to :-
Sitting Room - 4m x 4m (13'1" x 13'1") - Coved plaster ceiling with painted decoration (heads are not included). Broad dark solid oak Russwood floorboards. Carved Elgin sandstone fireplace with herringbone tiled hearth, cast iron fireback included and wood burning stove. Pine double aspect windows. Regulatory fire escape (door).
Kitchen And Dining Room - 6m x 4m (19'8" x 13'1") - Medieval style decorated painted ceiling (after Huntingtower, Perth). Painted Douglas Fir and Larch beams. Wall head painted frieze. Caithness slab floor. Access door to outside (not used) Glazed 19th century shallow sink with brass taps (will be removed if buyer doesn't want). Polished Caithness slab drainers. Clothes drier on ceiling pulley. Large double aspect windows with cement sills. Plumbing for dishwasher.
Wamsler Stove K147V for cooking, heating hot water and underfloor heating (which runs throughout the house)
Larder - Within circular tower and with domed ceiling. Caithness slab floor. Cast concrete shelving. Space for fridge with external vent. Cross ventilation with fly screen.
Second Floor - Hall with airing cupboard with hot water and underfloor heating tanks, both of which have back up immersion heaters.
Bedroom 1 - 4m x 4m (13'1" x 13'1") - Pine floor, pine door with latch, double aspect pine windows and sill.
Family Bathroom - 2m x 2m (6'7" x 6'7") - Double ended roll top bath with claw feet. Shaving point.
Bedroom 2 - 4m x 4m (13'1" x 13'1") - Pine floor and door with latch. Built-in wardrobe with shelving and wall alcove.
En Suite Bathroom -
Bedroom 3 - 3m x 3m (9'10" x 9'10") - Larch beamed ceiling. Mullioned window with brick windowsill. Laminate floor. Airing cupboard with hot water tank and electric immersion heater vented to bathroom.
En Suite Bathroom - 2m x 2m (6'7" x 6'7") - Roll top double ended bath. V-lining to window height. Mullion window. Laminate floor.
Third Floor - .
Stair Caphouse - Tiled reading seat by window. Two storage cupboards. Access with ladder to attic. Dark solid wood oak floorboards.
Library Or Bedroom 4 - 6m x 4m (19'8" x 13'1") - Oak floor with Pine and Oak shelving. Wood burning stove on Caithness flagstone hearth.
Pine glazed door with brass fittings leading to the balcony. South facing Pine window. Telephone and TV outlets. Provision of electricity, plumbing and drainage for bathroom 4.
Office Or Bedroom 5 - 4m x 4m (13'1" x 13'1") - Russwood Oak floor with Pine and Oak shelving. Phone and TV outlet. Pine glazed door with brass fittings leading to balcony
Garden Room And Balcony - Larch gallery window with double opening doors to balcony for pot plants and seating. Belfast Sink. Preparation area. Doorway to 2nd balcony.
Garden - Issueburn sits within beautiful garden grounds extending to approximately 0.7 of an acre and has received equal amounts of care, dedication and exacting attention to detail.
There is a wonderful walled garden, the more formal element, complete with patio, espaliered fruit trees, a formal pond, Doocot (not for pigeons) and stunning Moon Gate which leads to the Wildflower Meadow with Pond and Bog area with abundant amphibian habitat.
The sunken garden offers 2 reflective ponds, with winding paths leading through the herbaceous border to two Golspie Stone patios with specimen trees.
The vegetable garden has 7 semi-raised beds with an abundance of variety of vegetables grown. The garden is bordered by a beech hedge with a laburnum and rose arbour. This area also has the greenhouse, cold frame and growing tunnels.
The orchard has 8 apple trees undersown in wild meadow flowers and bounded by poplars.
The productive kitchen garden with greenhouse, cold frames, composts and semi raised vegetable beds leads through a rose and laburnum arbour to the Orchard with second Wildflower Meadow below.
Practical elements are covered by the Garage, timber shed and maintenance yard (to include the scaffolding, if desired). There is also Planning for a Potting Shed.
Wildllife - The Tower accommodates house martins in the window alcoves, swifts in the specially built nest boxes swallows in the garage and sparrows and swallows in the Doocot. The decaying Scots Pine is a magnet for birds and perfect spot for watching from the South facing windows.
Services - Septic Tank with Soakaway. Mains, water, electricity and telephone.
Fixtures And Fittings - The brass curtain rails will be included in the sale price. The tapestries and heads in sitting room will be removed. The Kitchen sink will be removed if not required. The Crewel curtains in the Kitchen may be available separately by negotiation.
Home Report - Home Report valuation as at June, 2018 is £450,000, EPI rating E and Council Tax Band G.
Directions - From Keith, take the A95 road towards Banff, continue on this for approx 5 miles until a crossroads - left for Bracobrae and right for Garrowood. Turn right, drive down this straight road and take the immediate left turn over the bridge, just before the properties on both sides of the road. Follow this tarmac road to Issueburn (this road continues on to Cairnie on the A96).
Viewing - Ab+s estate agents on 01343 564123.
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