4 bedroom detached house for sale

Lintmill Of Boyne, Banff, AB45

Under Offer £375,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful family home
  • Suitable for equestrian use
  • Traditional stone and slate steading
  • 4 acre paddock included
  • Nearby the town of Banff
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The perfect rural idyll with period family house, extensive versatile buildings and land

Location

Lintmill of Boyne is situated in a peaceful and secluded rural location about a mile inland from the coastline of the Moray Firth and about 2 miles to the east of the village of Portsoy.

The local area is famed for its breathtaking scenery: there are several picturesque villages situated along the rugged Moray/Banffshire coastline which is interspersed with cliffs and sheltered sandy beaches. There is a blue flag beach at Cullen and further spectacular sheltered coves at Sandend, Banff and Pennan. The nearby village of Portsoy provides basic everyday facilities including a supermarket and primary school. The attractive and historic harbour is home to the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival every year which engages up to 16,000 people in the celebrations.

To the east is the nearby historic town of Banff which lies at the mouth of the River Deveron. This famous salmon and sea trout fishing river enters the Moray Firth along with other legendary salmon rivers including the rivers Spey and Findhorn to the west. The town is also famed for its excellent golf course at Duff House Royal and another royal course in neighbouring Macduff Royal Tarlair. Duff House itself is also an important landmark and was designed by William Adam in 1730. Banff provides everyday facilities including a wide range of shops, primary and secondary schools, a new community and sports centre and a marina at Banff harbour.

Lintmill of Boyne is almost equidistant between Aberdeen at 50 miles away and Inverness about 65 miles. There are railway stations at Keith and Huntly both about 17 miles away providing easy access to both cities, each of which has an airport with regular domestic and international flights. Both also offer a wide range of amenities including excellent shopping facilities, restaurants, galleries, clubs and theatres.

Description

Lintmill of Boyne nestles in a secluded idyllic situation above the Burn of Boyne. The only residential property visible from the house is the Old Lintmill itself which was converted into a holiday let and lies about 50 metres to the northwest of the property.

Lintmill of Boyne offers the purchaser the rare combination of a well maintained and sympathetically extended period house with spacious family accommodation, an extensive range of farm and other outbuildings ideally suited to equestrian use and subject to planning permission to other alternative uses. In addition there is a sand school and 4 acre grass paddock suitable for grazing a number of horses or other livestock.

The house is of traditional construction with stone walls which were re-harled in 2012/13 under a slate roof and built on two storeys. The oldest part of the house dates from about 1750 and is probably contemporary with the nearby Old Lintmill which is a listed building. The house was at some point sub-divided into two cottar houses after World War II. The current owner acquired the property in 1991 and has carried out a number of sympathetic improvements in keeping with the period and style of the original house.

Externally, new rear and front porches have been added. Many of the original sash and casement windows have been maintained and supplemented by secondary glazing. Where windows have been replaced they have been renewed with timber sash and casement style double glazed units.

Internally the accommodation has been modernised in keeping with the period of the house including using restored salvaged timber doors, maintaining the open fireplaces and supplementing the open fire in the kitchen with a wood burning stove. All the flues in the house including the bedroom flues have been clay lined with a further internal stainless steel liner in the clay liner serving the kitchen stove. The range cooker in the dining room has been retained which supplements the hot water heating system from a back boiler.

More modern touches include the use of Amtico Click Smart vinyl flooring in the kitchen, rear hall and other heavily trafficked areas. There is a newly fitted downstairs bathroom with a large walk in shower cubicle fed from the mains supply, an Adelphi wash hand basin in keeping with the period fittings in the upstairs bathroom as well as a good quality steel bath to match the restored cast iron bath in the upstairs bathroom.

The accommodation provides spacious family living space with a fully fitted kitchen with all the usual fitted appliances as well as a wall mounted flat screen TV. There is a separate utility room, living room with attractive baby brick fireplace, dining room and modern bathroom on the ground floor. From the main hall a staircase with hardwood banister leads to a rear landing serving two bedrooms and a family bathroom. The front landing then gives access to the two principal bedrooms with large bright dormer windows and a further shower room. Floor plans are included on these particulars.

Square Footage: 3,352 sq ft
Acreage: 6.5 Acres


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16 July 2018

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  • Keith (13.7 mi)
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