Inverurie Aberdeenshire AB51 South Leylodge Farmhouse, Kintore

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Features at a glance

  • Versatile property with excellent connections.
  • Stone-built feature fireplace with a log-burning stove.
  • 21 ft. kitchen and breakfast room.
  • Charming exposed timbers and brickwork.
  • Cottage/annexe
  • Ample parking
  • Detached stone-built garage
  • Brick terrace flows around the main home
  • Linked solar battery, Solar panel, PV system

Traditional farmhouse with fabulous cottage close to Aberdeen.

A beautifully maintained traditional farmhouse with fabulous cottage close to Aberdeen.

Inverurie 5.7 miles, Westhill 8 miles, Aberdeen Airport 8.2 miles, Kingswells 10.6 miles, Aberdeen 13.5 miles

Reception hall | Sitting room | Study/bedroom 4 | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility | 3 Bedrooms | Family bathroom | Large gardens | Garage | 1 Bedroom cottage | EPC rating D

Cottage/annexe Open plan sitting room with kitchen/dining | Bedroom | Bathroom | EPC rating C

The property South Leylodge Farmhouse offers an exciting opportunity to purchase a versatile property with excellent connections to Aberdeen and beyond. It offers a light-filled main home with a range of stylish accommodation across two floors and an attractive annexe with excellent potential for rental or multi-generational living.

The main home is entered via a central reception hall with a stairway and store cupboard, opening initially into the two corniced bay windowed rooms. The sitting room has a cosy stone-built feature fireplace with a log-burning stove and the second room is currently being used as a bedroom. Further is the 21 ft. kitchen and breakfast room, with its range of handsome exposed timbers and brickwork, comprising an array of wooden wall and base cabinetry, worksurfaces and appliances, with ample space to dine. From here is a useful adjacent utility room and a multi-aspect study. Completing the floor is a study/bedroom 4 and a family bathroom with separate walk-in shower.

Occupying the first floor is a pair of bright and well-proportioned bedrooms with elevated aspects through bay windows.

Cottage/Annexe Behind the farmhouse is the single-storey stone-built vaulted cottage, which benefits from a generously sized sitting room with a feature stone fireplace opening to a kitchen, as well as a bedroom, modern shower room and a private sun terrace.

Outside The property lies within a picturesque rural plot with far-reaching countryside aspects, approached via a gated brick-laid driveway with low stone walls surrounding. There is ample parking and a detached stone-built garage further. The brick terrace flows around the main home, with a decorative pond and planter.

The main home also benefits from solar panels. The garden flows further into large lush divided lawns, which feature a wealth of colourful herbaceous planting schemes, hedging, taller trees and an established kitchen garden.

Location Kintore is a popular rural village with a wide range of local amenities, including shops, a Post Office, eateries, golf and bowling clubs, a mainline railway station and pretty country and riverside walks. It also enjoys convenient access to Inverurie, a wealth of well-regarded schooling options and to the business parks located at both Kingswells and Westhill. The A90 and A96 are within easy reach, giving access to the M90 motorway and to various regional centres, including the thriving city of Aberdeen, with a wealth of culture, recreational activities, shopping, restaurants and amenities on offer.

General Local Authority: Aberdeenshire Council

Services: Water – mains, Drainage – private, Electricity – mains, Heating - oil and air source

Linked solar battery, Solar panel, PV system

Council Tax: Band F Tenure: Freehold Fixtures & Fittings: Blinds, white goods and light fittings

Wayleaves and easements: The property is sold subject to any wayleaves or easements, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

This property has 0.46 acres of land.

Outside

The beautifully maintained landscaped garden at South Leylodge Farmhouse & Cottage is a particular feature and enhances the already superlative setting. The well-stocked mature garden is both sheltered and easily maintained. There are a multitude of elements to the garden to attract the eye. Paths lead you to the many rooms of this special garden.

Mainly laid to lawn, the garden contains several beds bursting with plants, shrubs and flowers. The large lawns are suitable for children's play areas. There are two paved terraces, offering shelter for al fresco cooking and dining; perfect for a morning coffee or an evening aperitif. Beyond the terraces is the productive kitchen garden with raised vegetable and fruit beds and a fragrant herb garden. There are two sheds and a useful poly tunnel. To the south of this area is a small orchard with apple, cherry and plum trees.

The property has ample parking and a garage with power. There is a shared driveway to the rear of the site which gives access to the garage. A raised pond is an attractive feature of the courtyard/driveway. The property is bounded by a stane dyke and post and wire fencing. The country garden attracts an abundance of wildlife.

Situation

South Leylodge Farmhouse & Cottage is located in a rural area about 2 miles south of Kintore and 3 miles north of Dunecht. This is an area of open countryside with mixed farming and woodlands. The house is within easy commuting distance of Aberdeen, the ‘Oil Capital of Europe’ which is only 14 miles to the east.

Leylodge, the nearby hamlet, comprises a collection of homes. There is a small store at Dunecht, but most day to day shopping and services would be in Westhill Kintore or Inverurie. Sainsbury’s plan to open a store in Kintore and there is a proposal to reopen Kintore railway station. Primary schooling is in Kintore with a free bus pick up outside South Leylodge Farmhouse. A new primary school in Kintore is scheduled to open April 2015.

The amenities in the area are exceptional. Inverurie (6 miles) is a vibrant market town and a popular commuter town with a railway station allowing frequent services to Aberdeen and beyond, three supermarkets (including a Marks & Spencer), restaurants, a garden centre, hotels, health centre, dentists, library, banks and retail parks. Sporting facilities include tennis, cricket, an 18 hole golf course, fishing on the rivers Don and Ury with mountain biking and hill walking available nearby. The location of South Leylodge Farmhouse and Cottage is ideal for commuters. Westhill is a thriving suburb of Aberdeen, with many recently opened office developments. Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Costco supermarkets are nearby and there will be a junction onto the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route about 7 miles to the east. Consequently this is an ideal country location yet only a few minutes from all the facilities of a thriving town.

Aberdeen provides all the ancillary leisure, recreational, shopping entertainment and cultural facilities expected of the oil capital. Its status as the oil capital provides the city with an airport situated to the north of the city which has an extensive range of domestic and international flights. Aberdeen benefits from direct flights to London’s airports and Amsterdam for further international travel. There are also regular inter-city services from the city’s railway station.

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