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Property Sold STC in , Alford
Offers in Excess of £395,000

Sold STC
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OFFERS OVER £395,000

We are delighted to have been instructed to market this stunning B listed former school house with a great deal of history behind it. Nestled within beautiful Donside it enjoys unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside and offers superb gardens and outdoor spaces. The traditional granite cottage has had a very tasteful and well designed extension added by the current owner that blends in perfectly with the original property. You will fall for its wonderful charm the more you explore. The old classroom has been incorporated into the main house and provides a stunning formal lounge and dining room. This property offers peace and tranquility along with total privacy. The property is south facing and sits within a walled garden of approximately 1 acre which is laid with mature lawns, orchard and fruit garden along with vegetable plot. There are also granite outbuildings currently used as stables, a single garage, log store and dog run. It benefits from oil fired central heating and partial double glazing. The private water supply has a filtration system and the well has been recently serviced. Waste is to a fully registered septic tank.
Entrance hall, cloak room, kitchen/dining/living room, formal lounge/dining room, master bedroom with en suite shower room, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, utility room and study.



There is over 6 acres of land on offer with the property consisting of pasture and native Scottish woodland. There are also a range of outbuildings and a fully lit arena.



A building plot is also available ( 0.6 acre Approx ) with full planning permission for a one and a half storey property. All services are available to the plot.

Leochel Cushnie is situated 5 miles from the thriving and ever popular village of Alford. It offers a wide range of local amenities including the new community campus providing nursery, primary and secondary schooling as well as swimming pool and library. The local independent shops and businesses provide for every day requirements and there is a newly refurbished coop supermarket. There is and easy commute to the city and the business parks at Westhill and Kingswells. If you love the outdoors then the area provides endless walks, cycle trails and horse riding.
Travelling from Aberdeen on the A944 Alford Road, continue through Tillyfourie and then take a left turn signposted Tough. Continue along this road for approximately three miles, past the Muggathaugh hotel on the right. At the crossroads continue straight and travel on this road until you reach a T Junction. Turn right and the property is a short distance on the right hand side.


Entrance Hall

This is part of the modern extension to the property and is a bright and very welcoming entrance hall on two levels. The roof window floods the area with natural light and it is freshly decorated in white. The floor and steps are fitted with natural stone coloured tiling.

Cloak room - 7' 9'' x 3' 9'' (2.35m x 1.15m)

Situated off the main hall, it is fitted with a two piece white suite and the floor is fully tiled.

Dining Kitchen/living room - 26' 11'' x 18' 1'' (8.20m x 5.50m)

This is a superb open plan space which incorporates a large fully fitted kitchen in solid oak with granite style work surfaces. The white ceramic sink and drainer has chrome mixer and there is plumbing for dishwasher. The large window provides lots of natural light and a view over the beautiful front garden. There is a large multi fuel range cooker with double oven and gas top including wok burner. Ample space is provided for a large table and chairs ideal for everyday dining and the floor is finished in hardwood.

Living area

Situated off the kitchen this very cosy sitting area has exposed granite wall with large open fireplace housing a wood burner. The large windows to the side flood the room with light and the steps lead down to the double doors giving access to the patio and front garden. The high ceiling has a central pendent light and the floor is finished in hardwood.

Formal Lounge/dining room - 32' 6'' x 14' 9'' (9.90m x 4.50m)

This absolutely stunning room is the old school class room and has four full length windows to the side and vaulted ceiling with beautiful exposed pitch pine beams and original gas lantern now operating on electric. The lounge area has an exposed granite wall with feature fireplace, solid elm mantle with live edge, wood burning stove and curved stone (Cassie) hearth. To the rear is a large dining area ideal for those family gatherings and formal dinner parties. Sit and enjoy this superb space and appreciate the history within. The room is freshly decorated and has hard wood flooring.

Study - 17' 3'' x 9' 10'' (5.27m x 3.0m)

Situated to the left of the entrance hall and also part of the extension is this further reception room currently used as a study. It has feature vaulted ceiling with oak beams and two sash style windows to the front with traditional deep wooden sills. It provides a range of uses, is freshly decorated in white and has stone floor tiling.

Utility room - 11' 1'' x 10' 6'' (3.38m x 3.21m)

An absolute must for this type of property is a large utility/ boot room and this certainly is that. The modern base units are finished with solid wood work surfaces, traditional Belfast sink with chrome mixer and there is plumbing for washing machine. The two windows provide lots of natural light and they are also finished with solid oak sills. There is a large double and a single built in cupboard providing excellent storage and they are fitted with solid oak doors. The floor is fitted with stone tiling.

Inner hall

This provides access to the bedrooms and front porch and has a large storage cupboard and under stair cupboard. It is fully carpeted.

Family bathroom - 10' 7'' x 9' 5'' (3.23m x 2.86m)

A fabulous bathroom with three piece white suite consisting of feature roll top bath with hand held shower attachment, wash hand basin and WC. The traditional tiled fireplace with solid wood mantle has been left and fits beautifully into the room. It is tastefully decorated and has hardwood flooring.

Master bedroom - 13' 0'' x 12' 4'' (3.96m x 3.75m)

A large double bedroom to the front of the property with traditional sash window overlooking the garden. There is a double storage cupboard and fully fitted carpet.

En Suite - 10' 6'' x 6' 6'' (3.19m x 1.97m)

A well appointed shower room with fully tiled corner cubicle incorporating mains shower, stylish vanity unit with sink and mixer and WC. There is a large built in storage cupboard with mirrored doors and the floor is fully tiled with underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2 - 19' 6'' x 13' 9'' (5.94m x 4.18m)

This is a very substantial room with sash window overlooking the garden. It is freshly decorated and has a fully fitted carpet.

Upper landing

The carpeted stair has traditional white balustrade and leads to the upper landing giving access to the two upstairs bedrooms. There is a sky light window, storage shelving and large storage cupboard.

Bedroom 3 - 14' 6'' x 14' 1'' (4.42m x 4.29m)

A large double bedroom with dormer bay window to the front with views over the garden and surrounding countryside. It is freshly decorated and has a fully fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 - 14' 4'' x 13' 6'' (4.36m x 4.11m)

A fourth double bedroom with dormer style bay window to the front. It is freshly decorated and has a fully fitted carpet.

Front porch

A useful front porch with windows to either side and half glazed solid wood door leading to the front garden. It has painted wood panelling to dado height and wood effect flooring.


To the back of the property there is a stone outbuilding with two stables, tack room and store. There is access to the neighbouring paddock to the side.


The large gravel driveway provides parking for several cars and leads to a stone built garage to the rear with purpose built dog run attached. There is also a log store located beneath the property.


To the front of the property is a large and very private south facing garden with mature lawn, trees and shrubs. The patio area provides space for enjoying that morning cuppa or alfresco dining. There is a raised herb garden and endless spots to sit, relax and enjoy this sunny haven. To the rear is a fruit garden and lawn that connects with the burn. It is fully enclosed and gated.


On offer is just over 6 acres of land made up of pasture and Scottish native woodland. The pasture has access to water and the neighbouring burn. There is a fully lit arena and large gravelled area. The range of out buildings include a large hay barn, workshop with power and light and shelter. These could provide a multitude of uses.


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Name Location Type Distance
Alford AB33 8LH
County: Aberdeenshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: ABER0144
Gary Moyse