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OUTSTANDING RURAL PROPERTY IN STUNNING LOCATION OFFERING PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY.
SET WITHIN 4.5 ACRES, SUITABLE FOR EQUESTRIAN AND LIVESTOCK.
Call Gary on 07810010053 to arrange a viewing.
We are delighted to offer to the market this exceptional 4/5-bedroom steading conversion in the heart of Donside, just a few minutes from the thriving village of Alford. It has been thoughtfully extended and upgraded by the current owners and offers beautifully presented accommodation that is finished to a very high standard. It benefits from oil fired central heating, double glazing and wood burning stove while offering excellent potential to further develop if required. Set within approximately 4.5 acres of garden/grounds, it offers total privacy, peace and tranquillity. Sit and unwind in the colourful rear garden or relax on the decked area and listen to the original mill waterwheel. The land offers paddocks, ideal for equestrian or livestock, wetlands, perfect for the local wildlife, hard standing that would offer the potential of an arena and a range of garden areas and walkways. Take a wander down to the Burn of Leochel and the weir, you may even catch a glimpse of a salmon. This truly is a dream of a location, and we anticipate early interest in this one, so recommend an early viewing.
Woolmill is situated in the quiet rural hamlet of Craigievar just a few minutes' drive from the popular and thriving village of Alford. There is an excellent local primary school and community hall along with the renowned Craigievar Castle offer superb country walks. The property is also perfectly placed for exploring Donside and Royal Deeside as well as the Cairngorm National Park. The very welcoming community of Alford has all the local amenities required including the modern community campus offering nursery, primary and secondary schools along with swimming pool, sports facilities and library. There is also a medical centre, dental practice, chemist, post office and a host of other shops, cafes and takeaways. The coop supermarket caters well for everyday requirements, along with a craft butcher and baker. Leisure facilities include newly opened gym, 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, bowling, dry ski centre and the renowned Haughton and Murray parks. There is an easy commute to the business parks at Westhill and Kingswells, along with Aberdeen city and airport and the larger market town on Inverurie is only 30 minutes away.
Vestibule, Lounge/dining room, dining kitchen, utility room, 4 bedrooms, office/bedroom 5, bathroom and shower room.
Travelling from Aberdeen, at Westhill take a left onto the B9119 Tarland Road and continue for approximately 22 miles. At the staggered crossroads take a right turn onto the B980 towards Alford. Continue for a further 3 miles and once past the entrance to Craigievar Castle on the left, Woolmill is the next turning on the right.
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A bright and welcoming entrance where you get the perfect introduction to this beautiful home. The fully glazed door leads through to the lounge and the glass fronted extension gives a view of the rear garden and decking. The fully carpeted stair has a mix of white and glass balustrade and leads to the upper accommodation.
Stunning formal lounge/diner that is flooded with natural light from the patio sliding door and square bay windows just made for an occasional chair to sit and enjoy the private front garden and surrounding countryside. The main focal point to this room is the multi fuel wood burner set on a tile hearth with natural timber effect ceramic tiling, just perfect for those chilly winter nights. This generous room has ample space for a large dining table and chairs along with additional free-standing furniture. The room is very tastefully decorated including feature wallpaper and is fully carpeted.
What is there not to like in this superb and beautifully fitted dining kitchen. The wide range of wall, base and full height units in a contrasting dark blue and soft grey finish are perfectly complemented by the mix of bespoke solid granite and white square edge work surfaces and slate grey tiling. Another stunning feature is the large oil-fired Aga in dove grey offering a range of ovens, cooking and warming plates along with offering a steady source of heat. Further integrated appliances include a full height larder fridge and freezer and dishwasher. The stylish Belfast style sink has a flexi mixer tap and there is a larder cupboard with pull out racks, corner carousel and concealed waste bin. The breakfast bar offers space for informal dining and the central island is the perfect preparation area. The twin windows have deep sills, and the floor is finished in a coloured slate flagstone.
Entered via a sliding door from the kitchen is this excellent utility room with access to the rear garden via the half-glazed door. It is fitted with matching dark blue wall and base units with solid oak work surfaces, a Belfast sink with mixer tap. Here you will find plumbing and housing for a free-standing washing machine and the private water filtration system. There is slate grey wall tiling and the slate flag stone floor continues.
A bright and well-presented hallway with two windows with traditional deep sills, giving access to the downstairs sleeping accommodation and bathrooms, with partial wood panelling and fully fitted carpet.
An impressive and bright master with dual aspect, including patio doors providing a views and access to the tranquil front garden and surrounding scenery. This room has twin fitted wardrobes providing shelved and hanging space and space for free standing furniture, It is tastefully decorated in wallcovering and fully carpeted to complement.
A well-appointed shower room with aqua panelled shower cubicle incorporating twin large and small rain heads, white wall mounted rectangular wash hand basin and WC. Fitted product unit with display shelving, chrome ladder heated towel rail. The ceiling is also fully lined for low maintenance and the space is perfectly finished in stylish wallcovering and ceramic floor tiles with underfloor heating.
A beautiful guest bedroom with a view of the rear courtyard garden and deep sill for dispay items. This room is tastefully decorated in tones of green and fully carpeted.
Bedroom 3 is a good-sized double, currently utilised as a dressing room with a wide range of fitted and free-standing storage. It has a fully fitted carpet.
A beautifully appointed family bathroom with a modern free standing extra deep bath and black wall mounted taps, shower cubicle with black rainwater and handheld, large rectangular sink incorporating a wooden shelf unit and push button WC. This stylish bathroom is fully aqua panelled in soft textured grey for easy cleaning and has a window with a deep sill, chrome ladder style heated towel rail and the floor is nicely finished off with contrasting vinyl.
Bedroom 4 is situated upstairs and is another good-sized double room with a Velux window making it very light and airy. Fully carpeted with walk in access to the loft large loft area.
This fantastic and very versatile space is currently on open plan to the upper landing and offers the perfect office space which is flooded with natural light due to the velux windows. There is a fitted storage cupboard and fully fitted carpet. This could also be utilised as another quiet sitting area or even a fifth bedroom.
Entered via the fourth bedroom is this large L shaped, partially floored loft that offers excellent storage but could offer further potential for conversion to further accommodation.
Situated at one end of the property is this former tack room that again offers great potential. It has been fitted with double UPVC glass doors and would make an excellent studio, home office, music room etc. You could also access the loft area from here or join to the master bedroom.
Perfectly located to get the most sun and best views of the front garden and adjoining land and countryside is this spacious sunroom. There is power and light and access to the garage.
A large double garage with pitched roof for extra storage, twin up and over doors, power light and concrete floor. There is ample space for workshop area and storage.
Attached to the side of the garage are two large stables one of which has kick boards. there is also an adjoining small, enclosed yard. The area to the side is a recently planted, young orchard featuring apple, cherry, pear and plum trees.
A very generous timber barn/workshop with double doors that is perfect for hay storage or further garaging. This barn is perfect for sectioning into parts for keeping the animals safe and warm in the winter months or it would make a very spacious workshop. Timber Car port to the side of the barn.
To the rear of the property is a fully enclosed courtyard garden with an area of decking accessed via the glass door from the kitchen, just perfect for alfresco dining. There is a further raised decking area perfect for summer entertaining, along with a circular platform to sit a fire pit. The raised beds contain a range of shrubs and perennials that give all year colour to this very attractive and private space. There is a further low maintenance area with large high quality cedar greenhouse, just perfect for cultivating and growing home produce. To the side is a wood cutting area with timber log store, and a further enclosed area of lawn. To the front is a large area of lawn with a range of planting and a large timber pergola running from the lounge patio doors. To the rear of the summer house is a very private spot with decking area providing ample space for outdoor seating. This tranquil area is bordered by the burn which will power the original mill wheel. Just stunning.
You will never grow tired of walking within your own piece of heaven with the wetland with central island, wild gardens, open paddocks, some planted with willow, Enjoy the local wildlife and beautiful scenery throughout the seasons. There are also other penned areas, one currently housing the owners' pigs, large poly tunnel and area of hard standing that could provide a multitude of uses. Whether you are looking for equestrian, smallholding, or just want a glorious rural retreat, then Woolmill should fit the bill.
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