The property has six bedrooms, five reception rooms and has been modernised and upgraded by the current owners while retaining its period features.

Hilary Murray of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “With its fine blue granite exterior, gated driveway and landscaped gardens, Hillburn House is a special property inside and out. The current owners have tastefully cultivated a family home to relax and enjoy to the full.

“The setting is also a great asset – tucked away in the small village of Inverugie amidst the beauty of rural Aberdeenshire.  This is a superb  opportunity for a discerning purchaser to enjoy countryside living, yet within a short drive of a bustling community, schools and recreational facilities.”

The accommodation includes an impressive reception hallway, a formal lounge with open fire and bay window offering views of the garden, a sitting room also with bay window and open-plan access to the dining room. The configuration of public rooms provides versatile spaces for dining, relaxing  and entertaining. To the rear of the lounge is a second family room which could be used as a home office or playroom.

Lounge | Hillburn House

The superb contemporary kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of high-gloss units, complemented by a central peninsular with high seating for informal dining, and a good range of fitted kitchen appliances. French doors open onto a fully enclosed side courtyard. There is a cosy snug and a large utility room with additional kitchen appliances. Also on the ground floor is a useful rear hallway and cloakroom.

On the first floor, the principal bedroom is located at the front of the house, with views over the garden and has a sizeable en-suite. Four large double bedrooms are all well presented with individual décor. On the mezzanine level, a further double bedroom and large shower room complete the exceptional accommodation. Attic rooms provide an excellent amount of storage space but have also been used by the current owners for a variety of purposes including a large games room.

Hillburn House | GArden

The grounds are a particularly attractive feature of Hillburn House, with areas of lawn and ample seating areas to enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The mature trees and shrubs offer a high degree of privacy, whilst the ornate ponds  offer attractive focal points.

The outbuildings include a hot tub house, a large double garage, a stone built kennel with a store and secure courtyard.

Inverugie is a small village in rural Aberdeenshire, situated on the River Ugie. It is a short drive to the town of Peterhead but it is also within easy access of the city of Aberdeen (about 31 miles), and Aberdeen Airport (35 miles). Hillburn House has easy access to the Formartine and Buchan Way, a former railway line that stretches for many miles and is a great asset for walking and cycling.

Hillburn House is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £600,000.