East Craigiecatt is located in the sought after Netherley area which lies between Stonehaven on the coast and towards Maryculter to the west. With its vast farmland and stunning rolling countryside Netherley is a popular location for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city living and enjoy the great outdoors, whilst being only 12 miles from Aberdeen. Netherley itself has a modern primary school along with a highly regarded restaurant, The Lairhillock. Schooling is provided at Lairhillock Primary School whilst secondary education is catered for at Mackie Academy in Stonehaven. Private education is catered for both within Aberdeen and also at Lathallan School, Johnshaven. Located around 6 miles from the property is the stunning seaside town of Stonehaven.
Stonehaven is a very popular coastal town enjoying a large tourist trade throughout the year with many taking advantage of the stunning beach, tranquil harbour with bars and restaurants and large open air swimming pool. In addition the town has a real sense of community spirit with many amenities located within including an array of shops, hotels, restaurants, health centre, leisure centre, supermarket and a 18 hole golf course. Stonehaven is also home to the infamous fireballs Hogmanay celebrations, annual folk music and beer festivals, highland games and the famous Dunnottar Castle, sitting on the rugged coastline.
Aberdeen is some 12 miles, and provides all the leisure, recreational and entertainment facilities expected from the oil capital of Europe. It also provides good transport links with a mainline railway station and is host to an airport providing both domestic and international flights.
Sitting proudly on an elevated site, we are delighted to present to the market this outstanding contemporary home. Designed and constructed for the current owners some 10 years ago by internationally renowned architect Gokay Deveci, this fantastic home offers exceptionally spacious, adaptable family living with 'green, low energy' design at the forefront. Energy saving features include triple glazing, underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, solar panels for heating water and extra thick walls and roof. The property has been cleverly designed throughout to maximise on space and efficiency with well-placed and shaped windows capturing the striking views. A true wow factor of the home is the beautiful central atrium which links both the public and bedroom wings with a staircase leading to the upper floor. East Craigiecatt has been completed to the highest of standards with high quality finishes in evidence throughout including oak wood staircases, flooring and doors, Villeroy and Boch tiling along with carpeting and curtains from Gilles and fresh neutral decoration.
The property stands in around 14.4 acres of grounds which have been lovingly designed by the current owners to create a truly beautiful haven for the owners to enjoy along with the wide array of wildlife and birds that visit East Craigiecatt. The grounds have been split into large lawned gardens, two paddocks along with around 12 acres of trees planted in 2009.
On entering the property you are sure to be instantly drawn to the high quality finishes and vast, bright spaces created in each room.
Entrance hallway - Entered via a wooden exterior door with glass side panel is this spacious and most welcoming reception hallway. With a full height window overlooking the rear patio area this bright hallway has wood flooring and two storage cupboards, one housing the meters. A large walk in pantry with wood and tiled shelving provides excellent cold storage.
Cloakroom - Fitted with a two piece white suite with tiled flooring and a window to the rear.
Dining / family kitchen - This is a truly fantastic kitchen, sure to be the real hub of the family home exuding charm, light and space. Fitted with a range of solid oak, hand crafted base units with solid wood work surfaces and a Belfast style sink with stainless steel mixer tap. Exceptional 4 oven AGA with electric companion, dishwasher and ample space for fridge/freezer. This striking room has tiled flooring and a cathedral style ceiling with exposed beams, 6 skylight windows, 4 of which are electrically operated and traditional clothes pulleys. In additional to the 6 skylights are a further 4 windows each with their own shape and design to maximise on the views and natural light.
Utility room - Fitted with wood base units with solid wood work surfaces and a Belfast style sink, this spacious utility room has wood flooring and two windows to the front. Open shelving, coat hooks and central heating boiler.
Bedroom / study - A wooden staircase with balustrades leads from the reception hallway to this lovely bedroom / study with 2 skylights to the front and 2 internal feature windows which look down into the kitchen. Door to attic with water tanks.
Lounge - This beautiful lounge with cathedral style ceiling with beams has a total of 10 windows, 2 to the front, 2 French style doors to the rear and 6 skylight windows. With oak wood flooring and bespoke library shelving, the main focal point of the lounge is the stunning inglenook open fire with stone hearth and granite mantle, which has been reclaimed from an original farm building previously on site.
Central atrium - A most wonderful space full of natural light and enjoying breath-taking views towards the hills to the front and of the gardens and woodland to the rear. Doors lead to both the front and rear of the property whilst an internal double door leads to the bedroom wing. Tiled floor.
Bedroom wing - A wide hallway with 5 windows to the front, each with deep sills provides access to the 4 ground floor bedrooms. Cupboard with fuse boxes and under floor heating controls.
Guest Bedroom - This striking bedroom has 2 full height windows to the front, French style doors to the rear and a stunning triangular window feature to the side with free standing bath set in to it and positioned to take in the views. With wood flooring the ceiling is wood lined with beams and spotlights. Walk in dressing room with light.
En Suite - Beautifully appointed with a two piece white suite with shower. Extensively tiled with window to rear.
Bedrooms 3 to 5 - There are three further double bedrooms located on the ground floor each with window to the rear.
Bathroom - A large family bathroom with 3 piece white suite with large bath and wet room style shower. Full tiling and window to rear.
Upper floor - A wooden staircase from the central atrium leads to the upper floor.
Games/Family room - An exceptional room, ideal for a wide variety of uses but latterly used as a large play room. 6 skylight windows, ceiling beams and cork tiled flooring. Base units with Belfast style sink with mixer tap.
Master Bedroom Suite - Entered from the games room is a spacious study / sitting room with 4 skylights and ceiling beams. There is a large range of storage in this area with 3 wardrobes, fitted desk and low level storage cupboards. The bedroom has 3 skylight windows, ceiling beams and double doors lead to a feature balcony with spectacular views of the grounds and beyond.
En Suite - Fitted with a 2 piece white suite with separate, fully tiled shower compartment. Skylight window, ceiling beams and tiled floor.
All doors, skirting's, picture rails and staircases are finished to white oak wood throughout with the tiles being either Villeroy + Boch. Some of the skylight windows are electrically controlled as are the blinds in the kitchen and lounge. Most rooms are fitted with multi function media points. The property is also fitted with an alarm system and internal intercom.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
East Craigiecatt stands in approximately 14.4 acres of policies including garden grounds, paddocks, woodland and rough ground with listed byre. The gardens extend mainly to the front and rear of the property and are mainly laid to lawn making for easy maintenance. With an array of established trees and recently planted fruit trees the garden proves to be a beautiful haven for wildlife and birds. Front entrance gates with granite pillars leads to the tarred driveway providing parking for several vehicles and leads to the garage. To the rear of the property is a large patio area with stone chippings and external security lighting surrounds.
To the front of the property are two paddocks bounded by post and wire fencing. Further to the front is a large area of rough ground housing an original listed byre which is in a poor condition. However it is thought that this building would be suitable for development, subject to the necessary consents being obtained.
To the rear of the property is the majority of the land which has been planted to trees in 2009 to Forestry Commission standards, with rabbit proof fencing. There is full access to the woodland area with both footpath gates and larger gates allowing access for tractors and 4x4 vehicles.
The land at East Craigiecatt is registered with Scotland's Environment and Rural Services (SEARS) and has previously been registered with the Scottish Department for farming and rural affairs and is registered to keep pigs and goats and has ample capacity for small animal crofting. Chicken sheds and enclosure.
A large double garage with twin up and over electric doors, power and light. To the side is a spacious workshop with separate external access and a staircase leads to the upper level. The upper floor has a large games room with wood flooring and 4 skylight windows. It may be possible to further develop this space into a separate annex, subject to the necessary consents being obtained.
Erected in October 2007 is a 6.5 meter Proven 2.5kw wind turbine with SMA WindyBoy inverter. Rated 300 RPM the turbine is believed to provide between 2,500 to 5,000 kwh per year and a feed directly to the house. Controls are housed within the garage.
In addition there is a solar water heating system which provides hot water in the summer with additional back up reserves in the winter.
East Craigiecatt is served by mains water with drainage by means of septic tank and soak away. The house is heated by oil fired central heating with under floor heating to the ground floor and radiators supplying heat on the upper level. Each bathroom has electric under floor heating. The property has triple glazed Nordan solid wood windows with Aluminium powder-coasted casing on the outside for ease of maintenance.