Eden Cottage

Kirkton of Rayne, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5AH

Offers Over £320,000

  • Beautifully presented Detached Dwelling

  • Former School & School house

  • 3 good sized public rooms

  • 4 double bedrooms & study

  • Dining Kitchen with AGA

  • 2 bathrooms

  • Large gardens to rear

  • Garage & outhouse

  • Superb view of Bennachie

Eden Cottage is a beautifully presented detached house believed to date back to around 1810 and is believed to have originally been the village school and schoolhouse. Converted several years ago to provide an exceptionally spacious family home, Eden Cottage ...

Eden Cottage is a beautifully presented detached house believed to date back to around 1810 and is believed to have originally been the village school and schoolhouse. Converted several years ago to provide an exceptionally spacious family home, Eden Cottage has many appealing features throughout including working window shutters to some windows, ceiling cornicing, beams and lovely fire places. Located on a lane on the edge of the village, the property occupies a most generous sized plot with gardens extending to the front and rear and stunning views can be enjoyed over the surrounding countryside towards Bennachie.

The deceptively spacious accommodation at Eden Cottage spans two floors with most rooms overlooking the front of the property allowing a great deal of natural light to flood in. A hedge abounds the front boundary and a path leads to the front porch which is entered via a wooden exterior door with lovely views and a glazed door leads to the hallway. The spacious hallway has fresh decoration with ceiling cornicing and an under stairs cupboard with light and coat hooks. Doors from the hallway lead to the living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom and a staircase leads to the upper level. The living room is a lovely, bright and spacious room with front facing window with working shutters, ceiling cornicing and a wood burning fire with marble hearth, surround and tiled insert. Also located to the front and with working window shutters is the well-proportioned dining room with cornicing and dado rail and door providing access to the study with shelved alcove and window to the rear with working shutter. Accessed from either the dining room or inner hallway is the beautifully presented lounge, a large and exceptionally bright room thanks to 3 large windows, 2 to the front and a window to the rear with window seat. The lounge enjoys an open fire with marble hearth and surround, ceiling cornicing, shelved alcove and feature wall lights. The inner hallway provides access to a spacious bathroom with three piece white suite with walk in shower compartment and shelved alcove. A second staircase from the inner hallway leads to the upper floor. Back through to the main hallway one will find the striking dining kitchen, fitted with a wide range of wooden base units with solid wood work surfaces and a lovely triple Aga (cooking only). The kitchen enjoys tiled flooring, ceiling beams and 2 windows to the side with deep sills. Located off the kitchen is a spacious utility room with base unit, sink, tiled floor and walk in larder cupboard with power and light. A rear vestibule with tiled floor provides access to the rear garden. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor level is the beautifully and recently appointed family bathroom complete with two piece white suite with a free standing bath with claw feet and Victorian style ironmongery. The basin is set within a lovely dresser style unit and there a window to the side.
There are two separate, carpeted staircases with wooden balustrades leading to upper landings, both with storage and both providing access to two large double bedrooms. All four bedrooms on the upper floor feature front facing windows with striking views and two benefit from fitted storage. The two middle bedrooms also benefit from an interconnecting door.

Originally two separate properties, it is believed that subject to the necessary consents that the property could again be split to form two separate houses if so desired.

The property stands in beautifully tended and established garden grounds which are believed to extend to around 0.43 acre. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with a stone chipped driveway to the side and rear providing ample off street parking and leading to the large single garage. The large rear garden is mainly bounded by fencing or hedging and enjoys a great degree of privacy. Mainly laid to lawn with well stocked borders there is a patio area ideal for alfresco dining in the summer months. There is a traditional stone built outhouse with power and light along with a wooden summer house and stone built cupboard attached to the house (former entrance porch).

Heating Oil fired central heating
Electric Mains
Water Mains
Drainage Private – self cleansing bio system with soak away

The EPC rating for Eden Cottage is F.
Viewing is by arrangement only, all enquiries or requests for further information should be directed to the Sole Selling Agents, CKD Galbraith, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, AB15 9SP. Telephone enquiries should be made to Jordan Mackay on 01224 860 710 or by email to aberdeen@ckdgalbraith.co.uk.

From Aberdeen, travel on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road passing Inverurie and after the traffic lights at Inveramsay turn right signposted Whiteford. Continue ahead for some time and on entering Durno turn left signposted Kirkton of Rayne. On entering Kirkton of Rayne take the first lane on the right hand side and Eden Cottage is located ahead on the left.