Aberdeen is some 21 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.
Old Blair is a beautifully extended farmhouse with 4 good bedrooms and a stunning Mozolowski & Murray garden room which has open views of Bennachie. There is a lovely garden and central courtyard with stables, various outbuildings and arena. 10 acres of well-defined and fenced paddocks with horse shelters and 2 separate acres of woodlands.
On entering the property from the main front door, you enter the entrance hall which has stairs leading to the upper floor and gives access to the handy cloak room. The formal lounge is a beautiful room enjoying views towards Bennachie and a stunning open fire set within a traditional mantelpiece. The lounge in turn gives access to the sitting room / home office which is a great versatile room overlooking the outside courtyard. There is an access door to the garage and stairs lead from this room up to the third bedroom. This bedroom is exceptionally bright and creatively designed to offer a dressing or sitting area with extensive storage and 4 separate velux style windows drawing in natural light. Returning to the main entrance hall, you enter the wonderful dining kitchen beautifully fitted with solid sycamore wood units and granite work tops. There is ample food preparation, storage and dining space including the central island. The Rayburn provides cooking facilities, heating and hot water, whilst the skylights windows allow for great natural light. Off the kitchen there is a versatile snug, perfect as a play room or tv room and has two windows to the courtyard. A deep cupboard provides storage. The kitchen and utility room have the original flag stone floors and the rest of the ground floor has quality oak laminate flooring all with underfloor heating. The luxury Mozolowski & Murray garden room was a wonderful addition to the home in 2011 with temperature and rain sensitive sky light windows and opens onto the garden through the French doors and further single door. The garden room has the exposed granite wall from the main house and limestone floor tiles with underfloor heating. The utility room has an exterior door to the courtyard, the day to day entrance to the home by the current owners, and has beautiful flagstone flooring, plumbed for utility appliances and a traditional style Belfast sink. Storage cupboards house the water filter system, under flooring heating system and hot water tank. Finally we return once more to the main entrance hall and the stairs lead you to the upper landing with sky light window. The master bedroom is exceptionally spacious with open views of Bennachie and a quaint traditional fireplace. Excellent storage is provided by built in wardrobes. The second full sized double bedroom also enjoys stunning open views and has a good cupboard with hanging space. The luxury bathroom, recently refurbished, has a big deep bath, sleek walk in shower with seating, wash hand basin and w.c, all with under floor heating.
With a self-contained entrance from the courtyard or accessed from the utility room in the main house, this annex creates various options for any potential buyer. For the current owners it has worked extremely well in the past as a small holiday let or for family visiting. Alternatively the space can simply be used as further space within the family home. From the courtyard there is an entrance porch which leads you into the lounge with traditional open fire. Although the kitchen area has been removed, there is still all the required connections and space allowing for it to be very easily reinstated. The bedroom is very spacious and has an ensuite shower room with corner unit, wash hand basin and traditional w.c.
The beautiful south-west facing garden is bound by a low level traditional stone wall edged with mature trees. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with creative deep borders and flower beds, all well stocked and maintained.
The south facing courtyard is tarred with a raised grass lawn in the centre, perfect for outside dining and giving a safe play area for children. This area provides ample parking facilities. There is a productive vegetable patch with polytunnel fitted with a automatic overhead watering system. Approximately 2 acres of the land is woodlands, planted with scots pine, oak and willow trees. Nestled within the woodlands is a pond.
STABLING AND OUTBUILDINGS
Situated around a central courtyard there are an array of outbuildings. The 3 individual stables have automatic water drinkers, hot & cold water and handy overhead hay storage. Double doors lead from this area directly out to the arena. The workshop has power, water & light and can be accessed from both the stables and courtyard. Small store room currently home to the chickens and lastly there is a larger store room with stone floor, power, and light. In addition to the above there is a detached bothy, currently used as a potting shed, with water, power and light.
The timber tractor shed measures 7.39m x 5.41m has double doors, power and light. The tack room measures 1.93m x 3.711 and has power, water and is plumbed for a washing machine. Adjacent to the tack room is the large horse shelter, spilt into 2, and measuring 4.23 x 3.45 with covered outside area.
In total there stands approximately 10 acres of grazing land divided into 7 fields and enclosed by electric fencing. This land is well-defined and located immediately to the front of the house facing south. Most paddocks have automatic drinker water troughs. In addition to the grazing land there is approximately 2 acres of woodland including scots pine, oak and willow trees.
There is currently planning permission being obtained for the conversion of the current outbuildings to form 2 separate 3 bedroom terraced homes with detached garages. All plans and documentation can be viewed on Aberdeenshire Council website www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk using planning reference number APP/2015/3626. Alternatively they are available upon request from the selling agent
Water Private Supply from well situated in the front garden.
Drainage Private Septic tank
Heating Heating & Hot water are provided by oil fired Rayburn
with under floor heating on the ground level and
The EPC rating for Old Blair is E.
The council tax banding for Old Blair is E, but subject to a possible change.
VIEWING AND FURTHER INFORMATION
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 Hannah Christiansen on 01224 860 710 or by email to email@example.com.
From Aberdeen travel west along the A96 Aberdeen - Inverness road and after passing Inverurie continue along this road. At the signpost for Chapel of Garioch and Pittodrie House Hotel turn left. Continue along this road, up the hill and once you arrive in the village of Chapel of Garioch turn left at the Old Post Office Tea room. Proceed for through the village for approx. 1/2 miles and Old Blair is located on the left hand side. Turn left up the shared drive way and continue straight ahead.