Howe of Auchmill
The house is set in a private valley approached by a track about 400 metres from the A947, midway between Turriff and Banff. Turriff is a thriving town, where there is a good variety of shops and other well supported facilities including a swimming pool, library, community centre, sports centre, and golf course. The historic coastal town of Banff offers sailing facilities on the Moray Firth famed for its scenic beauty, small fishing villages and rich wildlife. There is a primary school at King Edward, 1.5 miles, and secondary education at both Turriff and Banff Academies.
The front door opens into the entrance hall which in turn leads you immediately to the large open plan mezzanine gallery. This wonderful space overlooks the interior garden below and is the perfect place to enjoy the south facing outlook over the private landscape. The lounge is a generous room with an arched glazed door opening onto the south facing balcony. The dining kitchen is central in the home with a high vaulted ceiling and beautifully hand crafted solid wood units. This room also has a multifuel stove which feeds the radiators throughout the home. The bathroom is a spacious bright room with a white three piece suite and triangular feature windows. Finally on this level is the handy utility room with space for utility appliances.
Stairs from the mezzanine gallery lead to the lower ground floor. This space is used as an open plan studio or could easily be a further relaxation or family space, which is all on open plan with the indoor garden area. Bedroom one is a full double bedroom with a corner positon and views out to the grounds. Bedroom two is equally spacious and bedroom three is also ideal as a home office or study. The shower room has a white suite and corner shower.
There is a large, glazed, bright attic space with full headroom. The attic functions as part of the air circulation design and currently is used for super dry storage. There is scope to modify this space for use as additional accommodation with the appropriate consent and approval.
In proximity to the house are the foundations of a former workshop of approximately 220 square metres of which a remaining structure is used as storage for gardening equipment. There is an opportunity for redevelopment with the appropriate consent and approval.
This is a truly unique and wonderful home set within 7 acres of secluded grounds offering a high degree of privacy.
GARDEN & LANDSCAPE
The access track leads to the driveway which encircles a lovely colourful and mature enclosed garden sited to the north front of the house. To the south there is a large lawn flanked by trees and hedging that blends into the natural landscape of valleys planted with native tree species. This private and secluded setting provides an environment for wildlife. There is approximately 1.5 acres of grass fields.
Lounge 6.5 x 3.8
Dining Kitchen 4 x 3.8
Utility room 3 x 2.40
Bathroom 3.0 x 2.70
Open plan Studio
Bedroom one 4.0 x 3.75
Bedroom two 4.0 x 3.75
Bedroom three 4.0 x 3.75
Drainage Private septic tank
Heating Passive solar heating system
Howe of Auchmill was constructed in 1990 designed to be a passive solar powered house. The concept orientates the house to be shielded from the north and positioned with a southerly aspect to admit sunlight for solar gain.
Sunlight is used to warm the air inside the house that rises up to the attic space, from where it is drawn down a well by an electric fan into a thermal mass at the base of the house. This heat energy is released in the cool of the night.
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The EPC rating for Howe of Auchmill is E.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take the A947 public road from Turriff towards Banff for exactly 5 miles. On the right hand side you will see a signpost for 'Strocherie' and 'Gairnieston' continue straight ahead on the A947 passing this turn off. Take the next exit on the left up the track and follow the track to the left. Continue down the private track for approximately 400m. Howe of Auchmill is straight ahead.
For Council Tax purposes Howe of Auchmill has been assessed as Band E.