North Lodge

Fetteresso, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 3UR

Offers Over £375,000

2 acres

Bedroom Count icon 3

Reception Count icon 1

  • 2 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms
  • Picturesque countryside cottage with double garage
  • 2 acres of sustainable eco grounds including hay meadow and woodland
  • Organic vegetable plots and Orchard with an abundance of produce
  • Small holding potential with poultry barn onsite
  • Easy access to Stonehaven and a wealth of local amenities

Very rarely does the opportunity arise to purchase such a picturesque property with a striking 2acres only minutes from the seaside town of Stonehaven. The location is truly delightful. Panoramic views of the surrounding fields are visible from every angle and a sense of tranquillity is abundant. Country roads from Stonehaven are quiet and often used for recreational walking. North Lodge was built in the mid-19th century and has been maintained by the current owners, offering comfortable accommodation spanning over two levels and the picturesque exterior sets the tone for a warm and inviting interior. The real labour of love at North Lodge is the outstanding dedication by the currentowners to develop the surrounding two acres into something very special. Overflowing with life,and with a huge abundance of different plant species, the grounds have been transformed into anoasis for wildlife with a mixture of magnificent woodlands, meadows, vegetable beds and pondsattracting many forms of wildlife. The accommodation, location and grounds at North Lodge really offer a unique opportunity to any buyer the ability to take up the reigns, explore and develop whilst fully enjoying the sustainable lifestyle that the property offers. The accommodation within North Lodge comprises of the following. Entrance through the utility room which benefits from ample storage leading through to the dining kitchen. A well-proportioned dining room offers a place for entertaining or family dining. The log burner and exposed brick nook are an eye catching feature and add a good degree of warmth to the room. The shutters for the sash and case double glazed windows are all fully working. The formal front door offers alternative access and the inner hallway gives way to a shower room and carpeted staircase to theupper level. The spacious ground floor bedroom has views to the garden and provides versatileaccommodation as required. The lounge completes the ground floor accommodation and thewindows act like frames to the garden views and also allow a high ingress of natural light to floodin. The lounge is well proportioned with a log stove in the original fireplace and ample space forfree standing furniture and again the sash and case windows have been recently replaced andbenefit from working shutters. On the upper floor, two good sized bedrooms enjoy elevated viewsto the grounds, countryside and sea beyond. A WC handily services the two bedrooms and thereis ample storage in both.Ground Floor: Rear vestibule, kitchen, Utility room, dining room, front hall, showeroom, bedroom,loungeFirst Floor: Second Floor: Two double bedrooms and WCNorth Lodge has 2 acres of garden grounds. A driveway offers parking for a good number ofvehicles and leads to the double garage. Over 30 years of planting has created a most uniquehaven at North Lodge from what was once a small holding. Truly idyllic, it is not until you start tomeander through un made paths that the extent of what the grounds offer becomes apparent.The use of reclaimed materials is evident throughout the grounds and there is a useful barn whichcurrently houses chickens and has a large workshop area. A well-stocked wood shed with logsplitter is situated to the rear of the garage and there is a convenient potting shed adjacent to thehouse. Cultivated over the decades, the mature woodland now provides a natural habitat for a vast array of wildlife. The trees open up to two beautiful wildflower and hay meadows, an amphitheatrefor colour and nature. The present owner’s dedication to plant selection and nurturing steadygrowth has been second to none. The organic vegetable plots and appealing orchard supply anabundance of produce. Water taps and an electricity point have been placed conveniently forthe vegetable garden with two greenhouses which will remain. Hedging has been used to createdivisions between areas of the grounds providing shelter and nesting areas. The formal gardenwith lawn and flower beds lead up to the property. Thoughtful planting and mature trees providecolour, depth and shade whilst a sunny patio offers a place to sit, relax and enjoy the view. Theherb garden provides an array of plants to pick and use along with the rest of the produce to handthroughout the seasons. The grounds reflect superbly the current owners’ desire to work withnature, creating a magnificent eco environment to live and work in.Water -MainsElectricity -Mains Tenure -Freehold Heating -OilCouncil Tax - Band GEPC -EDrainage - Cess Pit Stonehaven is a town in the north east of Scotland, located 13 miles south of Aberdeen. The townhas been a traditional tourist destination for many years as it benefits from a delightful harbourarea with fine traditional pubs and restaurants. Stonehaven is excellently situated for transportand the train station is served by frequent services to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and the EastCoast Line to London. The town is adjacent to the A90 allowing easy access to Aberdeen andthe north; Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow to the south. Stonehaven itself has nursery, primaryand secondary education and a real sense of community amongst the town. Stonehaven is at thesouthern end of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route which allows rapid access to AberdeenAirport and business areas to the west and north of Aberdeen together with all the leisure,recreational and entertainment facilities expected from the oil capital of Europe.