Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5JH

Offers In Region £470,000

1.2 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
  • Generous and versatile accommodation over two levels
  • Diverse and productive garden grounds
  • Easy commuting to a vast array of outdoor pursuits
  • Close proximity to a wealth of local amenities
  • Gas central heating, double glazing and double garage
  • Acreage 1.25 acres

Farefield is a substantial detached family home with four/five bedrooms, three public rooms and a large dining kitchen all spanning two levels. Spacious versatile interiors flow well and provide excellent family accommodation. The driveway provides parking for multiple vehicles and leads to the large double garage with ample workshop space. The lovely wrap-around gardens offer a great deal of privacy with space to relax and enjoy the rural setting. An attractivelifestyle is guaranteed at Farefield, with the extensive 1.25 acre garden grounds offering so much potential to the home owner. The property has been thoughtfully maintained by the current owners over the last twenty years. A small proportion of the original property was built with what is known as ‘Dorran’ construction, however the property has since been significantly upgraded and extended and as per the home report the property provides standard security for mortgage lending. Spacious interiors have been decorated with neutral décor throughout, contemporary oak internal doors have been fitted and contemporary bathrooms along with newly replaced external soffits and guttering are just some of Farefield’s benefits. The home is entered via the welcoming vestibule and hallway, which leads on to all further accommodation. The lounge is a particularly spacious room with a large south facing box bay window to the front which floods the space with light, side facing patio doors which lead into the garden, and a beautiful feature wood burning stove. On semi-open plan is the formal dining room, which is a lovely space to dine and entertain. Located adjacent is the dining kitchen which is an impressively bright room with windows to three sides. There are a wide range of kitchen units and appliances and ample space for family living and dining. The rear hallway provides excellentstorage space and the porch leads into the side and rear gardens. The master suite comprises a large double bedroom, walk-in dressing room with a wide range of built-in furniture and a contemporary en-suite bathroom which is fitted with a four-piece suite. An additional ground floor room is currently being used as a study but would also be ideal as a fifth bedroom if required. The inner hallway leads to the handy utility room and the upper floor accommodation. Travelling upstairs, the bright landing provides access to all remaining rooms. There are three good sized double bedrooms, all of which are fitted with built-in storage and take in wonderful open views over the countryside. Completing the accommodation is the striking family bathroom which is fitted with a sleek five-piece suite.GARDEN GROUNDSHaving been planned and developed over the years the layout of the garden creates a diverse oasis of greenery in which to meander. Thoughtfully planted borders are combined with mature woodland areas. Decorative displays including a delightful pond are there to catch the eye at every angle. The wild flower patches are especially attractive as is the Pergola sitting area with a wisteria canopy and a pergola walk way. An ideal pet and child friendly area, the gardens provide the perfect playground complete with a zip line to enjoy. A productive vegetable plot has raised beds, fruit cages and a range of fruit trees providing a good level of sustainability to the property. There is also a Greenhouse with light, power and water, two garden sheds, a potting shed, wood store and Kennel. The well-equipped summer house has extensive views and could make a great office or studio. Further sheltered seating spots are ideal for the family to enjoy all the seasons together.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Vestibule, Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Dining Kitchen/Family area, Master Bedroomwith Dressing Area and Bathroom En-Suite, Bedroom, Rear Porch.First Floor: Three Bedrooms, Bathroom with W.C.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Water MainsElectricity MainsDrainage Septic TankTenure FreeholdHeating Gas CHCouncil Tax Band GEPC Band DFarefield is located in Crathes which is a small rural community lying to the north of the River Dee some 4 miles east of Banchory on Royal Deeside. The community is spread from the riverbank to the foot of the Hill of Fare and between the town of Banchory in the West to Drumoak in the east. Crathes has a primary school, retail and craft centre, railway restoration project, football fields, event fields and the world famous National Trust for Scotland Crathes Castle & Gardens. Crathes has a superb community feel with a local hall providing many events. The area is one of natural beauty with views up the Dee valley into the Cairngorms. Nearby Banchory, considered to be the gateway to Royal Deeside, is a popular town located along the picturesque River Dee and overlooked by the renowned Scolty Hill. Within Banchory there is a good range of amenities, including specialist shopping, two large supermarkets, banking,restaurants, coffee shops, a garden centre, hotels, library, health centre and several dentists. There are pre-school facilities available in addition to two primary schools and Banchory Academy which caters for secondary education. Banchory Sports Village provides sporting facilities, including a six lane swimming pool. There are countless outdoor leisure activities available, including hill walking, horse riding, fishing, gliding and golf. Banchory is also well located for access to the ski resorts at Glenshee and the Lecht during the winter months.There is also ease of access to the AWPR* at Milltimber or Maryculter, providing a quicker commute to areas north and south of the city centre, including Aberdeen International Airport which is less than a half hour drive. Within Aberdeen there are regular train services, including a sleeper to King’s Cross London. Aberdeen provides all the services of a major city, including business, leisure and health facilities, theatres and cinemas, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling including Robert Gordon’s College, St Margaret’s, and Albyn as well as the International school at Pitfodels. There are two universities and several colleges of further education. Lathallanis a private school near Stonehaven. *AWPR – Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route