Cowhill House and Kennels

Rothienorman, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 8UX

Offers Over £445,000

4 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • 2 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
  • 2 modern Dog Kennel blocks
  • Secluded and private location
  • For Sale or Lease
  • Around 4 acres
  • Additional land by separate negotiation

With an unrivalled level of potential for any new purchaser, Cowhill House and Kennels offers the opportunity to live and potentially work within a most attractive landscape. The current owners have worked meticulously and to a high level of detail to present for sale a complete package consisting of a beautiful contemporary, energy efficient new build home with two well-maintained, state of the art, purpose built dog kennel blocks The kennels are fitted out to the standard required for licensing as boarding kennels. The woodland around the site is in the vendors ownership and allows for private dog walking within a 50 acre fenced block.Located towards the south west of the plot with the main elevation facing east, the recently completed four bedroom single storey dwelling house has a most commanding vista. The panoramic backdrop takes in all that the local landscape has to offer and the views over to Bennachie forever provide an attractive natural element which can be enjoyed at any time of day, or throughout the changing seasons. The house itself, has been completed to a high standard and specification. Particular emphasis been placed on energy efficiency and sustainability by combining exceptional levels of insulation, air source heat pump, underfloor heating, log burning stove and solar PV panels to make a very comfortable and economical home. The use of Scottish Larch cladding to the exterior emphasis the desire to reflect the rural location. Upon entering the vestibule, the atmosphere is light and airy. Tinted white walls feature throughout the accommodation and accentuate the high degree of natural light flooding in at every opportunity. Good quality UPVC doors have been fitted externally and internally solid wood doors with decorative glazing compliment the interior well. Storage space has been amply catered for throughout the property, with cupboards and/or fitted wardrobes featuring in most of the rooms.The open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen offers a contemporary family living space. The centrally located wood burner set on a slate hearth provides warmth and a focal feature brining both the lounge and dining room together. Patio doors from the dining area open to give access to a large deck and patio area overlooking Benachie. The kitchen has a comprehensive range of sleek grey wall and base units with inbuilt appliances in place. A peninsular work surface provides an informal breakfast bar with space for high seating. The co-ordinating utility room has space for additional white goods and an exterior door gives access to the rear of the property. The family bathroom has generous room dimensions with a fitted white bathroom suite and separate shower enclosure. The master bedroom offers views over the rear garden and beyond, fitted wardrobes provide ample storage space and the well-appointed en-suite facilities completes the room. Three further bedrooms all have ample space for a variety of free standing furniture with bedroom two and four featuring fitted wardrobe and storage space. It is worthy of note that the property in general including the first floor attic level has been specifically designed and built with structural and construction features allowing for straightforward future extension if desired.• Electric, 3phase 20kVa supply.•Solar Panels, 4kW of panels fitted but potential for further 8kW with consent.•Water is a Borehole supply which is understood to be of good quality and quantity.•There is a septic tank and soakaway for kennels with separate septic tank and soakaway for house.•Full fibre broadband connection being planned by consultants working for Scottish Government, site and house has been surveyed.•Lighting, power and fibre optic to entrance gate.GARDEN AND GROUNDSAn area of garden ground extending around the house will be determined by a post and wire fence, this will allow the home to have a more formal garden separate to any use of the kennel blocks. An gravel driveway links the house to the kennels and a wooden car port has been erected for the home owners use. Ample private parking for the house is adjacent and set far enough back from the kennel blocks to remain private and for sole use of the house. The full extent of the the site extends to four acres of amenity land and has deer fencing to the boundaries.HOUSE ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Entrance vestibule, hallway, lounge/ dining room/ dining kitchen, utility room, bathroom, master bedroom with en-suite, bedroom two, bedroom three, bedroom four.KENNEL BLOCKSErected in 2017 the most southerly kennel building known as ‘Block One’ is of steel portal frame construction with concrete floor, insulated box profile sheet roofing in juniper green colour to match the landscape, double glazed roof lights and timber cladding with insulation to the walls. Mains electricity and private hot and cold water have been installed. There is also a ventilation system. Block one contains 12 kennels, four of which are family sized. Each kennel has a covered out-run attached with 2 meter high steel mesh fencing. The building has general storage, food preparation area and a toilet.The second block, ‘Block Two’ was constructed in 2018 and again has a similar build structure as Block One. Block Two has 12 kennels three of which are family sized and one is a larger family kennel. Each kennel has a fully covered and sheltered out-run enclosed with 2 meter high steel mesh fencing. The building also has an integral exercise / training room measuring 15.7m X 5.9m (52ft x 19ft) fully insulated and suited to a multitude of uses.Externally both kennel buildings are surrounded by dog- proof fencing. There is a stand alone isolation kennel with run on site and a timber reception cabin has been purposely placed with the intention of greeting visitors to the site. Both blocks have been extremely well maintained having recently been cleaned throughout and freshly painted.Both blocks are surrounded by acoustic barrier fences and the surrounding woodland further enhances noise attenuation. The palette of materials used for the development reflects the rural setting with Scottish larch weatherboarding to walls of the exterior of the kennel buildings. It is worthy of note that although the buildings are designed primarily as kennel buildings and have been successfully used as such, they could be adapted for numerous commercial or equestrian purposes.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Water PrivateElectricity MainsDrainage Septic TankTenure FreeholdHeating Air Source Heat PumpCouncil Tax UndefinedEPC A (103)SITUATIONCowhill House and Kennels is located in an attractive rural site within an expansive clearing on the western edge of an established woodland. The site is accessed via a gated private driveway from the council road. The village of Rothienorman is just some 3 miles away, Oldmeldrum is 7 miles and a short 15 minute drive takes you to the market town of Inverurie. Oldmeldrum has excellent day to day amenities including health centre, dentist, chemist, vet and shops. Oldmeldrum also has two golf courses; Oldmeldrum Golf Club and the beautiful Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course with its parkland course. Early education is provided at Daviot Primary School and Nurseries are at both Rothienorman and Oldmeldrum, whilst secondary schooling is at Meldrum Academy in Oldmeldrum. The larger town of Inverurie offers a wide selection of shops, bars, coffee shops, restaurants and Inverurie train station, together with an excellent health centre, cottage hospital with maternity unit, swimming pool and community centre. In the immediate and wider Inverurie area there are excellent equestrian facilities and activities including competitions and livery. Aberdeen City is some 26 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