Coille Bheithe

Glenshee Road, Braemar, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YQ

Offers Over £650,000

1 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • 2 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms
  • Fine traditional features
  • Modern family dining kitchen
  • Around 1 acre of garden grounds
  • Braemar village location
  • Idyllic Cairngorms National Park

Coille Bheithe is an imposing Victorian detached property, believed to have been built around 1850 and historically the village doctor’s home & practice. The property stands in around 1 acre of grounds and has a south west aspect with picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and terrain. The property is entered through the original solid arched door into the vestibule and in turn through double doors to the main entrance hall, undoubtedly an impressive entrance. A striking feature of this area is the original wood panelling and original parquet flooring, which continues through the two main public rooms. The main sitting room is an impressive room with bay window to the front and arched doors opening out to the garden decking at the side. The feature arched doors were designed to replicate the original arched front door. The sitting room also has a wood burner and can be open with the dining room if one wishes. The splendid dining room continues the original parquet flooring and has a wood burner flanked by arched recesses. This is the perfect room for entertaining, especially with the option to be open with the sitting room. The very spacious family dining kitchen is modern with a range of storage, work top and dining space and overlooks the garden grounds. Within the kitchen there is a utility area and the range cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & dryer will all remain. Continue through from the kitchen there is a porch area leading out to the garden and a family room/snug, which is a great space for relaxing and was the former surgery room. A boiler room houses the central heating boiler, water pressure tank and has a door leading outside. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a modern shower room and separate cloakroom at the rear of the kitchen.Stairs lead to the first floor landing, which has a beautiful wood panelling ceiling. The principle bedroom is exceptionally spacious with extensive built in wardrobes and bedroom two is equally spacious, both bedrooms, along with bedroom three have the wonderful views across the garden. Adjacent to these three bedrooms is the contemporary bathroom with under floor heating. Bedroom four and bedroom five are also of generous proportions and have a further contemporary shower room, with under floor heating, alongside them.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Vestibule, entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, dining kitchen with utility area & shower room. Family room/snug and boiler room and cloakroom.First Floor: Principle bedroom, bedroom 2, bedroom 3 and shower room. Bedroom 4, bedroom 5 & shower room.GARDEN GROUNDSCoille Bheithe has garden grounds extending to around 1 acre and is fully enclosed with mature trees providing privacy and shelter. The garden has been extremely well looked after and offers rolling lawns, mature colourful shrubs and even a very special red letter box, which we have been told successfully delivers letters to the wonderful Santa Clause.Modern, quality decking was installed to the south side of the house to create a substantial outdoor seating area. The garden is a true haven of wildlife and garden birds, and the garden enjoys views of the surrounding mountains. There are various perfectly chosen spots around the garden, which are ideal to sit and enjoy the outlook and views. There is a detached single garage, an area for a clothes dryer to the rear and wood storage too.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Drainage MainsWater MainsElectricity MainsTenure FreeholdHeating LPGCouncil Tax Band GEPC Band FSITUATIONThe village of Braemar in Royal Deeside is the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Encircled by beautiful mountains, valleys and woodlands, this embracing village remains one of the area’s most popular visitor spots particularly for families and outdoor enthusiast. The world renowned luxury hotel, The Fife Arms, opened in 2019 drawing many visitors from around the world. Coille Bheithe is only a short walk away from the village centre which has a number of cafes, restaurants and shops, also a butcher, pharmacy and doctor. There is a primary school in the village and Secondary schooling is at Aboyne Academy. The village is home to the UK’s highest golf course, 17th century Braemar Castle and an abundance of outdoor activities. Walkers and cyclists have an endless choice of outdoor pursuits including the area’s highest mountains or tackle some of the many local Munro’s. A short distance from the village you will also find Scotland’s largest ski resort, Glenshee, in fact Coille Bheithe is the last house before you reach the Glenshee Ski Centre. The Braemar Gathering, attended each year by the Royal Family, has taken place since 1832 and large crowds attend the Gathering to join the Monarchy in celebrating the rich Highland Games tradition.Aberdeen City is around 56 miles away and provides all the transport links, leisure, recreational and entertainment facilities expected from the oil capital of Europe. The mainline railway station provides a good service to Edinburgh and onwards to London, and Aberdeen International Airport provides both domestic and international flights. The airport can be reached by car comfortably within 1 hour 30 minutes from Coille Bheithe.