Easter Aquhorthies FarmInverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5JL
Offers Over £595,000
- 1 reception room. 5 bedrooms
- Excellent detached family home
- Fenced paddocks & woodland
- Timber stables & outdoor arena
- Quiet countryside location
Easter Aquhorthies Farm has an idyllic countryside location, on the edge of Inverurie, with stunning open views across the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside and a feeling of space and privacy. The detached property offers a modern & spacious family home, built around the early 1990’s using stone from the traditional bothy that once stood in its place. The house has a southerly aspect, perfectly positioned to capture the open views. Upon entering you will find the useful vestibule area, ideal for coats and muddy boots, which continues through to the utility room. The main entrance hall gives a spacious welcome to the home with stairs leading to the upper level. The impressive family dining kitchen has patio doors opening out to the garden, and is fitted with a luxurious ‘Neptune Chichester’ kitchen, finished with beautiful stone worktops and kitchen island. From the hall a few steps lead down to the main lounge which enjoys a large picture window capturing the open views. There is a wood burner and patio doors open out to the garden.The master bedroom has extensive built in wardrobes and a modern ensuite shower room, and a further bedroom also has built in wardrobes. Also located on the ground floor level is bedroom 5/home office with double wardrobes and the main family bathroom. Continuing upstairs there is a generous landing with velux style windows. There are two further spacious double bedrooms, one of which has a walk in wardrobe. Finally, a modern shower room.Easter Aquhorthies Farm has generous garden grounds with a southerly aspect and excellent equestrian facilities to the west side. This includes timber stabling with feed & tack room, 40m x 20m outdoor arena and around 6 acres of fenced paddocks. The 19 acres of mature woodland gives you your very own outdoor space to enjoy, full of wildlife and a wonderful place to walk and relax, whilst offering shelter and privacy. There are endless walks and hacks direct from the door meaning main roads and busy areas can be fully avoided with children and horses.Easter Aquhorthies Farm works exceptionally well as an equestrian property given the good timber stable block, 40m x 20m outdoor arena and fenced paddocks lying adjacent to the house. The land in total extended to around 26 acres, which includes both grass paddocks and mature woodland. The entire outdoor space creates endless opportunities and flexibility for any potential buyer to create their own countryside lifestyle.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Vestibule area, utility room, entrance hall, lounge, dining kitchen, principle bedroom with ensuite shower room, bedroom 2, study/bedroom 5 and bathroom.First Floor: Two double bedrooms and shower room.GARDEN GROUNDSThe garden for Easter Aquhorthies Farm has a southerly aspect with impressive views across the land, woodland and beyond. Two ponds sit within the woodland area of the garden and the shed & summerhouse will remain as part of the sale. Please note the container will be removed prior to sale.We understand Easter Aquhorthies Farm has ownership of the road as shown on the boundary indication plan. Various properties have a right of access along this road.LAND AND EQUESTRIAN FACILITIESThe timber stable building was erected less than ten years ago. There are 4 stables in total, two are approx. 12ft x 12ft and two 10ft x 12ft. A further pen area could be turned into additional stabling and has been used for lambing in the past. Feed room and separate tack room, both with water & electricity. Double doors lead from the pen directly out to the back area. Outdoor arena 40m x 20m.In total there stands approximately 6 acres of grazing land divided into 8 fields and enclosed by fencing. There is water to the fields. This land is well-defined and located immediately to the front and to the west side of the house.In addition to the grazing land there is approximately 19 acres of woodland planted over 14 years ago, mainly varieties of broad-leafed trees. There are two access gates from the paddocks into the woodland. A further 1.5 acres of woodland lies to the north side providing shelter and privacy.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Water Shared private waterElectricity MainsDrainage Septic TankTenure FreeholdHeating Oil CH Council Tax Band FEPC Band DPlease note all white goods in the kitchen & utility room will be removed.SITUATIONEaster Aquhorthies sits just 2 miles from Inverurie Town Centre, meaning you can easily enjoy the busy and popular town yet retreat to the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside. Inverurie has good road and rail links to the north and south including to Aberdeen, Dyce, Huntly and Inverness. The amenities in and around Inverurie are excellent and these include a health centre, local hospital, several supermarkets, including Tesco & Marks & Spencer, a swimming pool and community centre nearby as well as golf and tennis. Mountain biking and hillwalking are a popular activity in the area given the many routes available including the incredible Bennachie.A stone’s throw from Easter Aquhorthies is an ancient stone circle, which proves to be a popular place to visit for many. There are plentiful tracks to walk and cycle directly from Easter Aquhorthies and the surrounding area. For those with equestrian interests, there are excellent hacking opportunities from your front door through your woodland and beyond, including a gate directly into the neighbouring Forestry Commision woodland.There is a busy equestrian community within the vicinity of Easter Aquhorthies. You are around 5 minutes from the local Pony Club summer field at Fetternear and around 20 mins from Ladyleys Riding Club, Ardmedden Equestrian, The Southside Ride and Paddields. Furthermore you are around 15 minutes from The Cabin Equestrian Centre & Riding Club, 30 minutes from Tillyoch Equestrian Centre at Peterculter and around 40 mins from Bogenraith, due to be a World Class Equestrian centre.Aberdeen lies approximately 18 miles away, and with the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route you have very easy access through Aberdeen, south to Stonehaven and to Dundee. The international airport offers regular flights to London and other UK and European cities. There are regular train services from Aberdeen to across the UK, including the London Sleeper Service. Aberdeen City provides private schooling which includes Robert Gordon’s School, St Margaret’s, and Albyn School as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and two colleges of further education.