Auld Cummerton, Bellabeg

Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8UP

Offers Over £525,000

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 4

  • 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
  • Immaculate condition throughout
  • Adjoining turret annexe
  • Beautiful elevated views
  • Around 2.5 acres in total
  • Idyllic Cairngorms National Park location

Auld Cummerton is a wonderful detached home with a southerly aspect and outstanding open views across Donside and the Cairngorms National Park. The property sits in approx 2.5 acres of ground with the private driveway sweeping through the mature woodland and the beautiful gardens come full of wildlife and birds. The original Auld Cummerton farmhouse dates back to 1760 and was sympathetically rebuilt using the existing granite to create an exceptional family home in around 2003. In 2006 a unique two storey tower extension was added to the rear, designed to work together with the original house to simply create additional accommodation but equally as a separate unit for multigenerational living or to be run as a holiday let. Auld Cummerton lends itself very well to this, given its outstanding location, and with the tower extension to the rear.Upon entering through the main front door the entrance hall has a wide staircase which takes you to the upper level. To one side you have the formal lounge which has three separate windows and a wood burning stove set within a striking granite arched mantelpiece. To the other side of the entrance hall you will find the delightful family traditional dining kitchen. This Drumoak kitchen is laid with Caithness Flagstone flooring and has a walk in larder and range cooker. To the rear of the house there is a family snug, a versatile room that could also be a 4th bedroom if required, with a cloakroom next door. The rear entrance porch leads through to the boot room / utility room and there is a separate study, great if you require to work from home. A door in the family snug gives internal access to the tower extension.Returning to the main entrance hall the wide staircase leads you to the upper accommodation. To the front of the house you will find two equally spacious double bedrooms, 2 & 3, with southerly aspects enjoying the beautiful views. Both of these bedrooms have built in wardrobes and luxurious en-suite shower rooms. The master bedroom lies to the rear of the property, overlooking the side garden and woodlands. This is a superb double bedroom with triple wardrobes and the ensuite has both a roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle.The tower extension can either be accessed from the family snug or has its own private external entrance from the garden, thus allowing for an entrance independent of the main house. The annexe has an entrance hallway which gives access to the bathroom, featuring a roll top bath and separate shower unit. The bedroom has a unique circular design and is generous in size. Stairs lead to the upper floor which is the open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room. Having this room on the top floor of the annexe to ensure the views can be appreciated.Ground Floor: Entrance hall, sitting room, dining kitchen, home office, family room, cloak room & utility room.First Floor: Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, bedroom 2 with ensuite shower room and bedroom 3 with ensuite shower room.Annexe: Entrance hall, double bedroom and bathroom and to the first floor a sitting room and kitchen on open plan.Auld Cummerton stands in approximately 2.5 acres of ground grounds and the private drive way sweeps through the grounds flanked by trees. The woodland area has been allowed to remain wild and natural enticing an array of natural wildlife and birds and paths have been carefully created to meander through the grounds leading to various peaceful areas where the tranquillity and incredible views can be fully enjoyed. A particular favourite is the wooden summerhouse elevated up behind the house, a special spot to appreciate the beautiful surroundings and open views across the Cairngorms National Park. There is plenty of parking on the stone chip drive way and in addition to the wooden summer house, you have a two wooden sheds, a wood store and a car port for 2 cars. Furthermore there is a dog kennel to the rear and worthy of note is the temperature controlled container which is used for further storage.To the side and front of Auld Cummerton you will find a beautiful low maintenance tiered garden with a south facing aspect. The garden has been well designed and tended with a plethora of plants and flowers, which in spring & summer becomes a blanket of colour. There is a delightful pond, plenty areas for outdoor furniture and the garden is fully fenced.Property - Auld CummertonWater - PrivateElectricity - Mains Drainage - Septic TankTenure - FreeholdHeating - Oil CHCouncil Tax -Band FEPC -Band DAuld Cummerton is located in picturesque Bellabeg in Strathdon in the Cairngorms National Park. Bellabeg is a quiet hamlet with an excellent shop, medical centre. off license, post office and local primary school. Bellabeg is also home to the annual Lonach Gathering & Highland Games which was founded in 1841 and attracts thousands of visitors to the area each year. The nearest towns to Strathdon are Aboyne to the South East, Ballatar to the South West and Alford to the West, both around 25 minutes’ drive away. Aboyne is a popular and growing town in the heart of Royal Deeside and has a wealth of amenities including; health centre, shops, bank, post office, filling station and hotels. Alford has a further variety of amenities including Haughton Country Park. Regular bus services are available from both Aboyne & Alford with links to Aberdeen, Westhill, Kintore and Kemnay. Schooling is provided at Strathdon Primary School and then Alford Academy, where a community campus was completed with a new primary and secondary school, swimming pool, theatre, library and community café. We understand school bus transport is provided to both schools.Aberdeen is approximately 38 miles from Auld Cummerton 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 an airport providing both domestic and international flights.Aberdeen International Airport is around 1 hour’s drive away (38 miles) and Inverness International Airport is around 1 hr 20 minute drive away (61 miles), meaning this is an incredible opportunity for those looking to create a second home offering peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of city life.