Sunfield Cottage, Inchmarlo

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 4AT

Offers Over £550,000

1.9 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • 3 reception rooms. 4/5 bedrooms
  • Versatile family accommodation
  • Luxurious master bedroom
  • Integral double garage
  • Around 1.9 acres
  • Superb countryside location

Located within an elevated position, discreetly set back from the road, Sunfield Cottage is a beautifully presented two-story extended cottage that features generously proportioned rooms and stylish accommodation throughout. The original cottage site dates back to circa 1850 and would have been positioned to benefit extensively from the natural landscape surrounding it. To this day, the landscape has an attractive appeal, however, the main cottage has undergone many changes with extensive extension and remodelling. The home retains some elements of its original frontage but with both interior and exterior now designed and created for modern family life. The extensive front stone flag patio and timber deck offer a wealth of entertaining and outdoor space and creates a welcoming approach. The traditional timber front porch, modern conical turret feature and the commanding floor to ceiling window to the master bedroom combine to give somewhat of a striking first impression.The main entrance leads into a light-filled reception hall featuring warm wood flooring and a carpeted staircase to the upper level. A door leads through into the kitchen and dining room which share an impressive open-plan space. French doors open out to the front decking and allow a high ingress of natural light to flood in. The kitchen features a range of wall, base and tall units, integrated appliances and contrasting work surfaces, the area also benefits from a breakfast bar with high seating for informal dining. From the entrance hallway, the utility room can be accessed and an adjacent door leads through to the integral double garage. A WC is also handily located here as well.Moving back through the entrance hall to the opposite side of the property, the versatile public rooms create a wealth of opportunity for any growing family, the continual flow of hardwood flooring adds to the feeling of light and space. The lounge has triple-aspect front windows and a view of the rear garden. An attractive focal point of the room is the log-burning stove which offers a warm atmosphere to the immaculate room. The reading room features an array of bookshelves and a glass door to the exterior the flooring here combines carpeting with wood, ideal for a workspace or office if required. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a third public room which the current homeowners use as a TV or movie room. There is ample space for a variety of free-standing furniture here and décor is soft with neutral grey carpeting.On the upper level, the master bedroom is an exceptional room, with floor to ceiling windows, and the natural light is extensive. The room proportions are generous and are further enhanced by a luxurious and well-appointed en-suite along with a walk-in wardrobe offering both hanging and shelved storage options. A study room or nursery is adjacent to the master bedroom and features the conical shape of the ground floor. Three good-sized double bedrooms are all equally well presented with soft neutral tones and quality carpeting. A family bathroom on this level has a spa-like quality with a Jacuzzi bath and a separate shower enclosure.With an excellent balance of practical living and flexible living/ entertaining spaces, both inside and out, this home offers the full package.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor - Entrance Hallway, Living Room, Sitting Room, Family Room, Kitchen with Open Plan Dining Room, Utility Room, ToiletFirst Floor - Landing, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-Suite Shower Room, Three further Bedrooms, Bathroom, StudyGARDEN GROUNDSThe property enjoys extensive garden grounds to an elevated position behind the house, as well as to the front and rear. A driveway leads off the main A93 road and accesses the property’s ample parking spaces. The integrated double garage benefits from light, water and power with an electric door. The garage also benefits from the walls and ceiling completed with plasterboard lined. To the front of the property, the raised stone patio and timber decking provide entertaining space designed to capture the best light of any season. To the rear of the property, the garden grounds are expansive, there are areas of cut lawn with areas left to enjoy more natural growth. There is also a mix of woodland trees surrounding the border. Stretching to around 1.9 acres the grounds are a substantial playground for all the family to enjoy. A high degree of privacy is offered to the rear of the property with open countryside views. Boundaries, where defined, are post and wire fencing with timber sheds to remain.Property - Sunfield CottageWater - MainsElectricity - MainsDrainage - Septic TankTenure - FreeholdHeating - OilCouncil Tax -Band GEPC - ESituated 3 miles from Banchory in Aberdeenshire, Sunfield Cottage enjoys a peaceful and fairly private location with easy access to amenities. Banchory offers a variety of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, and is surrounded by picturesque hills and countryside. Located less than 20 miles from Cairngorms National park, the property is situated in a picturesque part of Scotland, enjoying easy access to unspoilt countryside. There are a number of well-regarded schools in the area, including two primary schools and a secondary academy in Banchory. Private education is available in Aberdeen at Robert Gordon’s College, St. Margaret’s school for Girls, Albyn School and the International School of Aberdeen in Cults. Aberdeen Western Peripheral route is only 20 minutes’ drive away providing easy access to the North & South of Aberdeen and other major Scottish cities including Edinburgh and Glasgow