Achath Bothy

Castle Fraser, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LJ

Offers Over £465,000

6.25 acres

Bedroom Count icon 3

Reception Count icon 1

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • 1 reception room. 3 bedrooms
  • Luxury finish and contemporary design
  • Beautiful gardens and countryside views
  • 2 paddocks currently used for equestrian purposes
  • Charming private woodland
  • Easy commuting to local amenities

Achath Bothy is a luxury detached family home located within an exclusive development of similarly bespoke homes. Offering the countryside lifestyle in abundance. Kemnay, Alford, Westhill, Inverurie and the Cairngorm National Park are all just a short drive away and the property enjoys a private position with stunning open views of the surrounding countryside.Achath Bothy was beautifully converted in 2014 and offers a high-specification, low-maintenance home built to an exceptional standard. Great thought was given to achieve a modern, energy efficient home with a contemporary flow and design. Materials including original slate tiling and larch exterior cladding have been specifically chosen to ensure a quality finish and allow the property to sympathetically fit in to the surrounding countryside location.Upon entering the hallway, the attention to detail is evident, ceiling rose, deep coving, marble tiled flooring and skirting’s along with oak doors and frames combined with light and crisp wall décor throughout. An expansive open plan lounge/kitchen and dining room is the heart of the home with stunning bank of floor to ceiling windows framing the outdoor view. French doors open directly out to the garden emphasising that outside inside flow, and there are endless possibilities for the placement of free-standing furniture. Throughout the ground floor the property benefits from underfloor heating, whilst the log burner with soapstone hearth in the lounge creates a warm focal point. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of modern full height units, with granite work surface and high-spec integrated appliances. Beyond the kitchen, a utility room has ample storage and contrasting base mounted units. A door offers a handy entrance to the side rear of the house. A cloakroom with WC is also located here with space for a shower if required at a future date.The sleek bathroom on the ground floor has been fitted with a free-standing bath and a separate contemporary shower cubicle. A fitted modern vanity unit with a basin has drawer storage underneath. The ground floor bedroom is a most versatile room, benefiting from a range of built in wardrobe space. Ascending the oak staircase with glass balustrades, a large window draws in a super amount of natural light and the upper landing has ample space for furniture or study area if desired. The master bedroom has floor to ceiling windows that are a real architectural statement and provide spectacular uninterrupted views across the garden and surrounding countryside. This spacious room has ample space for a variety of furniture and benefits from a spa like en-suite with jet shower and space for a future bath. An expansive third bedroom with triple aspect Velux windows was originally designed to be divided creating a fourth bedroom, bathroom, walk in wardrobe or study. All flooring on the upper level is Gerflor which offers industrial durability from a German manufacturer. The décor continues to flow effortlessly with white crisp walls and the feeling of light and airiness throughout is second to none.Achath Bothy truly represents a creative, yet easily maintained, contemporary home surrounded by the most beautiful countryside setting. Effortless in design and flow, the property is ready to move into with minimum fuss. Ideal for those who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. The development has a special charm with a good degree of privacy for each home. Early viewing is essential to appreciate the level of accommodation on offer.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Entrance hallway, lounge/kitchen/dining room, utility, bedroom, bathroom with WC and cloakroom with WC.First Floor: Bedroom one with en-suite shower room, further bedroom.GARDEN AND GROUNDSThe landscaped gardens at Achath have a mixture of decked patio, lawn and ornate areas laid with stone chips which have been planted with a range of shrubs and dwarf fruit trees. A curved seating bench has been crafted to compliment the natural landscape of the garden, sheltered yet providing a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the view. The garden lounging and dining pod offers all weather garden seating or outside working space and can be available via separate negotiation. A one and a half size timber garage is located to the front of the property and the driveway is mostly laid with lock block and there is ample parking for several vehicles. The equestrian aspect is perfect for those looking to have their horses in close proximity. Two large paddocks to the north side of the development are fully fenced. The previous owners have had a field shelter and shed on site both of which will be removed. The private woodland adjacent to the paddocks is a wonderful addition to the grounds. Many natural tree species provide a haven for a multitude of wildlife. The flight pond within the woodland also attracts a variety of nature and birds.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Water PrivateElectricity MainsDrainage Septic TankTenure FreeholdHeating OilCouncil Tax Band FEPC CSITUATIONAchath Bothy lies in a small enclave of properties in a semi-rural setting situated between Castle Fraser Estate, Dunecht Estate and Glack Forest, and is well located for commuters traveling to Inverurie, Dyce, Westhill and Aberdeen. A thriving location for families, benefitting from a wonderful countryside setting, and surrounded by rolling fields and mature woodlands. Locally Kemnay has a range of amenities available, including small shops catering for everyday essentials, a post office, library, doctor’s surgery, restaurant and two hotels. Primary and secondary schooling are available within the village. Sporting facilities include a gym, tennis courts, a bowling green and an 18-hole golf course, in addition to both riverside and country walks. Extensive hacking routes are also available locally and directly from the property. Castle Fraser is a National Trust property hosting local events with tearoom and visitor centre and is one of the largest tower houses in Scotland, with a core that dates from as early as 1450. The traditional walled garden is vibrant throughout the seasons, with specimen trees, herbaceous borders and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.Inverurie is 10 miles away with good road and rail links to the north and south including Aberdeen, Dyce, Huntly and Inverness. There is an excellent health centre, which is integral to the local hospital, several large supermarkets, a swimming pool and community centre nearby as well as golf, tennis and bowling. Hillwalking is a popular activity, with many routes available including the popular Hill of Bennachie.Aberdeen lies approximately (15 miles) away, with the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route providing improved travel in and around Aberdeen and a quicker and more direct route south to Dundee. The international airport offers regular flights to London and other UK and European cities. Aberdeen provides all the services of a major city, including business, leisure and health facilities, theatres and cinemas, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling including 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.