Shielburn is situated in an idyllic rural location about 4 miles south east of Buckie in the county of Moray. The property sits in a peaceful yet easily accessible rural location. Nearby, Buckie (about 4 miles) has a good range of local amenities including a variety of shops, supermarkets and both primary and secondary schooling. Further afield, Fochabers (about 10 miles) provides additional daily amenities and the highly regarded Milne's Primary and High School, whilst the city of Elgin (about 19 miles) has a wider range of facilities. Moray which includes the historic county of Banff is renowned as being one of the sunniest and driest counties in the country and offers a wide range of excellent places to stay, eat and shop. The local area is famed for its breathtaking scenery, long sandy beaches and wildlife and offers wonderful leisure and recreational opportunities. There are many golf courses accessible within a short drive of the house whilst the county also offers superb Salmon and Trout fishing including the highly acclaimed Rivers Spey and Deveron nearby. A popular tourist area, local attractions also include 'The Whisky Trail', Duff House and Museum in Banff. Royal Deeside is about 1 hour's drive away.
The historic city of Elgin provides a comprehensive range of shops and amenities whilst the surrounding area offers some excellent hotels, restaurants and historic local attractions. There are a number of good primary schools in the local area and schooling up to secondary level is available in Elgin. Gordonstoun Independent School is only 25 miles away near Duffus. Aberdeen International Airport is about 50 miles away offering regular domestic and international flights. Aberdeen (about 58 miles) offers a wide range of amenities including excellent shopping facilities and a superb choice of restaurants, galleries, clubs and theatres.
Shielburn was originally built as a school master's house and adjoining school. The property is of harled stone construction with a pitched slate roof. From a vestibule a door leads into the hallway which has a stairs leading to the first floor and a storage cupboard under the stairs. To the left is the sitting room which benefits from a wood burning stove set in a large stone fireplace against an exposed stone wall. Opposite the sitting room is the dining room with a gas fire and carved timber mantle. From here there is a door to a rear hall off which there is a shower room and the kitchen. The kitchen is generous in size, has wall and floor units and space for a fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. The elegant staircase leads to a landing on the first floor off which there are two good sized bedrooms, one of which has a built in wardrobe.
The adjoining school comprises an entrance, two generously sized former classrooms and the original staffroom with a W.C. In need of renovation, the school offers development potential and flexibility to a purchaser.
Outside, the generous grounds surround the property and extend to about 1.91 acres in total, including a field of about 0.86 acres to the front of the house. The front garden is enclosed by a stone wall while there is an area of mature trees to the rear of the property. Also to the rear of the house is ample space for parking a number of vehicles and a range of outbuildings including the original outhouse, the toilet block for the school and two single garages.