Sillyearn Croft is a delightful traditional house located in a pleasant rural setting, popular with equestrian users, to the north of Keith. It comprises a charming extended three bedroom traditional cottage, a range of traditional outbuildings, two substantial portal framed sheds (including a craft room) and land which in total extend to about 9.8 acres.
The house provides spacious and well appointed accommodation over one and a half storeys. On entering, a sun room leads to the dining kitchen; a triple aspect and consequently bright and airy room which also benefits from quality wall and floor units, granite worktops, hardwood flooring and an oil fired Aga. An exposed stone wall adds further character to the room. From the kitchen, a hallway gives access to two bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room. Also off the hallway is the sitting room, a good sized and characterful room with exposed timber ceiling beams, a glazed door out to the patio and a wood burning stove. There is a generously sized family bathroom with quality fittings and a cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine. A study with built in shelves completes the ground floor accommodation and has a staircase leading off to the first floor bedroom. Above the kitchen and accessed via a Ramsay ladder is an attic room with useful storage. The house appears to be in good condition, is double glazed and heated using oil central heating supplemented by a back boiler from the wood burning stove in the sitting room and two solar thermal panels on the roof.
GARDEN / GROUNDS / OUTBUILDINGS
Outside, to the front and one side of the house is a well maintained mature garden which includes an area of lawn, various plants and bushes, a patio, a terraced vegetable garden, an orchard and a poly tunnel. To the rear and side of the house is a range of useful outbuildings, including a double garage and a former stable. In addition, there are two steel portal framed sheds, one of which is about 15m x 22m and has a sand floor and which may be suitable for equestrian use. The other is about 15m x 11m, has a concrete floor and an adjoining workshop/studio room (about 8.4m x 3.5m) with insulated and lined walls and a solid wood floor.
The land extends to about 9.82 acres and surrounds the croft. The better quality land is currently used to make hay and graze sheep and would also be ideal for those with equestrian interests. The rest comprises rough grazings and mixed species woodland and a sizeable pond, which greatly add to the overall amenity of the property. Additional land (up to about 8 acres) may also be available to purchase by separate negotiation.
There is also a freestanding 4kW solar PV system located on site. This is grid connected and to date has generated an average of 3,700kWh per annum.