Rawgowan sits in a charming rural position between the small village of Cornhill and the coastal town of Banff. It comprises two separate dwellings; the traditional farmhouse and the renovated and part converted original steading nearby. The property sits …
Rawgowan sits in a charming rural position between the small village of Cornhill and the coastal town of Banff. It comprises two separate dwellings; the traditional farmhouse and the renovated and part converted original steading nearby. The property sits in an idyllic sheltered setting and yet is within easy reach of good local amenities.
The farmhouse is constructed of stone under a slate roof and is likely to date from the late 1800’s. It was last occupied in the early 2000’s and provides comfortable and well laid out accommodation over two storeys. On the ground floor, the front door opens to the hall where stairs lead to the first floor. To the left is the dual aspect sitting room with a wood burning stove whilst to the right is the dining kitchen which has an oil fired Esse range cooker, floor units and a door to an adjoining dining room with a corner fireplace. This room could also be used as a 4th bedroom or snug. Also accessed from the kitchen is a rear hall with a door to the garden and also to a small ground floor bedroom with an original built in timber cot bed. Completing the ground floor is the former milk parlour which is now a very useful store / cold room. On the first floor, a landing leads to a bathroom and two bedrooms with dormer windows. One of the most charming features of the house is that it has not been renovated or ‘improved’ on recent years and as such has all of the character and features one would hope to find in a property of this age and nature. Whilst by modern standards the house requires to be updated, the farmhouse offers buyers a wonderful blank canvas to put their own stamp on the property. It has an oil fired Esse which heats various radiators whilst a boiler in the newly built water treatment building can be connected to provide central heating should the Esse be removed. Planning consent (App2005/2048) has been approved to extend and alter the farmhouse.
Sitting nearby is the original C shaped steading which has been part converted to create what is a very desirable dwelling in its own right. Constructed of stone under a slate roof, it provides well-appointed accommodation over a single storey. Accessed from the cobbled courtyard, a small hall opens to a very well equipped kitchen with high quality floor and wall units and a wide range of integral appliances. A door leads to a double bedroom with remote operated velux blinds. An inner hall leads to a generously sized shower room, also with high quality fittings and to the bright and airy sitting room with a wood burning stove and sliding glazed doors to the rear of the property. There is a further double bedroom, also with remote operated velux blinds and a drying room / utility area. From here, a door opens to the superb garage which forms effectively two sides of the steading complex. The balance of the steading is currently used as a workshop and garaging and undoubtedly offers scope for development (subject to planning). The relatively recent conversion of part of the steading has been done sympathetically and to a high standard with oak doors and finishings and enormous attention to detail. The property is in excellent condition and is heated with part electric under floor heating, electric panel heaters and a wood burning stove. The cobbled courtyard and stone walls highlight the fact that this is a high quality and very well cared for property.
Both properties are served by a private water supply and have mains electricity with foul drainage to a septic tank.
The grounds at Rawgowan extend to about an acre or thereby and include ample scope for the creation of a wonderful garden. The property is sheltered by various mature trees and newly built granite walls have created various beds which are ready for planting. There is ample space for parking several vehicles. In addition, there is a useful stone / block and timber store whilst a stone and slate built pump house accommodates the private water filtration system, oil boiler (if required for the farmhouse) and a WC.
Additional land up to the edge of the nearby wood may be available for purchase from the neighbouring farmer / owner subject to separate negotiation.