Smallburn

Cairnie, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4UE

Guide Price £625,000

14 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 6

  • An outstanding small farm with excellent equestrian facilities
  • Keith 6.5 miles Huntly 7 miles Aberdeen 44 miles
  • About 14 acres (5.68 hectares)
  • 3 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms
  • Attractive traditional farmhouse
  • Flexible accommodation including a separate annexe
  • Many fine period features
  • Well maintained garden
  • Extensive range of traditional outbuildings (steading)
  • Six loose boxes and tack room
  • Covered riding arena
  • Excellent grazing for horses or other livestock

SITUATIONSmallburn is located in a tranquil yet accessible position to the north-west of Huntly in thecounty of Aberdeenshire. Located between Aberdeen to the south-east and Elgin to thenorth-west, Huntly is an historic town with a wide range of amenities including primary and secondary schools, two major supermarkets, a good selection of independent shops, sporting and recreational facilities and a train station providing direct links to Aberdeen and Inverness. Aberdeen (about 44 miles) provides all of the facilities expected from a modern and prosperous city, with an excellent selection of shopping, retail parks and associated services, rail links and an airport (about 39 miles) providing regular domestic and international flights.DESCRIPTIONSmallburn is a charming small farm located in a secluded and very peaceful position between Keith and Huntly. It comprises an attractive traditional farmhouse, a superb range of buildings with excellent equestrian facilities and land. Sallburn Farmhouse is a substantial detached farmhouse constructed of stone under a slate roof together with an adjoining former Factor’s House (annexe). The property dates from the mid to late 1800s and provides flexible and well-appointed accommodation over two storeys. On the ground floor, the house is accessed through a vestibule and in to the main hallway which has stairs to the first floor and doors leading to the principal rooms. On the left is the dining room with a tall corniced ceiling and a fireplace with a wood-burning stove. From here, a door opens to a study. To the right from the hall is the living room, an elegant dual aspect reception room with a wood burning stove. Accessed from a passage from the hall is a utility / freezer room which in turn leads to a wet / shower room. Thekitchen has east and west facing windows and has a lovely light and airy feel. It has a range of units as well as an oil fired Aga. From the kitchen, a door leads to a utility room / rear hall. The utility room also has access to the former Factor’s house (annexe). This includes a lovely spacious kitchen / dining / living room with double doors to a superb sun room.There is a bathroom accessed from the kitchen whilst stairs lead to a first floor bedroom. On the first floor of the main house, a split level landing leads to four bedrooms, three of which have ‘en suite’ facilities whilst there is also a family bathroom. The house appears to be in good condition and is tastefully decorated throughout. It has many of the features one would hope to find in a property of this age and character including tall corniced ceilings and fireplaces with wood burning stoves as well as an Aga in the kitchen. The floor layout is such that the Factor’s House and principal house can be occupied separately from one another with the Factor’s House capable of being let on a short term basis e.g. Air Bnb, or combined as one. The house is part double glazed and heated using oil central heating. The property is connected to mains electricity with aprivate water supply and foul drainage.Garden and GoundsOutside, there is a beautifully maintained garden which is no less impressive than the house. The sheltered and secluded garden and grounds include areas of lawn, a charming sunken garden with well stocked beds and borders and fountain, various mature trees, a pond, a pergola and seating area as well as a poly tunnel and various vegetable and fruit beds.Steading & BuildingsLocated adjacent to the house is a substantial traditional steading which is built from stoneunder a slate, part cement fibre and part box profile roof. Forming a ‘C’ shape around a gravelled courtyard, the steading includes extensive storage space in the various former byres, stores and workshops as well as stabling (there are 6 loose boxes) and a tack room.The steading offers considerable scope for development (subject to obtaining all necessaryconsents). Also nearby is an excellent covered riding arena measuring about 40m by 20m. This was created by adapting a former steel portal framed cattle court and includes a drained wood chipped base. There is ample parking for several vehicles on an area of hardstanding.LandIn total, Smallburn extends to about 5.68 ha / 14 acres of which about 4.15 ha / 10.2 acres comprises excellent quality grazing suitable for horses and other livestock. The farm is currently divided between five paddocks all with water which are interconnected and easilyaccessed.