Shougle Farmhouse

Birnie, Elgin, Moray, IV30 8RP

Guide Price £385,000

1.8 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
  • Extended traditional farmhouse Many fine features
  • Tastefully decorated
  • Magnificent farmhouse garden
  • Useful outbuildings
  • Spectacular outlook over ‘Laich o’ Moray’ and beyond
  • Paddock (about 1.2 acres)

Shougle Farmhouse is a charming extended traditional farmhouse located in a desirable and very accessible rural setting to the south of Elgin. Comprising a traditional stone and slate built dwelling of varying ages, it is likely to datefrom the early 1800’s and comprises a pre-Georgian cottage with a Victorian era addition linked by a central corridor. The house is constructed of stone under a slate roof and provides spacious and well-appointed accommodation over one and a half storeys. From the front door, a vestibule opens to a hallway from where doors lead to two elegant receptions rooms, both of which have tall corniced ceilings and fireplaces, one with a wood burning stove. A passage leads to a ground floor bedroom with an en suite shower room; a well-equipped utility room, a family bathroom and also a delightful farmhouse kitchen with arange of wall and floor units, wood burning stove and a door to the rear garden. Adjoining the kitchen is a conservatory with wonderful outlook over the garden. On the first floor are three bedrooms one of which is accessed up a separatestaircase from the passage. The house appears to be in good condition and is very tastefully decorated throughout. It has many of the features one would hope to find in a property of this age and character including corniced ceilingsand fireplaces with wood burning stoves. The house is heated using oil and is part single and part double glazed.GARDEN AND GROUNDSOutside, the garden and grounds extend to about 1.8 acres in total. This includes a delightful garden which undoubtedly has been lovingly created and cared for over the years. The garden is part enclosed by a wall and mature hedgingand includes areas of lawn, well stocked beds and borders, a wealth of mature trees and shrubs, raised vegetable beds, fruit cages, an orchard and a gravelled courtyard / seating area. There is a summerhouse as well as a useful garden store / outbuilding. Ample parking space for several vehicles is provided at the side of the house. Lying adjacent is a superb tree lined paddock of about 1.2 acres in total which would be suitable for ponies or other livestock and which will be of great appeal to those with equestrian and small holder interests.