Travelling through Aberdeenshire you’re never short of magnificent scenery, not least in and around the historic town of Laurencekirk.
The largest settlement in the Howe o’ the Mearns, the area was the focus for Lewis Grassic Gibbon, one of Scotland’s most famous and prolific writers.
This property, which has only just come on to the market, encompasses everything you’d expect in a modern, comfortable family home.
Entering the hallway, which has its own walk in store room and study, already gives an impression of space, especially as you follow into the a large main lounge. From the living room, there are pleasant views on to the generous rear garden and patio, which is accessed through French doors.
The integrated ceiling speakers and Cat 6 cable network are a bit of a show stopper, especially for those technology and media buffs, but perhaps the extensive open plan kitchen and dining space is the star, with the grand central island taking centre stage.
The kitchen is fitted with high quality white gloss base wall and drawer units, including under unit and floor lighting, and the exquisite granite work tops and Amtico flooring supply that added element of opulence.
The size of the property has been increased significantly with an extension built to the highest standard, and the first floor is home to three substantial double bedrooms, all with built in sliding, double mirrored wardrobes, along with the master, with its elegant walk in dressing room and ensuite shower room.
The surrounding grounds are generous, and laid to lawn, and for those with green fingers the rear garden has had time to mature, and contains well stocked borders full of flowers. The garden also contains the bonus of a detached summerhouse, supplied with power and light, as well as a decked area, providing a private environment for relaxing and entertaining.
The upstairs is completed with a sizeable family bathroom, which includes a luxury three piece suite and shower compartment.
In this part of the world Stonehaven, just 15 miles away, has traditionally attracted most families, however sitting on the main east coast rail line, and only a half hour drive to Aberdeen, Laurencekirk offers a similar quality of life and convenient transport links, but in many cases more value for money.
With a primary and secondary school close by, and an excellent range of shops and amenities in the town, Laurencekirk combines all the benefits of rural living, but with close proximity to the Granite city, as well as excellent rail and road connections to other parts of Scotland.
At offers over £335,000, this home is definitely worth an extended look.