What is it about the combination of the old and the new that is so attractive, particularly for those looking for a new home?
Maybe it’s the original stone structures, and the craftsmanship that went into it all those years ago. Or possibly the history and previous usage that sparks the curiosity. In many cases, such as this steading, newly on the market in Clocal, near Peterhead, it’s the location and high standard of care which has undoubtedly gone into the renovation.
The first thing to hit you will be the spectacular, floor to ceiling, glass frontage to the property.
If that doesn’t take your breath away, then a brief glimpse of the interior certainly will. Whether it’s the exposed oak beam in the family sized lounge, or the quite unusual but stunning timber and glass stairway, there is no shortage of eye openers.
There is a definite feeling of opulence throughout, from the approach to the property, through the double gates, which open out onto the driveway, to the exquisite but substantial kitchen and dining room, which includes a Rangemaster stove, ideal for the budding chef or passionate bake-off contenders.
The grounds are substantial, with a large front garden and low maintenance garden to the rear, which despite being secluded, blend seamlessly with the surrounding countryside.
The property is tucked away down a leafy lane, and is bordered with a number of trees which should provide a fabulous backdrop as the Autumn days approach.
The two public rooms downstairs, which includes the impressive lounge, ensure that space is not an issue.
The five bedrooms upstairs, with an ensuite in the master and a luxury family bathroom makes this the perfect home for a growing family.
For commuters looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this could well be the home which meets all the necessary requirements. Not far from the villages of Mintlaw and Stuartfield, Clola is around 28 miles north of Aberdeen, but it’s also close to Peterhead and Fraserburgh. The completion of the AWPR and dual carriageway out to Ellon, which has its own Parka and Ride facility, means travelling time to the city has been significantly reduced and the phrase best of both worlds has never been more appropriate.
Extensive local amenities include a wide range of shops, health centre and dentist, a garden centre, takeaways and a pub, as well as hotels, restaurants and primary and secondary school provision.
The property enjoys all of the main ingredients of country living, and at offers over £375,000, it will be rare to find another executive style home in this popular area at such an affordable price.
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