Finding the right property is not always easy and there are many factors which go into making what is one of the biggest financial decisions.
For some, there is a special or unique feature which will ultimately make the difference.
For those of an equestrian persuasion this newly marketed home near New Deer, which includes its own stables, could be just what they are looking for.
This traditional home has been renovated and extended to an exceptionally high standard, with a great deal of thought given to the design of the interior.
Space is a given, with the luxurious and generous open plan kitchen and family living area very much a focal point.
The beautiful fitted kitchen is extremely well appointed, finished in solid Walnut and Corinthian worktops, and it, along with the family room, which are both part of the extension, both benefit from the masses of light which bursts through the floor to ceiling atrium window.
Storage on the ground floor is plentiful with a handy utility room off entrance hall, with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
An extensive wood floored lounge, which you enter from the dining room and an inner hall, incorporates a wood burner, perfect for winter evenings, and by this stage you will already know that you have stepped into what could be an ideal home for any growing family.
The four bedrooms are sumptuous, the master on the mezzanine is host to an elegant ensuite, and the others, one of which is on the upper floor, are served by an attractive, contemporary family bathroom.
Whilst the interior is undoubtedly impressive, it is only when stepping into the grounds, which extend to a not insubstantial 5 acres, that you get a proper sense of the size of this whole property.
The rear garden is large, mainly laid to lawn, but follow the path a little further and you reach what for many will be the jewel in the crown.
The stable block with its concrete yard can house up to six horses, and there is direct access to a floodlit equestrian arena, made from rubber crumb and shard sand, just the thing for any budding Olympic champions!
Externally there is also an agricultural building and both this and the stables come equipped with power and light. Land for grazing is also readily available and to the front there is more than adequate parking for several cars.
It probably won’t come as any surprise to discover that the Old Smithy is located in an active equestrian area, within an hour of key venues such as the Cabin Equestrian Centre, Ladyley Equestrian Centre and the Fountain Equestrian Centre. There are also active riding clubs close by and several local agricultural shows take place in the summer, including New Deer, Turriff and Keith.
Situated in the heart of the Aberdeenshire countryside, it’s close enough to Turriff and the Granite City for all the amenities you’d need but also far enough away to feel you can fully enjoy the peace and tranquillity of rural life.
With offers in the region of £350,000 being invited, a quick viewing is highly recommended before the horse has bolted!
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