There’s no doubt that autumn is in full swing, with the clocks changing, darker nights and the golden leaves beginning to drop. It’s also clear winter has possibly come a little earlier than usual, with some icy cold mornings and a smattering of snow across various countryside areas.
It’s at times like this that properties such as this one in Laurencekirk are possibly at their most attractive and in great demand.
From the outside, you are presented with what seems like a quaint old farmhouse but take just a few minutes to explore inside and out and you’ll find first impressions can be very misleading.
Originally two buildings, this four bedroom cottage has been very carefully designed and modernised, exploiting the space within and also the opportunity to bring light into the whole property.
The farmhouse feel externally is replaced by an interior reminiscent of an alpine lodge, with wooden beams and flooring featuring heavily.
Entering the property, you’re met with a spacious kitchen, dining and living area. The luxurious kitchen, fitted with beautiful wooden wall and base units and granite worktops, is given a further opulent quality with the inclusion of two ovens, one of which is a state of the art steam oven.
The ski lodge style is further enhanced with the inclusion of a wood burning stove in the living area, just perfect for those wintry evenings. The exposed stone wall only adds to the country house ambience, and the sense of space and light in this open plan area also make it ideal for long, hot summer days.
A separate lounge provides another area to relax, with the grand fire place adding genuine character to the room. For those with a hobby or looking to work from home, the property also has another study room which could also double as a home office.
The property has four generously sized double bedrooms with fitted storage, all of which are served by a sumptuous family bathroom, with an elegant free standing cast iron bath and shower cubicle. There is also a recently upgraded shower room providing additional facilities for larger families or visitors.
The whole property sits on an extensive plot, with a substantial driveway providing ample parking spaces. The garden wraps around the property and to the rear it includes a secluded raised decking area and a garden shed.
Those familiar with Aberdeenshire will know it’s an area of stunning beauty, with a number of thriving small towns and villages scattered throughout.
Laurencekirk, which lies off the A90, only 27 miles from the Granite City and 36 miles from Dundee, is a long established and hugely popular town, especially with commuters and families. The town is well served by a range of amenities including a modern primary school and recently finished secondary, alongside a nursery, community facility, health centre and its own train station.
This is a gorgeous home, which combines the charm of an older property with all the modern features you would expect, and at offers over £380,000, you’re getting two for the price of one.
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