Laurie & Co.

Cairnaquheen Cottage Crathie, Ballater, AB35 5TP

Aspc ref: 388384

Price over £320,000

3 Bedrooms 3 PublicRooms 3 Bathrooms 127 m2 EPC E Council Tax Band D


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3 Bdrm Detached Cottage. Ground flr: Porch. Hall. Lounge. Dining rm. Kitch/Family rm. Bathrm. 1st flr: 3 Bdrms 1 with ensuite. Shower rm (CT band - D). Garden. Garage. Parking. Price over £320,000 Entry by arr. Viewing contact solicitors. (EPC band - E).


A unique opportunity has arisen to purchase this charming Three Bedroom Detached Traditional Granite Cottage enjoying an elevated position amid spectacular scenery and set within a large garden. Offering charm and character throughout, the cottage has been thoughtfully extended in 2009, upgraded and maintained to an exceptionally high standard and in truly immaculate condition. The generously-proportioned rooms benefit from wooden double glazed windows throughout. Both the refurbished original building and modern extension are fully insulated, serviced by electric boiler combined with a multi-fuel stove with back boiler, with a further wood-burning stove in the lounge. The charming and quirky features, attention to detail and tasteful decoration offer a unique property for the discerning buyer looking to acquire a quality family home which is ready to move into with the minimum of inconvenience.

Worthy of note is the extensive landscaped grounds currently providing a wealth of fresh fruit and vegetables, ample outbuildings and woodsheds, with stunning views across the countryside. Septic tank and private water supply. Tastefully decorated in neutral décor, traditional wooden beams, and an abundance of storage space throughout.

Early viewing of this property is highly recommended to truly appreciate the accommodation on offer.

Accommodation: Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Inner Hallway, Lounge, Bathroom, Dining Room, Kitchen/Family Room

First Floor: Upper Landing, Bedroom 2, Shower Room, Bedroom 3/Study, Master Bedroom with en-suite.

Location: The quaint hamlet of Crathie, set within the Cairngorm National Park, enjoys great charm and character on Royal Deeside. Situated between the villages of Ballater and Braemar which both benefit from many tourist attractions and opportunities for ski-ing at the nearby Glenshee Ski Centre, walking, fishing, golf and shooting. Crathie is situated within the Invercauld Estate with Balmoral Estate on the opposite side of the River Dee. Home to the quaint Crathie Parish Kirk where the Royal Family visit weekly during their stay at nearby Balmoral Castle and Birkhall House. Braemar is renowned for the famous Royal Highland Gathering in September which draws tourists from all corners of the globe as well as Ballater with their Highland Games on the second Thursday in August. Both villages offer many interesting and varied shops selling groceries, outdoor wear, knitwear, souvenirs and sports equipment. There are a selection of hotels and cafes, where you can relax, and soak in the stunning scenery surrounding Royal Deeside. Crathie has a small Primary School, with the Secondary Education 18 miles away, in Aboyne. School transport is provided to the Academy. A regular bus service takes you to the surrounding villages and to Aberdeen which is approximately fifty miles from Crathie.

Entrance Porch: Enter the cottage through a half-glazed door to the porch. Tiled flooring, large double glazed windows with deep window sills, coat hooks, storage space for outdoor footwear and a further storage cupboard. The original quirky external split wooden storm door provides access to the inner hallway.

Inner Hallway: Providing access to all the accommodation. Vinyl flooring, panelling to dado height, traditional radiator, shelving with coat hooks, book shelves and large cupboard housing the electric heating controls. Attractive split staircase with fitted carpet leading to the upper floor.

Lounge: 4.37m x 4.06m (approx.) Enter the lounge through a barn style wooden door to a welcoming lounge overlooking the front of the property complete with attractive wooden beams. A wood-burning stove set in granite stone and slate hearth with wooden mantel. Shelved alcove to one side and window to the other. Further window overlooking the front garden. Oak effect laminate flooring, traditional radiator, alcove with downlighters and storage cupboard to the side. The lounge creates a warm and cosy ambience and is a delight to relax in.

Bathroom: 3.27m x 2.34m (approx. at widest point) Enter through a wooden door to country style bathroom with panelled walls to dado rail, vinyl flooring, privacy window overlooking the rear of the property with deep windowsill and fitted roller blind. Three piece white suite consisting of wash hand basin with vanity mirror above, WC and steel bath with shower above, tiled splashback and shower curtain. Two storage cupboards (one housing washing machine), traditional radiator, separate electric towel rail and shaver point.

Dining Room: 3.99m x 3.08m (approx.) A formal dining room ideal for entertaining in with traditional wooden ceiling beams, granite fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove with back boiler set on a slate hearth with wood mantle, creating a cosy and welcoming ambiance. Dual aspect windows with deep sills to the front and side. Three steps leading to the extension containing a modern kitchen/family room.

Kitchen/Family Room: 7.36m x 5.57m (at widest approx.) A well-proportioned west facing tasteful addition to the cottage, creating modern living whilst incorporating spectacular views to the rear of the property. Benefitting from the luxury of underfloor heating, the kitchen boasts a combination of traditional and solid maple hand-made units with solid oak worktop incorporating a Belfast sink complete with chopping block and storage. Large breakfast bar area for informal dining. Tiled splashback, electric Neff oven and large Miele ceramic hob with stainless steel and glass angled hood above, freezer, fridge and dishwasher. Dual aspect windows to the side and rear of the property with fitted roller blinds. Open plan to the double-height family room with large wrap around picture windows and a glass panelled back door providing access to the patio area ideal for alfresco dining and leading into the substantial garden space.

First Floor:

Upper Hallway: Access the upper hallway via split staircase with fitted carpet. Bespoke storage cupboards with decorative shelf and Velux windows above at the top of the stairs. Two further storage cupboards, utilised as wardrobes, with wooden louvre doors. Two hatches allow access to insulated loft area. Large airing cupboard with heating controls. Wall hatch providing access to the shower connections. Downlighters and smoke detector.

Bedroom 2: 3.90m x 2.96m (approx.) A well-proportioned double bedroom with window overlooking the side of the property with deep windowsill, Velux window to the front, oak laminated flooring and traditional radiator. Fitted storage cupboards with louvre doors, and downlighters.

Bedroom 3: 3.81m x 2.70m (approx.) Currently utilised as an office space with a single bed. Velux window overlooking the front of the property with quirky window to the side, attractive deep sill and fitted roman blind. Fitted carpet, original wooden ceiling beams and down lighters.

Shower Room: A modern space with shower cubicle housing a rainforest shower complete with aqua panelling and mixer taps. Traditional radiator, vinyl flooring, down lighters, hooks and useful storage area.

Master Bedroom: 5.13m x 4.32m (approx.) Set within the extension of the property, this bright and spacious bedroom streams natural sunlight whilst enjoying spectacular views through the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the back garden and beyond. Further window overlooking the side of the property and Velux window to the other side. The bedroom creates a delightful haven to relax in after a busy day. Bespoke kingsize oak bed with storage below which is available by separate negotiation, with complementary drawer & cupboard units. Exposed wood floorboards, downlighters, traditional radiator and two steps leading to the upper hallway.

En-Suite: A white suite consisting of WC and wash handbasin with splash back, vanity storage below and mirror above. Extractor fan, shaver point, storage shelf and wall light.

Outside: Situated at the end of a short track, Cairnaquheen Cottage is set in an elevated position within a spectacular garden housing an abundance of mature plants, shrubs, herbs and fruit trees. The garden offers peace and colour and is a joy to walk through along the gravelled pathways, having an open outlook to the surrounding countryside owned by Invercauld Estate. Three woodsheds, a garage, log store and a polytunnel offer a tremendous array of outdoor storage.

Services: Septic tank. Private water supply. Mains electricity and telephone.

From Aberdeen, travel to Ballater on the main North Deeside Road (A93) and continue through the centre of the village heading towards Braemar. Crathie is situated approximately 8 miles from Ballater. Continue along the A93 passing the Crathie Tourist Office on the left. Cairnaquheen Cottage is situated on the right hand side immediately after Balnault Farm, well set back up a short track and clearly identified by our Laurie and Company ‘For Sale’ sign.

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