McEwan Fraser Legal is delighted to present this two-bedroom traditional stone and slate cottage near Rhynie in rural Aberdeenshire. The property sits in the shadow of Tap 'o' the North, and offers a real taste of country living only three miles from Rhynie, showcases terrific countryside views and is in excellent condition.
Entering the property via the front door to the right is the main bedroom with natural wood floor and what appears to be a storage cupboard but is a unique small bath with a shower unconventional but very effective. There is also a small storage cupboard. The hall has a large storage cupboard which houses the water tank and the second double Bedroom is opposite. Continuing clockwise, the family bathroom feels large because the sink is positioned over the bath in a quirky Victorian space-saving arrangement. A natural wood floor and partial tiling create a lovely space.
The family kitchen is a practical square shape with ample open plan storage, natural wood surfaces, and shelving. There is space for a standalone washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer with Ceramic hob and electric double oven. Off the hall is a small rear porch providing access to the garden. The final room on the ground floor is the rather magnificent open plan lounge diner sitting on a stone hearth against the backdrop of a natural stone gable end and frames a sizeable multifuel stove. There are also exposed roof beams and a spiral staircase leading to the upper floor. Full height double patio doors allow natural daylight to flood this fabulous living space.
Climbing the spiral staircase into the fully floored and converted loft offers phenomenal; storage play or study space. The present owners use one of the loft rooms as a child's Bedroom plus a storage area. There is also a vast partially floored loft space beyond the Bedroom, which offers even more storage.
The property is Double Glazed throughout; the heating system is fully electric, utilising Dimplex panel heaters. A septic tank sits just east of the cottage and is fully fenced off. Moreover, a private gravity-fed water supply is shared with two neighbouring houses.
In addition to this, the property includes off-road parking (cobbled stone drive), a substantial garden mainly laid to lawn both front and back, plus a large garden shed constructed from a former railway carriage. Essie cottage presents a rare opportunity to acquire a traditional stone cottage in a stunning rural setting with fabulous "Tap o the North" views.
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