A stunning, contemporary yet traditional property, with scope to build within the grounds to accommodate several generations of family living, whilst allowing the flexibility of separate space. Alternatively, it would make an ideal leisure business opportunity or small business venture employing up to 5 people.
This idyllic stone farmhouse (The Cottage), including large steading with planning permission for a single dwelling, has an option to split into 2, or demolish and erect up to 3 properties (subject to relevant planning consents). It offers extremely comfortable, modern day living, in a totally renovated traditional farmhouse, with large gardens, an excellent 5 acre paddock and 15 acres of young forestry, totalling 24 acres of fully fenced grounds. Set in a beautifully tranquil and rural location, approximately 5 miles from the historic towns of Huntly and Keith, yet very commutable to the cities of Aberdeen or Inverness by road or rail, with Aberdeen airport less than an hour away.
This outstanding property with 24 acres, 15 of which were planted with trees in 2012, is all contained within deer-proof fencing, with mown pathways running throughout the woodland and an area in the top field for a holiday log cabin (subject to planning) - this alone could be a sound leisure business opportunity. There is also an excellent 5 acre paddock immediately opposite The Cottage. The large rear garden has a log cabin previously used as an office and purpose-built dog kennels featuring heated sleeping areas with individual runs, lighting and food store.
If you are looking for a stunning property with potential to extend, the country life with equestrian facilities, an escape from it all, or a business/investment opportunity, then Newton of Ardonald could be for you.
The Cottage is a traditional stone and slate farmhouse, thought to date from the early 19th century.
Benefiting from a comprehensive complete bare brick renovation from the ground floor up in 2008 by the current owner using professional local trades personnel, this stunning cottage now has oil fired underfloor heating on the ground floor with radiators upstairs. It also features full double glazed windows and doors with efficient Charnwood wood burning stoves in the living room and dining kitchen.
The property exudes grandeur with high quality fittings and furnishings throughout, an elegant dining kitchen with integrated appliances and a stylish bathroom. A number of original features have also been retained, including open-stone fireplaces and exposed natural timber ceiling beams.
The accommodation comprises of an entrance lobby, living room, dining kitchen, bathroom and garden room, with two bedrooms and W/C on the first floor.
Gardens/Outside: A gated area provides parking for numerous types of vehicles to the front of the property on a large gravelled area. An abundance of plants, shrubs and seasonal flowers, awash with colour, lead up to this fantastic property.
The extensive, fully fenced, gated and sheltered garden to the rear of the property is laid to decorative stone chip, with landscaped pathways, sitting areas and an abundance of shrub borders and mature trees. This has created a perfectly safe and secure environment for children and pets alike. The rear garden also features purpose-built 3 run dog kennels with heated sleeping areas, individual runs, lighting and food store, plus a large log cabin, perfect for use as an office or summerhouse.
Planning: The Steading conversion is planning reference APP/2019/0239 Further details and plans can be obtained from the Aberdeenshire Council website - www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Please Note: Further communication from Aberdeenshire Council relating to the demolition, new build or small business opportunity can be supplied if required.
The proposed extension to The Cottage does not require planning consent; architects drawings have been prepared and are subject to building warrant approval.
Extras: All fitted floor coverings, blinds, curtains, integrated kitchen appliances and some light fittings are included in the sale.
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