- £30,000 under home report valuation
- Beautiful countryside location
- Large open plan sitting and dining room
- Principal bedroom with dressing room
- Enclosed garden grounds
- Double garage
- 18 south facing solar panels returning about £1,700 PA
- EPC Rating = B
Tough School (0.6mi.)
Keig School (2.9mi.)
Alford Primary School (3.1mi.)
Deceptively spacious property in a wonderful countryside location.
Blackberry Cottage lies in the scenic hamlet of Whitehouse, on the outskirts of Alford. As the principal town serving Donside, Alford offers an excellent range of amenities including a health centre, shops, two cafés, filling station and hotels. Leisure pursuits are well catered for with a swimming pool, a dry ski slope at Alford Ski Centre and an 18 hole golf course. Visitor attractions include the Grampian Transport Museum, Alford Railway Museum and Alford Heritage Centre. The lifesize statue of a bull on the eastern approach to the town marks the area's claim to be the birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle. On the edge of Alford is Haughton Country Park, a 200 acre park with children's play area, walks and trails, a putting green and campsite. The ski slopes at the Lecht are about 25 miles to the west. The surrounding hills offer wonderful walking and a wide range of field sports is readily available in the area. The boundary of the Cairngorms National Park lies some 12 miles to the west.
Schooling is provided at Tough Primary School, Alford Primary School and Alford Academy, with three independent schools available in Aberdeen. A new community campus was recently completed in Alford: this includes the relocated primary and secondary schools, a swimming pool, sports facilities, a theatre, a library and a community café.
For the sports enthusiast, the surrounding countryside could not offer a richer choice. There is salmon and trout fishing on the nearby rivers Don and Dee and deer stalking and shooting in the locality. The area is in the heart of castle country and the National Trust for Scotland has a number of properties open to the public including Craigievar, Leith Hall, Castle Fraser, Fyvie and Crathes.
Regular bus services are available from Alford with links to Aberdeen, Westhill, Kintore and Kemnay, with trains available at nearby Insch and Inverurie. Aberdeen provides all the business, leisure, recreational and entertainment facilities expected from a major city.
Surrounded by open fields this mid-terraced granite steading was originally constructed around 1900 and is understood to have been converted around 2003 to offer substantial living space over one and a half storeys.
A wide entrance porch leads into the spacious hallway and onto a versatile room, currently used as a study, which has a shelved and walk in storage cupboard and Velux window. Accessed from the hallway via French style doors is an open plan, particularly large sitting and dining room with the focal points being a wood burning stove accessorised with a hot plate and patio doors into the garden. The modern dining kitchen has a comprehensive range of base, drawer and wall cabinets along with a central island unit, complemented by granite work surfaces. For everyday domestic tasks there is a utility room with plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. The family bathroom benefits from a separate shower enclosure. A carpeted staircase with decorative balustrade leads to the first floor landing. The principal bedroom has a walk in dressing room and dual aspect en suite bathroom with whirlpool bath and over bath shower. There are three further bedrooms, two of which have built in or fitted wardrobes.
A large area of lawn is enclosed by timber fencing and shelters a wide variety of soft fruit bushes including strawberry, raspberry and gooseberry along with apple, plum and cherry trees. A tarmacadam driveway provides access to the garages. There is also a timber shed and log store.
Square Footage: 2542 sq ft
Acreage: 0.23 Acres
From Aberdeen take the A944 Alford road through Dunecht and Tillyfourie. Just before arriving at the signpost for the hamlet of Whitehouse turn left down the road marked with a Savills For Sale board and the property is on the right hand side.
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