BestMoov are delighted to welcome to the market this substantial, architecturally designed villa occupying a commanding elevated position overlooking the countryside near Daviot, Aberdeenshire. Set within approximately 4.9 acres this outstanding home was completed in 2010 and finished to an exceptionally high standard. This truly exceptional property would make an incredible family home for the discerning customer.
A great deal of time and painstaking detail has gone into the design and build of this home, offering traditional materials to the exterior with nods of the same inside mixed with a modern pallett; and an attention to detail which is apparent the moment you step through the front door. The property has been thoughtfully designed throughout, offering spacious rooms and for the most part decorated in neutral tones.
Property comprises: Entrance vestibule, hallway, open plan kitchen and dining, formal reception room, conservatory, 4/5 bedrooms, utility room, exceptionally large garage, lift, rear vestibule and four bathrooms.
Substantial family home
Approx. 4.9 acres
42 panel solar photovoltaic system - Feed-in tariff
Bespoke kitchen with marble work surfaces
Architecturally designed home - 2010
Commuting distance to Aberdeen
The property is reached via a private tarred road and loc block driveway which sweeps up and around the property offering ample parking to both sides. The front door gives way to the entrance vestibule, from here a door leads into the main hall which gives an impressive first glance at what is on offer through the rest of the home. With vaulted ceiling, generous proportions and flooded with natural light as a result of the atrium windows.
From the hall access is given to the main living areas being the formal reception, dining kitchen, conservatory, study/5th bedroom, lower bathroom, utility, garage, rear vestibule and lift.
The formal living room provides a wonderful space to sit and relax with a floor to ceiling window facing East and further picture window to the south this room is drenched in natural light. A beautiful exposed wall offers a focal point with feature shelving, downlit and wood burning stove recessed into with slate hearth.
The open plan kitchen and dining area are quite exceptional, no expense has been spared with designing and implementation. The dimensions of this room provide ample space for cooking, eating and entertaining. With bespoke kitchen cabinets, island, marble worktops surround and compliment the wood worktop of the large central island. The room benefits from an Aga with ceramic hob and oven, housed beautifully into an alcove with marble splashback and Miele extractor above. The marble worktop with upstand provides a single undermount sink, another single sink conveniently located on the kitchen island. Quality Miele integrated appliances such as full sized fridge and freezer plus an electrolux dishwasher. The floor is laid to slate and lighting by way of recessed spot lights.
The dining area is very well lit with natural light streaming in through four windows out to the exterior and further elegant bespoke stained glass windows out to the main hall. The dining area is floored with solid wood and provides a focal point by way of a dressed stone wall with alcove, glass shelving and feature downlighting. With the room being of such generous proportions it would comfortably fit a dining and seating area. Another door leads from the kitchen out to the rear vestibule and porch.
From the open plan dining kitchen glass doors lead into the conservatory. With undisturbed, magnificent views of the impressive Bennachine range and countryside this room provides further space for entertaining and relaxing. French doors lead out to a patio area ideal for al fresco dining or entertaining.
Further accommodations on the ground floor large room to the front of the property currently utilised as a study but could be a fifth bedroom or further reception room. Further down the hall a shower room with white suite; wc with concealed cistern, vanity unit with integral sink and enclosed shower. The walls and floors are tiled with quality tiles. Opposite the shower room lift access to the upper floor.
At the end of the hall a glass panelled door leads into the utility room, a well proportioned room with window to the west and a range of units. The high quality finishes continue into this room with marble worktop and upstand. From here a door leads into the garage, the garage is very generously sized with two electric up and over doors and an exit to the rear.
The upper floor is reached via both the stunning open wood stairway with carpet and the lift. The upper hall is of generous proportions and provides access to the master bedroom with en-suite a further three large bedrooms one with en-suite shower room and family bathroom. The master bedroom is sizable with dual aspect windows providing views out to the front, garden and countryside. The room benefits from built in wardrobes and gives access to the generous en-suite. The ensuite continues the theme of high standard finishes with modern free standing bath, separate shower, wc, twin hand wash basins and fully tiled.
To the other side of the property a further bright and airy double bedroom benefits from a large ensuite with bath and shower over, tiled with vanity unit sink and wc. Also located on the upper floor are a further two spacious bedrooms, family bathroom with bath, shower over, vanity unit and w/c a large walk-in linen cupboard, further storage and access to the lift.
Garden and grounds
With approximately 4.9 acres to the front of the property a grass field, the extensive gardens are for the most part laid to lawn with mature trees, stone dyke and considerable south facing patio.
To the rear of the property a large single storey general purpose agricultural shed with dual access by way of side door and full length retracting door for vehicle access. Two further metal outbuildings containing water filters and pumps.
Cattie Knowes also benefits from 42 panel solar photovoltaic system which benefits from the government Feed-in Tariff. The panels are ground mounted on steel frames and located to the east of the property.
Cattie Knowes is located on the outskirts of Daviot, a small village approximately 4 miles north of Inverurie. Schooling is offered in the first instance at Daviot Primary School and then onto either Inverurie or Meldrum secondary school. Daviot is within easy reach of the City of Aberdeen and the host of amenities that brings. The village of Daviot offers a shop, village hall and public house. Inverurie being approximately 4 miles away offers a range of amenities such as doctor surgery, several supermarkets, swimming pool, community centre, sports centre and retail outlets.
Living room: 5.64m x 6.49m
Kitchen: 5.89m x 4.93m
Dining: 7.59m x 6.53m going into 5.49m
Conservatory: 4.30m x 4.32m
Shower room: 2.61m x 1.80m
Study/Bedroom 5: 4.03m x 4.79m
Master bedroom: 6.12m x 5.23m
Master ensuite: 6.00m x 2.23m
Bedroom two: 4.79m x 4.59m
Bedroom three: 4.83m x 3.71m
Bedroom four: 4.32m x 4.10m
Family bathroom: 3.62m x 2.41m
Double garage: 9.02m x 7.92m
Council tax band
Currently assessed as Band G
From Daviot take the westward road past the cemetery to the left keep going for approximately ½ a mile and then turn right opposite a small group of trees. Travel along that road for approximately 100 meters and the driveway for Cattie Knowes will be on your left.
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