Extensive four bedroom detached property with gated entrance, garaging and fantastic elevated views across Cruden Bay Golf Course towards the North Sea.
Cruden Bay is a small village on the north coast of the Bay of Cruden, Aberdeenshire, just west of Slains Castle. It is a firm favourite with tourists thanks to its big skies and wide horizons, sandy white beach, crystal clear waters and quaint fishing harbour. One of Aberdeenshire's finest sandscapes can be seen at the Cruden Bay Golf Club, a traditional Scottish links course originally designed by Tom Morris of St Andrews and re-designed in the 1920s by Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler. The panoramic views across the coast and of Slains Castle in the distance are breath taking. Cruden Bay has a medium-sized primary school, while secondary schooling is available at Peterhead Academy. There are a few small shops, a chemist/newsagent, a post office, a craft shop and a general store. There is also a medical practice and library. There are good sports facilities, with tennis courts and two football pitches. The school and public hall house a number of youth groups such as Girlguiding UK.
To the north, there is the town of Peterhead, which was founded by fishermen and developed as a planned settlement. In 1593 the construction of Peterhead's first harbour, Port Henry, encouraged the growth of Peterhead as a fishing port and established a base for trade. A lifeboat station was first established in 1865. A new phase of growth was initiated in the 1970s with Peterhead becoming a major oil industry service centre, and the completion of the nearby St Fergus gas terminal. At this time, considerable land holdings were allocated for industrial development. It retains a relatively diverse economy, including food processing, textiles, service industries and, still importantly, fishing.
To the south lies Newburgh, where you can find a village shop, as well as an 18-hole golf course. Trump International Golf Links, a world renowned course, is located along the road from Newburgh. Ellon is a picturesque town positioned by the River Ythan. The areas surrounding Ellon have a rich agricultural heritage while facilities there include hotels, restaurants, specialist shops and a Tesco superstore. Leisure and sporting facilities are available at the community swimming pool and sports complex, rugby, football and hockey pitches at The Meadows Sports Complex, and golf at the McDonald Golf Club. Secondary education is catered for at Ellon Academy.
Approximately 24 miles away from Cruden Bay lies the city of Aberdeen. The international airport offers regular flights to London and other UK and European cities. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route provides improved travel in and around Aberdeen and a quicker and more direct route south. There are regular train services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper to King's Cross, London. Aberdeen provides all the services of a major city, including business and leisure facilities, theatres and cinemas, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling including Robert Gordon's School, St Margaret's, and Albyn School as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and several colleges of further education.
Built approximately 14 years ago by the current owner, Balvenie is a wonderful, spacious home offering versatile family living and guest accommodation. Situated within well established garden grounds of approximately 0.55 acres with a gated entrance and sweeping driveway, Balvenie boasts mesmerising south facing views across Cruden Bay Golf Course towards one of Aberdeenshire's finest beaches.
A panelled oak door leads into the entrance vestibule, which is fitted with solid oak flooring. Partially glazed doors lead into the welcoming reception hall. Light and airy, the neutral décor complements the solid oak flooring and staircase. Featuring a range of ceiling spotlights, within the hall there is access to a well appointed WC cloakroom and a generously sized airing cupboard with wooden shelving.
Overlooking the property frontage via deep silled windows, the dining kitchen features a good range of storage units, with open display shelving and glazed cabinetry with inset lighting. With an island to the centre of the kitchen, polished black granite worktops incorporate a 1.5 stainless steel sink with drainer and there is a gas fired ruby red aga. Further features include tiled flooring and freestanding dishwasher. Fully glazed sliding doors provide not only an abundance of natural light, but access to the paved balcony from where one can enjoy far reaching views towards the North Sea.
Accessible from the dining kitchen, the well proportioned utility room extends the storage facilities available within the kitchen, while including a work surface area with a stainless steel sink and undercounter washing machine. Fitted with a range of coat hooks, an integral doorway allows access to the first single garage, which features an electronically operated up and over door.
The dining room enjoys dual aspect views over the rear garden via deep silled windows. An ideal room for formal dining and entertainment, a set of partially glazed oak doors allow access into the sitting room which is of excellent proportions. Windows overlooking the rear provide beautiful views towards the coast. Within the sitting room there is also a gas fire situated within an attractive recessed white brick hearth with polished granite mantel.
Completing the ground floor, the spacious principal bedroom is of tasteful decoration, with a corner window providing views over the garden and golf course beyond. Fitted wardrobes with sliding panel doors provide both shelf and hanging space, while the bedroom also boasts an immaculate en suite bathroom. Inclusive of a white four piece suite, there is a WC, curved shower enclosure, bath, and twin wash hand basins.
The attractive oak staircase with inset lighting leads down to the l-shaped lower ground floor landing, which is fully carpeted and of neutral decoration. The bright family room is fitted with Karndean wood effect flooring. Full height glazed windows with sliding doors lead out to the patio outside, providing lots of natural light and lovely views. Featuring a recessed alcove with wooden shelf, an open doorway leads into the versatile games room, which also features Karndean wood effect flooring.
Overlooking the rear garden, spacious bedroom two is of neutral decoration, with fitted triple wardrobe and en suite shower room. Bedroom three also enjoys lovely views over the garden grounds and again has fitted wardrobes. Bedroom four is currently utilised as a study, with a fitted desk and cabinets. Both bedrooms three and four lie in close proximity to the contemporary shower room, which includes a super full width shower enclosure in addition to a white two piece suite. Completing the accommodation is the rear entrance vestibule.
Balvenie is situated within well established garden grounds of approximately 0.55 acres. A gated entrance from Aulton Road leads onto a tarmac driveway which provides ample off street parking and access to the integral single garage. With lawned areas to either side of the driveway, well stocked rose beds frame the property frontage, where the entrance door lies beneath a tiled canopy.
The driveway leads down the side of the property to the rear garden and turning area, where there is access to a further single garage with electronically controlled door. Lying on a south facing slope, the extensive rear garden is mostly laid to lawn, with decorative borders and mature hedging. A series of steps lead up to the rear entrance door underneath a canopied veranda with open access to the paved patio. Another set of steps provide a further access point to the balcony, and which is also lined with gravel stone chips and attractive rockeries.
Square Footage: 3933 sq ft
From Aberdeen, proceed along King's Street and through Bridge of Don. At the roundabout, proceed straight ahead onto the A92 and thereafter the A90, before turning off the carriageway at the sign for the A975. Follow this road through Newburgh and on into Cruden Bay. Passing the entrance to the Golf Course on the right hand side, Balvenie is situated a short distance ahead on the right hand side.
Newburgh 9.9 miles
Ellon 11.2 miles
Peterhead 8.3 miles
Aberdeen 23.2 miles*
*Please note that all distances are approximate