Traditional four/five bedroom detached former farmhouse with double garage, set within versatile garden grounds of about 0.35 acres.
Situated within the beautiful countryside of Aberdeenshire, Strath of Tertowie boasts an attractive country setting, while benefitting from access to an array of leisure and sporting pursuits and being easily commutable to a number of local towns and industrial hubs.
Strath of Tertowie is located approximately 3 miles south of the village of Blackburn, which lies alongside the A96, allowing for access to Aberdeen city to the east and Inverurie to the west. With regular public transport available, Blackburn benefits from a range of local facilities, including shops, primary school, sports and leisure hall, post office and a hotel with lounge facilities. A Starbucks coffee shop is located on the outskirts of Blackburn.
Inverurie is a prosperous market town situated in the valley of the River Don with good road and rail links to the north and south including to Aberdeen, Dyce, Huntly and Inverness. Secondary education is provided at Inverurie Academy, while there is also primary schooling available. There is an excellent health centre, cottage hospital, several large supermarkets, a swimming pool and community centre nearby as well as golf, tennis, and bowling. Hill walking is a popular activity, with many local routes available including at the popular Hill of Bennachie. At Easter Aquhorthies, 2 miles west of Inverurie, you can admire a rare recumbent stone circle, while a remarkable Pictish symbol stone, the Brandesbutt Stone, can be visited near the northern edge of the town.
Westhill provides an excellent range of amenities and leisure facilities, including an 18 hole golf course, health centre, a bustling shopping complex with Marks and Spencer Food Hall and Costa, while there are also the costco and Tesco superstores. With a range of subsea companies based within Westhill, there is also easy access to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (awpr), providing a quicker commute to areas north and south of the city centre.
Aberdeen is situated about 9.4 miles away. The international airport, 3.8 miles away, offers regular flights to London and other UK and European cities. The awpr is easily accessible from the A96, while 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 as well as the International school at Pitfodels. There are two universities and several colleges of further education.
Nestled within the rolling countryside and fields of Aberdeenshire, Strath of Tertowie is a super four/five bedroom detached former farmhouse with double garage. Originally built about 100 years ago, the property has been extended to include double garaging and internal living accommodation suitable for modern family living. Providing versatile living accommodation across two floors, the property is situated within lovely garden grounds extending to about 0.35 acres which attracts a variety of wildlife.
From the entrance driveway, a partially glazed door leads into the spacious front porch, which is laid with tiled flooring and includes exposed granite walls. Deep silled windows (a feature throughout the property) look out onto the driveway, making this a bright living space which could also be utilised as a further seating area if desired. A partially glazed door leads into the entrance hall, which features wood flooring and a carpeted staircase to the first floor. An internal window with under sill cupboard brings in light from the front porch.
A 15 pane Georgian style door leads from the hall into the bright dining kitchen, where a window and a set of fully glazed doors allow for lots of natural light. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of base units, while laminate granite effect work surfaces with a mosaic tiled splashback incorporate a stainless steel circular sink and drainer. Central to the kitchen is the former fireplace, which features a recessed area with power sockets and to the front an oven/grill with four ring gas hob. Featuring a range of appliances, the kitchen also features a useful breakfast bar area and two fitted storage cupboards, one of which houses the hot water cylinder.
Twin 15 pane Georgian style doors lead from the kitchen into the spacious formal dining room, which also provides access to the entrance hall. Of tasteful decor to complement the wood flooring, the dining room includes a traditional style panelled ceiling. Ideal for formal dining and entertainment, a set of glazed doors leads into the conservatory, which enjoys lovely views of the rear garden and has doors out to a paved terrace.
On a gentle split level to the dining room, the sitting room is a spacious and inviting room in which to relax. Fully carpeted and fitted with spotlighting, there is ample space available for comfortable furniture. A bay window allows for garden views, while to the corner of the room is a Morso multi fuel stove with slate hearth and tiled surround. From the sitting room a 15 pane Georgian style door opens into the family room. Overlooking the entrance driveway, the family room is a light and well proportioned room, which would also be suitable as a fifth or guest bedroom.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is the bathroom, which includes a white three piece suite with shower attachment to the freestanding curved bath. Fully tiled around the suite, a deep silled window brings in plenty of natural light.
Ascending the carpeted staircase, a window on the landing allows for far reaching views across the surrounding countryside. With loft access available via a ceiling hatch with Ramsay style ladder, a deep fitted cupboard provides both shelf and hanging space.
Enjoying dual aspect views over the front and rear of the property, the well proportioned principal bedroom is fully carpeted and of tasteful decor. Bedrooms two, three and four are again well proportioned rooms, all with the benefit of rear garden views. Completing the living accommodation is the shower room, which includes a white two piece suite, in addition to a shower enclosure housing an electric shower appliance.
Accessible via a private track, Strath of Tertowie is situated within triangular shaped grounds of about 0.35 acres. The entrance driveway provides parking for several vehicles and access to the double garage, which is fitted with two electronically operated up and over doors. The fully enclosed rear garden is a haven for children and animals alike, while attracting abundant local wildlife. Mostly laid to lawn with mature trees and established borders, at one side of the house is a large area used for growing fruit and vegetables and which includes a selection of fruit trees. Within the rear garden an outbuilding with concrete floor and timber frame has previously been utilised as a home gym/workshop with storage area. Fitted with a circuit breaker, consumer unit and lighting, there is also a pine lined sauna. A further wooden outbuilding with light and power provides further useful storage space.
Square Footage: 2227 sq ft
From Aberdeen, follow the A96 past Aberdeen International Airport, continuing towards Inverurie. On reaching a wooded area, turn left onto the B979. Follow this road through the woods, before turning right at the junction. Follow this road along and up a slight hill, where the sign for Strath of Tertowie will appear on the right hand side. Follow this single track road and Strath of Tertowie is located on the left hand side.
Blackburn 3 miles
Inverurie 9.2 miles
Westhill 3.3 miles
Aberdeen City 9.4 miles*
*Please note that all distances are approximate.