Immaculate four-bed farmhouse situated in about 56 acres of its own land with two superb outbuildings offering substantial spaces for any kind of use. An environmentally friendly hideaway.
Brooms of Park is the perfect base from which to enjoy the great outdoors. While the surrounding area comprises rolling farmland and open countryside, this part of the northeast of Scotland is also famed for its outdoor pursuits, including walking, mountain biking, horse riding and golf. Salmon fishing is available on the rivers Deveron, Don, Dee and Spey, while game shooting is another popular sport. The nearby coast offers sailing and sandy beaches. Apart from its rich agricultural heritage, the area is steeped in historical interest, being in the heart of Castle Country.
Brooms of Park is situated less than 2 miles from the small village of Cornhill, which has a garage. The neighbouring village of Aberchirder has a Co-op supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bowling club, church, primary school and part time medical centre. It is understood that Brooms of Park is in the catchment for Ordiquhill Primary School and Banff Academy.
Huntly is an historic town approximately 15 miles away which prospered during the 18th century through the expanding linen industry. Today, the amenities include two major supermarkets, butchers, hairdressers, restaurants and recreational facilities, including the popular Huntly Falconry centre. The train station provides a direct link to Aberdeen and Inverness, with a connection railway at Insch. A regular bus service provides travel to Aberdeen.
The coastal village of Portsoy, approximately 7 miles away, was established as a Royal Burgh in 1550 by Mary Queen of Scots and is famed for its green Portsoy marble or serpentine, which was used in the construction of Louis xiv's Palace of Versailles. The town is largely a conservation area, focused on the harbour which was built around 300 years ago and upgraded in 1825 for the herring fishing fleet. Portsoy hosts an annual summer festival which encompasses history, music, arts, crafts, food and drink as well as a variety of maritime activities.
The Royal Burgh of Banff is situated at the mouth of the River Deveron. Many of the properties in Banff date back to the late 17th or 18th century, including the magnificent Duff House which was built in 1730. There is a regular bus service into Aberdeen and a wide range of local amenities.
The A96 provides ease of access to Aberdeen, which lies approximately 45.5 miles away. The international airport lies approximately 39.9 miles away and provides excellent transport links by air to Amsterdam, London and other UK and European cities. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has greatly improved travel in and around Aberdeen, with a quicker and more direct route south. There are regular rail services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper service and connection station in Huntly. Aberdeen provides all the services expected of a major city, including business and leisure facilities, theatres, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling in Aberdeen including Robert Gordon's College, St Margaret's and Albyn, as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and colleges of further education.
Aberchirder 3.5 miles
Banff 9.5 miles
Huntly 14.3 miles
Aberdeen City 45.5 miles
Aberdeen International Airport 39.9 miles*
*Please note that all distances are approximate
An immaculately presented farmhouse set within 56 acres of its own land, Brooms of Park is a traditional Aberdeenshire farmhouse with outbuildings. Built in the 1800's and completely rebuilt between 2008 and 2010, a two storey rear wing was created, while the interior has been meticulously upgraded to provide versatile and easily maintained accommodation suitable for modern family living.
A hardwood door with stained glass panel leads into the bright entrance hall featuring a Victorian style monochrome tiled floor. Beneath the staircase is a fully tiled WC cloakroom fitted with a white two piece suite and mirrored cabinet.
From the reception hall a door leads into the open plan dining kitchen/sitting room, which is of excellent dimensions and ideal for both relaxation and formal entertainment with zoned ceiling spotlights. Within the sitting room the flooring is of coloured marble, while an open fireplace with polished black stone hearth and an ornate cast iron surround creates a warm and inviting ambience.
The generously sized dining area provides plenty of space for a large dining table set, with twin ceiling pendant lighting and glazed doors opening onto the paved terrace. The sociable kitchen area features a good range of attractive base, wall and display cabinetry, while polished granite work surfaces incorporate a Franke 1.5 sink with drainer. Within the kitchen there is a Rangemaster with five ring induction hob, which has specially commissioned artwork painted on to the splashback tiling creating a characterful focal point. The large breakfast island is a striking feature, with undercounter storage and twin Miele wine coolers. It is understood that the fridge/freezer, wine coolers, dishwasher and hob will remain.
A hardwood door from the kitchen leads into the good sized utility room, which in turn allows access to the garden grounds and terrace. Tiled to half height, the utility room has been designed as a wet room (to drain off excess water) and is thus a perfect room for wet outdoor equipment and pets. Within the utility room there are the Miele washing machine, tumble drier, Heat Pump and sink unit.
Completing the ground floor is the family room with deep silled window overlooking the property frontage. A well proportioned living space, central to the room is the wood burning stove which is situated within a brick lined recess with polished black stone hearth.
Ascending the staircase, there is an l-shaped landing which receives lots of natural light from the velux windows.
The principal bedroom benefits from dual aspect views and provides ample space for freestanding furniture, having the advantage of a dressing room providing excellent hanging and shelf storage, in addition to a dressing table area. The principal bedroom also boasts a luxurious en suite bathroom. Featuring a white suite, there is a WC, bath with central tap fitment and twin wash hand basins set within an attractive vanity unit with mirrored cabinets above. The en suite also features a fully tiled shower enclosure and mood lighting.
Bedrooms two and four are both well proportioned rooms of tasteful decoration and hardwood flooring, with velux windows allowing for natural light. Bedroom three overlooks the property frontage and fields beyond, while being fitted with a bespoke range of fitted wardrobes and elevated storage which also incorporates a desk area.
The luxurious and fully tiled family bathroom features a white suite, consisting of WC with concealed cistern, bath with central tap fitment, and twin wash hand basins encased within a contemporary vanity unit with mirrored cabinets and mood lighting. A glazed shower enclosure with Grohe fitment completes the bathroom.
Square Footage: 2239 sq ft
Acreage: 56 Acres
From Aberdeen, follow the A96 towards Huntly. Just before entering Huntly, turn right on to the A97 and follow this road for some distance, crossing the Bridge of Marnoch. At the junction turn left onto the B9023 and keep straight towards Cornhill. Brooms of Park is located along the left hand side.