Skirts of Foudland, Insch, AB52 6XH
Offers Over: £ 550,000
3
3
3
C
65.61 acres

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Description

Situation

Skirts of Foudland occupies an elevated position on the southern flanks of  the Hill of Foudland. Looking southwards over the Insch area and towards Bennachie, the Farmhouse is located centrally on the farm and enjoys uninterrupted views over the surrounding area and beyond. Close at hand are a small bothy and large modern building complex, with hard-standing adjacent. A short distance beyond the foot of the garden of the farmhouse lies a  stable building with four loose boxes on a concrete pad.

The small town of Insch is close at hand and offers a modest range of shops, railway station and primary schooling amongst other conveniences. The more substantial towns of Huntly and Inverurie are almost equidistant and offer a broader range of services including secondary schooling at Gordon School and Inverurie Academy respectively.

Aberdeen is relatively close at hand and can be reached in approximately 45 minutes by car and by train in a similar amount of time. The international airport at Dyce is closer still, being only 25 miles to the south east. The forthcoming dualling of the A96 will further improve transport links in the area.


Skirts of Foudland Farmhouse

The farmhouse is a substantially modernised property which  has been extended to provide exceptionally spacious accommodation. Internally, the property is finished to a high standard and formatted to capitalise on the house’s south facing views. The internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor

Kitchen/dining room, living room, sun lounge, bedroom (with ensuite), scullery, utility room, garage & barbeque gazebo

First Floor

Master bedroom (with ensuite, ante-room, dressing room & balcony), bedroom (with ensuite & ante-room) & box room

Internally, the farmhouse is particularly spacious, extending to over 400m2. The kitchen, dining room and sun lounge are all inter-connected, providing an expansive open-plan living space whilst the living room provides a more private and enclosed space. The scullery connects through to a further utility room and has access into the integrated double garage, creating a useful and practical area set apart from the main living space of the house.

On the first floor are two large bedrooms, which occupy the east and west wings respectively. The master bedroom is the slightly larger bedroom and also benefits from a large elevated balcony area which enjoys the best of the views and has a covered seating area.

Both bedrooms on the first floor are ensuite and have ante-rooms which could serve as an office or more private living space. Whilst currently formatted as a three-bedroomed house, there is plenty of space for reformatting with further bedrooms (subject to the relevant designs and permissions).

Services

Oil Central Heating, Oil-fired Esse Range Cooker, Bottled Gas to Kitchen Range, Mains Electricity (supply to buildings also), Private Water Supply (from two sources within the boundaries of the property and fully filtered), Private Drainage, Telephone

Council Tax   

Band E                                          

Energy Performance Certificate

Band C


Outbuildings

Skirts of Foudland benefits from a complement of useful buildings, foremost of which is a modern twin-span GP building extending to approximately 275m2 GEA. This building is of steel portal framed construction and roofed with fibre cement sheets (including skylights).  The building is enclosed with box profile sheeting and concrete blockwork with two large framed sliding doors providing access. The floor is concreted and within the western span is a Bradbury Air Lock vehicle lift with associated compressor.

Adjoining is a small stone-under slate bothy, which could be used for additional storage or conversion to additional living space (subject to the appropriate consents).

A short distance to the north of the property and at the foot of the garden lies a timber stable building, containing four loose boxes (currently formatted as two larger boxes) and store room.

A further roofed bothy lies within Field 7 and might provide a future development opportunity.


Farmland

The land is laid out in eight good-sized and stock-proof parcels which are all within close reach of the farmhouse and buildings. The land is typical of the area and ranges from Grade 3.2 to 4.2 in quality. All of the land has been kept  under grass in recent years, but is ploughable for the most part. The layout of the land can be seen on the attached plan.


Entry

By agreement.


Local Authority

Aberdeenshire Council, Inverurie Office, Gordon House, Blackhall Rd, Inverurie, AB51 3WA, Tel : 0345 608 1208             


Mineral Rights

Mineral rights are included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.


Common Agricultural Policy

BPS Entitlements are not available as part of the sale.


Sporting Rights

Sporting rights are included in the sale, insofar as they are owned. 

Aberdeen and Northern Estates

Aberdeen & Northern Estates is a highly experienced and multi-disciplined chartered surveying firm providing a comprehensive range of professional property services throughout North and North East Scotland.

We are the premier property specialists in the North and North East of Scotland and the company has gained considerable market experience as well as the local knowledge and professional competence to achieve a successful result.