Old Town Farm, Wardhouse, Insch, AB52 6YB
Offers Over: £ 350,000
24.04 acres

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Old Town Farm is located in rural Aberdeenshire, approximately 4 miles west of the village of Insch. The property enjoys a pleasant rural setting and commands spectacular views of the surrounding countryside towards Dunnydeer from its elevated position. The property is located just off the B9002 with commuter links to Inverurie and Aberdeen by road and rail. Insch provides a good range of local amenities including two grocery stores, independent retailers, restaurants, nursery, leisure centre and a railway station.
Old Town is well suited to those who seek an active outdoor lifestyle, with many hill walks including Bennachie and Hill of Dunnydeer in the immediate vicinity and the Cairngorms National Park within easy driving distance. There are many other recreational and leisure opportunities in the area including golf courses, fishing, historic castles and gardens, horse riding, Nordic Skiing near Huntly and The Lecht Ski Centre in the Cairngorms.
Primary education is available in Kennethmont or Insch whilst secondary education is at Inverurie or Huntly.
The City of Aberdeen (35 miles) provides a theatre, two universities and shopping facilities far surpassing most other cities of its size. In addition, Aberdeen has a mainline railway station providing inter-city and sleeper services to the south and also an airport operating domestic and international flights.
Old Town Farmhouse is a traditional stone-under-slate one-and-a-half storey residence. The current owners replaced the windows with double glazed windows in 2015 and extended the farmhouse with a conservatory to the east gable. Although the property would benefit from upgrading and modernisation, the scope to make the property into an attractive and unique family home is in abundance. The accommodation is laid over two levels and the internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Conservatory, Kitchen, scullery, bathroom, sitting room, living room, study.
First Floor: Bedroom accessed via spiral staircase in kitchen, 2 large bedrooms and landing accessed via main stairway.
Externally, the farmhouse is surrounded by lawn and mature garden grounds with attractive broadleaf and fruit trees. A garden gate leads from the front of the house into the paddocks.
The steading comprises an impressive traditional U-shaped steading, bothy and a semi-modern dutch barn. The traditional steading would benefit from repair to the roof, however subject to the necessary statutory consents, would provide excellent development potential. The Bothy is a charming traditional stone under slate roof building and provides helpful additional storage, however it could be utilised for an number of purposes.
The south east facing grazing paddock extends to approximately 5.22 hectares (12.9 acres) and is stock fenced to the boundary. The field would be capable of further division for paddock grazing. The topography of the land is undulating and there is natural shelter provided for livestock or horses. To the east of the field there is an area with a pond extending to 1.17 hectares (2.9 acres), fenced off from the paddock and provides a beautiful haven for wildlife including ducks and deer. There are also further areas of shelter belts with mixed native trees providing a wildlife corridor from the neighbouring farmland. Access into the fields is gained from a garden gate below the farmhouse or from the public roadside at the B9002 at the bottom of the field.
According to the James Hutton Institute 1:50,000 Land Use Capability for Agriculture maps, the land is classified as Grade 3.2. This land grade is typical of the area and suitable for growing a moderate range of crops and high yields of barley, oats and grass.
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire Council, Gordon House, Blackhall Road, Inverurie, AB51 3WA
By agreement

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