Kingsford Farmhouse and Steading, Auchterless, Turriff, AB53 8DA
Offers Over: £ 400,000
6 acres

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From Inverurie take the B9001 road north through Rothienorman and turn right onto the B992 signed ‘Auchterless 2 miles’. Proceed through Auchterless and continue for around 1 mile before turning left where signed ‘Woodhead’. Kingsford Farmhouse and Steading is situated less than mile ahead on the left hand side. The exact location can be seen on the attached OS extract plan.
Kingsford Farmhouse and Steading is situated in a private and peaceful rural setting with views over surrounding Aberdeenshire countryside. The property is easily accessible, lying adjacent to a minor road leading from Auchterless to Turriff, and in proximity to the A947 road for commuting to Oldmeldrum, Inverurie and Aberdeen.
Kirkton of Auchterless (2½ miles) is a picturesque rural community with a village hall, parish church and primary school. The market town of Turriff is only 4 miles distant from Kingsford and provides a wide range of shops, facilities and services including a supermarket, secondary education, healthcare, swimming pool and an 18 hole golf course. The town is also host to the annual Turriff Show, the largest two-day agricultural show in Scotland.
The surrounding area has a wealth of recreational options for sporting, fishing, golf, walking and trekking, including on the spectacular Banff & Buchan coastline. The north east of Scotland is also famed for its whisky and castle trails with Fyvie Castle, Delgatie Castle and Duff House all popular attractions nearby.
The City of Aberdeen can be reached in under an hour by car (rush hour excepted) and 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 regular flights to London and other UK cities, as well as overseas destinations.
Kingsford Farmhouse is a substantial dwellinghouse which has been extended and renovated to provide comfortable and well proportioned 5 bedroom, 4 public room accommodation. The Farmhouse is full of character with a number of feature fireplaces, decorative coving and the impressive family room. The property is double glazed and has partial oil fired central heating.
The internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor
Kitchen/Dining Room, Laundry/Boot Room, Shower/Wet Room, Store, Dining Room/Sitting Room, Bathroom, Garden Room, Bedroom 5/Office
First Floor
Family Room, Landing/Study Area, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2
Second Floor
Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4
Kingsford Farmhouse is set in large garden grounds which surround the property on all sides. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature woodland providing privacy and shelter.
A driveway to the front and side provide ample parking together with a detached double garage. A fuel store adjoins the Farmhouse to the rear.
Mains Electricity, Mains Water, Private Drainage
Council Tax
Band F
Energy Performance Certificate
Band F
Kingsford Steading
Situated to the north of the Farmhouse is a redundant range of former farm buildings including bothy and yard, occupying a footprint of around 1 acre. Full planning permission for conversion of the steading to form 3 dwellinghouses and 1 holiday let was granted in 2009 with this development confirmed commenced by Aberdeenshire Council in 2012 following road access works. Subsequently, planning permission in principle for demolition of part of the steading and erection of a dwellinghouse at Plot 3 was approved in 2018. Details can be viewed on Aberdeenshire Council’s planning portal using references APP/2008/2227 and APP/2018/1134 or from the selling agents.
The land included at Kingsford comprises approximately 4 acres (1.67Ha) of agricultural land split into two grass paddocks. Including the agricultural land, woodland, house grounds, steading and yard, the property extends to approximately 6 acres (2.4Ha) in total.
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire Council, Formartine Area Office, 29 Bridge Street, Ellon, AB41 9AA 
By appointment with Mrs Sim - 01888 511248 or the selling agents - Aberdeen & Northern Estates - 01467 623800


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