UNDER OFFER - A fantastic, traditional extended and refurbished cottage in a stunning location with approximately 2.38 acres of grounds. Hillhead Cottage is nestled amongst its own mature woodland and boasts spectacular views of truly outstanding Highland scenery including Bennachie and Glenlivet. Approached via a gated entrance up a sweeping drive the cottage enjoys accommodation over two floors including a gorgeous lounge with exposed stone wall and wood duel fuel stove, large country kitchen with a beautiful Rayburn and space for dining, a handy utility room, bathroom and three double bedrooms. Outside the extensive gardens offer superb amenity with areas of open ground, garden, mature planting, pond and the remains of the original stone steading which all combine to offer the incoming purchaser excellent year round variety. This is a rare chance to acquire a rural home of character with land in a special location. Energy Performance Certificate Rating G, Council Tax Band C
The area is remarkably beautiful and unspoilt. Primary schooling is at Glenlivet Primary and secondary education is at Speyside High in Aberlour. There is a free transport service to both. Aberlour (11 miles) provides a range of services including garage, hotel, butcher, general store, post office, 3 churches, hospital and health centre, community centre including a swimming pool, tennis court and bowling green. The area is ideal for access to the Cairngorm Mountain Range, Glenlivet Estate with its summer and winter sporting facilities, Mountain Bike Trails, the Malt Whisky Trail and fishing on the Rivers Spey and Avon. The area is famed for its range of outdoor pursuits. Fishing can be taken on the Spey and Avon, two of Scotlands finest rivers, and shooting and stalking is available on nearby estates. Ballindalloch has a golf course, hillwalking and skiing at the Lecht and Cairngorms and water sports on the Moray Firth. The international airports at Aberdeen and Inverness offer an excellent range of domestic and European flights.
A composite door with opaque panels to the side provides access to the spacious utility room where an excellent range of modern white base and wall units can be found with timber effect worktop over. There is plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. Storage is plentiful with a wall of hooks for outerwear and space for storing footwear underneath and a further shelved cupboard allows for extra storage space. A stainless steel sink with mixer tap is placed at the window to the side overlooking the beautiful scenery. A glazed stable door leads to the hallway and there is anti-slip vinyl flooring, recessed ceiling lights and radiator.
Quality brushed French oak flooring flows throughout this spacious hallway where doors open to the lounge, kitchen / dining room, bedroom and bathroom. Timber double doors open to the front of the property allowing easy access to the front garden. There is recessed ceiling lighting, a radiator and the warmup controls for the bathroom can be found in the hallway too.
A comfortable and relaxing lounge enjoying a feature stone wall and centred around a Villager multi-fuel stove set on a slate hearth. Windows are placed to the front and rear allowing fabulous views of the garden grounds and allowing natural light to flow through a window looks into the utility room too. There is brushed french oak flooring throughout, four wall lights and a radiator.
The lovely kitchen / dining room enjoys a Rayburn Supreme stove creating a warm and inviting place to cook and eat. There is a fantastic range of white base, wall, wine rack and drawer units with beautiful natural timber worktop over featuring an inset Belfast sink with mixer tap which is perfectly placed at the window with views over the magnificent countryside. Integrated appliances include Beko dishwasher, Rangemaster oven / grill, Neff Schott Ceran induction hob and there is space for a fridge / freezer. A cupboard houses the water cylinder and there is vinyl flooring, a four point ceiling lighting and recessed ceiling lighting is above the cooking area.
Located on the ground floor this is an inviting and bright double bedroom with windows to the front and side allowing great levels of natural light into the room. A lovely feature of this room is the painted stone wall and there is brushed french oak flooring, ceiling lighting and a radiator.
A well presented, fresh bathroom comprising of a WC, a bath with mixer waterfall tap situating an electric Triton Seville shower with glazed screen surrounding and a beautiful Mango sideboard with storage underneath featuring a porcelain bowl wash hand basin with modern free standing mixer tap. The bathroom is tiled with Tavertine wall tiles and an opaque window is placed to the side. There is Tavertine natural softstone floor tiles, four piece ceiling light, extractor and chrome towel radiator.
Carpeted stairs lead to the first floor landing where doors open to bedrooms two and three. Two low level cupboards tucked into the eaves allow for great storage and a Velux window to the front allows natural light to flood in. On the landing there is space for a desk allowing the opportunity to make the most of the space provided. There is carpet flooring and recessed ceiling lighting.
A bright double bedroom benefitting from a large Velux window to the front and small window to the side providing fabulous scenic views, both flooding the room with natural light. There is carpet flooring, recessed ceiling lighting and radiator.
Another double bedroom benefitting from a large Velux window to the front allowing for magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and a further window to the side allows extra natural light into the room. There is carpet flooring, recessed ceiling lighting and a radiator.
The property sits in approximately 2.38 acres of natural habitat including a large pond, with post and wire fencing surrounding and a variety of trees, bushes and shrubs within. The front garden is laid with lawn and a spacious decking area is located to the rear providing a variety of places to sit out and enjoy the sunshine. There are three timber garden sheds, two timber log stores and a container which allow for great storage.
*The remains of an old mill and steading are located within the grounds and with the relevant planning permission has the potential to be developed.
It is understood there is mains electricity, private water supply from a private well with sediment tank and septic tank drainage.
Solid fuel fired wet central heating system
*The current owners have a contract with Scottish Water to empty the septic tank every two years at a cost of £150.
*The 3 stage filtration and UV system for the private water supply is located within the loft.
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EPC Rating G
CLOSING DATE SET - 14 February 2020 at 12 noon
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