Outstanding six bedroom period home with double garage, situated within private and mature grounds of approximately 1.4 acres with far reaching views over the Aberdeenshire countryside.
An imposing 2.5 storey period home dating from 1798, Carpe Diem House was originally the manse to Daviot Church. Bought by the current owners in the early 1990s, the property has been sympathetically extended and modernised while taking care to preserve the existing period features, such as sash and case windows, working shutters, deep skirting boards, picture rails and sweeping staircases. Nestled within beautifully maintained garden grounds of approximately 1.4 acres with far reaching views, the property is conveniently placed for accessing local amenities and schooling, while the bustling town of Inverurie lies only 5 miles distant.
A charming painted door overlooks a paved terrace and leads into the entrance hall. This is floored with Caithness slate tiles which continue into the dining kitchen a welcoming and homely room of spacious proportions. It is fitted with an extensive range of units topped with Corian, a breakfast bar with solid wood work surface, a moulded sink and a four ring gas hob. Within the kitchen there is a cream AGA, integrated combination microwave/oven, two undercounter fridges and two integrated dishwashers.
The superb sun lounge is flooded with an abundance of natural light while also allowing access to the garden. A fantastic addition to the property, the sun lounge is fitted with engineered oak flooring and provides ample seating and dining opportunities. A fitted display cabinet is currently utilised as a small bar and includes an undercounter fridge.
The light and peaceful sitting room enjoys dual aspect views over the garden, most notably from a large bay window area. Of elegant decoration to complement the original wooden floor, central to the room is an open fireplace with white painted mantel.
A panelled door from the sitting room leads into the reception hall, from where the original staircase gently winds up to the first floor accommodation. Accessible from the hall is the versatile family room with bay window, a well proportioned study and a WC cloakroom with white two piece suite.
A further door from the dining kitchen leads into a sympathetic extension which was created by the current owners. The versatile home gym enjoys open views over the rear garden, while having the benefit of fitted storage and ease of access to both a contemporary bathroom and separate shower room. It would also make an excellent home office, if desired. Partially on open plan to the exercise room is the utility room, which features a good range of fitted storage and work surface areas incorporating a Belfast ceramic sink. Plumbed for white appliances, a door opens into the garden. A well appointed boot room provides ample storage for larger leisure and outdoor items.
Ascending the curved staircase, there is a good range of fitted storage facilities and extensive book shelving on the bright landing. Overlooking the gardens via a large bay window is the principal bedroom which enjoys lovely views and also the benefit of a walk through dressing area that leads into the en suite bathroom; this includes a white three piece suite and corner shower enclosure.
Double bedroom two also has views of the garden towards the trees via a large bay window area. Double bedroom three is a charming room with the benefit of a fixed wardrobe and extensive white painted book shelving. Double bedroom four is a generously proportioned and bright living space with triple aspect views. Completing the first floor is the shower room.
A door from the first floor landing conceals the entrance to the secondary staircase to the upper living accommodation. Along the second floor landing there is the store room, eaves storage cupboard and a charming partially open study area which includes book shelving and a deep set fitted desk.
Bedroom five is a delightful room with feature fireplace, while bedroom six is of neutral decoration and generously sized. Both bedrooms are served by the second floor bathroom, which features a white three piece suite with shower over the bath.
Garden & Outbuildings
From a pillared entrance, an extensive tarmac driveway provides parking for a number of vehicles. There are outdoor terraces to both the front and rear, with the majority of the garden mostly laid to lawn while being bordered by a variety of shrubs, bushes, mature trees and an area of enchanting woodland. From the rear garden there are far reaching views over countryside and farmland.
Along the driveway there is access to a detached double garage with linked garden store. The garage is fitted with two electronically operated doors and is partially floored above to maximise storage with integral access to the garden store.
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A superb example of a period property which has been sympathetically extended, my favourite room is the sun lounge which it's high vaulted ceiling and beautiful views across the garden towards the lovely Aberdeenshire countryside.Fiona Gormley