Savills | Wickerinn Farmhouse, Banchory, Kincardineshire, AB31 5QX | Property for sale
2,099 sq ft(195 sq m)
Offers over £795,000

Wickerinn FarmhouseBanchory, Kincardineshire, AB31 5QX


    Key features

    • 3 reception rooms
    • Principal bedroom with en suite shower room and dressing areas
    • 3 further bedrooms and family bathroom
    • Luxury equestrian facilities – About 3.75 acres
    • Triple stone stable block
    • Riding Arena with silica sand, fibre and rubber surface
    • Garage

    Impressive extended detached home with outstanding equestrian facilities.

    About this property

    • Wickerinn Farmhouse was originally an inn dating from around 1843. Fully refurbished and extended in 2012 the property provides modern living space in truly turnkey and ready to move into condition. Old meets new with the perfect blend of period farmhouse exterior with a contemporary interior. The high specification is completed with Kahrs oak flooring, oak skirting boards, door facings and four panel oak doors a consistent theme. The cloakrooms, shower and bathroom have luxury sanitaryware.

      The entrance hall with an oak balustrade staircase and complete with carpet runner and brass rods is a welcoming start to the accommodation. Providing a delightful ambience is the front aspect sitting room with Stovax Studio 2 cassette type wood burner with slate hearth and Stovax wall tiled surround. Opposite is the formal dining room, which is currently used as a study. The ground floor cloakroom has a Vado sensor tap. At the heart of the home is the dining kitchen with a comprehensive range of hand made oak cabinets complemented by Black Star Galaxy granite worksurfaces. The stainless steel sink features an Itho boiling tap. Appliances include fridge/freezer, under counter freezer, extractor hood, drinks chiller, dishwasher and large Rangemaster class 110 cooker with induction hob. For everyday tasks the laundry room is plumbed for an automatic washing machine. Informal relaxation space is found in the family room where there is a Jotul freestanding corner stove on a teardrop glass hearth and triple aspect windows overlooking the enclosed courtyard. Opposite are French doors which bring the outdoors in with access to the patio area. Independent access to the courtyard and equestrian facilities is via the rear vestibule and boot room. At first floor level the principal bedroom suite has an abundance of natural light with four large windows. Extensive hanging and shelf space is provided by built in wardrobes in addition to the generous dressing room which could easily be a study or snug if required. The stunning en suite is particularly spacious with wall to wall etched glass doors with mountain imagery. Fully tiled there is an oversized Matki shower enclosure with mains shower and anti-mist mirrors over the basins. As well as a linen cupboard there is hatch access via a concertina ladder to the partially floored loft. Three further double bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom which is fully tiled with a double end bath and oversized walk-in shower enclosure with Matki shower.

      EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
      A luxury stable block accommodates three Monarch hardwood stalls fitted with heavy duty anti weave sliding doors and half grilled division panels. Each stable has a high/low level corner hay rack and external feed hatch, auto water drinker, rug rack and 17mm thick rubber floor matting. Central tie up area with overhead hot/cold shower boom. Wall mounted tool rack. Hat/coat and boot rack area. Light, power and water.

      The tackroom has a WC with white toilet and wash basin. Sink and base storage units. Overhead storage floor with fixed folding access ladder. Plumbing for washing machine. Wall mounted rug and saddle racks and bridle hooks.

      Riding arena 20 x 40 metres, surface by Equestrian Surfaces (650gsm membrane, silica sand, stabilising fibre and equine rubber). Five arena mirrors and fence mounted jump hooks.

      Three grazing fields enclosed by post and rail and/or post and electric rope wire fencing, water troughs.

      Field shelter by Strathearn Stabling – a timber field shelter with access to all three fields. Fitted with internal kickboards and tie rings. Concrete floor with 17mm rubber floor mats.

      GARAGE
      An elongated garage/workshop has electric door with maximiser opening to accommodate wider cars. Storage space for at least two vehicles and also a workshop area. Above is a mezzanine storage floor. Power and light. Concrete floor.

      OUTSIDE
      Modern purpose built steel framed and profile sheet barn. Garden shed. Greenhouse. Kennel and run. The perimeter is enclosed by dry stone dykes.

      Alfresco dining and entertaining is provided for within a BBQ area with gazebo set in an established border with shrubs and pink granite chips. There is also a patio area accessible from the dining kitchen and family room. Further large courtyard area laid in Tegula paving and lawn areas to the side and rear.

      The front driveway is enclosed by two sliding electric gates and pedestrian gate. Granite boundary wall with pink, grey stone and mid pink granite pillars are the main feature of the front elevation of the property.

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    With wonderful stable facilities, the horses are afforded the same luxury specification as the owners enjoy in their extended farmhouse. It is such a pleasure to be relaxing on the terrace and observe the grazing horses or the sheltered patio and courtyard area for alfresco refreshments.

    Fiona GormleyProperty agent

    Local information

    • Banchory, considered to be the gateway to Royal Deeside, is a popular and expanding town located along the picturesque River Dee and overlooked by the renowned Scolty Hill. Within Banchory there is a good range of amenities, including specialist shopping, two large supermarkets, banking, restaurants, a garden centre, hotels, swimming pool, library, health centre and several dentists. There are pre-school facilities available in addition to two primary schools and Banchory Academy which caters for secondary education. Banchory Sports Village provides a range of sporting facilities, including a six lane swimming pool. There are numerous outdoor leisure activities available, including hill walking, horse riding, fishing, gliding and golf. Banchory is also well located for access to the ski resorts at Glenshee and the Lecht during the winter months.
    • Westhill provides an excellent range of amenities and leisure facilities, including an 18 hole golf course, health centre and a bustling shopping complex with M&S Simply Food and Costa, while there are also COSTCO and Tesco superstores. With a range of subsea companies based within Westhill, there is also ease of access to the AWPR, providing a quicker commute to areas north and south of the city centre, including Aberdeen International Airport. Within Aberdeen there are regular train services, including a sleeper to King's Cross London. Aberdeen provides all the services of a major city, including business, leisure and health facilities, theatres and cinemas, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling including Robert Gordon's school, St Margaret's, and Albyn as well as the International school at Pitfodels. There are two universities and two colleges of further education.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Aberdeen travel west along the A944/B977 in the direction of Banchory. Follow B977 after Echt junction for approx. 0.6 miles and the house is on right enclosed by a substantial pink polished granite wall. Aberdeen International Airport 12.6 miles Central Aberdeen 14.1 miles Banchory 5.1 miles *Please note that all distances are approximate
    • EPC Rating = C