Savills | Brooms Of Park, Cornhill, Banff, AB45 2JA | Properties for sale
56 Ac(22.66 Ha)
Offers over £975,000

Brooms Of ParkCornhill, Banff, AB45 2JA

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Immaculately maintained property and gardens, perfect as either a family home or countryside retreat for those looking for the “lock up and go” lifestyle.
  • Versatile and well maintained open L-shaped steading and further outbuilding offering substantial spaces for any kind of use.
  • Large four bedroom detached farmhouse with underfloor heating on both floors.
  • Environmentally friendly with very high insulation levels and ground source heat pump.
  • Gated entrance with intercom and remote opening.
  • Situated within garden grounds of about 0.75 acres with extensive parking.
  • About 56 further acres of grassland and woodland.
  • Enjoying a peaceful countryside position, and just under 40 miles away from Aberdeen International Airport.

Immaculate four-bed farmhouse situated in about 56 acres of its own land with two superb outbuildings offering substantial spaces for any kind of use. An environmentally friendly hideaway.

About this property

  • An immaculately presented farmhouse set within 56 acres of its own land, Brooms of Park is a traditional Aberdeenshire farmhouse with outbuildings. Built in the 1800's and completely rebuilt between 2008 and 2010, a two storey rear wing was created, while the interior has been meticulously upgraded to provide versatile and easily maintained accommodation suitable for modern family living.

    ACCOMMODATION
    A hardwood door with stained glass panel leads into the bright entrance hall featuring a Victorian style monochrome tiled floor. Beneath the staircase is a fully tiled WC cloakroom fitted with a white two piece suite and mirrored cabinet.

    From the reception hall a door leads into the open plan dining kitchen/sitting room, which is of excellent dimensions and ideal for both relaxation and formal entertainment with zoned ceiling spotlights. Within the sitting room the flooring is of coloured marble, while an open fireplace with polished black stone hearth and an ornate cast iron surround creates a warm and inviting ambience.

    The generously sized dining area provides plenty of space for a large dining table set, with twin ceiling pendant lighting and glazed doors opening onto the paved terrace. The sociable kitchen area features a good range of attractive base, wall and display cabinetry, while polished granite work surfaces incorporate a Franke 1.5 sink with drainer. Within the kitchen there is a Rangemaster with five ring induction hob, which has specially commissioned artwork painted on to the splashback tiling creating a characterful focal point. The large breakfast island is a striking feature, with undercounter storage and twin Miele wine coolers. It is understood that the fridge/freezer, wine coolers, dishwasher and hob will remain.

    A hardwood door from the kitchen leads into the good sized utility room, which in turn allows access to the garden grounds and terrace. Tiled to half height, the utility room has been designed as a wet room (to drain off excess water) and is thus a perfect room for wet outdoor equipment and pets. Within the utility room there are the Miele washing machine, tumble drier, Heat Pump and sink unit.

    Completing the ground floor is the family room with deep silled window overlooking the property frontage. A well proportioned living space, central to the room is the wood burning stove which is situated within a brick lined recess with polished black stone hearth.

    Ascending the staircase, there is an L-shaped landing which receives lots of natural light from the velux windows.

    The principal bedroom benefits from dual aspect views and provides ample space for freestanding furniture, having the advantage of a dressing room providing excellent hanging and shelf storage, in addition to a dressing table area. The principal bedroom also boasts a luxurious en suite bathroom. Featuring a white suite, there is a WC, bath with central tap fitment and twin wash hand basins set within an attractive vanity unit with mirrored cabinets above. The en suite also features a fully tiled shower enclosure and mood lighting.

    Bedrooms two and four are both well proportioned rooms of tasteful decoration and hardwood flooring, with velux windows allowing for natural light. Bedroom three overlooks the property frontage and fields beyond, while being fitted with a bespoke range of fitted wardrobes and elevated storage which also incorporates a desk area.

    The luxurious and fully tiled family bathroom features a white suite, consisting of WC with concealed cistern, bath with central tap fitment, and twin wash hand basins encased within a contemporary vanity unit with mirrored cabinets and mood lighting. A glazed shower enclosure with Grohe fitment completes the bathroom.

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The attention to detail at this wonderful property is tremendous. A fantastic country home, the two versatile outbuildings are amongst the best I have encountered, and offer a variety of potential uses for the discerning purchaser.”

Fiona GormleyProperty agent

Local information

  • Brooms of Park is the perfect base from which to enjoy the great outdoors. While the surrounding area comprises rolling farmland and open countryside, this part of the northeast of Scotland is also famed for its outdoor pursuits, including walking, mountain biking, horse riding and golf. Salmon fishing is available on the rivers Deveron, Don, Dee and Spey, while game shooting is another popular sport. The nearby coast offers sailing and sandy beaches. Apart from its rich agricultural heritage, the area is steeped in historical interest, being in the heart of Castle Country.
  • Brooms of Park is situated less than 2 miles from the small village of Cornhill, which has a garage. The neighbouring village of Aberchirder has a Co-op supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bowling club, church, primary school and part time medical centre. It is understood that Brooms of Park is in the catchment for Ordiquhill Primary School and Banff Academy.
  • Huntly is an historic town approximately 15 miles away which prospered during the 18th century through the expanding linen industry. Today, the amenities include two major supermarkets, butchers, hairdressers, restaurants and recreational facilities, including the popular Huntly Falconry centre. The train station provides a direct link to Aberdeen and Inverness, with a connection railway at Insch. A regular bus service provides travel to Aberdeen.
  • The coastal village of Portsoy, approximately 7 miles away, was established as a Royal Burgh in 1550 by Mary Queen of Scots and is famed for its green Portsoy marble or serpentine, which was used in the construction of Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles. The town is largely a conservation area, focused on the harbour which was built around 300 years ago and upgraded in 1825 for the herring fishing fleet. Portsoy hosts an annual summer festival which encompasses history, music, arts, crafts, food and drink as well as a variety of maritime activities.
  • The Royal Burgh of Banff is situated at the mouth of the River Deveron. Many of the properties in Banff date back to the late 17th or 18th century, including the magnificent Duff House which was built in 1730. There is a regular bus service into Aberdeen and a wide range of local amenities.
  • The A96 provides ease of access to Aberdeen, which lies approximately 45.5 miles away. The international airport lies approximately 39.9 miles away and provides excellent transport links by air to Amsterdam, London and other UK and European cities. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has greatly improved travel in and around Aberdeen, with a quicker and more direct route south. There are regular rail services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper service and connection station in Huntly. Aberdeen provides all the services expected of a major city, including business and leisure facilities, theatres, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling in Aberdeen including Robert Gordon's College, St Margaret's and Albyn, as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and colleges of further education.
  • Aberchirder 3.5 miles
  • Banff 9.5 miles
  • Huntly 14.3 miles
  • Aberdeen City 45.5 miles
  • Aberdeen International Airport 39.9 miles*
  • *Please note that all distances are approximate

Additional information

  • OUTBUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
  • From the B9023 the property is well screened by mature hedging, while two tarred driveways allow secure access via gated entrances with an intercom opening system for the main entrance gate. The main driveway opens on to an extensive parking and turning area. With the gardens around Brooms of Park extending to about 0.75 acres, there are mature lawns interspersed with gravelled pathways around the house and outbuildings. To the rear of the house is a large slate paved terrace where a large Valoriani wood fired oven and open fire are located – ideal for summer entertaining.
  • Within the immediate grounds there are large and beautifully maintained outbuildings which can be utilised in a variety of ways. A detached building used in period as horse stables and bothy is currently used as garage and workshop. The larger L-shaped steading can be used for any purpose ancillary to the residential use so for example home-office, playroom, home gym, etc. The central courtyard between the buildings has a paved area with a Marina Pillar for light, electricity and water.
  • With the necessary permissions the outbuildings could be suitable for a variety of business uses or converted into one or multiple houses.
  • Around Brooms of Park is about 56 acres of land, of which about 9 acres is woodland with the rest being grassland. For those looking for land suitable for equestrian use, this offers a rare opportunity.
  • PROPERTY SPECIFICATION:
  • Ground Floors constructed of solid concrete, upper floors constructed with timber joists and steel beams.
  • Walls are solid stone supplemented by inner concrete block skin on newer walls. Average wall thickness is 750mm including internal wall lining.
  • Insulation in internal wall lining is 100mm Kingspan, between roof trusses 150mm Kingspan.
  • There are no load bearing partition walls.
  • New roof covered with Welsh Slate. All roof windows “Velux” Conservation Windows.
  • Guttering and downpipes constructed of cast iron.
  • Downstairs all floors tiled, upstairs engineered hardwood throughout.
  • Zoned underfloor heating throughout.
  • Bathrooms with mood lighting and water-resistant speakers.
  • High quality sanitary fittings mostly from Grohe and Geberit.
  • All sockets and switches Stainless Steel.
  • Nibe ground source heat pump with horizontal straight pipes in field adjacent to buildings.
  • Extensive drainage around house with ACO Channels along terrace and driveways.
  • Terrace solid concrete with slate tiling. Fireplace and large Valoriani Wood-fired oven.
  • Tarred driveways and forecourt. Both entrances with gates.
  • Directions: From Aberdeen, follow the A96 towards Huntly. Just before entering Huntly, turn right on to the A97 and follow this road for some distance, crossing the Bridge of Marnoch. At the junction turn left onto the B9023 and keep straight towards Cornhill. Brooms of Park is located along the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = B