317.64 sq m(3,419 sq ft)
Offers over £435,000

BurnigillBurnside Road, Fettercairn, Kincardineshire, AB30 1XY

    Key features

    • Home Report - £490,000
    • Pretty and attractive house
    • Well located in picturesque village
    • Edge of village
    • Beautifully presented

    Charming house within the picturesque and well located village of Fettercairn.

    About this property

    • Burnigill is situated on Burnside Road on the edge of the attractive village of Fettercairn. To the rear is an open agricultural field, while in front, and protecting the view, is a play area, tennis court and bowling green. The house is accessed from the public road by its own wooden bridge over the burn. It is a most pretty and attractive house, which is believed to date from the 1840s. It is stone built with a symmetrical front, and a slate roof with charming coned dormers with bowed roofs and cills. It is surrounded by its own delightful gardens including a small wooded area to the rear.

      The house was acquired by the sellers in the mid 1980s who then set about creating the lovely house that is seen today. At that stage a new kitchen was fitted and it was opened up into the sitting room, creating an ideal open plan living space. The drawing room and dining room were reconfigured, and are now ideal for entertaining, as were the cloakroom and downstairs shower room. The house has continued to be improved. More recently the garage was re-roofed, the bridge renewed and the house repointed. The kitchen was refurbished in 2009 and the master en suite bathroom was replaced in 2017. In 2018 the outside was repainted. All these works have been done in such a way so as to preserve and enhance the period feel and features of the house which include cornices in all the principal rooms. As such it is a property of great character, which is beautifully presented, and is perfect for both modern family living and for entertaining. Very briefly the accommodation at ground floor level includes an entrance vestibule and hallway. Arranged off the hallway is the drawing room, cloakroom and sitting room. The drawing room opens through to the dining room, which can also be accessed from the hallway by the cloakroom, and off this is a useful downstairs shower room. On the other side of the hallway is the cosy sitting room which opens through to the kitchen and beyond is a utility room giving access to the garage. At first floor level is the master bedroom suite, together with two further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a smaller study / nursery bedroom. On the top floor are two further bedrooms and a large landing and useful store, which may have potential to create a further bath or shower room, subject to obtaining any necessary consents. Behind the house are two useful stores and a kennel.

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    Burnigill has a welcoming, traditional feel that is most appealing. It has been cleverly opened up internally to create relaxed living spaces without sacrificing the original elegance and proportions of the house. The location is peaceful and private and yet the house still forms part of a friendly village community. All in all, this is a lovely family home with much to recommend it.

    Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent

    Local information

    • Fettercairn is a charming small village situated between the farmland of the Howe of the Mearns and the foothills of the Grampian Mountains. The centre of the village is a conservation area and contains several buildings dating from the 18th century. In 1864 The Royal Arch was built to commemorate a visit by Queen Victoria, on her way to Balmoral. The local distillery was established in 1824.
    • Fettercairn has a primary school, village shop, café and a well known hotel. Further shopping is found in Laurencekirk, along with secondary schooling and leisure facilities at the new Mearns Community Campus. Private schooling is found locally at Lathallan in Johnshaven, and at schools in Aberdeen. Montrose and Stonehaven provide more extensive shopping and facilities and are easily reached. Both Dundee and Aberdeen provide all that is expected of major cities, and are also easily reached by the A90 dual carriageway.
    • There are railway stations at Montrose and Laurencekirk offering east coast mainline services to Aberdeen and the south. Aberdeen Airport provides a range of domestic and European flights and there are services from Dundee to London Stansted. Journey times to Aberdeen and Aberdeen Airport will be much reduced with the opening of the Western Peripheral route.
    • This area of Scotland is well known for its wide range of outdoor pursuits. There is a renowned 18 hole golf course at Edzell and a Country Club within the Glenesk Hotel. Other courses in the area include Montrose and Brechin, with a championship course at Carnoustie. Salmon and sea trout fishing can be taken on the nearby North and South Esks, while the River Dee and Deeside are easily accessible over the scenic Cairn o'Mount road (B974) from Fettercairn. Nearby beaches are found at Lunan Bay, Montrose and St Cyrus, which is a nature reserve. The Angus glens offer some of the finest hill walking in eastern Scotland, and there is skiing at Glenshee. There are walks in Inglismaldie Forest, and in nearby Drumtochty Glen.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From the A90 (Aberdeen to Dundee dual carriageway) take the turning at Northwaterbridge (on the county boundary between Angus and Aberdeenshire), some 1.7 miles north of Stracathro and 4.5 miles south of Laurencekirk, signposted to Edzell Woods and Fettercairn. Then turn immediately right signposted Luthermuir and Fettercairn. Continue for 4.5 miles to the village of Fettercairn. Continue into the village on Burnside Road and the turning into Burnigill will be seen on the right immediately after passing the tennis court and play park.
    • EPC Rating = F