Well presented steading conversion, with impressive views, good outbuildings and land, and excellent access to the A90.
The Sheilin is a modern country house set in a rural location but with quick and easy access to the A90 (Aberdeen to Dundee) dual carriageway. It was acquired by the sellers in 2015 just after it was converted from a farm steading into a lovely country house with views to the hills. It has a stone and harled finish, with a slate roof. Whilst thoroughly modern internally, being in effect a new house in an old shell, it retains the character and appearance of the original building. At the time of the conversion the building was rebuilt, with new floors, new roofs and double glazing all being installed, along with good levels of insulation, rewiring, plumbing and new under floor heating.
It is a spacious, bright and well laid out house, making the most of its position and its views to the Grampian hills. Downstairs there are two entrance doors into the hallway / living room, which benefits from a new wood burning stove. One entrance door is from the courtyard side, and the other is from the east, and closest to the main parking area. Also at ground floor level is a thoroughly modern dining kitchen, with a striking glass wall and doors out to the garden, a useful utility room, two good sized bedrooms (one with an en suite shower room) and a family bathroom. Upstairs is a stunning sitting room / gallery making the most of the views, together with a study and a master bedroom with dressing and en suite bathroom. As such the house is well laid out for both modern family living and for entertaining. There is a very high level of presentation with oak finishings and a contemporary glass and oak staircase. It benefits from engineered oak flooring upstairs and a combination of both oak flooring and tiling downstairs. Outside there is a large barn and on the other side of the driveway is a large grassed area, of some 2.6 acres, which with some more fencing could be used as a paddock and includes a useful shed. The Sheilin is one of a small group of houses, including an adjoining property.
From the courtyard a covered entrance with double opening partially glazed doors leads into the large hallway / living room which has a cornice, seven wall lights, Burley Wakerley 9112 wood burning stove, staircase to the first floor and a further side entrance door. Off the hallway / living room is the dining kitchen. The dining area has floor to ceiling sliding doors to the garden giving panoramic views to the hills. The fully fitted modern kitchen has push-to-open drawers, granite worktops and an AEG dishwasher, Siemens Ceran hob with four burners and separate single burner, sink, Siemens microwave, Electrolux double oven / grill and a Samsung American style fridge / freezer with water and ice dispenser. There is also a further entrance door to the side of the house. The adjoining utility room also has fitted cupboards and granite worktops with plumbing for a washing machine. In addition there is a Buderus boiler and a WC with washbasin. On the other side of the hallway / living room is a bedroom passageway with a built in cupboard. The well-appointed partially tiled family bathroom has a cornice, free standing bath, twin circular washbasins, and a WC. Bedrooms one and two both have bay windows and fitted hanging and shelved cupboards, while bedroom two also has an en suite shower room with shower cubicle, corner washbasin and WC.
At first floor level is a bright and spacious sitting room overlooking the hallway and which leads to a gallery area with stunning views to the hills. It has seven uplighters, wooden flooring, full length windows and a number of double Velux windows with oak deep display shelves. The study has a fitted desk and leads through to the impressive master bedroom. This has built in storage units and a hatch to a floored roof storage. A dressing area has fitted hanging and shelved wardrobes which in turn leads to the en suite bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle, circular washbasin and WC.
The garden, lying to the north of the house is mainly in grass. There is a large parking area to the side of the house. Beyond is a timber framed Dutch barn (15.15 m x 17 m approx.) with a corrugated roof. Within this is a storage shed (3.15 m x 2.4 m approx.). On the other side of the house is a gravelled courtyard. Across the driveway is the large grassed area, which was formerly a field and has a timber framed and corrugated shed (6.4 m x 7.4 m approx.)
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Spacious, bright and with a flexible layout, The Sheilin makes the most of its green, rural outlook and has been meticulously finished with solid oak detailing and sleek new fixtures and fittings. The result? A move-straight-in' property that is also extremely well placed for the A90 and has the advantage of useful outbuildings and a manageable slice of land as well as a garden.Ruaraidh Ogilvie