Schoolhouse, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7DS | Property for sale | Savills
259.01 sq m
Offers over £405,000(฿17,158,936)

SchoolhouseMethlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7DS

    Key features

    • Late Victorian, double fronted four bedroom detached stone property, built in 1891
    • Spacious and well proportioned living accommodation with an abundance of natural light
    • Numerous original features including ornate cornices, open fire, original staircase and bay window
    • Set in mature garden grounds with hedges and herbaceous borders
    • Double garage and outbuildings
    • In an elevated position in the village of Methlick

    A charming four bedroom late Victorian double fronted detached property set within beautiful garden grounds in a village location.

    About this property

    • Schoolhouse was built in 1891 presumably for the principal teacher to the adjacent primary school. Providing excellent family living accommodation, great care has been taken to retain the property's original features, which include decorative cornices in the reception rooms, high ceilings and pitch pine doors. Modern updates to the property include double glazing throughout, a new Grant boiler, a new hot water tank and a new electric switch board. The lime harled stone and slate property which is in excellent order is set in beautiful mature grounds to the south and east with herbaceous borders, climbing Virginia Creeper and Hydrangea adorn the property.

      The front door leads to a light and airy entrance vestibule with an original mosaic tiled flooring. A glazed door leads to the wide reception hall, where an attractive staircase leads up to the mezzanine and first floors. The reception hall is generously proportioned with exposed pitch pine doors leading to the three reception rooms and the inner hallway.

      The elegant sitting room has an abundance of period features with a high ceiling, southerly views of the garden from a beautiful bay window, ornate cornicing and a striking marble open fireplace is framed on either side by arched alcoves.

      Opposite the sitting room is the well proportioned, dual aspect dining room with a feature arched alcove, an ideal space for entertaining.

      The third reception room has versatile use as a lounge and has previously been a music room. It is a bright room with dual aspects.

      The reception hall leads into the inner hallway, which has pine panelling to dado height where there is a shower room and adjacent utility room with an arched entrance. The utility room houses the new hot water tank and the new Grant central heating boiler is outside.

      The spacious dining kitchen lies at the heart of this impressive home. The kitchen has ample space for a dining table and a generous range of white storage and display cabinetry, with wood effect worktops incorporating a ceramic sink. Appliances include an integrated dishwasher, fridge, microwave, double oven and an induction hob.

      The beautiful period staircase with ornate iron balustrade, has a large velux window ensuring the mezzanine landing has plentiful natural light. On the mezzanine level the family bathroom features a traditional style, white, three piece suite. The bathroom is also filled with natural light.

      On the first floor landing, the original pitch pine doors lead to four generous double bedrooms and a box room. The elegant principal bedroom and bedroom four have fine elevated views over the front garden. Bedrooms two and three are well proportioned rooms, with views across the rear garden.

      Completing the first floor is the versatile box room.

      Situated in beautifully maintained grounds of about 0.4 acres, Schoolhouse has a sweeping tarred drive lined with mature hedging which sweeps around the house and provides access to the outbuildings and double garage. Featuring an array of mature trees, large areas of lawn are interspersed with beech and privet hedging and well established borders which provide a haven for birds and butterflies.

      Attached to the house is a double garage with an electric door, power and light. In addition there is a detached stone and slate bothy which is an ideal workshop space with power and light and there is a further stone log and coal store.

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    This property enjoys an elevated position which captures the countryside views beyond.

    Fiona GormleyProperty agent

    Local information

    • Schoolhouse lies in an elevated position in the charming village of Methlick, which is situated along the River Ythan and within the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire. Within the community there is a range of services including a primary school with nursery, church with café, shop with Post Office facilities, hotel, pub, village hall, Scout hut, cricket pitch, children's play area and new multipurpose year round all weather court. With public transport links to neighbouring towns, Methlick is also located near to the historic Haddo House and Country Park. This part of the northeast of Scotland is famed for its outdoor pursuits: salmon fishing is available on the rivers Deveron, Don, Dee and Spey; there are golf courses at Oldmeldrum, Ellon and Turriff, together with famous links courses at Royal Aberdeen, Murcar, Trump International and Cruden Bay; while game shooting on neighbouring estates is another popular activity. The nearby coast offers sailing and sandy beaches. The local area is steeped in historical interest, being in the heart of castle country, with Fyvie and Tolquhoun castles located in the surrounding area.
    • Oldmeldrum (7 miles) is a small market town known as the ‘Granary of Aberdeen' for its production of high quality barley. One of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, Glen Garioch Distillery was founded in 1797 and today boasts a visitor centre and gift shop. Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Club was voted as one of the best places to stay in 2021 by The Sunday Times. The town is also home to the historic Oldmeldrum Golf Club, where golf has been played for 125 years. There are a range of local shops and restaurants. School pupils from Methlick generally travel to Meldrum Academy for secondary education.
    • Ellon is a picturesque town also positioned by the River Ythan, situated 7 miles from the property. The areas surrounding Ellon have a rich agricultural heritage that is told in the words of the bothy ballads – traditional songs that were originally sung by farm workers in the northeast of Scotland. Amenities available in Ellon include hotels, restaurants, specialist shops and a Tesco superstore. Leisure and sporting facilities are available at the community swimming pool and sports complex beside Ellon Academy. Rugby, football and hockey pitches at the Meadows Sports Complex, and golf at the McDonald Golf Club. Secondary education
    • Turriff (11 miles)offers a wide range of shopping, business and leisure facilities, together with a sports centre with swimming pool, community centre, cottage hospital, primary and secondary schooling.
    • Inverurie (11 miles) is a prosperous and expanding market town, situated in the valley of the River Don with good road and rail links to Aberdeen, Dyce, Huntly and Inverness. There is a wide range of amenities and services, including several large supermarkets.
    • The A947 provides a good route to Aberdeen which lies 20 miles away, while its international airport offers regular flights to London and other UK and European cities. The commute from Schoolhouse to the international airport is 30 minutes. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route provides improved travel in and around Aberdeen and a quicker and more direct route south. There are regular train services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper to King's Cross, London. Aberdeen provides all the services of a major city, including business and leisure 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 School as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and several colleges of further education.

    Additional information

    • Miscellaneous
    • The area at the school entrance, from the main road kerbside to the drop kerb delineating the start of land owned by Haddo Estate is owned by Methlick School and maintained by Aberdeenshire Council. The owners of the Schoolhouse are expected to contribute on the basis of use which has been calculated based on a survey of cars to not exceed 2% of the total cost. In the future, this burden will be shared equally by the owners of the Schoolhouse and the owners of a new dwelling house.
    • The section of road from the drop kerb to the start of the beech hedge is owned by Haddo Estate with right of access for public use. It is maintained by Aberdeenshire Council, the owners of the Schoolhouse and the owners of a new dwelling house on the basis of use. The usage of the Schoolhouse has been calculated as not exceeding 2%, and in the future this burden will be shared equally by the owners of the Schoolhouse and the owners of a new dwelling house.
    • The next section of road from the end of the beech hedge to the start of the Schoolhouse property is also owned by Haddo Estate with shared right of access. In the future this road will be maintained equally by the owners of the Schoolhouse and the owners of a new dwelling house.
    • The road from the point where the Schoolhouse property begins, to where the new dwelling house site begins is designated a shared access. A perpetual right of access will be created in favour of the owners of the new dwelling house over this piece of existing road. This shared access road will be maintained equally by the owners of the Schoolhouse and the owners of a new dwelling house.
    • Directions: From Aberdeen, take the A947 to Oldmeldrum. Continue through the village of Oldmeldrum and turn right at the Meldrum House roundabout, signed Methlick. Continue for a further 7 miles and upon entering Methlick take the second right into Methlick Primary School and continue up the road to the right of the school car park to Schoolhouse.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G