CHARMING FARMHOUSE WITH STEADING, BARN, STABLES AND COTTAGE, SET WITHIN ABOUT 40 ACRES OF LAND WITH FAR REACHING COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS IN A STUNNING RURAL LOCATION
Believed to have been built during the late 18th century, Wester Braehead was originally constructed as a single storey dwellinghouse. In the late 19th century the officially appointed Aberdeen City Architect, John Smith, created a second storey, which also involved the re-modelling of the entire property frontage with pointed gables and wall decorations. The initials JS are evident to this day carved above the central dormer window.
A charming farmhouse, Wester Braehead has been fully restored and modernised within the past decade to provide comfortable living accommodation, while careful consideration has been taken in order to preserve and enhance many traditional period features, including exposed granite fireplaces, ceiling beams and sash and case windows. Built from granite with a natural Welsh slate roof, Wester Braehead is linked to a large L shaped stone built steading and barn with a mix of slate and corrugated iron roof. The steading and barn are ideal as a further extension to the farmhouse if so desired, with full planning permission for this purpose. (App Ref: 8021116PF)
A traditional style white painted door allows access to the welcoming entrance hall, which is open plan to the sitting room and white-painted staircase which leads to the first floor bedroom accommodation. Laid with durable Caithness slate flagstone flooring throughout the ground floor, the property also enjoys the modern benefit of underfloor heating. Within the entrance hall an understair cupboard houses the underfloor heating valves, electrical and heating controls, and other utilities.
Overlooking the property frontage via a deep silled sash and case window, the dining kitchen has retained all its original charm, the central focal point being the open granite fireplace with traditional style salt cellar niches and an Esse Ironheart cooking range which can also provide backup heating and hot water. With ample space available for dining and relaxation, within the dining kitchen there is a fixed unit comprising a stainless steel wash hand basin and drainer, in addition to an integrated two ring electric hob. A pantry style cupboard has been cleverly designed with a view to being a future bar facility, and has been fitted with a stainless steel sink and solid oak work surface. Within close proximity to the pantry cupboard lies the former milk cellar, which is currently being used as a handy drinks chiller.
Across the entrance hall, a half-height open stable style door opens into the sitting room, which enjoys lovely views towards the young orchard via a deep-silled sash and case window. An exposed granite fireplace with wood burning stove is nicely offset by the more contemporary neutral decoration and ceiling spotlights . A panelled door accesses the linked steading building, while a further white painted panelled door opens into the bathroom. Of neutral décor and tiled in white around the suite, the bathroom includes a white three piece suite, in addition to a Mira Sport electric shower above the bath. The wash hand basin is situated within a sunken tiered shelf, from where it is possible to take in the views across the paddocks towards Corrachree Hill. A storage cupboard under the sink houses the water filtration equipment.
Ascending the staircase to the first floor, the landing is an open and bright area with a deep silled sash and case window which overlooks the orchard and surrounding grounds.
A panelled cottage style door opens into the first double bedroom. This light and well-proportioned bedroom enjoys the benefit of triple aspect views over the surrounding grounds. Fitted deep shelving provides elevated storage, while the en suite shower room includes a white two piece suite and a large curved shower enclosure housing a mains shower, tiled flooring, a chrome towel rail and a deep silled sash and case window which allows for views over the paddocks. Bedroom 1 benefits from attractive solid oak flooring which continues throughout the landing and into Bedroom 2 which is another well-proportioned room with dual aspects over the front and rear of Wester Braehead. Fitted with solid oak flooring and of neutral decoration, its en suite shower room with tiled floor also allows access to the loft space via a ceiling hatch.
Situated within IACS registered agricultural land extending to around 16.14 ha (39.88 acres), Wester Braehead is located at the heart of a private rural setting which affords beautiful and far reaching views across local countryside while taking in the sights of the majestic Morven and Corrachree Hill. Within the boundaries of Wester Braehead, an enjoyable stroll will take you to the top of a small hill where there are the remains of a Bronze Age hut
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