Charming house within the picturesque and well located village of Fettercairn.
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 1980 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 Ogilvie