Well located former hotel with holiday cottage and paddock.
Old Sauchieburn is an attractive stone built and harled property with a slate roof, which was originally built as a farmhouse with a pub in the 19th century. It has a block and harled extension, which was added in the 1970s when it became a hotel and as such was very much a local landmark. It was acquired by the current owners in 2005 who continued to run it as a hotel but in September 2019 obtained planning consent for change of use back to a house. Shortly after acquiring the property they converted one of the outbuildings into a successful holiday letting cottage, and in 2014 obtained consent to convert a further building to a one bedroom holiday chalet (Aberdeen Council APP/2014/1795). Old Sauchieburn now offers considerable potential as a family home, with outbuildings, paddock and a holiday cottage, or, given its convenient location and accommodation layout, could work very well as a bed & breakfast.
Old Sauchieburn is situated adjacent to a minor crossroads on the B974 (Marykirk to Fettercairn road). The holiday cottage, known as Stable Cottage, is situated to the side, with a range of outbuildings behind it. On the other side of the minor public road is the paddock, which is divided into two. The current owners have built a new house for themselves to the rear, known as The Garden House. Old Sauchieburn was rewired shortly after 2005, and in 2011 they added two new en suites to the rear bedrooms. Also a bigger dining room was created downstairs by opening up into what had been the public bar, which in turn was changed into what was the sitting room. Old Sauchieburn is mostly double glazed and benefits from propane gas central heating, while the cottage is fully double glazed and has oil fired central heating.
In front of Old Sauchieburn are tarred parking areas. A partially glazed front door opens to the hallway which has ash panelling to dado level, coat hooks, and a walk in understair cupboard. Off this is the sitting room, which has latterly been used a bar and again has ash panelling to dado level together with a cast iron fireplace and four uplighters, a fitted bar with two washbasins and shelving. On the other side of the hallway is the dining room, again with ash panelling to dado level. This was formerly two rooms and has 11 uplighters, and a door to a side entrance lobby. An inner hallway links the sitting room and dining room and to the kitchen. Off this is an understair cupboard with a disabled WC with washbasin, Ladies with two WCs and washbasins and Gents with two urinals, two washbasins and a separate WC. The kitchen, which has been used commercially, has a tiled floor, fitted units with wet walling splashbacks, two sinks, circular hand basin and appliances including a Falcon six burner stove with commercial oven, two Lincat fryers and a Falcon commercial grill with extractor hood. In addition there is a cupboard housing a Worcester wall mounted boiler. Adjacent to the back door is a store room / freezer room and a larder with a further back door.
From the hallway a staircase leads to the first floor landing with an understair cupboard and a door to the second floor. Bedroom one has a cupboard housing a hot water tank together with a partially tiled en suite with shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin and WC. Adjacent and connected is a linen store room, which could be used as a dressing room. Bedroom two has an alcove with cupboard below and a partially tiled en suite with shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin and WC. Off the back landing are two further bedrooms and a door to the fire escape stairs. Bedroom three has a fitted dressing table and hanging cupboard and a partially tiled en suite with shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin and WC. Bedroom four has fitted hanging cupboards and a partially tiled en suite with shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin and WC.
From the first floor stairs lead up to the second floor with two attic rooms, one having a fitted cupboard with a water tank whilst the other has a shelved cupboard.
Immediately behind the house is an area of garden which is enclosed by hedging and fencing. To the side a further area of garden has a lawn and a drying green. Beyond is a stone and brick built store with a slate roof (6.7 m x 4.45 m) and a brick built barn with a curved corrugated roof (10.7 m x 4.55 m). Behind is a wooden kennel and cattery.
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"Old Sauchieburn offers considerable potential as a family home, with outbuildings, paddock and a holiday cottage, or, given its convenient location and accommodation layout, could also work very well as a bed & breakfast".Ruaraidh Ogilvie