Exceptional and very conveniently located country house
Coach House was originally converted in 2003/04, when it was completely overhauled and renovated, including a new roof, and it is understood that the design was shortlisted in 2006 as a finalist for the Aberdeen Society of Architects Awards. There is a date stone of 2003. The house was acquired by the current owners in 2008. Since then they have undertaken further ambitious works to the highest of standards. As recently as 2014 these included re-roofing the atrium to incorporate it into the main body of the house, together with new Sky-Frame doors linking to the garden. In the same year a new bespoke kitchen was fitted. Previously a new staircase, which is very much the centrepiece of the house, was fitted while upstairs the master en suite was refurbished, and outside a new garage was constructed and the stable block was converted to a recreation room with adjoining store. However this could easily be converted back to stables, so together with the sand manège and paddock, the property has considerable equestrian facilities. Further works since 2008 included a Lutron lighting system, a Sonos music system in the dining room, kitchen, atrium and drawing room and new oak doors with mahogany inlaid beading. In addition there are Occhio lights in the dining room and atrium, a central vacuum system and porcelain flooring in the porch, kitchen and atrium. Great attention to detail has been paid and Coach House is now a thoroughly modern and extremely well presented house within an original shell. The conversion has been cleverly executed to make the most of its position and views, and it is well adapted for sumptuous modern living, and with impressively sized and presented reception rooms, it is ideal for entertaining.
Coach House is a most attractive stone built country house, enjoying a slightly elevated site, with lovely views from both the front and rear, and particularly to the west and to the hills. Outwardly it has a very classic and period look, but internally it is thoroughly modern and contemporary with many unique and bespoke features. As well as being fully double glazed it benefits from underfloor heating downstairs and in the master en suite. Particular features include the double height drawing room which has large arched windows making the most of the views. Behind is the atrium, again with large windows, thus creating ideal entertaining areas. To one side is the modern kitchen and the dining room, which is again double height, while to the other side is the TV room, together with two downstairs bedrooms (one currently used as a study) and a utility room and shower room. The galleried landing upstairs overlooks the drawing room, while the spacious master bedroom overlooks the dining room. In addition there are two further bedrooms, one en suite, and a bathroom. All in all the level of accommodation in the house is quite magnificent. Outside are extensive and landscaped gardens with a pond, while to the rear and behind the garage, is a fenced paddock with the sand manège and the former stables.
Automatic front gates open onto a tarred drive. The accommodation, more fully described in the brochure, includes
a porch with an inner bespoke stained glass window, leads to the superb open plan dining room and kitchen. The sleek and contemporary fitted Leicht kitchen has quartz worktops. NEFF appliances comprise a dishwasher, American style fridge freezer, fan oven, two warming drawers, microwave, steam oven and coffee machine. Integrated Hotpoint washing machine, with Quooker tap, breakfasting central island unit with NEFF induction hob and integrated Siemens extractor. The striking atrium, very much the centre of the house, has a magnificent bespoke American walnut floating staircase with glass panels. In front is the drawing room, with a Bang & Olufsen music system and HWAM insert log burner. The TV room has a Samsung 65 TV, surround sound and automatic black out blinds. Behind are the two downstairs bedrooms and off the useful utility room is a shower room.
At first floor level the spacious master bedroom has fitted maple furniture, Lutron blinds,and a tiled en suite with a Jacuzzi shower with body jets, bidet, WC and a glass washbasin with vanity unit. On the other side of the landing are bedrooms four and five and a bathroom with corner bath, WC, bidet and two circular washbasins. Bedroom four has an en suite shower room.
Outside is a garage with two automatic up and over doors, paddock with post and rail fencing, sand school (19.5 m x 39 m approx), stable block now a recreation room (7.1 x 7.15 m) with multi screen surround golf simulator and a store, practice putting green and bunker. The attractive gardens have a small pond with water feature and fountain.
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Conveniently located and immaculately presented, I feel that Coach House is a seriously impressive property with some stand out specially commissioned features that put it firmly in the exceptional' bracket. Ideal for families keen on golf or horse riding alike, it really should be on the must view' list for buyers in this market.Ruaraidh Ogilvie