Lochton Croft

Lochton Croft & Steading, Raemoir Road

AB31 4ET

Ideally situated on the edge of Banchory town, this three bedroom traditional cottage offers light and airy accommodation comprising an entrance hall, lounge with open fire on semi open plan with the dining area, rear hall leading to the dining kitchen and w.c. and double bedroom located on the ground floor. The upper floor accommodation offers two generous double bedrooms and a spacious modern family bathroom. The property is further enhanced by a substantial granite steading which the current owners have obtained planning permission to erect a dwellinghouse on site. The property boasts a south facing garden to the front which is screened by established beech hedging and high level timber fencing. Viewing of this traditional cottage and steading is highly recommended to fully appreciate the location and potential on offer.

Banchory is 17 miles approx. drive from the city of Aberdeen with three access roads, making property on Deeside much sought after. The town maintains a comprehensive range of shops and several excellent hotels and restaurants. The primary and secondary schools have excellent reputations and incorporate community and sports centres and a swimming pool. Banchory has two private golf courses and a driving range in addition to the various other leisure pursuits such as fishing, riding, hill walking and skiing etc. which are available on Deeside.

Cottage

Entrance Hall Entered via a uPVC door with glazed section, this bright entrance provides access to most ground floor accommodation. An extensive use of natural wood is evident in all doors and facings complemented by attractive laminate wood flooring. Smoke detector. Telephone point.

Lounge 15’0” x 10’0” [4.60m x 3.05m] approx. A light and airy room with windows on two aspects. A particular focal point is the marble effect fire surround with matching hearth housing an open fire. Fitted cupboard with display alcove above. Arch to dining area, laminate wood flooring, smoke detector and heat sensor. Door to rear hall.

Dining Area 10’8” x 9’8” [3.25m x 2.95m] approx. at widest Enjoying a semi open plan layout with the lounge, this good sized dining area offers ample space for a family dining table and chairs. Window to the rear. Laminate wood flooring.

Rear Hall This hallway provides access to the dining kitchen and w.c. A fitted cupboard provides shelved storage space. Part glazed uPVC door to the rear garden.

Dining Kitchen 11’6” x 8’11” [3.50m x 2.70m] approx. Fitted with a range of wall and base units, roll front work surface with splashback tiling and 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. Space for free standing appliances. Deep built-in cupboard providing shelved storage facilities. Window to the rear. Heat sensor.

W.C. Tiled to dado height and fitted with a w.c. Opaque window to rear.

Bedroom 1 15’4” x 11’0” [4.70m x 3.35m] approx. at widest A spacious double bedroom boasting windows on two aspects allows ample natural light into the room. A fitted cupboard provides shelved storage space and houses electricity fuse box. Ample space for a range of free standing furnishings. Telephone point.

Stairs to Upper Floor From the entrance hall, a carpeted staircase with original wooden balustrade and banister leads to the upper floor and remaining accommodation. A deep display sill on the mid staircase offers ample storage space. A sky light window to the front and further window to the rear allows ample natural light into upper landing. Two deep fitted cupboards offer shelf and hanging space. Smoke detector.

Bedroom 2 14’5” x 12’0” [4.40m x 3.65m] approx. Light and airy double bedroom with dormer window and deep display sill overlooking the south facing front garden. Ample space for free standing furniture.

Bedroom 3 14’5” x 10’0” [4.40m x 3.05m] approx. Further bright double bedroom again benefiting from a dormer window to the front and offering space for free standing furniture.

Family Bathroom 10’6” x 8’8” [3.20m x 3.65m] approx. Spacious bathroom situated to the rear of the property fitted with a white three piece suite with Mira shower over the bath and glazed screen alongside. Fully aqua lined around the bath and shower area with splashback tiling to the wash hand basin. Fitted cupboard housing the hot water tank. Opaque window to rear. Xpelair.

Detached Steading 65’0” x 14’9” [20.00m x 4.50m] approx. Lying adjacent to the cottage, this substantial steading building with pitch slate roof comprises of two sections previously used as a stable. The current owners have obtained planning permission in principle for the erection of a dwellinghouse and formation of access to the steading and cottage on site. Full details are available on the Aberdeenshire Council Planning Website reference APP/2017/2057. The access road from Upper Lochton East has been implemented and completed.

Outside Accessed via Upper Lochton East, the property occupies a generous south facing plot screened by mature hedging and high level timber fencing. A newly tarred driveway provides off-road parking and leads to the detached steading. The front garden is fully laid to lawn with several mature shrubs and trees. The detached steading lies to the rear of the property with gated access to Raemoir Road.

Directions Take the A93 from Aberdeen and on entering Banchory, turn right onto Raemoir Road. Passing the Raemoir Garden Centre, turn left into Upper Lochton and immediate left into Upper Lochton East. Lochton Croft Cottage is the last property on the left hand side.