residential sale

West Church Steading Alford, AB33 8NL, £390,000

Enjoying an enviable rural position yet within easy reach of local amenities this delightful detached converted steading is offered for sale. Imaginatively converted in 1996 the property offers well proportioned and versatile living accommodation with period features and fresh tasteful decor resulting in a beautiful home full of charm and character. The living accommodation is contained within a U-shaped steading building. Inside the main entrance is a split level hallway. Located off this is the cloakroom / wc, wash basin and Velux window. The east wing contains the lounge and dining room. The lounge is an attractive room with high vaulted ceiling, French doors to the front garden and traditional fireplace. The dining room is a versatile space with patio doors leading to the rear courtyard garden. Opposite the entrance, fitted with a range of high quality units and appliances with co-ordinating worktops, the dining kitchen has a door leading to the garden and access to a separate utility room with space for laundry equipment and storage. The family room is a generous space with feature fireplace, French doors leading to the south facing garden and access to the bedroom wing. The bedroom wing has a hall on the ground floor with staircase leading to the upper floor. The master bedroom has a fitted wardrobe, patio doors leading to the garden and an en-suite shower room which is fitted with a traditional white suite. Bedroom Two is also on the ground floor. The bathroom is fitted with a traditional white suite comprising bath, wc and wash hand basin. It has a mains shower over the bath, part tiling and opaque window. The upper hall has a Velux window enjoying a pleasant outlook. Bedroom Three is a particularly large double bedroom with three Velux windows and large walk in wardrobe. Bedroom Four has a south facing aspect and fitted wardrobe. This is a lovely home ideally suited for a family looking for a rural property whilst having easy access to an array of amenities provided at nearby Alford. Accommodation: GF. Hall; Lounge 15'11 x 21'11; Dining Room 14'4 x 15'2; Dining Kitchen 14'1 x 12'5; Utility Room 5'11 x 5'; WC 5'11 x 5'; Sitting Room 18'5 x 17'11; Inner Hall; Master Bedroom 15'9 x 12'; En Suite 4'9 x 5'7; Bedroom 14'1 x 10'8; Bathroom 9'8 x 6'6. First Floor: Hall; Bedroom 26'3 x 10'; Bedroom 9'9 x 11'4. Garage 19'4 x 19'2; Studio 19'4 x 11'7. Location  West Church Steading is located on the outskirts of Alford, a picturesque village set in the heart of Upper Donside, approx 26 miles from Aberdeen and within easy reach of Westhill, Banchory and Inverurie. The village is recognized for its transport and railway museums and it offers residents and visitors a heritage centre and the outdoor facilities of the Murray and Haughton Parks, dry ski slope, bowling green and an 18-hole golf course, in addition to a health centre and selection of shops. The recently built Alford Community Campus with public amenities such as primary and secondary schools, swimming pool, range of fitness classes and library is within walking distance. The local countryside also provides for those seeking outdoor pursuits Directions  From Aberdeen travel west along the A944 to Alford. Travel through Alford and on to the new road. Turn left at the signpost for Lumphanan A980 and proceed along this road. West Church Steading is located on the right hand side immediately before the church. Garden  West Church Steading is set within beautifully tended mature garden grounds with a south facing front aspect. There are two distinct lawn areas, with all accesses laid in granite chips. The raised lawn has borders stocked with a variety of shrubs, perennials and trees. The rear courtyard is also planted with shrubs, trees and perennials, with a discreet oil tank and two stone built storage sheds. There is a rotary clothes dryer, external water tap and lighting. Barn  The property has an adjoining unconverted, concrete-floored barn with double doors, high pitched roof and separate electricity supply. It is thought that this space could be used as a workshop or store It may be suitable for conversion into an office or study subject to obtaining the necessary consents. An additional garden area in front of the barn has beds stocked with shrubs, perennials and bark chippings for easy maintenance. A gate provides a separate pedestrian access to the property. Parking  The property has a double garage with two up and over doors, light and power and pitched roof. A hatch in the ceiling leads to the large floored and lined loft with Ramsay ladder access, two Velux windows, light and power. There is a driveway laid in granite chips providing parking for up to four vehicles. Fixtures and Fittings  All carpets, curtains and light fittings included. Oven, hob, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and integral fridge freezer included. Services  The property has full oil fired central heating and double glazing. There is a separate power supply to the barn. The property has two separate telephone lines and superfast broadband.