FORGUE HOUSE, FORGUE, BY HUNTLY, AB54 6DA
Substantial Country Dwelling House
• 4 Bedrooms, 3 Ensuites
• 5 Public Rooms, 2 Shower Rooms
• Immaculately Presented
• Extensive Landscaped Gardens
• Viewing highly recommended
Offers around £345,000
Home Report Valuation £345,000
TYPE OF PROPERTY
This elegant country dwelling house enjoys a picturesque location set within its own extensive garden ground. It has been maintained to a high specification both internally and externally by the current owners with impressive and unusual features such as the high ceilinged sitting room with mezzanine gallery. Located on the edge of the quiet village of Forgue, the property has the advantage of being within walking distance of Forgue Primary School and is situated approx. 6 miles from Huntly. The house is of traditional stone construction with a tiled roof and benefits from full UPVC Double Glazing. The property is ideal for entertaining and also provides a spacious family home. The combination of extensive grounds, both formal and utility, along with the flexible layout of house and outbuildings also offers options for business or extended family use. The rear part of the house has the potential for use as a three room “Granny Flat” with its own separate entrance and hot and cold water and waste provision has been made in the adjacent bathroom for ready connection to kitchen sink.
The accommodation is mainly at ground floor level but there is also first floor accommodation:-
DINING KITCHEN 5.79m x 4.85m (18’12” x 15’11”) (at widest)
A well-fitted kitchen with dining area. The fittings include shaker style units at floor and eye level with work surfaces, electric hob with extractor hood, fitted oven and microwave oven, fitted fridge freezer. An island unit contains the double porcelain Belfast style sink with mixer tap. Two radiators and back door. There is a hatch to the cellar.
UTILITY ROOM 2.63m x 2.02m (8’7” x 6’7”) (at widest)
With stainless steel sink, plumbing and electrics for automatic washing machine and dishwasher, storage cupboards, central heating boiler.
SITTING ROOM 8.45m x 4.75m (27’8” x 15’7”) (at widest)
This impressive high ceilinged room is in the style of a traditional grand hall, including a mezzanine GALLERY measuring 4.84m x 2.52m (15’11” x 8’3”) (at widest) which overlooks the room. There is a Swedish wood-burning stove and a UPVC door leads to the courtyard.
At one end is the:-
OFFICE 4.84m x 2.41m (15’11” x 7’11”)
With timber floor and a handcrafted timber stair leading to the mezzanine gallery. Downlighters and vertical blinds.
SUN LOUNGE 3.55m x 2.9m (11’8” x 9’6”)
With timber floor and UPVC door.
The Sitting Room, Office and Sun Lounge all have underfloor heating.
At the opposite end of the Sitting Room, a timber staircase leads to:-
MASTER BEDROOM 5.38m x 4.69m (17’7” x 15’5”) (at widest)
With two windows, fitted wardrobes and radiator. This room has good views over the extensive garden.
ENSUITE BATHROOM 4.47m x 2.08m (14’8” x 6’10”) (at widest)
With corner bath and shower, bidet, downlighters and radiator.
From the dining kitchen, there is access to the inner hall with radiator and cupboard below stair. The hall has a further door to the courtyard.
With spotlights, extractor fan and radiator.
A staircase leads to the Landing with velux window and radiator.
BEDROOM 4.08m x 3.1m (13’5” x 10’2”) (at widest)
With fitted wardrobe and cupboards with louvre doors, radiator, and window overlooking the courtyard giving views over the countryside towards the historic Forgue Church.
ENSUITE BATHROOM 2.67m x 1.78m (8’9” x 5’10”) (at widest)
With 3-piece bathroom suite, ladder radiator and vinyl flooring.
Returning downstairs to the Hall, the next room is
BEDROOM 3.72m x 3.09m (12’2” x 10’2”) (at widest)
With fitted wardrobes, dressing table and cubpoards, window seat and radiator.
ENSUITE BATHROOM 2.62m x 2.04m (8’7” x 6’8”) (at widest)
With vinyl flooring, extractor fan and radiator.
OFFICE/LOUNGE 3.25m x 2.97m (10’8” x 9’9”)
With radiator. Leading to the
SITTING ROOM 3.57m x 3.29m (11’9” x 10’10”)
With large window and radiator. From this room a glass door leads to
With radiator and further outside door.
SHOWER ROOM 2.23m x 1.7m (7’4” x 5’7”) (at widest excl. shower cabinet) With large shower, cupboards, shaver point, downlighters and radiator.
BEDROOM 3.95m x 3.55m (12’12” x 11’8”)
With large window and radiator.
From the rear hall there is access to the following storage buildings:-
STORE ROOM 4.79m x 3.84m (15’9” x 12’7”)
With radiator. Leading to:-
GENERAL STORAGE BUILDING 6.61m x 5.08m (21’8” x 16’8”)
With high ceiling and concrete floor. This in turn leads to
BARN 9.63m x 9.51m (31’7” x 31’2”)
With high ceiling, concrete floor and large sliding door to the garden. An inner door leads to
STABLES 9.41m x 3.59m ( ) (at widest)
With two spacious loose boxes, concrete floors, high ceiling, water tap and stable door to the garden area.
A sheltered walled courtyard garden with 4 raised beds filled with mature planting provides colour throughout the year. The main garden includes a 2.75 x 3.00 metre greenhouse and 2 large cold frames. It was planned for low maintenance and is divided into sections, with terracing down to a stream; 3 large lawn areas with mature trees and several flower beds filled with shrubs, perennials and bulbs; 3 ponds with wild life and naturalised planting backed by fir trees; and an orchard containing a variety of apple and pear trees, soft fruit Polytunnel and rhubarb and strawberry beds. An extensive gravel drive is bordered by lawn and beds containing rhododendrons, small trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. Finally, a small woodland area round the perimeter has silver birches, willows a variety of rowans sheltering the garden from winter winds.
Mains water and private drainage. Electricity, telephone and broadband connections. Internet speed is currently around 55 mb/s with fibre broadband.
All fitted carpets and floor coverings, light fittings and fixtures.
Council Tax: Band G.
EPC Banding: EPC=D.
Entry: By arrangement.
Viewing: Contact our Huntly office on (01466) 792331. Alternatively you can contact Linda and David on 01466 730254.
Offers: All offers should be submitted in writing to our Huntly office
The property is conveniently situated in the village of Forgue with views over the surrounding countryside and is within commuting distance of Aberdeen and Elgin. Primary schooling is available at Forgue Primary with secondary schooling at The Gordon School in Huntly. Forgue is approximately 6 miles from Huntly and approximately 20 miles from Inverurie. Huntly is the home of Clan Gordon and is renowned for Huntly Castle and the Gordon Schools. The town has a full range of local amenities, Primary and Secondary Schooling and railway station. It has a range of sporting facilities, including shooting, fishing, an attractive Golf Course and The Huntly Nordic Ski Centre.