MORRISTON, LARGUE, FORGUE, BY HUNTLY, AB54 6HQ
Substantial Country Dwelling House
• 4 Bedrooms, Family Shower Room & Bathroom
• Sitting Room, Dining Room & Study/Bedroom 5
• Immaculately Presented with many original features
• Low environmental impact home with biomass heating
• Ideally placed for commuting, with fast fibre broadband for working from home
Offers over £260,000
Home Report Valuation £260,000
TYPE OF PROPERTY
This impressive country dwelling house set within its own large garden grounds, is located in the friendly rural hamlet of Largue which lies approximately 11 miles from Turriff and Huntly, 18 miles from Inverurie and 34 miles from Aberdeen making this ideal for commuting. The house was built around 1874 and in 1876 the property formed one half of a local hospital known as Alexander Morrisons Hospital or Forgue Cottage Hospital providing 8 beds until it closed in 1926, when the property was converted into a pair of linked detached houses. The rules from when the building was used as a hospital are displayed by the current owners in the property, giving an insight into its historical background. Morriston is a traditional stone-built one and a half storey house, with the single storey wing of the house having been extended around 31 years ago. The property is immaculately presented and has been sympathetically modernised yet retaining many original features, such as the original pitch pine doors with bee hive handles, deep skirtings, wooden window shutters, ornate decorative cornicing with ceiling roses, traditional cast iron fireplaces and the traditional sweeping staircase. This is a low environmental impact house thanks to central heating provided by a wood pellet biomass boiler, along with wood burning stove and electric vehicle charging point. Spread over two floors and with an extensive, easy to manage garden with mature plum and apple trees in the front garden, this property is ideal for entertaining and makes a lovely family home. The layout of the house which includes a study and workshop/studio, along with high speed broadband, makes working from home a viable option. The primary school in Largue is located within walking distance of the property. School transport is provided for both the primary school and for secondary schooling at The Gordon Schools, Huntly. Early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all this property has to offer.
The accommodation is on two floors and comprises:-
ENTRANCE VESTBULE 2.12m x 1.49m (6’11’ x 4’11)
A wooden door with frosted glass panes with transom window above leads into the entrance vestibule. With laminate flooring, coving to ceiling, ceiling light, coat hooks and deep skirting boards. The vestibule has underfloor heating. A pitch pine door with bee hive handle provides access into the Hallway.
With ceiling light, decorative coving and ceiling rose, traditional door frames and original doors, understairs cupboard and radiator. A traditional sweeping staircase with carpeted stairs leads to the first floor landing.
BEDROOM 4 3.58m x 2.98m (11’9” x 9’9”)
This room could be used as a bedroom or a further sitting room. With window to the front with traditional wooden shutters, coving to ceiling and ceiling rose, deep skirtings, picture rail, fitted carpet and radiator. The focal point of the room is the cast iron fireplace with coloured tiles which could be opened up and used as an open fire.
DINING KITCHEN 4.32m x 3.29m (14’2” x 10’9”)
This well-equipped dining kitchen comprises a range of fitted base and wall units with tiled splash backs and worktop space incorporating a 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. With vinyl flooring, radiator, ceiling light with decorative cornicing, two windows with wooden shutters, deep skirtings and ceiling and under cupboard lighting. The Zanussi cooker is included in the sale and the other white goods may be available by separate negotiation. Plumbed for dishwasher. There is plenty of space for a dining table.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM 3.10m x 1.78m (10’2” x 5’10”)
The shower room comprises fitted units incorporating a wash hand basin with worktop, W.C., and mains pressure shower in double cubicle with wet wall panelling. With pine flooring, window to side, decorative cornicing, ceiling spotlights, chrome ladder towel rail and fitted, heated wall mirror.
STUDY/BEDROOM 5 4.34m x 2.82m (14’3” x 9’3”)
Spacious room with pine flooring, two windows with wooden shutters, ceiling rose and cornicing, deep skirtings and ceiling light. This room is currently used as a study but could easily be used as a further bedroom if required.
DINING ROOM 3.96m x 3.62m (13’0” x 11’11”)
Large dining room with pine flooring, ceiling light, ceiling rose and cornicing, picture rail, window to the rear of the property, radiator and dado rail to half height. The focal point of the room is the cast iron fireplace with slate hearth, with alcove to the right with cupboard below for storage. The traditional style electric stove will be removed prior to sale.
A step from the dining room leads to
SITTING ROOM 6.97m x 7.00m (22’10” x 23’0”)
This L-shaped sitting room with partially glazed roof, French doors and windows allows the light to flood into this room making this a pleasant space to relax and unwind. With laminate flooring, two ceiling lights, wall lights, and traditional wooden beam. The focal point of the room is the wood burning stove set on a slate hearth. There is a further seating area with 6-bulb ceiling spotlight.
UTILITY ROOM 2.63m x 2.20m (8’8” x 7’3”)
The utility room has base units incorporating a sink with mixer tap, drainer and tiled splash backs. With two velux windows, 3-bulb ceiling lights, tiled flooring and plumbed for washing machine. A wooden door gives access to the rear hall. Off the utility room is a further bathroom.
BATHROOM 2.27m x 2.20m (7’5” x 7’3”)
The bathroom comprises a W.C., and wash hand basin with electric Mira shower over bath and tiled walls. With tiled flooring, radiator, ceiling spotlights, chrome heated towel rail, extractor fan and wood panelling to dado height.
Returning to the Utility Room there is a door giving access to the
The rear vestibule has tiled flooring, window to the rear, ceiling light, coat hooks and doors to the rear garden and workshop.
WORKSHOP/CRAFT STUDIO 2.43m x 4.29m (8’0” x 14’1”)
This room was once used to store the ambulance but is now used as a workshop/craft studio. With fitted base and wall units with part concrete floor and part chipboard. With window to the rear, ceiling strip light, radiator and hatch to loft providing full length storage.
Returning to the main hall a traditional staircase with carpeted stairs leads to the first floor landing with velux window, radiator, ceiling light, fitted carpet and radiator. There is a store cupboard with velux window and pitch pine door with frosted glass panes.
BEDROOM 1 3.57m x 4.04m (11’9” X 13’3”) (measurements taken at widest point)
Spacious master bedroom with bay window to the front, fitted carpet, radiator, coombed ceiling, ceiling light and fitted wardrobes and cupboards in pine to one wall.
Three steps lead to a further landing with hatch to floored loft with further full length storage. There is a further storage cupboard with window and shelves and houses the meters with frosted glass pitch pine door.
BEDROOM 2 3.24m x 3.98m (10’7” x 13’1”) (measurements taken at widest point)
Further good-sized double bedroom with laminate flooring, velux window, radiator, 4-bulb ceiling light, deep skirtings, and traditional fireplace.
BEDROOM 3 3.24m x 2.84m (10’7” x 9’4”)
(measurements taken at widest point)
With velux window, laminate flooring, ceiling spotlights, radiator and 4-bulb ceiling spotlights. The focal point of the room is the feature clover leaf window to the front of the property.
Access to the property is by a gravelled DRIVEWAY, the entrance portion of which is shared with the neighbouring property. To either side of the driveway the GARDEN GROUND is mainly in grass with borders of mature shrubs, trees and plants and is bounded by a stone wall to the front and a beech hedge on the south-east side with a timber fencing and hedging separating Morriston from the adjoining property. The gravelled driveway, which is edged with granite cobbles, provides off-road parking and continues up to the front of the house and round the side. There is a GARAGE/WORKSHOP with sliding door, concrete floor, power and light with a storage area at the rear. Adjoining the garage is a LEAN-TO WOOD SHED with stable door. Continuing down the side, the gravelled path leads to the rear garden with a further grassed area to the side with GREENHOUSE which has power. In addition, there is an electric vehicle charging point and outside tap. A wooden BOILER HOUSE houses the Biotech Boiler and 1,000 litre thermal water store which is used to heat the house by the wood pellet biomass heating system, with storage capacity for 4 tonnes of wood pellets. The REAR GARDEN is extensive and is mainly in grass with a fenced VEGETABLE PATCH, CHICKEN HOUSE AND RUN, TREE HOUSE and GARDEN SWING. A paved PATIO AREA sits at the rear of the house with views over the countryside beyond with a further area laid in stone chips.
Mains water and private drainage to a Septic Tank. Electricity, high speed fibre broadband, telephone and satellite connections are available. In addition to the low carbon fossil-fuel-free biomass wood pellet heating system, the owners have installed a cable which runs along the gutters and down pipes to prevent the build-up of ice during the winter months.
All fitted carpets and floor coverings, light fittings and fixtures. The cooker in the kitchen is included. The other white goods may be included by separate negotiation.
Council Tax: Band D.
EPC Banding: EPC=D.
Entry: By arrangement.
Viewing: Contact our Huntly office – (01466) 792331.
Offers: All offers should be submitted in writing to our Huntly office
The dwellinghouse is conveniently situated in the village of Largue. Primary schooling is available at the nearby Largue Primary School with secondary schooling at The Gordon School in Huntly, with daily buses to both from the end of the drive. Largue is approximately 11 miles from Huntly and 18 miles from Inverurie and the airport at Dyce is only about 30 minutes. 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 cross country skiing, fishing and an attractive golf course as well as easy access to the Cairngorms National Park.
From Huntly take the A97 towards Banff and follow the road for approximately 5-6 miles until you reach the turn off towards B9001 signposted Inverurie. Follow the road all the way through Forgue until you come to Largue. Just before Largue, turn immediately right at the bus shelter. Pass the row of houses at Aucharnie Place, and the house is the first on the right. From Inverurie, follow the B9001 through Rothienorman and onwards to Largue, passing a row of new houses, then the primary school. Take the next left at the bus shelter. Pass the row of houses at Aucharnie Place, and the house is the first on the right.