This detached cottage in Banchory is bursting with opportunities. Cheryl Livingstone finds out more
For many properties, you can file them into some kind of “box”. Whether it’s a business opportunity in terms of a potential buy-to-let property, or one that is “ready to move into” or those that can be described as a development opportunity or a chance to build your own dream home.
Number 4 Arbeadie Terrace at Banchory is a home that is not so easily described by the one label.
Having recently been upgraded, this two-bedroom detached cottage could be described as ready to move into. Each room has been beautifully decorated and a lovely atmosphere has been created throughout.
While the rural exterior has been retained – along with its charm and character – inside has been given a contemporary makeover.
Highlights include the bright sun lounge with a large picture window where you can enjoy spectacular open views of Royal Deeside, a tiled feature fireplace in the lounge, a modern-day farmhouse kitchen plus spacious double bedrooms and a stylish bathroom.
Outside, both the elevated front garden and rear courtyard are enclosed and there is also a number of outbuildings including the former wash house which houses the washing machine and dryer. There is also a single garage and walk-in coal cellar.
For offers over £240,000, this home would be ideal for first-time buyers, families or couples looking to downsize. It could equally suit someone looking for a cosy holiday home on Deeside or someone looking to buy-to-let.
But it also comes under another label – that of the development opportunity.
Full planning permission has been obtained to enlarge the cottage and provide a further two bedrooms and en suites. The designs would expand the living space and create a four-bedroom home with open-plan living, vaulted ceilings and panoramic views across the area.
The cottage is situated in Banchory, which is a 17-mile drive to Aberdeen. The town boasts a great range of shops, hotels and restaurants as well as primary and secondary schools.
Contact: James and George Collie on 01224 572777.