Grab a bargain with this fantastic family home near Huntly, writes Cheryl Livingstone.
Recent news that the housing market and property prices in Aberdeenshire are booming may sound a little scary to those looking to move or just get on the property ladder.
Figures released last month revealed that the average property in Aberdeenshire is now valued at £225,135, up 4.6% from last year, and houses in both the shire and city still command prices well above the Scottish mean of £162,122.
It’s very good news for those selling their homes but, for those looking to relocate, there are still bargains to be had.
One of them is this lovely family home sitting in a rural location between Huntly and Inverurie.
Hillhead of Aucharnie, at Ythanwells, built in 1991, would make a gorgeous family home with a flexible layout.
There are many highlights here, including a mezzanine-floor reception room with a woodburning stove, large windows and French doors that flood the room with natural light and a sun lounge with exposed beams where you can enjoy panoramic views of the gardens and countryside.
Then there’s the kitchen-dining room with an oil-fired Rayburn and patio doors that leads you to the patio herb garden.
Another highlight is that all six bedrooms are spacious, with the master bedroom having an en suite shower room with modern fittings.
The house also has an integral double garage, a wine store and workshop. There is a separate triple garage with two adjoining workshops, all of which have power sockets and electricity, and there is a greenhouse attached.
The guide price of £430,000 really represents a bargain considering the size of the house and the quality on offer. It certainly isn’t something that could be matched in the city.
But there is more than just this.
The house is surrounded by about six acres of ground, including a grazing paddock, giving you even more space, lots of privacy and the possibility of equestrian facilities.
For families with children, the house is close to a number of primary and secondary schools as well as a host of other amenities, including shops and restaurants.
Contact: CKD Galbraith on 01343 546362.