Last week, we looked at a house in Montrose which, from the outside, looked quite small and slim but, inside, with some handy interior-design tips, looked large and spacious and was filled with some great and interesting rooms.
This one – Heath Cottage at The Muirs, Rhynie, Huntly – has a similar feel.
On first impressions, Heath Cottage looks like what its name suggests – a traditional property exuding charm and character and surrounded by idyllic rural scenery. Then you go inside and that is where the surprise is.
Take a look at the photographs of the exterior of this house and the interior design the current owners have gone with. Did you expect it? No, neither did I – but I love it. The contrast of the traditional exterior and modern and stylish interiors works perfectly and they complement each other beautifully.
It was recently redesigned and modernised by Brown + Brown Architects and now has a gorgeous, almost Scandinavian, feel to it. White is a big feature in this house and the palette allows for other exciting features to stand out even more. For example, in the lounge, large windows giving views to the garden make the room look even brighter, and the wood-burning stove shines out of this room.
Heath Cottage is around 150 years old and has been given a new lease of life with this fantastic re-design. It features a large kitchen/diner – made to look even bigger with the clever use of white – and sitting room, all on open plan.
Substantial patio doors allow for an abundance of light into this room and the wood-burning stove provides additional heat. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and floor units, as well as an integrated oven, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is also an Esse range cooker. Also in the cottage is a large family bathroom with separate shower and three bedrooms, which are all a great size.
Heath Cottage is on the market for offers over £192,000 – a great price for first-time buyers looking to get on the property ladder. It would also suit someone looking for the perfect country home or perhaps a buy to let opportunity.
The cottage sits in the centre of its plot with parking space at the front for several cars. The lovely private garden surrounding the property is laid to lawn and has two entertaining areas. The patio area adjacent to the kitchen is an ideal spot for outside dining. Equally, the garden and views beyond can be enjoyed from the decking area which is accessed through patio doors from the sitting room. There is also a garden shed and log store for storage.
Contact: Strutt and Parker on 01330 826807.