The good life
House-hunters should give themselves plenty of time to view this country home as there’s a lot on offer, writes Donna Ross
It takes time to view any home, but those who choose to look at Croft of Queensbriggs near Lumsden might like to set aside an additional hour or two to ensure they can appreciate what’s on offer there.
Not only is there the two/three-bedroom home to make your way around, but there is also a separate cottage/bothy alongside the main house providing guest accommodation; a large pond, a steel triple garage which was recently built and eight acres of land – all for offers over £285,000.
The accommodation in the main house is spread over two floors. Rooms downstairs include the hall, lounge with wood-burning stove with slate hearth, dining kitchen fitted with Shaker-style kitchen units and ample work surfaces, shower-room complete with a spa-style shower unit and bedroom/dining room with a timber-panelled ceiling and laminate floor.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with coomed ceilings. Both rooms have fantastic views across the surrounding countryside.
There is also a study – and it is thought this room could be converted into a bathroom or shower-room if planning permission was granted.
Outside, the bothy is not far from the house and would be the perfect teenager’s den, granny flat or would be the perfect place for guests to stay.
Inside, you’ll find the front porch, sitting room/kitchen and a double bedroom with en-suite shower-room.
Outdoor enthusiasts are sure to love the grounds at Croft of Queensbriggs. The garden at the front slopes down to the pond and there is a selection of mature trees and shrubs.
The back garden has gravel pathways, a patio and pergola and there is also a greenhouse.
A wide gravel driveway leads past the front of the house. The useful steel triple garage has concrete floors, three up-and-over doors, a pitched roof and electricity throughout.
The eight acres of land offer the new owners a wealth of opportunities. It is currently divided into fields and paddocks, and there is also a chicken run. For green-fingered members of the family there are vegetable beds and a polytunnel.
The house is close to Lumsden, which is about seven miles from Alford and around 12.5 miles from Huntly. There is a primary school at Lumsden and a secondary at Alford and Huntly.
Both Alford and Huntly have a range of amenities including shops, restaurants and pubs.
Contact: Stewart & Watson on 01466 792331.