The latest quarterly report from the ASPC gives a reassuring picture of local market activity, with the house price index remaining, mostly, in the positive. The change in quarterly price is +1.5%, while the annual change is -0.5%. Taken over five years, the index is marginally positive at +0.4%. While the figures are reassuring, it may well be that our local market is yet to feel the strain of the general economic background and only time will tell whether this will be reflected in the remainder of 2023. Buyers’ wariness over the short term may well affect property sales as they effectively “sit tight” to see what happens with interest rates. This may result in a sluggish Autumn/Winter market as moving plans are put on hold, but for the moment, there is still healthy demand for properties in desirable locations and in good condition.Read More
2 Rowanbrae, Main Road, Lumphanan, Banchory, AB31 4PX
Travelling from Torphins on the A980, on entering the village of Lumphanan, take the first left after the Golf Club onto Rowanbrae. Number 2 is the middle house.
EPC Band B
Council Tax - Not yet assessed but likely to be Band G
Viewings: Contact Solicitor - 013398 87665
2 Rowanbrae is the last available 4 bedroom detached new build home in this exclusive development of 3 executive properties, sitting in an elevated position with lovely westerly views to distant hills.
Completed by an independent local builder to a high specification, including external granite and a solid oak staircase, the abundance of natural light from a combination of large windows on the ground floor, numerous Velux windows on the first floor and the stunning double height gable end window in foyer, give the entire property a feeling of space and tranquility.
Set over 2 levels, the property is entered through a vestibule into the hallway from where there is access to all of the bedroom accommodation, the family bathroom and utility room. Access to the first floor is from the double height foyer area via the solid oak staircase. Upstairs is a most impressive living space comprising open plan lounging, kitchen and dining area.
On the ground floor, there are 4 double bedrooms. The main bedroom has an ensuite shower room and also on the ground floor is the family bathroom with bath, separate shower enclosure, wash basin and WC, and a generously proportioned utility room with door to garden. There is ample storage throughout, with built in wardrobes in all of the bedrooms, a large cupboard in the hallway and under stair storage. The foyer area has double height ceiling with floor to ceiling windows on the gable end and double doors out to the back garden.
On the first floor are the lounge, dining and kitchen areas, all on open plan, and a galleried landing to take advantage of the lovely westerly views afforded by the gable end glazing. The kitchen is fitted with a range of white base and wall units which incorporate an integrated hob with extractor fan above and oven below, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. A study is located off the lounge area and from here is access to a handy toilet.
Outside: There is a double garage with workshop area and attic trusses. There is terracing and pathways around the house. The back garden is laid to lawn and at the front there is a stone chipped driveway/parking area. The property is served by oil central heating with radiators on the first floor and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.