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
Kirkside, Old Skene Road, Westhill, AB32 6TX
Travel from Aberdeen on the A944 Alford Road. On approaching the roundabout at Westhill, take the third exit into Westhill Drive. At the next roundabout take the first exit left into Old Skene Road. Travel along the road for a short distance, and the property is located on the left-hand side.
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
- Detached Double Garage
- Immaculate Order Throughout
- Council Tax Band C
- EPC Band D
- For viewing contact Mackinnons Solicitors 013397 55633
A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase this unique and very substantial property which has recently been granted change of use as a family home (APP/2023/0276). Ideally situated in a prime location within the heart of Westhill, Kirkside was formerly the Congregational Church of Westhill built in the mid nineteenth century and converted to a residential property by a local architect in the 1970’s. Kirkside offers a large driveway allowing off street parking for several cars, detached double garage with mezzanine area for added storage and workshop area, private south facing patio garden to the rear with mature bedding plants and shrubs ideal for relaxing in and enjoying the sunshine. Tastefully presented in immaculate condition throughout, enjoying natural sunlight to stream into all the rooms. Serviced by gas central heating and fully double glazed. The property, which is currently still operational as a guest house, boasts a hard-wired fire alarm system and offers a full Wi-Fi system throughout the property.
Internal viewing is highly recommended to truly appreciate the substantial family home or business opportunity on offer.
Location Westhill offers a thriving popular residential community conveniently located within easy access to Aberdeen City and Aberdeen Airport at Dyce. The vibrant town offers an enviable range of community facilities including a health centre, primary and secondary schools, and a wide range of shops including Marks and Spencer Food Hall, Costco, and Tesco. The area also offers excellent sporting facilities including an 18-hole golf course and swimming pool. Westhill is situated within Aberdeenshire with a regular bus service to the city centre, Dyce Airport, Inverurie as well as Banchory and the pretty villages beyond within Royal Deeside.
Travel from Aberdeen on the A944 Alford Road. On approaching the roundabout at Westhill, take the third exit into Westhill Drive. At the next roundabout take the first exit left into Old Skene Road. Travel along the road for a short distance, and the property is located on the left-hand side, clearly indicated by our Mackinnons ‘For Sale’ sign.
Owner’s Accommodation: Entrance Hallway, Office Area, Inner Hallway, Open Plan Lounge/Dining Area, Tiled Roof Conservatory, Master Bedroom, Dressing Room, Shower Room, Dining Kitchen, Laundry Room,
Guest Accommodation: Inner Hallway, Dining Room, Dry Store, Wine Cellar, 5 Double Bedrooms (4 with en-suite and 1 with adjacent shower room). Self-contained Studio Flat with en-suite.
Entrance Hallway: Enter the property through attractive glass panelled doors into the inviting hallway providing access to all the ground floor accommodation. Sweeping carpeted staircase provides access to the first floor letting bedrooms.
Owners Accommodation: A glass panelled door leads to the private living accommodation on the ground floor offering the owners a tranquil space to relax in separate from the guest areas.
Office Area: The space under the staircase has been cleverly utilised to offer a small office area.
Inner Hallway: An inviting hallway providing access to all the accommodation with fitted carpet and ceiling lights.
Open Plan Family/Dining Area: 8.76m x 3.82m (28'8" x 12'6") approx. A spacious open plan living space complete with solid wooden flooring, fitted bar area and attractive natural stone walls providing a cosy Mediterranean ambiance to the dining area. Spotlights and ceiling light fittings, coving. Another feature is the gas stove set on a slate hearth with alcove to the side.
Conservatory: Open plan from the dining area to a spacious lounge with attractive fitted tartan carpet and wooden beamed ceiling with spotlights. Tiled roof. Large Velux window allowing natural sunlight to stream in. Door provides access to the patio area.
Master Bedroom: 4.23m x 3.18m (13'10" x 10'5") approx. An attractive, bright, and spacious master bedroom with large picture window with deep sill overlooking the rear garden. Fitted carpet, coving, window blind and curtains, radiator. Ample space for freestanding furniture.
Dressing Room: 2.59m x 1.67m (8'5" x 5'5") approx. Situated adjacent to the master bedroom, this useful room offers an abundance of storage by fitted wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving and cupboards above. Fitted carpet and radiator, window with deep sill to the front of the property. Step leading to the shower room.
Shower Room: 2.52m x 1.58m (8'3" x 5'2") approx. An impressive well-presented modern shower room with tasteful floor to ceiling aqua panelling. Four-piece white suite comprising of w.c., bidet, wash hand basin set within a bespoke vanity unit providing added storage with mirrored medicine cabinet above. Co-ordinating shelved storage unit with drawers below. Double shower cubicle complete with mains power shower and integrated shelving. Downlighters, fitted carpet and window with deep decorative sill.
Dining Kitchen: 4.68m x 3.50m (15'4" x 11'5") approx. Step leading from the hallway to this attractive, spacious dining kitchen. The property enjoys wood effect laminate flooring, wooden ceiling beams and an array of fitted base and wall units with coordinating roll top worksurface, tiled splash back and a 1¾ stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. A substantial Range Master cooker with tiled splashback and chimney style extractor hood above. Dual aspect windows allow natural sunlight to stream into the room. Miele dishwasher, freestanding Bosch fridge freezer. Pendant light fittings. Door leading to the laundry room.
Laundry Room: 3.50m x 1.62m (11'5" x 5'3") approx. A useful area containing the washing machine, tumble drier and Miele roller press. Free standing shelving, laminate wood effect flooring and glazed door providing access to the outside patio area. Loft hatch, strip light and small window to the side.
Dining Room: 5.37m x 3.23m (17'7" x 10'7") approx. Leading from the ground floor communal hallway, this welcoming dining room boasts an attractive feature stone wall creating a cosy ambience. Ample space for serving guests’ breakfast. Fitted carpet, window overlooking the front and pendant light fittings. Door leading to the dry store.
Dry Store: A useful room providing ample storage facilities. Of feature is the original small church window. Wall mounted box containing the electric fuses. Fitted carpet. Stairs leading to the wine cellar.
Wine Cellar: 2.19m x 1.82m (7'2" x 5'11) approx. A quirky addition to the property with stone walls and flooring.
Room 1: 4.39m x 3.17m (14'4" x 10'4") approx. A bright and spacious double bedroom with large picture window and deep sill. Fitted wardrobe with shelving and hanging rail, cupboards above and desk area/dressing table with mirror. Fitted carpet.
En-suite: 3.20m x 2.13m (10'5" x 6'11") approx. A spacious en-suite with three- piece white suite comprising, w.c., wash hand basin with tiled splash back and mirror above. Step up to the bath with over-head electric shower, aqua panelling, and shower glass. Fitted carpet. Window to the front with roller blind and deep sill. Extractor fan.
Inner Hallway: Large walk-in deep cupboard housing the Worcester boiler and water tank whilst providing ample storage with shelving. Pendant light fitting.
Room 2: 4.41m x 3.46m (14'5" x 11'4") approx. A well-proportioned double bedroom with fitted carpet, pendant light fitting, and fitted wardrobe. Desk area/dressing table with mirror above. Large window with deep sill and roller blind.
En-suite: 2.69m x 1.79m (8'9" x 5'10") approx. Ample sized en-suite with three-piece white suite comprising w.c., wash hand basin with splashback and vanity mirror with shelf above. Bath with overhead electric shower. Aqua panelling and shower glass. Fitted carpet. Window overlooking the front with roller blind and deep sill.
Inner Hallway: Natural sunlight provided by the two large Velux windows. Fitted carpet.
Room 3: 5.42m x 2.96m (17'9" x 9'8") approx. Another well-presented double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, ample space for free standing furniture, fitted carpet and pendant light fitting. Desk area/dressing table with mirror above. Window to the rear with deep sill and roller blind. Hatch to the loft, complete with Ramsay ladder leading to the partially floored area.
En-suite: 2.07m x 1.98m (6'9" x 6'6") approx. Three-piece white suite consisting of w.c., corner wash hand basin set within a vanity unit with mirrored medicine cupboard above and splashback. Shower cubicle with aqua panelling housing an electric shower.
Inner Hallway: A step down to a deep fitted storage cupboard, with shelving, and to room 4.
Room 4: 3.60 x 3.17m (11'10" x 10'5") approx. A spacious double bedroom with fitted double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf and cupboards above. Window to the front with roller blind. Fitted carpet. Desk area/dressing table with mirror above. Pendant light fitting.
En-suite: 2.09m x 1.78m (6'10" x 5'10") approx. Three-piece white suite consisting of w.c., wash hand basin with mirror and shelf above. Shower cubicle housing an electric shower, with aqua panelling. Pendant light fitting.
Room 5: 3.90m x 3.73m (12'10" x 12'3") approx. Currently furnished as a twin bedroom, this bright and spacious room boasts a fitted double wardrobe with cupboards above. Desk area/dressing table with mirror above. Fitted carpet. Pendant light fitting and large picture window to the side with roller blind.
Shower Room: 2.14m x 1.95m (7'0" x 6'5") approx. Fitted with a three-piece white suite consisting of w.c., wash hand basin and shower cubicle housing an electric shower with aqua panelling. Large privacy window with roller blind.
Studio Flat: 5.24m x 4.99m (17'2" x 16'4") approx. Conveniently located to the side of the property, this self-contained double studio room enjoys a shower room, kitchen area complete with breakfast bar and desk area/dressing table. Enter through a glazed door to the vestibule with dual aspect windows and fitted carpet, shoe rack and coat stand. The kitchen area offers wall and base units with integrated electric hob with stainless-steel chimney style hood above. Roll top work surface with stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Fridge. Smoke detector. Fitted carpet, ample space for freestanding furniture, desk area and fitted wardrobe.
En-suite Shower Room: 1.68m x 1.59m (5'6" x 5'2") approx. Three-piece white suite comprising a w.c., wash hand basin set within a vanity unit and mirror above complete with shelf. A large corner shower cubicle with aqua panelling. Fitted carpet.
The property boasts a tarred driveway allowing off-street parking for several cars. A double garage with roller doors and further door to the side. Spacious workshop area. Strip lights. Ladder leading to a mezzanine floor offering ideal storage space.
All the furniture and televisions in the guest letting rooms are included in the sale along with the guest dining room furniture.