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
Leggat House, Keith Hall , Inverurie, AB51 0LX
From Inverurie, follow the B993 to Keithhall. Before entering the village, Leggat House is situated on the right-hand side of the road, as is clearly indicated by our Mackinnons For Sale sign.
- LPG Heating
- Double Glazing
- Private Drainage
- Mains Water
- Five Bedrooms
- Council Tax Band G
- EPC Band E
- For viewing contact Mackinnons Solicitors 01224 868687
Providing spacious and excellent living accommodation throughout, Leggat House is an ideal family home for those looking for suitable outdoor space to enjoy “the good life,” while remaining in easy commuting distance of amenities, schooling and transport links. Viewing is highly recommended.
A hardwood entrance door opens into the well-proportioned entrance vestibule, which benefits from a good range of fitted storage. Double sliding doors reveal a cupboard ideal for storing outdoor clothing, which also houses the central heating boiler. A further fitted cupboard provides additional storage space in addition to the fuse boxes and alarm system.
From the entrance vestibule a door with frosted panels leads into the spacious and welcoming reception hall. Of mostly neutral decoration to complement the exposed granite wall, there is ample space available for freestanding furniture. A staircase with panelled balustrades ascends to the living accommodation on the first floor, while a deep understair cupboard provides storage.
A large panelled door with adjacent frosted panels leads into the impressive lounge/dining room. Of excellent proportions to easily accommodate both relaxation and formal dining for eight plus diners, this room provides far reaching southerly views across the garden grounds and beyond. An additional window looks towards Bennachie, while large patio doors provide an abundance of natural light and access to a raised paved terrace, perfect for al fresco dining or summer barbecues. A further prominent feature within this room is the fireplace with wood burning stove situated on a granite hearth.
From the dining area a south facing conservatory is accessible via a set of fully glazed doors. A charming and bright room with tiled flooring, from the conservatory doors open onto the raised terrace, which is accessible via a thoughtfully appointed ramp.
Enjoying views across to Bennachie, there is a study off the reception hall used as a home office with a range of bespoke shelving/cabinets, which may be included in the sale.
Overlooking the entrance driveway, the family room is a further versatile and well-proportioned living space which would be perhaps suitable as an independent formal dining room if so desired. Fully carpeted and of pleasant decoration, the room has a wood-burning stove.
At the heart of this household lies the dining kitchen, which enjoys views towards Bennachie via a tiled deep silled window. With ample space available within the kitchen for formal dining, the striking Warmsler multifuel range provides additional heating and cooking facilities. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of oak effect wall, base and drawer units, with tiled splashback and work surfaces incorporating a 1.5 stainless steel sink with drainer. The Zanussi oven/grill with ceramic hob will remain, along with the dishwasher, while the fridge/freezer may be available by separate negotiation. Of neutral decoration to enhance the attractive Amtico flooring, a 15 pane Georgian style door leads out to the rear hall from where there is access to the enclosed rear yard.
Within the rear hall there is first access to the bright utility room, which is fitted with a range of base units, shelving and a work surface area incorporating a stainless-steel sink with drainer. Plumbed for white appliances, a deep larder style cupboard with shelving is ideal for cold storage. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the WC cloakroom, which includes a white two-piece suite.
Ascending the carpeted staircase to the first floor, the landing is very spacious with a West facing window and fitted linen cupboard.
The spacious principal bedroom boasts south facing views over the garden grounds and surrounding environs. With ample space available for freestanding furniture, the bedroom has the benefit of twin double fitted wardrobes, in addition to a well-proportioned ensuite shower room. Fully tiled around the suite, the vanity unit incorporates a wash hand basin, while there is also a WC and curved corner shower enclosure housing an electric shower appliance.
Double bedroom two also enjoys bright south facing views over the garden grounds and surrounding countryside. Fitted with a double wardrobe providing both shelf and hanging space, bedroom two also has the use of an ensuite shower room. A vanity unit incorporates the wash hand basin and WC, while the raised shower enclosure houses a mains shower appliance. Also fitted with an open, shelved cupboard, a secondary door provides dual access to the landing.
Double bedroom three is a bright, East facing room which overlooks the entrance driveway. Fitted with a double wardrobe, the bedroom benefits from a thoughtfully appointed ensuite, which is inclusive of a WC and wash hand basin. Double bedrooms four and five are situated towards the rear of the property and are well proportioned rooms with fitted double wardrobes providing shelf and hanging space.
From the landing there is also access to a boxroom currently used as a study/hobby room and which enjoys views to the West. Completing the living accommodation is the spacious family bathroom, which is situated between bedrooms four and five. Including a white vanity unit which incorporates a wash hand basin and WC, the curved corner bath includes an overhead shower and screen.
Electric wrought iron gates provide access from the main road into the grounds, which is lined on the North side by mature hedging. An extensive tarmacadam driveway provides parking for a number of vehicles, as well as access to the car port and detached double garage.
Set within grounds of approximately 1.9 acres, there are extensive and well-maintained lawned areas to the front and side of the property, and which include a variety of mature, mostly fruit-bearing trees. Immediately to the front of the property a raised terrace with ornamental wall is accessible from the conservatory and lounge/dining room. A superb location from which to admire the fantastic views across the Aberdeenshire countryside, an extendable awning provides shade.
Within the grounds there are herbaceous borders, a pond with established willow trees, and three prepared beds for shrubs, roses and soft fruit. A greenhouse lies on the East boundary, while a long paved path with wrought iron railings leads down to the lower reaches of the garden where there is a small shed. This area includes a vegetable garden, some raised beds, a loading area, and gates into a meadow divided into two sections by secure fencing.
The double garage is fitted with two wooden up and over doors (one of which is electronically operated). Within the garage there is a workshop to the rear, while a fixed staircase leads to the attic floor with separate storage room. The entirety of the garage is served by power and light. A side door leads out into the paved backyard, where a covered walkway joins it to the back door of the house. To either side of the garage are covered log stores, while a large shed with double doors is accessible from the enclosed backyard area.
Fixtures and fittings
All carpets, some curtains and light fittings, the washing machine, tumble drier, cooker and dishwasher will be included in the sale. Some items of furniture and the freestanding fridge/freezer may be available by separate negotiation.
Keithhall lies on the outskirts of the thriving market town of Inverurie, with primary schooling available within the hamlet. From Inverurie there are good road and rail links to the north and south, including to Aberdeen, Dyce, Huntly, Inverness and Aberdeen International Airport. Nursery, primary and secondary education are well catered for within Inverurie. There is a health centre, cottage hospital, several large supermarkets, a number of restaurants and pubs, a swimming pool and community centre, as well as golf, tennis and bowling. Hillwalking is a popular activity, with many local routes available, including at the renowned Bennachie.