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Woodcorner, Keig, Alford, AB33 8DS
From Aberdeen take the A944 west towards Alford. After approximately 23 miles on entering Whitehouse take the right turn signposted to Keig. After approximately 2 miles turn right at the Mackinnons sale board onto a private track. Follow the track for 250m to Woodcorner. If using a satnav the postcode will guide you directly to the property.
- Brochure Woodcorner (4.5 MB) Download
- Stunning rural setting
- Unique baronial styling
- 6 Bedrooms
- 4 Reception rooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Approximately 1 acre
- Southerly outlook
- Council Tax Band G
- EPC Band C
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A unique spacious modern detached house with grand Scottish baronial styling nestled in an acre of secluded garden grounds surrounded by mixed woodland and open countryside. Woodcorner is ideally suited to comfortable and convenient family living due to its proximity to the local amenities of Alford and the more cosmopolitan provisions of Aberdeen city, whilst offering ample space for those working from home and easy access to the Cairngorms for outdoor enthusiasts.
The house is approached along a private track to wrought iron gates leading onto the gravelled driveway and turning area with parking for several vehicles. The front entrance to the house is a circular turreted entrance hall with grand double doors and a tiled mosaic effect floor. Glazed double doors lead to the inner hallway and from here there is access to all of the ground floor accommodation and the elegant curved staircase. Throughout the ground floor solid oak flooring with underfloor heating provides comfort and grandeur to this thoughtfully designed home.
To the right from the entrance hall is the spacious and bright sitting room with glazed double doors onto the patio area and two double height windows to the west, either side of an elegant fireplace with log burning stove and black slate hearth. The adjacent dining hall is accessed via impressive full width glazed double doors with glazed side panels and there is a magnificent full width double height bay window with a southerly outlook over fields. Part of the room is double height and open to the minstrel’s gallery on the first floor.
The well-proportioned breakfasting kitchen is fully fitted with an impressive range of base and wall units with contrasting black worktops and black Amtico flooring. There is a 4 oven/ 5 ring Quisinemaster range, an American style fridge freezer with full height cupboards to both sides, a stainless steel drainer sink with dishwasher below and striking red splashback tiling. The kitchen is dual aspect south and east with glazed double doors to the patio area and ample space for a dining table.
A utility room which is accessed from the kitchen provides additional fitted cupboards and is plumbed with sink, tumble drier and washing machine. The central heating boiler is housed here with ample space for drying/airing and a door to back garden.
At the other end of the hallway is the media/family room, with French doors to the garden and is fully wired for audio and visual equipment (as are the majority of the rooms on the ground floor). Adjacent is a games room, also with French doors to the garden, and a pool table with overhead lighting.
Also on the ground floor is a spacious family bathroom with fully tiled walls, Amtico flooring and a white suite including bath, corner shower, WC and hand basin. There is a large storage/drying cupboard housing the manifold for the underfloor heating and the ground floor integral vacuum equipment.
An elegantly curved solid wood staircase with fitted carpet runner leads to a spacious galleried landing with an unusual minstrel’s gallery/study area overlooking the dining hall and with views to the south.
The master bedroom is magnificent, measuring about 7m x 6m, has ample room for generously proportioned freestanding furniture. The impressive full height arched window overlooks the back garden and woodland and a vaulted ceiling with an exposed beam adds grandeur.
King size bedroom 2 has a southerly outlook and benefits from an ensuite shower room which is fully tiled and fitted with a walk in shower enclosure, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail. There are three built in double wardrobes.
Double bedroom 3 has a lovely sunny outlook to the south and west and double bedroom 4 has a westerly aspect and benefits from a built in double wardrobe. Bedroom 5 has an attractive dormer window with easterly outlook. Single bedroom 6 is a charming, circular turret room above the entrance hall, accessed through an unusual arched doorway.
Completing the first floor accommodation is a family shower room fully tiled with corner shower, WC, hand basin, Amtico flooring and heated towel rail.
A spiral staircase from the landing leads to a fully floored loft room with 4 velux windows and large storage cupboard housing the hot water tank.
The house sits in approximately 1 acre of mature garden surrounded by mixed woodland on two sides and with open views over fields and farmland to the south. The paved patio can be accessed from both the kitchen and the sitting room via double patio doors; this area is ideal for relaxing and alfresco dining during the summer months and incorporates a stone barbecue set into an attractive boundary wall built from reclaimed granite;. A detached timber garage, garden shed and wooden cabin/studio are variously placed around the perimeter of the garden. To the back of the house is a dog kennel with run.
Alford is only 4 miles away; it has a large supermarket, dry ski slope, library, 18-hole golf course, a transport museum and many cafes and individual shops. Schooling is Keig Primary and Alford Academy, which also incorporates a well-appointed leisure centre. The River Don flows through the beautiful Haughton Park on the outskirts of the village with children's play parks and a miniature railway.
The River Don is a 10min walk away from Woodcorner and permits for fishing can be obtained from the Forbes Estate Office. The area is renowned for its outdoor pursuits including fishing on the River Don, hill walks and skiing at The Lecht which is within easy distance.
There is underfloor heating on the ground floor and oil fired central heating from radiators on the first floor. All internal woodwork is natural. All windows are double glazed and cleverly designed to imitate sash and case. All of the rooms have solid wooden floors, apart from the bathrooms, kitchen and utility, where Amitico is fitted. There are ceiling down lighters and wall uplighters throughout most of the house. Most of the ground floor rooms are wired for audio visual equipment. There is an integral vacuum cleaner and ample built in storage throughout the house.
All of the furniture and the ride on mower is available by separate negotiation.
Private water supply from a natural spring. There is a right of access over the track which is owned by the Forbes Estate.
Note that there is an aerial video on YouTube which was filmed prior to the entrance gates being installed -
- Brochure Woodcorner (4.5 MB) Download