Accommodation: Kitchen / Dining Room, Lounge, Conservatory, 3 Double Bedrooms, 2 Single Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Shower Room, Wet Room, Mezzanine Balcony, Utility Room, Garage/Workshop, 2 Sheds, Greenhouse, Oil Fired Central Heating.
Located in the pretty conservation village of Auchenblae, whilst having been completely renovated to modern standards this traditional family home is packed with period features. As you walk round the property there are a host of interesting details to catch your eye. The large property is actually made up of 2 adjoining buildings, Roselea House and Roselea Cottage, which were erected in the 19th Century, but which were inter-connected in the 1990s to create this super space. Roselea provides comfortable and convenient living with oil fired central heating, full insulation and extensive double glazing in a large and flexible family home. The layout of the buildings and rooms also gives options to incorporate sub-lets, if required.
Entering through the front door you are greeted by beautiful maple floors, cast iron radiators and original wooden doors, these features are repeated throughout the house along with deep window ledges many with storage underneath. The kitchen, which is dual aspect, is recently refitted in a traditional style with Rangemaster cooker and Belfast sink, included are the fitted dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The attached dining area has plenty of space for a family table. There are 2 bedrooms on this floor along with the wet room with shower and a utility room with space for a further fridge/freezer, washing machine and drier. There is also ample storage, including a walk-in larder/pantry, under-stair cupboards and a deep fitted wardrobe in one of the bedrooms.
Moving through to the rear section of the property you enter the cottage which has been transformed into a double height lounge, with many windows flooding the room with light and a mezzanine level providing access to a double bedroom, shower room and storage loft. There is an impressive cast iron stove surrounded by a beautiful stone mantel and hearth. From the lounge there is direct access to the back garden via the conservatory, which is a good sized space with traditional slate flooring, perfect for enjoying views of the garden.
Back in the main part of the house, access to the first floor is via a stunning full-height wooden staircase with cast iron banister. The first floor has 2 large double bedrooms. The first, which could be the master bedroom, has room for a seating area and in this space you find the beautiful original cast iron range which makes a very special focal point. Bedroom 2 has 2 windows to the front of the property, is light and airy and benefits from fitted wardrobes. The spectacular maple finished family bathroom has a large bath with separate shower cubicle and double wash-hand basins, 2 windows again and a lovely little cast iron fireplace.
Up a quirky staircase you'll find the 2 attic rooms which would make perfect hobby rooms, studies or children's dens. These have eaves storage and velux windows overlooking the back of the property and the views beyond.
Heading outside, the house, cottage and garage form a courtyard setting where there is space for off-road parking. The single garage is extra-wide to allow access/storage around a vehicle and is extra-long to provide dedicated workshop space with large windows to let in the light and view the garden. Whilst recently built, the exterior of this garage/workshop are wholly sympathetic with the style of the main house/cottage. There is a full-length loft for storage.
Finally, there is a large secluded, sheltered and mature garden providing a vegetable patch and greenhouse, two patio areas, a wildlife pond and a big lawn for games in the summer.
Kitchen / Dining Room: 3.94m (widest) x 5.65m
Lounge: 4.3m (widest) x 5.45m
Conservatory: 5.13m x 2.93m
Bedroom 4: 3.95m x 2.39m
Wet Room: 2.15m x 1.50m
Bedroom 5: 3.72m x 2m
Utility Room: 3.45m x 1.22m
Mezzanine: 5.92m (widest) x 2.71m (widest)
Bedroom 3: 3.14m x 3.10m
Shower Room: 3.14m x 1.31m
Bedroom 1: 5.73m x 3.83m
Bedroom 2: 5.50m (widest) x 3.37m
Family Bathroom: 4.65m x 2.27m
Attic Room 1: 3.78m x 2.93m
Attic Room 2: 3.22m x 2.93m
Garage: 7.5m x 3.5m (internal measurements)
Location: Auchenblae is a popular village with a real sense of community. It has a Doctors Surgery, Primary School, Nursery, Licensed Bistro/Café, Village Store, Village Hall, Golf Club and Community Park with Children’s Playpark, Tennis, Bowling, Putting, Stream, Country Walks. Despite its rural setting, it has superfast broadband. Drumtochty Forest is within cycling distance for mountain bike enthusiasts. The nearby old market town of Laurencekirk lies almost equidistant between Aberdeen and Dundee, and directly adjacent to the A90. It has its own railway station, offering Intercity travel, and is a prime commuter spot. Further services are available nearby at Stonehaven, Montrose and Brechin. There is secondary schooling at the newly built Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk.
Direction: Travelling south from Aberdeen on the A90 turn right at the sign for Auchenblae. Follow the road until you come to a crossroads and head straight across. Heading through Auchenblae stay on the road past the Village Hall on your left and then follow the road to your left up the hill of Kintore Street / High Street. The hill levels out a little and bends right where it becomes Inverurie Street. Roselea is the fourth house on the right, with its name in the glass panel above the door.