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We are delighted to have been instructed to market this absolutely superb period property in the popular north east village of Longside. This imposing double fronted granite house with its large bay windows and decorative ironwork commands its position in the street and offers accommodation on a grand scale over 3 floors and is packed with traditional features including ornate plasterwork, cornicing, attractive fireplaces, solid pine panelled doors and deep skirtings. It is obvious that it has been well cared for as it is in excellent order and beautifully presented throughout. As you make your way around the property you fall for its wonderful charm and feel immediately at home. It is situated on a substantial plot in a quiet sought after street and enjoys a great deal of privacy within its stunning walled garden. It also benefits from oil fired central heating, double glazing, oil fired Aga and open fires.
Viewing of this property is highly recommended to fully appreciate what it has to offer.
Current owners comments.
The current owners DavId and Joanne returned from New Zealand in 1984 with their family after much soul searching. David was a G.P in Peterhead until retirement and Joanne was a nurse before achieving a fine arts degree from Gray’s school of Art in Aberdeen.
“ The first time we stepped over the doorstep we got an instant feel good vibe and ambience. This initial feeling has been confirmed multiple times over the years by family and friends. Our four children ran through our new home and couldn’t wait to choose their own bedrooms. This was a great sign for us how comfortable they were and confirmed that this would be our new home. It has been an absolute pleasure living here and we have every faith that whoever is the future owner of Airlie Lodge will also share these sentiments. Kindest regards to the next family.” David and Joanne Campbell.
The property is situated on a quiet tree lined street on the edge of Longside village. Longside and the surrounding area offers enviable rural living and great community spirit with essential amenities on the doorstep including state of the art primary school, excellent golf course, social club, tennis club and bowling club. There are local shops, garage and coffee shop. Secondary schooling is available at nearby Mintlaw and a wider range of leisure facilities, supermarkets and retail parks are available in neighbouring Peterhead. The world renowned Cruden Bay golf club is close by along with R.S.P.B Loch of Stathbeg. There are also superb beaches and coastal walks and Aberdeen city is just a 30 Mile commute and the International airport is a 40 minute drive.
Vestibule, entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, lounge, dining kitchen, rear vestibule, utility room, cloak room.
Master bedroom, 3 further bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.
Bedroom 5 and attic room.
Travelling from Aberdeen on the A90 at the Toll of Birness junction take the A952 towards Mintlaw. On entering Mintlaw at the roundabout take the third exit onto the A950 towards Peterhead. On entering Longside take a left at the crossroads into Station Road. Once over the bridge, keep to the right and the property is a short distance along on the left hand side.
Entered via the impressive front door this is the perfect introduction to this welcoming home. The feature tiled floor, oak dado and hand painted glazed doors gives you a taste of what this house has to offer. There is ample space for coats and shoes etc.
This stunning entrance hall has solid oak panelled doors, original wooden floors, ceiling cornicing and deep skirtings and a fully carpeted stair to the upper levels with traditional wood balustrade. The landing window provides lots of natural light and there is a walk in under stair storage cupboard.
An impressive formal lounge with large bay window to the front, ceiling cornicing with decorative plasterwork beneath, deep skirtings and picture rail. The focal point is the original grand fireplace with solid wood surround and red tiled insert. The perfect room to entertain family and friends.
A grand but very comfortable dining room with large bay window to the front, feature hand made alcove cupboards and solid wood floor. The perfect space for those large family gatherings and formal dinner parties. There is another original ornate fireplace with solid wood mantle and feature tiled inset.
This delightful lounge to the rear of the property has large French doors leading out to the garden and patio area. The feature fireplace with oak mantle houses the wood burning stove and it has a dark green hearth. There are built in alcove storage cupboards with traditional panelled doors and picture rails. The room is tastefully decorated and has a fully fitted neutral carpet and is the perfect every day room to sit and relax.
The absolute hub of the house is the large dining kitchen with it’s hand made bespoke units in soft cream with ceramic handles and quality stone coloured Corian work surfaces incorporating the double sink and drainer. There is ample storage and a feature dresser unit. The constant warmth is provided by the traditional cream oil fired Aga with cream mantle over. The dual aspect windows provide natural light and a view of the superb rear garden. There is an integral dishwasher and space for fridge freezer. The half glazed door leads through to the rear vestibule and the floor is finished in natural oak.
The perfect space to come in after a long country walk or for the dogs, it has ample space for boots and coats and is just off the utility room. There is access from the front or the rear garden.
A generous utility with fitted units, stainless sink and drainer and plumbing for washing machine. There are useful storage cupboards and space for extra fridge or freezer.
A quirky L shaped and very useful downstairs toilet with traditional high cistern WC and corner wash hand basin.
This large and fully carpeted landing is reached via the fully carpeted stair with large feature window providing lots of natural light and a superb view of the rear garden and surrounding countryside. It is tastefully decorated and has the added feature of those stunning solid pine doors and finishings.
This very generous double room has a large bay window to the front providing stunning open views and has clever built in storage below. There are also two double built in wardrobes and feature fireplace with cream mantle and tiled inset.
Another double bedroom with bay window to the front currently used as a study. It is freshly decorated and has a fully fitted carpet.
A large double bedroom with deep window overlooking the rear garden and surrounding countryside. It has feature marble fireplace and built in storage cupboards.
A delightful room to the rear of the property with built in storage cupboard. It is tastefully decorated and has a fully fitted carpet.
A large modern shower room with twin windows having storage cupboards beneath. The large walk in cubicle has aqua panelling and mains shower and there is a large wash hand basin and WC. There is soft wall tiling and the tiled floor has electric underfloor heating.
The family bathroom has large window to the front and is fitted with a three piece suite consisting of bath, vanity unit with wash hand basin and WC.
The upper landing it fully carpeted and has a Velux roof window.
A large double bedroom with dormer style window over looking the rear garden and surrounding countryside. It is freshly decorated and has a fully fitted carpet.
A hidden gem and with a multitude of uses. It has Velux roof windows and provides superb storage but could be a games room, gym or office.
The very large double garage and workshop was a late addition to this property but you would never know it. It has been expertly faced in traditional granite with pitched slate roof and provides ample space for two large vehicles, storage and work area. It has two electrically operated up and over doors and single rear door to the garden.
To the rear of the property within the walled garden there are a range of outbuildings. They consist of coal shed, studio, dog kennel and run, summer house small storage shed and green house complete with vine.
To the front is a terrace garden containing mature plants and shrubs providing colour all year round. There is a large gravel driveway providing ample parking and access to the garage. There is also a side path giving access to the rear vestibule.
An absolutely stunning area with large mature and well maintained lawn with borders containing various plants and shrubs. The large patio area is laid with paving and brick design and provides a perfect space for those morning cuppas or alfresco dining and BBQs and there is a large vegetable garden. Peace and tranquility, you would just love to spend all day here.
To the side of the property is a separate wooded area, perfect for the kids to explore and discover natural wildlife or build a camp. To the front of this is also very useful extra parking.
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