Highfield House, South Cross Slacks, Banff, AB45 3HB
Offers Over £685,000
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
An unexpected opportunity to acquire a modern house and land in an enviable location providing outstanding views over the renowned Banffshire coastline
Lot 1 Offers over £385,000 (sold)
Lot 2 Offers over £85,000 (sold)
Lot 3 Offers over £115,000 (sold)
Lot 4 Offers Over £100,000 (available)
The Whole Offers Over £685,000
Banff 8.7 miles, Aberdeen 43.8 miles, Inverness 81.3 miles
• Substantial 5-bedroom property, two of which are en suite
• Large enclosed wrap around garden
• Significant area of grazings which are of arable quality
• Two steel portal framed sheds which could be put to a variety of uses
• Potential for residential development
• A high degree of privacy
• Private access
• Ample parking and turning space
A relatively modern two storey house, which sits in an elevated position in a sought-after rural setting with fine views over the surrounding gently undulating countryside and coast to the north. The first floor provides 4 double bedrooms (one of which is en-suite), box room which might also be put to use as a nursery or home office and a family bathroom with both bath and separate shower enclosure. The ground floor comprises a reception hall with an imperial staircase which leads to the gallery above, sunroom, lounge, kitchen with adjacent dining area, dining room, sunroom, lounge, second kitchen and double bedroom with en-suite.
Externally Highfield House is set within a generous enclosed wrap around garden including two paddocks which in total extend to approximately 3.65 Acres enclosed by a mixture of wooden and post and wire fencing. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a wide sweeping turning area, all of which is accessed via a private driveway and provides ample room for parking multiple cars. There is a small shed to the rear.
A pair of steel portal framed buildings measuring approximately 35m by 24.5m and 35m by 16.5m. Both have poured concrete floors and are clad with box profile sheeting over shuttered concrete dwarf walls under corrugated fibre cement. As currently used by the adjoining livery business they are fitted out with a series of boxes and benefit from three phase electricity and water supply. There is a large shared hard standing area leading to each making loading and unloading though the full height roller doors more convenient. Externally there is adequate security lighting and a camera system installed, while the space between the buildings and to the rear is fenced and used as a manège.
Extending to approximately 24.65 Acres 9.974(Ha), the land is currently subdivided into 5 enclosures all of which have a water source and are used for grazings in conjunction with the adjacent livery business. The land is designated as grade 3 on the land classification for agriculture system, so
considered of arable quality and was in fact used for arable production in the past. The soils are predominantly of the Ordley series and composed of brown earths with some humus-iron podzols. While IACS registered in the past, Basic Payment is not currently claimed given the lands equine use. The entitlements are not owned and therefore cannot be included in the sale.
POTENTIAL RESIDENTIAL PLOT
Approx 3.33 Acres (1.347 Ha) site with a gently sloping northerly aspect offering fine views of the coast and wide expanse of the sea beyond. A planning permission in principle application has already been submitted for the erection of a new residential property on the gap site between the neighbouring properties Harefield to the east and South Cross Slacks to the west which, if approved, will provide a rare opportunity to create a comfortable new family home with significant sized garden.
Planning permission in principle applications have been lodged with Aberdeenshire Council for a new residential property sited within Lot 4 and two residential properties on the site of the steel portal framed buildings currently erected upon Lot 2.
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