AN EXTENSIVELY updated period farmhouse, which comes with excellent equestrian accommodation, has hit the market near Banchory.

Wickerinn Farmhouse is situated in a rural but accessible location, around 14 miles from central Aberdeen. Originally built as an inn in the mid-19th century, the house was extended in 2012 and has been comprehensively refurbished throughout, with oak flooring and finishings and with no expense spared updating the bathrooms and kitchens.

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The accommodation includes three reception rooms: a sitting room with woodburner; formal dining room (currently used as a study); and a comfortable family room with corner multifuel stove and French doors out to the patio. The kitchen features handmade oak cabinets topped with granite, along with an array of high end appliances including a Rangemaster cooker, boiling water tap and drinks chiller. Completing the ground floor is a laundry room and boot room.

The outstanding equestrian facilities include stabling for three horses, well-appointed tack room, a 20 x 40m riding arena, three fenced grazing paddocks and a field shelter.

The gardens at Wickerinn Farmhouse are bounded by dry stone dykes and include a barn, greenhouse and shed. A pretty BBQ area has a gazebo and as well as the patio by the house there is a courtyard and expanses of lawn.

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Fiona Gormley for Savills commented: “In truly turnkey condition, this exceptional property will impress every viewer and will appeal particularly to horse/pony owners or city dwellers yearning for country living but preferring a contemporary interior style.”