Bleachfield House & Cottage, Cullen, AB56 5TQ
Bleachfield House dates from 1748 and the cottage followed in 1800, both used in the linen industry. A bleach field was created in 1752 where linen cloth and thread were bleached. With the decline of the industry in the 19th century the properties were occupied by farm workers until the late 1950’s. This picture postcard property is in an idyllic rural location and has been sympathetically restored and offers modern living whilst retaining traditional features throughout including wooden beams, wood panelling, real wood flooring, stable style doors and deep display window sills. The properties are both finished to a high standard and are in walk-in condition. The double glazing units were replaced in both properties by the current owners. Both properties have their own separate boilers controlled by a Hive programmer and thermostat, utility supplies and mains water.
Bleachfield House is a two storey four bedroomed property which has been lovingly decorated with bold print wallpapers and opulent soft furnishings. External wood panelled doors open into both the porch and the utility room. The entrance porch has velvet upholstered seating and via a wood panelled door accesses the hall leading to the lounge, bedroom 4 and the stairs to the first floor. The ground floor lounge is a dual aspect room with its focal point being an open fireplace housing a wood burner. This room has a fitted library style bookcase as well as a large storage cupboard. The lounge accesses the Jack and Jill bathroom which also opens to ground floor bedroom 3. The ground floor bathroom is fitted with a three piece white suite consisting of w.c., handbasin and bath with mains shower above. Both ground floor bedrooms are beautifully decorated with bedroom 4 currently utilized as an office. The modern dining kitchen has an abundance of wall and base mounted units with real wood worktops. Inset Neff double electric oven, hob and cooker hood. Ample space for a dining set. A large under stair cupboard provides further storage. Recently laid vinyl flooring extends through to the utility room The utility room is also fitted with base and wall units, with a Belfast sink. The utility room leads out to the garden directly on to the patio area. A carpeted staircase with wooden balustrade from the kitchen leads up to bedroom 2 which is a large double room with fitted storage. A wide carpeted staircase from the hall leads to the open plan family room on the first floor. This is a relaxing room, beautifully decorated with a wood burner as its focus. Also on the first floor is bedroom 1 which is a generous double with built in storage. Finally on the first floor is the shower room with a white suite and under floor heating.
Bleachfield cottage’s accommodation is all on the ground floor and the cottage has been renovated throughout. The cottage has been adapted to be user friendly for those with mobility issues. Recent upgrades include a new boiler installed in 2023. The shower room has also been modernised and under floor heating installed. Real wood flooring has been laid in both the sitting room and kitchen. Also a new roof on the kitchen area of the cottage. The cottage like the house has wooden panelled entrance doors into both the lounge and the kitchen. The dining kitchen is a bright room with windows on all three external walls. Fitted with ample shaker style wall and base units with wooden worktops, ceramic sink with drainer and mixer tap. Ample space is available for a dining set. The white goods including the electric oven within the cottage kitchen will remain. The lounge is a dual aspect room with its focal point being the wood burner set on a tiled hearth with a wooden mantle above. An upholstered window seat gives a garden view. From the lounge a hall gives access to both the shower room and double bedroom. The bedroom has built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving and a new carpet has been fitted. The shower room consists of a w.c. handbasin and shower cubicle with mains shower. Aqua panelled throughout with a tiled floor as well as built in shelved cupboards.
The large garden is surrounded by fencing with two sets of wrought iron gates giving individual access to both properties. Gravel drives offer offroad parking for several vehicles. The garden has been landscaped and new patio areas from the kitchen of both properties laid. Outside lighting around the property has also recently been installed. There are several storage areas within the garden. A large two storey workshop is attached to the cottage which has a ladder to the loft. The sellers currently lease an area of ground from Seafield Estate which they utilize, an annual peppercorn rent is payable of approx. £150.00.