Tough, by Alford Aberdeenshire, AB33 8ES

A charming, detached farmhouse and steading in a countryside location, rural but not remote, offering versatile family accommodation.

The Brae at Tough, by Alford
The Brae at Tough, by Alford From the garden Drawing Room Dining Kitchen Hallway Countryside views

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Lease: Long-term let preferred
Furnishings: Unfurnished
Council Tax: Band E
Available: LEASED


Six Bedrooms (four double – one en suite – and two single), Drawing Room with dining area, Playroom, open-plan Kitchen and Dining Area, Utility, Bootroom, Family Bathroom, Shower Room/Cloakroom.

Double glazing throughout with oil-fired C/H; extensive grounds with private driveway and expansive countryside views; double garage and car port.

Appliances include Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer.


This property oozes charm and appeal, and must be seen to be fully appreciated. The farmhouse and steading have been sympathetically joined to form a superb family home with the emphasis on space and light.

Sitting on an elevated two-acre site, totally private, and with access through a tree-lined driveway, the property enjoys an enviable situation with views over miles of open countryside.

Internally the quality of the décor and furnishings is of the highest standard, and all the fittings have been chosen with great care and attention to detail. A pony paddock could be made available, and pets are welcome. The grounds will continue to be professionally maintained by contract gardeners at the owners' expense.

Tough is four miles east of Alford, a popular market town, and is linked to Aberdeen city by an excellent commuter road. Journey time to Aberdeen is around 40 minutes.

The local primary school is literally at the foot of the driveway, and good secondary education is available at Alford Academy for which there is a school bus service with a pick up at the property.


Ground Floor:

Kitchen (20' x 10' approx) – adjoins the dining area on an open plan basis. Raeburn oil fired cooker, electric oven with hob, and fitted with solid wood worktop and quality wall and base units. Belfast Sink. Solid oak flooring. Access to playroom, utility and boot room.

Dining Area (20' x 15' approx) – Light, airy and spacious. Leads off from kitchen with large picture windows south and north, and glass door leading out into courtyard. Exposed roof beams. Solid oak flooring. Walk-in cupboard/pantry off.

Playroom (14' x 12' approx) – with Morse multifuel stove, laminated flooring and shelving along one wall. Satellite and TV points. Access off kitchen.

Utility (10' x 8' approx) – bright room with washing machine, tumble drier, sink and clothes pulley. Quarry floor tiles.

Boot Room – off family entrance with plenty of space for footwear and coats. Quarry floor tiles.

Drawing Room with dining area – stylish room that lends itself to entertaining. Jet Master open fire with recessed shelving at either side; floor to ceiling window and double windows overlooking open countryside to northwest; solid oak flooring. Cleverly separated from hallway with floor to ceiling shelving. Formal entrance to property off hallway.

Shower Room/Cloakroom – off hallway and close to drawing room, with WC, Wash Hand Basin and shower cubicle. Separate walk in cupboard with hanging space for coats etc.

Family Bathroom – generous size with power shower over enamel bath.

Three Bedrooms – two single bedrooms each with fitted wardrobe; one double bedroom with double fitted wardrobe overlooking courtyard area.

Access door off hallway to garage/car port.

Upper Floor:

West Wing – Double Bedroom overlooking front garden with large en suite shower room; fitted wardrobes; windows south, west and east.

East Wing – Two further double bedrooms. Additional storage space in upper hallway cupboards.


Garage/Car Port – integrated double tandem garage on west gable, with sufficient access height for 4 x 4 vehicle.

Garden Shed – stone and slate shed which abuts the property. Shelved with solid stone floor. Ideal for garden tools and furniture. Access off courtyard.

Extensive grounds (approx two acres) laid mainly to lawn and mature shrubs which will be maintained by contract gardeners at the owners' expense. Large gravelled parking and turning area.

Henhouse and enclosure.

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Find this Property

Directions: From Aberdeen/Westhill direction, take the A944 Alford road and remain on it for approximately 18-20 miles. Shortly after Tillyfourie look for a signpost on the left saying 'Tough and Muir of Fowlis'. Turn left at this junction and proceed for approximately 800 yards. Just before Tough primary school on your right, the driveway up to the property is on your left signposted "BRAE".

Leasing Information:

Leasing Information: Rent is payable monthly in advance and a deposit normally equivalent to one month's rent is payable on or before the date of entry. References will be required, including photographic ID, and credit checks will be undertaken.

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