Savills | Lower Kennerty Mill, Burnside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, AB14 0LP | Property for sale
6,486 sq ft(602.57 sq m)
Offers over £650,000(€752,488)

Lower Kennerty MillBurnside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, AB14 0LP

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2021
  • Characterful living accommodation, with four double bedrooms and two spacious reception rooms.
  • Many period features, including the original mill machinery and two external water wheels.
  • Fantastic opportunity to renovate the lower ground basement into leisure or living accommodation.
  • Situated within generously proportioned garden grounds, and bordered to the north by the picturesque Culter Burn.
  • Located in the thriving commuter suburb of Peterculter, just under 10 miles from Aberdeen city centre and with good access to Royal Deeside.

Striking Category C Listed former mill house, nestled along the banks of the picturesque Culter Burn, and located only 10 miles from Aberdeen city.

About this property

  • A remarkable home situated in peaceful countryside yet with good commutability, Lower Kennerty Mill is a C Listed former mill house dating back to the late 1880s. It was reconstructed as a barley mill, and subsequently became a small engineering works in 1921. Rebuilt by WL Gavin in 1940, the property now provides spacious and versatile living accommodation, with the option for further conversion works within the extensive basement along the lower ground floor. Boasting a variety of traditional features, the property includes decorative cornicing, panelled walls and doors, the original mill machinery and two water wheels which remain in situ.

    The entrance vestibule with slate tiled floor allows access to the well appointed sun room, which overlooks the property frontage and features an exposed granite wall. Returning to the vestibule, a further door leads into the welcoming reception hall. Of neutral decoration to enhance the beautifully panelled walls and staircase, there are a number of wall mounted sconces.

    Enjoying dual aspect views across the gardens via three large windows, the dining room features hardwood flooring and partially panelled walls and is open to the galleried first floor landing which provides lots of natural light and an interesting vantage point.

    A panelled door from the dining room leads into the attractive dining kitchen which successfully combines contemporary and traditional influences. Overlooking the kitchen garden below, there is a good range of base, wall and display cabinetry to complement the solid wood work surfaces which extend into a breakfast bar and incorporate a sink and four ring electric hob. Further integrated appliances include an electric oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, while there is also a cream coloured electric AGA situated within a tiled recess.

    Overlooking the Culter Burn, the versatile open plan family/sitting room features extensive wood panelling and laminate wood effect flooring which runs throughout this generously proportioned living space. Within the family room there is an attractive fireplace with electric fire in front, while the sitting room includes a range of display cabinetry and shelving, making it also a superb home office space.

    Along the ground floor double bedroom four has the benefit of an en suite bathroom with shower compartment. Overlooking the rear of the property there is the striking mill room, which contains some of the original mill machinery and could be transformed into a quirky living space. Completing the ground floor is a utility area with wash hand basin and WC.

    A door from the hall leads to the basement via a timber staircase. While the basement contains some of the original mill wheel machinery, it is an expansive and versatile area currently used for storage and access to the gardens, and includes a kiln and an external store room. Given the dimensions, the basement would be an excellent opportunity for conversion into leisure or further living accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

    A carpeted staircase ascends to the first floor where the galleried landing looks down into the reception hall and dining room, allowing for the flow of natural light. The principal bedroom is a well proportioned room enjoying dual aspect views across the gardens, while also benefiting from a contemporary en suite shower room. Double bedroom two is a further light and airy room which enjoys the peaceful sounds of the water flowing down the Culter Burn. Featuring fitted storage, bedroom two lies next to the family bathroom, which includes a white three piece suite with shower over the bath.

    From the landing, a door leads into the former grain dryer, which could perhaps be transformed into further accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary consents. Completing the living accommodation is double bedroom four, which is accessed via a split level staircase from the main landing. Of neutral decoration, there is both fitted storage and a modern en suite shower room.

    Lower Kennerty Mill is accessed via a pillared and gated entrance from where an extensive stone chipped driveway leads around to the property and provides a good level of parking. There is a large area which is laid to lawn and which is partially bordered by mature trees. Within the immediate environs of the property there is a lovely garden area which has been laid to lawn with flowering plants and which we understand has been previously utilised as a vegetable garden. To the rear of the property there are further garden grounds and the former mill lade which extends along the picturesque Culter Burn.

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I love the character of this converted mill, the possibilities for future renovation are fantastic. A lovely country setting, yet within the thriving commuter suburb of Peterculter.

Fiona GormleyProperty agent

Local information

  • The most westerly suburb of Aberdeen, Peterculter provides a good range of amenities, including independent shops, small supermarkets and a Marks & Spencer/BP filling station. There is a sports centre with swimming pool, 18 hole golf course and Kippie Lodge Sports & Country Club, while Royal Deeside and its myriad of leisure pursuits are easily accessible. The property is conveniently situated for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, which has greatly improved travel both north and south of the city, with easier access to the airport and industrial hubs at Dyce and Westhill.
  • Westhill provides an excellent range of amenities and leisure facilities, including an 18 hole golf course, health centre, a bustling shopping complex with Marks and Spencer Food Hall and Costa, and there are also COSTCO and Tesco superstores.
  • Aberdeen lies just under 10 miles away. The international airport offers regular flights to London and other UK and European cities. There are regular train services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper to King's Cross, London. Aberdeen provides all the services of a major city, including business, leisure and health facilities, theatres and cinemas, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling including Robert Gordon's School, St Margaret's, and Albyn School as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and two colleges of further education.
  • Westhill 6.2 miles
  • Kingswells 7.1 miles
  • Aberdeen City 9.9 miles*
  • *Please note that all distances are approximate

Additional information

  • Directions: From Aberdeen, follow the A93 North Deeside Road through Milltimber and into Peterculter. Passing the BP service station on the left hand side, take the next left down Station Road East. Continue along this road as it becomes Station Road South and thereafter keep right along Burnside Road, where the property is located on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating = F