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