A substantial residence in a private setting with superb south and east facing uninterrupted views over Aberdeenshire countryside
Shiels is a distinctive eight bedroom period mansion house set within extensive, private leafy gardens and grounds extending to approximately 2.43 acres, enjoying complete privacy with superb south and east facing uninterrupted views over the beautiful surrounding Aberdeenshire countryside. This stunning house has been imaginatively and tastefully extended and modernised over the last 30 years to provide an easily run, but elegant home which retains many of its original features including the main granite staircase and beautiful granite fireplaces. Working window shutters, pitch pine woodwork and panelling are in abundance throughout the house.
A wealth of accommodation spans three floors with two mezzanine levels; including a south wing offering an atrium style family lounge with wood burning stove. Two strong attributes of this room are the recently upgraded glass gable which is east facing, showcasing beautiful views, and the additional sun lounge which connects the main house to a 18th century Gathering Hall with an arched granite inglenook fireplace. This area is full of character and offers a fantastic circulation space for entertaining. The dining room has an original granite fireplace and the original withdrawing room' again has an original granite fireplace housing a wood burning stove. More contemporary is the dining sized kitchen complete with four oven Aga, composite sink all complemented by granite work surfaces. The principal bedroom is a mezzanine level up from a dressing room which is en suite. The other seven bedrooms are well proportioned. A feature of the family bathroom is twin wash hand basins and a free standing ornate claw foot roll top bath and separate shower enclosure. Two conservatories bring the outdoors in with west and south facing aspects.
The walled gardens have been attractively landscaped and developed to create diversity and interest with manicured lawns and well stocked herbaceous borders. Substantial sized log store.
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Mains of Shiels, at less than 20 miles from Aberdeen, could be the ideal move for city dwellers yearning for a taste of the countryside.Fiona Gormley