Savills | Wynndun, Corsee Road, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5RS | Property for sale
5,081 sq ft(472.04 sq m)
Offers over £975,000

WynndunCorsee Road, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5RS

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2021
  • Tastefully presented, the property is an outstanding example of a successful union between modern and traditional influences.
  • Spacious and versatile living accommodation, with seven reception rooms.
  • Five double bedrooms with lovely garden views.
  • Turret ‘whisky room' with balcony overlooking the grounds.
  • Extensive floored attic space available for storage or further accommodation.
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens of about 1.3 acres, with an array of locations for private al fresco dining.
  • Located in the popular town of Banchory, along the picturesque River Dee and easily accessible to local amenities, schooling and transport links.
  • Video tour available on request.

Attractive Victorian detached five bedroom residence, beautifully presented and situated amidst landscaped grounds of about 1.3 acres within the popular town of Banchory along Royal Deeside.

About this property

  • Dating back to the late 1800s, Wynndun is a beautifully presented substantial Victorian residence with Scots Baronial style influences, evident from the imposing turret with curved walls. Internally the property has been tastefully decorated to successfully complement the many period features, including sash and case windows, high ceilings, deep skirtings, ornate cornicing, picture rails and striking fireplaces. Enjoying the privacy and splendour of mature garden grounds, the property lies within easy reach of the local amenities and leisure pursuits available within Banchory. A fantastic opportunity not to be missed, early viewing is encouraged.

    Beneath the pretty veranda a wide panelled door leads into the light and airy entrance vestibule, where a partially glazed door opens into the welcoming reception hall. Here there is ample space for freestanding furniture, and a carpeted staircase with wrought iron spindles and solid wood balustrades ascends to the upper floors. An understair cupboard and walk in store room provide storage.

    Overlooking the property frontage via a large curved bay window, the delightful drawing room is both spacious and elegant. To either side of the striking open fireplace curved alcoves have been fitted with tasteful display cabinetry and half height cupboards.

    The charming sitting room also enjoys views across the extensive front garden and driveway. An ideal living area for informal relaxation, a white painted working fireplace with cast iron decorative inset creates a cosy feel during the colder weather.

    The strikingl library room is of bold decoration which contrasts perfectly with the extensive white painted book shelving, display cabinetry and central fireplace. A partially glazed door leads from the library into the tranquil sun room. The sun room has delightful views across the front garden and lawns. Returning to the library room, a panelled door reveals a staircase from where the extensive attic can be accessed.

    Also accessed from this end of the hall, there is a well appointed washroom which features a beautiful stained glass window and half-panelled walls.

    Returning to the reception hall, a panelled door leads into the attractive dining room which is perfect for formal entertaining. A large square bay window allows for plentiful natural light and views over the garden, while the ornamental fireplace with antique Delft tiled inset is a pleasant feature. From the dining room a door leads into the butler's pantry, which is also accessible from the inner hall. Providing a good range of storage facilities, the work surfaces incorporate a circular sink with matching drainer. Within the inner hall a partially glazed door leads into the versatile games room, which is of neutral décor with wood flooring and display shelving.

    The bright and airy dining kitchen forms part of the rear conversion to Wynndun. With floor to ceiling windows facing South, this room has fantastic views across the garden to the neighbouring hillsides beyond Banchory. The terrace and hot tub area can be accessed from the dining kitchen and benefit from these views, while being a wonderful space for al fresco entertainment. The kitchen features an attractive range of contrasting base and wall units to complement the extensive roll top work surfaces, incorporating a five ring gas hob with extractor fan above. A good range of integrated appliances are incorporated, including a grill, oven, microwave, warming drawer and fridge/freezer. Within the central breakfasting island there is an under counter dishwasher and moulded sink.

    The generously proportioned utility room is accessible from the dining kitchen and also allows access to the rear garden. Plumbed for appliances, there are work surface areas incorporating a stainless steel sink with drainer, in addition to a range of white gloss storage units. The modern shower room completes the ground floor accommodation, and includes a white two piece suite and a double shower enclosure with electric shower. The dining kitchen, utility and shower room benefit from under-floor heating. See Additional Information for first floor and garden.

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A truly striking period residence, the gardens are beautifully presented, while I could easily while away an afternoon in front of the fire in the tranquil drawing room.

Fiona GormleyProperty agent

Local information

  • Banchory, considered to be the gateway to Royal Deeside, is a popular town located along the picturesque River Dee within easy commuting distance of Aberdeen and overlooked by the renowned Scolty Hill. Within Banchory there is a good range of amenities, including specialist shopping, two large supermarkets, banking, restaurants, coffee shops, a garden centre, hotels, library, health centre and several dentists. There are pre-school facilities available in addition to two primary schools and Banchory Academy which caters for secondary education. Banchory Sports Village provides sporting facilities, including a six lane swimming pool. There are countless outdoor leisure activities available, including hill walking, horse riding, fishing, gliding and golf. Banchory is also well located for access to the ski resorts at Glenshee and the Lecht during the winter months.
  • Approximately 12 miles away, there is ease of access to the AWPR at Milltimber, providing a quicker commute to areas north and south of the city centre, including Aberdeen International Airport. Within Aberdeen there are regular train services, 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 College, St Margaret's, and Albyn as well as the International school at Pitfodels. There are two universities and several colleges of further education.
  • Westhill 14.5 miles
  • Altens 19.4 miles
  • Aberdeen 19.9 miles
  • Aberdeen International Airport. 20.1 miles*
  • *Please note that all distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • From the reception hall the carpeted staircase ascends to the bright mezzanine landing where the family bathroom is located and which includes a white three piece suite with shower over the bath. An L-shaped corridor from the mezzanine landing leads along to double bedroom five. Enjoying far reaching views across the gardens to the hills beyond, there is a range of fitted wardrobes and a wash hand basin with vanity unit.
  • The first floor landing features a high arched ceiling, underneath which there is access to the peaceful principal bedroom. A delightfully spacious room with cream carpeting and elegant décor, a curved bay window provides elevated views across the grounds. Twin double wardrobes provide shelf and hanging space, while the principal bedroom also boasts a fully tiled shower room with curved shower enclosure, twin wash hand basins with independent vanity units and a WC.
  • Double bedroom two is a further spacious room which benefits from dual aspect views across the garden grounds. Decorated in tasteful shades of grey, there is a single wash hand basin in addition to excellent space for large items of freestanding furniture. Bedrooms three and four are further well proportioned rooms positioned overlooking the rear garden with the benefit of fitted wash hand basins.
  • From the first floor landing a panelled door reveals an inner landing area which includes three storage cupboards, while a curved staircase leads up into the turret room. Affectionately known as the whisky room and decorated in vibrant colour, this is the ideal location for admiring the grounds from the turret balcony.
  • Wynndun is situated amidst beautifully landscaped grounds of about 1.3 acres. Bordered by mature hedging, timber fencing and stone walls, a gated entrance precedes a private tarmac driveway which leads up to the property and provides good parking facilities. With large areas of lawn to the front and rear gardens, there are approximately 40 specimens of tree throughout the grounds which provide natural screenage, in addition to mature rhododendrons which provide seasonal bursts of colour. Gentle pathways wind through the grounds, where there are many opportunities for outdoor seating, including the decked barbecue area and paved terrace accessible from the dining kitchen, the latter of which includes a hot tub to promote maximum relaxation. With a further hot tub tucked away within the grounds (not currently in use), to the rear of Wynndun the former fernery provides a versatile storage space and plant nursery. The large timber shed shall remain.
  • Directions: From Aberdeen, follow the A93 North Deeside Road into the town of Banchory. At the traffic lights at the junction with Dee Street, continue straight ahead and past the town hall, taking the next right onto Corsee Road. Continue a short distance ahead and Wynndun is located on the right hand side, preceded by a gated entrance.
  • EPC Rating = D