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.
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 Gormley