Tillery House, Udny, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6SE | Property for sale | Savills
389 sq m
Offers over £750,000(€886,913)

Tillery HouseUdny, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6SE

    Key features

    • Substantial residential accommodation
    • Historic ruin Mansion House
    • About 21 Acres
    • Versatile outbuildings
    • A former ice house
    • Suitable for equestrian purposes
    • Endless potential with the necessary consents

    An exceptionally special package including a historic ruin with a variety of versatile outbuildings set in about 21 acres in an idyllic rural location.

    About this property

      Utterly enchanting, Tillery House comprises a two-storey detached house which is linked to the B Listed Archibald Simpson-designed Tillery Mansion House of which only the walls remain intact. Tillery House was the original servants' quarters for the main house and was built between 170 and 230 years ago. The property is surrounded by its own policy grounds of 21 acres which are a mix of garden, woodland and park land.


      Offering a formal setting are the well-appointed reception rooms of the dining and sitting room. Informal relaxation and retreat space is in the lounge with a large Coalbrookdale Severn woodburning stove, mounted on a stone hearth and large bookcase. The heart of the home is the dining kitchen fitted with a comprehensive range of base and wall cabinets by Drumoak Kitchens. The cabinets are complemented with composite worksurfaces. Appliances include plumbing for a dishwasher, a Valor grill, hob and oil-fired Esse Sovereign range cooker in Racing Green. A feature of this room is the internal exposed stone wall. For everyday domestic tasks and garden access is the utility room. This room has ample storage space with plumbing for two washing machines, space for a dryer and an upright refrigerator and freezer. Bedroom 5 is a well-proportioned ground floor room. Bedroom 6, also on the ground floor, is currently a more self-contained space making it ideal for multi-generational living, with a compact kitchenette fitted with base and wall units. There is plumbing for a dishwasher, an electric cooker point and space for a refrigerator. Both these bedrooms are serviced by a large bathroom with the focal point being a roll top freestanding bath and separate walk-in shower. Moving upstairs, an elongated first floor landing has fitted bookshelves and a walk-in linen cupboard. The generous principal bedroom suite has extensive dressing room spaces and a modern bathroom with underfloor heating. Three further bedrooms are also well proportioned and fitted with basins, and bedroom seven is currently used as a home office. This level is completed with a modern bathroom with shower.

      The property has three separate stairways, two with pitch pine balustrades and one with painted timber balustrades. Flooring is a combination of tiled floors, Merbau wood flooring, wood effect flooring, non-slip waterproof flooring and carpets. Throughout there are five open fireplaces, four with beautiful painted tiled inserts, one with Carrara marble, and a wood burning stove. Some rooms have cornices and picture rails.

      Adjacent to Tillery House are the remains of Tillery Mansion House: still in situ is a blocked off door opening into the derelict building.

      Attached to the south side of the house are the remains of Tillery Mansion House, a B Listed two storey building, of which only its largely intact external and internal stone walls remain. It is understood that the building dates from 1788 and was substantially altered and extended by Archibald Simpson in 1826. It suffered a major fire in 1939. The building has an impressive front Doric portico and a circular bay on its south side.

      The property extends to approximately 21 acres. This includes at the front of the house a large lawn and designed garden with water feature. There are areas of mature deciduous woodland within which is a pond with island and areas of open grassland within which are individual mature trees.

      There is also a walled garden in grass bounded by stone walls, and a garden/orchard bounded on two sides by stone walls, containing a large glasshouse with a concrete floor and a stone-built bothy/store.

      A variety of buildings within the grounds also include a former ice house, agricultural shed, garage block, stable block, garden store, summer house with a timber floor and serviced by electricity and water, and a derelict former gardener's cottage. The derelict former gardener's house is a 1.5 storey stone building. The ice house has an external stone stairway and underground passage leading to a circular underground stone icehouse with a beehive brick roof. An agricultural building was formerly a chicken shed and has a concrete floor, with areas partitioned off for an office and workshop. It has electricity and water. The garage block was constructed about eight years ago, with a lean to construction with concrete floor. One bay is enclosed to form a timber-clad garage, six bays have timber wall cladding and open front. The garage block is fitted with power, water and light. A stable block has a concrete floor and electricity.

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    Only your imagination restricts the potential for this incredibly special package.

    Fiona GormleyProperty agent

    Local information

    • Tillery House is situated in the parish of Formartine, 3 miles south of Pitmedden, 11 miles north of Aberdeen, and about 6 miles from the new Western Peripheral Route. The nearby village of Cultercullen has a primary school, and Pitmedden has a primary school and village shop. There is a further primary school in Udny Green which also has an award winning restaurant. Secondary schooling can be found in Oldmeldrum as well as Ellon, and there is a local gym near Tarves.
    • At the village of Udny Station there is a former railway line which is now a lovely cycleway/footpath which winds its way through beautiful countryside. Nearby Ellon is a picturesque town situated by the River Ythan and conveniently located on the A90 road. Tillery is approximately 11 miles north of Aberdeen and only 7 miles from Aberdeen International Airport. The shopping facilities available in Ellon cater for everyday needs and amenities include hotels, restaurants and specialist shops. Leisure and sporting facilities are available at the new community swimming pool and sports complex, golf at the McDonald Golf Club and Trump International which is a mere 6 miles away. There are several nursery and primary schools available in the area and secondary schooling is provided at Oldmeldrum Academy.

    Additional information

    • Viewings
    • Strictly by appointment with Savills – 01224 971 110
    • Listing
    • Category B Listed
    • Services
    • The property is supplied with mains electricity from an overhead mains pole at the rear of the house, an underground cable is taken to the utility room. Oil central heating. Private water. Private drainage.
    • The majority of the windows to the front of the property are timber framed single glazed sash and case windows with some double glazed. Intruder alarm system. Three telephone lines.
    • Miscellaneous
    • Access to the house is off a minor public road, along approximately 450 metres of stone access track, which is wholly within the property and owned by Tillery House. The first 300 metres are used by four other residential properties. At the southern edge of the grounds are two small walled burial areas, which are excluded from the property. Wayleave has been granted to BT Openreach to replace the underground cable on the property with fibre; no date has been fixed as yet. All owners of property on the original Tillery Estate have access over estate roads. In practice, neighbours use part of the main driveway to access a separate driveway access to their property.
    • Fixtures & Fittings
    • Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.
    • Servitude rights, burdens and wayleaves
    • The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether contained in the Title Deeds or informally constituted and whether referred to in the General Remarks and Stipulations or not. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied himself as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.
    • Possession
    • Vacant possession and entry will be given on completion.
    • Offers
    • Offers, in Scottish legal form, must be submitted by your solicitor to the Selling Agents. It is intended to set a closing date but the seller reserves the right to negotiate a sale with a single party. All genuinely interested parties are advised to instruct their solicitor to note their interest with the Selling Agents immediately after inspection.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F