A characterful Victorian granite built detached six bedroom home with double garage. Situated within beautifully maintained gardens, Deeside Lodge is located in the village of Aboyne.
Deeside Lodge is an outstanding period home which has been sympathetically modernised to provide both versatile and beautifully appointed living accommodation. Built circa 1870 by the Marquis of Aboyne, the property was subsequently extended with the expertise of Marshall McKenzie, an architect renowned for his work on Crathie Kirk, Mar Lodge and the iconic Marischal College. Also utilised as a fishing lodge in years gone by, a number of traditional features remain, including exposed fireplaces, deep skirtings, a panelled ceiling, picture rails and sash and case windows. Situated within well established and private garden grounds, Deeside Lodge also benefits from a central position within Aboyne.
A partially glazed arched door with glazed surround leads into the welcoming reception hall with striking double staircase to the first floor, solid wood flooring and dual open alcoves with lighting beneath the staircase.
The drawing room boasts views over the front garden via a large square bay window fitted with wooden seating. A peaceful and light room it benefits from a granite fireplace housing a multi fuel stove, and is flanked on each side by arched alcoves. A further window allows for garden views, while there is also a fitted display cabinet. The charming sitting room also overlooks the front garden via an identical square bay window. Central to the room is the exposed granite fireplace with wood burning stove, while to either side of the fireplace are high arched alcoves fitted with display shelving and half height cupboards. A partially glazed door leads into the elegant dining room where twin windows overlook the gardens, with glazed double doors allowing access to the external seating area. An exposed granite fireplace with multi fuel stove is flanked on either side by twin display and storage alcoves.
An internal door from the dining room leads into the generously proportioned dining kitchen, which overlooks the garden via three individual windows. Farmhouse style with slate tiled flooring, the kitchen is fitted with an attractive range of wood fronted storage units. There is an integrated NEFF double oven in addition to an undercounter fridge. Extensive work surface areas are a combination of granite and solid wood, and incorporate a NEFF four ring induction hob and a double ceramic Belfast sink with waste disposal function. The cream coloured AGA is situated within a recessed mantel with attractive tiling. A sliding door on split level to the kitchen leads into an open hallway, where a staircase leads up to the family room. Along the hallway is the utility room, which overlooks the rear garden. Fitted with an L-shaped work surface incorporating a stainless steel sink, the utility room is plumbed for white appliances. The WC cloakroom incorporates a two piece suite and fitted storage, while there is also a further understair cupboard. On a split level, the pantry includes a good range of contemporary storage units and work surface areas, with a door allowing access to the garden.
Bedroom six is accessible from the reception hall. Of tasteful decor and cream carpeting, there are peaceful views of the garden. Fitted with a single wardrobe, there is also a luxurious en suite shower room with underfloor heating.
Ascending the double staircase, the first floor landing is a pleasant feature. The first three bedrooms all enjoy far reaching views over the front garden. The principal bedroom incorporates fitted wardrobes while also boasting a well appointed en suite shower room. Bedroom two includes a full width display sill which incorporates a useful study area, while there are also fitted storage facilities. Bedroom three is a light and bright room with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room.
Deeside Lodge enjoys the advantage of two good sized family bathrooms. Bathroom one includes a white three piece suite in addition to a shower enclosure with electric shower appliance. The secondary bathroom incorporates a three piece suite with airing cupboard ideal for linen and towels. Bedrooms four and five both enjoy views over the garden grounds. Currently utilised as a spacious study, bedroom five also provides access to the versatile family room. With a central staircase to the ground floor, the family room has potential for self contained accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary permissions. A variety of windows and skylights allow for views of the rear garden and plentiful natural light.
A sweeping driveway leads to the double garage with versatile attic accommodation above. Mostly laid to lawn, there is a range of mature specimen trees, established borders and beech hedging. A secluded paved terrace is perfect for outdoor dining. There is also an orchard and raised vegetable beds.
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This is a wonderfully spacious and beautifully presented property combining the best of both period and contemporary living. With all the amenities of Aboyne close by, yet set in a leafy and private position, Deeside Lodge is likely to feature on the top of many family buyers' viewing lists.Laura Totten