Deeside Lodge
412.68 sq m(4,442 sq ft)
Offers over £795,000

Deeside LodgeCharlestown Road, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5EL


    Key features

    • A former Victorian fishing lodge built circa 1870 and now a versatile and spacious home
    • A lovely combination of traditional features with contemporary and tastefully appointed decoration
    • Three generously proportioned public rooms, each hosting a wood burning stove within an exposed granite fireplace
    • Superb dining kitchen with AGA
    • Ground floor guest bedroom with contemporary en suite shower room
    • Excellent potential to create a self contained annexe for family or holiday accommodation
    • Detached double garage with dual electric doors and central fixed wooden staircase to attic accommodation above
    • Situated within well established garden grounds of approximately one acre with gated entrance and extensive sweeping driveway
    • Enjoying a peaceful and private position, Deeside Lodge is located close to the picturesque River Dee and a wide range of local amenities, transport links and schooling

    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.

    About this property

    • 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 TottenProperty agent

    Local information

    • Deeside Lodge is situated within close proximity to local amenities, schooling and public transport links. With the picturesque River Dee within easy reach, countryside leisure pursuits are widely available within the surrounding countryside, particularly within the Cairngorm National Park where there are plenty of opportunities for hill walking, orienteering, horse riding, golf, fishing, shooting, mountain biking and canoeing, with the club situated in close proximity to Deeside Lodge. Situated along the North Deeside corridor, further west are the historic towns of Ballater and Braemar, the latter of which hosts the renowned Braemar Gathering every September. The Deeside Way, a popular walking and cycling route, is also accessible from Aboyne. An attractive small Victorian town, Aboyne has a supermarket, academy and primary school and an excellent community centre providing a theatre/cinema, full size swimming pool, badminton courts, library and gym. The town also has a health centre and cottage hospital. The popular Village Green is also the setting for the historic Aboyne Highland Games every August.
    • Aboyne lies just 32 miles from the centre of Aberdeen. The international airport provides excellent transport links by air to London and other UK and European cities. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has greatly improved travel in and around Aberdeen, with a quicker and more direct route south. There are regular rail services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper service. Aberdeen provides all the services expected of a major city, including business and leisure facilities, theatres, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling in Aberdeen including Robert Gordon's College, St Margaret's and Albyn, as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and colleges of further education.

    Additional information

    • The timber shed and greenhouse will be included within the sale.
    • Directions: Following the A93 North Deeside Road from Aberdeen to Aboyne, at the traffic lights turn left onto Charlestown Road, keeping the village green to the right hand side. Follow the road around and past the green, and the entrance to Deeside Lodge is located on the right hand side and is marked by two stone pillars. Banchory 12.6 miles Kingswells Prime Four Business Park 25.1 miles Aberdeen City 31.3 miles Aberdeen International Airport 27.9 miles *Please note that all distances are approximate.
    • EPC Rating = E