An impressive granite built Victorian detached property, set within extensive and beautifully maintained garden grounds. Located at the heart of historic Aboyne on Royal Deeside.
Originally built during 1860 and extended in 1922, Turlundie Lodge is an outstanding Victorian property. Beautifully presented and ready to move into, the property has been sympathetically modernised with care to retain traditional character and charm. Lying next to Turlundie Lodge is a self contained cottage which provides excellent potential for multi generational living or holiday let accommodation. Situated within private grounds of about 0.5 acres, Turlundie Lodge not only boasts views over the River Dee, but also overlooks the historic village green.
Underneath the canopied veranda, the entrance door leads into the grand reception hall, which is fully carpeted and features the original wall panelling. Folding full height doors with ornate stained glass panels can be used to create a partition, while double windows look onto the veranda. A carpeted staircase leads to the upper living accommodation, while an understair cupboard with lighting is utilised as a wine cellar.
Overlooking the front garden via a large square bay window area framed by pine balustrades, the drawing room is most impressive. Of traditional decor to highlight original features, the imposing stone fireplace with mahogany mantel is framed by alcoves to either side.
The WC cloakroom is a well proportioned room of striking decoration. Fully carpeted, the cloakroom features half panelled walls, in addition to a white Shanks & Co two piece suite.
The bright dining kitchen is at the heart of the home. Of neutral decoration with Amtico parquet flooring, the generous dining area showcases views across the rear garden via triple windows, under which there is a charming full length window seat. Within the dining area is a living/seating area and a blue AGA which sits within a recessed hearth with granite mantel. The kitchen features an extensive range of attractive cream base, wall and display cabinets with under unit lighting, while polished granite work surfaces incorporate a 1.5 stainless steel sink and a five ring gas hob with extractor fan above. Within the kitchen there is an integrated fridge/freezer, while double glazed doors allow access to the rear garden. Within the utility room granite effect work surfaces incorporate a stainless steel sink with drainer. The central heating boiler is located in the utility room along with a traditional ceiling pulley.
From the dining kitchen there is access to a further hallway, where a large arched door leads outside. A secondary carpeted staircase with understair cupboard leads to the galleried landing above which interconnects with the main landing.
The sitting room is a truly relaxing space. Fitted with purple carpeting, dual aspect views over the garden grounds can be enjoyed. Featuring a range of fitted bookshelves, there is also a white painted fireplace with a tiled inset and hearth.
Ascending the carpeted staircase to the first floor, the landing receives plentiful natural light from the skylight above. The principal bedroom is a most generously proportioned room of neutral decor and carpeting. Enjoying views across the property frontage via a square shaped bay window, a glazed door allows access to the balcony, from where it is possible to enjoy far reaching views across the village green. A further window provides natural light and views of the rear garden, while the attractive fireplace includes a mahogany mantel and decorative cast iron inset. An open doorway leads down to the en suite bathroom, which includes a white three piece suite and a fully tiled shower enclosure. The principal bedroom is also well served by a separate dressing room, which includes an excellent range of bespoke fitted wardrobes and storage facilities. Given the dimensions of the room, it would also be suitable as a fourth bedroom if required.
The shower room perfectly combines contemporary and traditional influences. Panelled to half height, the shower room features a white three piece suite, while the walk in shower enclosure includes a frosted window and tiled display sill. Fitted with Amtico flooring, a further window allows for river views.
Within the inner landing there are two linen cupboards, one of which houses the hot water cylinder. There is then open access to the galleried landing, which looks down to the secondary entrance door. Double bedrooms two and three are both of tasteful decoration, with bedroom two overlooking the property frontage and the village green beyond. Bedroom three enjoys views towards the river, while also featuring an ornamental fireplace with tiled inset and hearth.
Details of the accommodation available in Turlundie Cottage can be found below in the "additional information" section.
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Apart from the obvious attractions of this lovely looking spacious period house, the location close to the town centre yet with the picturesque River Dee and village green on the doorstep is hugely appealing, as is the self contained cottage which would be ideal as a holiday let or for multi generational living.Laura Totten