Magnificent detached late Victorian villa in about 3 acres, with garages, gymnasium, self contained cottage & USGA specification practice chipping green & fairway
Pillared gateway with wrought iron automatic gates leads to a private driveway lit and edged by rhododendrons, azaleas, acers, pieris and hydrangeas leads to about 3 acres of grounds in a secluded and sheltered setting. Brackenhill is an imposing detached Scot baronial house with pitch slate roofs complete with picturesque tower. Reflecting the era of the house, many examples of the period style are still evident. These features include high ceilings, deep skirting boards, ornate plasterwork, intricate picture rail friezes, panelled doors, column style radiators, brass power plates, open fireplaces, decorative fireplace surrounds, stained glass windows and an abundance of beautifully preserved oak woodwork, including parquet flooring and staircases. There is the perfect balance of old meets new which is complemented by a luxury, modern dining kitchen, contemporary luxury shower rooms and a wonderful conservatory. Sanitaryware is mostly by Villeroy & Boch and drench rain head shower enclosures are fitted with showers from the Matki range. Multi-generational living is catered for with a charming self contained cottage.
An elegant stepped and pillared entrance leads into the vestibule complete with mosaic style floor and concealed cloak cupboard. Oak panelling and herringbone style parquet flooring has been beautifully restored in the reception hallway with corner fireplace. Flanked on either side are the two main reception rooms. Almost a mirror of each other are the drawing room and dining room with front facing aspects and the focal point for both being the decorative arched recessed open chimney fireplaces with stained glass window inserts. Informal relaxation space is provided in the sitting room with doors opening into the Oak Leaf of York conservatory which in turn provides direct access into the garden. The library with corner turret window has a very tranquil outlook over the gardens and is fitted with handcrafted shelves, bookcases and cupboards. Particularly bright with a side bay window is the guest bedroom with en suite shower room with large walk in enclosure. An inner hallway has a cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin and original servants bell system. The heart of the home is the luxury dining kitchen with its comprehensive range of base, drawer and wall cabinets including a glass fronted display cabinet and detached central island. The units are complemented by bevelled edge granite worksurfaces and integrated appliances. A wide turned wrought iron staircase leads to the galleried former maid's quarters. This versatile room has two Velux windows, a circular port window and built in wardrobes. Providing access into the driveway and grounds is the boot/utility room. Here there is ample space for everyday domestic tasks and drying storage areas for outdoor clothes and equipment.
A wide and substantial oak staircase with decorative balustrade leads to the spacious and bright first floor landing. Dominated by a large stained glass window this area has further light from a large cupola. The corner principal suite comprises spacious double bedroom with twin aspect windows, fitted bedroom furniture, with an open archway into a dressing room fitted with extensive wardrobes and an en suite shower room with twin wash hand basins. Also with front facing twin aspect corner windows is a double bedroom. Two further double bedrooms have joint access which offers a blank canvas to create an adjacent playroom, dressing room or sitting room with a corner turret window providing a special feature. The family shower room is particularly generous in size.
On the second floor is an extensive games room with a Burroughes & Watts snooker table which is included in the sale along with canopy lighting, built in cushioned seating, storage cabinets, traditional fire surround, there is also access to floored eaves cupboards. In addition to a nine pane window is a large Velux window and a fitted bar with sink and fridge.
About 3 acres
Driveway and parking areas are a combination of tarmacadam, gravel and lock block. The policies extend to about 3 acres and the boundaries are walled on each side for an enclosed, safe outdoor area for pets or children. An abundance of majestic trees have tree preservation orders which enhance the privacy and seclusion of the grounds. Large areas of lawn are surrounded by a number of herbaceous borders, plants, shrubs and trees which bloom and colour at seasonal times of the year including hydrangeas, pieris, rhododendrons, azaleas and acers. A formal garden area has a patio area with gazebo for alfresco seating. Greenhouse and potting shed both with light and power. Car port.
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What an exceptional property this is. A particularly attractive period house in this area, immaculately presented is always of interest; add to that an additional cottage and the amazing mini golf course' and you have one of the star properties on the Aberdeen market today.Fiona Gormley