Stunning, substantial, three storey historic house in a unique and beautiful setting, convenient for Aberdeen.
The long, meandering driveway is sheltered and secluded by the most magnificent plantation of decades old rhododendrons bursting with colour in the flowering season. After driving past the front of the main house, the pillared entrance to the South Wing gives an immediate feeling of a detached, private residence rather than forming about one quarter of the substantial mansion house. As the end wing of the house, its privacy is second to none.
The ambience and decor throughout is a successful combination of period features such as panelled doors, Georgian style windows, high ceilings and fireplaces with a contemporary kitchen and bathrooms.
The accommodation, some 4102 sq ft in all, is on three floors, accessed by a carpeted staircase with decorative balustrades. For formal entertaining there are three elegant reception rooms: a sitting room and a dining room on the ground floor and a first floor drawing room. Casual dining is catered for by a contemporary dining kitchen with a breakfast bar and a door into the garden. For those wishing to work from home there is a good sized study overlooking the front patio. As you would expect in a home of this calibre there is an abundance of practical storage space to assist with servicing the house, including a ground floor workshop/boiler room, a utility room, an understair log and wine store, a walk in linen store and attic space.
All five bedrooms are well proportioned, with three at first floor level and two on the second floor. At ground floor level there is a very modern shower room, while on the first floor are a further shower room and a family bathroom with a free standing, claw foot, slipper bath. The two top floor bedrooms share a bathroom.
South Wing has a private garden extending to about half an acre which is partially planted close to the house, with the remainder wooded and grassed. For al fresco entertaining or simple relaxation, the most wonderful patio areas allow the enjoyment of the true tranquillity and seclusion of nature at its best.
In addition to the shared polices a private garden extends to approximately 0.5 acres. Many of the specimen trees in the extensive policies and woods around Durris House were planted in the 19th century by James Paraffin Young, and are subject to tree protection orders.
The detached double garage has an electrically operated door and a side door.
Lot 2 Amenity land comprising historical gardens, arboretum, woodland and pasture extending to 55 acres - Offers over £195,000
Adjacent to South Wing are the former gardens to Durris House extending to around 6 acres. This area is landscaped around Durris Burn and the dell. There are paths through the area, an old fountain and a large rock garden. A historic arboretum with many specimen trees including Lebanese cedars, American redwoods and Douglas firs borders the former gardens.
There are elevated open areas with spectacular views across the Dee, Park Bridge, Drumoak and as far as Westhill. The sellers have created a small camping ground with a glamping tent and fire area. Either side of the drive trees have recently been planted and these are maturing well. The land in total extends to 55 acres.
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