Characterful five bedroom converted former mill, situated within superb garden grounds of approximately 1.5 acres and enjoying an elevated rural setting with good access to Aberdeen city.
Formerly the local mill, Lurg Lodge was converted into a residential property during 1998, with the current owners carrying out a further programme of refurbishment in recent years. Providing spacious and versatile accommodation of tasteful decoration, there are a range of contemporary features. Benefiting from an abundance of natural light, the central courtyard is a splendid suntrap. Situated within elevated and beautifully landscaped grounds of approximately 1.5 acres, the grounds combine landscaped gardens, mature woodland, open green space and two ponds. Boasting fabulous countryside views, Lurg Lodge is well positioned for access to Aberdeen and the surrounding environs.
Double doors lead into the entrance vestibule, and thereafter into the welcoming reception hall. A split level platform with a set of glazed doors leads out to the courtyard, while a series of deep silled windows allow for an abundance of natural light. An oval shaped stove creates a warm ambience, with a central pillar harking back to the property's beginnings. The reception hall lies on open plan to the formal dining room area and the main staircase.
Along from the reception hall, the utility room features a range of storage cabinetry, with wooden work surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink. Plumbed for white appliances, the traditional laundry pulley is to remain. A partially glazed door thereafter leads into the inner hall, where there is an understair cupboard. From the inner hall, the rear entrance vestibule provides access to the garden, as well as operating as a boot room.
The bright kitchen is of neutral decoration with tiled flooring to contrast with the attractive dark grey cabinetry and display units. Solid wood worktops incorporate a large ceramic sink with mixer tap, while there is also an integrated dishwasher and a heather coloured AGA with two ovens and an LPG six ring hob. Twin deep silled windows overlook the courtyard, while there is also a freestanding fridge/freezer.
Overlooking the property frontage via a square bay window area, the family room also operates as an informal dining space. Of tasteful decoration and flooring, a wood burning stove is situated beneath a timber mantel. Partially on open plan to the family room is the study. Completing the ground floor of the west wing is the contemporary shower room.
Returning to the reception hall, there is a further section of hallway which includes a double fitted storage cupboard, and which is located in close proximity to the WC cloakroom.
A set of double partially glazed doors from the hallway lead into the delightful sitting room, where a square bay window area provides views across the garden. Partially glazed doors allow access to the gardens, while central to the sitting room is a wood burning stove with slate hearth. The well proportioned play room includes a set of glazed doors leading out to the driveway and would be equally suitable as a sixth bedroom.
Ascending the main staircase, the bright first floor landing would be perfect as an open plan study or reading nook area. Within the eastern wing, bedrooms two and three are generously proportioned rooms with glazed double doors leading out to wrought iron Juliette style balconies. Both carpeted and with fitted wardrobes, the bedrooms lie in close proximity to the family bathroom, which includes a white three piece suite with shower over the bath. From all these rooms there are superb far reaching views across the countryside towards Bennachie.
The peaceful principal bedroom enjoys dual aspect views over the grounds, and benefits from a good range of fitted wardrobe facilities. The principal bedroom also boasts access to a stylish and contemporary en suite bathroom which also includes a fully tiled walk in shower enclosure.
A secondary cottage style door leads from the ensuite bathroom into a hallway from where the west wing landing and staircase is located. Currently utilised as a charming study area, from here there is access to two well proportioned bedrooms, one of which benefits from a self contained entrance. Completing the accommodation is the attractive shower room.
Outside, a gravelled circular driveway provides ample parking and turning space. An ornamental pond is supplied by the Lurg Burn, while the landscaped garden areas feature a variety of shrub and plant beds, with a charming network of pathways passing underneath under the trees. The attractive courtyard is located at the heart of Lurg Lodge, and is laid with a red paved slabs, timber decking and decorative stone chips. Behind the property is the former mill pond, while there are three charming bridges providing passage across the Burn, to either side of which are mature trees.
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Lurg Lodge sits in the most picturesque of positions with fabulous countryside views towards Bennachie and yet is also easily commutable to Aberdeen. Its presentation is faultless and it is in move-straight-in' condition, making it a superb country home for growing families who don't want the bother of re-decorating but equally are looking for a house with some period character.Fiona Gormley