Seven bedroom Scots baronial style Victorian lodge, set within elevated grounds of about 60 acres. Situated in the heart of Royal Deeside, this property enjoys exceptional views of the Cairn
Tullich Lodge is an impressive Category B Listed 19th century house built from granite in the Scots Baronial style, and its sale represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest country homes on Royal Deeside. Designed in 1897 by architect A Marshall Mackenzie RSA, the property was originally a hunting lodge and thereafter a hotel. Now a grand private residence boasting great character, there are a number of well preserved Victorian features. An imposing crenellated tower and conservatory provide fantastic south facing views across open countryside towards The Coyles of Glen Muick and Lochnagar just beyond. Nestled within a forested hill with grounds of about 54 acres, Tullich Cottage provides secondary accommodation, with a range of garaging and outbuildings being easily accessible to both properties.
A striking curved solid oak door opens into the entrance vestibule, which in turn leads into the grand reception hall with handsome solid oak staircase. A panelled door leads into the cloakroom, which includes a wash hand basin and separate WC.
The inviting bar room has oak panelled walls, fireplace and window seat overlooking the landscaped gardens. The bar is fitted with a granite countertop, glass display shelves and undercounter sinks. With its spectacular south facing views, the beautifully appointed conservatory can be enjoyed during all seasons.
The L-shaped dining room is perfect for both formal dining and entertaining, and features exquisite Indian mahogany wall panelling. A curved bay window overlooks the ornamental pond. Deep silled south facing windows allow for plenty of natural light, while there is also a striking coal burning fireplace.
A door from the inner hall leads into the spacious dining kitchen. A range of cream storage cabinets complement the solid wood and granite work surfaces. A recessed blue AGA includes four ovens, while the central island has undercounter storage and a double ceramic sink. There is a walk in larder and pantry along with a well equipped utility area, which allows entry to the boiler room, coal/wood store and a spacious store room. A large sliding door conceals a staircase to the first floor, and is also where the linen room and a downstairs bathroom are located.
Ascending the central staircase, the spacious first floor landing provides an open sitting area. Double doors lead into the elegant L-shaped drawing room, which boasts south and east facing views. Featuring extensive ornate plasterwork, the curved bay window area is framed by twin balustrades, while the ornamental fireplace displays a beautifully tiled inset. The sitting room includes oak panelled walls and a tiled fireplace. Bedroom two has an en suite bathroom.
A door from the main landing leads into the rear wing, where there is a WC cloakroom and laundry room, while a concealed staircase leads to the second floor. Further along there are twin dressing rooms, at the centre of which lies a shower room. Within the principal bedroom suite is a window seat overlooking the gardens, in addition to an en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe.
A door with stained glass panel leads onto a carpeted landing where the staircase leads down to the utility area. Accessible from this landing is the well proportioned study.
The bright second floor landing is used for informal seating. The games room enjoys dual aspect views, with partially panelled walls, feature fireplace and a concealed doorway to bedroom three which benefits from an en suite bathroom. A door from the landing leads into the rear wing, where there are three double bedrooms, all with en suite facilities. A hobby room includes a fitted desk.
Accessible via a carpeted staircase from the second floor, there is a varied range of fitted storage on the top floor. Located in the tower is bedroom seven, which features extensive oak panelled walls, feature fireplace and a keyhole window to the south. An oriel window overlooks the gardens, and there is a shower room adjacent.
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The incredible views of Lochnagar and Cairngorms National Park are incredible in all seasons. Externally the grand architecture reflects a bygone era, but internally the ambience is very much a welcoming family home. After sunset your tipple of choice will be enjoyed in the snug bar. A commercial aspect could be catered for too as a boutique hotel or exclusive event propertyFiona Gormley