Elegant Georgian property with versatile self contained garden apartment.
Impressive and within the charming and atmospheric cobbled streets of Old Aberdeen, number 10 is nestled in a generous plot extending to approximately one acre in an enviable position between the Arboretum and the Cruickshank Botanic Garden and opposite St Machar's Cathedral. The current owners have always adopted a sympathetic and sensitive approach to the maintenance and refurbishment of their home. Period features include high ceilings, original cornices, deep skirting boards, pitch pine panelled doors and functioning wooden shutters. Recent upgrades include the fitting of brushes to the sash windows, replacing the front roof in traditional slate and installing a new modern kitchen in the lower floor apartment.
A graceful flight of granite steps leads to the solid wooden front door of this elegant Georgian house. The spacious hallway gives independent access to the whole of the ground floor living quarters. Our clients have illustrations available of architect's drawings for further ideas to enhance the existing layout. A delightful drawing room has dual aspect windows to take full advantage of the garden views and the focal point is an open fireplace. Well fitted with a range of cabinets is the kitchen adjacent to the formal dining room which allows scope to combine both as a relaxed and informal space. A bathroom completes this level. At first floor level is the principal bedroom with three further double bedrooms, two of which are currently used as studies and again give aspects over the garden grounds. A family bathroom services this floor. On the second floor there are two additional double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and dormer windows overlooking the stunning elevated rear garden with glimpses into the Cruickshank Botanic Garden and Arboretum.
Entirely self contained if required, with rear door access, is the lower ground floor garden apartment. This configuration is entirely versatile and could remain incorporated into the whole house with access via an internal staircase and substantial optional locking door. A haven for offering independent living space for older relatives or grown up children, this level is currently leased under a short assured tenancy agreement. Recently upgraded and decorated in fresh neutral tones it has a country style dining kitchen, with a comprehensive range of cabinets, built-in appliances and features a quarry tiled floor. A spacious sitting room has good window light, there are two double bedrooms (one has two sizeable cupboards, one of them an under-stair cupboard), and a family bathroom which completes the layout.
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This supremely elegant and spacious Georgian house is quietly hidden away in one of Aberdeen's most historic enclaves. The setting is both peaceful yet wonderfully convenient, with the leafy surroundings of the Botanic Garden giving way to everything the city has to offer.Fiona Gormley