A detached extended family residence with a luxurious specification in an elevated position with wonderful countryside views.
Set in just under an acre, The Policies is aptly named, with landscaped grounds in an elevated position affording wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. This detached two storey property was sympathetically extended in 2005, 2006 and 2009 and offers a very flexible configuration which lends itself particularly well to multi-generational living, offering plenty of space but also privacy. A fantastic addition is the ground floor en suite bedroom with adjacent sun room. The superb public areas offer ideal circulation space for entertaining along with relaxed informal living space. Since purchasing the property, the current owners have remodelled and redecorated, creating a stylish contemporary interior with great attention to detail and an abundance of concealed storage space including built in wardrobes, cupboards and dressing rooms. Locally sourced, skilled craftsmen have fitted luxury door frames and doors. Kitchen cabinets are an Italian range from Laings of Inverurie and all the bathrooms have been replaced with luxury sanitary ware from Duravit including roll top and double ended baths and oversized shower enclosures with drench style Matki showers.
Entered via double doors is a vestibule with flagstone floor and exposed pointed stonework leading into the reception hallway. On one side, deep wall to wall and floor to ceiling storage cupboards provide excellent storage. A cloakroom off the hall services the ground floor area. Double doors lead into the formal dining room with triple aspect windows. An informal sitting room has patio doors and five windows with a media centre, log burning stove and concealed floor to ceiling bookcases. The family room has a twin entrance with a corner Swiss log burning stove and feature canopy and a further media centre. The heart of the house is the garden room which provides wonderful countryside views visible through the patio doors. A further room with a view is the study with double work stations, bookshelves and floor to ceiling storage cupboards. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with an extensive range of base, drawer and wall cabinets along with luxury worksurfaces, breakfast bar and appliances. For everyday domestic tasks there is a rear utility area with garden access. The ground floor is completed by an en suite guest bedroom with large windows and adjacent sun room with flagstone floor and patio doors. A wide, turned staircase leads to the first floor. The particularly generous principal bedroom has superb views with twin aspect windows and a porthole style window. Two angled roofs have exposed beams. There is a comprehensive range of built in Italian furniture including wardrobes, dressing tables, drawers and closets. The en suite bathroom has a corner double ended bath, separate steam shower and twin wash hand basins. An elongated dressing room incorporates hanging, shelf, shoe racks and general storage space. A further double bedroom has two front windows and side aspect offering good views. The en suite bathroom has a roll top double ended bath and separate shower enclosure. A third double bedroom is adjacent to the family bathroom. This spacious room again has a double ended bath and separate shower enclosure.
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The Policies is a superb property with an unrivalled finish. Of special note, in my view, are the hugely comfortable and airy living spaces; the luxurious bathrooms and the endless, and cleverly thought out, storage space.Fiona Gormley