Attractive and spacious five/six bedroom executive steading conversion with garaging, equestrian facilities and a further 4 acres laid to grass
Drambeel Lodge is a spacious steading conversion located amidst the rolling fields and woodland of Durris in Aberdeenshire. Extended by the current owners, the property features a tastefully appointed interior and versatile living accommodation. Situated within beautifully maintained garden grounds, there is a 20 x 40m floodlit manège with access to a purpose built stable block, in addition to approximately 4 acres of grounds divided into three separate paddocks which are laid to grass. An integral garage and further detached garaging providing covered parking and additional storage space. Drambeel Lodge offers a fantastic opportunity for those looking to embrace an active outdoor lifestyle while remaining close to the amenities of city centre living.
A partially glazed door leads into the entrance vestibule, which includes tiled flooring with exposed granite walls. Two internal doors provide access to the reception hall and dining kitchen. The welcoming reception hall is of tasteful decoration and features oak flooring and a striking solid oak staircase with matching wall paneling. A fitted storage cupboard houses the internal vacuum system.
The dining kitchen is of excellent proportions and lies on open plan to the sitting room. A room for the whole family to use together, the dining kitchen features tiled flooring and extensive storage units with polished granite work surfaces and splash backs which incorporate a stainless steel inset sink, five ring electric hob, integrated NEFF oven and integrated NEFF combination microwave oven. Glazed double doors to the rear provide a plentiful source of natural light, as well as fantastic views of the rear garden and equestrian facilities.
The open plan sitting room is of contemporary décor. There is an exposed granite wall and a large double window looking out towards the entrance driveway. Accessible from the dining kitchen is the very well proportioned and versatile lounge/dining room, with its triple aspect, deep silled windows/doors bringing in lots of natural light. Central to the room is the double sided fireplace.
Returning to the kitchen, along an open corridor there is extensive concealed storage accessible via sliding doors. On entry to the utility area there is a well appointed WC cloakroom. The utility room is ideal as a boot room, as a partially glazed door allows access to the rear garden. There is a range of storage units, a raised ceramic Belfast sink with shower mixer, a ceiling clothes pulley and the central heating boiler. A solid door leads into the integral garage, which has an electric up and over door.
Bedroom five is a spacious and tastefully appointed room with curved wall and deep silled window. With ample space for freestanding bedroom furniture, there is a double fitted wardrobe and en suite shower room.
In close proximity to bedroom five is the striking family bathroom. Inclusive of a white three piece suite. There is a floating wash hand basin and large circular Jacuzzi style bath with shower mixer. Completing the ground floor is the gym. Fitted with oak flooring, the gym has previously been utilised as a home office and would also be suitable as sixth bedroom.
Ascending the carpeted oak staircase, the galleried landing is filled with natural light and includes a fitted cupboard housing the mains pressure hot water cylinder.
The principal bedroom lies on a split level and is of generous proportions. Of neutral décor with a Juliet balcony, there is a large walk through dressing room which leads to the contemporary en suite bathroom which also includes a large walk in shower.
Bedrooms two and four are further spacious rooms boasting walk in dressing rooms and modern en suite shower rooms. Completing the first floor is bedroom three, which has fitted furniture and enjoys views over the rear garden and equestrian facilities.
Drambeel Lodge sits within well maintained garden grounds. A shared entrance allows access to the dedicated driveway which is laid with decorative stone chips. The driveway provides ample off street parking and access to the integral garage. Directly opposite the house is a further garage with electric up and over door. The rear garden is laid extensively to lawn with decorative borders and mature trees. The equestrian facilities are well fenced, with a superb sand/rubber surfaced, floodlit manège extending to 20 x 40m. A purpose built 10 x 20m stable block/barn houses six loose boxes, tack room and WC. There is extensive additional space for grooming/shoeing etc. Double doors to the front lead out to a second dedicated driveway, where there is ample parking for numerous vehicles, trailers and/or lorry. The front doors also provide access to the ménage.
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Drambeel Lodge offers a fantastic opportunity for those looking to embrace an active outdoor lifestyle while remaining close to the amenities of city centre living, with Aberdeen less than 14 miles away. The accommodation and layout are spacious and flexible, making this an ideal family home for modern living.Fiona Gormley