- Price reduced from £690,000 to £660,000
- Located in Old Aberdeen
- Large garden grounds
- 2 bedroom self contained apartment
- EPC Rating = E
Elegant Georgian property with versatile self contained garden apartment.
Old Aberdeen is a hidden gem in the north east. Here, almost uniquely in Scotland, you can visit a medieval cathedral, a late medieval bridge and a late 15th century college . A small town that was independent from Aberdeen between 1489 and 1891, Old Aberdeen, situated on the northern edge of the city of Aberdeen, is largely a conservation area, and retains a wonderful sense of history and an intriguing mixture of architecture. It is rich in historic buildings: some, like St Machar's Cathedral, date from the Middle Ages, and there are many period buildings of the 18th to early 19th centuries, mostly built in the local grey granite which is famous for its silver sparkle on sunny days. The King's College campus of the University of Aberdeen is in Old Aberdeen, its buildings ranging from its 15th century chapel to the stunning new library by architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen, opened in 2012. There is a also a pub, range of shops and a bank. Seaton Park, with its hidden walled garden and numerous riverside walks, is within minutes of the property; a wide range of wildlife can be seen there including ducks, swans, herons, otters, seals, red squirrels and deer. The Donmouth beach is also nearby.
Situated relatively near to a main arterial route with an excellent local bus service, you are minutes from Aberdeen city centre which provides the amenities one expects of a modern city, including six malls. There are numerous pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants, with a fantastic theatre, concert halls, art gallery and cinemas to enjoy. Aberdeen is renowned for its superb educational and recreational facilities; there are extensive indoor and outdoor activities all near the property. As well as the excellent bus services within the city, there are good links by air, rail and coach to places within Scotland, UK and further afield; with national and international flights being provided from Dyce International Airport. The main East Coast Rail Network operates from Aberdeen providing a link to Edinburgh, to the north of England and to London and beyond. Scotrail provides services throughout Scotland including Glasgow, Perth and Inverness.
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.
Square Footage: 3256 sq ft
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