Ellon Castle Ellon, AB41 9QN
Price over £850,000
Aspc ref: 333564
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Ellon Castle is a superb Category 'B' listed Mansion House dating from 1724, at one time owned by Sir James Reid who was private physician to Queen Victoria. It is located in its own secluded grounds which extend to 3.469 acres with two driveways. The gate piers at the easterly entrance are also listed. To the west, the approach is bordered by gardens. The property has an attractive and imposing exterior with Coat of Arms, crow stepped gables and circular tower.
Ellon Castle is a charming family home which is elegant and tasteful, a lovely blend of period character and contemporary style with particularly well proportioned and versatile rooms across two floors.
A separate coach house stands within the grounds considered ideal as a granny annexe, office or staff accommodation. It has its own power supply, central heating and double glazing (and council Tax Band).
Front Hallway Solid double door, 2 tall windows. Period marble floor. Radiator. Storage cupboard.
West Wing Hallway With access to sitting room, utility room and kitchen. Window to courtyard. Exposed floorboards.
Sitting Room A very spacious room with two south facing windows. The focal point is the original oak fireplace with a cast iron 'Hunter' wood burning stove, jointly servicing the study. Two radiators with covers. Door leading to south hallway.
South Hallway With feature curved wall, two windows and double external doors leading to courtyard. Wooden staircase. Understair cupboard Radiator.
Cloakroom Fitted with wc and pedestal basin. Window. Radiator.
Study A delightful room with French doors leading to the terraced garden with views to the woodland and deer park beyond. Original polished granite fireplace with slate hearth and wood burning stove. Radiator. West facing window to side.
Dining Room A magnificent L-shaped room with clearly defined areas. The dining area has west facing windows that afford good light. Door to Butler's pantry, door to front and rear hallways.
Drawing Room This has a large original stone fireplace with open fire. Bay window with window seat. Window to courtyard. Antique glazed American Red Oak bookcases.
Butler's Pantry Off the dining area. Shelved storage. Window to rear courtyard.
Rear Hallway With original stone staircase and banister rope leading to upper floor. Feature curved wall. Original hall table in situ.
Boot Room A sizeable and flexible room with fitted cupboard, window to rear courtyard and generous coat hanging area.
Dining Kitchen Accessed from the west wing hallway and rear. A well appointed kitchen with cream cabinets and black granite worktops including a central island. Aga set into an original sandstone wide arched fireplace. John Lewis and Smeg integral dishwashers, microwave, coffee maker, fridge freezer. Belfast sink. Two windows overlooking terrace and woodland. Exposed stone painted walls and natural floorboards. Ample space for dining.
Wine Turret Housed within the circular tower. Stone shelves, flag stone flooring, two arrow slit windows and original game hooks.
Utility Room With south facing window. Belfast sink. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Pine cabinets. Exposed floorboards.
UPPER FLOOR From the west wing staircase, the hallway has a storage cupboard, another corner cupboard and a window to the front, and then continues through an arch to an elongated hallway with another 4 windows.
Bedroom A good sized double bedroom with dual aspect, side bay window with window seat and further window to south. Fitted double wardrobe. Radiator.
Bedroom A double room with window to south. Corner vanity unit with basin.
Bathroom With access from hallway and bedroom 3. Featuring a stand alone bath with claw feet and shower attachment. Heated rail/radiator. Pedestal basin. Toilet. Window to south.
Bedroom A sizeable double room with south facing window. Georgian bow front desk under window. Symmetrical built in wardrobes. Radiator. Door to bathroom.
Master Bedroom A luxury master suite with walk-in wardrobe and circular dressing room housed within the tower, with window, light, shelf and rail storage. Window to rear. Pillar entrance to en-suite bathroom on open plan. En-suite Bathroom Free standing rolled edge bath with claw feet and shower attachment. Toilet. Pedestal basin. Two heated towel rails. Radiator/cover. Window to south with window seat.
North Wing With staircase from rear hall. The U-shaped hallway has windows on each aspect. Exposed floorboards. Wall lights. Radiators. Shelved cupboard housing hot water cylinder.
Bedroom An imposing and spacious double room with two west facing windows offering a magnificent view of the drive and garden. Original marble fieplace with Delft tiles and open fire. Two radiators.
Shower Room With two windows to east. Shelved linen cupboard. Tiled enclosure with electric shower and sliding door. Pedestal basin. Toilet. Ceramic floor tiles.
Gun Room With full height window to east. Hanging rail. Suitable as a small study or store room.
Bedroom A well proportioned room with window to east. Feature curved wall. Radiator. En-suite Shower Room Large tiled enclosure with electric shower and screen. Vanity unit with wc and basin. Ceramic floor tiles. Wall heater. Window to rear.
Bedroom A large bedroom with dual aspect windows giving a view of the upper garden. Shelved cupboard housing hot water tank. Radiator. En-suite Shower Room With window to side. Tiled, walk-in enclosure with electric shower and screen. Wc. Vanity unit with basin and cabinet and mirror above. Wall heater. Heated towel rail.
Hall Solid entrance door. Radiator. Laminate floor.
Kitchen Diner With archway to lounge. Space for dining and preparation. Door to front and rear halls. Two windows. Laminate flooring. The kitchen features a good range of wooden cabinets with laminate countertops. Fridge freezer. Oven. Grill. Gas hob. Extractor. Stainless steel circular sink and drainer with mixer tap.
Lounge A good sized room with two windows to east courtyard and one to rear. Radiator. Laminate wood floor. Two wall lights.
Bedroom Window to front. Built in louvred wardrobes with central vanity unit and wash hand basin. Radiator.
Rear Hallway With window to rear. Walk-in cupboard with central heating boiler. Laminate flooring.
Bathroom With window to rear. Toilet. Pedestal basin. Bath with shower attachment and screen. Wood panelling to dado height.
Location Ellon, a thriving country town on the banks of the River Ythan is situated mid way between Aberdeen and Peterhead and only 15 miles from Aberdeen Airport. It is an ideal base for commuters to the commercial and oil centres in the north east. The shopping facilities cater for everyday needs and amenities include several banks, churches, hotels, restaurants as well as specialist shops. There is also a large, modern health centre and an ambulance station, as well as leisure and sporting facilities which include fishing, golf, bowling, indoor racquet courts, fitness clubs and an all weather floodlit football, hockey and rugby pitches. Access to the internationally renowned 'Trump' golf course, beautiful beaches and horse riding is within a 10 minute drive. Ellon has several primary schools and there is a new academy, swimming pool/sports complex/community and dental centre.
Directions From the south, enter Ellon, cross the river, continue along Bridge Street, turn right continue along and the gates to Ellon Castle are ahead.
Garden The grounds of Ellon Castle extend to almost 3.5 acres comprising a gravelled driveway, paved courtyard and patios, a large woodstore, a substantial granite bothy and external water taps and security lighting. There are mature specimen and native trees, drystane dyking, established shrubbery and lawns, a water feature, and worthy of note is its 'Victorian' ladies' terrace, a popular walkway reputed to have been a favourite of the Queen despite the convenient central location. The grounds enjoy total privacy with the walled garden to the west, the Deer Park to the south and mature woodland all around.
Garage & Parking Double, stone built garage with electric shutter door, and stone potting shed attached. A gravelled driveway has parking for numerous cars.
Fixtures and Fittings All carpets, curtains, window blinds, light fittings and white goods are to be included in the sale. Certain items of furniture may be available by separate negotiation.
Services Gas fired central heating. Sash and case windows. Security alarm system.
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