1 Clinterty House Kingswells, Aberdeen, AB15 8RN
Price over £710,000
Aspc ref: 340697
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Set within a picturesque countryside location yet only a short drive from the city and routes linking the west and north, this traditional granite dwellinghouse forms the master wing of the Clinterty Mansion House which dates back to the 1920’s and bears the crest of the Hay Family with links to the famous Leith Hall. The property has as many as five public rooms and up to six bedrooms offering an enviable level of adaptable family accommodation which spans three floors with superb potential to further develop the basement area. This home has been beautifully maintained with great care and effort being taken to ensure that continual upgrading and restoration was sympathetic to the age and style of this grand home. Enjoying a wealth of period detail throughout including high ceilings and decorative cornicing, extensive oak panelling as well as excellent examples of pitch pine parquet flooring and original ornately decorated fireplaces in some of the public rooms. The property also retains all of its original sash and case windows which frame the enviable outlook and shed an abundance of light into this impressive home. The ground floor provides two elegant public rooms to the rear which are abundant with period detailing, a wonderful oak panelled library with access onto the delightful conservatory and a well equipped dining kitchen with range cooker and practical cloakroom complete the ground floor. An impressive staircase rises to the upper floor where there are four excellently proportioned double bedrooms and two family bathrooms. This extensive home also has a large basement area which was previously the mansion chapel and store rooms, this space offers four versatile rooms as well as excellent storage facilities and access to the boiler room. This imposing home lies amongst approximately 3.5 acres of mature grounds and has a private pathway leading straight onto Elrick Hill providing excellent walking routes. The gardens themselves stretch to 1.7 acres and comprise numerous borders with colourful shrubs and mature trees including Scots Pine and Larch providing shelter and drawing in an array of wildlife to the garden. This is a unique and wonderful family home of which internal viewing is genuinely recommended to appreciate the generous level of quality accommodation, period detail and stunning location on offer.
Kingswells is a popular suburb on the western outskirts of Aberdeen with easy access to the city either by car or public transport including a park and ride facility. There is a community centre, medical centre and a selection of local shops. Nursery and primary education is catered for within the area and secondary education is available in Westhill. Lovely walks can be enjoyed within the surrounding countryside.
Entrance Vestibule: Immediately on entering this property, the viewer is drawn to the stunning period detailing and Hay’s family crest above the double hard wood doors which lead into the vestibule. Boasting original stone flooring and oak panelling, the eye continues to an unusual domed ceiling.
Reception Hall: It is here, in this elegant reception hall, that the true craftsmanship of the period can be seen, the original parquet flooring has been lovingly restored and there are large areas of panelling. The hallway is comprised of a series of archways with oak doors leading onto the accommodation and boasts warm neutral tones with traditional style radiators continuing throughout the property.
Lounge: 24’11” x 22’7” [7.61m x 6.89m] approx. With far reaching countryside views framed by original hard wood sash and case windows, this elegant room is wonderfully bright. Currently set out into two distinct areas, a study space and a comfortable sitting area which is set around an Adam style coal fireplace with intricately detailed mantel and limestone surround. The detailing continues with decorative ceiling work and cornicing which sit alongside fresh décor in pale green tones and sanded pine flooring.
Dining Hall: 16’0” x 12’6” [4.88m x 3.82m] approx. A splendid oak framed archway denotes this formal dining space with period cornicing and delicate fire surround once again in the Adam style, with stone insert and slate hearth. Double oak doors open flush to the wall to combine the dining hall and lounge to form a wonderful entertaining space.
Library: 20’0” x 18’8” [6.11m x 5.77m] approx. This truly luxurious room examples some of the finest period detailing of the whole property. The room is extensively oak panelled with book shelving and storage cupboards, and windows overlook the vast garden. A feature fireplace sits within a large alcove and is a lovey focal point to the room framed on either side by original butler’s bells.
Conservatory: 32’3” x 6’10” [9.85m x 2.01m] approx. Stretching across a large proportion of the rear of the mansion house and offering excellent views over the garden and surrounding countryside, the west facing conservatory was recently replaced with a quality aluminium frame which complements the traditional exposed granite and period style lighting. French doors lead onto the garden and there is access onto both the library and dining hall.
Dining Kitchen: 15’6” x 12’2” [4.74m x 3.72m] approx. With dual aspect windows, this well appointed kitchen is very much a family orientated space for everyday life, it has ample space for dining with a fitted bench seat set around a family table. The base and wall units are quality solid wood and incorporate display shelving, are edged with splashback tiling and topped with a mixture of Iroko wood and tiled work surface which includes a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and double drainers. A highlight of the kitchen is the enviable Aga with two hot plates and two ovens, it is complemented by an electric hob and Neff oven and there is space and plumbing for free standing appliances as required. Telephone point.
Cloakroom: Separated into two spaces, this handy ground floor cloakroom has opaque windows to the front allowing light and the suite comprises a w.c. and wash hand basin. The parquet flooring continues from the hall and a cupboard provides storage whilst concealing the hot water tank.
Upper Floor: An oak staircase with carpeted runner and decorative twisted spindles curves round to the upper floor, sweeping past oak panelling and a large feature window with exposed granite up to the galleried landing. Archways lead through the hall with cornicing and warm tones and two large cupboards provide excellent storage, one also has access to the loft space. Smoke alarm.
Bedroom 1: 20’6” x 16’9” [6.26m x 5.13m] approx. Generous in its proportions and impressive in its outlook, this wonderful master bedroom boasts dual aspect views. The décor is primarily neutral with carpeting and decorative cornicing and the ample dimensions allow space for any required furniture. An internal door adjoins with bedroom four which would be ideal for those with very young children.
Bedroom 2: 19’8” x 13’6” [6.00m x 4.13m] approx. This elegant double aspect room is flooded with natural light and retains some lovely features such has decorative cornicing and a feature fire surround. A deep cupboard provides excellent storage and the décor is in neutral tones with complementing carpeting.
Bedroom 3: 16’10” x 13’3” [5.15m x 4.04m] approx. With windows to the front and side, this naturally bright room has no shortage of space and is finished in complementing pale pink tones and carpeting. A shelved alcove has some storage and there is ample floor space for free standing furniture.
Bedroom 4: 16’11” x 12’11” [5.17m x 3.96m] approx. Neutral décor and carpeting are enhanced by natural light afforded into the room by a window to the rear which also frames the picturesque countryside outlook. This double room is vast in proportions and has a door into bedroom one.
Family Bathroom: 10’3” x 8’4” [3.14m x 2.55m] approx. Naturally bright, the family bathroom is completed in soft coral tones with vinyl flooring and splashback tiling to the sink. The four piece suite has been recently upgraded and consists of a w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, bath and a double shower enclosure with co-ordinating aqua panelling and mains pressure unit.
Bathroom 2: 10’2” x 6’6” [3.12m x 2.00m] approx. The second bathroom is fitted with a three piece suite which comprises a w.c., pedestal wash hand basin and bath with finishing touches including wall mounted mirror, medicine cabinet and heated towel rail. In this sizeable property, this second bathroom is very practical and boasts an opaque window to the front for natural light.
Basement: From the reception hall a staircase leads down to the large basement area where there is further accommodation which was previously a chapel for the mansion house. A feature round window to the front allows light into the staircase which opens onto a reception area with fresh décor and pine parquet flooring. A door allows access to the rear garden and there is understair storage.
Study/Bedroom: 16’8” x 13’6” [5.09m x 4.12m] approx. This cosy study overlooks the garden and has a delightful fireplace with timber surround and tiled insert depicting sail boats. The warm tones are complemented by parquet flooring and decorative cornicing.
Chapel/Hobby Room: 20’4” x 19’8” [6.21m x 6.00m] approx. With windows to the front peering out under the granite cloisters, this versatile space was previously the chapel for the mansion house. Remnants of its past can be seen in the two archways and the raised area where previously the alter would have stood. Currently a music and cinema room, it could be used in a number of ways.
Bedroom/Hobby Room: 15’7” x 12’3” [4.76m x 3.74m] approx. Previously used as the sacristy to the chapel and currently utilised as a hobby room, this versatile space has been used in numerous ways including as a bedroom and as an artist’s studio. It is now finished in fresh décor with parquet flooring and enjoys a side view.
Store Room: Two adjoining spaces have not yet been fully developed but are fitted with a butlers sink and water pump.
Wine Cellar: 9’8” x 5’0” [2.97m x 1.53m] approx. Currently utilised for storage, the wine cellar has light and fitted shelving.
Boiler Room/Workshop: This series of spaces boasts power, light and ample storage. A doorway leads out towards the garage block.
Double Garage: 25’11” x 21’5” [‘7.91m x 6.54m] approx. This sizeable double garage forms part of a block, is fitted with two up and over doors and boasts power and light. There is ample space for two cars as well as for storage and work benches.
Outside: The mansion houses sits within extensive grounds which stretch around the house and include a woodland area extending to approximately 2.8 acres and providing direct access onto Elrick Hill with its woodland walks and links to other countryside trails. The property itself has a further 1.7 acres of exclusive mature garden which incorporates a vast array of trees and shrubs including Scots Pine, Larch, Rhododendron and heathers providing shelter and colour throughout the year. Extensive lawns are landscaped with borders of shrubs and a patio area to the side of the property which can be accessed from the conservatory, is a wonderfully sheltered spot from which to enjoy the surroundings. The maturity of the grounds mean it is a haven for wildlife with deer, red squirrels and an array of birds, including a very tame pheasant, visiting the garden on a daily basis and is a fantastic garden for children to explore and enjoy. To the front of the house, there is a large shared driveway which splits to a large parking area and the exclusive garage.
Directions: From Aberdeen, take the A944 west towards Kingswells/Westhill. Continue through the Kingswells roundabout, following the A944 for approx. 1.5 miles until reaching the right hand turn off sign posted for Wyndford Farm. Continue along this road for approx. 2.6 miles, passing Wyndford Farm, taking the second private road on the right hand side and following this road past a steading development on the left, continuing until you reach Clinterty House.
Notes: Oil central heating. Sash and case windows with secondary glazing. EPC=F. The subjects will be sold inclusive of all fitted floor coverings, light fittings, curtains and blinds, along with all integrated appliances and the range cooker. The free standing fridge and washing machine will not be included in the sale.
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