Top Flat, Hallyards Banchory, AB31 6HX
Price over £220,000
Aspc ref: 351147
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A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase an impressive upper flat which forms part of the exclusive Hallyards Mansion located on the outskirts of Banchory, within walking distance of the local amenities and on the school bus routes. This truly impressive property enjoys beautifully landscaped garden grounds of the main house and boasts an exclusive area of garden and lock-up garage. The original oak staircase leads to the two upper flats with the property occupying the entire top floor providing generous accommodation which comprises, lounge/dining area with arched window, well appointed dining kitchen, two generous double bedrooms and a further smaller bedroom, which would make an ideal office or study. A well appointed bathroom completes the living accommodation. In addition, there is easy access to a floored, insulated loft of total area 75m². Viewing of this unique property is highly recommended to fully appreciate the location and accommodation on offer.
Banchory is 17 miles approx. drive from the city of Aberdeen with three access roads, making property on Deeside much sought after. The town maintains a comprehensive range of shops and several excellent hotels and restaurants. The primary and secondary schools have excellent reputations and incorporate community and sports centres and a swimming pool. Banchory has two private golf courses and a driving range in addition to the various other leisure pursuits such as fishing, riding, hill walking and skiing etc. which are available on Deeside.
Communal Stairwell A hardwood door gives access to the lobby and stairwell which in turn leads to the middle and top floor flat. A carpeted staircase with wooden handrail leads to the more impressive central staircase with original oak balustrade and banister. The attractive wide staircase features a mid landing window allowing ample natural light into the area.
Reception Hall Entered via a hardwood exterior door with large window alongside, this spacious hallway provides access to all accommodation. Original deep skirtings and panelled doors are complemented by moulded ceiling coving. A wall mounted cupboard houses the electricity meters and a modern consumer unit with circuit breakers. A concealed ladder leads to the floored and insulated loft space.
Lounge/Dining Area 18’3” x 15’9” [5.55m x 4.80m] approx. An exceptionally light and airy room features a large arched window with views across the River Dee towards Banchory town. Further velux window to the side. Ample space for a range of furnishings including a dining table and chairs if desired. Moulded ceiling coving.
Dining Kitchen 15’4” x 15’0” [4.70m x 4.60m] approx. at widest Well proportioned, this bright kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units, ample work surface with stainless steel sink unit having mixer tap, drainer and splashback tiling. The free standing cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer will remain. Additional eaves storage cupboards. Space for a dining table and chairs. Dormer window with views to the extensive rear gardens of Hallyards House.
Bedroom 1 16’8” x 14’9” [5.10m x 4.50m] A generous double bedroom overlooks the established grounds and enjoys views towards Banchory town. A particular focal point is the brick fire surround with matching hearth housing an open fireplace. Ample space for a range of furnishings. Moulded ceiling coving. Glazed panel to bedroom two.
Bedroom 2 16’10” x 14’2” [5.15m x 4.30m] approx. A further spacious double bedroom boasting a lovely open outlook over the mature gardens. A decorative stone fire surround with tiled hearth houses an open fireplace. Space for free standing furniture. Moulded ceiling coving.
Bedroom 3 10’4” x 10’1” [3.15m x 3.10m] approx. A single bedroom with dormer window providing views towards Banchory town. This room would make an ideal office or study if desired. Ample space for free standing furniture. Moulded ceiling coving.
Bathroom 11’6” x 4’2” [3.50m x 1.30m] approx. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c., vanity unit housing the wash hand basin and bath with electric Mira shower over. Wood lined behind the w.c. and wash hand basin and fully aqua lined around the bath and shower area. Attractive arched window. Moulded ceiling coving. Heated towel rail and wall mounted fan heater.
Outside Situated within the grounds of the former Hallyard Mansion, the property enjoys an idyllic location. A newly surfaced driveway communal to all five Hallyards dwellings, leads to the central courtyard with turning circle and provides access to the cottage and the four main house apartments. A paved path leads to the left hand side of South Wing Cottage and onto the entrance of the two upper flats. The property boasts an exclusive area of garden, this area is mainly laid to lawn with decorative borders. The property also has the use of a communal drying green. The top flat is further enhanced by the exclusive use of one designated half of a large lock-up garage which lies adjacent to the rear of Hallyards Cottage. Further parking is available within the courtyard area. The garage forms part of the structure of Hallyards Cottage but with no integrated access from the property. Access to the garage is via large sliding doors secured by a padlock.
Directions On entering Banchory from the direction of Aberdeen on the main North Deeside Road, continue into the centre of the town turning left at the traffic lights onto Dee Street. Continue on this road crossing the River Dee. Take the next turning on the left signposted for Tilquhillie, cross the Bridge of Feugh and follow the road round to the left. After the public car park, take the second opening on the right hand side, with ranch style gates with the name Hallyards in white lettering. The top flat is located on the left hand side of the main building as indicated by our For Sale board.
Notes The property benefits from partial electric storage heating. EPC=F. The property is equipped with smoke alarms on the stairwell (at two levels) and within the flat itself. In addition, a heat alarm is fitted in the kitchen. All alarms are hard-wired into the circuitry of the top flat and an accessible control unit for the whole system is located in the reception hall. Mains water with drainage to a septic tank. All floor coverings, curtains and light fittings will be included in the sale along with all white goods. Items of furniture may be available by separate negotiation.
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