Harlaw House Inverurie, AB51 5DR
Aspc ref: 363509
Price over £848,000
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5 Bdrm Detached Listed Grade C dwellhouse in approx 3 acres. Ground flr: Hall. Study. Conservatory. Dining rm. Lounge. Dining kitch. Family rm/Cinema rm. Utility rm. Laundry/Wine cellar. Mezz flr: Bdrm. Bathrm. Cloakrm with wc. 1st flr: Bathrm. 4 Bdrms. 1 with ensuite & 1 with dressing rm. Music rm/snug. Workshop . Stables (CT band - G). Garden. Double Garage. Parking. Price over £848,000 Entry by arr. Viewing 07595 752567 or 07725 749374 or contact solicitors. (EPC band - E).
Unique historic property. Rare opportunity to purchase a unique Victorian detached country house. Grade C listed property. Historic Commemorative Tower dating back to 1883. Enviable elevated location only 2 miles from Inverurie
Features include tennis court, conservatory, ceiling roses, vaulted ceilings and cathedral windows. Set within approximately 3 acres, including stable block, outbuilding, 1 ½ acre paddock and 1 ½ acre mature garden.
Approached by an impressive tree lined driveway, Harlaw House offers the prospective purchaser a rare opportunity to acquire a unique historic property. Reported to have been built in 1840 as a Manse with a distinctive tower added in 1883 to commemorate the brave citizens of Bon Accord and their Noble Provost Sir Robert Davidson who fell fighting for their country’s rights at the Battle of Harlaw on the 24th July 1411. The property is set in sylvan grounds extending to approximately 3 acres, including a 1 ½ acre paddock, with the remainder set out in garden grounds. The original stable block has been converted to a home gym as well as storage sheds, however these could easily be converted back into stables should the purchaser require. Replacing a previous structure, the current multi-purpose outbuilding is a recent addition incorporating a workshop, golf simulator and double car garage although there could be a range of other uses. The property features a tennis court which has recently been resurfaced and is a fabulous addition to this property package.
LOCATION: Located 2 miles outside the town of Inverurie, Harlaw House is a unique and impressive property commanding wonderful views over the surrounding area. The property is close to the A96 and only minutes from Inverurie where there is a large range of shops, services and amenities, with convenient train links to both the north and south. The airport and Aberdeen City are also easily commutable. Primary and secondary education is provided at nearby Inverurie with school transport available.
Harlaw House has an imposing exterior and internally retains many original features with the current owners having sympathetically renovated many areas including ceiling roses and panelled ceilings. Original features include; the stepped ceiling cornices, high skirting boards, ornate architraves, built-in clock at the mezzanine level and impressive staircase. In addition to this, the current owners have restored what is already there and have also modernised, extended and improved many areas of the house, both internally and externally. The property benefits from oil fired central heating, double glazing and mains water.
The generously proportioned accommodation spans two floors and a mezzanine level with additional accommodation in the tower and rooftop viewing area. The basement has been converted to a laundry/utility room providing significant storage area. The ground floor includes the entrance hallway, formal lounge, study/snug, dining room, conservatory, rear entrance and hallway, dining kitchen, utility/boot room and family/sitting/cinema room. The mezzanine level is accessed by both the main stairwell and rear stairwell and comprises a guest suite with large double bedroom, W.C. and separate bathroom. This level also gives access to a further cloakroom/W.C. The upper floor gives access to the master bedroom and a further three spacious double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room which has recently been installed in the tower. The tower itself includes a wooden and metal spiral staircase leading to a viewing gallery with bedroom/snug and up to the rooftop area. Outside, the property has a stable block with one of the stable/feed rooms having been converted to a home gym with the other stable and feed/tack room converted to storage. At the end of the driveway, a large, multi-purpose building, divided into three separate units, is currently used as a garage, work-shop and golf simulator. There is also a Victorian style greenhouse set within a raised vegetable and rose garden. The garden grounds extend to approximately 1 ½ acres and a further 1 ½ acres of paddock, currently in orchard.
ENTRANCE HALLWAY: The entrance hallway is accessed by the door at the front and is wonderfully ornate and decorated beautifully with neutral coloured wallpaper, painted woodwork, deep skirtings, ceiling coving and wall mounted light fitments above the painting. The entrance door itself is part glazed with a fanlight above and curtains behind and has been carpeted neutrally. The inner hallway has ceiling light fitments with ceiling rose and wall mounted light fitments with the original deep skirtings, neutral coloured carpet giving access to the rear hallway.
STUDY: 18’0” x into the bay 16’0” (5.48m x 4.87m) Door gives access into one of the drawing rooms which is currently used as a study but could alternatively be used as a snug or for a range of purposes. The bay window to the front has curtains with pelmet above. Panelled ceiling above the bay area, ceiling rose, coving and ceiling light fitment. Feature papered wall in tartan. There is ample space for a range of freestanding furniture. Wonderful open fire with wood mantle and surround, tiled inset and hearth. Original deep skirtings. Carpet.
CONSERVATORY: 23’8” x 16’1” (7.24m x 4.90m) Accessed from either the study or the dining room is the stunning conservatory, located to the rear of the property. Vaulted glazed ceiling with cathedral style windows on three sides with fixed curtains. Ceiling light fitments. Decorated neutrally. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Glass panel doors lead into both the study and the dining room.
DINING ROOM: 16’0” x 11’11” (4.87m x 3.63) The dining room has been recently re-decorated in an almost medieval style. Doors lead through from the entrance hallway and from the conservatory. Door to the conservatory has curtains over it. A panelled ceiling has been installed by the current owners. Ceiling light fitments. Wall light fitments. Neutral décor. Deep skirtings. The dining room provides ample space for a large dining table and chairs. Neutral coloured carpet.
LOUNGE: 30’5” x 16’0” (9.14m x 4.87m) The lounge can be accessed from the main hallway or through studded double doors from the rear entrance. This exceptionally spacious room has a bay window to the front and windows to the side. Windows have curtains with pelmets. Ceiling light fitments. Ceiling rose. Wall light fitments. The lounge has an ornate arch and dado rail, stepped ceiling coving, panelled ceiling in bay and wallpapered panels. Decorated neutrally throughout. The lounge is arranged in two sections and to the rear of the archway there is currently a grand piano and a range of musical instruments, indicative of the amount of space. Telephone and television points. The fireplace has a painted mantle and surround with granite tiled inset and hearth. Original deep, painted skirtings. Oak wood flooring.
DINING KITCHEN: 23’1” x 14’9” (7.03m x 4.49m) Accessed from the rear hallway, utility/boot room and garden, the dining kitchen is fitted with a freestanding kitchen incorporating base units, two with granite worktops. The main dresser has a wooden worktop and there is a further base unit with slate and wood framed worktop. There are wall hung units with shelving and there are also display units. Freestanding Belfast double sink with mixer tap set on frame. Large Range cooker by “Lacanche” with gas hob. Extractor hood and light above the Range. A wonderfully ornate wooden mantle sits above. The kitchen has a window to the side and French doors leading out to the patio area. Doors have sidelights to each side and curtains as does the window. Ceiling downlights with ceiling light fitment hanging above the dining table. Wall light fitments. Decorated neutrally with natural slate tiled flooring.
FAMILY/CINEMA ROOM: 21’2” x 16’8” (6.76m x 5.08m) Door leads through from the dining kitchen into the family room currently used as a cinema room. Originally the garage and converted by the current owners to provide additional living space, this room has windows on two sides with pelmets and curtains. Shelved cupboards. Ceiling downlights. Wall mounted light fitments. This room has ample space for a range of freestanding furniture and is currently used as a family/cinema room, as the picture can be projected onto the gable wall. Completed by neutral coloured carpet.
UTILITY/BOOT ROOM: 10’9” x 7’5” (3.27m x 2.26m) Door from the kitchen gives access to the utility /boot room, but there is also access from the rear hallway. The room also gives access to the laundry in the cellar and a further door accesses a shelved larder cupboard. Window overlooks the rear garden. Wall mounted light fitment. Originally a cloakroom, the plumbing is still available for a W.C. etc should the new owner wish to re-instate this; although currently with American style fridge freezer. There is also a Belfast sink set on a freestanding unit. Slate tiled flooring.
LAUNDRY/WINE CELLAR: 18’4” at widest by 10’1” (5.58m x 3.07m) Stone steps and brushed steel handrail lead down to the laundry/wine cellar. Ceiling and wall mounted light fitments. Decorated in pale tones the laundry is fitted with a range of kitchen units incorporating wall and base units with painted frontals and wooden worktops. Belfast sink with mixer tap. Tiled splashback behind worktop areas. Plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer. Hanging rail. There is ample space for chest freezer, stand alone fridge freezer and wine racking. Double door cupboard gives access to the controls for the underfloor heating in the conservatory. Tile effect vinyl flooring.
TOWER ENTRANCE: 10’10” x 8’1” (3.30m x 2.46m) Studded entrance door leads into the tower entrance and from there into the rear hall or through a further studded door into the lounge. There is an archway window with curtains to the side and further windows to the rear with curtains. Exposed stonework provides a striking entrance feature. Ceiling downlights along with ceiling light fitment. Tile flooring. The entrance has a seating area. Original painted door leads into the rear hallway.
REAR HALLWAY AND REAR STAIRWELL: The rear hallway gives access to the dining kitchen, the main hallway, rear entrance and to the rear stairwell. There is also a door to an understair cloak cupboard which has hanging rail, shelving, coat hooks and lighting. The downstairs hallway is decorated neutrally with ceiling downlights. Wall mounted light fitments. Light above painting. Dado rail with wall paper below. Slate tile flooring. The rear stairwell leads to the mezzanine floor which is carpeted and decorated neutrally with pale shades above and printed wallpaper below the dado rail. Wall mounted light fitment. Curtain disguises the stairwell at the mezzanine level.
STAIRS TO UPPER FLOOR: The elegant stairwell set on the turn is wonderfully ornate with polished wooden handrail, wrought iron spindles and neutral décor. The mezzanine level gives access to the cloakroom/W.C. and into the guest suite and the rear stairwell. A stunning and unusual feature of this landing is the clock which is built into the property. The wooden stairwell is completed by carpet runner with stair rods.
CLOAKROOM/W.C: 6’10” x 3’7” (2.08m x 1.09m) The cloakroom/W.C. has a window to the side and is fitted with a two-piece suite comprising wall hung hand-wash basin and W.C. Tiled splashback behind basin. The cloakroom is wallpapered, has a ceiling light fitment and is carpeted. An upper level cupboard gives access to the two fuse boxes for the property.
GUEST SUITE/MEZZANINE FLOOR: Branching off the staircase and up a few steps is the entrance to the guest suite or conversely ideal for those with teenagers who wish to have their own space. The suite incorporates a double bedroom, a bathroom and separate W.C. The hallway which gives access to the guest suite is decorated neutrally with ceiling light fitment and neutral coloured carpet.
BEDROOM: 18’4” x 14’5” (5.58m x 4.39m) This bedroom is an exceptionally spacious double with window to side with blind. Decorated neutrally with ample space for a large double bed along with a range of freestanding furniture. There is also room for additional furniture such as computer desk, dressing table etc. Ceiling downlights. Neutral coloured carpet.
W.C: The wash-hand basin and W.C. are located in one room with ceiling light fitment, neutral décor and chrome fitments. Double doors give access to the hot water cylinders with shelving above making it an ideal airing cupboard.
BATHROOM: 11’3” x 7’11” (3.42m x 2.41m) The bathroom area has a window to the side with voile. Decorated neutrally with feature papered walls. Freestanding roll top bath with painted wood panelling along one side. Separate shower cubicle tiled to full height with a pump fed shower and rainfall shower head. Mirror above wash-hand basin with light above and tiled splashback behind. Wall mounted light fitments. Access hatch into loft space. Wooden flooring.
UPPER HALLWAY: The upper hallway itself has a “Velux” window which provides plenty of natural light. The hallway gives access to the four double bedrooms and family bathroom. There are wall mounted light fitments. Tastefully decorated with neutral coloured wallpaper, deep skirtings and completed by co-ordinating carpet.
MASTER BEDROOM: 16’0” x 15’0” (4.87m x 4.57m) The master bathroom is a grand room located to the front of the property with window overlooking the front garden with curtains. Decorated neutrally with ceiling rose, coving, dado rail and deep skirtings. Ceiling and wall mounted light fitments. Wallpapered to dado height and neutrally painted above that. Curtain leads into the turret which is currently used as a dressing area with a dressing table and window with curtains. Ceiling light fitment. The bedroom itself is a grand, double master bedroom with ample space for an exceptionally large double bed along with a range of freestanding furniture. Neutral coloured carpet.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 12’4” x 7’6” (3.75m x 2.28m) This gorgeous family bathroom is located to the front of the property with window overlooking the front entrance. Decorated neutrally and fitted with a three piece suite comprising free standing roll top bath, wall hung semi-pedestal wash-hand basin and raised cistern W.C. with traditional chain and handle. Panelled ceiling with ceiling light fitment. Shaver point. Splashback behind wash-hand basin. Ceiling downlights above bath area. Wall mounted candlestick holders. Steps leads up to the bath area. Curtains in front of the bath with wooden pelmet above. Wooden flooring.
BEDROOM 2: 16’0” x 15’2” (4.87m x 4.62m) The second bedroom is another spacious double bedroom next to the bathroom and situated to the front of the property with window, blinds and curtains. Stunningly decorated room with ceiling rose, coving and light fitment. Wall light fitments. Decorated in warm tones, with a feature papered wall, the original deep skirtings and co-ordinating carpet. This bedroom also has ample space for a large double bed along with a range of freestanding furniture.
BEDROOM 3: 15’11” x 10’7” (4.85m x 3.22m) The third bedroom on this floor is also a good sized double with window to side with curtains. Decorated neutrally. Again, ample space for a large double bed along with a range of freestanding furniture. Ceiling coving. Light fitment. Dark coloured carpet.
BEDROOM 4: 16’5” x 10’9” (4.500m x 3.27m) Completing the bedroom accommodation this bedroom has a door leading to the en-suite shower room and has a window overlooking the side of the property. Window and door to en-suite have curtains. Decorated in pale tones with ceiling light fitment and feature wallpapered wall. Ample space for a large double bed along with a range of freestanding furniture. Neutral coloured carpet. EN-SUITE: 10’10” x 8’0” (3.30m x 2.43m) The double height, en-suite shower room is located within the tower. A recently installed shower suite incorporating wash-hand basin, raised cistern W.C. with traditional chain and handle, double shower cubicle with pump fed shower and rainfall head. Tall radiator. Wall mounted light fitments along with ceiling downlights. Coving. Chrome fitments. Ornate windows with blinds and feature exposed stone walls. Tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating. Spiral staircase leads to the tower accommodation.
VIEWING GALLERY: 10’11” x 7’10” (3.32m x 2.38m) Spiral staircase leads to the viewing gallery, providing additional bedroom accommodation or a snug, and currently used as a music room. Exposed stone walls. Tall ceilings. Coving. Ceiling downlights. Doorway with glass arch fanlight above. There are cathedral style windows on all four sides. Neutral coloured carpet. Spiral staircase continues to lead from this room up onto the roof which commands wonderful views over the surrounding garden, land, farmland and countryside beyond.
OUTSIDE: The property sits in approximately a total of 3 acres; 1½ acres of paddock, currently in orchard, and approximately 1½ acres of garden grounds.
Harlaw House has numerous unique features, many of which need to be seen to be appreciated. A double gated entrance leads you into the driveway which runs along the side of the property leading to a parking area and garage at the end. Stone walls and beech hedging bound the property with a low level retaining stone wall along the driveway with grassed areas and mature trees. There is also a circular area of bedding plants at the front of the property with a feature stone fountain. A gate to the side leads into a further area of lawned garden.
The entire gardens and driveway have recently been re-landscaped to include a large area laid to lawn accessed by three sets of steps from a large raised patio area. The patio is accessed from both the kitchen and conservatory and provides ample space for outdoor seating, dining and barbeque facilities. The patio has low-level hedging and walls and incorporates a further chipped stone seating area. A spacious area of lawn to the rear of the property leads to the tennis court and access to the front formal garden. An irrigation system has been installed and covers the main garden area. An attractive arched wooden gateway - a replica of one of the gates at Highgrove - leads through from the patio to the vegetable garden, giving access to the paddock area beyond.
Other features include the gateway built into the log pile leading out to the paddock with stone walls along the sides and established trees denoting the boundary. Within the grounds, a full-sized tennis court has recently been resurfaced, with fencing and hedging providing an entirely enclosed and sheltered playing area. There is also a Victorian greenhouse in keeping with the rest of the property, stone built with windows on all sides and painted metalwork. Stone chipped path leads around the garden. There are raised bed areas along with areas of vegetable garden.
There is a large multi-purpose building which has been erected by the current owners and comprises DOUBLE GARAGE: 20’4” x 19’7” (6.19m x 5.96m) The garage is a wood frame structure with a stone base and wood cladding with windows along the side. The garage itself is a spacious double and has ceiling strip lights with shelving and hooks. The garage also houses the fuse box and has power distributed throughout. The middle section of the building is currently a GOLF SIMULATOR: 19’5” x 18’6” (5.91m x 5.63m) it is accessed from a door in the workshop. This property will be sold with this room as a golf simulator, currently astro-turfed with panelled sides, ceiling downlights and power. The third section of the building is the WORKSHOP: 20’6” x 19’8” (6.24m x 5.99m) The workshop area of the garage has stairs leading to an upstairs shelved storage area facility. On the ground floor there are workbenches with power, light, drawer units, shelves and water tap. Attached to the side of the garage is a dog kennel with exceptionally large run.
STABLES/HOME GYM: 22’4” x 11’5” (6.80m x 3.47m) A path leads along from the tower entrance to the stable block. The first stable has been converted by the current owners into a home gym. Decorated neutrally with ceiling downlights and wall light fitments. Windows on two sides. Pale décor and co-ordinating carpet tiles. Electric heating.
Beyond the gym entrance, double doors give access into a storage shed which has a ceiling strip light, power, shelving and sink. It is an ideal storage facility or could have a range of uses.
To the end of the block, there is a double stable currently being used as storage with ceiling strip light, shelving and power. Cement floor. The entire block has benefited from a new roof and has automatic, external lighting. This block could easily be converted back to stables if the new owner required.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please note that all curtains, window coverings and light fitments will be available by separate negotiation.
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