Glendarroch, 5 South Avenue Cults, Aberdeen, AB15 9LP
Aspc ref: 378684
Price over £1,600,000
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6 Bdrm Detached Villa in approx 1.44 acres. Ground flr: V/bule. Reception hall. Cloakrm with wc. Garden rm. Gym. Dining rm. Sitting rm. Lounge. Dining kitch. Utility rm. 1st flr: 4 Bdrms. 1 with Dressing rm. Bathrm. Shower rm. 2nd flr: 2 Bdrms 1 with ensuite (CT band - H). Garden. Double Garage. Parking. Price over £1,600,000 Entry by arr. Viewing contact solicitors. (EPC band - D).
This most attractive, granite, detached villa constructed in the 1870's is situated in one of Aberdeen's prime west end residential suburbs, within easy reach of excellent schools as well as the city, its suburbs and the airport. Set back from the road and accessed from the rear on South Avenue, the property sits on an elevated position within a substantial plot extending to 1.44 acres, with its frontage affording a southerly aspect and stunning views across the Dee Valley.
Spanning three levels, the property offers spacious and versatile rooms and as well as a floored attic which provides generous storage, it also has the benefit of a cellar with light and power that extends to 9.5 square meters with access by fixed ladder from the kitchen. With its open, private outlook and large windows there is a lovely flow of natural light throughout, and its lofty ceilings combined with neutral decoration enhances its light and airy feel. Period features abound in the form of ornate plasterwork, ceiling roses and corbels, picture rails, restored pitch pine woodwork, panelled doors and moulded skirtings. There are bay windows, stained glass, cast iron radiators, feature fireplaces, exposed granite stonework in the garden room and original floor tiles in the vestibule. A comfortable and well appointed family home with modern amenities, properties of this calibre are rare and early viewing is strongly recommended.
The charm of the property is completed by the extensive and mature, south facing garden with areas to relax and especially to play, with an 'en-tout-cas' tennis court and a lawn which is almost as big as a football pitch. A double garage and parking for several cars add the finishing touch.
Vestibule Solid entrance door with glazed top screen. Original floor tiles. Orate cornice. Picture rail. Storage cupboards. Coat hooks. Half-glazed double doors to reception hallway.
Reception Hallway A welcoming hallway with impressive staircase to the upper floor. Understair cupboard. Solid oak flooring. Picture rail. Corbels. Ornate cornice. Decorative fireplace.
Cloakroom Dresser with inset basin. Toilet. Extractor fan. Wood effect linoleum flooring.
Garden Room A very spacious, multi-purpose room with glazing on two sides affording superb light and southerly views of the garden and across the Dee Valley. Glazed doors open to the garden and French multi-paned doors open to the dining room. Exposed granite wall. Range of bespoke bookcases with hard melamine finish. A cast iron 'Morso' wood burning stove enhances the heating and provides a focal point. The antique dresser is to remain. 2 radiators.
Gym With glazing on two aspects. Door to garden. Built in floor to ceiling deep storage cupboards.
Dining Room A well proportioned room with window to front. Glazed doors to garden room. Arched alcove with shelves and low level cupboard. Cast iron and marble fireplace with coal effect gas fire. Ornate cornice and ceiling rose. Solid oak floor. Radiator.
Sitting Room With dual aspect windows and a flood of light. Large south facing picture window and west facing bay. Marble fireplace with granite hearth and open fire. Double height skirtings. 2 radiators. Ornate cornice. Attractive feature panelled ceiling. Solid oak floor.
Lounge An elegant and comfortable room with twin aspect windows. On the east side there are two windows with working shutters and on the south side, a square bay window with lovely outlook. Granite fireplace with efficient 'Clearview' multi fuel stove. Ornate cornice, panelled ceiling and picture rail. Original inbuilt dresser with leaded glass providing shelf and storage space. Solid oak floor. 3 radiators.
Dining Kitchen The hub of the home, this architect designed kitchen features a comprehensive range of Shaker style cream wall and base units with granite worktops and brazilian slate floor tiles throughout. The 3m long island provides seating with barstools for 6 and extensive storage. Inset 1.5 bowl Blanco Silgranite sink and additional Blanco circular stainless steel sink. There are soft close drawers, vegetable racks and a pantry unit. An electric 4 oven Aga with hotplate dominates and in addition to an upright radiator it provides additional background heat as well as cooking facilities. Dishwasher, 390 l Liebherr fridge, 150 l Liebherr freezer. In the study corner a window overlooks the garden. A window with Roman blind extends across the food preparation area with a further high level window in the dining space. The generous dining area with underfloor heating overlooks the garden and there are pocket sliding doors that open to the garden.
Utility Room Thoughtfully designed for the busy household, the utility room provides very generous storage in the form of open shelves and cabinets, including a floor to ceiling shoe rack and open closet. Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Central heating boiler. Extractor fan. High level window. Door to garden.
FIRST FLOOR A magnificent staircase with wooden balustrade leads to the spacious and light filled upper galleried landing. West facing stained glass window with arched detail. Antique and modern radiators. Ornate cornice and ceiling rose. Solid oak flooring.
Small Lobby With access to the master bedroom and bedroom 2. Solid oak flooring.
Master Bedroom A good sized double room with west facing window and French doors that open to a south facing balcony with stunning garden and southerly views. 2 wall lights. 2 radiators. Fitted boucle carpet. Dressing Room With window to front. Wash hand basin. Range of built in cupboards, hanging rails and coat hooks.
Bedroom 2 A double room with superb views, light and feature south facing granite parapet. Radiator. Fitted boucle carpet.
Bathroom Fitted with a bath and mains overhead shower. WC. Pedestal basin. Heated towel rail. Wall cabinet. East facing window. Partial tiling.
Bedroom 3 A sizeable double room with window to rear. Shelved alcove with low level cupboard. Radiator.
Shower Room A recently upgraded shower room with traditional 'Sanitan' fittings. Pedestal wash hand basin. Toilet with high level cistern. Walk in enclosure with mains shower and screens. Shelved niche. Ceramic floor tiles. Window to front.
Bedroom 4 A generous double room with 2 windows facing west and north. Deep recess with shelves and low level cupboard. 2 radiators.
Rear Lobby With staircase to second floor. Shallow shelved linen cupboard.
Bedroom 5 A thoughtfully designed bedroom with door to attic. Triangular east facing window. Engineered oak flooring. Electric radiator. En-Suite Shower Room Featuring a ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating. Tiled enclosure with mains shower and pivot door. WC. Vanity unit and basin. Shelves. Triangular window on east wall.
Bedroom 6 A double room with double windows to the rear. Range of built in units providing generous storage. Electric radiators. Shelved alcove.
ATTIC The extensive attic with flooring and insulation is in two sections, it provides exceptional storage space, and may have future development potential subject to planning consents.
Location Cults is a picturesque village situated west of Aberdeen and within easy commuting distance of the city, the airport and the business parks and industrial sites across the city and suburbs. The village has a semi rural ambience but a wealth of amenities including a regular bus service to the city, shopping, health and leisure facilities, a library and excellent primary and secondary schools. With Royal Deeside on the doorstep, there is a choice of seasonal sports, leisurely or demanding walks and stunning scenery.
Directions Leave Aberdeen along the North Deeside Road and on entering Cults, turn left at the traffic lights on to St Devenicks Place. Turn right on to South Avenue and No 5 is on the left hand side opposite Dunmail Avenue.
Garden The property sits in grounds that extend to 1.44 acres. At the front of the property, with a southerly aspect across the Dee Valley and lovely picturesque views, there is a substantial paved patio guarded by stone lions, with granite wall and inset flower beds, also accessed from the garden room. Another paved patio lies at the foot of the garden with a wooden summer house fitted with power and light (4mx3.1m). A third patio with a small decorative pond lies outside the kitchen and has, as a stunning back drop, a bespoke Corennie granite feature wall. The pocket doors in the kitchen slide behind this wall allowing this patio to become an extension of the kitchen dining area. There is a sand pit formed from railway sleepers measuring 1.45 x1.45m x 0.70m deep in the kitchen garden. This garden also boasts a 'suntrap' seating area bordered by a granite feature wall. There are large herbaceous and wild borders, Corennie granite chipped paths with edging of cassie stones, a rockery, laurel and beech hedges, and the granite enclosing wall overlooks the old Deeside railway track. At the side of the property and obscured by mature rhododendron and laurel, there is a composting area. A Victorian greenhouse measures 6m x 3.3m has power, light, water, a rain water sump, and a productive grape vine. There are raised vegetable beds and mature apple and plum trees. The lawns extend from the front to the rear of the property, and are surrounded by established trees and shrubs, and there is an all-weather tennis court. The property is protected by security lights and offers exceptional space, views and sunshine for families of all ages, and gardeners of all abilities.
Garage & Parking
Double garage (7.1mx5.1m) with electric roller door, power, light, storage space and door to garden. A tarred driveway with entry through electronic wrought iron gates provides parking for several cars.
Fixtures and Fittings All carpets, window blinds, light fittings, white goods and some curtains are to be included in the sale. The dresser in the garden room is to remain. Both cabin beds and the ride on mower are available by separate negotiation.
Services Gas fired central heating. Underfloor heating in dining area and shower room. Single/double/secondary glazing. Security alarm system.
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