The latest quarterly report from the ASPC gives a reassuring picture of local market activity, with the house price index remaining, mostly, in the positive. The change in quarterly price is +1.5%, while the annual change is -0.5%. Taken over five years, the index is marginally positive at +0.4%. While the figures are reassuring, it may well be that our local market is yet to feel the strain of the general economic background and only time will tell whether this will be reflected in the remainder of 2023. Buyers’ wariness over the short term may well affect property sales as they effectively “sit tight” to see what happens with interest rates. This may result in a sluggish Autumn/Winter market as moving plans are put on hold, but for the moment, there is still healthy demand for properties in desirable locations and in good condition.Read More
Struan Hall & Lodge, Ballater Road, Aboyne, AB34 5HY
On reaching Aboyne continue west onto Ballater Road, passing the square and the green in the direction of Ballater. Struan Hall is clearly identifiable on the right-hand side just before the B9094 turn to Tarland.
- Oil Central Heating
- Secondary Glazing
- Mains Drainage
- Five Bedroom House
- Two Bedroom Lodge with Double Garage
- Council Tax Band H
- EPC Band E
- For viewing contact Mackinnons Solicitors (013397 55633)
Struan Hall is a striking C listed Edwardian style house set over two levels, with private garden and ample off-street parking. Within the grounds of Struan Hall is a two-bedroom, self-contained detached lodge with double garage. Early viewing is highly recommended to truly appreciate the meticulous attention to detail and the luxurious accommodation on offer.
The main entrance to the house is complemented by an attractive and traditional Edwardian Veranda with balcony above. The entrance vestibule opens into a spacious and inviting hallway, allowing access to most of the ground floor accommodation. To the front of the property is the exquisite drawing room - a room flooded with natural light from the large bay window and windows to the side, enjoying a south facing outlook. The room can easily accommodate a wide range of furniture with focus around an imposing fireplace. The sitting room also enjoys a pleasant aspect overlooking the front of the property with a large window which floods the room with natural light, this beautiful room lends itself to the warmth and ambiance of sheer luxury. As you proceed through, the cosy snug is a welcoming haven to relax in with double doors opening out to the elegant dining room ideal for formal or informal entertaining. This area benefits from dual aspect windows overlooking the front and side of the property. The feature fireplace housing a woodburning stove is a lovely focal point and adds a warm aspect to the minimal décor. Solid vintage parquet flooring. Door from the dining room leads to a staircase giving access to the first-floor accommodation.
In the rear hallway there is a spacious cloakroom comprising a two-piece white suite and at the end of the hallway there is access to the sitting room, dining room, snug and kitchen. In addition, a large under stair cupboard and built in shelved cupboard provide additional useful storage space.
Utility Room/Butler’s pantry – Providing an abundance of extra storage, the area has a side facing window allowing natural sunlight to stream into the area. Solid oak flooring, integrated dishwasher, double Belfast sink and mixer tap. Plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and benefits from an abundance of shelving.
The bespoke luxurious dining kitchen has been thoughtfully designed and benefits from beautiful Neptune Suffolk cabinets and Silestone work surfaces with Belfast sink and newly reconditioned New Generation Control Aga. Large Island unit. Integrated dishwasher. Large Fridge freezer. With double glazed doors leading to the rear garden, which allows for free flow to the rear patio. Back door leading to the driveway at the side of the house.
From the main hallway the impressive staircase with original balustrade and large west facing picture window leads to five generous double bedrooms, three to the front of the property with ensuite, one overlooking the side of the property and the remaining bedroom overlooking the rear with ensuite. Completing the first floor is a well-appointed bathroom.
The principal bedroom is bright and spacious with bay window overlooking the front of the property receiving an influx of natural light. Ample space for an array of bedroom furniture. Walk in storage. Solid Oak flooring. Door to en-suite shower room with white suite that consists of W.C, wash hand basin in vanity unit, large shower cubicle with aqua panelling.
Bedroom 2 is a generous double bedroom with lovely south-facing aspect overlooking the front of the property. Engineered Oak flooring. Door to en-suite shower room fitted with a white suite that consists of W.C, wash hand basin in vanity unit and large shower cubicle.
Bedroom 3 is beautifully presented also with south facing window, ample room for freestanding furniture. Carpeted flooring. Door to en-suite shower room with a white suite that consists of W.C, wash hand basin in vanity unit, shower cubicle with aqua panelling.
Bedroom 4 is a further good-sized bedroom, east facing, suitable for a variety of uses, including a home office or nursery.
Bedroom 5 is a well-appointed double bedroom overlooking the rear of the property, benefitting from a built-in cupboard. Door to en-suite shower room comprising shower cubicle with aqua panelling, wash hand basin set within a vanity unit with storage beneath and w.c.
The spacious family bathroom is attractively appointed, fitted with a three-piece suite comprising W.C, Neptune Chichester Countertop Open Washstand, large freestanding luxury bath with central bath shower mixer taps. Traditional towel radiator. Privacy windows to the rear.
On the landing area there is a large linen cupboard, two further built in storage cupboards and attic access.
The property enjoys oil-fired central heating and secondary glazing to most windows.
Accessed from the drive to the rear of the main house there is a separate two-bedroom lodge which has recently been renovated to a very high standard and benefits from the services of an economical Air Source heating system. Coretec Forest LVT flooring throughout.
Entered via a glazed door into the spacious hallway which gives access to all the accommodation.
The bright and airy lounge enjoys the ultimate combination of elegance and contemporary design. Overflowing from natural light from the large picture window.
On open plan with the lounge the beautifully appointed Neptune Limehouse kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of quality wall and base cabinets with complimenting Silestone worktops and incorporating integrated appliances including oven, induction hob, dishwasher and fridge freezer. A central island provides the perfect place from which to cook, dine and entertain.
Both bedrooms are generous doubles located to the rear of the property, one with ensuite, fitted with a white suite that consists of W.C, wash hand basin in vanity unit and shower cubicle. Heated towel rail. Aqua panelling.
Attractive bathroom comprising bath with overhead shower, aqua panelling, concealed cistern W.C and inset wash hand basin, on vanity unit.
Struan Lodge is ideally suited to be run as a holiday let or could be used as overflow accommodation for the main house.
Fixtures and fittings
All light fittings, floor coverings and appliances are included. Furniture available by separate negotiation.
The property occupies a generous plot with extensive garden, beautifully landscaped with a crazy paved patio area to the front of the main house. Driveway leading around to the side and with access to the rear. The front lawn wraps around the side and to the rear, bordered by mature trees and hedging. The rear garden is a truly tranquil space, screened by mature trees, shrubs and enjoying a high degree of privacy. Mainly laid to lawn, there are areas of patio, providing space to sit out and relax.