Sitting in 8 acres of fabulous gardens and grounds, this wonderful seven-bedroom property is ideal for family gatherings and special occasions in a superb location close to the Aberdeenshire Coast.
If you can tear yourself away from your holiday hideaway there is plenty to see and do within easy reach of your house. Discover the atmospheric ruins of 17th-century Conzie Castle (7.5 miles) and share a picnic in the grounds. Take a tour of GlenDronach Distillery (1 mile) founded in 1826, taste some of their sherry-matured whiskies and pick up a bottle of your favourite. Pull on your walking boots for a hike up Oxen Craig and Mither Tap (14.5 miles) for uninterrupted views across the highlands. Spend the day sunbathing and playing beach cricket at Banff (17 miles) before feasting on locally caught seafood in one of the harbourside restaurants.
With turrets and towers stretching from the roof, from the moment you first glimpse your holiday home you will know you are staying somewhere special. Follow the driveway through the grounds and park your car by the entrance porch, the ideal place for leaving coats and boots. Step into the entrance hall to be greeted by the ticking of the grandfather clock. Leave your keys on the occasional table and head into the main living space. Off the hallway is your warm and welcoming drawing room, a cosy space decorated in warm tones with artwork adorning the walls. Sink into the plump sofas and enjoy the flames flickering in the open fire as you chat the night away. For family movie nights head into the family room, a light and airy room with comfortable sofas and windows overlooking the grounds. The spacious kitchen/diner is a sociable space with original floorboards, pitch pine units and bright crockery arranged on the dresser. Plan your day over a coffee at the rustic breakfast table where younger guests can sit and enjoy their cereal. Keen cooks will appreciate the well-equipped kitchen that boasts a four-oven AGA, four plate hob and electric oven (located in the utility room), fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Rustle up a meal of locally sourced produce to share around the formal dining table that comfortably seats all guests and enjoys views across the garden. Off the kitchen you will find the handy utility room/boot room with a washing machine and dryer for your convenience. On the ground floor, you will also find the first of the seven bedrooms, a bright and airy twin bedroom benefitting from an en-suite bathroom with bath with shower attachment and WC. There are two sweeping staircases leading to the upper floor, one accessed from the family room and the other in the main entrance hall. Ascend to the first floor where you will find six stylish bedrooms, most enjoying garden views. The spacious and airy double four-poster bed invites you to snuggle up under its canopy and drift off for the night. Two double bedrooms have sumptuous soft furnishings and eclectic artwork on the walls. These bedrooms access a contemporary Jack and Jill bathroom with WC. The master double bedroom boasts a coronet bed head and muted tartan bedstead and headboard with wonderful views across the garden. Two single bedrooms are accessed from the master bedroom, one with a pretty four-poster single bed which young guests will adore. The master bedroom also enjoys a spacious en-suite bathroom with WC. A door from the bedroom accesses the rear staircase leading to the ground-floor family room. The tower shower room with WC is a generous room with unusual floor-level window.
With acres of grounds to explore, including shady woodlands and formal gardens, spend your days strolling the grounds or reading a book beneath a sheltering tree. Spread your picnic blanket on the lawn for some sunbathing or enjoy garden games in the extensive grounds. Wake up with a morning coffee on the suntrap rear courtyard or socialise late into the evening with a relaxed al fresco BBQ.
Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.