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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Laurencekirk

Offers Over £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wind Turbine
  • Mains electric
  • Private Water
  • Private septic tank
  • LPG Gas for cooker & fires
  • Oil fired central heating
  • 9 Hole Golf Course
  • Helicopter landing area
  • 32 Acres
  • Smoke Alarms

Full description

Johnston Lodge comprises of 4 Receptions, 6 Bedroom Suites, Two cloakrooms and is finished to an extremely high standard with high quality finishes.

A two storey Regency Mansion, G Doric Portico, painted stucco and slate roof set in thirty two acres. It is very rare that a property of such magnificence comes on the market in Scotland. Thought to have been built in the 1700s it was first occupied by Sir Alexander Fraser, the brother in law of Robert the Bruce and in 1780 James Farquhar built the present mansion. Johnston Lodge dominates the Howe of Mearns and holds a major part in Scottish History. Purchasers would not be buying a home, but a piece of British Heritage.
Johnston Tower stands on the Hill of Garvock overlooking the Mansion, and was built by the owner of Johnston Lodge, from excess building materials from the Lodge, to commemorate Wellington's defeat of Napoleon in the Peninsular War. It is thought to be built on top of an old Druid's Cairn. Johnston Tower's famous outline was used in the linen designs woven on the Laurencekirk looms and became World renowned. It is now the badge emblem of the Laurencekirk scholars. Chalybeate Well (also famous) an old mineral well situated on the rear track to the property, was built to provide the water requirements for the residents of Johnston Lodge in the early 1800s. Laurencekirk was also World renowned for making snuff boxes with a special airtight hinge, known as the Laurencekirk Hinge. It was Lord Gardenstone the third owner of Johnston Lodge that succeeded in making the settlement of Laurencekirk into the Burgh of Barony. This Baronial Title is in place and may be considered with the property sale.
Johnston Lodge is easily accessible from the A90 and is approx. 30 miles from Aberdeen. It is surrounded by your own personal nine hole golf course, amidst woodland and green pastures with a stream. There is also a tennis court and an area for landing a Helicopter.

Reception Hall - 26.3 x 13.4 (86'3" x 44'0") - From this grand reception hall with bespoke solid oak sweeping staircase, ornate spindles, newels and balustrade. It immediately has the feeling of attention to detail, and spaciousness upon entering the property. The ground floor flows effortlessly from entering the property. Dentil Cornice Four Ornate Radiators. Wood panelling to dado height. Cupboard with mirrored panels in the door with storage inside, and another cupboard for coats under the staircase, which also houses the electric meters. Quality carpeting. Doors leading to Dining Room, Drawing Room, Courtyard, Bespoke Kitchen with Dining Area, Wine Cellar, Study.

Drawing Room - 8.56 x 5.51 (28'1" x 18'1") - This is a fantastic living/entertaining room, which is very inviting with a magnificent sandstone fireplace with deep mantelpiece, inset coal effect gas fire set in an attractive coal basket. Two large windows and a French door leading out to the garden with beautiful arbours and privet borders. Dentil cornice. Deep skirting boards. Picture rail. Four picture lights. Three Ornate Radiators.

Dining Room - 5.5 x 4.72 (18'1" x 15'6") - A beautiful room for fine dining and entertaining with an abundance of natural light from the two aspects. This room has a Dentil Cornice. Deep skirting boards. Picture rail. Picture light. Two ornate radiators. Quality carpeting. With two mirrored wall arches leading into the Drawing Room.

Courtyard - 12.4 x 6.42 (40'8" x 21'1") - The spectacular courtyard with five windows and twenty six velux roof windows, offers an inner sanctuary of peace and tranquillity. Its tremendous height and size is truly amazing with a hand painted mural on one wall. A magnificent wrought iron spiral staircase and wrought iron Juliette Balcony along with its two large wall planters and white pebbles surrounding the tiled non slip floor, makes you feel you are in paradise. There is a raised sandstone fireplace with inset log burning stove and marble hearth with two hearth seats for cosy nights in. Double arched door leading out on to side of house and to the log store. Tiled flooring with under floor heating.
Doors leading to Utility Room and Gym and Hot Tub room.

Snooker Room - 6.23 x 6.0 (20'5" x 19'8") - The snooker room and the adjoining Gym are for recreation. This fun room is bright with two large windows overlooking the front of the property, and a glazed door leading into the courtyard. A wonderful full size snooker table with above table lighting, wood and brass snooker scorer, Picture light, Deep skirting boards, Dentil Cornice. Quality carpet. Door with mirrored panels leading into Gym.

Gym - 3.83 x 3.26 (12'7" x 10'8") - A room for a fitness fanatic. Window and glazed door into Courtyard, and another window overlooking the side of the property. Wall mirror to let you see how hard you are working out. Deep skirting boards. Dentil cornice. One Ornate Radiator.
Solid Oak Flooring. Down lights. Door into walk in storage cupboard. Door into cloakroom.

Cloakroom Wc - 1.82 x 1.50 (6'0" x 4'11") - Light and airy room with opaque window. Two piece suite consisting of back to wall WC, and a wall hung wash hand basin. Dentil cornice. Two wall lights. Down light. Tiled flooring with under floor heating.

Hot Tub Room - 4.69 x 4.62 (15'5" x 15'2") - This room is for total relaxation with a large Hot Tub, two changing rooms with ladder style radiators. Down lights. Quarry tiled floor. Double door leading out on to the Outside Garden Terrace

Utility Room - 5.28 x 2.82 (17'4" x 9'3") - Belfast sink with mixer tap and granite worktop, with storage cupboard below. Large cupboard housing boiler and hot water tank. Double door large storage cupboard housing Miele Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, and ample shelved storage space. Down lights. Tiled flooring with under floor heating. Newlec Extractor. Door leading to outside Garden Terrace

Study - 4.68 x 3.49 (15'4" x 11'5") - A good size room with window, allowing in plenty of natural light. Ample room for office furniture. One Ornate Radiator.
Dentil Cornice. Down lights. Moir carpet.

Kitchen - 8.16 x 5.42 (26'9" x 17'9") - The bespoke designer handmade kitchen by Smallbone is every serious cooks dream. With numerous wall units with integrated plate rack, display cabinets, and base units that look like cupboards but are actually double drawers. Two centre islands with 3 stepped Global Chandeliers above each. Syle Stone worktops on the central islands. The many appliances include a Wolf six gas ring and cooking plate range cooker with electric fan assisted double ovens, Two sub-zero fridges, Two sub-zero fridge drawers, Two sub-zero freezer drawers, Two Miele plate warmer drawers, Miele Combi Microwave, Quooker Boiling Water Tap, Waste Disposal Unit, Four Fisher Paykel Dishwasher Drawers, Four Integrated Solid Wood Chopping Blocks, Four Integrated Serving Trays, One Circular stainless steel sink with mixer tap, One Pot stainless steel sink with mixer tap and plate sprayer shower, Wolf Commercial Extractor Canopy, Two circular chopping blocks.
This is a fantastic kitchen which has been published in high end magazines and looks amazing. Three large windows overlooking the garden and Garden Terrace all with sumptuous window seats.
Dentil cornice. Two picture lights, Tiled flooring with under floor heating. Two Ornate Radiators.

Kitchen Dining Area - 5.27 x 2.65 (17'3" x 8'8") - A nice room to relax and watch the cook working! Open plan to the kitchen with ample room for large dining table and chairs. Relaxing atmosphere. Pelmet down lights. Tiled floor with under floor heating. Window looking out to Reception Hall. Storage cupboard housing electrics. French glazed doors leading out on to the Garden Terrace

Wine Cellar - 24.3 x 9.88 (79'9" x 32'5") - Stairs leading down to basement with numerous storage areas and a large wine cellar.

Upper Hallway - 8.46 x 3.32 (27'9" x 10'11") - Large bright open hallway with Dentil Cornice and Deep Skirting Boards. Window overlooking the Courtyard. Quality carpet. Room for free standing furniture. Doors leading to Bedroom 2 Suite, Master Suite, Cupboard housing boiler, Large Linen Cupboard, One Ornate Radiator. Glazed door leading to Rear staircase.

Bedroom 2 - 5.64 x 4.85 (18'6" x 15'11") - Large double room, with dual aspect windows, and a walk in Closet. Dentil cornice, Picture Rail, One radiator, Quality Carpet, Beautifully styled and finished.

Bedroom 2 En-Suite - 3.72 x 3.41 (12'2" x 11'2") - Four piece bathroom suite comprising of slipper bath set in the centre of the room with mixer tap and shower head, back to wall WC, stand mounted wash hand basin, step up to walk in shower with glass screen. Window overlooking the front garden with attractive shutters. Wood panelling to dado height. Shaver point. Two wall lights behind the wash hand basin Pebble effect tiling on wall behind shower and on the floor with under floor heating. Heated towel rail with radiator.

Master Bedroom - 5.90 x 5.54 (19'4" x 18'2") - Stunning large room with triple windows. Beautifully presented with Dentil Cornice, Deep skirting boards, Radiator, Down lights, Quality carpet, Door into large shoe closet. Double door to En-Suite and Dressing Room

Master En-Suite - 5.56 x 4.87 (18'3" x 16'0") - This absolutely beautiful en-suite is very impressive and well designed. It certainly has the WOW factor! It is a large room with double aspect windows with attractive shutters, four piece suite consisting of free standing bath with silver swan neck taps and soap dish. Two oval bowl style wash hand basins with high wall mixer taps and granite splash-back, set on a bespoke waved cabinet with storage cupboards underneath and a granite top designed by Julian Chichester. Two large concave style mirrors above the wash hand basins with two silver wall lights. Large walk in shower with glazed walls on two sides. Dentil cornice, Picture Rail, Deep Skirting Boards, Marble floor with under floor heating. Door to WC with back to wall WC. Mosaic tiling to dado height, marble floor with under floor heating. Down lights. Vaulted ceiling with window allowing in natural light. Two heated towel rails and radiators.

Master Dressing Room - 3.53 x 3.25 (11'7" x 10'8") - A good size room with four, fitted closets, and two large ornate mirrors. Dentil cornice. Deep skirting boards, Down lights. Quality carpet. Radiator.

Rear Stairway And Landing - 5.37 x 2.93 (17'7" x 9'7") - Cupboard, housing, boiler, with storage space. Cupboard, housing, Media Entertainment, system. Wood panelling, to dado height. Dentil cornice. Deep skirting boards. Picture rail. One ornate radiator. Doors leading to Bedroom 3 Suite, Cloakroom and French doors to wrought iron Juliette Balcony overlooking the Courtyard.

Cloakroom - 2.77 x 1.82 (9'1" x 6'0") - Bright room with window facing the courtyard. Oval style wash hand basin set on a bespoke wooden cabinet designed by Julian Chichester, with mixer tap with mirror behind, back to the wall WC, Two double wall lights, Dentil cornice, Quality carpet.

Bedroom 3 - 6.59 x 4.71 (21'7" x 15'5") - Attractive and well-presented room with stairs down with balustrade into this large double room. Three windows with deep window ledges overlooking outside Garden Terrace with attractive shutters. Under stair storage cupboard. Steps up to walk in dressing room and sitting room (currently used as a storage room) Down lights. Three radiators.

Bedroom 3 En-Suite - 3.41 x 3.0 (11'2" x 9'10") - A nice bathroom with window overlooking the Courtyard with attractive shutters. Free standing back to wall bath with shower head and mixer tap, back to wall WC, walk in shower with mosaic mirror tiling and marble floor. Four wall lights. Down lights. Marble floor with under floor heating.

Main Stair Right Landing - 8.0 x 2.0 (26'3" x 6'7") - French doors leading to wrought iron spiral staircase. Dentil cornice. Deep skirting boards. Radiator. Doors leading to Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, and Bedroom 6 suites.

Bedroom 4 - 4.87 x 3.27 (16'0" x 10'9") - Another large double room with window allowing in natural light. Dentil cornice. Radiator. Quality carpet. Ample room for free standing furniture.

Bedroom 4 En-Suite - 3.48 x 2.92 (11'5" x 9'7") - Well-presented bathroom with sunken bath with shower over bath, glass screen, oval sunken wash hand basin with mixer tap set in a bespoke vanity unit with granite top and cupboards underneath. Mirror behind wash hand basin with display shelves and down lights. Window to front of property with attractive shutters. Heated towel rail with radiator. Shaver point. Marble floor with under floor heating. Marble skirts.

Bedroom 5 - 5.11 x 3.53 (16'9" x 11'7") - Well-presented large room with window overlooking the front of the property. Dentil cornice. Deep skirting boards. Quality carpet. Beautifully decorated and currently used as a twin room.

Bedroom 5 En-Suite - 3.51 x 2.41 (11'6" x 7'11") - Charming en-suite with Cambridge style free standing bath with mixer tap and shower, wash hand basin set in a rack with mixer tap and mirror with light above, back to wall WC, walk in shower with mosaic tiling and glass door. Dentil cornice. Deep skirting boards. Heated towel rail with radiator. Tiled floor with under floor heating.

Bedroom 6 - 6.47 x 3.47 (21'3" x 11'5") - Another large double room, well presented and decorated. Window overlooking the front garden. Dentil cornice. Deep skirting boards. Radiator. Quality carpet.

Bedroom 6 En-Suite - 6.47 x 3.47 (21'3" x 11'5") - Another pleasant en-suite with three piece suite consisting of oval wash hand basin with mixer tap set on a bespoke vanity unit with cupboard below, and mirror with light above. Walk in shower with glass door. Back to wall WC. Window to the side of the property with attractive shutters. Marble floor with under floor heating.

Outside Garden Terrace - What a tremendous space for outside entertaining, this room runs the whole length of the house. You can dine out all year! Very nicely laid out with dining and conservatory furniture with cabinets, tables, planters. It really is an amazing outside space with glazed roof, wood panelled walls to dado height and open above, with sunk in planters with topiary global shaped plants, with pillars and a wall at one end and a window at the other. Two attached display tables with topiary ball plants. Six wall lights. Non slip tiled floor with white pebbles around the edge. Doors leading to Utility room, Hot Tub room, Dining area of kitchen, Storage cupboard.

External - The half mile private driveway from the road is entered by an electronically powered gate leading up a tree lined drive with a stream, Beautiful gardens mainly laid to lawn with a private 9 hole golf course, helicopter landing area, borders with shrubs and flowers, hedges, rhododendron bushes, and a Secret Garden! The garden is split level with arbours, shrubs, paved and gravel walkways, hedging, lavender plants and 100 Hydrangea plants lining the top of the driveway. Outside water tap, Log store, Garden shed, Triple door garden storage shed and a canopy for housing the sit on lawn mower.

Johnston Lodge comprises of 4 Receptions, 6 Bedroom Suites, Two cloakrooms and is finished to an extremely high standard with high quality finishes.

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