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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Greystones House, Abergeldie Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire

Sold STC £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception rooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Garage
  • 1.4 Acres

Full description

Built in circa 1890, for a retired naval captain, Greystones is in a superb location- secluded and sheltered yet close to the village- it has a fantastic southerly outlook over the 15th green and 16th tee on Ballater Golf Course and over to the River Dee to the Coyles, Glen Muick and Lochnagar on the horizon.

The superb house is built to take full advantage of its south-facing site and the reception rooms and bedrooms are all light, airy and sun-filled.

In a conservation area of the village, Greystones is approached from a quiet residential street through granite entrance pillars with wooden gates. The gravel drive encircles the property with ample parking.

The house is built of dressed granite under a slate roof.

The entrance vestibule has a wealth of period features including the original tiled floor in a mosaic design, glazed leaded windows and pine panelling. A beautifully etched glazed inner door with glazed etched windows either side makes for a fine entrance.

The reception hall has an elegant pitch pine staircase as well as an ornate ceiling feature and pitch pine doors to all the formal rooms of the house. A feature of note is the brass door furniture on the doors to the reception rooms and the study.

The drawing room and sitting room at the front of the property are fine entertaining spaces with dual aspects and box bay windows offering wonderful views across the garden and the golf course. Both reception rooms have open fires and cornices; the drawing room has decorative pillars and a picture rail whilst the sitting room has a shelved alcove. A well-proportioned dual aspect study is adjacent to the sitting room.

A passage and a few steps lead to the rear hall which gives access to the dining room, kitchen and utility area.

The dining room is an atmospheric room and has an open fire. The adjacent kitchen is the hub of the house with an Aga, island unit and ample space for a dining table. There is a range of white fitted units with Corrian worktops and French doors lead to a terrace overlooking the garden.

The utility room connects to a very useful shelved cold store and the passage leading to the back door has a cloakroom and a WC.

The fine staircase leads to the first floor. The south facing master bedroom is very light and spacious with an ensuite bathroom and dressing room with fitted hanging and shelf space. A door leads on to a sun-filled balcony with fine views. Bedroom 2, another spacious room also overlooks the garden and connects to the balcony. Bedroom 3 and a shower room are also off the main landing on the first floor.
The rear landing leads to bedroom 4 which is a charming room with a beamed ceiling and a easterly outlook across the garden.

A door and passage lead to bedroom 5 and an adjacent bathroom and another passage leads from the rear landing to bedroom 6 which also has an adjacent bathroom.

EPC Rating E

Greystones is set back from Abergeldie Road in the heart of the famous Royal Deeside village of Ballater, and has lovely rural views to the south to The Coyles and Lochnagar. The property is within 200m of the village green, restaurants, cafes and shops, many of which feature the Royal ’By Appointment’ coats of arms.

Ballater is the south eastern gateway to the Cairngorms National Park, is set in magnificent scenery and is within easy reach of Balmoral, the Scottish holiday home of the Royal family. The village offers a range of local amenities including a variety of shops; award winning restaurants, hotels and primary schooling, secondary education is at nearby Aboyne.
Aberdeen provides private schools, two universities and several colleges of further education.

The area in general is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast with a wide and varied range of sporting activities. Ballater boasts a renowned 18-hole golf course with clubhouse, and the Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Craigendarroch which offers membership to local residents that includes use of the indoor swimming pool, gym , sauna etc. The area has excellent hill walking and on/off road cycling facilities and the ski centres at Aviemore, Glenshee and the Lecht are within a short travelling distance. For the sportsman, the River Dee is one of the most popular salmon rivers in Scotland and the River Don is famous for its trout. Deer stalking and grouse shooting can be rented in the locality.

2 timber single garages
Lean to timber bicycle shed

Greystones is surrounded by well establish grounds, part walled, part fenced.

The property is adorned with climbing hydrangea, clematis and Victoria plumb trees. Immediately to the east of the French doors to the kitchen is a paved terrace

To the east of the property is an expansive lawn which is bordered by mature herbaceous borders with an abundance of colour from a wide variety of perennials and roses and divided by a mixed hedge of hawthorn and snowberry which is a haven for birds. The garden features a working fountain, decorative Victorian arches and two magnificent copper beech trees whilst the croquet lawn features a Victorian summer house and wild cherry, chestnut and Scots Pine trees. There is a fine beech hedge along the south of the croquet lawn.

To the south of the house is a bank of azaleas, rhododendrons, juniper and periwinkle. Paths and steps lead to the lower garden where there is a woodland, wild garden and productive vegetable and cut flower patch. The lower garden is bound by beech hedging and there is access to the golf course. The garden is a haven for wildlife including red squirrel.

Included in the sale is a building plot with full planning permission within the garden grounds.

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Added on Rightmove:
28 January 2015


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