Straloch House Estate was built around 1780 and has been attentively restored internally and externally by the current owners over the past decade to marry original classical features with outstanding modern finishes, creating an immaculate home.
In the grounds there are a lochan and waterfall, a two-acre ‘C’ listed walled garden and the Straloch Burn that gently runs through part of the estate. The woodland extends to about 135 acres ranging from mature deciduous and specimen trees dotted around the policies, to the replanted Middleton Wood.
The property also includes a ‘B’ listed two-bedroom gate lodge and a private chapel. Draped in ivy and sitting in the historic kirkyard, the chapel is nestled on the edge of woodland to the south east of the main house. It was built in 1908, and still retains many of its original features such as parquet flooring, a vaulted ceiling and a slate roof.
The gatehouse, a picturesque ‘B’ listed 2-bedroom cottage at the main entrance to Straloch House Estate, could be used as either extra accommodation or for holiday lettings.
Hannah Christiansen of Galbraith, who is handling the sale said: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a historic mansion house in impeccable condition. Its secluded and private situation is of particular note, enabling the purchaser to gain maximum benefit from the wonderful grounds and policies, with meandering paths and bridges scattered throughout.
“The house has been laid out so that the East Wing and the West Wing both have their own access and these could each be used as an annexe, while the principal reception rooms and main bedrooms are in the central part of the house.
“This is an exceptionally beautiful property offering a wonderful rural lifestyle for those buyers looking to escape larger cities and have peace and space, yet only five miles from the airport at Aberdeen. The sale also presents an exciting business opportunity for a prospective owner to turn it into a beautiful boutique hotel, subject to appropriate consent.”
Straloch House offers extensive accommodation over four storeys including 15 bedrooms, three formal reception rooms, gym and billiard room. There is a spacious drawing room and dining room with open fireplaces, and a billiard room with its own bar. The dining kitchen has marble work surfaces and hand-crafted cabinets.
The ground floor is fitted with Italian marble and elegant wood flooring. The lower ground floor has been thoughtfully updated to suit luxurious family living with a gym, a play room, an office, a wine cellar, and a beauty room. Behind the main house are useful outbuildings consisting of a detached laundry building with plenty of loft storage, and a garage and dog run that adjoin the laundry.
Straloch House Estate is located just 13 miles from the bustling city of Aberdeen, which has an airport, mainline train station, schools, day-to-day amenities, theatres, art galleries and concert venues. The nearest village, Newmacher, is 2.4 miles away, which also has day-to-day amenities, a sports centre and a primary school. Aberdeen International Airport is 5 miles away offering daily flights to London as well other domestic hubs, and servicing regular flights to a wealth of international destinations.
Straloch House Estate, is for sale through Galbraith at offers over £2,700,000.