Exquisite Edwardian Mansion With Accompanying Fishing Beat Now On The Market
An elegant Edwardian mansion house accompanied by a beautiful riverside beat, Ramornie has been placed onto the market by CKD Galbraith.
Occupying a quiet position on the banks of the River Ythan in the Aberdeenshire town of Ellon, Ramornie is ideally located for access to local shops, schools and facilities as well as being close to one of Scotland’s largest and wealthiest cities, Aberdeen.
The entrance to the property leads into Ramornie’s main reception hall, which opens to the inner hall and morning room - a fine room with a stunning open fireplace and south facing views over the garden. From here, one can access the delightful drawing room with a large bay window that floods the room with natural light.
On the ground floor there is also a good sized dining room, with French doors to the garden, and a larger less formal sitting room with a door to an impressive conservatory. The conservatory can be used as an exquisite room for entertaining large numbers but is also suitable as a quiet haven to enjoy the beautiful views over the garden. From the conservatory there is also access to a sauna and wet room.
The sitting room also sits next door to the magnificent breakfasting kitchen, with hand built Clive Christian fittings. The kitchen includes high quality oak and painted wall and floor units, granite work tops, a central island with a ceramic sink (and waste disposal), a classic style Aga together with two adjoining electric ovens and a gas hob, and various integrated appliances including two dishwashers, two freezers, a sub zero fridge and microwave oven. The kitchen benefits from part under floor heating beneath high quality porcelain tiles. The kitchen, and other ground floor rooms, are also complemented by an excellent range of ancillary accommodation including a cloak room, WC, utility room, study and various stores.
Moving upstairs, the bright landing and passageway on the first floor gives access to a master suite that includes a spacious bedroom, dressing room, bathroom, shower room and a sitting room, which could also be put to a wide range of uses including an additional bedroom, nursery or play room.
There are five further bedrooms, three of which face south and overlook the garden as well as a family bathroom and separate shower room. A large floored loft accessed by a Ramsay ladder in the passage provides useful storage space.
Outside, the grounds extend to more than seven acres and include a stunning walled garden with well stocked beds and herbaceous borders, manicured lawns, a lovely central fountain, patio, summer house and gravelled footpaths.
There are also a range of useful outbuildings including a detached garage. A room above the garage is currently used as a gymnasium and has potential for a wide range of alternative uses, subject to planning. An adjoining dog run has three centrally heated kennels whilst there is also a detached greenhouse, various cold frames, timber garden sheds and wood stores, a hen run and raised vegetable beds.
Sitting on the highly acclaimed River Ythan, the beat at Ramornie extends to about 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) of single (north) bank fishing.
A long established fishing river, particularly for sea trout, finnock and salmon, the Ramornie beat has yielded a healthy five year average of 37 Salmon and Grilse and 12 Sea Trout per annum. The beat is easily fished by two rods from the bank and has 12 named pools, ending under the viaduct near the centre of town.
Rod Christie, who is conducting the sale of Ramornie on behalf of CKD Galbraith, said: “Ramornie is a magnificent family property that exudes period charm but remains ideal for modern-day living.
“The house was built in 1914 after being commissioned as a generous wedding gift by the parents of both the bride and groom to their respective children.
“That wonderful history remains tangible almost a century later and the current owners have been careful to respect Ramornie’s unique characteristics whilst comprehensively improving and upgrading this elegant, six bedroom home.
“The accompanying fishing beat and outstanding policies are features we rarely see available on the open market and we would expect Ramornie to generate local, national and possibly international enquiries.”
Ramornie is being marketed by CKD Galbraith at a price of £1,450,000. Find out more about this property.