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Spectacular Mill Conversion With River Frontage Offers Outstanding Family Living

A historic former water-powered grain mill situated on the banks of the Culter Burn has come to the market through leading property consultants Galbraith. 

A historic former water-powered grain mill situated on the banks of the Culter Burn has come to the market through leading property consultants Galbraith.

Upper Kennerty Mill is a truly unique building which has been beautifully transformed into a stunning contemporary family home.

Nestled away in a valley to the west of Aberdeen in Peterculter, in an idyllic private rural setting, this category B listed building has undergone a complete restoration and conversion project transforming the building into a luxury sustainable home, with great consideration and respect to its history and setting.

The mill building faced an uncertain future following a catastrophic fire in 2006 which destroyed its roof and severely damaging the interior and historic mill works. Several years later the building was acquired by the present owner and has since been a restoration project for award-winning architect Annie Kenyon to bring it back to its former glory whilst unlocking it’s potential as a fabulous family home.

The original building looks much as it would have when it was built in 1838, whilst a new contemporary extension has been added, which is architecturally striking. The rest of the build sympathetically integrates many historical features which have been lovingly preserved and restored including the water wheels, lade bridges and water gates.

Some of the quirky features of this unique home include a reading nook in the hallway with picture window, a cosy whisky room, a bespoke carved elm and glass staircase and a fantastic open plan family kitchen and dining room complete with its very own glass viewing floor to the restored mill machinery below.

Hannah Christiansen and Hilary Murray, handling the sale for Galbraith, said: “Upper Kennerty Mill has been transformed into a spectacular modern, contemporary family home complete with two water wheels and a glass viewing floor. Its heritage and legacy preserved and a sustainable future secured for this wonderful building, full of character where old and new blend seamlessly together.”

Set in around one acre of grounds, its position on the banks of Culter Burn offers around 150m of river frontage and is a haven of peace and tranquillity, attracting various wildlife including otters, red squirrels, ducks, red kites and lots of garden birds. At the end of last year over forty salmon and sixty sea trout negotiated the weir in the garden.

Peterculter is the most westerly suburb of Aberdeen, just at the gateway to Royal Deeside, and provides a good range of amenities.

The property is conveniently situated for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, which has greatly improved travel both north and south of the city and the international airport offers regular flights to London and other UK and European cities.

Upper Kennerty Mill, Kennerty Mill Road, Peterculter, Offers Over £1,200,000