Ellon is a thriving country town on the banks of the River Ythan and situated perfectly between Aberdeen, 13 miles, and Peterhead, only 17 miles.
The shopping facilities cater for everyday needs, including a large Tesco Store, and amenities include several banks, churches, hotels and restaurants. There is also a large, modern health centre, as well as leisure and sporting facilities which include fishing, golf, rugby, bowling, indoor racquet courts, fitness clubs, all weather floodlit pitch and swimming pool. Ellon has several primary schools and a new community Academy.
Aberdeen is some 13 miles away, and provides all the leisure, recreational and entertainment facilities expected from the oil capital of Europe. It also provides good transport links with a mainline railway station and is host to an airport providing both domestic and international flights. Many very reputable private schools are located within the city including Robert Gordons College, Albyn School & St Margaret's School for Girls.
Ellon Castle is a beautiful category B listed Mansion House set within secluded private grounds of approx. 3.5 acres. As one would expect, this home is accessed through the listed gate piers and up the tree lined drive way and dates back to the 1700's; at one time was owned by Sir James Reid, the private physician to Queen Victoria. Over the years the property has undergone extensive & sympathetic renovation to retain the traditional charm and original period character, yet introducing the contemporary modern features expected of a family home. Standing within the grounds is the Coach House, which has proven to be ideal as staff accommodation or for those looking for additional space to work from home or accommodate additional family members.
Bound by parks, mature woodland and rolling lawns, the setting and grounds of Ellon Castle offer a high degree of privacy and space.
Upon entering the home you enter the front hall which has two large windows and a beautiful period marble floor. This area leads you through to the hall area and in turn the sitting room. The sitting room is a very spacious and comfortable room with south facing large windows and the original oak fireplace with cast iron 'Hunter' wood burning stove, also serving the study. Leading through from the sitting room you will find a traditional cloak room and a charming study room which has French doors leading outside to the terraced garden. This room is also serviced by the 'Hunter' wood burning stove.
The truly impressive dining room and drawing room are combined within an expansive L shaped room enjoying a west facing outlook to the front of the property. The dining area has a door to the butler pantry and the drawing room area has a beautiful large original stone fireplace with open fire and a stunning bay window with seating. The family dining kitchen is a superb space and has been fitted with high quality units and black granite work tops. The central island is a great working area and there is plenty of space for a large family dining table and chairs. The Aga is set within the original sandstone wide arched fireplace and there are two large windows overlooking the garden terrace. From the kitchen you directly access the wine cellar located within the circular tower and with stone shelves and flag stone flooring.
Entering from the rear of the house there is a vestibule, rear hall and an enormous boot room with shelving and coat hanging area. Finally on the ground floor you will also find a utility room with exposed floor boards, large window and space for various appliances.
Leading up the main stairs to the first floor you will firstly find the master suite. This comprised a beautiful bedroom with walk in wardrobe and circular dressing room situated within the turret. The ensuite is on open plan with the bedroom and has a free standing claw feet bath and a delightful south facing outlook with window seat. Continuing to the south side of the house there is a double bedroom with bay window and dual aspect over the garden grounds, double bedroom again with a southerly aspect and corner vanity sink and finally a double bedroom with built in wardrobes. A large charming bathroom, with free standing bath and shower attachments, serves the bedrooms to the south side and has direct access from bedroom 3.
The north side of the house continues with a choice of superb bedrooms including a stunning double bedroom with west facing windows and a view up the driveway and gardens. There is a double bedroom with a dual aspect and an ensuite shower room and finally a double bedroom with interesting curved wall and ensuite shower room. Lastly on this level you will find a further shower room and the original gun room, which would be ideal as a further study or store room.
The coach house stands within the grounds and is adjacent to the main house. It has a separate private entrance and the accommodation includes; entrance hall, spacious lounge on open plan with the kitchen area, full sized double bedroom with built in wardrobes, rear hall with walk in cupboard and finally a bathroom with bath and shower attachments. The coach house is considered ideal as an office, staff accommodation or a granny annexe. The coach house benefits from its own power supply, gas central heating system & council tax banding.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Ellon Castle stands in delightful extensive grounds of approx. 3.5 acres., which offer high levels of privacy and seclusion as well as great amenity. These beautiful tended grounds are bound by walled gardens, mature woodland and the Deer Park to the south. The grounds enjoy a combination of rolling lawns, path ways, carefully tended shrubs & plants and a large west facing paved patio area. Of particular note is the 'Victorian' ladies terrace which we understood was a favourite of Queen Victoria.
The gravelled driveway leading past the house to the rear driveway through further 'A' listed gates and provides parking for several cars. There is a charming paved courtyard area complete with a large wood store and a granite storage bothy. The single garage has an electric door and there is security lighting and water tap.
Main House & Coach House
Water - Mains
Drainage - Mains
Electricity - Mains
Heating - Gas Central Heating
Ellon Castle 547 sqm
Coach House 78 sqm
The EPC rating for Ellon Castle is 'E'.
The EPC rating for the Coach House is 'E'.
COUNCIL TAX BANDING
The council tax banding for Ellon Castle is 'G'.
The council tax banding for the Coach House is 'B'.
VIEWING AND FURTHER INFORMATION
Viewing is by arrangement only, all enquiries or requests for further information should be directed to the Sole Selling Agents, Galbraith Group, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, AB15 9SP. Telephone enquiries should be made to Hannah Christiansen on 01224 860 710 or by email to Aberdeen@galbraithgroup.com.
From Aberdeen travel north out the city on the A90. Upon approaching Ellon turn left at the roundabout onto the B9005. After a short drive you will enter the town of Ellon. Continue over the bridge and at the roundabout turn right onto Market Street and then right again onto Castle Road. The entrance to Ellon Castle is a short distance ahead on the left hand side.