Echt, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 7AB

Offers Over £750,000

1 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • Impressive Georgian country house
  • 3 reception rooms. 5 + 2 bedrooms
  • Fine period features throughout
  • Special traditional family home
  • Walled garden & courtyard
  • 1 acre of beautiful garden grounds

Glenecht is a fine period Grade B Listed Georgian family home, dating back to 1805 and stands proudly amongst beautiful gardens and grounds of around 1 acre. Formerly the Manse of Echt and sitting on the outskirts of the village, known as South Kirkton of Echt, this stunning country house has been exceptionally well maintained by the present owners for over 30 years and is presented to the market in exceptional condition. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and extends from the rear, creating an abundance of space and plenty of scope for multi-generational living if one requires. The house retains many of the period features one would expect including fireplaces, tall sash & case windows and imposing high ceilings, whilst also offering comfortable modern family living.One enters through the front porch into the main reception hall. This welcoming entrance provides individual access to all the principal rooms on the ground floor. To one side there is the formal drawing room, a beautiful warm room with open fire and three tall windows. To the other side is the formal dining room, again with an open fire flanked by tall windows and a comfortable formal ambience for entertaining.The wonderful open-plan dining kitchen/family room, warmed by the Aga and the woodburning stove, is the real heart of this delightful country home and benefits from bespoke ‘Neptune’ units, solid wood worktops, Neff oven, induction hob and Bosch dishwasher. With ample space to cook, dine and relax this is a charming space for all to enjoy.A cloakroom is conveniently located on the ground floor and an office room overlooks the garden, offering a quiet and private space to work from home. The laundry room is a practical room with space for various appliances and leads through to the garden room. The garden room is a beautiful room flooded with natural light and with doors opening to the sheltered south-facing courtyard garden. This room is incredibly versatile and spacious with stairs leading up to a further home office room on the first floor. The original principal staircase leads to the first floor landing and in turn to the bedroom accommodation. The principal bedroom has a southwest aspect and enjoys built in wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom with underfloor heating. Furthermore this bedroom has a dressing room. Bedroom two has a lovely outlook over the rear garden and has an original fireplace. Completing the accommodation on the first floor are three further double bedrooms, one with an adjoining dressing room or nursery, and there is the modern family bathroom with underfloor heating as well as a further, separate W.C. & shower room. A further stair leads to the second floor where there are two loft/office rooms, also suitable for extra bedrooms.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Porch, reception hall, sitting room, dining room, dining kitchen/family room, cloakroom, laundry room and office. Garden room and home office.First Floor: Principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room. Bedroom 2, bedroom 3 with dressing room, bedroom 4 and bedroom 5. Family bathroom. Separate shower room & W.C.Second Floor: Two loft/office rooms/bedrooms.GARDEN GROUNDSTo the south side of the house is a sheltered garden and courtyard garden ideal for sitting out during the warmer months and the well-stocked flower beds & borders make for an idyllic setting. Also lying adjacent to the house and accessed from the laundry room is the kitchen garden with raised beds for vegetables, fruit and flowers and a paved area for al fresco eating.To the north side is the outstanding walled garden with fruit trees on south facing walls, deep flower beds and a large lawn with a charming old apple tree. Continuing round to the east side behind the outbuildings is an area of grass, fully fenced and with a scattering of mature trees. This area also has a polytunnel, wood storage and compost area.Glenecht enjoys an in and out driveway, with the entrances to the north and south, both flanked by granite stone pillars. Parking is available on the drive to the front of the main house and along the south and east boundaries. A gate leads from the SE onto a delightful, grassed country lane.OUTBUILDINGSAdjoining the main house, and accessible internally through the garden room, are various traditional outbuildings. There is a workshop, a garage with double doors (formerly the cart shed), various storage rooms and the original stables. There is also the charming former Groom’s Room which is used as a potting shed.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Property GlenechtWater MainsElectricity MainsDrainage Septic TankTenure FreeholdHeating Oil HeatingCouncil Tax Band HEPC Band FWe understand Glenecht benefits from excellent wifi speed of around 50mbps.SITUATIONThe village of Echt lies 11 miles west of Aberdeen and 7 miles from Westhill and Banchory. Inverurie is also only 11 miles. It is an especially desirable location for those working in and around Westhill and Aberdeen and for those wanting countryside living in a beautiful rural area village, with easy access to nearby towns.Aberdeen City is a 20-minute drive and provides all the transport links, leisure, recreational and entertainment facilities expected from the oil capital of Europe. The mainline railway station provides a good service to Edinburgh and onwards to London, and Aberdeen International Airport provides both domestic and international flights. The airport can be reached by car comfortably within 20 minutes from Glenecht.Amenities in Echt include a village shop and post office, a church, village hall, primary school and nursery, a first-class Indian restaurant, and a six-acre community park with playgrounds and playing fields. There are also many fine country walks nearby and a 9-hole golf course in the nearby Dunecht Estate. Within a 10-minute drive are three historic National Trust properties, Castle Fraser, Crathes Castle, and Drum Castle, all offering lovely woodland walks, gardens, nature trails and play areas.Schooling is provided at Echt Primary School as well as the nursery, both a short walk from the property, whilst secondary education is catered for at the modern Alford Academy. Private education is available in Aberdeen at Robert Gordon’s, St. Margaret’s school for Girls, Albyn School and the International School of Aberdeen, all easily reached within a 30 minute drive.