Straloch House EstateNewmachar, Aberdeenshire, AB21 0RW
Offers Over £2,700,000
- ‘A’ Listed Country House
- 3 public. 15 Bedrooms. Billiard Room & Gym
- Secluded & Private
- Outbuildings & Private Chapel
- Walled garden with waterfall & lochan
- Around 240 acres in total.
- Easy reach of an International Airport
STRALOCH HOUSEOriginally built around 1780, Straloch House is a beautiful Category ‘A’ listed mansion house sat in the heart of the private estate grounds and woodland. Particularly handsome, the main front elevation has a southerly aspect with a symmetrical design and attractive stone steps leading to the front door. The centre block continues through to both the East and West wing at right angles and this clever flow ensures the wing accommodation is part of the main house, or equally is separated if preferred. The centre of the home primarily houses the reception rooms and main bedrooms, whilst both the West and East wing have selfcontained access and almost mirroring accommodation.The present owners fell in love with Straloch House Estate in 2009 and since then have thoughtfully and carefully refurbished the mansion house to an exemplarily standard. Primary areas were addressed first and foremost including a new roof across the main house and wings, new central heating systems and new timber windows. Following this, the inside of the home was refurbished including hand crafted kitchen, luxury bathrooms, beautiful open fires, elegant decor and Italian marble floor tiles to the ground floor, to only name a few. The entire scope of work has been completed to an exceptional standard, for which Straloch House and its stature deserves. Thus, allowing any potential buyer of Straloch House Estate the rare opportunity to acquire a historic mansion house in impeccable condition.Beyond the main house there is a separate detached gate lodge, private historic chapel and laundry building with garage. Straloch House looks proudly over its rolling policy grounds and private lochan, whilst the beautiful walled garden offers an air of tranquillity and charm. Paths, bridges and streams meander through the established woodland and garden grounds, whilst the outdoor hot tub house adds a modern luxury. Straloch House is approached via electric gates and a tarmac driveway. The private entrance driveway is flanked by the estates private land and woodland and sweeps round the house to the main parking area. MAIN ACCOMMODATIONLower Ground Floor: Gym, play room, beauty room, wine cellar, office, store room & boiler room. Ground Floor: Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, billiard room, dining kitchen, utility room & cloakroom.First Floor: Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, three double bedrooms, one with dressing room. Bathroom.Second Floor: 4 double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room & kitchen.WEST WINGGround Floor: Lounge, dining kitchen & cloakroom.First Floor: Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and bedroom with cloak room.Second Floor: Two double bedrooms. EAST WINGGround Floor: Lounge, dining kitchen & Shower room.First Floor: Two double bedrooms and cloakroom.Second Floor: Two double bedrooms and cloakroom.POLICIES & GARDEN GROUNDSThe policies and garden grounds at Straloch House Estate have been carefully laid out and maintained with rolling lawns surrounding the main house and many fine specimen trees scattered throughout offering a high degree of privacy and shelter. A variety of paths and bridges meander through the grounds and a small stream from the Burn of Straloch runs through the northern gardens and woodland. Many a paths have been created through the woodland allowing you to enjoy the peaceful grounds with ease and various tracks allow for vehicles to attend for maintenance and felling. A sheltered courtyard lies nearest the house to the rear with a large water fountain and there is a stylish decked area with large timber hot tub shelterand outdoor relaxation area.WALLED GARDENThe Walled Garden extends to approximately 2 acres and lies to the north of the main house. With high imposing stone walls, the walled garden is a vast sheltered area with huge potential and with a variety of trees, shrubs and hedging. There are door entrances from both the North & South side and the original drive way to the house runs parallel to the walled garden on the east side and could easily be restored to create an alternative entrance to the estate.LOCHANThe charming lochan is positioned to the South and attracts a wide range of wildlife throughout the year.OUTBUILDINGSLocated to the East of the main house is the laundry being a traditional detached stone building with loft storage.GARAGEAdjoining the laundry building is a single garage and dog run.PRIVATE CHAPELWith an elevated position and nestled on the edge of the woodland, the private chapel is positioned to the south east of the main house and is a charming private chapel dating back to around 1908. The chapel was built by Mrs Irvine of Drum in a quaint style with granite walls and slate roof. Laced in ivy, the chapel retails many original features internally including the parquet flooring and high vaulted ceiling.GATE LODGELocated at the main entrance to Straloch House Estate, this is a pretty and attractive cottage with charming diamond pane windows and over hanging eaves. The Gate Lodge would be ideal as staff accommodation, as a holiday let opportunity or as additional accommodation.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Hall, sitting room, kitchen, two and bathroom.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Straloch House Water Mains Electricity Mains Drainage Septic Tank Heating OilCouncil Tax Band H EPC EGate Lodge Water Mains (private supply pipe) Mains Drainage Septic Tank Heating Electric Council Tax Band DEPC GThree separate electricity supplies; one to the main house and one to each wing. The same applies for the central heating system with the main house, west wing and east wing on individual systems.HISTORIC SCOTLANDThe following are listed as being of architectural or historic interest.Straloch House Category AGate Lodge Category BWalled Garden Category CPolicies Category CLANDArable /parklandExtends to around 108.85 acres (44.05 hectares) or thereby and comprises a mixture of arable and grazing land.WoodlandExtends to around 67.78 acres (27.42) hectares) or thereby ranging from mature deciduous trees in the policies to the replanted Middleton Wood.SITUATIONStraloch House Estate is located North-West of Aberdeen and enjoys a highly private and sheltered position surrounded by its own expansive parkland and well established woodland, yet is only 5 miles from Aberdeen International Airport, creating a perfect balance. The closest village of Newmacher is only 2.4 miles away and provides excellent day-to-day amenities including shops, chemist, sport centre, library, post office and thriving communitywith numerous clubs and societies. Schooling is provided at Newmacher Primary School whilst secondary education is catered for at Dyce Academy. Lying approximately 10 miles to the South-East is the city of Aberdeen which offers endless art, culture and events including His Majesty’s Theatre and the recently re-opened Aberdeen Art Gallery, which has undergone a once-in-a-life-time £30mtransformation. There are restaurants, bars, coffee shops and major national retailers together with a railway and bus station. Private education is available in Aberdeen at Robert Gordon’sCollege, St. Margaret’s school for Girls, Albyn School and the International School of Aberdeen.Straloch House Estate is well connected with Aberdeen International Airport located only 5 miles away with regular domestic flights within the UK, particularly to London Heathrow. There are also daily flights out with the UK to many international locations including Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands,connecting you onwards around the world. Daytime & overnight sleeper train services are available at Aberdeen Railway Station. Aberdeen Western Peripheral route is only 5 miles away providing easy access to other major Scottish cities including Edinburgh, 2 hours 30 minutes, and Glasgow, 2 hours 40 minutes.