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Waterton House

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 9QQ

Offers Over £700,000


  • 4 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms

  • Highly desirable property in sought after area of Ellon

  • Exquisite décor and presence throughout

  • Breathtakingly beautiful grounds spanning to 1.5 acres

  • Outstanding outbuildings and timber log cabin

  • Acreage 1.5 Acres

Dating back to about 1850, Waterton House is a charming detached country home. Sympathetically modernised and upgraded throughout, the finery of its heritage is very much still evident. Substantial historical documentation provides much information about the surrounding estate and there …

Dating back to about 1850, Waterton House is a charming detached country home. Sympathetically modernised and upgraded throughout, the finery of its heritage is very much still evident. Substantial historical documentation provides much information about the surrounding estate and there is mention of the architect who had the vision for the house, which was the renowned Aberdeenshire architect John Smith. Born into a dynasty or architects, the family have become synonymous for their fine Granite work and there are links to the Royal family with commissions undertaken at Balmoral. The Gothic Tudor style is beautifully represented with a most commanding front elevation at Waterton House. Upon ascending the driveway the vista is truly spectacular with the house standing proud in a wraparound garden with a panoramic view to a multitude of majestic trees, shrubs and meandering formal gardens. Stretching to approx. 1.5 acres the grounds offer a wonderful haven for all the family. Ample seating areas prove places to sit and take in the tranquil surroundings. The addition of comprehensive outbuildings, such as the striking log cabin, offer space to entertain and really make the most of all grounds throughout the changing seasons. The current owners have tastefully cultivated a family home to relax and enjoy to the fullest. There is a good degree of privacy offered within the grounds, yet the location offers easy access to a wealth of local amenities. Waterton House really is a special home both inside and out, offering any discerning buyer the joy of country living with all the extra luxuries of a modern family home.

A beautiful commanding hard wood door with stained glass panels opens into a vestibule with attractive mosaic tiling providing a taste of what the house has to offer internally. This impressive reception hallway has a delightful presence, a superb light tunnel bathes the area with an abundance of natural light, and the herringbone oak flooring is most impressive with light wall decor contrasting well. Flowing naturally from the main hallway, the dining room has a bay window providing a superb garden aspect, this expansive room is completely versatile as an informal family space or for larger formal dining and entertaining occasions. The decor is most tasteful with subtle wall paper representing the Strawberry Thief design by William Morris. The window to the front perfectly frames the garden view. Sash and case windows have been recently renewed with fully working shutters to either side. The dining kitchen is located to the rear of the dining room with access from the main hall also. Presented in a modern style the dining kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of base and wallunits, complemented by extensive work surfaces. There is a good range of kitchen appliances with an induction hob and overhead extractor. Fitted wine storage surrounds the American Fridge Freezer and a large shelved book case creates an attractive aspect whilst providing storage space as desired. For everyday domestic tasks there is a large utility room fitted with an extensive range of base and wall units with contrasting work surfaces and additional kitchen appliances. A cloakroom is fitted with a white WC and wash hand basin are most handily located adjacent with a rear door giving alternative access from the surrounding driveway. The front facing sitting room benefits from an elegant atmosphere with triple aspect windows, light carpeting and decor enhancing a fresh and airy aspect. The fireplace with log burner creates a striking focal point and adds to the grandeur of the room. Family accommodation continues with a rear snug like lounge which offers more informal space and a wood burner gives a cosy feel to the room. French doors lead from the lounge to a lovely conservatory with access to the garden grounds enhancing the inside/ outside flow. On the upper floor the charming principal bedroom has been presented immaculately. Two recessed wardrobes combine with fitted cupboards providing excellent storage space. Bedrooms three and four have generous dimensions and are equally versatile and well-presented rooms. Bedrooms two and five are superb with a front facing aspect and delightful views over to the multitude of mature trees in the garden. A separate shower room and beautiful expansive bathroom with free standing roll top bath complete the upper accommodation.

Please note that the fridge freezer in the kitchen and light fitting in the snug are not included in the sale but may be available by separate negotiation and that other items of furniture and garden machinery may also be available by separate negotiation.

ACCOMMODATION
Ground Floor: entrance vestibule, hallway, living room, dining room, dining kitchen, sitting room with conservatory off, utility room, WC apartment, rear vestibule.

First Floor: 5 bedrooms, bathroom with WC, shower room with WC.

GARDEN GROUNDS
A gated private tree lined driveway leads to a large turning and parking area for numerous vehicles. Areas of lawns have cultivated and mature flower borders and beds, majestic trees, shrub bushes and other colourful planting lead from the house down to a more dense area of the garden, creating a most secret area, a small burn and picturesque bridge are lovely finish to a most picturesque garden. There is a shed, garage and large car port immediately to the side of the property that is used for a variety of purposes. Viewers will be undoubtedly attracted to the large Timber Log Cabin to the rear of the property. This substantial dwelling offers a versatile outdoor facility, with a covered cooking and seating area. Grounds are bounded by post and wire fencing, ideal for pets and the current owners have planted a most productive orchard with both cooking and edible produce.

SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)
Property -Waterton House
Water -Mains
Electricity -Mains
Drainage-Septic Tank
Tenure -Freehold
Heating -Oil Band
Council Tax Band G
EPC-C

SITUATION
Waterton house is located just to the outskirts of Ellon. The town is a thriving country town on the banks of the River Ythan situated midway between Aberdeen and Peterhead and only 15 miles from Aberdeen Airport. There are ample shopping, sports and recreational facilities with excellent local amenities. Ellon also has a good academic reputation with three primary schools and the Ellon Academy Community Campus with sport and recreation facilities.