Dess, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5BD

Offers Over £650,000

3 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • 5 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms
  • Luxury finish and contemporary design
  • Modern outbuilding & 2 car ports
  • Grounds of around 3 acres in total
  • Idyllic Royal Deeside location

Meadowbrae is a luxury detached family home located within the idyllic Royal Deeside area of Aberdeenshire, offering the countryside lifestyle in abundance. Aboyne and Banchory are both only a short drive away and the property enjoys enjoying a raised position with stunning open views of the surrounding countryside. Completed in 2019 and with an NHBC certificate for a further 6 years, Meadowbrae offers a carbon neutral, low maintenance home built to an exceptional standard. Great thought was given by the present owners to the flow, design and appearance of the property to ensure it was sympathetic to its Royal Deeside location in beautiful Aberdeenshire, yet offers the contemporary features and aspects required of modern living.The vestibule has glazed double doors opening into the man reception hall. Given its generous size, this area has worked well as a dining hall for the present owners. Double doors again lead you through to the main living room. A beautifully styled room with large windows and door out to the garden. Bedroom 5 is a very spacious room, which could also be used as a home office or additional play room, and overlooks the garden with a south west aspect. A boot room/utility room offers a handy entrance to the side of the house and has fitted units & work tops of the same style and quality as the kitchen. A further laundry room is a useful space and accessed from the main entrance hall. The bathroom on the ground floor has been beautifully fitted with a free standing bath and separate walk in contemporary shower cubicle. The wall facing you as you enter has stunning solid oak panelling to half height and extensive mirrored cabinet storage. The outstanding feature of this home is the incredible dining kitchen on partial open plan with the beautiful dining and family room. The kitchen has been fitted with quality shaker style units, solid oak block work tops and an eye catching electric grey ‘Aga’ range cooker. The central island gives a great socialising area and has an overhang with stools creating an informal dining space. Beyond the kitchen is the incredible dining and family room with high vaulted ceilings, three sky light windows creating a feeling of space and light and the wood burning stove creating a cosy feel. Large picture windows frame the outdoors and patio doors open directly out to the garden.As one continues upstairs the landing has 3 skylight windows drawing in light and leads to all the remaining individual bedrooms and bathrooms. First we have the master bedroom with two double wardrobes and a luxury ensuite. The ensuite has a corner shower unit and the wash hand basin and toilet are set within the solid oak panelling. There are two further equally spacious double bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes and both with windows showing two aspects. The fourth bedrooms is a further generous room, also thought ideal as a study. All rooms are beautifully finished and presented. The main family bathroom continues the luxury style of the previous bathrooms, with free standing roll top bath and corner shower unit, whilst the wash hand basin and toilets are set within the stylish solid oak panelling. Meadowbrae also offers the ‘countryside good life’ loved and desired by many, with grounds extending to around 3 acres in total providing space for outdoor enjoyment, kitchen gardens and the paddock for small animals. The equestrian aspect is perfect for those wanting their horses to live alongside them, including a view of the paddock from many windows within the house and the outbuilding having the provision for several stables.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Vestibule, hall, living room, dining kitchen, dining/family room, bedroom 5, bathroom, laundry room and boot room.First Floor: Master bedroom with ensuite shower room, bedroom 2, bedroom 3. Bedroom 4 and main family bathroom.GARDEN GROUNDS & LANDThe south west facing garden grounds offer a wonderful outdoor space with a large patio lying closest to the house. The sheltered patio can accommodate a range of outdoor furniture and the grass lawn continues round to the front of the house making for an attractive approach. Large gravel chipped area to the North side of the house provides plentiful parking.The fenced paddock extends to around 1.6 acres and lies immediately to the front of the house.OUTBUILDINGThe substantial outbuilding has power, water and a pedestrian entrance door and two separate double sliding doors. This outbuilding is extremely versatile and can be used as car garaging, workshop and/or stabling, with the provision for 2/3 stable stalls depending on size. To either end of the modern building are two car ports with external lighting and power sockets.POTENTIAL ADDITIONSAt the time planning permission was granted for Meadowbrae the application included permission to replace the detached bothy with a big 2 car garage and home office/garden room. This could potentially offer ancillary accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. Although this additional building was not required by the present owners, it gives any purchaser the option to add this if required.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Water MainsElectricity MainsDrainage Septic TankTenure FreeholdHeating Air Source HeatingCouncil Tax Band GEPC Band CUnderfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor.SITUATIONDess lies on the North side of the River Dee and is located within the heart of Royal Deeside between the towns of Banchory, only 10 miles, and Aboyne, 4 miles. The location offers an array of outdoor leisure activities including fishing on the River Dee, horse riding, mountain biking, forest and hill walking, gliding, canoeing, shooting and snowboarding. The Deeside way is located a short walk away and also very close by is the trail along the North banks of the River Dee by foot or bike. Schooling is provided at either Kincardine O’Neil Primary School or Lumphanan Primary School whilst secondary education is catered for at Aboyne Academy. Private education is a short commute towards Aberdeen including Robert Gordon’s, St. Margaret’s school for Girls, Albyn School and the International School of Aberdeen. Lathallan Private School is also located approx 30 miles to the south of Aberdeen.Aberdeen is some 24 miles, 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.