Upper Kennerty Mill in Peterculter, a historic former water powered grain mill situated on the banks of the Culter Burn, tucked away in a valley to the west of Aberdeen. With an idyllic setting, this category B listed building has …
Upper Kennerty Mill in Peterculter, a historic former water powered grain mill situated on the banks of the Culter Burn, tucked away in a valley to the west of Aberdeen. With an idyllic setting, this category B listed building has undergone a complete restoration and conversion project transforming the building into a luxury sustainable family home, with great consideration and respect to its history and setting. The design, by Annie Kenyon Architects, integrates many historical features and is both sympathetic and architecturally striking including a new contemporary extension. Original elements and features have been preserved and restored by highly skilled craftsmen, in particular the water wheels, lade bridges and water gates, and the core mill building looks much as it would have when it was built in 1838. Set in around 1 acre of grounds, its position on the banks of Culter Burn offers around 150m of river frontage and is a haven of peace and tranquillity attracting various wildlife including otters, red squirrels, ducks, red kites and lots of garden birds.
This special home offers very practical and well flowing accommodation across two main levels. The main entrance hall has a reading nook with picture window, and continues to the cosy whisky room, ideal for enjoying a favourite dram, or could be a fifth double bedroom. Continuing through there is the incredible open plan family kitchen & dining room with a glass viewing floor to the restored mill machinery below. The ultra-modern kitchen has sleek, clean lines and a central island with stone worktop and there is space for dining table and chairs, and casual seating too, if required. There are full pictures windows, perfectly placed to capture the beautiful outdoor setting, and has doors opening out to the courtyard patio area. A couple of small steps lead down to the main lounge; a stylish room with wood burning stove and traditional ceiling beams. A bespoke carved elm & glass staircase leads from this room up to the fourth double bedroom with ensuite shower room, making for a lovely guest suite which occupies the whole first floor of this wing. Returning to the main entrance hall there is a walk in pantry, utility room with plant cupboard and practical utility room completing the accommodation on the ground floor. The main bespoke elm & glass staircase in the entrance hall takes you up to the first floor level. The master suite is impressive with sky light windows, a dressing area and private luxury ensuite shower room. The second & third double bedroom are equally spacious and completing the accommodation is the luxurious family bathroom with free standing bath and separate walk in shower cubicle. An exciting feature of this home is the full-sized basement space with exterior access suitable for a wide variety of purposes.
This unique building has been transformed into a spectacular modern, contemporary family home complete with two water wheels and a glass viewing floor. Its heritage and legacy preserved and a sustainable future secured for this wonderful building, full of character where old and new blend seamlessly together.
Ground Floor: Entrance hall, lounge, dining kitchen, whisky snug / bedroom 5, utility room including plant cupboard, shower room and walk in pantry.
First Floor: Master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, double bedroom 2, double bedroom 3 and main family bathroom. Guest bedroom with ensuite shower room.
Lower Ground Floor: 3 storage / workshop rooms.
Sat in around 1 acre of grounds, Upper Kennerty Mill has a beautiful setting on the banks of the Culter burnwith around 150m of river frontage. Adjacent to the house is the raised courtyard patio area overlooking the natural garden, wildlife and river banks. The ideal spot for garden furniture and entertaining and a further lower sheltered courtyard lies to the rear on the lower ground floor. Discreet steps and charming bridges lead over to the large grass lawn and river banks. This extensive garden is a haven for wildlife & birds, with a scattering of mature trees, colourful flowers throughout spring and the calm of running water, all creating an idyllic outdoor space. Otters are occasionally seen as are Kingfishers, Dippers and Grey Wagtails. At the end of last year over forty salmon and sixty sea trout negotiated the weir in the garden, counted at the fish pass which has been constructed 600 meters up stream. The driveway offer off street parking for several cars.
SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)
Water - Mains
Drainage - Mains
Heating Air source heat pump
Council Tax - TBC
EPC - Band C
Peterculter is the most westerly suburb of Aberdeen, just at the gateway to Royal Deeside, and provides a good range of amenities, including independent shops, coffee shops, small supermarkets and a Marks & Spencer/BP filling station. There is a sports centre and gym and the very popular Peterculter 18 hole golf course is a stone’s throw away from Upper Kennerty Mill. A favourite amongst families is the Kippie Lodge Sports & Country Club and the tree lined old Deeside Railway line only a short walk away proving popular with walkers, cyclists and joggers alike. This walk takes you east to the city’s Duthie Park and west to Royal Deeside. Peterculter is also well known for its schools, with primary catered for at the local Culter Primary School and
secondary education at Cults Academy, in the neighbouring village. The International School of Aberdeen is located nearby at Pitfodels, only a 15 minute drive away. There is private schooling including Robert Gordon’s School, St Margaret’s, and Albyn School in the city centre. The property is conveniently situated for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, which has greatly improved travel both north and south of the city, with easier access to the airport and industrial hubs at Dyce, Bridge of Don and Westhill. The international airport offers regular flights to London and other UK and European cities. There are regular train services from Aberdeen.