Thistle Lodge, Mains Of Logie

Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5LU

Offers Over £580,000

0.7 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 4

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • 4 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms
  • Impressive dining kitchen
  • Garden grounds & double garage
  • Around 0.70 of an acre
  • Beautiful views of Morven
  • In the Cairngorm National Park

Thistle Lodge sits in the Cairngorm National Park, an incredible location in beautiful Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire. With breath-taking scenery, lochs on your doorstep, endless walks and nature reserves to explore, this property offers an excellent opportunity for those buyers looking to escape the hustle & bustle of city living, to a retreat in the Scottish countryside. Thistle Lodge extends to over 380sqm and sits in around 0.70 acres of ground, and has undergone extensive refurbishment and upgrading by the present owners. Entering from the sunroom, which is a cosy space with wood burning stove, you can continue through to the outstanding dining kitchen. This room is an incredible space with exposed stone work, high vaulted ceiling with timber beams and of course the stunning, luxury kitchen units and stone worktops. Given the size of this room, it comfortably accommodates dining space and a window seating area to enjoy the beautiful open views. Continuing through into the main sitting room, this is another outstanding space with exposed stone wall with wood burning stove, bay window with window seating overlooking Morven and doors opening out to the garden grounds. This is undoubtedly a wonderful room for entertaining due to its size and high vaulted ceilings. Stairs from the lounge lead up to a versatile room, currently used as a bedroom but also ideal as a home office space. To this end of the house there is also a trendy bar room / office with under floor heating, cloakroom and door out to the garden. Returning to the main sun room entrance, you also have a cosy snug/family room and a couple of steps lead up to a lovely guest suite with double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with free standing bath and separate walk in shower. A few steps then lead you down to the extremely handy utility room area with store cupboard, cloakroom and direct access to the integral double garage. Furthermore, there is the very spacious & versatile family room, which could be a further bedroom, hobby room, or games room. As one continues upstairs there is the principle bedroom with extensive storage and ensuite bathroom, two further generous double bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes, and a further shower room.Thistle Lodge is a wonderful family home in a beautiful Deeside location, ideal as a main family home or as a second home, and early viewing is highly recommended.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Entrance hall, W.C., bar room/study, sitting room with wood burning stove, dining kitchen, snug, sun room with wood burning stove, bedroom with ensuite bathroom, utility room, further W.C. and family room / hobby room.First Floor: Principle bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and shower room.GARDEN GROUNDSThistle Lodge sits in around 0.70 of an acre in total. The rear garden is raised and fully enclosed with a south west aspect and open views towards Morven. Plenty parking on the stone chip drive way and this leads round to the double integral garage.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)PropertyWater MainsElectricity MainsDrainage Septic TankHeating Oil CHCouncil Tax Band GEPC Band DThistle Lodge has a quiet countryside location within the Cairngorm National Park and is on the edge of the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, where Loch Kinord and Burn O’Vat offer hidden Scottish gems and beautiful walking trails. Also a short distance away is Loch Davan, which is a protected bird sanctuary and attracts a variety of birdlife.The villages of Dinnet and Tarland are very close by, with the latter offering a small supermarket, chemist, coffee shop, two hotels, toy shop / post office, craft shop and village hall. Tarland has a primary school and golf course, along with the Tarland biking trails and is the start off point for the Tarland Way walk and cycle path. It is a popular centre for hill walkers, mountain bikers and tourists. Douneside House, part of the MacRobert Estate, has a local health club and fine dining restaurant.Seven miles away, Aboyne is an attractive small Victorian town in Royal Deeside. There is a supermarket, primary and secondary schooling and an excellent community centre providing theatre/cinema, full size swimming pool, badminton courts, library and gym. The town also has a health centre and a cottage hospital. Also seven miles away, Ballater plays host to a wide range of coffee shops, restaurants, specialist and everyday shopping. The Scottish residence to the Royal Family, Balmoral Castle, lies a mere 14 miles away and continues to attract local and global visitors. Ballater is well known for its proximity to a wide range of leisure pursuits, including golf, horse-riding, hunting and fishing along the River Dee, while the Old Deeside Railway track provides an excellent cycling or walking route towards Aberdeen. With winter sports available within the Cairngorm National Park at both Glenshee and Aviemore, the local area is also renowned for its splendid countryside and breath-taking scenery, most notably Lochnagar Mountain and the Loch Muick Reserve which provides excellent walking routes. The local bus service runs between Ballater and Aberdeen City, where the nearest railway station is located. Aberdeen International Airport has daily flights to London and across Europe.