Easter Skene House & Cottage

Skene, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6YB

Offers Over £1,300,000

29.96 acres

Bedroom Count icon 6

Reception Count icon 4

Bathroom Count icon 4

  • 4 Reception Rooms. 6 bedrooms. 4 Bathrooms
  • Two bedroom Nanny/ Staff accommodation wing
  • Charming 3 bedroom Gardener’s Cottage
  • Sweeping driveway, grass lawns & mature woodland
  • Private position & open views of Loch of Skene
  • Easy access to Aberdeen City & other major cities

Easter Skene House is an impressive ‘B’ Listed Victorian country house built in 1832 and designed by Scottish Architect, John Smith, Aberdeen’s most prominent architect. Positioned perfectly to the south west to capture an outstanding open view of Loch of Skene, Easter Skene House sits within around 30 acres of garden grounds and woodland offering privacy and space. The house has a harled finish under a slate roof, 4 bay windows including the two storey porch entrance, and circular conical-roofed tower.The two imposing public rooms to the front of the house, the drawing room and dining room, are what one would expect of Easter Skene House. Incredibly high ceilings, fine period features and outstanding views, combining to offer wonderful entertaining space. The most impressive entrance hall provides access to both public rooms and sets the tone for the entire house & setting. The library offers a cosier, more relaxed space, as does the family TV room to the rear of the house. The large kitchen has an easterly outlook enjoying the morning sun.One continues up the beautiful main staircase to the first floor, where you will find all bedrooms. The principal bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and the option of a dressing room. A further bedroom enjoys an ensuite bathroom, whilst the remaining 3 bedrooms are serviced by 2 further bedrooms.To the rear of the main house there is a nanny or staff accommodation which comprises a lounge on open plan to the kitchen and a rear staircase leading up to two bedrooms and a bathroom. Should staff accommodation not be required, then these rooms can easily be incorporated within the main house to offer additional space.ACCOMMODATIONMain House Ground Floor: Vestibule, Drawing room, Dining room, Library, TV Room, Dining Kitchen, Laundry Room, Drying Room, Cloak Room.Nanny/ Staff Accommodation: Sitting room/ kitchen.Main House First Floor: Principal Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom. Bedroom Two with Ensuite Bathroom. Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6/ Dressing Room.Nanny/ Staff: Accommodation: Staff Bedroom 1, Staff Bedroom 2, Bathroom.Lower Ground Floor: Cellar with Boiler Room, Store Room & Wine Cellar.GARDENS & GROUNDSEaster Skene House sits within beautiful garden grounds and woodlands of around 29.96 acres (12.12 hectares), offering privacy & space. These grounds allow the house to have a wonderful peaceful setting encompassing the entire house and to maximise the outstanding open views towards Loch of Skene. Stone pillars mark the entrance to Easter Skene house with a sweeping drive, flanked by trees, leading round until the main house appears ahead of you through the trees. The formal arrival area to the front of the house offers plentiful parking and space to turn, whereas further parking is located to the rear of the house beside the garaging.A rolling grass lawn lies to the front of the main house with mature trees and rhododendrons. Beyond the front lawn to the south west is a 9 acre paddock edged by mature trees and to the west side of the house is mature woodland, known as Easter Skene Wood. There are natural paths through the grounds and woodlands surrounding Easter Skene House, offering a peaceful and tranquil outdoor space.OUTBUILDINGSDouble garage and adjoining single garage. These garages can be accessed internally from the main house. Two outdoor store rooms accessed externally.HISTORIC SCOTLANDEaster Skene House is ‘B’ Listed.GARDENER’S COTTAGETo the east of the main house is the discreet and charming Gardener’s Cottage. A traditional detached stone cottage extending over two floors. In need of modernisation throughout, this cottage allows any proprietor of Easter Skene House the opportunity to own additional accommodation within the grounds to serve a multi-generational living requirement, accommodation for visiting family & friends, or equally as staff accommodation.Ground Floor: Vestibule, Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Dining Room/Bedroom 3.First Floor: Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 & Bathroom.Gardens & GarageSERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Easter Skene HouseWater MainsElectricity MainsDrainage Septic TankTenure FreeholdHeating OilCouncil Tax Band HEPC Band FGardener’s CottageWater MainsElectricity MainsDrainage Septic TankTenure FreeholdHeating OilCouncil Tax Band DEPC Band FShould the purchaser of Easter Skene House not wish to purchase Gardener’s Cottage, it should be understood that the cottage will likely be sold to a third party on the open market, along with any necessary rights of access.SITUATIONEaster Skene House is located to the West of Aberdeen and enjoys a highly private and sheltered position surrounded by its own expansive grounds. The desirable location allows you to easily access Aberdeen city and the beautiful coastline to the east within 10 miles, or equally you can head west through the world renowned Royal Deeside and into the Cairngorms National Park in a 40 minute drive. Positioned on the edge of Kirkton of Skene, this charming village is only a short walk and has a lovely coffee shop selling local produce. The larger town of Westhill is only 3 miles away and offers an excellent range of amenities including Tesco, Marks and Spencer and Costco and further quality retail units. There are highly regarded primary and secondary schools and a range of restaurants, along with your everyday requirements of a dentist, doctor’s surgery, library, sports centre, swimming pool and 18 hole golf course. Westhill is also well placed for easy access to the business parks in Westhill, Kingswells and Dyce.The city of Aberdeen offers endless art, culture and events including His Majesty’s Theatre and the highly popular new Aberdeen Art Gallery, which has undergone a once-in-a-life-time £30m transformation. 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’s College, St. Margaret’s School for Girls, Albyn School and the International School of Aberdeen. Easter Skene House is well connected with Aberdeen International Airport located only 7 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 40 minutes, and Inverness, 2 hours 30 minutes.