Are you craving ‘the good life’? Look no further than the Straloch House Estate near Aberdeen which is a stunning property benefitting from almost 250 acres of parkland and its very own private chapel.
2020 has been a strange year. This year, more than any other in recent memory has caused people to think about what’s truly important, and quality of life has probably been the thing people have considered more than any other.
Anyone who’s been following the news will have no doubt seen that inner-city living is no longer regarded as a benefit and greenery and open space are now at the top of property buyers lists.
We all have our own vision of the ideal property ranging from a quaint bungalow or cottage up to an enormous private estate. For this article, we’re looking at the top end of the scale; a stunning estate near Aberdeen. And if your pockets are deep enough, we’re quite sure this property will meet all of your dreams and aspirations.
So what exactly has made us so excited? It’s the Straloch House Estate which is on the market with Galbraith and priced at offers over £2,950,000.
The estate comprises of a beautiful Georgian mansion surrounded by 244 acres of stunning landscaped parkland alongside woodland and grazing land. Imagine that, an incredible, spacious house with all that land, privacy, clean air and for less than the average terraced property in some parts of London.
If this wasn’t enough, the Straloch House Estate also has a private chapel and a ‘B’ listed two-bedroom gate lodge which would be a perfect place to quarantine guests before they enter your kingdom.
Are you feeling tempted? Well, we’ve only just begun. In the extensive grounds is a two-acre ‘C’ listed walled garden, 135 acres of woodland containing a variety of mature deciduous and specimen trees, a lochan (a small loch) and even a waterfall!
The main house was constructed around 1780. It has been fully restored by the present owners while maintaining the classical feel. The accommodation extends over four floors and includes fifteen bedrooms, three reception rooms, a gym and a billiards room with a bar.
In true Downton Abbey style, the property is divided into wings (east and west) and both are self-contained with separate electricity and heating systems.
Behind the house is a range of outbuildings including a garage, detached laundry building with plenty of loft storage and a dog run, not that you’ll need one with 240+ acres!
As we mentioned earlier, Straloch House Estate has its own private ivy draped chapel, which is situated in the historic kirkyard. A kirkyard is a Scottish term for a churchyard.
The chapel was built around 100 years ago. It is located on the edge of the woodland to the south-east of the main house. It would appear that the chapel is relatively untouched as still retains many of its original features including parquet flooring, and a vaulted ceiling with a slate roof.
Straloch House Estate is located just 13 miles from the bustling city of Aberdeen, which offers just about everything you’d need including an airport, mainline train station, schools, theatres, art galleries and concert venues.
If you’d like more information on the Straloch House Estate and to enquire about viewings, contact Galbraith via their website www.galbraithgroup.com.
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