Dess 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 only a short walk away through Westerton Woods, directly across from Drumduan Mill. In only a few minutes you can enjoy 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.
Undoubtedly one of the finest steading conversions in Aberdeenshire, Drumduan Mill is an outstanding home with an east/west raised position and stunning open views of the surrounding countryside. Thoughtful, creative design and refurbishment over the last 3 years has produced a very special home with clever use of space and light to create interesting open plan living space, whilst large carefully placed windows frame the countryside views. An exceptional standard of finish is evident throughout with extensive use of solid oak wood, crisp white walls, luxury wood burning stoves and high vaulted ceilings. The marvellous family dining kitchen and most of the five bathrooms have been replaced with luxurious suites ensuring the entire home oozes quality. First and foremost, Drumduan Mill is an exceptionally comfortable, spacious and flowing family home. Its two floors and the combination of superior quality, luxury finish and comforts for modern day living work perfectly.
The double door entrance is stunning with solid oak woodwork and striking staircase whilst full height French doors immediately frame the garden. Turning to the left you immediately capture sight of the dining kitchen fitted with quality shaker style units, solid oak block work tops and the beautiful black 'Aga' range cooker. The central island gives a great socialising area and the dining area is a bright generous space. Beyond this room is the family snug complete with contemporary wood burning stove and large picture windows showing the woodlands beyond. From the dining area stairs lead you to the upper gallery which takes you to the additional lounge. This room is filled with natural light from the two sky light windows and west facing picture window. The vaulted ceiling with contemporary beams creates a feeling of space and there is a luxury wood burning stove. Also on this level is the studio which also works perfectly as a home office. Returning to the kitchen you will find the large utility room, with external door to the garden, and luxury integrated coffee machine, additional oven and fridge/freezer, all of which will remain together with the washing machine, tumble dryer and AGA range cooker. Also to this side of the home you will find the family bathroom, beautifully fitted with a free standing almond shaped bath, encased by stunning solid oak panelling and flooring. Walk in contemporary shower cubicle, wash hand basin and toilet.
The master bedroom is an exceptionally large double bedroom with two full height windows giving an outlook to the garden. The dressing area has good fitted wardrobe space and leads you through to the en-suite shower room with double walk in cubicle. Bedroom two and bedroom three also enjoy an outlook to the garden and are both full sized, beautifully presented double bedrooms with contemporary en-suite shower rooms. One of which has built in wardrobes. Bedroom four is also a double sized room and is currently used as a home office. Finally on the ground floor you will find the boot room / utility room. This is an extremely handy spacious room and has an external door to the front of the house. The shaker style units and solid oak block work tops match those in the dining kitchen to give continuity.
Returning to the main entrance hall, solid oak stairs lead you to additional upper level. Here you will find bedroom five which is of excellent proportions and has two sky light windows drawing in natural light. To the far end of this room there is a large dressing area with extensive bespoke wardrobes and in turn leads to the en-suite bathroom. This bathroom has both an encased bath and separate shower cubicle.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Drumduan Mill is set within extensive garden grounds which extend from the front of the property round to the rear and are mostly bound by a traditional dry stone dyke. There are large grass lawns, scattered young trees and gravel chipped patios adjacent to the house. A right of access is given up the track from the main road to the property and ample parking is available to the front.
CURRENT PLANNING PERMISSION
There is currently full planning permission in place for the creation of an additional front porch with canopy area and a detached double garage with wood store. All plans and documentation can be viewed on Aberdeenshire Council website www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk using planning reference number APP/2014/4011. Alternatively they are available upon request from the selling agent.
Water Private Supply
Drainage Private Septic tank
Heating Oil with under floor heating to the ground
Floor space 346 sqm
The EPC rating for Drumduan Mill is 'C'.
COUNCIL TAX BANDING
The council tax banding for Drumduan Mill is 'G'.
VIEWING AND FURTHER INFORMATION
Viewing is by arrangement only, all enquiries or requests for further information should be directed to the Sole Selling Agents, CKD Galbraith, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, AB15 9SP. Telephone enquiries should be made to Hannah Christiansen on 01224 860 710 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel west along the A93 North Deeside Road, passing through Banchory and Kincardine O'Neil. Approx. one mile after the village, turn right at the signpost for Lumphanan, Alford and Craigievar Castle. Follow this road for approx. 1 mile and on the left hand side you will see a track sign posted for Drumduan Mill.