Accessed through white, wrought-iron gates, there’s something quite striking about Monearn.
Built in 1900, the property holds the level of character and beauty it did at birth. Its winding stairway echoes that of grand manors from another lifetime, while its detailed cornicing and large bay windows are something hard to come by in today’s market.
Sitting in the heart of Aberdeenshire, the four-bed home near Crathes, Banchory, offers its owners breathtaking views and an abundance of rural countryside to enjoy.
Secluded in private land, the property’s focal point is its splendid conservatory at the front of the house. Boasting a homely terracotta tiled floor and under-floor heating, the bright and airy room looks over the surrounding nature.
The vast amount of light the area attracts combined with the open windows makes those sitting in it feel as if they are outdoors – without having to brace the harsh cold on winter days.
A corner eye-level wood-burning stove set within a cast-iron chimney with log store below gives the area its warmth.
Its kitchen features the coveted Aga oven and the room’s blue, classic wooden units contrast perfectly with the same terracotta floor of the conservatory and contribute to the chamber’s cottage-themed decor.
Exploring the rest of the exquisite abode, the stairs lead to the north and south mezzanine where a central stained-glass ceiling window catches the eye.
Two of the bedrooms are in prime position to take full advantage of the magnificent views while offering ample storage space and freedom in furnishing.
At the back of the home, a two-bedroom cottage boasting a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and integral garage adds value to the dream-like residence, which is currently on the market for offers over £775,000.
Contact Aberdein Considine on 01224 589589.