Aberdeen is often described as a collection of villages – and picking the right one for your new home is perhaps the most important decision you can make.
The area of Mannofield, in the west end, is one of the most desirable addresses in the Granite City thanks to its quiet, tree-lined streets, green spaces and easy access to all that Aberdeen has to offer.
A new property on the market, 7 Morningside Terrace, gives flat-hunters the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful Mannofield lifestyle. On the market at offers over £190,000, the large, three-bedroom apartment occupies the entire upper floor of the building.
The entrance, located at the rear of the building for security and privacy, takes you to a stairway leading to the central hall and the living accommodation.
Through a glazed door is the living room. Pride of place is given to a Victorian white marble fireplace with cast-iron insert and period tiling.
The chimney is presently capped, but a gas line is in place to fuel a coal-effect fire if the new owner decides to add a further feature. Ornate plaster cornicing adds an imposing touch to the heart of the home.
The living room windows give a spectacular panorama over the River Dee to the hills beyond, a rare vista from an Aberdeen flat.
A cupboard in the living room houses the central-heating boiler, which owner Al Rogers said works reliably but is getting on in years and will be replaced prior to sale with a Worcester Bosch boiler, carrying a seven-year guarantee.
The bathroom, accessed through a short hall with a storage cupboard, features white tiling and walls painted in warm terracotta. It contains a three-piece white bathroom suite, with a shower above the bath.
In the large kitchen, a spectacular view adds some joy to washing-up duties, while white cabinets provide all the storage you’re likely to need. The appliances, including stainless-steel oven and hob and a dishwasher, are included in the sale. A cosy dining neuk off the food-preparation area provides the perfect setting for an intimate meal.
Three large double bedrooms, all with phone and TV sockets, complete the picture.
Storage is often a problem in apartments but plenty is on offer at 7 Morningside Terrace under the eaves and in the attic.
Mr Rogers, who is selling up to move abroad, said the flat was built around 1925 but he had it upgraded and insulated to provide the level of comfort required for modern living.
There are two flats beneath the apartment, and a third downstairs neighbour can make sure you’re always looking your best. The Dutch Salon hairdressers has been operating in Morningside Terrace for many years and serves a loyal clientele from Mannofield and beyond.
Owner Saskia said she can make sure you’re superbly coiffed for any occasion – and will throw a cup of tea into the bargain.
Parking is no problem on this quiet street and you’ll always find a spot right outside the building or within yards.
The apartment is a few minutes’ walk from bus stops on Great Western Road, where three bus lines provide frequent services into Aberdeen or up the Dee Valley.
Contact Aberdein Considine on 01224 589589.