South Ythsie House is a magnificent country house set in 1.75 acres of mature garden grounds. Sitting in an idyllic location, the property enjoys lovely views across open rural countryside with a lovely flow of light that permeates throughout the house. There are very well proportioned rooms with lofty ceilings which span three floors, and period features that include moulded skirtings, ornate plasterwork and friezes, stripped pine woodwork and panelled doors, decorative architraves and window shutters, picture and dado rails, and Victorian floor tiles. Sitting comfortably with these characteristics, there is a custom made country style kitchen with Aga as well as modern bathrooms, sash and case double glazed windows which have been modified to include a draft exclusion system, and an effective central heating system with antique cast iron radiators. The best of both worlds, this unique home offers versatile family living in a rural landscape with the benefits of a village community nearby and city amenities on the doorstep.
Entering at the front, the reception hallway has a staircase which leads to the upper floors. To one side there is a very well proportioned family room and on the other a sizeable dining room, both with windows that overlook the gardens, one with an open fire, the other with a cast iron wood burning stove as a focal point and additional heat source. From the dining room, there is a door through to a very spacious, double aspect sitting room with wood burning stove and vaulted beamed ceiling. A lobby runs behind this room with egress to the garden, access to a cloakroom with toilet and basin, there is an opening to the reception hallway with understair storage, and to the garage and workshop. The country style kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of ‘Callerton’ cream wall and base cabinets with granite worktops and splashback tiles, it is dominated by an oil fired Aga and there is an integrated dishwasher, American style fridge with freezer drawers and an inset ceramic sink with mixer tap: A window overlooks the front garden and there is a door through to the utility room. This features a large walk in storage room with Velux window as well as a range of bespoke units the same as the kitchen, which incorporate a washing machine, tumble dryer and stainless steel inset sink. A lobby accessed from the utility room has extensive cupboard storage, a door to the garden, and a staircase that leads to an upper room, ideal as a sitting room or play room, with natural light afforded from 2 Velux roof lights.
Upstairs, and accessed from the reception hallway, is a mezzanine level that comprises three bedrooms, bathroom and toilet, and there is hatch access to a floored loft with pull-down ladder. The bathroom features a free standing rolled edge bath, tiled shower enclosure with rose head fitting and wash basin. The toilet next door also has a pedestal basin. All three double bedrooms have side aspects and decorative cast iron fireplaces.
On the first floor, the master bedroom with window to the front and open garden views has a range of built in furniture and an en-suite that consists of a rolled edge ‘Sotinni Calvari’ rain bath with shower temple and curved screen, vanity unit with twin basins and a toilet. The guest bedroom with the same outlook has ample space for free standing furniture and its en-suite features a tiled enclosure with rose head fitting, toilet and pedestal basin. A dressing room adjacent has a window overlooking the rear garden.
On the top floor, there are two equally well proportioned rooms, one suitable as a bedroom, playroom or office, the other which is wood panelled more suited perhaps to storage.
Ythsie is a small hamlet situated only one mile from Tarves, a picturesque village set in the heart of rural Buchan. Located north of Aberdeen and within easy reach of the airport, Tarves has a local shop, a village pub, a health centre and a primary school. Secondary education is catered for at nearby Meldrum Academy. The property is also well placed for Tarves Heritage Centre, Haddo House, Pitmedden Gardens and Tolquhoun Castle. A more comprehensive range of shopping facilities is provided at nearby Ellon, some 5 miles from Tarves.
From Aberdeen, take the B999, pass through Pitmedden, and just before Tarves, turn right sign posted Ythsie. South Ythsie House is on the right hand side and entered through double gates.
The policies extend to some 1.75 acres and are reached by way of a sweeping driveway flanked by mature trees. There are extensive lawns and a hidden walled and fenced garden, established specimen and native trees, mature hedging and shrubbery, fruit and vegetable gardens, an enclosed chicken/duck run with hen house, and a greenhouse. There is a wooden deck in the rear garden, and another deck with gazebo is located in the secret garden. Adjoining the house is a granite bothy under a slate roof, one side used as a coal and log cellar, the other for gardening equipment. Granite chipped foot paths extend around the house. Please note that the cost of a gardener is included in the monthly rental.
Garage & Parking The double garage with 2 up and over doors, power and light was previously the servants’ quarters and has retained its tiled fireplace. Adjoining is a workshop that houses the central heating boiler and a sink unit, and it has two windows that draw in light from the rear garden. A sweeping, granite chipped, tree lined, gated driveway with entrance lights leads from the road and offers parking for numerous cars.
Services Private water supply with water filtration system. Septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating & double glazing.
Please note that the property is available for lease on an unfurnished basis.