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A listed Palladian mansion in Scotland

Strathcaro Mansion House is a magnificent symmetrical A listed mansion 37 miles from Aberdeen with a coach house, cottages and policies. The property is a Palladian style mansion laid out over three floors with over 28,331sq ft of space set in eight acres.

The house has Corinthian columns supporting its entrance portico and decorative period features outside, while inside the entrance hall has a remarkable decorative atrium with yellow scagolia walls.

The three principal reception rooms flow along the northerly aspect and are connected – each has floor-to-ceiling sash and case windows overlooking the terrace; French doors lead from the sitting room to the terrace itself. The rooms have open fires and ornate mantelpieces.

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Also on the ground floor are the two connecting kitchen areas, the breakfast room, the library and the boudoir. Two single storey wings sit to the east and the west. The west wing houses the impressive orangery and the east wing comprises a billiard room, and an office.

On the first floor, bedrooms and bathrooms lead from two hallways and the duel aspect master suite is wonderfully put together – there are eight further bedrooms on this floor all with potential to develop into en-suites. On the second floor are six further bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate WC.

There are a significant number of rooms in the lower ground floor including the former kitchens, wine cellars, former larders, servant’s quarters, dining hall and the trade entrance leads to a 6-bay fluted and covered Corinthian colonnade.

Outside, Strathcaro is positioned amidst very mature policies divided into established woodland, landscaped gardens and formal lawns – there are many specimen trees throughout the grounds. The flagged rusticated terraces are fitted around the house and the Italianate terrace outside the orangery, in particular, is appealing.

To the south an area of land of around four acres has recently been developed into two ponds making for a lovely outlook from the mansion house. The northern boundary includes 60m of the Cruick riverbank.

Strathcaro House is well located for both Dundee and Aberdeen; Aberdeen is 37 miles and the village of Edzell has good local shops and is just two miles. 

The guide price is £1,455,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01330 826 800 or visit

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