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Scottish manse with sea views

The Old Manse is a large, 17th century period property with sea views near Aberdeen which served as a manse until 1934, when it became a family home. Built around 1738, the house is category B-listed and located just over 20 miles from Aberdeen.

Approached through stone entrance pillars, the property has wonderful period features including well-proportioned rooms, open fires, working shutters and high ceilings. Reception rooms are spacious and very good for entertaining, while the kitchen offers plenty of space and an Aga. The garden room leads off the kitchen and offers good views of the pretty courtyard. Upstairs are five bedrooms, one with an adjacent sitting room, and two family bathrooms.

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Accommodation in total comprises: porch, entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, garden room, study, dining kitchen, cloakroom, larder, master bedroom and four further bedrooms, plus a sitting room/bedroom six and two family bathrooms.

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Outside, the grounds come to around an acre and include numerous mature trees, sweeping lawns and a productive vegetable and herb garden – there are snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells in the winter and springtime. The paved courtyard is adjacent to the back door.

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The Old Manse is located just eight miles from Stonehaven, which has a full range of shops and services, while Montrose is 16 miles to the south. Aberdeen is 22 miles; the airport lies to the north.

The guide price is £625,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01330 826 800 or visit

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