Village house at the gateway to the Cairngorms National Park
Greystones is a wonderful period property, widely considered to be one of the best house in Ballater, Aberdeenshire. The property was built of dressed granite under a slate roof around 1890 for a retired naval captain and offers a wonderful outlook over the 15th green and the 16th tee on the Golf Course and over to the River Dee.
Inside are a wealth of period features including the original tiled floor, open fires and cornicing. The reception hall has an elegant pitched pine staircase, while the reception rooms both offer very good views out over the garden. The kitchen is the hub of the house and has ample space for a dining table for kitchen suppers; the dining room benefits from an open fireplace.
Upstairs, the master bedroom suite has a balcony which faces south; in addition there are five further bedooms and two further bathrooms upstairs.
Outside is a terrace accessed by French doors from the kitchen, while the gardens have been mainly laid to lawn bordered by mature herbaceous borders, and include a croquet lawn and a Victorian summerhouse. A wood lies below the lower garden, past the vegetable garden and the cut flower patch. The gardens, which come to nearly an acre-and-a-half in total, are a haven for wildlife including the red squirrel.
Greystones sits in a private setting, yet is just 200m from Ballater village green and the cafes and shops in town. Banchory is 23 miles and Aberdeen Airport 40 miles.
The guide price is £900,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01330 826 800 or visit www.struttandparker.com.
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