Skene House Court ref: UK31131

Lyne of Skene, near Westhill, Aberdeenshire

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Quirky Exterior 

Description

This stylish and very well presented apartment offers comfortable living space, with many unique and luxurious features. The main living room enjoys plenty of natural light from the tall castle windows, the feature modern wood burner is perfect to sit and relax around on cooler evenings, for less conversation and more visual entertainment, the separate television room is great for a movie night or for the children to have their own fun in. A large well-equipped kitchen has everything you need to make a hearty meal, with open plan dining area overlooking the grounds. The quality of fixtures and fittings is throughout this apartment, with Italian tiled floors, with underfloor heating, through to wooded herringbone styled flooring in the living areas. Upstairs sumptuous beds can be found in the three bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, wake up from a good nights sleep to a reviving shower in the family bathroom. There are many features to still remind you that you are staying in a historic castle, with turret hideaways, and extensive grounds but the modern contemporary home comfort adds to that little bit of luxury.

Set within your own private grounds, and surrounded by rolling countryside, this is an ideal spot to relax in, and get out and explore in the fresh air that is on offer in the area. Enjoy the wonderful landscapes of Royal Deeside, and stretch your legs along the golden sands of the nearby coastline. The historic city of Aberdeen is just a 30-minute drive away with plenty of good restaurants, theatre and shopping, or for the whisky trail, Speyside has an abundance of distilleries to choose a favourite tipple from. Need more castles than the one you are staying in? The area boasts more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK, so take your time and and enjoy the historic past this area has on offer. The Royal Aberdeen Golf Course is the sixth oldest golf club in the world, and frequently plays host to professional tournaments. There are plenty of walking and cycling routes from your doorstep, perfect for all abilities and the family. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to the entrance.
Living room: With 48" Freeview Smart TV.
Sitting room: With wood burner and French doors leading to sitting-out area.
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and Freeview Smart TV.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Separate toilet: With heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and Freeview Smart TV.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, bidet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder at £10 per basket.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.
  • Nearest town
    Westhill
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    2.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kintore
  • Pub
    2.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    6 miles
  • Lake
    3 miles

About the local area

Aberdeen is a city of many names but it is often referred to its most popular one - The Granite City

The striking gothic Marischal College, the world's second largest granite structure, is one of many fine examples of Aberdeen's most famous export. Visitors to Aberdeen should make sure they visit the three main free attractions in the city Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Shop on the famous Granite mile where there are over 800 shops showing off everything from traditional Scottish Crafts to upmarket designer stores. Get out and explore some of the many gardens and parklands including Hazlehead Park and Winter Gardens in Duthie Park - Europe's largest gardens under glass. Just next door is the amazing sight of 100,000 rose bushes on the Parks rose mound. You also won't be short of places to eat out with food from all corners of the globe - Mexican, Italian, Greek, Indian, Thai, French, Hungarian and of course native Scotland!

Sport enthusiasts can take part in their favourites sport. Relax in the great outdoors where you'll find an irresistible mixture of golfing, fishing, wind-surfing, tennis, horse-riding and walking. But if you rather just sitting back and being entertained Aberdeen has a wide range of entertainment and events including galas, ceilidhs, world renowned festivals and Highland Games.

Nowhere will you find natural terrain more suited to golfing than in Aberdeen City and Shire. There is a choice of over 50 wonderful course set in beautiful parkland and lush greens. Try out some of the best, Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay, Hazlehead or Royal Deeside. Whatever your notion of perfect golf, you will have a truly special time golfing in this region.

If you prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle of this lively city then there are some great little towns and villages to explore nearby as well as the large expanses of rugged coastlines, a selection of tranquil lochs, and inspiring glens.

Some of Europe's finest and most unspoilt coastline awaits you on the North East Coastal Trail which starts at St Cyrus in the south and finishes at Forres to the north. Craggy cliff tops with secret cove, glistening beaches, tiny picturesque towns and secluded bays all await you along the Coastal Trail. The path covers over 80 miles of magnificent coastline with many attractions along the way such as Dunnottar Castle, Tolbooth Museum, Balmedie Country Park and Ugie Salmon Fisherings. The path also crosses many nature reserves such as Donmouth, St Cyrus and Findhorn. Being right by the sea front you can be guaranteed premium quality fresh seafood served at a top range of restaurants as well as small harbour pubs full of character.

Sitting between the dramatic east coastline and the towering peak ridges of the Cairngorms National Park are the hills and glens of Aberdeenshire. This area has a range of habitats that is matched only by the variety of wildlife that lives in them. Whether you're a keen nature enthusiast or just want to spot wildlife when on one of the many superb walks and cycle routes through Aberdeenshire this is a region that is alive with nature! Sit at the picnic area in the Huntly Peregrine Wild Watch Centre and look out for the area's residents including voles, great spotted woodpeckers, butterflies and roe deer.

Things to do nearby

Storybook Glen

The Den and The Glen (formerly Storybook Glen) offers the most magical day out for all the family.

The Cairngorms National Park

Home to over 17,000 people and extremely popular with visitors all year round, the Cairngorms is Britain's largest national park and is home to an extraordinary range of landscapes, wildlife, history, people and activities.

Alford Valley Railway

Originally built in 1859 and restored to its former glory in 1979, the Alford railway is perfect for rail enthusiasts and children alike.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

The award winning Maritime Museum in Aberdeenshire, set amongst a marvellous viewpoint over the harbour, tells the history of ship building, fishing, ports and ships.

Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park

Winner of the prestigious Green Flag award, this 230 acre country park is regarded as one of Scotland's best parks with its well-maintained green spaces and superb facilities.

The Great Inverurie Bike Ride

This fantastic 25 mile route is perfect for those wishing to explore the sites that trail along the Inverurie.

Balmedie Beach

Situated just north of Aberdeen and within the Balmedie country park, this alluring and tranquil beach is renowned for its clean golden sands and grassy dunes.

Aberdeenshire's Castle Trail

If it's castles you're into then look no further than Aberdeenshire Castle trail, a unique selection of 16 castles running throughout the historic heart of North Eastern Scotland.

Satrosphere Science Centre

This interactive and hands on science centre is a great place to entertain the children whilst on holiday. With science shows and hands on exhibitions the Satrosphere allows for a fantastically fun exploration of the world of science.

Provost Skene's House
Provost Skene's House

Dating from 1545 and furnished in the styles of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, Provost Skene's house is one of the more popular visitor attractions in Aberdeenshire.

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