A charming 7 bedroom detached period residence set in about 17 acres offering extremely versatile use. Multi-generational living space and a commercial aspect could easily be accommodated.
The House of Glack is located near the thriving village of Daviot. Within the village there is a pub, an active village hall with playgroups for young children, a primary school and a garden centre. A shop/café in the village has recently opened. Secondary education is provided at Meldrum Academy and Inverurie Academy. Daviot is the focus not only for the people living in the House of Glack but also the newly built Daviot Estate, a residential community of spacious villas set in large gardens.
The small town of Oldmeldrum enjoys a lovely country setting amid rolling fields and farmland. With a regular bus service from Aberdeen, there is both primary and secondary education available, with a good range of local amenities, including a Co-op supermarket. Home to the Glen Garioch distillery, the 18 hole golf course offers beautiful views across open countryside.
Daviot lies approximately 6.1 miles outside Inverurie, an expanding and prosperous town situated in the valley of the River Don with good road and rail links to the north and south including to Aberdeen, Dyce, Huntly and Inverness. Secondary education is provided at Inverurie Academy, which is in the process of being upgraded. There is an excellent health centre, which is integral to the local hospital, several large supermarkets, a swimming pool and community centre nearby as well as golf, tennis and bowling. Hillwalking is a popular activity, with many routes available including at the popular Hill of Bennachie. At Easter Aquhorthies, two miles west of Inverurie, you can admire a rare recumbent stone circle, while a remarkable Pictish symbol stone, the Brandesbutt Stone, can be visited near the northern edge of the town.
Aberdeen is situated about 22.6 miles away. Aberdeen International Airport at Dyce offers regular flights to London and other UK, European and international destinations. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has now opened, with improved travel in and around Aberdeen and quicker journeys both north, south and west. There are regular train services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper to Kings Cross, London. Aberdeen provides all the services of a major city, including business and leisure facilities, theatres and cinemas, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling including Robert Gordon's school, St Margaret's, and Albyn as well as the International school at Pitfodels. There are two universities and several colleges of further education, while Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is also a teaching hospital.
The House of Glack is a truly attractive Category B listed property, set amidst mature and varied grounds. Completed in the mid 1720s, this four storey residence was built by the Elphinstone family, and later became incorporated into Daviot Hospital in the late 1800s. During the 1930's the property was extended by the addition of a three storey residential wing to the rear. Following the purchase of the property in 2002, the current owners have completed a programme of sympathetic renovation under architect supervision to restore this unique property. Great care has been taken to preserve and enhance the period features within, and restore the property to residential living.
The main entrance door overlooks the property frontage and leads into the welcoming outer hall. The black and white floor tiling is continuous throughout most of the ground floor. The stone staircase, which is built from local granite, curves upwards to access the first floor.
The spacious dining kitchen enjoys views over the front lawns and includes a range of storage units. It has an AEG induction hob cooker, while the wood burning Esse cooker creates a warm and inviting ambience. The kitchen leads into a scullery, with access off to a WC, walk in larder and under stair storage space.
The elegant l-shaped dining room is ideal for dining and entertainment in company. Of traditional decoration to complement the original features, there are picture railings, sash & case windows and open hearth with late 18th century surround and mantelpiece.
Ascending the stone staircase to the first floor landing, a large window overlooking the rear garden floods the stairwell and landing with natural light. To one side of the landing is the light and spacious principal bedroom which benefits from en suite facilities which include a separate WC, a shower room and dressing room/store. Across the landing, the spacious l-shaped drawing room overlooks the front lawns. The original wooden flooring has been restored, while a large wood burning Franklin stove has been fitted into the original open hearth.
On the second floor, the original wooden floors have been restored. A large study/sitting room faces the front garden and is located next to a WC, shower room and a dressing room/store. Across the landing a superb l-shaped study/sitting room benefits from lots of natural light and includes a Clearview wood burning stove, installed in 2019.
Ascending the staircase to the third floor, there are four single box rooms, two of which are currently used for gym equipment and one as a play room. A larger room is currently used as a bedroom/sitting room, while there is also a bathroom, separate WC and two walk in cupboards.
The rear wing is accessed from the ground floor as well as the first and second floors of the original property. From the hall, an oak staircase leads up to the first and second floors. The spacious picture gallery enjoys lovely views of the garden grounds, and includes a fireplace with a Jotul wood burning stove. The garden room features a stone sink, while a door leads into the rear vestibule and thereafter the gardens and woodland beyond. Completing the ground floor there is a WC, while the store room houses the electricity consumer units. The boiler room is accessed externally.
On the first floor there is a self contained flat inclusive of two bedrooms, a generously proportioned sitting/dining room with wood burning stove, a kitchen with breakfast bar, a utility room and bathroom. An adjacent single bedroom has its own shower room and WC. The laundry room completes this floor.
The second floor of the wing operates as guest accommodation and is inclusive of three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a shower room. Along the corridor there are five individual fitted storage cupboards.
The extensive grounds were planned to enhance and attract wild plant and animal life. With ample parking available, the immediate garden grounds are mostly laid to lawn and bordered by mature woodland, offering a high degree of privacy. The fenced and hedged orchard contains twenty young, yet productive fruit trees. With a drive towards ecological principles to encourage nature, the current owners have also created a wild garden with a variety of trees and plants, with fruit, berries and herbs in good supply. Mature woodland which lies on a gentle slope has been sustainably thinned and planted with young trees and hazel for coppicing. The recently planted woodland is deer fenced, while the stock fenced field is approximately 10 acres and currently used for sheep grazing. Outside the fencing, a wildlife friendly pond has been created with views across the adjacent wetland and mature trees to the surrounding countryside.
Square Footage: 7840 sq ft
From Aberdeen, follow the A96 into Inverurie, and thereafter turn right at the roundabout onto the B9170. At the next roundabout, turn left onto Burghmuir Drive, proceeding straight ahead at the roundabout onto the B9001. Follow this road for some distance, before turning right towards Daviot. Continue through the village along Kirkstyle, before turning left along a pillared entrance driveway. Follow this road to the end, and House of Glack is located on the right hand side, next to the House of Daviot.
Inverurie 6.1 miles
Aberdeen City 22.6 miles*
*Please note that all distances are approximate