• For Sale
  • GBP 625,000 
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Bedroom: 6
Location

Mansefield is situated in a rural yet accessible location in the Aberdeenshire countryside approximately one and a half miles from the centre of Alford. Now a large thriving village, Alford includes a health centre, independent shops, banking, post office, filling station and hotels, while there is also a regular bus route to Aberdeen city. Nursery, primary and secondary education are well catered for as part of the Community Campus, which provides an array of sporting facilities, theatre and 25m swimming pool. Within Alford there is also a dry ski slope and an 18 hole golf course. Haughton Country Park spans 200 acres, with children's play area, walks and trails, putting green and campsite. For those interested in walking, fishing, shooting and horse riding, there are many opportunities available within the rolling Aberdeenshire countryside.

Inverurie is 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. There is a health centre, which is integral to the local hospital, several large supermarkets, a Marks & Spencer food store, a swimming pool and community centre as well as golf, tennis and bowling. Hillwalking is a popular activity, with many routes available including at the popular Hill of Bennachie.

Westhill provides an excellent range of amenities and leisure facilities, including an 18 hole golf course, health centre, a bustling shopping complex with Marks & Spencer Food Hall and Costa, while there are also COSTCO and Tesco superstores.

Aberdeen lies just under 28 miles away, with the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route providing improved travel in and around Aberdeen and a quicker and more direct route south to Dundee. The international airport offers regular flights to London and other UK and European cities. There are regular train services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper to King's Cross, London. Aberdeen provides all the services of a major city, including business, leisure and health 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 School as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and two colleges of further education.

Description

SUMMARY
Mansefield is an impressive B Listed Georgian house which was formerly the manse for the Alford Auld West Kirk, where there are several locally important graves, including the early botanist John Duncan and poet Charles Murray. The central part of the house dates from 1718, the north wing was added in 1832 whilst the south wing was added in the Victorian era. The house provides well proportioned accommodation essentially on two floors. A striking period home, many traditional features have been preserved, including high ceilings, deep skirtings and cornicing, ornamental fireplaces and picture rails. The house sits comfortably within 3.4 acres of grounds that include a walled garden, extensive lawns and woodland areas that stretch down to the Leochel Burn; a tributary of the River Don.

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GARDENS AND OUTBUILDINGS
Extending to approximately 3.4 acres, Mansefield is nestled within a tranquil countryside oasis. Beautifully landscaped and maintained by the current owners, the garden grounds will enchant all visitors. A gated entrance leads along a sweeping tarmacadam driveway bordered by sections of mature hedging. To the front of Mansefield the grounds are mostly laid to lawn, with pathways through the trees, rhododendrons, shrubs and along the peaceful Leochel Burn. The magnificent walled garden lies to the northeast of the house. It features a network of gravel paths, extensive herbaceous borders, topiary, fruit and vegetable beds and mature fruit trees. The Alton timber framed greenhouse will remain. The charming pagoda is the ideal spot to enjoy the last of the evening sun, while there are plenty of other opportunities for al fresco relaxation. The former gardener's cottage is situated in the southwest corner of the walled garden and includes an externally accessed loft. A steading building in the northeast corner of the walled garden is divided into three sections, and is partially used as a garage with a separate access track from the public road. Both the gardener's cottage and steading may be suitable for conversion subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

Directions

From Aberdeen city, follow the A944 through Westhill and Elrick, and continue towards Alford. Once in Alford, as the road forks at the monument, keep right along the A944 and continue along this road to the outskirts. Thereafter take the second road on the left marked for the A980 and keep straight. Mansefield is located on the right hand side before the humped back bridge over the Leochel Burn and is preceded by a white gate.
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Mansefield, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8NL, United Kingdom is a United Kingdom luxury Single Family Home listed for sale 625,000 GBP. This high end United Kingdom Single Family Home is comprised of 6 bedrooms and N/A baths. Find more luxury properties in United Kingdom or search for luxury properties for sale in United Kingdom.