The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)
Secluded living in peaceful setting
If a woodland retreat that offers seclusion and tranquility yet is near enough to a city to commute is what you are after, then look no further than Ardhuncart Lodge, Kildrummy.
This attractive and comfortable family home lies in an exceptional setting, sheltered by woodlands and bordered for the entire length of its gardens and private drive by the River Don.
The south-facing house also enjoys magnificent panoramic views of the Don Valley to the romantic ruins of Kildrummy Castle and the Grampian Hills.
The lodge itself has recently been redecorated throughout with new carpets, kitchen, bathrooms and shower room having been installed.
Its accommodation includes a conservatory – with views of the lawn and River Don – a study, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with dressing roomand ensuite facilities.
You will also find five fur- ther double bedrooms, three single bedrooms, two family bathrooms and two shower rooms.
The lodge is available unfurnished to rent for £2,250 per month.
Outside there are tennis courts and salmon fishing available by arrangement as well as a former gunroom located close to the lodge and garage facilities available by arrangement.
There is also a wellmaintained lawn and pavilion, beautifully-landscaped gardens and a substantial walled garden and greenhouse.
The lodge is located in Kildrummy, two miles from the village of Lumsden which has a primary school, a filling station with convenience store and post office.
It is also seven miles from Alford, which boasts avariety of services including a primary school and academy, supermarket, post office, library and medical practice.
Leisure facilities include an 18-hole golf course, dry ski slope and the Grampian Transport Museum. Thousands of visitors pass through Aberdeen each year with many stopping off for business, and for these individuals, this means spending a lot of time in a hotel room without any home comforts.
But fear not as an Aberdeen leasing firm has found the solution to the problem in the form of new luxury apartments for corporate and private use.
The 25 luxurious apartments by Aberdeen Property Leasing (APL) are all predominantly west end and city centre based and have a range of modern features including a TV with sky television, free unlimited Wi-Fi, free UK landline telephone calls, Bluetooth music system, and most have secure private parking on-site.
They are available for short stays of six months or less.
Sales director for APL, David Lamb, said: “The serviced apartments offer a great option for business use of short to medium stays in Aberdeen.
“Hotel rooms in the city are gradually beginning to get harder to secure, especially at short notice. With Offshore Europe fast approaching, it will be hard to secure accommodation, but we still have a few apartments that are available for lease that week and with them all being centrally located they offer a great position for checking out what the city has to offer.”