Deeside’s Dalhebity House is up for sale as the most expensive residential property currently available on the Scottish open market
Savills markets Dalhebity House, an exceptional mansion created by Stewart Milne and his partner Joanna Robertson with a team of architects and skilled craftsmen in 2009.
The property, which spans over 30,000 square feet and includes a fabulous spa complex, swimming pool and staff quarters, is surrounded by approximately 10 acres of land with stately trees and woodland ensuring privacy, just seven miles from Aberdeen International Airport.
Built on the site of the former home of the late grandmother of Princess Diana of Wales, this extraordinary home is a testament to the passion and vision of the owners and the skill and painstaking work of the construction team. , who created exquisite period style elements and details, from curved woodwork, marquetry, veneers, carvings, intricate plasterwork to a stained glass cupola and elaborate fireplaces.
A few of the many highlights on the ground floor are the breathtaking marble-floored reception hall, 20 marble columns, with a grand central marble horseshoe staircase and a stained glass cupola in the shape dome; the banquet-style formal dining room that seats 26 people; the atmospheric library; and a fabulous family space with a fabulous bespoke walnut kitchen.
Upstairs, there is a creatively designed upper gallery with various lounging areas that include a cocktail bar and reading lounge, while the stylish bedrooms are the height of luxury.
Staff accommodation includes a self-contained three bedroom en suite apartment.
Dalhebity House’s spa element is luxurious in every way, with saunas and steam rooms plus treatment, massage, and relaxation rooms with beautiful mosaic tiling and access to the indoor pool.
Outside, a charming European-style inner courtyard is a sheltered sun trap while the entrance to the grounds is via a long, tree-lined driveway.
Expanses of velvety lawn stretch out from paved terraces and other features of the grounds include a Breeze Hut (with patio and kitchen), summer house and all-weather tennis court.
Fiona Gormley of Savills said: ‘The scale and finish of this sumptuous home is hugely impressive and yet the clever design and layout means the space doesn’t overflow: informal and supremely comfortable family rooms balance with wonderful entertaining spaces.
“A modernly built house of this scale is quite unique in Scotland and is an extraordinary achievement.
“A new owner can be sure of a private setting and yet first class accessibility to the airport and the city.”
Savills is inviting bids of over £7.5m for Dalhebity House.