AVAILABLE FROM 1st JULY 2020
We are delighted to offer a rare opportunity to Lease this spacious 6 BEDROOM FULLY FURNISHED DETACHED MANSION SET WITHIN BEAUTIFUL ENCLOSED LANDSCAPED GARDENS. This comfortable and unique detached property is located within the heart of the west end. The property has been tastefully furnished to a very high standard by the Landlords and includes many fine pieces of quality furniture items. The welcoming central hallway provides access to all rooms on the ground floor level. The bright sitting room overlooks the beautiful front garden. The well proportioned dining room is ideal for those formal dining and festive occasions. The modern fitted dining kitchen has been fitted with a range of base and wall units and finished with granite worktops and includes all appliances. There is also a convenient utility room on the ground floor level along and a cloakroom WC. The formal drawing room is located on the first floor level. This elegant room incorporates high ceilings and boasts of a feature wood burning fireplace. There are enjoyable open views of the rear gardens. The library / study is located off the drawing room. The master bedroom is generously proportioned and enjoys a pleasant outlook of the front gardens. There is a dressing room area and en suite. There is a further bedroom and bathroom located on the first floor. On the top floor there are 4 further bedrooms with a guest room benefiting from an en suite shower room. The family bathroom has been fitted with a 3 piece suite. Externally the landscaped rear enclosed gardens are extensive and inclusive to Friendville. It should be a gardener will be included within the rent price. A shared driveway provides ample off street parking. The garage will not be included within the let. Gas fire central heating. EARLY ENTRY NOW AVAILABLE.
Friendville was built for Robert Balmanno in 1773 in the area of land known at the time as Balmanno's Field which was acquired a year early by Balmanno from the Rubislaw Estate and cultivated as farmland. Friendville was built at the edge of this land as a private residence for Balmanno where he stayed until 1798, when the house was purchased by Arthur Dingwall Fordyce. In the period between 1798 and 1952 Friendville changed hands a number of times but always remained a residential property, during this time large areas of the house were neglected and were allowed to deteriorate, particularly the grounds and the gardens of Friendville which became an eyesore in the affluent Mannofield neighborhood. In 1952 the estate was purchased by William Bell a well known antiques dealer in Aberdeen who undertook a project to restore Friendville. Under the guidance of architect Fenton Wynness, the house and grounds were renovated in an attempt to bring the house back to its original standard whilst maintaining the Georgian architecture and Victorian interior.
FULLY FURNISHED, Gas Central Heating, Courtyard parking, Enclosed landscaped gardens, Council Tax − Band H 523927/100/25041