A Scottish mansion with Princess Diana’s neckties and a “spa complex” has become the most expensive listing in the country

    Dalhebity House, a sprawling mansion built on a 10-acre property in Aberdeenshire that once belonged to Princess Diana’s grandmother, went on the market on Tuesday for 7.5 million pounds (9.4 million US dollars). It is the most expensive residential property for sale in Scotland, according to listing records.

    At more than 30,000 square feet, the main home was built by Aberdeen Football Club owners Stuart Millen and partner Joanna Robertson in 2009, but features old world design touches including towers, Juliet balconies and a grand main entrance surrounded by marble floors, high ceilings A horseshoe staircase. High ceilings and large windows are incorporated throughout, providing an abundance of natural light and creating a sense of spaciousness. Fiona Gormley of Savills has the list.

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    Mr. Milne, who was not immediately available for comment, demolished an old house on the property in order to build the neat yet eco-friendly new main residence.

    The Herald of Scotland reports that the former home on the property was the birthplace of Ruth Sylvia Gill, mother of Frances Shand Kidd, mother of Princess Diana.

    “The sheer size and finish of this stately home are hugely impressive, yet the clever design and layout mean the space doesn’t overwhelm,” Ms Gormley said in an emailed statement. “A modern home of this caliber is completely unique in Scotland and is an extraordinary feat. A new owner can be confident in the private environment and access to the airports and the city is first class too.”

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    In addition to eight bedroom suites, the home features ample living and entertaining space including four reception rooms and eight “casual” rooms, on the list, most featuring fireplaces and large windows. An upstairs cocktail bar with its own kitchen facilities opens into a reading room, according to marketing materials, and the photo listing shows a large dining room with its own fireplace, as well as a wood-panelled library with built-in shelves.

    The basic suite is designed with turret seating, marble fireplace, private balcony and en suite bathroom, plus two separate dressing rooms with walk-in closets, one with refrigerator and coffee maker. The “spa complex” includes an indoor pool area with a hot tub and a high glass ceiling in a lobby style, as well as a tiled steam room, a Swedish sauna, a massage and treatment room, a “relaxation room”, as well as changing suites with showers and access to the pool.

    A separate staff apartment with three bedrooms and en suite bathrooms is built into the house, and the property also features sheltered grounds, an all-weather tennis court, and a small lake.

    Located along the northeastern coast of Scotland, Aberdeenshire is home to Balmoral Castle – the Scottish holiday home of the Royal Family – as well as extensive farmland, several golf courses and the city of Aberdeen, considered the energy capital of Europe due to its important oil and gas industries.