Cron House, 46a, Braemar Road Ballater, AB35 5RQ

Price over £699,999


Aspc ref: 330329

6 Bedrooms 4 PublicRooms 6 Bathrooms 437 m2 EPC C

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We are delighted to offer for sale this outstanding, six bedroom detached granite dwellinghouse with triple garage, located within the picturesque village of Ballater on the internationally renowned Royal Deeside and within easy reach of local amenities, transport links and leisure pursuits.

Previously known as the St Andrews Nursing Home, “Cron House” has been extensively renovated in recent years to create an enviable, versatile family home. Beautifully decorated by the current owners, the property has been fitted with solid oak doors, skirtings and flooring, which has served to enhance the original period features, which include high ceilings, striking turrets and sash and case windows. Enjoying an elevated position with spectacular views across Ballater, the property is nestled within the hillside and set within impressive garden grounds with Craigendarroch rising to the rear. Truly a stunning, prestigious property of repute which is ready to move into.

The main entrance to “Cron House” is via a frosted, partially glazed hardwood door which leads into the Entrance Vestibule. Fitted with spotlights and of tasteful décor, the immaculate floor tiles continue from the vestibule and into the Reception Hall, which is accessible via partially glazed twin doors. Light and airy, the hall immediately captures the viewer’s attention on account of the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Of super proportions, within the hall there is an attractive oak staircase which leads to the living accommodation on the upper and lower first floor landing, while a large sash and case window overlooks the entrance driveway.

Overlooking the entrance driveway and frontage is the fabulous Dining Kitchen/Family Room, which is of an open plan layout and truly the “hub” of the household. A wonderful living space of excellent proportions, the Dining Kitchen/Family Room has been designed with family and social activities in mind! Of pleasing, contemporary décor and fitted with floor tiles, dual aspect windows throughout this room provide an abundance of natural light.

The Dining Kitchen is fitted with a wide range of high quality, gloss base and wall units with “soft close” drawers, and a range of integrated appliances, including a full length fridge and freezer, Lamona double oven and dishwasher. Fitted with a solid oak worktop incorporating a Lamona 1.5 sink with drainer, of particular note is the striking central island, which acts as a natural divide between the kitchen and family area. With seating for four, the island includes additional storage and a useful recycling/bin drawer, while being fitted with a solid wood work top and a Lamona 4 ring induction hob with extractor fan above.

The Family Room is a pleasant, light filled space ideal for relaxation, while the multi fuel stove creates a warm and inviting ambience during the colder weather. With dual bay windows with floor to ceiling windows, there is ample space for freestanding furniture and an informal dining area. A further entrance door provides ease of access to the driveway, and is flanked on either side by deep display alcoves.

A solid oak door leads from the Family Room area into the elegant Dining Room, which is the perfect location for formal dining and entertainment. Beautifully presented with solid oak flooring, partially glazed doors provide access to the patio outside, while a large, west facing bay window provides plenty of natural light. To the centre of the room is an attractive fireplace with white mantelpiece, metallic surround and granite hearth. An open archway leads into the charming turret recess, which features curved sash and case windows overlooking the front garden.

From the Reception Hall, a solid oak door leads into the light and peaceful Lounge. Of neutral décor and solid oak flooring, the Lounge is a welcome addition to the Family and Dining Room. With plentiful room available for freestanding furniture, a partially glazed door provides access to the patio, while a deep silled sash and case window and turret recess provide a traditional twist to the contemporary decoration.

The WC Cloakroom is situated overlooking the side of the property via twin, frosted sash and case windows beneath which is a deep oak display sill. Benefitting from underfloor heating and plenty of natural light, the Cloakroom features an Imperial wash hand basin set within a chrome base with glass display shelf, in addition to a charming Victorian style WC. With Italian tiled walls, the monochrome decorative floor tiling is a delightful feature.

To the far side of the Reception Hall an oak door leads into the spacious Laundry Room. Fitted with floor tiles which progress into the rear hall, the Laundry Room is of neutral décor and includes a range of high gloss base units with a solid wood worktop which incorporates a Lamona sink and drainer. Plumbed for white appliances, it is understood that the Hotpoint washing machine and Bosch freezer are to remain. Within the Laundry Room there is a built in storage cupboard, while a solid oak door provides access to the Boiler Room, which houses the hot water cylinders, boiler and wooden shelving.

From the Laundry Room an open doorway leads into the Rear Hall. Fitted with twin built in cupboards, each with triple solid oak sliding panels, they provide an abundance of shelf and hanging space. Fitted with coat hooks, a partially glazed door leads out to a fully enclosed portion of the driveway, while there is also access to the Grundfos home booster appliance. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the Shower Room. Fully aqua paneled, there is a white two piece suite and a double shower enclosure. Further features include a chrome towel rail, aqua panelled display sill and spotlighting.

Ascending the solid oak staircase, there is the upper first floor landing. Of neutral décor and solid oak flooring, the landing is both spacious and bright with a high ceiling.

The Master Bedroom Suite is situated towards the front of “Cron House” and enjoys arguably the best views in the house, with far reaching views across the hills via dual aspect windows. Of elegant décor, the Master Bedroom exudes a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Within the Master Bedroom Suite is the well appointed Dressing Room, which is fully carpeted and includes a triple built in wardrobe with plenty of shelf and hanging space avaiable. A further solid oak door leads from the Dressing Room into the fresh and bright En Suite Shower Room, which is fitted with Italian wall tiles and features a white, traditional style two piece suite and a double shower enclosure. Completing the En Suite is a deep silled tiled window, chrome towel rail and extractor fan.

Double Bedroom Two is a spacious, sumptuously decorated room which benefits from dual aspect views across the front and side. Fully carpeted, Bedroom Two would be ideal as a stylish guest bedroom, boasting a Dressing Room with triple built in wardrobe and a striking, beautifully presented En Suite Bathroom, which perfectly blends the modern and traditional aspects of the property. Tiled to dado rail height, the central feature is the roll top bath, while within the turret recess is the wash hand basin and WC. Further features include underfloor heating, traditional style monochrome flooring, spotlights and a chrome towel rail.

Double Bedrooms Three and Four are both spacious, well presented rooms with cream carpeting. With ample space available for freestanding furniture, both bedrooms enjoy views across the entrance driveway.

Double Bedroom Five is a further spacious room of neutral décor and carpeting. A deep silled window provides lovely views across the patio and side garden, while also providing plenty of light, allowing for a peaceful, calm atmosphere. Bedroom Five also boasts a superb En Suite Wet Room. Cleverly designed, the turret recess houses the shower, which is fully tiled and includes a frosted sash and case window. Elsewhere, the En Suite is tiled to dado rail height and includes a traditional style, white two piece suite.

Completing the living accommodation on the upper landing is the Family Bathroom, which again successfully blends modern and traditional elements. Fitted with Italian wall tiles and monochrome floor tiling, the Bathroom includes a traditional style, white two piece suite and a super roll top bath. Further features include a chrome towel rail and extractor fan.

From the upper landing, a set of steps leads down to the lower landing, which houses the annexe accommodation. Absolutely ideal as a granny flat, teenage retreat or nanny accommodation, a hall within the annexe provides access to the Lounge, which is of neutral décor and fitted with solid oak flooring. Quiet and peaceful, there is ample space present for freestanding furniture. Glazed doors to the rear provide self-contained access to the walkway and terrace at the rear of the property.

From the Lounge, a solid oak door leads into the smart and well equipped Kitchen, which enjoys views of the neighbouring woodland. Fitted with a range of white gloss base and wall units, there is an integrated Lamona combi microwave, wine cooler and fridge. Granite effect Corian work surfaces and splash backs incorporate a circular stainless steel sink, while there is sufficient room for a dining table and chairs.

The spacious Shower Room is directly accessible from the Kitchen. Fully tiled around the suite, the Shower Room is fitted with a white wash hand basin, WC and a large, curved shower enclosure. Further features include an extractor fan and chrome towel rail.

Completing the annexe accommodation is Double Bedroom Six, which is situated facing the entrance driveway via a raised window. Fitted with solid oak flooring and of neutral décor, the raised ceiling ensures the room remains light and airy.

Outside, “Cron House” enjoys an elevated position within extensive, versatile, and well maintained grounds. A shared tarmac driveway leads up the hill to the property entrance, where electric gates open into the large driveway which is laid with decorative stone chips. Providing parking facilities for a number of vehicles, the driveway provides access to the triple detached garage which benefits from electric up and over doors, power and light. Above the garages is a large Games Room which is accessible from the terrace and annexe. Of excellent proportions and fitted with a number of Velux skylights, the Games Room could equally be utilised as a home office or workshop. To the rear of the garage is the raised terrace, which not only benefits from a high degree of privacy, but enjoys magnificent views across Ballater. Laid with paving and decorative stone chips, the terrace is the ideal location to spend an afternoon with a glass of wine and a good book.

A paved pathway leads from the terrace around the back of the property to the other side. A gabion wall separates the pathway from the sloping grounds to the rear, and leads round to a set of stairs which leads down to the garden. A large patio area is accessible from the Lounge and Dining Room, and is perfect for “al fresco” dining and summer barbeques. The remainder of the grounds are laid to lawn and of easy maintenance.

Early viewing is highly recommended in order to truly appreciate this fabulous home. Further benefits include LPG Heating/Air Source Heat Pump and mains services. Approximately 80% of the property has been double glazed by the current owners. All carpets, blinds and white appliances are to be included, while the curtains and light fittings may be available by separate negotiation.

Ballater lies 42 miles west of Aberdeen, amid beautiful countryside within the Cairngorms National Park. There are a number of local shops, restaurants, a bank, a post office and other facilities in the village. Primary education is available within Ballater, while secondary schooling is provided at Aboyne Academy. There is good, regular transport to and from Aberdeen. Ballater provides an excellent base for those wishing to tour the areas in and around the Cairngorms National Park, visit the nearby Royal residence of Balmoral, travel the famous whisky trail or participate in the numerous countryside pursuits. The spectacular surrounding countryside of Royal Deeside is abundant with leisure facilities such as golf, fishing, horse riding, shooting and excellent walks. During the summer there is the popular Highland Games in nearby Braemar, while the Lonach Gathering takes place in Strathdon every August. During the winter, skiing at Glenshee and the Lecht are within easy reach.


Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule, Reception Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Dining Kitchen/Family Room, WC Cloakroom, Laundry Room, Boiler Room, Rear Hall, Shower Room

First Floor Upper Landing: Master Bedroom with Dressing Room & En Suite Shower Room, Bedroom Two with Dressing Room & En Suite Bathroom, Bedroom Three, Bedroom Four, Bedroom Five with En Suite Wet Room, Family Bathroom

First Floor Lower Landing: Bedroom Six, Lounge, Kitchen, Shower Room

Directions On entering Ballater from Aberdeen, turn right onto Bridge Street. Continue along Bridge Street, passing the village green, station square and bike shop and across the bridge. Continue straight ahead and “Cron House” is located on the right hand side, as is clearly indicated by our Mackinnons For Sale sign.

Notes Prestigious Converted Granite Built Property. Six Spacious Bedrooms. Tasteful & Contemporary Décor – ready to move into. Annexe Accommodation. Triple Garage with Games Room. Super Location within Ballater on Royal Deeside. LPG Heating and Air Source Heat Pump

Council Tax Band H

EPC Band C

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