Craighead House Huntly, AB54 4UR
Price over £600,000
Aspc ref: 350866
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ELEGANT SEVEN BEDROOM DETACHED MANSION HOUSE WITH GARDENERS COTTAGE SET IN LANDSCAPED GARDEN GROUNDS AND POLICIES EXTENDING IN ALL TO 24.85 ACRES. VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO APPRECIATE THE CALIBRE OF THIS STUNNING PROPERTY.
Accommodation: Entrance Porch, Vestibule, Boot Room, Reception Hallway, Lounge, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Study. First Floor; Galleried Landing, Master Bedroom, En Suite, Bedroom Two, En Suite, Bedroom Three & Four, Bedroom Five, En Suite, Inner Hall. Second Floor: Landing, Bedroom Six & Seven, Box Room, Games Room, Workshop. Part Single/Part Double Glazing. Part Electric Storage Heating. Extensive Garden Grounds and Policies of 24.85 acres. Gardener’s Cottage. Greenhouse. Driveway.
We have great pleasure in bringing to the market this ELEGANT SEVEN BEDROOM DETACHED MANSION HOUSE, located in an area of natural beauty in the outskirts of Huntly. Built in 1911, and designed by the Scottish architect George Bennett Mitchell, this beautiful and traditional granite dwelling under new slate roof, with Tudor-style decorative woodwork to the front elevation, is a truly spectacular property spanning three floors. It is believed to have been built by the Spence family who were textile manufacturers in Huntly. This wonderfully spacious family home exhibits many traditional and original features, including beautiful woodwork, high ceilings, ornate cornicing and intricate plasterwork, original cast iron heaths and fittings, wooden panelling and flooring. The decoration throughout is in keeping with the character of this impressive property which benefits from a high degree of privacy being set back from the road. There are three impressive public rooms on the ground floor, each flooded with abundant natural light through the large windows. Traveling up the original period staircase with timber balustrade, the first floor landing is naturally lit by an impressive Cupola, and provides access to all further accommodation. On this floor there are five large double bedrooms, accompanied by four bathrooms. The inner stairway leads to the second floor where the servants’ quarters would once have been. Here there are two attic bedrooms, an extensive room suitable for a wide range of activities, a store room and workshop. The impressive and very well maintained formal garden grounds surround the property on all sides with the large granite chipped driveway providing parking for several cars. The property stands in 24.85 acres of policies and woodland. The Gardener’s Cottage lies to the south west of Craighead House and if suitably upgraded would be an excellent annexe or additional accommodation. The large Victorian style green house is an impressive period feature of the property.
Huntly is located some 40 miles to the west of Aberdeen in an area of great natural beauty. There is a good range of local shops in this popular town, which also has a Health Centre and Public Library facilities. Recreational activities include a Golf Course and Cross Country Ski Centre as well as opportunities for fishing, shooting and hill walking available in the area. The area is also well placed for access to the Lecht Ski Resort. Public transport is easily accessed with a good bus service and via the train to Aberdeen City or Inverness with the mainline train station a short drive from the property
DIRECTIONS: Travel west from Aberdeen on the A96 to Huntly. Continue ahead at the first roundabout with Asda on the corner. Travel another 0.8 miles approx. and take the left turn signposted ‘Dufftown’. Continue along for approx. 1 mile and Craighead House is located on the right hand side, clearly indicated by a for sale sign. Follow the entrance drive for a short distance until you reach the property.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:
PORCH: Welcoming entrance porch with side facing wall to wall window. Entered via hardwood double doors. Oak wood panelling to dado height. Built-in shelving incorporating coat hooks and umbrella rack. Cornice. Original tiled flooring. Light fitting.
VESTIBULE: Original tiled flooring continued. Oak wood panelling to dado height. Cornice. Light fitting.
BOOT ROOM/WC: Original tiled flooring continued. Coat hooks. Side facing window. Door to W.C. Small fittings. Two light fittings.
RECEPTION HALLWAY: Impressive reception hallway with grand stairway and original timber balustrade banister leading to upper floor. Full oak wood panelling. Built in under stair cupboard. Hardwood flooring. Light fitting. Large archway leading to:
MORNING ROOM: 20’7” x 17’4” approx. Lovely room with wall to wall rear facing windows which floor the room with natural light. Feature solid fuel fireplace with gun metal surround, tiled hearth and wooden mantel over. Full oak wood panelling. Exterior door leading to garden. Hardwood flooring. Beautiful hand painted ceiling detail incorporating four light fittings.
DRAWING ROOM: 26’4” x 16’8” approx. Particularly spacious and bright room with large rear and side facing bay windows overlooking the landscaped garden grounds. Feature solid fuel fireplace set on tiled surround and hearth and wooden mantel over. Deep skirting. Cornice. Parquet flooring. Original ceiling rose with five light fittings.
DINING ROOM: 20’9” x 17’8” approx. Impressive large room with two side facing windows and a further large bay window to the rear. Feature solid fuel fire place with tiled surround and hearth and wooden mantel over. High skirting. Cornice. Hardwood flooring. Unique ceiling detail. Light fitting. Door to:
KITCHEN: Good sized room with three side facing windows overlooking the garden grounds. Fitted with a wide range of wall and base units incorporating stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. Classic 90 five burner electric hob and Aga style oven. Ample space for dining if required. Access to the large pantry. Cornice. Deep skirting. Light fitting.
STUDY: 14’7” x 14’0” approx. Front and side facing windows. Feature solid fuel fireplace with tiled surround and hearth, and wooden mantel over. Two built in cabinets fitted with shelving and glazed doors. Deep skirting. Cornice. Light fitting.
Carpeted turned stairway with original timber balustrade banister leading to first floor
GALLERIED LANDING: Particularly spacious and striking galleried landing leading to all further accommodation. Large cupola flooding the area with natural light. Cornice. Deep skirting. Four wall lights.
MASTER BEDROOM: 18’7” x 16’1” approx. Outstanding room with a large rear facing window and further side facing bay window. Feature fireplace. Cornice. High skirting. Light fitting. Door to: EN SUITE BATHROOM: Spacious bathroom with two side facing windows. Original bath and wash hand basin. Tiled around bath area. Cornice. High skirting. Door to W.C. Vinyl flooring. Light fitting. Chrome ladder style electric heater.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 2: 19’2” x 16’7” approx. Spacious room with large rear facing bay window overlooking the garden grounds. Further side facing window. Feature fireplace with tiled surround and hearth, and wooden mantel over. Built in wardrobe. Alcove fitted with shelf. Ample space for free standing furniture. Deep skirting. Cornice. Light fitting. Door to: EN SUITE BATHROOM: Particularly large bathroom fitted with original bath and wash hand basin. Tiled around bath area. Door to W.C. Small fittings. Side facing window. Cornice. Tiled flooring. Light fitting. Chrome ladder style electric heater.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 3: 18’0” x 16’1” approx. A bedroom of generous size with large rear facing window and a further side facing window. Archway recess fitted with feature fireplace. Built in cupboard fitted with shelving. Cornice. Light fitting.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 4: 13’8” x 12’5” approx. Good sized double bedroom with front facing window. Two built in cupboards fitted with shelves. Feature fireplace. Cornice. High skirting. Light fitting.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 5: 23’0” x 9’8” approx. Further good sized room with a large front facing and side facing window. Feature fireplace. Cornice. High skirting. Light fitting. EN SUITE BATHROOM: Fitted with original bath and wash hand basin. Front facing window. Chrome ladder style electric heater. Light fitting.
INNER HALLWAY: Leading to W.C., utility room, linen cupboard and bathroom. Staircase and handrail leading to attic floor. Light fitting. Stairway and handrail leads to second floor.
LANDING: Providing access to all further accommodation. Two Velux windows. Large built in storage cupboard.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 6: 25’3” x 13’5” approx. Particularly spacious double bedroom with rear facing and side facing windows. Feature fireplace with wooden mantel and surround, and tiled hearth. Ample space for free standing furniture. Deep skirtings. Two light fittings.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 7: 19’7” x 16’4” approx. Further large double bedroom with rear facing window. Feature fireplace with wooden mantel and surround, and tiled hearth. Ample space for free standing furniture. Deep skirtings. Light fitting.
BOX ROOM: Fitted with a Velux window. High level built in storage cupboards. Deep skirtings. Light fitting.
GAMES ROOM: 36’1” x 20’0” approx. This extensive room is fitted with a large skylight, which floods the room with natural light. Further front facing window. Cornice. Deep skirtings. Pine flooring.
WORKSHOP: 16’7” x 9’8” approx. Fitted with two new double glazed Velux windows and a further front facing window. Two large built in work benches. Built in cupboard fitted with wash hand basin. Door to eaves storage. Two light fittings.
OUTSIDE: The impressive and well maintained formal gardens surround the house to all sides. There is a variety of rhododendrons and azaleas, complimented by additional ornamental shrubs and herbaceous plants. The manicured lawns are accessed via paved pathways and steps. The garden is enclosed by mature trees providing the property with secluded privacy. There is a paved patio area to the side, ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining and the large granite chipped driveway provides parking for several cars.
WALLED GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE: The extensive walled garden has been neglected in recent years but there is still a good selection of traditional fruit trees which continue to flourish. The large Victorian style greenhouse is an impressive period feature of the property but is in need of restoration.
POLICIES AND WOODLAND: Together with the formal gardens and mixed woodland, the property extending in all is 24.85 acres or thereby and includes a number of specimen trees.
GARDENER’S COTTAGE: This cottage lies to the south west of Craighead House and if suitably upgraded would be an excellent annexe or additional accommodation. The cottage comprises one public room, three bedrooms, one bathroom and a double garage.
SERVICES: Drainage of both house and cottage is to separate septic tanks and soakaways. Water is from a private source out with the property. There is, however, a public main in the A920 which bounds the property to the south.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC BAND: Band G
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