Savills | Crowmallie House, Pitcaple, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5HR | Property for sale
68 Ac(27.52 Ha)
Offers over £1,100,000(€1,273,441)

Crowmallie HousePitcaple, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5HR

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • An imposing 19 bedroom granite built private residence completed before the start of the First World War, with subsequent alterations during the 1930s and 1950s.
  • A peaceful yet grand country retreat and ‘mini estate' set amidst open and wooded countryside.
  • A unique opportunity to acquire a striking and spacious period home with superb potential for multi-generational living or commercial use.
  • Fantastic southwest facing views towards the renowned Hill of Bennachie, which lies less than a mile away.
  • Set within approximately 68 acres of land, with two areas of grassland of about 9 acres; the remainder being enchanting wooded policies.
  • Crowmallie House is currently divided into two and also comprises East Crowmallie, a six bedroom self-contained property ideal for multi-generational living or lease opportunity.
  • Providing further ancillary accommodation is 5 Crowmallie Cottages, a three bedroom property linked to a triple garage with outbuildings and first floor accommodation awaiting renovation.
  • Crowmallie House lies only 6 miles from the thriving town of Inverurie, which provides both road and rail links to Aberdeen city.

An imposing granite built Edwardian mansion house with fantastic views of nearby Hill of Bennachie. Situated within about 68 acres of land and enjoys a peaceful rural setting.

About this property

  • Solid timber panel doors open into the entrance vestibule, where a striking full height door leads into the grand reception hall. Ideal for welcoming guests, there is a prominent fireplace with wood burning stove. Under a high archway there is access to the handsome sweeping staircase, above which a double deep silled window provides plentiful natural light.

    The charming dining kitchen is fitted with a good range of storage which complements the wooden work surfaces and cream coloured four oven AGA. With good space for a dining table and chairs, the open plan family area features a wood burning stove. The kitchen also boasts a walk in pantry and larder with external access.

    The formal dining room exudes a grand ambience. Of excellent proportions and with dual access, there is outstanding decorative plasterwork, in addition to picture railings, deep skirtings and open fireplace.

    The drawing room is both spacious and peaceful. A bay window overlooks the manicured lawns with Bennachie rising beyond. Showcasing ornate plasterwork and picture rails, a decorative fireplace includes a wood burning stove.

    The well proportioned study features glazed double doors leading to a paved terrace outside, while central to the room is a white painted fireplace with tiled inset. Along the ground floor there are two well appointed WC cloakrooms, a laundry room, store room and boot room. A secondary staircase provides access to the first and second floors within Crowmallie House.

    On the first floor, the principal bedroom enjoys far reaching views across the grounds towards Bennachie via a bay window. With the advantage of a walk in wardrobe, a nearby dressing room would be ideal as a nursery or perhaps even en suite facilities. Along the first floor there are six further bedrooms, all well served by two bathrooms, a shower room and exclusive WC compartment. Ascending the secondary staircase to the top floor, there are an additional five bedrooms and a single bathroom.

    East Crowmallie
    Benefitting from self contained access, East Crowmallie could however be easily reconnected to Crowmallie House if required. The impressive split level drawing room overlooks the garden grounds via a large window. The kitchen features a range of attractive storage units with contrasting patterned work surfaces, in addition to an oil fired two oven AGA. The kitchen lies in close proximity to an exclusive WC compartment, while the vestibule leads out to the rear courtyard. Completing the ground floor is the well proportioned dining room.

    Along the first floor there is a generously sized split level sitting room which enjoys elevated views, while three versatile double bedrooms share access to a bright bathroom. On the second floor there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and several store rooms.

    5 Crowmallie Cottages
    Providing charming ancillary accommodation, from the property frontage a door leads directly into the kitchen which is of a modern design with fitted electric oven. The open plan sitting room includes a wood burning stove while the well proportioned dining room would be equally suitable as a third bedroom. The central hallway allows access to the rear entrance, and is also where the bathroom and separate WC are located. The staircase leads up to the first floor where there are two bedrooms and a store room.

    To the rear of Crowmallie House there is a traditional outbuilding which has been split into sections, comprising game larder, store room, oil tank shed and the former garden WC.

    Linked to the Cottage is a triple garage and adjoining building that includes two former laundry rooms and two sheds, in addition to an attached wood store. To the rear of a cottage a door leads up to the first floor flat. Requiring renovation, the flat comprises three rooms and WC.

    Crowmallie House is situated amidst extensive grounds of approximately 68 acres, which includes two areas of grassland of around 9 acres and enchanting private woodlands. A private drive winds its way up to the property and leads first to an extensive gravelled parking area and then to the central rear courtyard. The immediate garden grounds around the House are well maintained and presented, with lawns, flower beds and gravel paths to the southwest.

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Crowmallie is an especially attractive house that has been in the same family for over a century and offers versatile living amidst gorgeous grounds. The views over to Bennachie hill are a particular favourite of mine, along with the stunning formal dining room.

Fiona GormleyProperty agent

Local information

  • Crowmallie House lies on the edge of the hamlet of Pitcaple, with primary schooling available locally in nearby Chapel of Garioch and Logie Durno. Approximately 6 miles away lies the thriving market town of Inverurie. Situated in the valley of the River Don, there are good road and rail links to the north and south including to Aberdeen, Dyce, Huntly and Inverness. Nursery, primary and secondary education are all well catered for. There is a health centre, cottage hospital, several large supermarkets, a swimming pool and community centre, as well as golf, tennis and bowling. Hillwalking is a popular activity, with many local routes available, including at Bennachie which lies less than a mile away from Crowmallie House. Aberdeenshire is famed for its outdoor pursuits, including salmon fishing, golf and game shooting. The nearby coast offers sailing and sandy beaches. Apart from its rich agricultural heritage, the area is steeped in historical interest, being in the heart of castle country.
  • Approximately 22 miles distant lies the city of Aberdeen. The international airport provides excellent transport links by air to London and other UK and European cities. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has greatly improved travel in and around Aberdeen, with a quicker and more direct route south. There are regular rail services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper service. Aberdeen provides all the services expected of a major city, including business and leisure facilities, theatres, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling in Aberdeen including Robert Gordon's College, St Margaret's and Albyn, as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and two colleges of further education.
  • Inverurie 6 miles
  • Aberdeen 21.7 miles
  • Aberdeen International Airport 16.6 miles*
  • *Please note that all distances are approximate

Additional information

  • Miscellaneous
  • The ownership of both parts of Crowmallie House is under single ownership. The house, acreage and cottage are to be sold as one lot.
  • Crowmallie House includes mostly timber single glazed sash and casement windows. 5 Crowmallie Cottages features double glazed windows.
  • There is a small cellar below Crowmallie House, accessed via an external stone stairway.
  • East Crowmallie – Tax Band G
  • 5 Crowmallie Cottages – Tax Band C
  • 5 Crowmallie Cottages – electric storage and panel heating, private shared water supply and drainage, mains electricity.
  • Directions: *DO NOT FOLLOW SAT NAV* From Aberdeen, follow the A96 past Inverurie and through the hamlet of Pitcaple. Continue along the A96, before turning off left in the direction of Pittodrie House Hotel. Proceeding up the hill, take the first opening on the left which is bounded on either side by mature hedging. Continue along this private driveway, and Crowmallie House is clearly located to the left hand side with an extensive gravelled parking area to the south side.
  • EPC Rating = F