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.
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.
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.
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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 Gormley