Savills | Craigton Steading, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5RB | Property for sale
2,680 sq ft(248.98 sq m)
Offers over £685,000

Craigton SteadingBanchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5RB

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2021
  • Tasteful décor and period character - move-in condition.
  • One bedroom annexe.
  • Planning permission previously granted for a linked four bed property within the unconverted wing with water wheel.
  • Garden grounds of about 1.2 acres including private paved terrace and orchard.
  • Peaceful countryside setting with open farmland and woodland
  • Located just 4 miles from Banchory on Royal Deeside with good commuting to Westhill, Aberdeen and beyond.
  • Video tour available on request.

Attractive U-shaped four bedroom steading conversion with one bedroom annexe and well maintained outbuildings. Nestled within well established gardens of about 1.2 acres.

About this property

  • Originally built around 1900 as farm buildings, Craigton Steading was converted during 1985 into a residential property. Owned by the current vendors for the last 13 years, the steading is a most attractive and welcoming country home, situated within well established garden grounds of about 1.2 acres and with the versatility of a homely one bedroom annexe and adjoining outbuilding which offers fantastic scope for further renovation.

    The main entrance door with adjacent window panel leads into the welcoming and spacious reception hall which is fully carpeted and large enough to accommodate a characterful bar area. A carpeted staircase leads to the first floor accommodation in the east wing, while a door from the hall leads into the bright dining room. Ideal for formal entertaining, the dining room has a deep silled window overlooking the side gardens and countryside beyond, and a deep shelved alcove with half height cupboard.

    A 15 pane glazed door leads into the generously proportioned dining kitchen, which also currently functions as an inviting family room. With a door out to the rear garden and several windows allowing for lots of natural light, the kitchen features an attractive range of base, wall and glazed display units. Extensive work surfaces incorporate a 1.5 sink with drainer, while the range cooker and other integrated appliances are to remain. With ample space available for dining, the family room is centred around a cast iron wood burning stove set upon a slate hearth, perfect for creating an inviting ambience during the winter months. From the family room a farmhouse style door allows access to the annexe accommodation.

    Returning to the reception hall, a split level corridor leads to the large sitting room. Fully carpeted and of elegant decoration, this room has large windows on two sides framing lovely views over the gardens. Central to the room is the open fire with wood mantel, while a fitted shelved cupboard provides useful storage space.

    Completing the ground floor is double bedroom four which benefits from twin double fitted wardrobes, while a deep silled window allows for peaceful countryside views.

    At the top of the carpeted staircase is the landing which includes fitted eaves storage. The inviting principal bedroom suite enjoys dual aspect views over the garden grounds and includes twin fitted wardrobes. It also boasts a well appointed en suite shower room which includes a WC, wash hand basin and tiled shower enclosure with electric shower.

    Double bedrooms two and three are further well proportioned rooms with the advantage of fitted storage and tranquil countryside views. They are well served by the contemporary family bathroom, which includes a striking bath, WC, wash hand basin with vanity unit and a shower enclosure with double rain effect shower heads.

    Representing an ideal opportunity for holiday lets or secondary family accommodation, a charming stable style door leads into the hall which is fitted with quarry tiling and a range of wall mounted coat hooks. From the hall there is access to a well appointed WC cloakroom. The kitchenette enjoys lovely views across the rear garden and is fitted with a good range of pine effect base and wall units with laminate work surfaces which incorporate a stainless steel sink with drainer. It is understood that the freestanding appliances within the kitchenette shall remain.

    Partially on open plan to the hall there is the well proportioned sitting room which overlooks the property frontage and features Amtico flooring and picture rail. The double bedroom is peaceful and inviting with tasteful decoration and neutral carpeting, and is served by a shower room which includes a white two piece suite and open shower enclosure.

    The adjoining west wing of the steading represents an excellent opportunity for further conversion and planning permission has previously been granted for conversion into a four bedroom property. Maintained to a very high standard, the outbuilding has two levels and currently comprises four rooms, one of which houses the internal workings for the original water wheel and a wood burning stove.

    Accessed via a shared driveway from the B977, Craigton Steading is well set back from the road amidst open farmland and woodland, with the Hill of Fare rising behind. Directly in front of the steading is a productive orchard which is mostly laid to lawn and bounded by mature hedging. With a gravelled driveway providing ample parking, the remainder of the gardens are beautifully landscaped with well stocked borders and fruit bushes. The entrance to the pend between the outbuilding and annexe is framed with climbing plants and leads into the rear garden.

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I love the pretty exterior and delightful garden grounds. The annexe is an ideal holiday let opportunity and the outbuilding offers amazing potential for conversion.

Fiona GormleyProperty agent

Local information

  • Banchory, considered to be the gateway to Royal Deeside, is a popular and expanding town located along the picturesque River Dee and overlooked by the renowned Scolty Hill. Within Banchory there is a good range of amenities, including specialist shopping, two large supermarkets, banking, restaurants, a garden centre, hotels, swimming pool, library, health centre and several dentists. There are pre-school facilities available in addition to two primary schools and Banchory Academy which caters for secondary education. Banchory Sports Village provides a range of sporting facilities, including a six lane swimming pool. There are a myriad of outdoor leisure activities available, including hill walking, horse riding, fishing, gliding and golf. Banchory is also well located for access to the ski resorts at Glenshee and the Lecht during the winter months.
  • Westhill provides an excellent range of amenities and leisure facilities, including an 18 hole golf course, health centre and a bustling shopping complex with M&S Simply Food and Costa, while there are also COSTCO and Tesco superstores. With a range of subsea companies based within Westhill, there is also ease of access to the AWPR, providing a quicker commute to areas north and south of the city centre, including Aberdeen International Airport. Within Aberdeen there are regular train services, including a sleeper to King's Cross London. Aberdeen provides all the services of a major city, including business, leisure and health facilities, theatres and cinemas, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling including Robert Gordon's school, St Margaret's, and Albyn as well as the International school at Pitfodels. There are two universities and two colleges of further education.
  • Banchory 4 miles
  • Westhill 14 miles
  • Aberdeen City 20 miles
  • Aberdeen International Airport 18 miles*
  • *Please note that all distances are approximate

Additional information

  • Directions: From Aberdeen travel west along the A944/B977 in the direction of Banchory. After passing the Hirn turn off on the left hand side, continue for approximately ½ a mile before reaching a staggered junction. Turn right along a tarred drive which is signposted Craigton. Continue along the drive and Craigton Steading is on the right hand side opposite the farmhouse.
  • EPC Rating = E