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.
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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A stunning steading conversion, 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 Gormley