Refurbished, impressive 18th century townhouse.
Springfield House is a pretty and well proportioned Georgian house in the classical style, which dates from about 1790. In 1823 it belonged to a David Scott, a distiller who owned the local Glencadam distillery. Springfield House is a symmetrical building with a semi-circular stair tower at the rear and was largely unchanged until the late 20th century when a single storey and basement wing were added to the west elevation when the house was being used as a public house and restaurant. As such it has great potential for business uses. The wing is double glazed. Since 2011 the house has benefited from a thoughtful and imaginative programme of refurbishment, bringing the house back to its former glory. The roof was overhauled, new central heating was installed, a new kitchen and bathrooms were put in place and the house was rewired and re-plumbed. This internal refit has preserved the integrity of the original building, creating a fabulous new house within the fabric of the old. Cornicings in the principal rooms, together with fireplaces and panelled doors have been retained, maintaining the period character of the house. The present owner has since 2016 continued with the enhancement of the property.
The principal reception rooms are on the ground floor. Double opening doors off the hall into both the sitting room and family room create an area that flows well for entertaining. Beyond the family room, in the new wing, is a fabulous dining kitchen, which is very much the hub of the house. The three main bedrooms are at first floor level and are all en suite. Above this is a large attic room, which is currently used as a playroom. At the lower ground floor level is a large games room and bar, again ideal for entertaining. Also at this level is another en suite bedroom, together with a shower and further bedroom, which is currently used as a gym, and an office. All in all it is a very spacious and imposing house, which is ideal for modern family living, while the lower ground floor level has considerable potential as a possible self contained annexe.
The garden surrounds the house and is enclosed by a wall, fencing and a hedge. It is mainly down to lawn with mature trees, including a good copper beech, providing privacy. Behind the house is a brick built garage (5.89 m x 6.78 m) with two wooden doors, concrete floor and a felt roof. Steps lead down to the entrance doors to the lower ground floor, linking this part of the house to the garden, and up to a boiler room housing a wall mounted Alpha CD705 boiler and William Wilson hot water tank.
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All in all, Springfield House is an immensely appealing period property; both spacious and stylish it is now a wonderful family home for the 21st century, with the convenience of town living.Ruaraidh Ogilvie