Beautifully presented town house, in a fine residential area.
Airlie House is a very fine town house, dating from the 1880s . It is an attractive, substantial stone built house with a slate roof, which was split in the 1960s into two four bedroom flats. These were acquired by the sellers in 2008 who set about an ambitious and extensive programme of works to recreate the original house. The house was a private home but since 2016 Airlie House has been successfully used as a bed and breakfast and more latterly for private functions and as renowned tea rooms, also serving light lunches.
The recent works undertaken were extensive. The staircase was recreated to link the house back together. Insulation was added to the roof and below the floor, and upstairs had new double glazing and was rewired and re-plumbed. The property was also redecorated and re-carpeted throughout and the bathroom and shower rooms were refurbished. The kitchen had been redone prior to the current owners' purchase. In 2010 a new boiler was installed, which allows heating to be zoned. Later, in 2018, once the business was established, the log cabin with decking was installed. Electric gates were also fitted. The house is beautifully presented, and subject to any necessary planning consents could lend itself well as a delightful family home which would be ideal for entertaining, or given its past and current usage it also works well on a more commercial basis. It still retains much of its original character and features such as panelled doors and cornicings in most of the rooms.
Electric gates open onto a tarred drive leading to gravelled parking and turning areas at the front of the house. Steps lead to a wooden front door with two carriage lights and a glazed overlight. The entrance vestibulehas an inner glazed door with side and overlights leads to the impressive hall which has an arch which leads through to the inner hallway. To one side are two reception rooms, currently known as the Cosy Room and the Tea Room. Opposite, the striking drawing room has a picture rail, wood burning stove, high level skirting and a wall mounted Panasonic TV. The inner hallway has the staircase to the first floor, an understair cupboard and a back door. The dining room has a wall mounted Sony Bravia TV, while the shower room has a corner shower cabinet with wet walling, pedestal washbasin, WC and window shutters. Adjacent is the fully fitted kitchen which has wooden wall and floor units with soft closing drawers, tiled splashbacks, three Lamona ovens, NEFF four ring gas hob with extractor, Bosch dishwasher, Whirlpool American style fridge freezer, central island unit, further display and storage cupboards and a Samsung wall mounted TV. Beyond is the utility room which has wooden wall and floor units with tiled splashbacks and a Beko washing machine, Indesit dryer, Montpelier under counter fridge, shelved storage cupboard, clothes pulley and a side entrance door.
The staircase with wooden handrails and wrought iron balustrades leads to the first floor. Part way up the stairs is bedroom one (Glen Moy) with a feature wood burning stove. The first floor landing has four picture lights and two wall lights, while the large and well fitted bathroom has a freestanding bath, vanity unit with marble top and two washbasins, pedestal washbasin, WC, large shower cubicle with wet walling and a waterfall shower and hand set. Bedroom two (Glen Esk) has a wall mounted Samsung TV, window shutters and an en suite shower room with a corner shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin and WC. Off the landing, and at the back of bedrooms three and five, are two cupboards, which have potential as further en suites. Bedroom three (Glen Prosen) has window shutters and a walk in wardrobe with hanging rails, while bedroom four (Glen Isla) also has window shutters and two bedside lights. Bedroom five (Glen Lethnot) has window shutters, a wall mounted Sony TV and a walk in wardrobe with hanging rails.
A hanging staircase lit by a large skylight leads up to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms. Bedroom six (Glen Doll) has a wall mounted Samsung TV while bedroom seven (Glen Clova) has a wall mounted Bush TV.
Outside are lovely and enclosed gardens which are enclosed by hedges, fences and a wall. Mainly comprising lawns there are also trees and shrubs. On one side is a wooden summer house (2.6 m x 2.4 m) while on the other is the octagonal log cabin style summer house (5.6 m (max) x 4.1 m (max)) with power and light and linking to decking creating a lovely outside entertaining area. Below is a paved pergola. To the side of the house is a dog kennel and run. Attached to the house is a stone built range of outbuildings and an outside bin storage area. The boiler room is at the back of the house.
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