Impressive country house combining luxury living with facilities to operate business from home.
Twenty plus years ago, Canterbury House was conceived by the current owners, who designed and started collecting traditional materials for the construction of a Victorian style house with all the benefits of modern technology. Constructed traditionally, the mansion house was built with Rubislaw granite, on four levels finished with slate and green fish tail feature slates and ogee aluminium gutters. The result is an imposing property which offers the best of old and new, combining traditional external and internal period features with the convenience of modern living. The standard of the works undertaken was to an extraordinarily high specification. The house has pitch pine doors, skirtings and architraves, and ornate plaster cornices and centre ceiling roses in most rooms on the ground and first floors. There are four fireplaces in the house, each with their own individual design, two of which have coal effect gas fires. On the second floor and the lower ground floor, the style is more contemporary. Features include Kingspan insulation, double glazing, fire doors, an integral vacuum system, heat recovery system, multi-room music and TV systems, cat 5 cabling to all rooms, wall activated switches to table lamps in the drawing room, a walk in chill room in the kitchen, and the facility for all fireplaces to be functional. The self contained, attached annexe offers flexible accommodation with a more modern twist and has disabled access. The house was completed some fifteen years ago.
Despite its scale the house is easily managed and it functions admirably both as an impressive house in which to host large house parties and as a comfortable family home.
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Canterbury House is the realisation of the owners' dreams. You've got the best of old and new, and as well as a fabulous home, with the annexe and the workshop building you've got the opportunity to develop a variety of business opportunities.Fiona Gormley