Impressive three bedroom apartment located within a traditional mansion house with about 26 acres of landscaped communal garden grounds.
This Grade A listed building, formerly home to The Earls of Kintore and the Latin poet Arthur Johnson, is a magnificent example of Renaissance inspired architecture set within 26 acres of beautiful garden grounds, landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th Century. Originally built c 1665, in 1984 Keith Hall was sympathetically covered to form eight flats and six houses. Apartment 6 is located on the second floor of this four storey magnificent former mansion house.
The impressive and grand reception hallway to the building boasts extensive wood panelling with a large open fireplace and leads to the stairway and the boot room where residents can store outdoor equipment. A lift accessing the upper floors of the hall is discreetly located in the stairwell if required. This wonderful welcoming area has hosted ceilidhs and other social activities for residents to celebrate together.
Apartment 6 is delightful and the configuration and circulation space almost feels like a house rather than an apartment. Most of the rooms enjoy a good degree of natural light and in turn fantastic views from within this magnificent building. The property which has been beautifully decorated has a number of striking features. Period style features include open fireplaces with ornate surrounds, wood panelling, original functioning window shutters, attractive detail on the door frames and stunning views over the extensive grounds.
The ambience immediately reflects the era of the property. An elongated and irregular shaped hallway provides access to the particularly generous open plan drawing room and dining room. The main feature is the open fireplace. Triple aspect windows flood the room with natural light and provide beautiful views over the garden grounds. Fitted with a comprehensive range of base and wall cabinets is the dining kitchen which provides ample casual dining space. The sitting room has twin aspect front facing windows again providing excellent views and a further feature open fireplace. These two public rooms combined offer fantastic circulation and entertaining space. The elegant principal bedroom is a wonderfully spacious room with twin aspect side facing windows. There are two further good sized double bedrooms located to the side of the property, one of which is complemented by an en suite bathroom. A further shower room completes the accommodation and is well situated to service the non en suite bedroom.
Keith Hall is set in about 26 acres of beautiful grounds planted with a variety of trees and shrubs. There is a well-stocked lake with a central island and use of a communal punt. Extensive areas are covered in a thick carpet of gravel and provides parking for ample vehicles.
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This apartment has been perfectly judged as a conversion and has all the feel of a country house. Ideal then for downsizers or professionals wanting a rural environment and striking period property without the potential challenges of land or garden upkeep.Fiona Gormley