Savills | Castleton House, Chanonry, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 1RP | Property for sale
6,200 sq ft(576 sq m)
Offers over £975,000

Castleton HouseChanonry, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 1RP

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2022
  • Very fine Georgian town house with a secluded walled garden
  • Fully renovated but still retaining delightful period character
  • Presented to the highest of standards with elegant reception rooms
  • Utterly charming, flexible accommodation, Ideal for entertaining and working from home
  • Enviable position close to cathedral and Botanic Gardens as well as to amenities

Outstanding townhouse situated within the heart of a charming and historic area.

About this property

  • Castleton House is a very fine Georgian townhouse, with a secluded walled garden in a generous plot of almost half an acre.

    The house, built before 1820, is utterly charming and presented to the highest of standards, with delightful reception rooms, well proportioned bedrooms, a home office with excellent broadband connection and lots of other flexible accommodation.

    Situated within a medieval enclave, it sits in an enviable position opposite St Machar's Cathedral, close to Kings' College and the Cruickshank Botanic Garden. While it is very much a townhouse it has a delightful country feel with its own private and spacious garden and close proximity to other open spaces.

    Castleton House has benefitted from considerable improvements and renovations since 2001 while retaining its period character. It is now a beautifully presented and very well maintained family home designed for modern family living.

    It is ideal for entertaining with the spacious and elegant reception rooms leading directly out to the enchanting garden. The garden is fully enclosed and therefore perfect for young families and pets. The roof top provides spectacular views of the surrounding area.

    The extensive renovations included re-plumbing and a new heating system, tanking two of the basement rooms, refurbishing the kitchen and bathrooms, rebuilding the garage and fully redecorating. In 2007 the house was repointed, the railings at the front and on the roof were reinstated and the cast iron walkway was rebuilt. In 2012 the fully enclosed garden was re-landscaped.

    The house has also benefitted from further redecoration since, so that it remains beautifully presented, and still retains so much of its original character and features, such as cornicings, fireplaces and window shutters. The overall effect, both internally and externally is stunning.

    A more detailed internal description of the house is available under additional information.

    The useful garage block has remote control sliding doors, concrete floor, power and light.

    The garden is a delight with paved seating areas linking to the house. There are stunning flower borders with box hedges, lawns and a lovely copper beech. In addition there are two dog kennels with runs and a wooden garden shed. The garden is surrounded by pretty brick and stone walls and has composting bins and leaf cages. There is a square of pleached crab apple trees and further gravelled seating areas.

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Castleton House is an outstanding property in a wonderfully atmospheric and historic city setting. Entire townhouses of this calibre are rare. The roof terrace is the ultimate sunrise or sunset spot for a period of reflection.

Fiona GormleyProperty agent

Local information

  • This historic street derives its name from the fact that it was once home to the canons (clergy) of St Machar's Cathedral. The college of canons was incorporated as early as 1240 although canons may have lived here for even longer than that.
  • Old Aberdeen is a hidden gem in the northeast. Here, almost uniquely in Scotland, you can visit a medieval cathedral, a late medieval bridge and a late 15th century college. A small town that was independent from Aberdeen between 1489 and 1891, Old Aberdeen, situated on the northern edge of the city of Aberdeen, is largely a conservation area, and retains a wonderful sense of history and an intriguing mixture of architecture. It is rich in historic buildings: some, like St Machar's Cathedral, date from the Middle Ages, and there are many period buildings of the 18th to early 19th centuries, mostly built in the local grey granite which is famous for its silver sparkle on sunny days. The King's College campus of the University of Aberdeen is in Old Aberdeen, its buildings ranging from its 15th century chapel to the stunning new library by architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen, opened in 2012. There is also a pub, range of shops and a bank. Seaton Park, with its hidden walled garden and numerous riverside walks, is within minutes of the property; a wide range of wildlife can be seen there including ducks, swans, herons, otters, seals, red squirrels and deer. The Donmouth beach is also nearby.
  • Situated relatively near to a main arterial route with an excellent local bus service, you are minutes from Aberdeen city centre which provides the amenities one expects of a modern city. There are numerous pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants, with a fantastic theatre, concert halls, art gallery and cinemas to enjoy. Aberdeen is renowned for its superb educational and recreational facilities; there are extensive indoor and outdoor activities all near the property. As well as the excellent bus services within the city, there are good links by air, rail and coach to places within Scotland, UK and further afield; with national and international flights being provided from Dyce International Airport. The main East Coast line operates from Aberdeen providing a link to Edinburgh, to the north of England and to London. ScotRail provides services throughout Scotland including to Glasgow, Perth and Inverness.

Additional information

  • Cast iron gates open on to a gravelled front courtyard with steps up to wooden front doors with a glazed overlight to a porch with picture rail, window shutters and a mosaic tiled floor. An inner partially glazed door opens to an impressive entrance hall with dado rail and a staircase to the first floor. Off this are arranged two stunning principal bow fronted reception rooms, each with French doors and cast iron stairs to the garden. The drawing room has a fireplace with marble mantel and brick surround, two wall lights and window shutters. The dining room also has a picture rail, along with a fireplace with marble mantel, granite surround and Living Flame gas fire, window shutters and a hatch to the kitchen. Off the hall are two side hallways. The east side hallway links to the kitchen with fitted burr oak wall and floor units and a belfast sink. There is a four oven AGA in Claret with wooden mantel, extractor, tiled splashbacks, ceramic floor and with ample space for informal dining. Off this is a shelved larder cupboard and a separate utility room again with a ceramic tiled floor and sink. Fitted appliances include a Bosch dishwasher and American style LG fridge freezer. The rear lobby has a door to a paved courtyard, a shelved larder, further walk in shelved storage cupboard, and a WC with washbasin with vanity unit. The office has a corner fireplace, Karndean flooring and has previously been used as a boot room, snug and playroom. On the other side of the hall the west hallway leads to a bathroom with free standing bath, WC, washbasin and dado rail.
  • A staircase with turned wooden balustrades and handrail leads to the first floor landing with window shutters and a dado rail. The lovely principal bedroom has a picture rail, a fireplace with wooden mantel and a dressing room, again with a fireplace, and a tiled en suite shower room with walk in shower, washbasin and WC. Bedroom two has a fireplace with wooden mantel, while the partially tiled shower room has a walk-in shower cubicle, washbasin, WC and window shutters. Stairs continue up to the second floor. Bedrooms three and four have fireplaces with wooden mantel and presses, while bedroom five is a double aspect room again with a fireplace, and a corner display cupboard. Bedroom six is currently used as an office / dressing room. The bathroom has a free standing bath, washbasin and WC. Steps continue up to a roof terrace which is a wonderful view point providing secluded seating.
  • From the hall, stairs lead down to the lower ground floor with a tanked understair storage cupboard, a gym and a snug with a fireplace with a raised grate, a drop down cinema screen and window shutters. Further accommodation includes a laundry with stone flag floor, sink, John Lewis washing machine, Hotpoint fridge, Ideal Concord CXA boiler, Flamco flexifiller pressurisation unit and a clothes pulley. The original wine cellar has stone wine bins, while a store has a stone brick tiled floor and storage shelves. A further store room has access to both the garden and garage courtyard.
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold