A magnificent residence set in about 3.47 acres of stunning private grounds with swimming pool/leisure complex, gym, tennis court and large garage block.
Dating back to about 1880, Craigentoul is a stunning detached south facing Victorian mansion in a semi rural location in the sought after leafy area of Bieldside. The present owners have lavished great time, expense and sensitivity to create the magnificent residence of today. Michael Rasmussen Architect was involved with the sympathetic extension which perfectly blends the old and the new. Stylish and contemporary living spaces sit in harmony with period style features including pitch pine woodwork with panelled doors, Lincrusta panels to dado height, column radiators, deep skirting boards and bay windows. There are three fireplaces in the drawing room, morning room and dining room. The front facing original reception rooms have gas fires and the dining room is an open fire. Flooring is a combination of polished sanded and sealed floorboards, Amtico, engineered oak, Italian porcelain tiles and high quality carpets. Renowned specialists Laings of Inverurie were involved in a number of the bathroom and shower rooms of which fittings include Villeroy & Boch and Kohler.
In turnkey order throughout, the property begins with an entrance vestibule which opens into the welcoming reception hallway. There is a cloakroom with WC and washbasin. From the hall there is access to each of the original reception rooms of the house. With a more formal aspect, boxed bay windows in the drawing and morning rooms overlook the front of the property. The home office is ideal for full or hybrid home working. Informal relaxation space is found in the family room currently used as a television/cinema room. Absolutely stunning is the particularly generous dining kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a vast and comprehensive range of Charles York cabinets, complemented by granite bevelled worksurfaces. The focal point is a centre island which incorporates a low level area for everyday dining. Appliances are by Miele, Gaggenau and Fisher & Paykel. A split level semi open plan area leads to the dining room with wall to wall windows overlooking the swimming pool. On open plan is the superb garden room which truly brings the outdoors in with patio doors opening onto the sheltered terrace. A side vestibule has a cloakroom with WC and washbasin room. For domestic chores there is a well equipped laundry room and utility room. In addition to extensive cabinet space the kitchen is supplemented by temperature controlled wine room and larder. Ascending to the first floor are wide steps with ornate metal spindles and attractive balustrade leading up to a split level staircase. The principal bedroom suite spans the entire width of the house and is wonderfully luxurious, enjoying beautiful views of Deeside. En suite is a shower room with dressing room fitted with Neville Jones furniture. Behind are two further guest bedrooms. Towards the rear of the property is a more self contained space comprising a bedroom with adjacent sitting room. Opposite is a large bathroom with separate shower which also services the guest bedrooms. On the second floor again the more creative configuration has a bedroom with sitting room adjacent and a shower room opposite. This floor is completed by two further bedrooms with dual aspect en suite shower room.
Within the fantastic leisure complex wrapped around the side elevation of the house is the curved 4-8 feet deep swimming pool. In addition there is a separate hot tub, steam room, sauna and air conditioned gym.
High level electric gates are flanked by pillars opening into the meandering tarmacadam driveway which is lined with mature rhododendrons producing vibrant seasonal colour. The boundary perimeter is enclosed with granite and brick walls, making the area exceptionally safe for pets and young children alike. Majestic trees provide a high degree of privacy and shelter. The 3.5 acres of garden grounds are truly an oasis. The extensive patios and terrace areas were landscaped by award-winning gardener Kirsty McLean. These areas offer the ultimate alfresco experience.
A sheltered section provides a productive kitchen garden and soft fruit bushes. Two large greenhouses are fitted with electricity and one with heating. Beyond this area within the lower part of the boundary is a lawn screened with hedging. This separate area could have potential to create a building plot with the necessary planning applications, although the current owners have not pursued this option.
Impressive detached garage block with slate roof which can accommodate four vehicles. The garages are interconnecting creating an internal open plan space.
Full size sand based, Astro surfaced floodlit tennis court. The perfect spectating spot is from the tennis pavilion which has a decking area.
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