Number 2 Craigshannoch Mansions is an outstanding building which was formerly the hospital pavilion built in the 1930s and designed by George Bennett Mitchell in an Arts & Craft style. The building as a whole has a commanding southerly position with open views towards Bennachie (Range of Hills in Aberdeenshire) and throughout 2009 was sympathetically converted into three beautiful homes. Throughout the conversion, the focus remained on retaining the endless original features yet introducing high-quality modern luxuries to meet the expectations of modern-day family living.
2 Craigshannoch occupies the centre part of the mansion and continues over three floors offering approximately 532sqm of living space. The impressive double entrance sets the tone perfectly and exudes grandeur, with solid wood flooring, high grand ceilings, and a large fireplace with multi-fuel fire with a carpeted circular stairway with wooden balustrade leading to the first floor.
The accommodation flows beautifully thereon in and continues through to the impressive and exceptionally bright public rooms creating versatile and flexible living accommodation. The striking large windows maximise the bright southerly aspect throughout the home and the high ceilings create an endless feeling of space. The formal lounge is a stunning room with a bespoke fireplace with a multi-fuel stove allows access to the formal dining room/family room. This room leads through to the sunroom currently set as a bar with skylight windows and a frontage of windows providing an outlook over the southerly gardens and beyond. The main sitting room also leads through to another sunroom and office space. The luxurious dining kitchen, fitted by Laings of Inverurie, is an exceptional working, storage and dining space with the added benefit of a large central island. Also located on the ground level is a large utility/washroom a recently upgraded guest WC. A large boot room providing extra storage completes the accommodation on the ground floor.
The first level is awash with natural light with an exceptional landing; you have Five very spacious double bedrooms on this level. The master bedroom has a superb central position with multiple south-facing windows, a luxurious en-suite shower room with a large walk-in wardrobe and changing room; bedroom 2 also has an en-suite shower room and would make for a charming guests bedroom. Bedroom 3, 4 and 5 are equally spacious double bedrooms with the main family bathroom with a separate shower cubical continuing the high-quality standard; a convenient cloakroom off the main landing consisting of a WC and sink complete this floor.
Continuing to the top floor, the turret room offers further potential development and is currently used as a large storeroom, there is an exceptional fully equipped gymnasium, and separate large games/cinema room, a centrally located family shower room and two further double bedrooms complete the accommodation on this floor; in addition, there are also ample storage cupboards on all three floors. An incredible family home in a location that is highly desirable and tranquil. Rarely does an opportunity arise to purchase a property of such quality. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate all that is on offer.
The extensive gardens to the front of the house are south facing, with an imposing staircase leading down to the main lawn areas, bordered by a fenced on all sides with beautiful mature trees and a variety of mature shrubs and plants. A large stone patio area across the front of the property is accessed from the various ground floor rooms, with multiple seating areas and is perfect for entertaining some alfresco dining or just relaxing and enjoying the sun. To the rear of the property there is private parking for at least 6 vehicles with further secure parking in the large purposely built stone and slate double garage, the garage has power, water and light, with recently added electrical rollers doors and alarm system.
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