Prominently situated in an elevated position on one of Skelmorlie’s most sought after avenues, ‘Craigallion’ offers superb views (both day and night) over the Firth of Clyde towards Bute and Arran and is one of the finest homes in the area to be marketed for some time.
This is a charming, six bedroom detached, traditional villa constructed around 1871, which is deceptively spacious and provides a highly successful marriage of traditionally proportioned apartments with a number of unique features and has the added benefit of planning permission to construct a separate four bedroom detached house (approx 2000 sq ft) within the grounds. The property sits within large mature gardens, which have been professionally landscaped to enjoy the simply wonderful outlook and further benefit from a patio area, private seating areas, greenhouse and vegetable patch. The property can be accessed via a private carriage driveway, offering off-road parking for a number of vehicles, leading to an independent detached garage (power and light), with a log store under.
Over the last few years, the property has been refurbished, modernised and updated by the current owners, carefully retaining a wealth of the traditional features, alongside a wonderful blend of 21st century improvements, making this property “as unique as it is beautiful”. The traditional building has been carefully maintained both internally and externally, to create fantastic and flexible accommodation, which only a viewing will qualify. The bespoke interior offers sophisticated living space, with exquisite, restored period detailing including ornate cornicing and rose work, fireplaces, skirtings and working shutters, which is inherent with a home of this age and character. It also benefits from a new roof to both the main house and detached outbuilding in 2012.
The subjects are entered via a private vestibule, with a further glazed door leading through to a large welcoming reception hallway, with staircase off to the upper landing and access to the principle ground floor apartments, which are colonial in style. The lounge is of palatial proportions, with both high ceilings and intricate ceiling cornicing. The bay window, to the rear aspect, floods the room with natural light and perfectly frames the outstanding views of the Firth of Clyde. The feature (open) fireplace is the other key focal point of this room. Glass sliding doors can easily be folded back to give open-plan access to the reception hallway. The separate open-plan dining room has ample space for a table and chairs for more formal dining with friends and family. The picture window to the rear aspect offers similar views to that of the lounge and also has a matching feature fireplace. A family room, with a feature picture window, is also located on the ground floor and is sure to be a popular feature with younger members of the family and for mum “keeping an eye”, as this room is located just off the kitchen. It further benefits from a large storage cupboard (formerly pantry). The kitchen/diner has been beautifully fitted to include a good range of contemporary floor and wall mounted units, with a striking work surface, which provides a fashionable and efficient workspace. It further benefits from an integrated fridge freezer and a feature Belfast sink, making this the ideal kitchen for an aspiring chef. Every room has been designed to maximize the view and the kitchen is no exception. There is ample room in this area for a table and chairs for more informal gatherings and this zone is certain to become the very ‘heart’ of the home. The serving hatch to the dining room could be easily reinstated if desired. A spacious utility room (split into two sections) is located off the kitchen and is plumbed for a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. It also has a feature Belfast sink. A good-sized cloakroom/boot room and separate sewing room, with original wall units, complete the impressive ground floor accommodation.
The original sweeping staircase leads to first floor level, revealing six substantial bedrooms, a fantastic family bathroom, and a separate shower-room. An ornate leaded glass window provides a stunning focal point from the landing. The master bedroom is the last word in luxury, with a picture window offering tremendous views into the distance and a feature fireplace. All of the bedrooms have space for additional free-standing furniture if required. The four-piece bathroom and separate shower room create the perfect ambiance in which to unwind. A linen cupboard (off the landing) complete the accommodation on this level.
The specification includes gas central heating and double glazing for additional peace of mind.
Externally, there is a detached outbuilding with power and light. It is set over two levels and is currently being used for storage but has a range of uses. It has been cleverly incorporated into the planning permission for the new detached residence within the grounds.
Planning Permission For New Build Within Grounds:
Planning permission was granted on the 14th November 2014 (14/00541/PP) for the erection of a substantial & executive detached house that incorporates the existing detached outbuilding and makes full use of the outstanding view. It is assumed that the plot has no onerous burdens or restrictive servitudes within the title. We understand the approx size of the new build is circa 2000 sq ft.
Residential Sales Value:
Due to the exclusive location and outstanding outlook, we feel demand would be high for this unit once constructed. We have carried out our own market research and spoken to a local chartered surveyor and would suggest the re-sale valuation to be around £315,000/£325,000.
We believe that all main services are located in the vicinity of the site. However, prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the appropriate service providers.
Further information to that shown, which includes all planning drawings and decision notice can be made available upon request. Please note that we have included consented outline design drawings within this schedule and as such will require significant further design development, prior to submission for Building Warrant.
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