£950,000 Offers over
Canterbury House is unique in that it features Victorian Architecture and design, yet as it is only twenty years old, it benefits from high levels of insulation, and has modern services and facilities.
The building is constructed from Aberdeen Rubislaw Granite with features such as bay windows, circular windows, arches, decorative door detailing and other period features. The roof is slate and the interior of the property is Victorian in design with plastered walls and ceilings, heavy cornicing and ceiling roses, four open fireplaces and the panelled doors, architraves and skirting boards are all in reclaimed pitch pine.
The modern property benefits from sophisticated fire / intruder alarm system, integral vacuum system, Cat 5 computer cable to all rooms, heat recovery systems, walk in chilled larder in kitchen and piped music system.
The properties are situated in an eight-acre garden with large pond and separate tractor and gardening shed, and there is an additional service access for HGV vehicles.
Set within extensive grounds and sheltered by woodland within the rural Cornhill area of Banffshire, lying about 5 miles inland from the Moray Firth. Coastal fishing villages such as Portsoy, Sandend and Cullen are close by offering beautiful beaches with several renowned golf courses such as the famous Duff House Royal and Royal Tarlair courses found in nearby Banff and Macduff respectively. For fishing enthusiasts, the rivers Deveron and Spey are a short drive from this property and there are excellent sea angling opportunities along the coast. The nearby town of Portsoy which is 3 miles away has further facilities with a small supermarket, various pubs, hotel, cafes, take aways along with local Bakery, Pharmacy and Post Office (also sells the famous Portsoy ice-cream). The local primary schools are Ordiquhill (2 miles), Fordyce (2.5 miles), and Portsoy also offers pre-school and primary schooling with secondary schooling in Banff, Huntly, and Keith. Private schooling is available at Gordonstoun, some 36 miles to the west, near Elgin. The A96 links the major regional centres of Aberdeen (51 miles) and Inverness (68 miles). The nearest railway station is at Keith (12miles), on the Inverness-Aberdeen line. Aberdeen International Airport offers a wide range of domestic and European flights. Portsoy hosts an annual Scottish Traditional Festival in late June/early July which is enjoyed by as many as 15,000 visitors and encompasses history, music, arts, crafts, food, and drink as well as a variety of maritime activities.
Our 360 virtual tour will guide you through the double front doors into the vestibule with staircase leading to the spacious basement games and cinema room with corner bar and currently accommodating a full sized 1895 billiard table, offering a great space for socialising, and listening to music in front of the woodburning stove.
On the ground floor and into the reception Hallway which flows to the Sitting Room with an ornately surrounded pitch pine open fireplace; Dining Room; grand Drawing Room with white marble open fireplace and patio door access to the garden. Enter the extensive contemporary Kitchen with wall and floor mounted units, integral double oven, centre island with the choice of gas or electric hob, corner walk in chiller room and breakfast dining area set with the bay window. Exit here, to the boot room connecting with the adjoining annexe.
A self-contained attached annexe offers contemporary accommodation with a disabled access. This area comprises of a large Kitchen/Utility Room with floor and wall mounted units, integral appliances and French doors leading to a patio area; large Lounge also with French patio doors, two double Bedrooms (currently set up as offices) and a Shower room.
From the main ground floor hallway ascend the pitch pine turned staircase with mahogany handrail to the spacious first floor landing to the Master Bedroom suite with en-suite Shower Room and twin Dressing Rooms. Two further double Bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill en-suite Bathroom; Library with fitted oak book shelving and storage (bought from Chivas Brothers, makers of Chivas Regal Whisky) and an ornate Adam plaster fireplace with integrated mirror and fourth double Bedroom / Playroom.
Ascend a further staircase to the 2nd floor, with a more contemporary feel, to find four Bedrooms, each with en suite Shower Rooms. The Captainss suite boasts an anti-room and has porthole windows, and luxury Bathroom with corner bath and spa shower.
To the rear of the house there is a 4,500 sq. ft. general purpose Industrial Unit offering opportunities to operate a business venture. The shed has a workshop section, gym, and leisure area with three electrically operated doors to the storage area and one larger electrically operated door to the workshop. There is a concrete apron around two sides of the building. On the first floor are an office and two Storerooms. The storage area has been built for Classic Cars and is carpeted.
The pillar lit driveway provides access to this superb property set within 8 acres of well-maintained grounds predominately laid to grass, shrubs, trees, and large rockery with hedging providing shelter. There are secluded areas for alfresco dining. The building is fully floodlit and looks amazing when showing off the extent and magnitude of the granite.
A tractor shed lies west of the house. Constructed of block rendered walls with a slated roof and double timber doors, it is a similar size to a large double garage and has both water and electricity supplies to it. There is a lean-to PVC greenhouse on its southern wall.
Behind the house is a large woodland area ideal for walking dogs.
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