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Craigievar, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8LR

Offers Over £420,000

  • 2 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms.

  • ‘A’ Listed with immense character

  • Central stair tower & fully restored

  • Place of privacy & open countryside views

  • Detached steading & garden grounds

  • Extending to around 8.45 acres in total

  • Additional land may be available

Hallhead is a historic and charming Category ‘A’ Listed 17th century fortified house, pleasantly positioned up a tree lined track road in a lovely secluded valley in the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside. Built in 1668, Hallhead was owned by members of …

Hallhead is a historic and charming Category ‘A’ Listed 17th century fortified house, pleasantly positioned up a tree lined track road in a lovely secluded valley in the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside. Built in 1668, Hallhead was owned by members of Clan Gordon for about 300 years, and is a most stunning and imposing harled stone construction under slate roof with pointed granite features, the T plan tower construction offers generous and impressive accommodation essentially over four levels. The property was thoughtfully and meticulously restored by the present owners around 15 years ago, to carefully retain every traditional and historic aspect, but to sympathetically introduce modern living requirements. Today Hallhead remains in immaculate condition throughout and lends itself perfectly as a charming, yet practical, family home or equally as a special second home.

As one enters through the studded wood panelled front door you immediately arrive in the historic central tower with exposed stone walls and stairs. To the right is the large traditional dining kitchen with Rayburn stove and exposed stone wall. Continue through to the lounge with wood burning stove and several windows, including a shot-hole window discovered during the refurbishments in 2000. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is the cloakroom.

On the first floor is a further sitting room with three separate windows and an electric fire. This room could easily be used as a further bedroom or dining room perhaps. Also on this level is the master bedroom with ensuite shower room.

The second floor has two further double bedrooms, both of generous proportions and the original fireplaces with exposed stone work. Main bathroom with bath and separate shower room. On the top floor there is a gallery landing area, which would work well as a smaller sitting or reading space.
Hallhead sits in around 8.45 acres in total which includes a traditional south facing walled garden, charming pond, woodland and a category ‘B’ listed traditional stone steading.

Ground Floor: Hall, cloakroom, lounge & dining kitchen.

First Floor: Sitting room and double bedroom with ensuite shower room.

Second Floor: Double bedroom 2, double bedroom 3 & main bathroom.

Top Floor: Gallery landing area

A traditional south facing garden is bound by a traditional stone dyke wall and beyond the garden to the west is a large pond which attracts many varieties of birds and wildlife. The remainder of the land mainly consist of woodland.

The detached steading building has a category ‘B’ listing. This U shaped traditional stone steading has a pitched and slated roofs to the side wings and pitched and profile metal roof to the centre section.

This steading may offer some development opportunity, although buyers are advised to make their own enquiries in this regard. Equally can simply be retained as an outbuilding for various uses including storage.

Hallhead is at the end of a tree lined track road, approx. 0.5 miles long.

Additional land may be available under separate negotiation.

Water - Private
Electricity - Mains
Drainage - Septic Tank
Heating - Oil CH
Council Tax - B

There is currently no telephone connection to Hallhead. This will be the responsibility of any purchaser to investigate the possibilities and availability thereof.

The private water supply is located outwith the feu in the neighbouring field.

The council tax banding could be subject to change in the future.

Hallhead is located within the picturesque hamlet of Craigievar, only 7 miles from Alford and 7 miles from Aboyne in Royal Deeside. Alford is a popular and growing town with a wealth of amenities including a health centre, shops, bank, post office, filling station, hotels along with a dry ski slope and transport museum. Equally, Aboyne offers excellent amenities including shops, coffee shops and is the gateway to Royal Deeside continuing to Ballater & Braemar. Schooling is provided at Craigievar Primary School and then Alford Academy, which is a very popular community campus with secondary school, swimming pool, theatre, library and community café.
Aberdeen is some 27 miles, and provides all the leisure, recreational and entertainment facilities expected from the oil capital of Europe. It also provides good transport links with a mainline railway station and Aberdeen International Airport is only a 40 minute drive away.