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Cornhill House is an impressive grade C listed former Manse located at the edge of the small village of Cornhill in Banffshire. Dating from the early 19th century and believed to have been remodelled in 1844 and further extended in ...
Cornhill House is an impressive grade C listed former Manse located at the edge of the small village of Cornhill in Banffshire. Dating from the early 19th century and believed to have been remodelled in 1844 and further extended in 1923, the house is constructed of harled stone under a slate roof and provides spacious and well laid out accommodation over two and a half storeys.
On the ground floor, the front door opens into a porch which leads to a spacious and bright entrance hall with stairs to the first floor. To the right is a sitting room; an elegant and generously sized room with an exposed wooden floor and cornicing whilst a wood burning stove with a slate hearth and stone surround provides an impressive focal point. At the other end of the entrance hall is a dining room. Opposite is a door leading to a well equipped breakfasting kitchen with high quality wall and floor units and a range of integrated appliances including a dishwasher, freezer, gas hob and two ovens. A window seat provides the ideal place to sit and admire the garden and the views to the north. Off the kitchen is an excellent utility/sun room with ample space for additional white goods and a door to the garden/courtyard. Further down the hallway is a snug which could also be used as an additional bedroom if required.. A cloakroom and W.C. complete the ground floor accommodation. An elegant staircase with cast iron balusters and a carved wooden handrail leads up to the first floor accommodation. The master bedroom is a bright room and generous in size. From here a door leads to a dressing room, with fitted wardrobes, which in turn gives access to an en suite bathroom which can also be accessed from the landing. The bathroom has high quality modern fittings including a bath and a large walk in shower, it also has electric under floor heating. There are four further bedrooms, two of which are particularly generous in size and have en suite shower rooms. A staircase gives access to an attic room which provides ample storage space and potential for conversion to further bedrooms (subject to the necessary consents being obtained). Overall, Cornhill House is a characterful period home with a host of fine features that one would expect to find in a property of this age and quality.
Outside, the grounds extend to over an acre with a well maintained and mature garden enclosed by a stone wall and various mature trees, including three apple trees, which offer privacy and seclusion. The garden includes areas of lawn (including a former tennis court), various well stocked borders, a patio, timber garden shed and two greenhouses. There is also a very useful traditional stone and slate built outbuilding measuring about 4.3m x 12.6m which offers scope for development into additional accommodation (subject to planning).