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Cobairdy House

Cobairdy, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 7YD

Guide Price £500,000


  • 5 reception rooms. 7 bedrooms

  • An impressive Georgian country house

  • Grade B listed

  • Spacious and flexible accommodation

  • In need of modernisation

  • Extensive mature garden grounds

  • Useful outbuildings

  • 2 grazing paddocks (about 3.5 ha / 8.6 acres)

  • Tranquil and secluded rural setting

  • In all about 13.8 acres (5.6 hectares)

DESCRIPTION
Dating from 1855, Cobairdy House is a grade B listed Georgian Country House sitting in private and secluded grounds to the north of Huntly. An impressive and imposing property, the house provides spacious accommodation over two storeys and is …

DESCRIPTION
Dating from 1855, Cobairdy House is a grade B listed Georgian Country House sitting in private and secluded grounds to the north of Huntly. An impressive and imposing property, the house provides spacious accommodation over two storeys and is centered around a small enclosed courtyard. It is constructed from stone under a slate roof.
On the ground floor, the house is accessed from the gravelled driveway through a well-lit vestibule and into the reception hall. From here doors lead to various rooms and on the right includes a magnificent dining room with ornate cornicing, three large windows and a fireplace. On the opposite side of the hall is the Morning room, an elegant room also with a tall and ornately corniced ceiling, a fireplace and bi-fold doors which open to the drawing room. Again, this is a generously sized room with many fine period features and a deep set bay window overlooking the garden. Linking these rooms is a passage which overlooks a central courtyard and which also accesses the east wing which includes a library / ante room, the former gun room, a cloak room, and study. The north wing is also linked by a long passage and includes the original Old’ kitchen with a cast iron range, a boot room, utility room, kitchen and a good sized walk in larder. On the first floor, the bright and airy landing gives access to the principal bedrooms on the first floor whilst similar to the ground floor, the accommodation surrounds the courtyard with passages connecting the various rooms. In total, there are 7 bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms and 3 bathrooms together with extensive ancillary accommodation including the original Maid’s pantry, a box room, store room, drying room and a further sitting room. The floor layout at Cobairdy is extremely flexible with many rooms which can be put to a variety of uses depending on requirement.
Cobairdy House has many of the fine features one would hope to find in a property of this age and character including tall corniced ceilings, open fireplaces, working timber shutters and the original servant’s bells. The house has a lovely airy atmosphere with large windows that flood the interior with natural light whilst the drawing room, sitting room, dining room and principal bedrooms are particularly appealing rooms. There is no current form of heating in the house outwith the open fires (it did previously have oil central heating) . The house is connected to a private water supply, mains electricity and private foul drainage facility.


The house would benefit from modernisation and offers buyers a wonderful development opportunity to create a magnificent country home (subject to obtaining any necessary consents).

ACCOMMODATION

Ground Floor:
Vestibule. Hall. Sitting Room. Drawing Room. Dining Room. Library. Kitchen. Gun Room. Cloak Room. Study. Boot Room. Old Kitchen. Utility Room.

First Floor:
Landing. 7 Bedrooms. 2 Dressing Rooms. 3 Bathrooms. Maid’s Store. Sitting Room. Store. Box Room. Drying Room.

GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The grounds include an extensive and delightful mature garden with two adjoining paddocks. Various specimen mature trees and rhododendrons provide great privacy and shelter to the house and for those with ‘green fingers’ Cobairdy also offers buyers a magnificent opportunity to create a wonderful garden. The two paddocks extend to about 8.6 acres and will be attractive to those with equestrian or small holder interests. The property is wonderfully screened by mature woodland. In addition, there are a range of useful outbuildings including a garage / workshop, a stone and slate built former stables / store and game larder (both of the latter being in poor condition).