Craighurst is likely to date from the turn of the last Century and is constructed of stone under a pitched slate roof. It has been comprehensively improved and extended over the past decade to create what is now an impressive …
Craighurst is likely to date from the turn of the last Century and is constructed of stone under a pitched slate roof. It has been comprehensively improved and extended over the past decade to create what is now an impressive and highly desirable home. The front door opens into a vestibule and through to a hallway with stairs to the first floor. To the right is a sitting room, opposite this is a music room; both are well proportioned and most impressive rooms with period features including magnificent open fires, ornate cornicing and ceiling roses. Back in the hallway, ahead and to the right is a door to an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room. The kitchen is very well equipped with an excellent range of wall and floor units and a number of integrated Miele appliances. There is also a wood burning stove. The sun room area has large windows, French doors out to the garden and an opening to a dining room which has a further wood burning stove with an ornate mantle. The dining room can also be accessed directly from the main hallway. A utility room with space for white goods and a W.C. complete the ground floor accommodation. The first floor landing gives access to four generously sized bedrooms, three have an en suite shower room and one has an en suite bathroom. The second floor has a seating area on the landing, a fifth bedroom with a dressing room and a shower room. Accessed via an external door, or via the kitchen, is an inner hall with stairs to a first floor annexe consisting of a kitchen/dining/sitting room, bedroom and shower room.
Overall, the house appears to be in excellent condition and has been tastefully decorated throughout with a sympathetic mix of original ‘period’ and modern features. With its very adaptable accommodation, Craighurst would lend itself equally to use as a family home as well as having potential to be operated as a Guest House or B&B. The house is double glazed and heated using mains gas central heating.
Outside, the garden and grounds are no less impressive than the house. A tarmac driveway offers ample space to park several cars in addition to the double garage with electric doors. The garden also has areas of lawn, a garden store, summer house and pagoda. A particularly appealing aspect of the garden is the extensive paved patio with access over a set of stone stairs to the top lawn. There are various mature trees and a wooded bank which provide shelter and privacy from the neighbouring houses.