St Ninians is an impressive townhouse located in a wonderful position on Old Castlegate and at the centre of Banff. Siting back from the public road and screened by a tall stone wall, the house occupies an elevated position and …
St Ninians is an impressive townhouse located in a wonderful position on Old Castlegate and at the centre of Banff. Siting back from the public road and screened by a tall stone wall, the house occupies an elevated position and enjoys wonderful north and easterly views over the town and Bay. Likely to date from the mid 1800’s, St Ninians is grade B listed and is built from rendered stone under a slate roof and provides spacious accommodation over four storeys. From the enclosed garden to the front, the house is accessed via a vestibule into a hall with attractive stone columns and a staircase leading to the upper floors. The ground floor includes a kitchen with a 4 oven Aga, An adjoining living room / dining area, utility room, WC, store room and a study which could be used as an additional bedroom if required.
On the first floor, a well-lit landing leads to the principal reception rooms including a dining room and drawing room, both of which have tall corniced ceilings and open fire places. A Butler’s pantry adjoins the dining room whilst in addition there is a snug and a conservatory. On the second floor, there are three bedrooms, a dressing room (which could be used as an additional single bedroom if required), a shower room, bathroom and a walk in store room / airing cupboard. On the third floor, there are three attic rooms, two of which could be used as single bedrooms whilst the larger of which could be a large double bedroom or potentially used as a games room or an additional living room. The rooms from the upper floors are particularly impressive.
St Ninians is evidently part the way through a renovation project and upon completion it will be an imposing and very desirable townhouse. The house has many of the features one would hope to find in a property of this age and character including tall corniced ceilings, open fires and an impressive staircase with a carved handrails and ornate balusters. The property is heated using gas central heating and has single glazed sash and case windows.
To the front is a small enclosed garden with off street parking for a single vehicle whilst to the rear is a larger garden with a patio, lawn and well stocked borders.