Balnakiel House is a very impressive detached period residence that has been sympathetically restored and renovated. Built in stone around 1869 for Peter Sanderson a local Mill owner, this handsome Victorian mansion house was later converted in 2007 to create four individual apartments. Great attention has been made to retain the original features and character of this home whilst also ensuring a high standard of modern living is achieved.
Approached from an impressive shared ground featuring mature trees including a sequoia fir tree, the property boasts an impressive communal entrance with accessible living ramp, wooden panelled entrance hall, fine staircase and magnificent stained glass windows.
3 Balnakiel House itself is accessed from the first floor from the communal stairway, with an internal stairway inside apartment 3 to its own upper level. The spacious interior has been attractively modernised utilising some contemporary finishes, which complement the many fine original period features.
A large apartment split over two floors, the property features a selection of generous public spaces, large bedrooms that includes en-suite bathrooms and a family bathroom. Heated by gas central heating the apartment retains many of the original features such as ornate ceiling and plasterwork, cornicing, large sash windows with original shutters throughout, panelled doors and fantastic Georgian style fireplace in the family lounge. It now also benefits from recently upgraded double glazing throughout completed in 2012.
The property comprises the following: large entrance hallway, modern dining kitchen with dual aspect windows and fully integrated kitchen with a range of appliances. This modern room is finished with a range of wall and base units with stainless steel worktops and integral appliances that include, a 5 ring gas hob, double Smeg oven and extractor hood over. There is a double stainless steel sink, dishwasher and fridge freezer.
The impressive family lounge featuring a magnificent Georgian style fireplace that the current owners have installed and a fantastic bay window with wonderful views; large dining room; toilet/cloak room with WC, master bedroom with en-suite and modern three piece bathroom with power shower over the bath, partially tiled. Back in the hallway there is a ample storage cupboards.
Upstairs, there is large bedroom, utilised currently as an office and home entertainment room and that features dual sliding wardrobes that lead to a period window. The third bedroom is smaller and more conventional in layout that also has an ensuite shower room and storage. There is a forth smaller bedroom with Velux window and an impressive four piece bathroom completes the flat itself.
The current owners have added to the accommodation, by acquiring the two small outhouses found on the grounds of Balnakiel house, currently these have been made into the one guest wing, with two individual shower rooms and toilets, they could easily be made back into two single guest accommodation or indeed a granny annex, or suitable for a variety of home based businesses.
The property further benefits from two dedicated parking spaces and ample guest parking. Early viewing is highly recommended.
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Extras (Included in the sale) All fixtures, fittings, carpets, curtains and kitchen appliances.
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