Craigallian is a lovely country estate with an imposing house in beautiful surroundings. The estate comprises some 340 acres including a loch with boathouse, forestry and pasture land. There is a good stable block attached to the house and the estate provides some lovely rides. There is considerable potential to expand the pheasant and duck shooting which has in the past provided some very good sport.
Oak outer storm doors and a half glazed door lead to a hall with oak inlaid panelling, leaded windows, ornate cornice and fleur de lys plaster work. Off the hall is a cloakroom. The drawing room, dining room, library and morning room all open directly off the hall. There is also a morning room with fitted bookshelves with cupboards and drawers below, It has a Victorian style fireplace with overmantel and a living flame gas fire. The billiard room, is panelled to picture rail height with a panelled ceiling and a wood burning stove
The kitchen and adjoining utility room lie toward the rear of the house with external access from the courtyard. It is conveniently situated for the dining room, with a pantry and an inner hall linking the two rooms. Off the passageway are a wc, a laundry room, a wine store and a service stair to the first floor. A further hallway off the staircase hall accesses the billiard room and the east wing. Adjacent to the billiard room a further inner hallway with a tiled floor accesses the conservatory, a wc, a back door to the courtyard, the former kitchen, stores and a staff sitting room. A staircase leads downstairs to the basement which houses the boiler.
The main first floor landing is lit by a large skylight. There are seven bedrooms on this floor, all with ornate cornicing; two have fitted furniture. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and a walk in cupboard. Its dressing room has a cast iron fireplace and a fitted corner cupboard. The other bedrooms are served by a bathroom and by a shower room.
The main staircase, with under stairs cupboard and oak handrail, continues to the second floor where there are four secondary bedrooms and a bathroom. At mezzanine level, between the first and second floors is a gun room. On the third or attic floor, there are two store rooms.
Courtyard and stables
The rear section of the house is built around a service courtyard which is accessed by double gates from the north side of the house. Over the garage, accessed from the courtyard by its own staircase, is a self-contained housekeeper's flat with sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.
The north west range, to the left of the gates, comprises a workshop, a gas store and a former byre which is accessed from outwith the courtyard. To the right of the gates is a large tool store and workshop with access to extensive L shaped loft space above the tool store and the east range. The east range of the courtyard includes former stabling and grooms' accommodation and various store rooms.
Attached to the east wall of the courtyard are further store rooms, stabling, a single garage and a potting shed. Outside the main entrance to the courtyard are dog kennels.
Gardens and grounds
In front of the house and to the east are lawns surrounded by masses of daffodils in spring and a variety of shrubs and other plants. To the east of the house is a hard tennis court, in need of upgrade, and a small summer house is set in a secluded position surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.
Lying on the west side of the estate this area comprises some 325 acres of amenity and commercial woods and pasture land. The amenity woodland, is planted with native hardwoods and conifers and offers excellent scope for increasing the sporting potential. The woods have been well managed by Scottish Woodlands and a forestry plan is available on request.
Craigallian Loch provides some enjoyable and productive trout fishing. Included is the boathouse and a small amenity wood on the southern tip of the loch, comprising some 7.6 acres of broadleaves and Norway spruce. The loch is informally let to Craigallian Angling Club for a modest income.
Craigallian has in the past provided a very wide range of sport. The estate is well stocked with hardwood trees, which have been thoughtfully laid out to improve the pheasant drives. There are two duck flighting ponds as well as the loch. There is some roe stalking.
Craigallian Gatehouse is a charming sandstone gate house of great character. Thought to date from 1884 when the main house was rebuilt, it currently provides valuable monthly income from a short assured tenancy. It offers flexible accommodation and a small private garden.View payable LBTT Calculator for this property...Read full description