Earlsmount is a distinctive, truly unique home with an abundance of period features and character. It dates back to 1869 when it was built on behalf of Colonel C George. Located in fantastic garden grounds of approximately 1.6 acres and overlooking the River Isla, this is a home truly at one with its surroundings.
The property has a fascinating history, and was used as a Red Cross auxiliary hospital for the convalescence of wounded soldiers and sailors during World War 1. In more recent times it was used for a variety of other commercial purposes. The current owners have since embarked on a sensitive and meticulous upgrade of this richly historical home, providing the buyer with a genuine lifestyle opportunity and great versatility of use.
Occupying a private but accessible position within the friendly town of Keith in Moray, the property is approached by a tree-lined driveway which leads to the side of the house and parking area. At this point, you get a glimpse of all the wonderful architectural features such as the projecting bay windows, crow step gables and turret as well as elevated views of the river below.
Inside there are four generous reception rooms on the ground floor, the large triple aspect drawing room, the sitting room, the family room and the reception room. On the first floor there is a further spacious sitting room, as well as a well-proportioned office. There are kitchens on both the ground floor and first floor. The smaller ground floor kitchen has fitted units in cream, together with marble worktops and integrated appliances. The upstairs kitchen also offers integrated appliances, plus a central island and space for a small seating area, as well as a dining table in the small turret attached to the corner of the house.
There are ten double bedrooms spread across the first and second floors, with three bedrooms benefitting from en suite bathrooms. Additionally, there are two bathrooms arranged across the ground floor and first floor, as well as a shower room in the basement. The basement itself provides useful additional accommodation, which could be developed, subject to the necessary consents.
Another fabulous feature of this property is a stone spiral staircase at the end of the hall on the first floor. This leads out onto a roof terrace providing fantastic views and a perfect place for summer entertaining.
This property has 1.6 acres of land.