Knaven House Maud Aberdeenshire, AB42 5SU
Offers over £350,000
Built circa 1870 using local granite, Knaven School opened its doors for the first time on 20th April 1875 and remained as a school until its doors were closed on 18th September 1970. Extended in the early 1900's and again in the 1940's, Knaven House is now a substantial dwelling with spacious and versatile accommodation across two floors.
Sympathetically improved and updated over the years, this stunning family home blends traditional features with modern comforts. The striking walled garden and idyllic rural location with far reaching countryside views makes this property the perfect peaceful retreat to call home.
There is an effective oil fired central heating system with new boiler fitted in May this year.
Several windows are arched and all have been replaced by double glazed sash and case units, hand made by a local craftsman. There is decorative plasterwork and extensive use of natural wood including panelled doors, panelling to dado height, picture rails and double height moulded skirtings.
The stylish kitchen features free standing furniture and there are contemporary bathrooms including a luxurious shower room.
The layout of the property includes an entrance porch which opens to a wide and welcoming hallway with stairs to the upper floor and access to two storage cupboards.
The lounge and dining area is on a split level, divided by a wooden balustrade, it has arched windows on three aspects and a feature fireplace with multi fuel stove, which creates a truly striking room to relax or entertain.
A snug is next door, this too with wood burning stove and has a staircase to an upper galleried room which is presently used as an office/cinema but equally suitable as a guest bedroom or den.
The bespoke, country kitchen is truly the heart of this home with charming free standing units providing ample storage and worktop space. There is ample space for a sizeable dining and chairs with windows on two aspects flooding the room with lots of natural light.
An extremely large utility room, access from the entrance hall, has space for a multitude of laundry equipment and additional storage. There is a door which opens out to the garden.
The ground floor is completed by a stylish bathroom, shower room and bedroom four, which would equally make a fantastic additional office space, playroom or home gym.
Upstairs, there are three well proportioned double bedrooms, all with spectacular views and a good sized storage cupboard off the landing.
Room dimensions ^
- Lounge/dining area: 5.34m x 10.42m (17'6" x 34'2")
- Snug: 3.99m x 4.17m (13'1" x 13'8")
- Kitchen/breakfast room: 5.82m x 4.17m (19'1" x 13'8")
- Utility room: 2.92m x 4.22m (9'7" x 13'10")
- Bathroom : 3.56m x 2.21m (11'8" x 7'3")
- Bedroom four: 3.89m x 4.19m (12'9" x 13'9")
- Master bedroom: 3.73m x 4.19m (12'3" x 13'9")
- Bedroom two : 3.63m x 3.33m (11'11" x 10'11")
- Bedroom three: 3.63m x 3.07m (11'11" x 10'1")
- Office (above snug): 4.17m x 2.62m (13'8" x 8'7")
Knaven is a small hamlet situated in the heart of rural Grampian, close to the villages of Maud, New Deer and Auchnagatt. It is also within easy reach of Turriff and Ellon and within commuting distance of Aberdeen and the airport. Maud and New Deer have a range of amenities including general stores, medical and community facilities, banks, nurseries and playgroups and there are primary schools in both villages. Older children attend Mintlaw Academy. Both Old Meldrum and Methlick are close by and Inverurie is within ease commuting distance.
Travelling northwards from Aberdeen on the A90, bypass Ellon and turn left at the first roundabout on to the A948 towards New Deer. Continue through Auchnagatt then turn left towards Knaven. Turn right at the crossroads and Knaven House is on the left hand side.