Most attractive and well presented house within the desirable village of Edzell.
Lindsay House is a most attractive property, situated towards the northern end of the village, within easy walking distance of the park and school, as well as all the other amenities within Edzell. The house is believed to date from the 1850s and was thought to have been built as two houses and later converted into one. At one point it was used as the premises for a bank. Lindsay House was acquired by the sellers in 2004. Since then they have made considerable improvements. Shortly after acquiring the house they refurbished the kitchen and utility room. The bathroom and shower rooms have also been refurbished and since 2012 the double glazed windows have been replaced and oak flooring has been laid in the living room and dining room. As such it is a very well presented house, but still retains much of its original character and features.
An imposing house, which fronts onto the High Street, it has a large enclosed garden to the rear, and is stone built with a dressed stone double bay frontage, and a slate roof. It is attached to No 61 High Street next door, by its own garage and a private walkway separates it from No 69 High Street at the other side. It is a spacious house. On the ground floor are three imposing reception rooms, a shower room and the breakfasting kitchen, while just outside is the useful utility room and store room. Upstairs on the first floor are five good sized bedrooms, a further shower room and bathroom. The principal bedroom, at the rear of the house, has an interlinking door to the bathroom. On the top floor is a den / office. As such it is a property that is ideal for both modern family living and for entertaining and benefits from period features such as cornices in the hallway, principal rooms and bedrooms, together with panelled doors.
A wooden front door with etched side lights opens to a timber lined entrance vestibule with a tiled floor and an inner partially glazed door to the hallway. This too has a tiled floor, a centre rose and staircase to the first floor. Arranged off the hallway are the three reception rooms. The living room has a centre rose, picture rail, fireplace with wooden mantel and wood burning stove, together with a bay window, oak flooring and a recessed shelved alcove with cupboard below. Opposite is the sitting room which also has a bay window with shutters, centre rose, open fireplace with ornate wooden mantel, raised hearth, two wall lights, and a shelved recess with cupboard below. The dining room has an interlinking door with the sitting room making an ideal entertaining space and also has a centre rose, window shutters, four wall lights and oak flooring.
There is an understair tiled shower room with shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. The fully fitted breakfasting kitchen has a Samsung fridge / freezer with ice maker, Bosch dishwasher, sink, Stoves seven burner range cooker with double oven and two warming drawers, set in an original fireplace with tiled splashbacks and wooden overmantel. In addition there is a shelved alcove with cupboard and window shutters, together with ample space for informal dining and a door to the garden. From here there is access to the utility room which has fitted wall and floor units with sink, Samsung washing machine, Matsui fridge, Naiko freezer and a Samsung dryer. Next door is a store room.
A curved wooden staircase with cast iron balustrades and wooden handrail, leads to the first floor. All the bedrooms, other than bedroom one have centre roses and all have window shutters. Bedrooms two and three have bay windows, with bedroom two also having a shelved press and bedroom three having fitted wardrobes and wooden flooring. The partially tiled shower room has a walk in shower cubicle with wet walling, twin washbasins with vanity unit, WC, window shutters and a tiled floor. Beyond bedroom four is bedroom five has an interlinking door to the bathroom which is partially tiled and has a bath with shower, circular washbasin, WC, window shutters and a further door to the landing. Adjacent is a shelved linen cupboard. Stairs lead up to a den / office which has a dormer window, and can be used as an additional bedroom. A floored roof space provides useful storage.
To the side of the house is an attached garage with an electric up and over door, concrete floor and access through to the garden. The enclosed garden behind the house is mainly down to lawn with trees and shrubs, together with a wooden Wendy house, wooden seated arbour and a kennel. Adjacent to the house is raised decking which provides an ideal seating and entertaining area.
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Lindsay House is a most appealing property in a charming location and within a friendly community. It is in move in' condition and will appeal to those families wanting more space and a period home, but without the upheaval of renovation.Ruaraidh Ogilvie