Conveniently located, modernised and extended country house.
Unthank House is an attractive and well located country house. It is believed to date from the late 1890s, and was built as a farmhouse. In the 1960s it was converted into two apartments. In 2006 it was imaginatively converted back into one house, and was extended at that time, with the addition of the new kitchen, dining hall, living room and a wet room. It was acquired by the sellers in 2007. In 2006 the original part of the house was fully renovated including re-wiring, re-plumbing, new double glazed windows and new central heating. The extension is triple glazed and has underfloor heating. Since acquiring the house the sellers have replaced the French doors from the dining hall and the folding doors from the living room, to further improve the linkage from the house to the garden and the decking where they have also installed a swim spa hot tub and a log cabin.
As such Unthank House is very much a modern house within the original building, and it still retains much of its traditional character with features such as cornicings, centre roses, high level skirtings and panelled doors. The house has been laid out for both modern family living and for entertaining. The newer part of the house, at the rear, includes a dining hall which links to both the kitchen and to the living room, off which there is an expansive decked terrace onto the garden. In the original part of the house there are two reception rooms, one being the more formal sitting room, which opens up to a dining room, together with an en suite downstairs bedroom. Upstairs are a further four bedrooms (two en suite), which are reached by a new oak staircase. There is a built in sound system on the ground floor.
The garden in front of the house is laid to lawn and is enclosed by a stone wall and has a dog kennel and run. The garden behind the house is again enclosed, but with wooden fencing, and comprises a further area of lawn with a couple of shrub borders and trees providing shelter. There is a double garage, which is harled with a slate roof, and has two up and over doors and a concrete floor. To the side of the house are areas of decking, including a covered verandah, arranged over three different levels and linked to both the living room and the wet room. These have views out over the surrounding countryside and provide ideal seating and entertaining areas, together with a swim spa hot tub. Below the decking is a log cabin.
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Unthank House would make a first class home for a family wanting character and space but without any upgrading required. With good A90 access and the services of Brechin within easy reach, its location is also a big plus.Ruaraidh Ogilvie