Charming Georgian country house with lodge.
Lot 1 Broomley House About 15.05 acres Offers over £465,000
Broomley House is a charming country house, dating from about 1750. It is described by John Gifford in the Pevsner Architectural Guide for Dundee and Angus (Yale University Press 2012) as being a mid-eighteenth century laird's house. The full height bay to the right of the front door was added in about 1792. The house is most attractively built of local red sandstone, with a slate roof, and sits within its own policy grounds, providing privacy, and still retains much of its original character with features including fireplaces and panelled doors together with cornicings in the principal accommodation including reception rooms and bedrooms. Broomley House was believed to have once been part of the House of Dun Estate which for a long time belonged to the Erskine family. It was improved and its grounds laid out in the 18th century, and it has been in the sellers' family since 1983. While it could now benefit from some updating, it is a delightful property. The rear wing of the house, known as Broomley Mews, which faces south, which originally incorporated staff accommodation and service rooms, was divided into a separate property, creating two distinct country houses with different aspects. With extensive accommodation and grounds, Broomley House lends itself well both for family living and for home working.
Stone entrance pillars with railings and a wrought iron gate, adjacent to the lodge, opens onto a rhododendron lined drive, which leads up to a gravelled sweep at the front of the house, which is bounded by a high hedge. Stone steps with railings lead up to a wooden front door with a glazed overlight, to an entrance vestibule with an inner door with glazed side lights and ornate fan light which opens to the impressive hall which has a most attractive hanging and curved staircase. The main reception rooms are on either side of the hallway. The drawing room is a beautiful bay fronted and well proportioned room with picture rail, open fireplace with carved wooden mantel and a raised hearth. The dining room has a picture rail, window shutters, four wall lights, two picture lights and a fireplace, which previously housed a wood burning stove, with tiled inserts and an ornamental wooden mantel. A connecting door links through to the kitchen with wooden wall and floor units with tiled work surfaces and splashbacks, incorporating a sink, electric cooker point, four oven oil fired AGA (white) and a breakfast bar. On the other side of the hall is a cloakroom with washbasin and WC, and a utility room with a porcelain sink, fitted shelved cupboards, and plumbing for a washing machine. Stairs lead down to the garage with an up and over door and housing an Ideal Concord C boiler.
The bedrooms are arranged off the first floor landing. Bedroom one has window shutters and an adjoining bathroom with bath, pedestal washbasin and WC. Bedroom two has a picture rail and washbasin, while bedroom three has fitted shelved and hanging cupboards and is currently used as an office. The principal bedroom is another lovely bay fronted room with a wooden floor and en suite bathroom with bath with shower and tiled surround, pedestal washbasin and WC. Bedroom five has a fitted wardrobe, washbasin and a wooden floor, while the family bathroom has a bath with shower with tiled surround, pedestal washbasin and a WC.
Accessed from the courtyard at the back of the house is the basement which still incorporates the original stairs leading down from the hall (now blocked) and comprises six storage rooms, one with the former range and four with stone flag floors. Attached to the back of the house is a stone built range comprising four stores.
The garden in front of the house is laid extensively to lawn and has some flower borders. Beyond is a wooded area with fine beech trees, amongst others. The courtyard behind the house, is grassed with some fruit trees. There are three paddocks, one in front of the house, and two running down to part of a disused railway line which used to run alongside Montrose Basin.
Lot 2 The Lodge About 0.16 acres Offers over £160,000
Situated adjacent to the entrance gate is an attractive 19th century lodge, which is harled with a slate roof. A full description is available in the brochure but briefly the accommodation comprises porch, sitting room, two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. The garden is mainly down to grass. There is a wooden garden shed and wood store. There is also a sheltered paved seating area and a hard standing parking area.
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Beautifully proportioned and in a lovely position, Broomley House is a fine example of Georgian architecture, which with some straightforward upgrading will make an excellent family home. There is also the added optional benefit of The Lodge for extended family accommodation or holiday lets.Ruaraidh Ogilvie