Impressive country property.
Smallbank Steading is a very well presented country home, which as the name suggests was converted from a former farm steading. Situated just off the A937, which connects Marykirk and Montrose with Laurencekirk, it is ideally placed for the A90 and access to surrounding towns. The steading was acquired by the sellers in 2002, who then set about an ambitious programme of conversion. It was extended a few years later into some of the outbuildings. The works were extensive and included renewing the roof as needed, fully insulating throughout, new floors, wiring and plumbing. It became very much a new house in an old shell. In 2005 it was further extended by the creation of the downstairs bedroom, while in 2007 the garage was added and the gym was incorporated within the outbuildings. This could be further incorporated into the house if wanted, subject to any necessary consents. Since then further works have been undertaken. The kitchen was refurbished in 2016, including underfloor heating in it and the adjoining dining room. In 2019 the bathroom was refurbished and the boiler was replaced in 2020. As such it is a well presented house, that is ideal for modern family living.
A log cabin was installed in the garden in 2020 and complimented with some hard landscaping. This is currently used as occasional accommodation, but would be ideally suited as a home office. As well as a garage adjacent to the gravelled courtyard at the front door, there is also full planning consent (APP/2020/1154) for the erection of a triple garage between the garden and the gravelled area on the other side of the house, with access directly off the road.
Smallbank Steading is an attractive stone built property, with a slate roof. There is a date stone of 1842 on the gable. A gate opens to a gravelled parking area. Double doors open to
a porch with a tiled floor and an inner partially glazed door to a hallway with oak flooring, staircase to the first floor and a useful walk in understair cloak cupboard. The impressive and double aspect living room has a wooden floor and a fireplace with wooden mantel which houses a wood burning stove. The cloakroom has a WC and a circular washbasin with vanity unit. Also off the hallway is the office, which has previously been used as a bedroom and a snug, and has wooden flooring and fitted shelves. Adjacent is the dining room which has a slate tiled floor and double opening doors linking to the garden and which opens up to the fully fitted kitchen. This again has a slate tiled floor together with bespoke wooden units and worktops, tiled splashbacks and soft closing doors. The wide range of appliances include a Beko dishwasher, two Bosch ovens, SMEG five ring induction hob with extractor, wine fridge, an LG silver American style fridge freezer and a fitted eye level microwave. Beyond is the utility room with fitted units with sink, plumbing for washing machine and, a Grant oil fired boiler. From here steps continue to bedroom one with an en suite shower room with pedestal washbasin, tiled shower cubicle and WC, and a dressing room with built in wardrobes. The bedroom has previously been used as a teenager's sitting room with the dressing room as a bedroom.
A split staircase leads to the first floor landing with three cupboards. Bedroom two has an alcove with a fitted dressing table and two wardrobes. Adjacent is a dressing room / child's bedroom with a built in cupboard. The partially tiled family bathroom has a free standing roll top bath, corner shower cubicle, oval washbasin with vanity unit and WC. The impressive principal bedroom suite has a walk in dressing room with bespoke fitted hanging and storage units, while the bedroom has further hanging and storage cupboards and beyond is an en suite shower room with shower cubicle, washbasin with vanity unit and WC.
Adjacent to the downstairs bedroom and accessed from outside is a room currently used as a gym which has power and light. Beyond is a small store. Opposite is the stone fronted and harled garage, which has power and light, box profile roofing, two roller doors and a concrete floor.
On the other side of the house is the garden which is connected to the dining room by a paved seating terrace, which is an ideal entertaining area. Beyond is the wooden log cabin, which is double glazed and has power, light and a panelled heater. The garden is fully enclosed by fencing, and as well as lawn includes an hexagonal wooden covered seating pavilion, a wooden garden shed (3.7 m x 3 m approx.) and a screened oil tank. There is a further gravelled and fenced parking area, with access directly off the road.
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This rural steading conversion has been thoroughly refurbished and upgraded into an extremely well presented modern family home. The location, while rural, is close to the village of Marykirk and excellent for access to the A90.Ruaraidh Ogilvie