Savills | Smallbank Steading, Marykirk, By Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1US | Property for sale
3,254 sq ft(302.31 sq m)
Offers over £370,000(€428,339)

Smallbank SteadingMarykirk, By Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1US

  • Under offer

Key features

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  • Home Report value £400,000
  • Spacious steading conversion in a rural but easily accessible location.
  • Very well presented and comfortable house which is ideal for modern family living and home working.
  • Enclosed garden with log cabin, garage and consent for further garaging.
  • Convenient access for A90 and surrounding towns.

Impressive country property.

About this 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 OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • Smallbank Steading is situated just to the north of the village of Marykirk, between Montrose and Laurencekirk. The River North Esk flows past the village and is the county boundary between Kincardineshire and Angus. There are lovely westerly views to the hills from the property and it is sheltered to the east by the Hill of Garvock. The nearby village of Marykirk provides a primary school and an hotel. Local shopping and services, as well as primary and secondary schooling together with leisure facilities in the new Mearns Community Campus, are found in Laurencekirk. Montrose also has extensive shopping and business services. Lathallan at Johnshaven is a well-known local private school.
  • The nearby A90 dual carriageway provides fast and easy access north to Aberdeen and south to Dundee and on to Perth. There are railway stations at Laurencekirk and Montrose offering east coast mainline services, including a sleeper. Aberdeen Airport provides a range of domestic and European flights and there are services from Dundee to London City. Journey times to Aberdeen and Aberdeen Airport have been much reduced with the opening of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral route.
  • The area is well known for its wide range of outdoor pursuits. There is a renowned 18 hole golf course at Edzell and a Country Club within the Glenesk Hotel. Other courses in the area include Montrose and Auchenblae. Deeside is easily accessible over the scenic Cairn o 'Mount road (B974). Nearby beaches are found at Lunan Bay, Montrose and St Cyrus, which is a nature reserve. The Angus glens offer some of the finest hill walking in eastern Scotland. There are lovely forest walks in Inglismaldie Forest, and other surrounding areas. Balmakewan is a well known local farm shop and tea room.

Additional information

  • Directions: If coming from the north on the A90 dual carriageway at Laurencekirk turn on to the A937 signposted for Montrose and Arbroath. Continue on this road for some 2.5 miles and the property will be seen on the left. If coming from the south on the A90, some 3 miles north of Stracathro, turn on to the B974, signposted Marykirk. After 1.7 miles, in Marykirk, turn left on to the A937. Proceed for just over 0.5 miles and the property will be seen on the right.
  • EPC Rating = D