Savills | South Fawsyde Lodge, Kinneff, Kincardineshire, DD10 0TG | Property for sale
3,870 sq ft(359.53 sq m)
Offers over £450,000(€520,953)

South Fawsyde LodgeKinneff, Kincardineshire, DD10 0TG

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Home Report valuation - £475,000
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  • Attractive house in secluded grounds on the edge of a small village
  • Close to the coast and with excellent access north to Aberdeen and to the south
  • Flexible and spacious accommodation with double height living room with galleried landing
  • Large garage and enclosed gardens

Edge of village, close to the coast.

About this property

  • South Fawsyde Lodge is a most attractive house situated in secluded grounds on the edge of the small village of Kinneff. Originally the Garden Cottage and stable block for Fawsyde House, this was imaginatively converted and extended in the early 1980s, while retaining the external integrity of the building. The original building, which is believed to date from the 1860s, is stone built with a slate roof, while the extension, on the western side, is harled. It now forms a desirable property, which was entirely refurbished to create a very versatile, fully double glazed house. It was acquired by the sellers in 1988, who have since done further works, which at that stage included overhauling the roof. Since 2010 the ground and first floor front and ground floor south facing windows have been replaced, the house has been rewired and the garage has been re-roofed.

    The hub of the house is very much a fabulous double height living room, with a galleried landing above. Off this is a smaller reception room, used as a family room. Also at ground floor level is the dining room, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom and three offices, one used as a study, one as a library and the other as a music store room. One of these could have potential as a downstairs bedroom if required, and has been so used in the past. Upstairs are four bedrooms, along with a bathroom and a separate shower. The house is linked to its gardens and grounds by a most attractive verandah and there is a useful garage and ample space for parking and seating areas.

    The access drive leads up past the back of the house with access either side to the front, where the verandah and sliding doors open to both the sitting room and the dining room. However the main entrance door is on the western side where steps lead up to a wooden entrance door and which opens to a porch with slate tiled floor and an inner glazed door to the hallway, off which the downstairs accommodation is arranged. The impressive double height living room has a beamed and wooden ceiling, feature stone wall with a wood burning stove, together with an understair cupboard, sliding doors to the verandah, and access through to the family room which has a bay window and a timber lined ceiling. Also off the hallway is the well proportioned dining room, again with a beamed ceiling, sliding doors to the verandah and which connects to the kitchen. This has wall and floor units with a Westinghouse oven / grill, space for an under counter fridge, Moffat four ring hob with Tricity extractor and double sink. In addition there is a bay window with window seat and ample space for informal dining. Beyond is the utility room which has a side entrance door, wall mounted Worcester boiler, sink unit, plumbing for a washing machine and substantial storage cupboards. The music store room has fitted CD and LP storage shelves, while the cloakroom has a pedestal washbasin, WC and wooden floor. In addition there is a library and a wood panelled study with fitted shelves and a side entrance door.

    From the sitting room stairs with wooden bannisters lead up to a galleried landing with a shelved linen cupboard and a walk in store room. Bedroom one has a beamed ceiling and built in wardrobes, while bedrooms two and three are both split level and have fitted wardrobes and washbasins. Distant sea views are visible from the larger of these rooms. There is a separate shower room with a shower cubicle while the family bathroom has a bath, pedestal washbasin and WC. Bedroom four has a timber lined ceiling, washbasin and a dressing room with built in wardrobe, which could work well as a teenager's bedroom with a separate sitting area, or a bedroom with attached nursery.

    In front of the verandah is a block paved terrace, and beyond this is a large gravelled area, which in turn links to the garden. This is enclosed by beech hedging which provides effective privacy and comprises lawns and is divided into two areas, with two cherry trees and three apple trees. To the side of the house is a harled garage (6.15 m x 10.6 m) with box profile roofing, automatic up and over door, power and light. Beyond is an open fronted wood store (2.65 m x 7.65 m) and behind this are raised vegetable borders and a stone built potting shed (4.10 m x 3. 1 m) with a corrugated roof.

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South Fawsyde Lodge has retained some characterful features following its imaginative conversion while possessing a modern, light and easy-flowing feel throughout the flexible accommodation. Its big garden, location close to the coast and a village with primary school and a commute that is under 25 miles from Aberdeen, make it a strong option for family buyers.

Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • South Fawsyde Lodge is situated adjacent to the northern edge of the small village of Kinneff in Kincardineshire. The village itself is close to the coast and only some 7 miles south of Stonehaven. With the opening of the Western Peripheral Route, travelling times to Aberdeen and its airport have been much reduced.
  • Primary schooling is available at Kinneff, Catterline and in Inverbervie which also has local shopping. Lathallan, at Johnshaven, is a well known local private school, catering for all age groups. There is secondary schooling in Stonehaven which has a wide range of shops, business facilities, a leisure centre and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. The A92, which passes through Kinneff, connects Stonehaven with Montrose. There are railway stations at both Stonehaven and Montrose, with services to Aberdeen and the south including a sleeper. There is a good bus service in the village. Stonehaven has a delightful harbour with many traditional pubs and restaurants and still retains much historical interest and the ruins of Dunnottar Castle to the south, which is an iconic Scottish fortress.
  • Aberdeen, ‘the Granite City', is only some 22 miles away. It is very cosmopolitan and has all the amenities expected of a major centre with a wide range of shopping, leisure, entertainment and cultural activities, together with extensive business facilities. Aberdeen Airport is well served by both domestic and international airlines. There is a good selection of independent schools in the city including Robert Gordon's College, St Margaret's School for Girls, Albyn School and the International School of Aberdeen. There are two universities, Aberdeen University and Robert Gordon University.
  • This part of the coastline features rugged rocky outcrops and cliffs, together with sandy bays and beaches, including that at St Cyrus which is also a nature reserve. There are a number of small fishing ports and harbours, including Catterline, Gourdon and Johnshaven, from which sea fishing and sailing can be undertaken. Lobsters and crabs are a local delicacy. Catterline and the surrounding area is famous for its artists who visit and live locally, inspired by the beauty and intriguing history of their surroundings. The Creel Inn at Catterline is renowned for its excellent seafood and there are good restaurants in Gourdon, Stonehaven and Johnshaven. Away from the coast the range of outdoor pursuits is impressive. Fishing can be taken on the North and South Esks, and on the River Dee. There are numerous golf courses including those at Stonehaven, Montrose and Edzell. Inland lie the Grampian mountains which provide some of the best hill walking in eastern Scotland.

Additional information

  • Directions: If coming from the north on the A90 dual carriageway, just south of Stonehaven take the A92 turning signposted Montrose and Arbroath. Continue for some 6 miles and just after passing the Kinneff 40 mph sign, the turning into South Fawsyde Lodge will be seen between low stone walls in trees on the right. If coming from the south on the A90, some 3 miles north of Laurencekirk, at Fordoun turn onto the B967 signposted Arbuthnott and Inverbervie. Continue for some 6 miles and then turn left on to the A92, just to the north of Inverbervie. Continue for about 2 miles and pass through the village of Kinneff. Just before leaving the village the turning into South Fawsyde Lodge will be seen in trees below low stone walls on the left, directly opposite an old whitewashed building.
  • EPC Rating = F