Charming house with views over Lunan Bay.
The Old School House has an elevated position with stunning views overlooking Lunan Bay. As the name suggests it was originally the school master's house, which dates from the 19th century. The school closed in the 1960s, and was also sometimes known as Hawkhill School. The adjoining Old School, is also now a house and is in separate ownership to the rear, and faces in a different direction. As such The Old School House enjoys uninterrupted views out to sea. It is situated off the old A92 coast road, which has now been by-passed with the creation of a new road which runs inland. As such it has no passing traffic.
The Old School House is an attractive stone built house with a slate roof and which benefits from double glazing and oil fired central heating and which still retains much of its original features and character. It was acquired by the sellers in 2014. Prior to that the kitchen had been refurbished and landscaping works undertaken in the garden, which is very much designed to make the most of its position. Since 2014 a new outside combi-boiler has been installed and upstairs shower room has been refurbished. There are three reception rooms downstairs, together with a kitchen, bedroom and shower room, and the original hallway. Upstairs are three further bedrooms and an additional shower room. The reception rooms are interlinking, and the sun room and living room open out on to the garden. Off the dining room is the kitchen. As such the house is ideally arranged for family living and for entertaining, particularly given the paved areas and decking in the garden.
From the garden glazed doors open to the sun room, which looks out over the garden to the sea, and has a timber lined ceiling, tiled floor and an inner glazed door to the living room. This is another fine room with cornice, picture rail, electric fire with wooden mantel, wooden floor and French doors to garden decking. In addition there is a door to the inner hallway and glazed doors linking to the dining room. This again has a cornice and wooden flooring, together with a cast iron fireplace with a wooden mantel and display shelves with a cupboard below. Beyond is the fully fitted kitchen with wall and floor units with soft closing drawers, sink and breakfast bar. Appliances include a Samsung American style fridge freezer with water and ice dispenser, De Longhi range style double oven cooker with five gas burners and extractor, Beko washing machine, Bosch dishwasher, Siemens microwave and a wall mounted Toshiba television. There is a walk in shelved cupboard, and a side porch with a partially glazed entrance door and a tiled floor.
The inner hallway has a cornice, stairs to the first floor and an understair cupboard. Off this is this the original entrance porch with a wooden cupboard and a door to the garden, while the shower room has a tiled shower cubicle, oval washbasin, WC and a tiled floor. Adjacent is bedroom one which has a cornice, built in hanging and shelved wardrobe, display shelves and a wall mounted Alba television. The staircase has wooden banisters and leads up to a landing with a cornice. Arranged off this are bedrooms two, three and four and a shower room. Bedroom two has a fitted hanging and shelved cupboard, and recessed shelves with a cupboard below, while bedroom three has a shelved press. The shower room has a large shower cubicle, washbasin with vanity unit, WC and a tiled floor.
The garden in front of the house is enclosed and comprises paved seating areas, decking and a summer house (2.9 m x 2.9 m) with power and light. In addition there are gravelled areas, a raised paved seating area which links to the sun room and further decking to the side which opens on to the living room, together with raised vegetable borders, lawn and a wooden garden shed (3.35 m x 1.8 m). Adjacent to the entrance are block paved parking areas and the original brick and stone built outbuildings with a corrugated roof and including a stick shed (1.6 m x 3.1 m), open fronted shed (4.7 m x 2.85 m), former loos (2.6 m x 2.75 m) and a further open fronted store (5.5 m x 3.15 m).
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The position of The Old School House overlooking Lunan Bay and off a quiet coastal road makes it an ideal property for enjoying everything this area has to offer, whether as a weekend/holiday retreat or a versatile permanent home.Ruaraidh Ogilvie