Front Of House
3.85 Ac
Offers over £515,000

BellriggFirthmuir Of Boysack, By Arbroath, Angus, DD11 2QP

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Home Report value - £550,000
  • Country house with equestrian facilities
  • Good outbuildings with stables, paddocks and riding arena
  • Extensive and versatile buildings. Potential for other uses including as a smallholding.
  • Well located with good access
  • Spacious and well presented accommodation

Country house with equestrian facilities, including good outbuildings with stables, paddocks and riding arena.

About this property

  • Bellrigg is a most attractive country property with very impressive equestrian facilities. The buildings are extensive and versatile and so also have considerable potential for other uses. Originally a stone built cottage, extended most recently in 2004, and thoroughly renovated, it now provides extensive and spacious accommodation. The extension includes the hallway, sitting room and games room, with two upstairs bedrooms. The house has three good sized reception rooms, a spacious dining kitchen and six bedrooms (one used as a gym and another as a study), all of which are presented to a high standard. It benefits from double glazing. Since 2016 a new riding arena has been installed together with a “hot horse” shower and solarium. On one side of the house is a garden, with a courtyard and further area of garden on the other. Beyond extensive car parking are the outbuildings which comprise a modern general purpose shed, with four loose boxes, horse shower and solarium, and an adjoining brick building with a further five loose boxes and a garage / store. Beyond this are two fenced paddocks and a modern silica sand and rubber arena. In all the grounds extend to 3.85 acres.

    There are two gated entrances off the road into the property. The first, which is currently not used, opens directly into the garden from where a door leads into the hallway. The second has a wooden gate which opens on to a drive which leads past the house and to the parking and turning area at the rear. From the paved courtyard, which is a lovely sheltered seating area, a covered entrance has a partially glazed and leaded wooden front door. The hallway has a stone tiled floor and a further door to the garden. The open plan kitchen / dining room has a fully fitted kitchen with a tiled floor together with wooden wall and floor units with tiled splashbacks and wooden worktops and a four oven AGA (red). Appliances include a dishwasher, five burner Baumatic gas hob, separate Hotpoint double oven / grill and a sink and breakfast bar. The dining area has a display alcove, and a lobby with a door to the garden. Beyond is the family room, previously used as a dining room, with a wood burning stove with brick surround, and two bedrooms, one used as an office, and both having built in shelved cupboards. Also off the hallway is the utility room with an entrance door to the courtyard, fitted units with a sink and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer and again has stone tiled flooring. Steps lead down to a lower hallway with Karndean flooring. Off this is the good sized sitting room with a raised hearth with wood burning stove, stone surround and wooden mantel, large wall mounted Samsung TV and Karndean flooring. The games room is another spacious room with an under stair cupboard and glazed doors to the back garden. A wooden staircase leads up to bedrooms three and four.

    On the other side of the hallway an arch opens to a bedroom passageway, again with stone tiled floor, and a picture window on to the courtyard with window seat with storage. Bedroom five is used as a gym and next door is a WC with a washbasin. The boiler room has a Worcester Danesmoor 26/32 boiler, coat hooks, drying racks and a shelved cupboard. The spacious family bathroom has a large walk in shower with wet walling and glass brick tiling, bath with wooden surround and tiling, washbasin, WC and stone tile flooring. The master bedroom has a glazed door to the courtyard and a dressing room with hanging rails and fitted shelves. Behind this and accessed off the courtyard, is a useful store. It is believed that this benefits from plumbing and there is potential for an en suite, subject to obtaining any necessary consents. The gardens at Bellrigg are mainly down to grass with gravelled seating areas and shrubs. A further area of garden at the back of the house is again down to grass with a covered beamed canopy (3.2 m x 3.3 m), which is ideal for sitting out and for BBQs, and a covered log store.

    The outbuildings comprise a steel framed shed (22 m x 9.8m) with box profile cladding, corrugated roof and concrete floor. This comprises four IAE Equestrian loose boxes (each approx. 3.45 m x 3.65 m) with rubber flooring, a “hot horse” shower and solarium, a tack room (3.55 m x 3.15 m) and WC with washbasin. Wooden steps lead up to a viewing area. Connected is a brick built building (18.2 m x 5.95 m) with corrugated roof, concrete floor and a further five loose boxes, again with water, power and light. The front part is a useful garage / store. The rubber and silica sand school (22.5 m x 44.5 m approx.) is floodlit with a viewing enclosure. In addition there are two paddocks extending in total to some 2.75 acres with electric fencing.

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“A most attractive country home with excellent equestrian or smallholding facilities in a scenic but accessible Angus location.”

Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • This is an attractive and very convenient part of Angus, just inland from Arbroath, with its historic harbour, marina and abbey. The A92 dual carriageway provides easy access to Dundee, while the A90 dual carriageway links to Aberdeen. Angus boasts sandy beaches, scenic countryside and glorious heather glens. Recreational activities include fishing on the River South Esk. There are a number of well known links golf courses in the area, including Carnoustie, Arbroath, Montrose and St Andrews and leisure centres at Arbroath and Montrose. Lunan Bay is a popular local beach. There is a lovely coastal walk, along red sandstone cliffs, from Lunan Bay via Auchmithie to Arbroath, which is famous for its “smokies”. Inland lie the Angus glens.
  • Locally, there is a primary school at Colliston. Secondary schooling is found in Arbroath, together with a wide range of business and leisure facilities and shopping. Private schooling is available at Dundee High School with a dedicated bus service from Arbroath. Both Dundee and Aberdeen are easily reached and provide all the services expected of major cities. Dundee has an excellent range of shops and professional services, together with good leisure facilities, and renowned cultural facilities including the V & A museum. There is a railway station at Arbroath offering regular services to Aberdeen and to the south. There is an airport at Dundee with services to London Stansted, while Aberdeen has a wide range of domestic and European flights.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Arbroath take the A933 towards Brechin and just before reaching RM Condor turn left signposted Swirlburn, Redford and Letham. Proceed for 1.6 miles and Bellrigg will be seen on the right just after the turning for Colliston. Alternatively, if coming from the north take the A933 (Brechin to Arbroath road). After passing through Colliston take the turning on the right signposted Swirlburn. Continue for 1.1 miles and at the T junction turn right and Bellrigg is on the right.
  • EPC Rating = E