Savills | Springfield House, Cookston Road, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6BU | Properties for sale
488.48 sq m(5,258 sq ft)
Offers over £480,000

Springfield HouseCookston Road, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6BU

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Virtual viewing available
  • Home Report valuation £495,000
  • Pretty and well proportioned Georgian townhouse with beautifully presented accommodation and well tended and enclosed gardens
  • Extensively refurbished into a lovely family house and with possibilities for other uses
  • Perfect for home working and with potential for a separate lower ground floor annexe
  • Ideal for commuting

Refurbished, impressive 18th century townhouse.

About this property

  • Springfield House is a pretty and well proportioned Georgian house in the classical style, which dates from about 1790. In 1823 it belonged to a David Scott, a distiller who owned the local Glencadam distillery. Springfield House is a symmetrical building with a semi-circular stair tower at the rear and was largely unchanged until the late 20th century when a single storey and basement wing were added to the west elevation when the house was being used as a public house and restaurant. As such it has great potential for business uses. The wing is double glazed. Since 2011 the house has benefited from a thoughtful and imaginative programme of refurbishment, bringing the house back to its former glory. The roof was overhauled, new central heating was installed, a new kitchen and bathrooms were put in place and the house was rewired and re-plumbed. This internal refit has preserved the integrity of the original building, creating a fabulous new house within the fabric of the old. Cornicings in the principal rooms, together with fireplaces and panelled doors have been retained, maintaining the period character of the house. The present owner has since 2016 continued with the enhancement of the property.

    The principal reception rooms are on the ground floor. Double opening doors off the hall into both the sitting room and family room create an area that flows well for entertaining. Beyond the family room, in the new wing, is a fabulous dining kitchen, which is very much the hub of the house. The three main bedrooms are at first floor level and are all en suite. Above this is a large attic room, which is currently used as a playroom. At the lower ground floor level is a large games room and bar, again ideal for entertaining. Also at this level is another en suite bedroom, together with a shower and further bedroom, which is currently used as a gym, and an office. All in all it is a very spacious and imposing house, which is ideal for modern family living, while the lower ground floor level has considerable potential as a possible self contained annexe.

    The garden surrounds the house and is enclosed by a wall, fencing and a hedge. It is mainly down to lawn with mature trees, including a good copper beech, providing privacy. Behind the house is a brick built garage (5.89 m x 6.78 m) with two wooden doors, concrete floor and a felt roof. Steps lead down to the entrance doors to the lower ground floor, linking this part of the house to the garden, and up to a boiler room housing a wall mounted Alpha CD705 boiler and William Wilson hot water tank.

    A more detailed list of the accommodation can be found under Additional Information

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“All in all, Springfield House is an immensely appealing period property; both spacious and stylish it is now a wonderful family home for the 21st century, with the convenience of town living.”

Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • Springfield House is situated just off Cookston Road and is within walking distance of Maisondieu Primary School, the High School and the town centre which provides a range of shops, banks, business and leisure facilities, including a swimming pool and gym at the new community campus. Private schooling is available at Lathallan (Johnshaven) and at Dundee High School. Both schools run daily bus services from Brechin.
  • Brechin lies within commuting distance of both Aberdeen and Dundee, which are easily reached by the nearby A90 dual carriageway. Each offers all the facilities expected of major centres. Journey times to Aberdeen and its airport have been much reduced by the new Western Peripheral route, while Dundee, the City of Discovery, is renowned for its cultural facilities including the new V&A museum. Montrose and Laurencekirk have mainline railway stations with regular services to Aberdeen and the south, including a sleeper from Montrose. Aberdeen Airport provides a range of domestic and European flights and there are direct services from Dundee to London.
  • Brechin is well placed to take advantage of the many sporting pursuits the county of Angus has to offer. There are golf courses at Brechin, Edzell and Montrose together with the championship course at Carnoustie. Fishing is available on the nearby South and North Esks. The Angus Glens offer some of the best hill walking in eastern Scotland, together with skiing at Glenshee in the winter. There are popular and pleasant sandy beaches at Lunan Bay and at St Cyrus, which is a nature reserve. Brechin Equestrian Centre is close by.

Additional information

  • The first part of the drive is tarred. Gate piers then open onto a gravelled drive which leads up to a gravelled sweep at the front of the house, and also leads round to the garage and further parking at the rear. Splayed steps with wrought iron railings, lead up to a columned entrance, with Ionic columns and with a wooden front door with an arched fan light and side lights, opening into an entrance vestibule. This has a stone flag floor and an inner partially glazed door with glazed side lights to the hall. The elegant hall has an impressive hanging staircase lit by a large window, leading up to the first floor. Double doors open through to the beautifully proportioned sitting room with window shutters and a fireplace with marble mantel housing a modern gas stove. Across the hall further double doors open to the family room. This is another fine room, previously used as a dining room, with window shutters. Double doors open on through to the thoroughly modern dining kitchen. The fitted kitchen has Hacker wooden units with granite worktops incorporating NEFF appliances including a dishwasher, two ovens, microwave with warming drawer and a Samsung American style fridge/freezer with ice and water dispenser together with a sink. A large central island unit has a five ring NEFF induction hob with extractor and two fitted wine fridges. There is a tiled floor, full length windows overlooking the garden, a wall mounted Polaroid TV and ample space for a dining table. A stable door leads out to raised decking to the rear, which makes a lovely barbeque and outside dining area. Also off the hall is the utility room with fitted wall and base units with a sink, Lamona washing machine and dryer, and Karndean flooring. Adjacent is a cloakroom which has a washbasin with vanity unit and WC.
  • The staircase, with a wooden handrail, leads up to the first floor landing with an alcove and shelved linen cupboard. Off this are three bedrooms, all with window shutters. The master bedroom has a LG wall mounted TV, walk in dressing room with fitted hanging and storage and an en suite shower room with a corner tiled shower cubicle, washbasin with vanity unit, WC and window shutters. Bedroom two has a walk in wardrobe with hanging rails and fitted shelves, and an en suite bathroom with bath with shower and tiled surround, washbasin with vanity unit, WC and window shutters. Bedroom three has an en suite shower room with tiled corner shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin and WC. A door from the landing leads to stairs up to an attic room, currently used as a playroom.
  • From the hall the staircase leads down to the lower ground floor. Here there is an entrance lobby / store with a back door, and a gym / bedroom four with a wall mounted Panasonic TV and Karndean flooring. Bedroom five has a walk in hanging cupboard and an en suite bathroom with bath, pedestal washbasin and WC. There is a shower room with a tiled shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin, WC and Karndean flooring. The hugely impressive games room has three wall lights, picture light, a seating area with a wall mounted Polaroid TV and a fitted wooden bar with Blizzard drinks fridge, sink and a tiled floor. There is an outside door to the back of the house, together with a store and an office with another outside door to the back of the house.
  • Directions: From Dundee head north on the A90 dual carriageway and take the turning into Brechin (A935) passing the Brechin Castle Centre. In Brechin continue on St David's Street which leads onto Clerk Street and at the roundabout at Mackie Motors take the first left signposted Little Brechin and Menmuir on to Distillery Road which continues on to Cookston Road and the entrance into Springfield House will be found after 0.2 miles on the left. Alternatively, if coming from the north on the A90, take the B966 to Brechin, passing through Trinity. On entering Brechin turn right at the mini roundabout (signposted to Little Brechin and Menmuir) and continue as above.
  • EPC Rating = D