Beautifully presented house with every changing sea views.
Springfield is a most attractive house which dates from 1845 and was originally built for a jute merchant and later used as a manse. The house sits in a slightly elevated position, just off Balandro Loan, so has fabulous panoramic views out to sea and down past Scurdie Ness Lighthouse to the cliffs to the south of Lunan Bay. It is a pretty stone built house, which is harled to the sides, has a slate roof, and charming first floor windows with curved dormer heads. As such it is a very striking property. The configuration of the house is such that all the bedrooms, downstairs reception rooms and kitchen enjoy sea views. It faces south over its own enclosed gardens in front, and has benefitted from considerable improvements in recent years. Since 2019 the wooden floors in the kitchen, dining room and pantry have been renewed, while new carpets have been fitted in the hallway, stairs and bedroom three. The kitchen and pantry have been refurbished including new radiators, which have also been fitted in the main bedroom, and the house has been redecorated. Prior to 2019 the shower rooms had been refurbished.
Overall, it is a house that is beautifully presented and is fully double glazed. The house retains much of its original character, and period features include panelled doors and cornicings, as well as wooden flooring in the reception rooms, kitchen and pantry and three of the bedrooms. It has spacious and light accommodation and is perfect for both modern and family living and for entertaining, or given its location could work extremely well for holiday letting.
From West Brae, to the rear, double gates open into the garden, where a path leads round to the front of the house. Steps lead to wooden storm doors and to a glazed front door opening into an impressive hallway with centre rose and staircase to the first floor. The main reception rooms are arranged off the hallway. The fine double aspect sitting room has a warming Jotul wood burning stove and high level skirting, while the living room also has window shutters, and a fireplace housing a HWAM wood burning stove. The large and spacious open plan dining / kitchen has a picture rail, and a period cast iron fireplace with wooden mantel and tiled inserts, window shutters, shelved press and a glazed door to the garden. The kitchen area has a high gloss white floor unit with a Blanco sink, and an ESSE two oven electric range cooker with warming drawer, induction hob and warming plate. From the kitchen there is an opening through to the useful and refurbished pantry with Shaws porcelain sink with deVOL brass taps, marble worktops, window shutters, shelves and a partially glazed door to the hallway. Also off the kitchen is a back hall with a Shanks porcelain sink and storage cupboards, which are plumbed for a washing machine and house a Worcester Heatslave 25/32 oil fired boiler. There is also a handy downstairs shower room with tiled shower cubicle, washbasin with vanity unit and WC.
The staircase, with wooden handrail, leads up to the landing which is lit by overhead Velux windows. Other than bedroom three all the bedrooms have wooden floors. Bedroom one has a fireplace with mantel and a partially tiled en suite with shower cubicle with body jets, washbasin with vanity unit and WC. Bedroom two is currently used as an office, while bedroom four also has a fireplace with mantel. There is a useful dressing room and a family shower room with a tiled shower with body jets and a washbasin and WC with vanity unit.
Springfield benefits from a lovely enclosed garden. In front of the house it is terraced with a gravelled and stone flag terrace adjacent to the house. Steps lead down to the lower garden with lawns, gravelled paths and shrub border. To the side of the house are further areas of lawn with gravelled paths and raised borders while to the rear is a lean to log store and double gates on to West Brae. Attached to the house is a further lean to store. Off the kitchen is a concrete base of a former sun porch, currently used as a seating area making the most of the light and views. There are further areas of lawn with flower and shrub borders. The garage is block built with a corrugated roof, concrete floor and an up and over door.
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The views out to sea are simply breathtaking, while the subtle colour palette inside is wonderfully calming.Ruaraidh Ogilvie