Exceptional and well located modern house, with land and outbuildings
Astwood House is a most attractive modern country house, which was built in 2004 and was designed by the well known architects, Project Management, who are based in Forfar. The house was built to an extremely high standard and whilst modern has a traditional feel to it with a harled finish and with corner quoins and a tiled roof. It was acquired by the sellers in 2007. Since then they have undertaken a number of improvements. In 2008 they sympathetically added the sun room, which blends in very well with the original house, and now creates an ideal living space off the open plan kitchen/family room and links to the garden. At that stage bedroom 4 was enlarged, with Velux windows being fitted in this and in the attic room, which could be an additional bedroom. A new A rated condensing boiler was installed in 20011, and the new general purpose shed and the greenhouse were put up in 2009. Landscaping works, including the planting of trees along the drive, the orchard and a further area of woodland, were done in 2007 and 2008. In 2013 solar panels were fitted which greatly assist in the running costs of the house and decking was added in 2015.
Internally the house is extremely well laid out, both for modern family living and for entertaining. There are pine finishings to the stairs, doors and skirtings. It is in excellent decorative order. The property sits within extensive grounds which include paddocks and wooded grounds and boasts first class equestrian facilities, although the stable block has potential for other uses if required. It is extremely well placed for commuting to Dundee or to the Angus towns. The house is fully double glazed and although modern, features such as cornicings give it very much a traditional country house feel.
The grounds are extensive, being some 13.8 acres. These include six paddocks which are watered, together with a further strip. In addition there are areas of mature woodland and more recent plantings, providing amenity and shelter. There is a former sand ménage, now a grass ménage (29 m x 58 m approx). Adjacent is a block built stable block, with a box profile roof and concrete apron and which includes five loose boxes (one subdivided) with concrete floors, together with a tack room with separate WC with washbasin. Opposite is a new steel framed part open fronted storage shed with box profile cladding and roofing and a concrete floor.
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Astwood House occupies a lovely position within Pitlivie Wood, close to the north east coast and with all the amenities of the seaside town and golf mecca of Carnoustie nearby. The property itself is both luxurious and practical for modern family living, and the manageable but generous grounds with paddocks and stabling make it a must view' for any equestrian-minded house hunters or just someone who wants to have their own land.Ruaraidh Ogilvie