Exceptional and well located modern house, with land and outbuildings
Astwood House is most attractively situated within Pitlivie Wood, inland from Muirdrum. The coast is not far away. Some 3 miles to the south is the seaside town of Carnoustie, best known for its golf course which hosted the Open in 1999 and 2007 and will again in 2018.
There are a number of other fine links courses in the area including Barry and Monifieth. The courses of Letham Grange and St Andrews are also within easy driving distance. There is sailing on the Tay and pleasant sandy beaches along the coast. The Angus Glens lie to the north.
Carnoustie is well served by shops, business facilities, a leisure centre, primary and secondary schools. There is also a primary school at Monikie. Private schooling is available at Dundee High School. There is a railway station at Carnoustie and mainline stations at Arbroath and Dundee, with services to Aberdeen and to the south. Dundee provides an excellent range of shops and professional services, together with good leisure facilities. It is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences, and has renowned cultural facilities. It offers all the services expected of a major city, together with an airport with direct flights to London Stansted. The A92 dual carriageway between Dundee and Arbroath allows for quick and easy access. Crombie and Monikie Country Parks are easily reached, and there are walks within the nearby Panmure Estate.
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.
Electric gates, with a video entry system, open onto a tarred driveway which leads up past wooded grounds and a paddock to the house. The drive then continues onto the stable block. Adjacent to the house is a gravelled parking and turning area.
Steps lead up to solid wooden front doors which open to an entrance vestibule with an understair storage cupboard and a partially glazed inner door to the hallway. This has stairs to the first floor and three storage cupboards. The sitting room has an open fireplace with mantel which houses a wood burning stove, together with a bay window and French doors to the decking which links to both the garden and the sun room. The dining room also overlooks the garden. The impressive and open plan kitchen/family room has fitted IGF Kitchen Design beech wall and floor units with downlighters, Franke stainless steel sink and fitted NEFF appliances including dishwasher, low level fridge, four ring ceramic induction hob, extractor hood, microwave oven/grill and further oven/grill. It also has a breakfast bar, and Karndean flooring. From the family area there are glazed doors through to the sun room which has an orangery roof light, wood burning stove and glazed doors out to the decking. Beyond the kitchen is the utility room which has beech wall and floor units incorporating a deep stainless steel sink, plumbing for a washing machine, extractor fan, back door to further decking and a door to the integral garage. This has two up and over automatic doors and houses a Worcester Greenstar A rated boiler, together with a work bench and fitted units.
Also off the hallway is a downstairs cloakroom with a washbasin and WC together with bedroom 1. The office has spiral stairs to an attic room with coombed ceilings. This has been used as a further bedroom or a store room/library.
A staircase with wooden banisters and handrail leads up to the first floor landing which is lit by an arched window. The master bedroom suite has a bedroom with French doors to a covered balcony, while the separate dressing area has an IGF Bedroom Design dressing table and fitted hanging and shelved wardrobes. Off this is a tiled en suite shower room with shower cubicle, washbasin with vanity unit and WC. Also off the landing are bedrooms 3 and 4 with the latter having access to useful floored attic space, while the tiled family bathroom has a bath, shower cubicle, washbasin with stand and WC.
The main garden is enclosed by wooden fencing, and is linked to the house by decking. There is an expansive lawn together with gravelled areas, shrubs, raised planters together with a greenhouse and wooden garden shed. To the side of the house is a further area of garden which is also enclosed by wooden fencing and has a further area of decking, which provides another sheltered outside seating area. On the other side of the fencing is a small orchard.
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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12 Clerk Street
+44 (0) 1356 628 628
12 Clerk Street
+44 (0) 1356 628 628