CONVERSION OF A FORMER FISHING STATION TO A HOUSE WITH 4 BEDROOM ANNEXE, ADJACENT TO ST CYRUS BEACH
The Old Fishing Station was converted into a house with a separate annexe in 1992. It is an attractive stone built and harled property, with a slate roof. Initially it was used as a family house with a successful bed and breakfast business being run in the adjoining annexe. Being located close to both the A92 and the principal access to the stunning St Cyrus beach, it is extremely well positioned and there would be considerable
potential for such a business if desired. The present owners won a 2015 Award from Booking.com having scored 9.8 out of 10, based on reviews, but thereafter ceased trading for personal reasons.
It is an impressive house, with views out over the former river bed and towards the dunes behind St Cyrus beach, which is the only sandy beach in Kincardineshire. It lies close to the wooden bridge which was built by the Gurkhas and leads to the beach. The house was refurbished between 2009 and 2014 when the shower rooms, bathroom, WC and doors were renewed. At that stage the living room, situated behind the kitchen, was used as a breakfast room for the B&B business. A planning consent was granted in 2016 (Ref APP/2016/0271) for the addition of a
porch at the entrance door to the breakfasting kitchen. The house is fully double glazed.
The principal part of the house comprises the sitting room, dining room, breakfasting kitchen, living room and WC at ground floor level. Upstairs are three bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and a shower room. The adjoining annexe has four en suite bedrooms, over two floors. At the other end of the house is an attached store room. Subject to obtaining any necessary consents there could be considerable potential to convert
the property into one larger house, or to extend into the store room. Adjacent to the house are gravelled parking areas. A glazed entrance door opens to the double height sitting room with a large original fireplace housing a Jotul wood burning stove. Stairs lead up to a galleried landing or study area which overlooks the sitting room. Between the sitting room and the dining room is a partially tiled WC with washbasin and opposite
is a useful walk in cloak cupboard. The dining room links through to the breakfasting kitchen which has fitted wall and floor units with wooden worktops together with an HDA fridge, Siemens washing machine, sink, Bosch dishwasher and dryer and a Rangemaster cooker with a six ring ceramic hob, two ovens and grill. In addition there is a central island unit, tiled floor and ample space for informal dining where a fireplace houses a
Morso wood burning stove, and there is a further entrance door. Double doors lead through to the living room which has doors to both the garden and a sheltered paved patio. Upstairs the landing has a door leading to outside steps. Bedrooms 1 and 2 both have built in hanging wardrobes. The tiled shower room has a washbasin with vanity unit and a WC. The master bedroom has a tiled en suite bathroom with a bath with shower, washbasin with vanity unit and a WC.
The annexe has its own entrance door to the ground floor bedrooms (1 & 2) with outside steps at the rear leading to the upstairs bedrooms (3 & 4). The bedrooms are named after lighthouses which include Girdle Ness, Scurdie Ness, Tod Head and Bell Rock. All four bedrooms have a wall mounted Toshiba TV, two wall lights and a tiled en suite shower room with
washbasin with vanity unit and WC. At the other end of the house is a stone built store room with a corrugated roof. At the back of the house is a lean to store room with an oil fired boiler.
The garden is enclosed by wooden fencing and is mainly down to grass and has a stick shed and garden store.
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