3,533 sq ft(328.23 sq m)
Offers over £420,000

The Old Fishing StationKirkside, St Cyrus, Kincardineshire, DD10 0AQ

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2018
  • Converted former fishing station
  • Adjacent to St Cyrus beach
  • Close to local amenities
  • Potential for use as B&B
  • Many fine walks


About this property

  • 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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Local information

  • The Old Fishing Station is situated at the southern end of St Cyrus beach. This part of the coastline comprises sandy beaches and red sandstone cliffs. As well as St Cyrus, other popular local beaches are found at Lunan Bay and Montrose. Away from the coast the range of outdoor pursuits is impressive. Fishing can be taken on the North and South Esks, while golf courses are found at Montrose, Stonehaven and Edzell, together with the championship course at Carnoustie. There is a trout fishery at Mill of Criggie (St Cyrus) and sea fishing is available from Johnshaven.
  • St Cyrus, which is set above a dramatic cliff, with the coastline and the renowned sandy beach at its foot, has a primary school, together with a post office, hotel and general store. A range of shopping, business and leisure facilities can be found in Montrose. Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk provides secondary schooling. Lathallan School at Johnshaven is a well known private school.
  • The A90 provides fast access to Aberdeen as well as to Dundee and the south. The A92 coast road links Stonehaven to Dundee via Montrose and Arbroath. Both Aberdeen and Dundee provide all the services expected of major cities. Aberdeen Airport has a range of domestic and European flights, and there are direct services from Dundee Airport to London Stansted. Both Montrose and Laurencekirk are on the main east coast railway line, and there is a sleeper service to the south, as well as regular services to Aberdeen.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = D