A fine townhouse with views out over Montrose Basin to the hills.
The Elms is a most imposing and impressive early 19th century, detached townhouse. It is situated on Bridge Street, at the southern end of the High Street, and as such is within easy walking distance of all the amenities in the town. Being situated on the western side of Bridge Street the house enjoys lovely views over Montrose Basin and to the Angus Glens beyond. It is a pretty stone built house, with a dressed ashlar front, and a slate roof with the accommodation arranged over three floors. It sits on a sloping site, so that the lower ground floor opens out directly onto the garden to the rear.
The Elms was acquired by the sellers in the 1990s. At that stage they modernised the house, taking care to retain its period character and features, and overhauled the roof. Since 2012 three of the shower rooms have been refurbished, and a new central heating boiler installed, with the other boiler having been replaced some five years earlier. The house had at one point been occupied by a doctors' practice, with the lower ground floor, which has its own access from the street, being used a surgery. The house was also previously used as a bed and breakfast, with three letting en suite bedrooms. At that stage there were proposals to convert one of the rooms in the lower ground floor to an additional bathroom. As such the lower ground floor may have considerable potential as a separate flat or annexe, if required and subject to obtaining any necessary consents. The Elms is therefore a very practical house which is also ideal for modern family living and for entertaining.
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The Elms is a very handsome property, yet minutes from Montrose High Street. I also believe there is exciting development potential within the lower ground floor (subject obtaining consent) either to form further accommodation or to create a self contained apartment. The house has previously operated as a bed and breakfast business which would be another option for interested buyers.Ruaraidh Ogilvie