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2,904 sq ft(269.79 sq m)
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KyleakinMuir Of Lownie, By Forfar, Angus, DD8 2LJ

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2019
  • Attractive and well located
  • Single storey country property
  • Enclosed garden
  • Wooded grounds

Attractive and well located, single storey country property with extensive gardens

About this property

  • Kyleakin is an attractive and well located rural property, which was built for the seller's family in 1987. It is surrounded by its own wooded grounds. It was originally the site of the former sidings and goods yard for the old Kingsmuir Station, which was closed in 1967, followed by the removal of the railway line. It is a single storey house, which is double glazed. The conservatory was added later. Since 2016 the kitchen has been refurbished, and the roof and some of the windows have been replaced in the conservatory. In addition an air source heating system, along with 14 roof mounted solar panels, have been installed. The house is harled with a tiled roof and internally it has a traditional appearance with cornicings in the hallway, reception rooms and kitchens. The entrance door and car parking are at the back of the house on the northern side, which allows for uninterrupted views from the front over the enclosed garden and onto the wooded grounds. The conservatory opens out to the garden and is accessed from the sitting room, which has a warming gas fire. Also off the hallway is the dining room and the refurbished kitchen which links to a lobby with a back door and onto the integral double garage which has a practical WC together with additional access to the garden. A useful larder and the utility room, which has a further garden door, also link off the hallway, while a bedroom passageway leads to the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, a bathroom and a study or fourth bedroom. As such the house is well laid out for modern family living.

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Local information

  • Kyleakin is situated just to the south east of Forfar, and close to the village of Kingsmuir. It is situated in a most attractive and conveniently located area, and is surrounded by agricultural land. Lying to the north is the Hill of Lownie, which is at the western end of Dunnichen Hill.
  • Forfar, the county town of Angus, provides extensive shopping, business facilities, primary schooling together with secondary schooling at the new community campus with a swimming pool and leisure centre. Private schooling is found at the High School of Dundee, which has a bus service from Forfar.
  • Angus is well known for its range of outdoor pursuits. Fishing can be taken on the North and South Esks. The Angus Glens provide some of the best hill walking in eastern Scotland, and there is skiing at Glenshee. Loch fishing is available locally at Rescobie. As well as the local golf courses at Forfar and Kirriemuir, the championship courses at Carnoustie and St Andrews are within easy driving distance. There is a golf driving range on the northern edge of Forfar. Pleasant sandy beaches include those at Lunan Bay and at St Cyrus, which is a nature reserve. Locally there are fine walks up Balmashanner Hill. In addition the Murton Farm and Nature Reserve is located close by.
  • The A90 provides fast access south to Dundee, Perth and central Scotland, and north to Aberdeen where journey times have been greatly reduced with the opening of the Western Peripheral Route. Both Dundee and Perth provide all the services expected of major cities, while Edinburgh and Aberdeen are easily reached. There are east coast mainline railway stations at Arbroath and Dundee, with a sleeper service. Both Aberdeen and Edinburgh airports provide a range of domestic and European flights and there are services from Dundee to London Stansted.

Additional information

  • Wooden gates, with a cattle grid, open onto a tarred drive which leads through the garden to tarred parking and turning adjacent to the house and garage. A wooden front door, with glazed side panels opens to an entrance vestibule with an inner door to the hallway. This has a coat hanging alcove and a useful cupboard. Off the hallway is the sitting room which has a fireplace with a Living Flame gas fire, display shelf, and a patio door through to the conservatory which also has sliding doors opening out to the garden. Also off the hallway is the dining room, a shelved larder and the kitchen. The fully refurbished Jackton Moor kitchen has wall and floor units with soft closing drawers and engineered stone worktops together with a Siemens induction hob, twin sinks with a Quooker tap, Siemens dishwasher, Siemens fridge, Caple freezer, Siemens microwave and oven / grill with warming drawer and a Blomberg oven / grill. There is ample space for informal dining.
  • Off the kitchen is a rear lobby with back door, tiled floor and door to the integral double garage which has two Promatic automatic up and over doors, a door to the garden and a separate WC with washbasin.
  • The utility room houses the Daikin Air Source indoor unit, Maytag washing machine, fitted unit with sink, together with a clothes pulley, door to the garden and a hatch to the roof space. Off the bedroom passageway are two useful shelved cupboards and a study which could be used as a bedroom, if necessary by changing the current glass panelled door. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with bath, shower cabinet, pedestal washbasin and WC. There are two further bedrooms with bedroom four having a built in wardrobe. The family bathroom has a bath with shower and tiled surround, pedestal washbasin, WC and fitted cupboards.
  • Immediately adjacent to the house is a garden which is enclosed by fencing and comprises a lawn with flower borders. Beyond is the wooded area which includes wild areas and has walks, and a more formal area planted with trees and shrubs adjacent to the drive. Fitted to the house is the Daikin Altherma R410A Air Source fan.
  • Directions: From the A90 (Dundee to Aberdeen dual carriageway) turn off into Forfar. Follow signs to the town centre, and continue onto a further set of traffic lights and turn right signposted B9128 Muirdrum & Carnoustie (A930). Follow the B9128 out of Forfar, proceed through Kingsmuir and after a further 0.5 miles take the turning on the right signposted Muir of Lownie. Kyleakin, is the first entrance on the left. Alternatively from the A92 (Dundee to Arbroath dual carriageway) turn off at Muirdrum onto the B9128, signposted for Forfar. Continue to Craichie and after a further 1.2 miles, take the turning on the left signposted Muir of Lownie, and Kyleakin is the first entrance on the left. Most Satnavs indicate a point on the Muir of Lownie road beside a farmyard and a cluster of houses. If at that point with the farm on the right, follow the road for about 400 yards. The entrance to Kyleakin is shortly after a hump back bridge, on the right.
  • EPC Rating = D