Outstanding, fully renovated and highly adaptable house.
At the rear of the house, a gate opens onto gravelled parking and turning adjacent to the side of the house. At the front, a gravelled path leads to a wooden front door which opens to the hall which has a dado rail, wooden floor, walk in understair cupboard and a shelved storage cupboard. Off this is the imposing drawing room which has a centre rose, carved wooden mantel and a Chesney's multi fuel stove, bay window and a picture light. The dining room is open plan with the kitchen and has wooden flooring, an open fireplace with marble surround and hearth, two wall lights and a picture light. The fully fitted and very impressive handmade and painted Chalon kitchen has granite worktops and incorporates a Britannia range style cooker with two ovens and five ring induction hob with extractor, integrated dishwasher, sink and a Samsung American style fridge freezer with water and ice dispenser. There is also an island unit with a wooden worktop and further display / storage units together with three picture lights, and a shelved cupboard. The double glazed and heated conservatory provides additional dining and living space. It is a lovely place to sit and has a productive vine, stone tiled floor and doors to a paved patio. On the other side of the kitchen is the back hall which is timber lined to dado level and has a storage unit with seat, door to the garden and links to the hallway in The Pavilion.
An imposing staircase with ornate cast iron balustrades, wide wooden handrail and three wall lights leads to the first floor landing which has a picture light. The spacious master bedroom has a bay window and an en suite bathroom with Fired Earth tiling, shower cubicle, bath with panelled surround, washbasin with marble surround and vanity unit, WC and two wall lights. Also at this level is bedroom two and the study / additional bedroom which has a cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine, and links through to the landing in The Pavilion. The family bathroom has a bath with tiled surround and shower, washbasin, WC and a wall light. Stairs lead on up to the second floor landing with an under eaves storage cupboard. Bedroom three is currently used as a study and also has under eaves storage as does bedroom four together with a fitted under eaves hanging wardrobe, and an en suite shower room with tiled shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.
The Pavilion has its own separate wooden entrance door to a hallway with two walk in hanging and shelved cupboards and an understair storage cupboard which houses a Worcester boiler. Off this is a cloakroom with pedestal washbasin, WC, and a cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine and shower. The sitting room, which is currently used as a study has three picture lights and beyond another fitted Chalon kitchen which has fitted Bosch appliances including a four ring hob with extractor, slimline dishwasher, oven / grill and fridge / freezer together with a sink and French doors to the patio. A staircase leads up to a landing with walk in cupboard and sliding doors to the sun room. Bedroom five has a built in wardrobe, two wall lights and an en suite bathroom with bath with tiled surround, shower cubicle with wet walling, WC, bidet and washbasin with vanity unit.
In front of the house the garden has shrub borders and a pedestrian gate onto Garvock Road. The main area of garden is behind the house and is enclosed and sheltered by some good trees including a fine cedar, together with lawns, flower and shrub borders. The house is linked to the gardens by a paved terrace, which provides lovely and sheltered seating areas. There is an octagonal wooden summer house (2.9 m x 2.95 m (max)), together with a recently refurbished shingle tiled summer house (2.1 m x 3.25 m) with a brick BBQ. In addition, there is a large kennel and a wooden garden shed (4.5 m x 2 m) which is divided in to three sections. To the side and adjacent to the parking area is a covered car port (5.0 m x 4. 8 m).
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We are delighted to be launching one of Laurencekirk's finest houses onto the market for the first time in 50 years. Melrose Bank has been sympathetically and fully refurbished and is now a marvellous family home with just over 4000 square feet of living space. The annexe, which would make ideal granny' accommodation or a short term holiday let, will be a valuable draw for buyers.Ruaraidh Ogilvie