Fully renovated and extended former manse.
The property is approached by an outer drive that leads through a set of gates on to a mono block paved surface which culminates in a turning area in front of the house and the garage. A wooden front door with a glazed overlight opens to an entrance vestibule with a tiled floor and inner partially glazed and etched door to the hallway. This has a dado rail, two picture lights, two wall lights, tiled floor and an understairs cupboard. The impressive sitting room has a fireplace with carved wooden mantel and Franklin style wood burning stove, together with recessed display shelves. Opposite is the family room which has a central ceiling rose, panelled walls, a fireplace with brick mantel and surround housing a Stovax inset stove, high level skirting and recessed shelves. The playroom/studio also has access to the back hall and features a window seat and fireplace with wooden mantel that houses a Morso wood burning stove. The dining room is another good sized reception room and also has panelled walls, together with three wall lights, corner shelved cupboard, wooden flooring, and direct access to the open plan kitchen / living room.
This magnificent space and the living area has wooden flooring and full height windows and doors making the most of its southerly aspect and views over the garden and beyond. The kitchen has a tiled floor and bespoke wooden wall and floor units with self closing drawers and Corian worktops. It incorporates an undersurface Zanussi freezer, NEFF Ceran hob, Bosch dishwasher, twin Corian sinks with Franke hose/mixer tap, electric four oven AGA (black) with glass tiled splashback and a Panasonic American style fridge freezer with water and ice dispenser. A wooden floored back hall links the kitchen/living room with the ground floor bedrooms, the cloakroom, beyond to the office and utility room, and outside to the courtyard and vegetable garden. The useful cloakroom contains a WC, washbasin, coat hooks and a tiled floor. Bedrooms one and two both have built in wardrobes, while the shower room is partially tiled with pedestal washbasin and WC. The office overlooks the courtyard and has wall mounted bookshelves. The utility room / boiler room has floor, wall and tall storage units, a sink, Bosch washing machine, ceiling mounted clothes rack, Worcester oil fired boiler, hot water tank, tall John Lewis drinks fridge and a further glazed door to the courtyard.
A curved staircase with cast iron balustrades and wooden handrail leads up to the first floor landing, with a dado rail, two wall lights and a hatch with an attic ladder to a partially floored roof space. Bedroom three has a shelved recess and freestanding double wardrobe. Bedroom four has built in shelved and hanging wardrobes, wooden flooring and a wet walled en suite shower room with electric corner shower, pedestal washbasin and WC.
Bedroom five has tall built in wardrobes. Bedroom six (master bedroom) has two window seats, a fitted corner cupboard and a freestanding wardrobe. It has a spacious en suite bathroom containing a bath, circular washbasin, large shower cubicle, WC and a window seat. The family bathroom has a bath with tiled surround, tiled shower cubicle with body jets, washbasin, WC and a tiled floor.
Outside, within the paved courtyard are two small greenhouses, a coal bunker, a wood store, and a dog kennel and run, now used as a further wood store. To the side of the house are vegetable and fruit borders. The garage is block built with a stone and harl finish and a slate roof. It has an automatic roller door, concrete floor and a Bosch chest freezer.
The main area of garden lies to the front of the house. Linked to the kitchen / living room is a sheltered paved seating terrace. From the mono block turning area, steps lead down to the delightful gardens which have a further paved and sheltered seating area facing due south and overlooking flower and shrub borders, a circular rose bed with a sundial and a small bridge over a lily pond. There are further areas of garden which include additional fruit beds, a cold frame, a wooden pergola and a small orchard which contains a wildflower meadow. There is a timber garden shed (3.6 m x 3.6 m), which is internally divided into a potting shed and garden tool store, while behind is a screened area with large composting bins.
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This wonderfully spacious house displays all the generous proportions and original features of the 1850s, yet has been brilliantly brought up to date with the contemporary kitchen/living space allowing the stunning garden to be fully appreciated. The rural location is idyllic, but the proximity of Dundee and the Tay Bridge also make it an ideal country home for commuters.Ruaraidh Ogilvie