Savills | Castleton House, Glamis, By Forfar, Angus, DD8 1SJ | Properties for sale
9,164 sq ft(851.36 sq m)
Offers over £885,000

Castleton HouseGlamis, By Forfar, Angus, DD8 1SJ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2020
  • Home Report valuation £925,000
  • Extensively refurbished and beautifully presented with stunning reception rooms and en suite bedrooms
  • Attached three bedroom cottage and outbuildings with planning consent
  • Lovely gardens, wooded grounds and paddocks extending to about 8.48 acres
  • Turn key condition with impressive mix of period and contemporary

Exceptional and well located country house.

About this property

  • Castleton House is a most attractive mansion house within its own private, sheltered grounds. Built in 1902 the house was converted in 1989 to a prestigious country house hotel with a separate cottage to the rear. From 2010 it was used for upmarket self catering holiday lets. Between 2015 and 2018, improvements were made to the house including replacing the upstairs windows with double glazed units (other than the principal en suite which now benefits from secondary glazing), installation of two new boilers, removal of the commercial kitchen and fire screens and replacement of a large roof cupola, which spills light on to the staircase. However since 2018 an even more extensive and hugely impressive refurbishment programme has been put in place to allow the house to be used as a “luxury exclusive use holiday rental property”, for private functions and as a retreat ( with 5 star rating from Visit Scotland. The house lies just off the A94, which connects Perth with the A90 at Forfar, but is screened by its own wooded grounds, so is ideally placed for such a use, but is also well suited as a glorious private home. Internally the works have included redecorating throughout, so the house is now beautifully presented. New carpets have been fitted, along with Amtico flooring in the hall, drawing room, dining room, ante room, kitchen, breakfast room and utility room. The kitchen and utility room were also fully refurbished, as were three bathrooms and three shower rooms. At the same time two new pressurised hot water tanks were fitted, and the electrical and fire detector systems were upgraded. The roof over the billiards room was renewed and three new wood burning stoves were installed. The cottage was also redecorated and refurbished, and its boiler renewed. All the works were undertaken sympathetically and original features still remain such as lovely cornicings, original fireplaces and panelled doors.

    A tarred and rhododendron lined drive leads to a gravelled sweep. The porch has a tiled floor and partially glazed inner door, to an imposing hall with a staircase to the first floor. Off this is the elegant dining room with an ornate cornice, picture rail, open fireplace with carved wooden mantel and wood burning stove, partially glazed door to the garden and also links to the kitchen. Opposite is the imposing drawing room, with ornate cornicings, a large bay window, picture rail, further window with window shutters, open fireplace with carved wooden mantel and wood burning stove. The cosy sitting room has an ornate cornice and picture rail. The billiards room has a lovely plasterwork ceiling, ornate cornice, picture rail,
    French doors to the garden, panelling to dado level and a panelled fireplace with wooden mantel and a wood burning stove. There is an adjacent ante room or small sitting room. A cloakroom has a washbasin with vanity unit and WC.

    A back hall, links to both the hall and kitchen, and has back stairs, back door and a boiler room with two Worcester oil fired boilers. The bespoke kitchen is sleek and contemporary and has units with quartz worktops, soft closing drawers and a porcelain sink. Fitted appliances include a Bosch fridge and dishwasher and Rangemaster Infusion dual fuel cooker with an extractor fan. A central island unit has an under counter Bosch fridge, wine fridge, wine racks and breakfast bar. It also has the original service bells and a partially glazed door to the terrace and links through to a breakfast room, again with a Bosch under counter fridge. Beyond is the utility room which has fitted units with a sink, Bosch dishwasher, HiSense fridge / freezer with water dispenser, Samsung washing machine, Zanussi dryer and a back door. There is a partially tiled WC with washbasin, together with a store room.

    The impressive wooden staircase leads up to the first floor landing which has two shelved cupboards. Bedroom one has a bay window, walk in wardrobe and a partially tiled en suite bathroom with freestanding bath, shower cubicle, large washbasin and WC. Both bedrooms two and three each have window shutters, a fitted wardrobe and a tiled en suite shower room with washbasin and WC. Bedroom four has a partially tiled en suite shower room with washbasin and WC. The principal bedroom has an en suite turreted bathroom with a freestanding bath, shower cubicle, circular washbasin and WC. Bedroom six has fitted wardrobes and a partially tiled en suite bathroom with spa bath with shower, washbasin and WC.

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"This beautifully refurbished and decorated property bears all the marks of comfort and luxury and is now perfectly placed for a new owner either to continue running Castleton House as an exclusive use holiday rental or to use as a sumptuous private family home, with separate cottage for multi-generational use or as an income-generating letting property".

Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • Castleton House is situated within Strathmore, midway between Glamis and Meigle, and close to the county boundary of Angus and Perthshire. As such it is ideally placed for the many outdoor pursuits offered by both counties. Strathmore is a fertile plain which stretches west from Forfar towards Perth and lies between the Sidlaw Hills to the south and the Angus Glens to the north, with the Grampian mountains behind. Strathmore is famous for its beautiful scenery, productive farmland and for the nearby Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late Queen Mother.
  • Castleton House is extremely well located for both the A90 and the A94. The A94 links Forfar to Perth, while the A90 provides fast access south to Dundee, Perth and central Scotland, and north to Aberdeen. Both Dundee and Perth provide all the services expected of major cities, while Aberdeen and Edinburgh are also within reasonable driving distance. There is a railway station at Dundee, with a sleeper service. Both Aberdeen and Edinburgh airports provide a range of domestic and European flights and there are direct services from Dundee to London City.
  • Locally there are primary schools at Eassie and at Glamis, which also has a village shop and a well known pub. There is also a village shop in Meigle. Secondary schooling is available at the well respected Webster's High in Kirriemuir, which also has a good range of local shops. Forfar, Alyth, Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie are all easily reached and provide further shopping, business and leisure facilities. Private schooling is available at the High School of Dundee with dedicated bus services at both Meigle and Forfar / Kinnettles. Craigclowan, Strathallan, St Leonards, Kilgraston and Glenalmond schools are also within reach. Dundee provides all the services expected of a major city and is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences, and has renowned cultural facilities, including the new V&A Museum.
  • Both Angus and Perthshire are well known for outdoor pursuits. Fishing can be taken on the Isla and Tay and on the North and South Esks, while loch fishing is available locally at Rescobie and at Lintrathen. The Angus Glens and Perthshire hills provide some of the best hill walking in eastern Scotland. As well as local golf courses at Blairgowrie, Forfar, Alyth and Kirriemuir, the championship courses at Carnoustie and St Andrews are within easy driving distance. There is a pleasant sandy beach at Lunan Bay.

Additional information

  • Cottage and Outbuildings
  • Off a small courtyard at the back of the house is a boiler room with a Worcester boiler (for the cottage), two pressurised water tanks, Belfast sink, Zanussi washing machine and an Indesit dryer. Beyond is the cottage which comprises the rear wing of the house and is self contained with its own entrance. The hallway has two wall lights, while the fitted kitchen has wall and floor units, a Bosch fridge freezer, Bosch dishwasher, sink, Whirlpool oven with four ring hob and extractor, Proline under counter fridge and ample space for informal dining. Bedroom one has fitted wardrobes and a tiled shower room with shower cubicle, washbasin, WC and a separate door to the hallway. Bedroom two has a wall light, while the sitting room has French doors to a decked terrace. Beyond is a store cupboard, bedroom three and a tiled bathroom which has a bath with shower, washbasin with vanity unit and WC.
  • Beyond the cottage is the garage which has folding doors, concrete floor and stairs to a loft room, off which is an attic room. Adjacent is a store. Planning consent (Ref 19/00433 /FULL) was granted by Angus Council in December 2019 to convert these buildings to a two bedroom cottage. For further information please contact the selling agents.
  • Gardens, ground and paddocks
  • The house sits within its own lovely gardens and grounds, surrounded by the original wooded moat, which has lovely walks and provides privacy and shelter. In front of the eastern elevation, and overlooked by the drawing room and billiards room, are flower and shrub borders. Adjacent to the drive is an expansive lawn, enclosed by mature trees. On the other side of the house is an enclosed garden with a paved terrace, which provides a lovely outdoor entertaining area, linked to the dining room and kitchen, and which has two gazebos, one of which houses a hot tub. There is an adjacent boule court, artificial putting green and a fire pit. There is a further area of decking with another hot tub, linked to the cottage, together with an hexagonal wooden BBQ hut (3.5 m x 3.9 m (max)). There is lighting on the front of the house and on the front lawn and trees to the rear.
  • On the other side of the burn is an orchard and a field. Within this is the old road bridge, which has a date stone of 1784. The field is currently divided up into three fenced and watered paddocks.
  • Historical Note
  • Castleton House dates from 1902. However it has much older historical associations as the house is built on the site of a 12th century fortification. The site is surrounded on three sides by a deep defensive ditch and on the remaining side by a burn. The earthwork is believed to originate from medieval times, when the ditch would have been filled with water to form a defensive moat. Ancient spearheads and coins have been found in the area, which supports this theory.
  • Directions: From Perth take the A94, passing through Coupar Angus and Meigle. Continue for another 3.5 miles and the turning into Castleton House will be seen on the left. If coming from the north on the A90 (Aberdeen to Dundee dual carriageway) turn off at the Glamis junction on the Forfar bypass, and take the A94 signposted for Coupar Angus. Proceed past Glamis for a further 3.5 miles and the turning into Castleton House will be seen on the right. If coming from Dundee head north on the A90 for some 5 miles and turn left onto the A928 signposted for Kirriemuir. At Glamis turn left onto the A94 and proceed as above.
  • EPC Rating = D