Savills | Ashwood House, Murroes, By Broughty Ferry, Angus, DD5 3PB | Property for sale
6,481 sq ft(602.10 sq m)
Offers over £1,000,000

Ashwood HouseMurroes, By Broughty Ferry, Angus, DD5 3PB

  • Under offer

Key features

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  • Truly outstanding modern country family house with two electric gated entrances.
  • Individually designed, sumptuous and beautifully presented interiors, with light and spacious living areas.
  • Large kitchen and dining room, individually designed reception rooms, substantial bedrooms including a master suite, and a self contained annexe perfect as ancillary accommodation or for home working.
  • Ideally located, and designed to make the most of its position, with far reaching views.
  • Extensive grounds with paddocks, stables, woods, gardens and pond.

A rare opportunity to buy a remarkable modern family home, finished to an extremely high specification, in peaceful surroundings and beautiful countryside close to Broughty Ferry

About this property

  • Ashwood House is an outstanding and substantial modern country house, which occupies an enviable position facing south with very fine views towards Fife and across the River Tay. It was built for the sellers between 2002 and 2004. While modern, it is constructed of brick, block and harl, along with a slate roof, so has a very traditional feel externally. Internally the house is beautiful and well designed, with substantial living space and underfloor heating throughout. It is fully double glazed and has been very thoughtfully designed to make the most of its position and views. The house is surrounded by its own gardens and grounds.

    The three principal reception rooms are all arranged off a stunning hall, but the heart of the house is very much a spacious and well equipped open plan kitchen and dining room, with doors out to the terrace and down towards the garden, main pond and grounds. The views is uninterrupted as the entrance and parking are on the other side of the house. At ground floor level there is also a useful utility room, WC and bathroom. Upstairs are five stunning bedrooms, three being en suite and the principal also having a dressing room. A family bathroom serves the two other bedrooms. Behind the house is the Clockhouse. This incorporates a large garage at ground floor level, with the Clockhouse flat above. This is also beautifully presented and can be used as overflow accommodation, or for staff or holiday letting. Surrounding the house are grounds of some 8.65 acres which include fenced paddocks, stables, woods, gardens and a pond, together with a further decorative pond adjacent to the house.

    Situated at Parklands of Murroes, which is a group of a small number of four bespoke houses, all with extensive grounds, Ashwood House has been recently refurbished to a very high standard, including the bathrooms with CP Hart and Fired Earth products. The overall effect is quite stunning and although thoroughly modern there are traditional features such as cornicings in the main reception rooms and bedrooms. For buyers looking for a country base further afield Ashwood House has great second home potential, with easy access to Dundee train station and airport (direct flights to London), and to Edinburgh and Aberdeen. It has its own website and has over the years been rented out to professional golfers and high end holiday makers.

    The impressive main entrance, with stone walls and a rockery, has electric gates, with a side footgate, which open on to a tarred driveway which leads up through the grounds to a circular parking and turning area, around a raised central lily pond, adjacent to both the house and the Clockhouse.

    A more detailed internal description of the house is available under additional information.

    Situated to the north of the house is the Clockhouse, similar in style to the main house, harled with a slate roof and electric clock tower with timed lighting. At the ground floor is a superb garage with an automatic up and over door, concrete floor, housing a Worcester oil fired boiler and a separate timber lined WC with washbasin. At the back a wooden door opens to a timber lined porch which leads to stairs up to an open plan loft style apartment. The kitchen area has high gloss units with soft closing drawers and wooden worktops. Fitted appliances include a NEFF four ring induction hob, Beko oven / grill, under counter CATA fridge and a sink. The sitting area has a wall mounted Panasonic TV. Beyond is the bedroom area, while a separate shower room has a large walk in shower with wet walling, WC and pedestal washbasin.

    Immediately in front of the house is an Italian style paved and gravelled terrace with shrubs and bushes which is ideal for sitting out, and is linked to the dining room, making it perfect for entertaining. This is bounded by a drystone dyke and steps which lead down to an expansive lawn and hot tub. Beyond is a pond, which has been stocked with fish in the past. There are further areas of garden linking the house to the Clockhouse.

    Beyond the immediate vicinity of the house are four watered paddocks with post and rail and electric fencing. In addition there are five areas of woodland with paths, and two wells. A wooden stable block (11.8 m x 3.3 m) has two loose boxes (each 3 m x 3.3 m with water) and a hay store.

    There is a second drive, with its own electric gate, leads out to a farm track known as Chapel Road.

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Simply a magnificent example of a modern country house: every aspect of this property is of the highest quality, while the lovely grounds provide privacy and a beautiful setting. The icing on the cake is the very fine self contained apartment included in the sale.

Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • Ashwood House is very attractively and conveniently located at Parklands of Murroes, just 3 miles to the north of Broughty Ferry, in Angus. Despite its pleasant rural location Ashwood House is well connected. There is a primary school and village shop in both the nearby villages of Newbigging and Wellbank. Local secondary schooling is found in Carnoustie and Monifieth, with private schooling at the High School of Dundee. Glenalmond, Strathallan, Kilgraston and St Leonards are also easily reached. It is only 3 miles from the centre of Broughty Ferry
  • Broughty Ferry has a wide choice of shopping facilities and supermarkets, a library, the Broughty Castle Museum and a beach, together with a harbour and the Royal Tay Yacht Club. Nearby Dundee is a university city of established excellence, most particularly in computing and life sciences. It too has a comprehensive range of shops and professional services, together with good leisure opportunities and renowned cultural facilities, such as the V&A museum. In addition, there are railway stations at both Broughty Ferry and Carnoustie and a mainline station at Dundee, with services to Aberdeen and to the south, including a sleeper. Dundee Airport has direct services to London City and both Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports are easily reached. The A90 dual carriageway links to both Aberdeen and Perth, and beyond to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Locally, Crombie and Monikie country parks are conveniently located as is sailing on the River Tay and a choice of sandy beaches. Close by, the Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort has a renowned restaurant, four well stocked lochans for bait and fly fishing, and a nine hole golf course, There are also a number of fine links courses in the area including Barry, Panmure, Monifieth and, of course, Carnoustie, which has hosted eight open championships, most recently in 2018. The ancient town of St Andrews, the home of golf and host to the oldest university in Scotland, is also within commuting distance, while Gleneagles is also easily reached.

Additional information

  • Detailed internal accommodation:
  • Partially glazed and leaded wooden entrance doors open to a hugely impressive hall with a central staircase, marble tiled floor, two walk in cupboards (one shelved and hanging), six wall lights, and partially glazed doors opening to both the drawing room and the sitting room, creating a magnificent space for entertaining. The fine drawing room has a centre rose, bay window, a lovely hand painted slate open fireplace, Amtico flooring and three wall lights. The equally spacious sitting room has a centre rose, bay window looking to the front and the pond, together with Amtico flooring. From here a partially glazed door opens to the stunning open plan kitchen and dining room. The dining room has a centre rose, marble tiled floor, picture light, Sony wall mounted TV and French doors to the garden terrace, again creating a lovely area for entertaining, while the kitchen has hand painted custom made units with granite worktops, soft closing drawers and Fired Earth tiled surrounds. Integrated appliances include a black four oven AGA with Fired Earth tiles and mantel above, porcelain sink, Maytag American style fridge freezer with water and ice dispenser, while the central island unit has a circular sink and a NEFF dishwasher. In addition there is a wall mounted Sony TV and marble tiled flooring. Beyond is a back hall with marble tiled flooring and a stable style side entrance door. A utility room also has a marble tiled floor, together with wooden units with a sink, Bosch washing machine and Indesit dryer, under counter drinks fridge and a walk in cupboard housing a new oil fired boiler. A useful WC has two wall lights, CP Hart washbasin with stand, WC and a tiled floor. Also off the kitchen is the family room which links back to the hall off which there is a downstairs and part timber lined bathroom with a freestanding bath, pedestal washbasin, WC with thunderbox, three wall lights and a marble tiled floor.
  • The wooden staircase has cast iron balustrades and leads up to a split first floor landing, with a picture light and a shelved linen cupboard. The principal bedroom has a decorative fireplace, wall mounted Samsung TV, walk in dressing room with fitted hanging and shelved units and a hatch with an attic ladder to roof space storage. The luxurious en suite wet room / shower room has a basket weave tiled floor, Italian marble wall tiling, a walk-through shower, CP Hart washbasin on a stand, WC and three wall lights. Bedroom two has views to the front and a Sony wall mounted TV. Opposite is bedroom three, while the family bathroom has Fired Earth tiling, freestanding bath, CP Hart washbasins, shower with waterfall shower, three wall lights and a WC. Bedrooms four and five both have partially tiled en suite shower rooms with a tiled shower cubicle, RAK circular washbasin with stand and WC, two wall lights and a tiled floor. Bedroom five also has a wall mounted Sony TV.
  • Directions: From the north on the A90 (Aberdeen to Perth dual carriageway) some 3 miles north of Dundee (or 10 miles south of Forfar) turn east, signposted to Murroes (opposite the turning to Tealing). Continue on this road for some 3 miles, passing through Westhall Terrace, and at the junction turn left and proceed to Kellas. Turn right onto the B978 and then take the first turning on the left, signposted Murroes Church. Proceed for 0.5 miles and the turning into Ashwood House will be seen on the left. Alternatively from Dundee take the A90 (Dundee to Arbroath) and at the Claypotts junction (adjacent to Sainsburys) take the B978. After 0.5 miles turn right and continue on the B978, signposted for Kellas. After 1.2 miles, and before reaching Kellas, turn right, signposted Murroes Church, and proceed as above. If coming from the east on the A92, turn off at the Ardestie junction between Carnoustie and Broughty Ferry and take the B962 northward signposted Monikie & Newbigging. Continue for 0.9 miles, then turn left onto Drumsturdy Road (B961), signposted Kingennie. After 1.5 miles turn right signposted Kingennie and Murroes Church. Continue for 0.8 miles and the turning into Ashwood House will be seen on the right.
  • EPC Rating = C