Savills | The Esk, Flat 6, Finavon Castle, By Forfar, Angus, DD8 3PX | Property for sale
1,776 sq ft(165 sq m)
Offers over £260,000

The Esk, Flat 6Finavon Castle, By Forfar, Angus, DD8 3PX

  • Under offer

Key features

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  • Home Report valuation - £270,000
  • Delightful and conveniently located apartment
  • Within an historic castle with good views to Finavon Hill
  • Extensive shared grounds
  • Could work well as a second home

First class apartment, within an historic castle setting.

About this property

  • Finavon Castle is a Category C Listed baronial mansion house dating from 1865, built for the
    Greenhill-Gardyne's and which remained in the same family until the early 1980s. The ruins of an earlier castle are close by. In 1984 the building was converted into eight apartments. The Esk is on the second floor of the castle and has lovely views over farmland to Finavon Hill. Entry to the flat is through a large astragalled door at the side of the castle into a vestibule and a shared hallway and up a wide carpeted stair to the first floor. The wooden entrance door to the flat leads into a hallway and stairs up to the accommodation, which has been completely renovated over recent years, with particular attention to detail. In the last five years a new fireplace has been installed, while prior to that windows were refurbished and the boiler replaced. In addition, the roof has been thoroughly renovated.

    The sitting room has lovely views to Finavon Hill, a fireplace with wooden mantel and Villager wood burning stove, a separate study area and engineered oak flooring. Also accessed from the hallway is a walk in store with a Worcester wall mounted boiler and wooden flooring, while the adjacent utility area has shelving and is plumbed for a washing machine. There is a shower room with a shower cubicle with wet walling and a tiled floor. The bathroom is timber-lined to dado level and has a freestanding roll top bath, pedestal washbasin, WC and tiled floor. Bedroom one has a cornice, window shutters and a wooden floor. Bedroom two has a cast iron fireplace with a wooden mantel and window shutters. The fully fitted Fired Earth kitchen has soft closing drawers, a Cookmaster Leisure electric range cooker with five hot plates, two ovens and a grill, plumbing for a dishwasher and double porcelain sink. In addition there is a cornice, window shutters, tiled floor and ample space for informal dining. Wooden stairs lead up to a dining room with a wooden floor and a lovely period window.

    Within a communal block of six garages is a garage with an up and over door, concrete floor and power.

    A rhododendron-lined path leads to the shared walled garden which is divided into eight private spaces. The garden for The Esk is a lovely fenced south facing area with fruit trees including apple, plum and cherry and a wooden summerhouse (2.3 m x 3.0 m) with decking. There are raised vegetable beds, a wooden garden shed (1.2 m x 1.1 m) and a greenhouse (1.9 m x 1.9 m).

    The communal grounds include many fine specimen trees and lovely walks.

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“This beautifully upgraded and characterful apartment is the perfect way to experience a splendid Listed building along with enjoying wonderful garden grounds without all the responsibility.”

Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • Finavon Castle sits in its own grounds of approximately 6 acres including lawns, woodland and a walled garden. It is surrounded by the beautiful Angus countryside but has excellent access to the A90. Primary schooling is available at Tannadice, Brechin or Forfar with secondary schooling in Kirriemuir or Forfar. Private schooling is available at Lathallan and Dundee High School.
  • There are many sports and amenities nearby including fishing on the rivers North and South Esk, loch fishing at Rescobie and hiking in the Angus glens. There are numerous local golf courses, including Edzell, and good beaches are within easy reach at St Cyrus and Lunan Bay. Finavon Hill is steeped in Pictish history.
  • Forfar and Brechin offer supermarkets and other amenities. There is a small shop at Peggy Scott's on the A90 at Finavon. The A90 provides easy access south to Dundee, with its cultural facilities, and north to Aberdeen.

Additional information

  • Directions: If coming from the north on the A90 (Aberdeen to Perth dual carriageway) approximately 6 miles south of Brechin and after crossing over the River South Esk take the turning on the left signposted Bogardo, Finavon Hill and Milton of Finavon. At the right hand corner continue straight on to the tarred driveway. Bear left at the fork and continue round to the gravelled parking area at the side of the castle. If coming from the south on the A90 some 5 miles north of Forfar, turn right signposted Bogardo, Finavon Hill and Milton of Finavon and proceed as above.
  • EPC Rating = D