Well appointed, handsome Edwardian townhouse, on three floors and with an enclosed garden.
Wrought iron gates from the road open onto a tarred driveway which leads up to tarred parking areas at the back of the house, and which continues up to the garage, where there is a further gate which opens onto Brechin Road. Paths lead round to the front of the house. Steps lead up to a wooden front door with a glazed overlight, which opens to an entrance vestibule with cornice, tiled floor and inner partially glazed and etched door, with side lights, to the hallway. This has a cornice, panelling, stairs to the first floor and a walk in under stair hanging cupboard. The sitting room has a decorative ceiling, cornice, bay window, three wall lights, shelved display units with cupboards below and an open Baxi fireplace with wooden mantel, tiled surround and hearth. The dining room also has a cornice, fireplace with wooden mantel, tiled surround and hearth, shelved display cupboard and under window storage cupboards. Opposite is the living room which again has a cornice, fireplace with wooden mantel, tiled surround and hearth and gas fired heater. A door leads through to the garden room which has bi-folding doors to the garden, together with a tiled floor, three wall lights and a cupboard housing a wall mounted Worcester boiler. The room benefits from underfloor heating and fitted Sanderson blinds and has ample space for both dining and sitting areas. The fully fitted kitchen has Alex Wood wooden wall and floor units with tiled splashbacks, sink, plumbing for dishwasher, Rangemaster Classic 110 cooker with five gas burners, warming plate, double oven and grill, together with a Bosch Classixx fridge. There is plenty of space for informal dining together with a window through to the living room with a hatch, giving natural light and views to the hills. Beyond is the rear hallway which has a back door, shelved storage cupboard and a tiled floor. The laundry again has a tiled floor, sink, storage cupboards and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. The adjacent WC has a tiled floor, sink and storage cupboards. The office has fitted shelves as does the freezer room.
A staircase, which is lit by large leaded windows depicting scenes on the River South Esk, leads to the first floor landing with cornicing, panelling to dado level and a large shelved storage cupboard. Bedroom 1 has a bay window with lovely views to the Sidlaws, cornice, washbasin, two wall lights and fitted Alex Wood bedroom furniture. Bedroom 2 again has views to the Sidlaws, cornice, built in shelved cupboards and a door to an en suite shower room with washbasin with vanity unit and WC. The family shower room has a luxury steam shower, together with Alex Wood built in units incorporating a washbasin and WC. Bedroom 3 has a cornice, vanity unit, washbasin and fitted hanging and shelved cupboards. Off the landing is the sewing room with fitted shelves, shelved cupboard and stairs to the second floor landing. Bedrooms 4 & 5 each have built in hanging and shelved cupboards, washbasin with vanity unit and hatch to under eaves storage. The bathroom at this level has partial wet walling together with a bath with shower, washbasin and WC. The linen cupboard has fitted shelves.
The triple garage has an electric up and over double door, concrete floor, power, water and light, together with a loft, accessed by a Ramsay ladder. There are brick built coal and wood stores and a garden shed and a further free standing wooden shed.
The garden at The Elms is a delight. At the entrance there are shrub borders with some fine rhododendrons and azaleas. The garden in front of the house is on two levels. Immediately in front of the house the garden comprises a lawn with shrub and flower borders and a small pond, and is linked to the house by the patio in front of the garden room, creating a lovely seating and entertaining area.
Steps lead down to the lower garden which is again mainly down to lawn with shrub borders, and trees providing privacy. Planning permission in principle was granted in May 2016 (Reference 16/00247/PPPL) for two detached single storey houses with access, requiring visibility splays, off Elm Road which runs on the south side of the garden. For further information please contact the selling agents.
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The Elms has been lovingly maintained by the sellers for almost 30 years and is an excellent family home in a popular location. The ready made' garden is a real benefit, and the potential offered by the plot with planning adds to the appeal of this property.Ruaraidh Ogilvie