Impressive mansion with extensive grounds.
Frogfield is one of the finest and most prestigious houses in Laurencekirk. James Geddes in Deeside and the Mearns, an Illustrated Architectural Guide (Rutland Press) describes the house as an elegant mansion which has a front wing of 1832, with Doric porch and later wing to the rear with a large perpendicular window. In The Buildings of Scotland, Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen (Pevsner Architectural Guides), Joseph Sharples, David Walker and Mathew Woodworth describe the house as being two storeys and three bays, dated 1832 in the blind lunette on the right flank, central portico with two Roman Doric columns, rear wing added circa 1850 with rectangular Neo-Perpendicular window and a canted, crenallated bay.
Frogfield is an elegant, B listed, stone built house, with a slate roof. It is an attractive two storey house with a single storey wing on the south side at the rear. Since 2017 it has benefitted from considerable improvements including a new central heating system comprising a new oil tank, boiler, pipework and radiators. The front elevation of the roof has been re-slated, with re-pointing around the chimneys and the windows have been refurbished. In addition the kitchen, together with the bathroom and shower room have been refitted, and the house has been re-wired and redecorated. New flooring has been fitted throughout much of the house. However Frogfield still retains much of its period character and features, including panelled doors and cornicings. Downstairs, and off the hall, are three well proportioned reception rooms. The drawing room is large and elegant with a bay window overlooking the garden. Either side of the front door is the dining room and a study. As such the house is well laid out for both entertaining and for modern family living. Upstairs are five bedrooms and a bathroom. There is also a useful shower room on the ground floor. Behind the kitchen is the annexe. This has its own entrance but can easily be incorporated into the main house through a doorway in the utility room.
The gardens surrounding Frogfield are extensive. Stone gate piers with cast iron gates open onto a tarred driveway lined with trees and rhododendrons and leads up to a parking and turning area at the front of the house. The drive continues on past the side of the house and the Coach House to back gates which lead out onto Charter Avenue and through to the High Street.
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