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393.82 sq m
Offers over £550,000(16.248.654.523 ₫)

FrogfieldStation Road, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1GJ

    Key features

    • Home Report - £590,000
    • Elegant B listed mansion
    • Self contained annexe
    • Coach house comprising stores / workshop
    • Extensive gardens & grounds
    • Easy access to A90

    Impressive mansion with extensive grounds.

    About this property

    • 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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    Local information

    • Frogfield is situated in the town of Laurencekirk, within very easy walking distance of both the high street and railway station. Laurencekirk has excellent access to the A90, providing easy travelling north to Aberdeen and south to Dundee and is in the heart of the Howe of the Mearns which is sheltered from the coast by the Garvock Hill. Inland lie the Glens. Laurencekirk provides shopping and local services, together with primary and secondary schooling at the new Mearns Community Campus, together with leisure facilities. Montrose and Stonehaven provide more extensive facilities and are easily reached. Lathallan at Johnshaven is a well known local private school. Dundee and Aberdeen offer all the services expected of major cities. There is a railway station at Laurencekirk offering services to Aberdeen and the south, including Edinburgh and Glasgow. Aberdeen Airport provides a range of domestic and European flights and there are services from Dundee to London Stansted. Journey times to Aberdeen and Aberdeen Airport will be much reduced with the opening of the Western Peripheral Route.
    • The area is well known for its wide range of outdoor pursuits. There is a Country Club within the Glenesk Hotel in Edzell and a renowned 18 hole golf course. Other courses in the area include Montrose, Auchenblae and Brechin, along with the championship course at Carnoustie. Salmon and sea trout fishing can be taken on the nearby North and South Esks, while the River Dee and Deeside are easily reached over the scenic Cairn O'Mount road (B974). Nearby beaches are found at Lunan Bay and at St Cyrus, which is a Nature Reserve. The Angus Glens offer some of the finest hill walking in eastern Scotland. There are lovely forest walks and riding in Inglismaldie Woods.

    Additional information

    • Directions: If coming from the south on the A90 dual carriageway (Dundee to Aberdeen) take the second turning into Laurencekirk, opposite the turning for the B9120 which is signposted St Cyrus. Proceed into Laurencekirk and at the crossroads turn right then immediately left into Conveth Place which leads onto Station Road. The driveway into Frogfield will be seen on the left. If coming from the north on the A90 dual carriageway take the first turning signposted Laurencekirk and proceed into the town. At the Royal Hotel turn right into Conveth Place and proceed as above.
    • EPC Rating = F