Charming country property, at the foot of an Angus glen, with considerable history and potential for multi-generational living, B&B or holiday letting.
Wrought iron gates, with a cattle grid, open onto a tarred drive which leads past the side of the house to parking areas to the rear, adjacent to the garaging. There are separate entrance doors to each section of the house. From the front a partially glazed door opens to a porch with an inner glazed door, with side lights, opening to the hallway. This has two wall lights and a plaque stating Here is the house Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Dr Adrian Wilson spent six months planning their epic journey to the Antarctic. They reached the South Pole on 17th January 1912 and died together on the Great Ice Barrier March 1912. Off this is the snug which links through to the sitting room. Both have a cornice, picture rail and fitted bookshelves with cupboard below. The snug also has two wall lights while the sitting room has a fireplace with a multi-fuel stove and two etched windows, designed by Bruce Walker, to the hallway. Both the snug and the sitting room have doors to the front sun room. The hallway also connects through to the original part of the house where there is a dining room with a fireplace, lobby with a separate entrance door and a utility room with a Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine, two storage cupboards and a WC. Beyond is a fully fitted kitchen with wooden wall and floor units with tiled splashbacks, sink, Belling cooker with halogen hob and a dresser, together with further shelves and a storage cupboard. Also off the hallway are four timber lined bedrooms, each featuring the names of expedition members Scott, Bowers, Wilson and Evans. Bedroom 1 has a washbasin, while bedroom 3 has two wall lights. In addition there is a partially tiled bathroom with a bath with shower attachment, washbasin, WC and cupboard housing a hot water tank, together with a shower room with shower, washbasin and WC. The rear hall has a wall light and a connecting door through to the newer wing.
The wing to the rear also has its own entrance porch with an inner glazed door to a hallway with wooden flooring and an under stair cupboard. The drawing room has a south facing picture window, stone walling with display shelves and an open fireplace with mantel, together with a partially glazed door to the conservatory. This has a tiled floor, with underfloor heating and French doors to decking and the garden. It also links to the dining kitchen which has wooden wall and floor units with wooden worktops, soft closing drawers, display cupboards together with a two oven Aga, double sink and plumbing for washing machine or dishwasher, along with wooden flooring and ample space for dining and seating. Bedroom 5 has a cornice, washbasin with vanity unit and full length fitted wardrobes. The adjacent tiled bathroom has a bath, washbasin and WC. A staircase from the kitchen leads up to a study / library with fitted bookshelves, under eaves storage cupboards, picture window with lovely views to the east and a circular window to the west. Off this is an office or store room.
To the rear of the house is a store housing a standby generator, a further store and a boiler shed housing a Grants oil fired boiler. Under the sun room is a cellar housing a further boiler. Behind the house is a greenhouse (3.6 m x 2.35 m) and adjacent to the drive are covered log stores. The wooden range of outbuildings has box profile roofing and includes a car port, store, potting shed, garage with automatic up and over door, workshop and a lean to store to the rear. Adjacent is a further range of wooden outbuildings with box profile roof which incorporates three covered oil tanks, open fronted shed and a lean to log shed.
Immediately in front and to the side of the house are the gardens. A paved terrace leads down to flower and shrub borders, lawn and a small pond. A sheltered gravelled seating area has a memorial sundial dedicated to Dr Edward Adrian Wilson, Pioneer Polar Explorer and Man of Faith. This was designed by Bruce Walker who was also commissioned to create the new memorial at Scott's view. In addition there are hedges and trees, a summer house and raised decking adjacent to the conservatory. Behind the outbuildings is an area of woodland with some fine rhododendrons, fruit trees and a hen run, and which is enclosed by deer fencing.
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