Aerial View Of House
313.73 sq m
Offers over £350,000(10.340.052.878 ₫)

Anniston MillInverkeilor, By Arbroath, Angus, DD11 5SW

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2019
  • Home Report - £380,000
  • Rebuilt and extended mill house retaining many original features
  • Attractive rural situation close to Lunan Bay
  • Paddock together with former mill and outbuildings with potential
  • Conveniently located for local amenities

Charming mill house with former mill, outbuildings and paddock, close to Lunan Bay.

About this property

  • The drive leads down past the old bothy and at the mill there are wrought iron gates which open onto a block and paved parking area between the house and the mill. The accommodation is arranged over the two floors, and begins with a covered entrance with an overhead light and partially glazed door to the hallway. This has a wood panelled pelmet, stone flagged floor and glazed window through to the spiral staircase. The sitting room has a cornice, open fireplace with stone surround and carved mantel, spiral staircase to the first floor and glazed folding doors to sun room 1, which has a timber lined ceiling, wooden floor and a door to the garden terrace. The open plan dining room / kitchen is on two levels. The dining room has a timber lined ceiling and walls to dado level and includes a Mark Wilkinson dresser unit and display cupboard. In addition there is a fireplace with wooden mantel, tiled surround and which houses a wood burning stove, and doors to the second sun room, which again has a timber lined ceiling and a door to the terrace. Steps lead down to the fully fitted Mark Wilkinson kitchen with granite worktops with two sinks and appliances including an Elan Rangemaster cooker with tiled surround, fitted AEG dishwasher, fitted fridge, together with a clothes pulley and a Worcester Greenstar Camray 25/32 boiler. The rear porch has a glazed back door. Off this is a laundry with a Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine and a separate WC. Off the dining room is a side hallway. The bathroom is tiled with a freestanding bath, WC with thunderbox, pedestal washbasin, and a shower cubicle. Bedroom 1 / living room / sun room looks out over the garden and burn and has French doors to the terrace, display shelves and two wall lights. The cold room has a Coolmaster refrigeration unit.

    Stairs from the side hallway with a wooden handrail and banisters lead to a landing with fitted shelves. The master bedroom has a timber lined ceiling, mirrored sliding doors to two fitted hanging wardrobes, further undereaves shelved storage and an en suite shower room with WC and washbasin. Adjacent is a dressing room/study, again with fitted shelves. From the sitting room spiral stairs lead to a further landing with cupboards housing a hot water tank. Bedrooms three and four both have timber lined ceilings, while bedroom four also has a wooden floor. The bathroom is partially tiled and has a free standing roll top period bath, pedestal washbasin and WC.

    The main part of the garden is in front of the house with the burn. Next to the house is a gravelled and paved terrace. There are attractive flower borders and a bridge over the burn leads to a further area of garden with a shrub border. To the side of the house is a wooden log store (3.65 m x 1.6) while beyond are further areas of grass with a former pond and the paddock which is fenced and divided into two.

    Attached to the house is a garage (ceiling height 2.12 m) with concrete floor and a store.

    Adjacent is the original stables (4.7 m x 5.85 m) which are stone built with a slate roof and have two loose boxes. Adjoining are further stables (5.1 m x 4.6 m) again with two loose boxes.

    The block built workshop (22.2 m x 4.25 m), which dates from the 1950s has a corrugated roof and is divided into sections, one currently being used as a tack room. Attached to this is the original stone built byre (5.0 m x 9.85 m) and has a slate roof.

    The original stone built mill (21.45 m x 8.25 m and 5.55 m x 2.7 m) has a slate roof and is arranged over three floors. This is currently used for storage. Viewers should exercise caution when entering this part of the property. Some of the original mill machinery is still in place.

    Next to the drive is the former bothy (8.2 m x 4.95 m), which is stone built with a slate roof, and is used for garaging, with an electricity supply.

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“Anniston Mill is an excellent prospect for a buyer looking for a fine country house with manageable grounds and the potential for a ‘project'. The traditional buildings here certainly offer exciting development potential (subject to planning consent) or as the basis for equestrian facilities or even a smallholding with hobby livestock. The location is both scenic and accessible.”

Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • Anniston MIll is situated outside Inverkeilor and less than a mile inland from the southern end of Lunan Bay, an award winning beach on the Angus coast, which is popular with surfers, dog walkers and horse riders. There are plenty of opportunities for off road riding and walking including to Lunan Bay.
  • This part of the Angus coastline is mainly red sandstone with notable cliffs, rock features and sandy bays. As well as Lunan Bay, other popular beaches are found at Montrose and St Cyrus. There is an attractive coastal walk from Lunan Bay to Arbroath via Auchmithie. Sea fishing has long been associated with the area, especially in Arbroath, famous for its “smokies”, as well as at Auchmithie and Usan. The surrounding countryside is rolling fertile farmland and there are nature reserves at Montrose Basin and St Cyrus. Salmon and sea trout fishing is available locally on the North and South Esks. There are golf courses at Montrose and Arbroath with the championship course at Carnoustie within easy driving distance.
  • The village of Inverkeilor is situated just off the A92 coast road. The village provides primary schooling. Gordon's at Inverkeilor is a well known and award winning restaurant, while the But ‘n' Ben in Auchmithie is close by. Secondary schooling is available at Montrose and Arbroath which both offer a full range of shopping, business and leisure facilities. Private schooling is found at Lathallan and Dundee High School.
  • Inverkeilor is within easy driving distance of both Dundee and Aberdeen which provide all the services expected of major centres. Dundee has renowned cultural facilities. There is a regular bus service from the village to Arbroath and Montrose, and express bus services to Dundee and Aberdeen. There are train stations at Montrose and Arbroath with regular services to Aberdeen and to the south, including a sleeper. Aberdeen Airport has a range of domestic and European flights and there are services from Dundee to London Stansted. Journey times to Aberdeen and its airport have been much reduced with the opening of the Western Peripheral Route.

Additional information

  • Anniston Mill is believed to date from 1799. It was a corn mill, rebuilt in the 19th century, and in use until 1954. The mill house was rebuilt and extended in 1994 and extended again in 2000. In 1994 the house was also re-roofed, with new wiring and plumbing, yet it still retains much of its original character, as part of a group of buildings which include the original mill and a bothy. It is most attractively situated with a burn flowing past the garden. The house is harled with a slate roof and has date stones for the works done in 1994 and 2000. More recently the boiler was replaced in 2013. Internally it is well laid out for entertaining and for modern family living. Individual doors with leaded windows were specifically designed for the house, which is fully double glazed. Overlooking the gardens are three sun rooms. In the past one of these was used as a playroom and one as an office, while the bigger one was designed to be used as a bedroom or as another sitting room. At ground floor level is an impressive and good sized sitting room. Adjacent is a dining room with steps down to the kitchen. The two smaller sun rooms are accessed directly off the sitting room and dining room. Off the kitchen is a large and useful rear porch or boot room, with a laundry room and WC. Beyond the dining room is a side hall with a bathroom, a useful cold room and the bigger of the sun rooms, which was designed to be used as a downstairs bedroom or living room. Above this is the master bedroom with an en suite and a dressing room or study. Spiral stairs from the sitting room lead up to two further bedrooms and another bathroom.
  • Behind the house is the former mill, and the extensive outbuildings, as Anniston Mill was at one point used as a small farm. These buildings have considerable potential for other uses, subject to obtaining any necessary planning consents. Immediately in front of the house is the garden and beyond this is the paddock.
  • Directions: From the A92 coast road, some 9 miles south of Montrose and 6 miles north of Arbroath, turn off into Inverkeilor. In Inverkeilor, opposite Gordon's Restaurant, turn onto Station Road. Proceed out of the village and after 1 mile continue straight on at the junction, signposted Lunan and Ferryden. The turning into Anniston Mill will be seen on the right after 0.2 miles.
  • EPC Rating = D