- Advert Expiry Date: Thursday, 19th January 2017
- Property / Land Type: Property
- Price Description Offers Over £550,000
Delightful country cottage, with stables, general purpose shed, paddocks, arable land and woods
Property agent Location
Bridgend is situated in pleasant rural countryside, just 6 miles or so to the north east of the centre of Dundee, and around 3.5 miles from Broughty Ferry. Locally there is a primary school in the nearby village of Newbigging and in Monifieth with local village shops in Monikie and Wellbank. There is an excellent range of shops in nearby Broughty Ferry.
Secondary schooling is available in Monifieth and Carnoustie with private schooling at Dundee High School. Dundee provides an excellent range of shops and professional services, together with good leisure facilities. It is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences, and has renowned cultural venues. There is a mainline railway station, with services to the north and south and a regional airport with flights to London Stansted and Amsterdam.
Carnoustie, with its world famous golf course which has hosted seven Open championships, and will host an eighth in 2018, is very easily reached. There are a number of other fine links courses in the area including Barry, Panmure and Monifieth. St Andrews is also within easy driving distance. There is sailing on the Tay and pleasant sandy beaches along the coast. The Angus Glens lie to the north. Locally, at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort, there is a nine hole golf course and a renowned restaurant and four stocked lochans with bait and fly fishing. Monikie and Crombie Parks are also close by.
Angus is one of Scotland's most productive farming counties, extending from Dundee in the south west to Montrose in the north east. There is a mart in Forfar and the area is well served with grain and potato merchants, agricultural dealers and contractors, and a successful machinery ring.
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Bridgend comprises a delightful country cottage, together with attractive garden, stables, paddocks, a large general purpose building, arable land and woods. As such it is a unique property which has been owned by the sellers' family for some 30 years and was originally part of a bigger holding. The grass paddocks close to the house have been kept in grass for horses, while the bigger arable field has been cropped or grown grass for silage under seasonal cropping arrangements with local farmers which provides a useful income. The property is ideally suited for equestrian or other uses.
Bridgend Cottage is an attractive stone built and harled cottage, with a slate roof. It is a single storey house, is fully double glazed and benefits from oil fired central heating. Since 2006 a new boiler has been fitted and the kitchen and bathrooms have been refurbished. As such it is a well presented house, with good proportioned rooms, which is ideal for modern family living. Wrought iron gates lead to a gravelled parking and turning area adjacent to the wooden front door and its covered entrance. This has side lights and opens to the hallway which has hanging and shelved cupboards. Off this is the spacious L shaped sitting room/dining room. This has an open fireplace and a glazed door to the garden. The kitchen has fitted wall and base units with tiled splashbacks, dishwasher, sink, Baumatic cooker with four ring hob, two ovens and extractor and a fitted freezer. In addition there is a glazed door to the garden and ample space for a dining table. An opening leads through to the living room which has a raised fireplace with tiled hearth, display shelf and an airing cupboard with hot water tank. Beyond is the utility room with fitted units, plumbing for washing machine and dryer, Grant boiler and a back door. Also off the hallway is a partially tiled bathroom with bath with shower, pedestal washbasin and WC. Bedroom 1 has fitted shelves and is currently used as an office. The master bedroom has built in wardrobes, a hanging and shelved cupboard and tiled en suite shower with WC and washbasin. Beyond are bedrooms 3 and 4. Bedroom 4 has built in wardrobes.
To the front and side of the cottage are lovely gardens which include lawns, flower and shrub borders, together with paved seating areas, a wooden summer house and some good trees including a eucalyptus. There is a strip of woodland lying to the north of the track, providing shelter and amenity.
Paddocks & Buildings
In front of the cottage, and either side of the former railway line, are grass paddocks, with post and rail fencing. Behind is a wooden stable block with three loose boxes and a further loose box/store with concrete floor and felt roof. Beyond is a large steel framed general purpose shed with box profile roofing and cladding, concrete block walling and a part concrete floor. Attached is an open fronted field shelter, again with concrete floor, concrete block walling and box profile roof. The site of the buildings may have potential for other uses, including housing, subject to obtaining any necessary planning consents.
The arable field extends to some 17.12 acres (6.93 ha) and is classified by the James Hutton Institute as being Class 3(1), and lies at some 80 m (260‘) above sea level. As such it is capable of growing a good range of productive crops. Past cropping has included winter wheat, potatoes, spring barley and peas. In 2016 the field has been in grass and cut for silage.
The wood, which extends to some 24.86 acres (10.06 ha), was planted in the early 1990s, and principally includes sycamore, ash, poplar, spruce and pine.