- Advert Expiry Date: Tuesday, 13th June 2017
- Property / Land Type: Property
- Price Description Offers Over £405,000
Well presented and conveniently located country house with outbuildings and land Lot 1 - House and 0.94 acres - Offers over £365,000 Whole - Offers over £405,000
Property agent Location
While only 9 miles from the centre of Dundee, this property is situated in a scenic, rural area, on the edge of the Sidlaw Hills. Dundee offers all the facilities expected of a major city, with extensive shopping, leisure and business services. Dundee Airport has direct flights to London Stansted. There is a mainline railway station in the city with services to the north and south, including a sleeper to London. The A90 dual carriageway provides easy access to Aberdeen and Perth, and the south. Dundee is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences, and has renowned cultural facilities. There is a primary school at Kirkton of Auchterhouse and secondary schooling in Monifieth or in Dundee. Private schooling is available at Dundee High School. There is local shopping at Muirhead and Birkhill and in Newtyle.
The recreational opportunities in the area are excellent. There are golf courses at Piperdam, Murrayshall and Perth, with Rosemount, Gleneagles, St Andrews and Carnoustie all within easy driving distance. Fishing can be taken on the River Tay and there are stocked fisheries locally. There is horse racing and polo at Scone Palace and Perth is a gateway to the Highlands with hill walking and skiing. There are pleasant walks in the Sidlaw Hills.
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LOT 1 – HIGH BONNYTON
High Bonnyton is an attractive and well located, single storey, country property. It was originally a smallholding, and has been in the sellers' family since the 1980s. At that stage the house was extended, and it was extended again as recently as 2012. The most recent improvements included the bathroom and a new pitched roof over the utility room, bathroom and garage, and the installation of a pressurised hot water system. More recently the roof over the sitting room has been renewed. The well appointed dining kitchen was refurbished in 2003 and an Aga was put in at that time. It is very much the hub of the house. Adjacent to the dining kitchen is the dining room and off this is the sitting room, which has southerly views out over the garden. Beyond are the bedrooms. Off the hallway are the new bathroom, utility room and the boot room, which in turn leads through to the integral garage. As such it is a well maintained and excellently presented house and is ideally laid out for modern family living and entertaining.
The house sits off a quiet country lane, and faces south. It has its own enclosed garden and beyond this is the sand school and to the side of this are the barn and stables. It is a harled house with a slate roof, which benefits from double glazing and oil fired central heating. A wooden front door with glazed side lights opens to the hallway which has a tiled floor and leads through to an inner hallway, with a hatch to a partially floored roof space. Off this is the dining room and the dining kitchen. This has fitted wall and base units with wooden work tops, tiled splashbacks and which incorporate a fitted fridge, Bosch freezer, sink, Kenwood dishwasher, and a two oven dark blue Aga with additional electric two oven module with four hobs, with mantel above. In addition there are downlighters, ample space for both informal dining and seating and a door to a walk in shelved storage cupboard which was a former entrance door. The dining room has a cornice, high level Velux roof light and a stone fireplace with mantel. Double doors open through to the sitting room which again has a cornice, two shelved alcoves, French doors out to the garden and a composite fireplace with provision for an electric stove.
A further door from the dining room leads through to another inner hallway with built in hanging and shelved cupboards. Off this is a tiled shower room with washbasin and WC, the master bedroom with built in hanging and shelved wardrobes, together with bedrooms 2, 3 and 4, the latter currently being used as a study.
Also off the hallway is a tiled bathroom with a large bath, shower cubicle, washbasin with vanity unit and WC. From the hallway further doors give access to the utility room which has fitted units with a sink, plumbing for washing machine and dryer and a cupboard housing a Worcester boiler and the hot water tank, together with a boot room with a tiled floor and a hatch with attic ladder to a partially floored roof space. Beyond this is the double integral garage with two up and over doors, concrete floor and a workshop.
The attractive and enclosed garden mainly lies in front of the house. It includes a small octagonal summer house, an ornamental pond, a paved seating area, together with floral and shrub borders and a lawn. Immediately in front of the house and linked to the sitting room is a raised paved terrace which makes a lovely sheltered seating area and is ideal for outdoor entertaining. In addition there are gravelled parking areas with a paved path leading to the house.
A traditional stone built building with a slate roof (4.55m x 9.15m) has a store/tack room, two loose boxes (3.30m x 4.55m and 2.75m x 4.55m) and a part cobbled and part concrete floor. Adjacent is a wooden hay shed (5.35m x 16.20m) with a corrugated iron roof, concrete floor and two further loose boxes. Next to this is the sand school (approx 30m x 50m) with two wooden sheds. Below this is a strip of mature trees.
LOT 2 – LAND AT HIGH BONNYTON AND BURNHEAD
These two fields lie immediately adjacent to High Bonnyton, and are separated by a strip of mature trees. The southern field was acquired separately in the late 1980s. Both fields have mains water troughs and are deer fenced. Close to the house is a wooden field shelter (3.66m x 4.47m) with a corrugated iron roof and a concrete floor. The fields are classified as Class 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute and are let until 30th January 2022 for growing small Christmas trees at an annual rent of £2,000 with a review in 2019. In 2022 the fields are to be returned to grass. For further information please contact the selling agents.
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