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7 bedroom detached house for sale

St Clement's, 97 Glamis Road, Forfar, Angus, DD8

Sold STC £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 reception rooms
  • Conservatory
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Bedroom/study
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Enclosed gardens
  • Home Report value - 550,000
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Outstanding late Victorian townhouse


St Clement's enjoys a fine position, towards the western side of Forfar, but close to local amenities and within walking distance of the town centre, and benefits from easy access to the A90, which bypasses the town.

Forfar, the county town of Angus, provides extensive shopping, primary schooling at the nearby Langlands Primary and secondary schooling at Forfar Academy, a leisure centre, a swimming pool and business facilities. Private schooling is found at the High School of Dundee and the bus stops close to the drive end.

Angus is well known for its range of outdoor pursuits. Fishing can be taken on the North and South Esks. The Angus Glens provide some of the best hill-walking in Eastern Scotland, and there is ski-ing at Glenshee. Loch fishing is available locally at Rescobie. As well as the local golf courses at Forfar and Kirriemuir, the championship courses at Carnoustie and St Andrews are within easy driving distance. There is a golf driving range on the northern edge of Forfar. Pleasant sandy beaches include those at Lunan Bay and at St Cyrus, which is a Nature Reserve. Locally, there are fine walks up Balmashanner Hill and around Forfar Loch.

The A90 provides fast access south to Dundee, Perth and Central Scotland, and north to Aberdeen. Dundee, Aberdeen and Perth provide all the services expected of major cities, whilst Edinburgh is also within reasonable driving distance. There are east coast mainline railway stations at Arbroath and Dundee, with a sleeper service. Both Aberdeen and Edinburgh Airports provide a range of domestic and European flights and there are services from Dundee to London City Airport.


St Clement's is a fine example of an imposing late Victorian townhouse. Dating from 1889, it was built for Mr William Gordon, who was a prominent solicitor in the town. It is a most imposing and elegant townhouse, built of stone with a slate roof and is within easy reach of both the town centre and the A90, and also of the new Langlands Primary School. It is situated within its own enclosed gardens. The house has been owned by the sellers since 1998. In 2001 the conservatory was replaced, with the new conservatory designed to emulate and fit within the footprint of the original. Since then double glazing has been installed in the utility room and rear porch and all windows at first floor level have been refurbished and draught excluded. Since 2008 the boilers have been renewed with an older larger boiler being replaced with two smaller boilers, which can be run separately. The kitchen has also been refurbished. The outside windows were repainted in 2013.

However, the house still retains many of its original features including cornicings, fireplaces, pitch pine panelled doors and staircase, Canadian maple over door mantels in the hall, and boasts good sized and elegant reception rooms. As such it is ideal for both modern family living and for entertaining.

An electric gate set between stone gate pillars opens onto a tarred driveway which leads up to a further set of electric gates which open onto the gardens of St Clement's. The tarred driveway bears right round to the front of the house. It also continues on up to the back door, with a gravelled part of the driveway in front of the house linking the two. A wooden front door opens into a porch with ornate cornicing, pitch pine panelling to dado level and tiled floor. Off the porch is the cloakroom which again has a cornice, pitch pine panelling to dado level, tiled floor, together with coat hooks and a washbasin and a door to a separate WC. From the porch a partially glazed door with side lights opens into an imposing hallway. In addition to ornate cornicing the hallway has over door mantels, a cast iron radiator cover with a marble display shelf, parquet flooring and a pine staircase to the first floor with a walk in understair shelved storage cupboard.

The three impressive principal reception rooms, being the drawing room, the dining room and the sitting room, are arranged off the hallway and all have ornate cornicings and centre roses.   The dining room also has a picture rail, window shutters, a brick fireplace housing a Living Flame gas fire, and a door to a shelved press. The drawing room also has an ornate ceiling, a bay window with door to the conservatory and a stone fireplace with a Living Flame gas fire; it is currently used as a playroom. The sitting room, which was previously the dining room, has an open brick fireplace, window shutters, shelved press and a bay window, again with a door to the conservatory, which is double glazed, with a tiled floor and door to the garden.

Further doors from the hallway lead to the kitchen and to the butler's pantry with its original fitted shelves and an interlinking door to the kitchen. The kitchen is fully fitted with wooden wall and floor units with marble and wooden work tops, together with a Blanco sink, plumbing for dishwasher, Rangemaster Toledo double oven cooker, with grill, five gas burners and extractor fan. There is a tiled floor, spotlights, a walk in shelved larder and a further door to the rear porch. This has a back door, tiled floor, back stairs and links to the utility room, which is partially tiled with fitted units including a sink, plumbing for washing machine and dryer, and a clothes pulley. Off this is a tiled bathroom with a corner bath, washbasin and separate WC. Stairs from the utility room lead down to the cellars within which are coal and log storage areas with a chute, hot water tank, two wall mounted Worcester boilers and a separate wine cellar with stone shelves.

The spacious and well laid out accommodation continues upstairs. An imposing and original pine staircase, which is lit by a large window with engraved glass panels, leads up to the first floor landing, which has cornicings and a shelved linen storage cupboard. Bedrooms 1 to 5, including the master bedroom, and two bathrooms are arranged off the landing. All these bedrooms again have cornicings. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have picture rails and fitted cupboards. There is a fireplace with wooden mantel and tiled insets in Bedroom 2 which could also be used as a study. At the front of the house bedroom 3 and the master bedroom have bay windows and window shutters. Bedroom 3 also has a fireplace with a wooden mantel and tiled insets whilst there are fitted wardrobes in the master bedroom. Both these bedrooms also have their own doors to the bathrooms behind. Behind bedroom 3 the bathroom has a bath with shower and tiled surround, washbasin and WC. Behind the master bedroom the bathroom has a free standing bath, shower cubicle, circular washbasin with glass stand, and WC. At the rear of the landing is bedroom 5 which has a picture rail, shelved press and walk in hanging cupboard. Stairs lead down to a rear landing, which can also be accessed by the back stairs. Off this are bedrooms 6 and 7. Bedroom 6 has a tiled fireplace with wooden mantel and a walk in hanging cupboard.

Wooden stairs lead on up to the second floor where there are five attic rooms, currently used for storage and as a workshop and games room. These could provide additional accommodation if required.


The back part of the house comprises a store with flagstone floor and a garage with a concrete floor.

Surrounding the house is an enclosed garden. This mainly comprises lawns, together with some fine trees, including two good copper beeches, and shrubs. To the side is a wooded area with rhododendrons. Adjacent to the conservatory is a brick built barbeque.

Square Footage: 6941 sq ft
Acreage: 0.87 Acres


If coming from Dundee and the south on the A90 (Perth to Aberdeen dual carriageway) take the second turning (A94 Glamis junction) to Forfar.

If coming from the north on the A90 take the third turning for Forfar (A94 Glamis junction).

Proceed into Forfar for 0.9 miles and the turning into St Clement's will be seen on the right hand side opposite the junction with Drummers Dell. Proceed past the stone gate pillars with electric gates and continue on the tarred driveway up to the second set of electric gates, and then bear right and follow the drive round to the front door.

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