5 bedroom detached house for saleCrosshill, Guthrie, Forfar, Angus, DD8 2TL
Under Offer £565,000
- 5 bedrooms (2 en suite)
- 3 reception rooms
- Large family room/kitchen
- EPC rating = D
- Enclosed gardens
- Home Report value - £585000
Crosshill is situated on the edge of the small village of Guthrie. It faces south with extensive views over the Lunan Valley and its farmland. To the north lie the Angus Glens, which reach deep into the Grampian Mountains. The Angus coastline is only some seven miles to the east.
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, together with ski-ing at Glenshee. There are two golf courses at Letham Grange (Arbroath) and Carnoustie, host to the 2007 Open, is within easy driving distance. There are pleasant sandy beaches at Lunan Bay and at St Cyrus, which is a Nature Reserve. In addition there are red sandstone cliffs north of Arbroath, home of the famous smokie. There are opportunities for forest walks and riding in the nearby Montreathmont Forest. Locally Balgavies Loch is a Nature Reserve.
There is a primary school at Friockheim (1.5 miles), which also provides local shopping. The towns of Arbroath and Forfar provide more extensive shopping, together with secondary schooling, leisure centres and business facilities. Private schooling in the area includes Lathallan (Johnshaven) and Dundee High School.
The A90, at Forfar and Brechin, provides fast access to Dundee, Perth and Central Scotland, and north to Aberdeen. Both Dundee and Aberdeen provide all the services expected of major cities, whilst Perth and Edinburgh are also within reasonable driving distance. There is an east coast mainline railway station at Arbroath, 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, Belfast and Birmingham.
Crosshill is a most attractive country property with lovely southerly views over the surrounding farmland. It is situated on the edge of the small village of Guthrie, so whilst a rural property it is not remote. It is well located for all the Angus towns.
Crosshill dates from the 1870s when it was built as a school and schoolmaster's house. It continued as such until the early 1970s. In 1980 it was converted into a private house and was extended to the rear. The original school house had accommodation on two floors and first floor accommodation was also created over the former school rooms. The school rooms are now used as a drawing room and dining room, which are inter-connecting and ideal for entertaining. In the 1980s the house was fully refurbished and rewired. Since 2008 new windows have been fitted in the drawing room and dining room, floor tiling has been laid downstairs, the ceiling was raised in the master bedroom and the bathroom and en suites, together with the downstairs WCs, were refurbished. The house was also extensively redecorated. In addition coving was fitted into the hall, panelling fitted, skirtings and doors replaced so as to match the originals. The kitchen was refurbished in 2004. Crosshill is therefore a house that is in excellent order, is ideal for family living and entertaining and it still retains much of its period feel and character.
The house is stone built, with a slate roof. The extension to the rear has a tiled roof. Wrought iron gates open onto a gravelled parking and turning area adjacent to the back of the house and the garage.
Very briefly the accommodation, which is arranged over two floors, comprises porch, hall, drawing room, dining room, inner hallway, sitting room, study, kitchen, larder, utility room, office/games room, 2 WCs, master bedroom with en suite shower room, bedroom with en suite shower room, 3 further bedrooms, bathroom.
The house is surrounded by its own attractive and well laid out gardens which are enclosed by walls and hedging. These include shrub and flower borders. To the side is a further area, mainly down to lawn with a wooden hexagonal summer house (3.10m max x 4.0 m max) together with a greenhouse (3.2m x 2.5m) and fruit trees.
Behind the house is a stone built garden store (2.25 m x 4.4 m) with slate roof and stone flagged floor.
Further block built range with tiled roof and incorporating two loose boxes (3.6 m x 3.7 m and 3.7 m x 3.65 m) now used for storage, wood store (7.4 m x 2.3 m) and a double garage (6.1 m x 6.0 m) with up and over door and concrete floor.
If coming from the south on the A90 (Dundee to Aberdeen) dual carriageway, turn off at Forfar. From Forfar take the A932, signposted for Arbroath, and after some 7.5 miles turn left signposted to Guthrie. Continue into the village, passing the church, and proceed up the hill and then take the first turning on the right and Crosshill will be found just beyond the village on the right.
If coming from the north on the A90 turn off at Brechin and take the A933, signposted to Arbroath. After some 7 miles and before reaching the village of Friockheim, turn right signposted Guthrie. Continue for 1.2 miles and the gates into Crosshill will be seen on the left. Alternatively proceed on the A933 (Brechin to Arbroath road) to Friockheim and then turn onto the A932, signposted to Forfar. After 1 mile turn right, signposted Guthrie and proceed as above.
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