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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Straton House, Kirkside, St Cyrus, Kincardineshire
- 3 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Enclosed garden and courtyard
- Home Report value - Â£390,000
Straton House enjoys an elevated and enviable position above the east coast cliffs of St Cyrus. The beach, which is a National Nature Reserve, consists of sand dunes, lichen rich dune heathland, foreshore, river estuary, salt march and cliffs. As a result it is a haven for a great variety of plants, insects and shrubs.
As well as St Cyrus, other popular local beaches are found at Lunan Bay and Montrose. Away from the coast the range of outdoor pursuits is impressive. Fishing can be taken on the North and South Esks, whilst golf courses are found at Montrose, Stonehaven and Edzell, with championship courses at Letham Grange (Arbroath) and Carnoustie. There is a trout fishery at Mill of Criggie (St Cyrus) and sea fishing is available from Johnshaven.
St Cyrus has a primary school, together with a post office, hotel and general store. A range of shopping, business and leisure facilities can be found in Montrose. Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk provides secondary schooling. Lathallan School at Johnshaven, is only 6 miles away.
The A90 provides fast access to Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. Aberdeen airport has a range of domestic and European flights, and there are flights from Dundee airport to London City, Birmingham and Belfast. Montrose is on the main east coast railway line, and has a daily sleeper service to London, as well as regular services to Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow & Perth.
Straton House is a most attractive early Georgian house which forms the original part of a large mansion house which was sympathetically divided in 1980 to produce two distinct country houses, from different eras and with different aspects. The house is listed Category B.
Straton House comprises two wings connected by a turret staircase and arranged in a L shape around an enclosed courtyard. The south east facing principal wing, dated 1764, is a three storey carved block sandstone building with a slate roof. The smaller, east wing, is on two floors with a slate roof, and faces south west.
It is a property of individual charm and character with elegant and well proportioned rooms providing flexible and easily maintained family accommodation. The house is set back from the cliffs and is sheltered by trees on three sides.
Straton House is approached by a driveway leading past Kirkside House. A cast iron gate with sandstone gate pillars capped with pineapples leads into an impressive cobbled courtyard. A stone flag path leads to the wooden front door which has an attractive sandstone facade with carved lintels around the door and central window, above which is the 1764 date stone.
Very briefly the accommodation comprises drawing room, sitting room, playroom, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, WC, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
To the side of the house is an enclosed area, with a log store, small greenhouse, oil tank and dog run.
Steps lead up to a studded wooden door opening into a sheltered walled garden with views to Montrose Basin and to the hills beyond. The garden is mainly down to lawn with herbaceous borders and fruit trees against the walls. There is an attractive wooden summer house and a garden shed. Steps lead down to a sheltered patio by the back door. Adjacent is a wooden Wendy house.
SEE FLOOR PLANS AND BROCHURE FOR MORE DETAILED LAYOUT.
From the A90 dual carriageway take the B9120 at Laurencekirk, signposted to St Cyrus. Proceed over the Hill of Garvock and turn right onto the A92. Pass through the village of St Cyrus and after about Â½ mile take the unsignposted turning on the left. This road leads down to St Cyrus beach, and the entrance to Straton House is the second on the left.
From the north on the A92 head south through Inverbervie to St Cyrus and proceed as above.
From the south take the A92 north from Montrose. Cross the bridge over the River North Esk and continue for some 1.3 miles, passing the turning on the left for Laurencekirk and Mill of Criggie. Take the next unsignposted turning on the right, which leads to St Cyrus beach and proceed as above.