7 bedroom detached house for sale

East Mains House, Auchterhouse, Dundee, DD3

Under Offer £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Home Report 500,000
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 1 bedroom annexe
  • 2 kitchens
  • Gardens & outbuildings
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A well located and lovely family house, offering spacious and versatile accommodation



Location

Whilst only 7 miles north of Dundee this is an attractive rural area. Dundee offers all the facilities expected of a major city, with extensive shopping, leisure and business services. There are flights from Dundee Airport 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. From Perth the M90 links to Edinburgh whilst the A9/M9 heads to Stirling and Glasgow. Dundee is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences, and has renowned cultural facilities. There is a primary school at 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, Alyth and Murrayshall, 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. Also available locally is the award winning Auchterhouse Country Sports. There is horse racing and polo at Scone Palace whilePerth is a gateway to the Highlands with hill walking and ski-ing. There are pleasant walks in the Sidlaw Hills.

Description

East Mains House is thought to have originally been built as the factor's house on the then local estate. It then became the farmhouse until it was sold off in 1970. It is believed to date from the mid 1800s, with later additions. The house now offers spacious and versatile accommodation. Previous owners ran the house as a bed & breakfast and as a restaurant. The current owners comprise three generations of the same family, and the layout allows both privacy and interaction throughout the house. The annexe at the back was previously used for holiday lets, but could also easily be incorporated back into the main house.

It is an attractive harled house with a slate roof and retains much of its period features and character. The house was acquired by the sellers in 2003. At the front of the house is a magnificent copper beech and a gravel parking area. A paved terrace, with a well, leads to the partially glazed front door which has a
glazed overlight and opens to the hallway, which has a cornice and parquet flooring. Off this is the sitting room, cloakroom and inner hallway. The well proportioned sitting room has a cornice, window shutters, centre rose, picture rail, open cast iron fireplace with wooden mantel and tiled inserts, together with parquet flooring. The cloakroom has timber lined walls to dado level, WC, washbasin and storage cupboards (one housing a hot water tank). The inner hallway/sitting room has a cornice, warming wood burning stove, walk in shelved cupboard, wall light and staircase to the first floor.

Off the inner hallway is kitchen 1. This was previously used as a dining room and bar. The new kitchen was fitted by the current owners and includes wooden wall and base units, with display cupboards and shelves, NEFF 4 ring Ceran hob with extractor hood, sink, fitted NEFF dishwasher, fitted fridge, fitted NEFF double oven/grill, and has ample space for a breakfasting table. Beyond is the utility room. This has fitted units with sink, plumbing for washing machine and dryer, back door to the rear courtyard and a further door to kitchen 2. This is another well appointed kitchen with wooden wall and base units and has plumbing for a dishwasher, sink, 5 ring NEFF gas hob with extractor and fitted NEFF double oven/grill, fitted shelves, tiled floor and again has ample room for a breakfasting table. A door gives access through to the annexe, whilst another door opens on a short passage with two storage cupboards leading back to the inner hallway/sitting room. A further door leads through to the lobby for the side entrance from the garden. Off this is the boiler room which houses two Worcester Danesmor 26/32 boilers, with fitted shelf and clothes pulley.

The lobby opens into an office space off which are two walk-in storage cupboards (one is an under-stair cupboard with coat hooks) and a WC with washbasin. The office links back to a passage from the inner hall/sitting room leading to the back stairs and a glazed door through to the garden room. This has a cornice, dado rail, two wall lights, fitted cupboards and shelves, parquet flooring and patio doors to the garden terrace at the front of the house. As such it is ideal for entertaining and has previously housed a billiard table.

The front staircase has wooden handrails. Arranged off the front landing is the master bedroom with a cornice, parquet flooring, window shutters, fitted wardrobes and washbasin, together with bathroom 1 which is partially tiled with bath, shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin, bidet, WC and heated towel rail. Bedroom 2 has a cornice and fitted wardrobes and cupboards, whilst bedroom 3 has a cornice.

The side landing has fitted cupboards and the back stairs. Arranged off this is bedroom 4, which is currently used as a TV room and has walk in shelved cupboard and wooden floor. The upstairs living room has parquet flooring, a cornice, picture windows, fitted shelves and storage cupboards with a wood burning stove with a stone surround and a wooden mantel.

Off the rear landing is a generous walk in linen cupboard. Bathroom 2 is part timber lined and has a bath with shower, pedestal washbasin and WC. Bedroom 5 has a cornice and window shutters, whilst bedroom 6 is currently used as an office and has a fitted wardrobe and a dressing table with washbasin. Bathroom 3 is partially tiled and has a bath, shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin, WC and a cupboard housing a hot water tank. Bedroom 7 has a cornice, fitted wardrobes and a seating area with picture windows.

The annexe has its own entrance door to a kitchen which is fitted with wall and base units with sink, Beko cooker with extractor and Beko fridge. The sitting room has a cornice and links through to a lobby. Off this is a bathroom with bath, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail and the bedroom which has a deep hanging cupboard and has access back to the main part of the house.

At the front of the house are two paved terraces, which are ideal seating areas, and sheltered by shrubs and trees. Steps lead down to the main area of garden which is mostly laid to lawn, enclosed by hedges and a wall with bee boles, flower border and a small greenhouse. A further area of garden at the back of the house comprises lawn with shrubs. Beyond this is a stone built range of outbuildings with a slate roof and comprising two stores (3.7 m x 3.6 m and 3.9 m x 3.7 m). There is a drying green and a vegetable garden with vegetable beds and fruit trees, and a poly tunnel (9.4 m x 4.2 m). Beyond this and accessed from the farmyard is another stone built shed (6.7 m x 4.8 m) with a corrugated roof.

Square Footage: 5,906 sq ft
Acreage: 0.77 Acres

Directions

From Dundee take the A923, signposted for Coupar Angus. In Muirhead continue straight ahead on the B954. After 2.5 miles turn left, signposted East Mains and West Mains, opposite the turning for Kirkton of Auchterhouse. East Mains House is the fifth turning on the right, just before reaching the farm.

Alternatively from the A94 which connects Perth and Forfar, at Meigle (which is midway between Coupar Angus and Glamis), turn onto the B954 signposted Dundee. Continue on this road for 5.9 miles and the turning to East Mains and West Mains will be seen on the right and continue as above.


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Nearest stations

  • Invergowrie (4.9 mi)
  • Dundee (6.5 mi)
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  • Invergowrie (4.9 mi)
  • Dundee (6.5 mi)
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