5 bedroom detached house for saleThe Old Coach House, Bridgeton, St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire, DD10
- NEW PRICE - Home Report - £600,000
- 3 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms (1 en suite)
- garden room with sauna
- integral double garage & workshop
- tennis court & outbuildings
- extensive garden and grounds
- EPC Rating = E
Superb conversion which now comprises a very comfortable country house
The Old Coach House is situated just to the north of the popular coastal village of St Cyrus, which itself is set above a dramatic cliff with the coastline and renowned sandy beach at its foot.
This part of the coastline comprises sandy bays and red sandstone cliffs. As well as St Cyrus, other popular beaches are found at Lunan Bay and Montrose. Johnshaven is a small fishing village just north of St Cyrus, from where sea fishing is available. Both St Cyrus Beach and Montrose Basin are nature reserves.
Away from the coast the range of outdoor pursuits is impressive. Fishing can be taken on the nearby North and South Esks. Golf courses are found at Montrose, Stonehaven and Edzell, whilst the championship course at Carnoustie is within easy driving distance. There is a trout fishery at Mill of Criggie near St Cyrus.
St Cyrus has a primary school, together with a post office, hotel and general store. There is a further primary school at Johnshaven. A more extensive range of shopping, business and leisure facilities is found in Montrose and Laurencekirk. Secondary education is available in Montrose, or at the Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk or the Mackie Academy in Stonehaven. Lathallan School is a Scottish independent co-educational day and boarding school offering nursery, primary and secondary education. Brotherton Castle, the home of Lathallan, offers accommodation to pupils who wish to be full, weekly or flexi boarders.
The A90 provides fast access to Aberdeen as well as to Dundee and the south. The A92 coast road links Stonehaven to Dundee via Montrose and Arbroath. Both Aberdeen and Dundee provide all the services expected of major cities. Aberdeen Airport has a range of domestic and European flights, and there are direct services from Dundee Airport to London Stansted. Both Montrose and Laurencekirk are on the main east coast railway line, and there is a sleeper service to the south, as well as regular services to Aberdeen.
The Old Coach House at Bridgeton dates from about 1900, when it was built as the coach house and stables for the nearby Bridgeton Castle, which is a fine baronial property dating from 1841. As such the Old Coach House is a fine and architecturally interesting property, in keeping with its original purpose. It was bought by the sellers in 1990 who set about an ambitious programme to convert the original coach house into the comfortable home that it is today. The conversion project was carried out in three principal phases between 1993 and 2002. Many of the original features were retained, with others being sourced from similar buildings, so that it is a home of great character, yet the accommodation has been laid out in such a way so that it is ideal for modern family living. The restoration works were extensive, with the house being stripped back to its stonework. The walls were insulated and plaster boarded throughout and new double glazed windows were installed. New solid oak flooring was fitted, other than in the drawing room and study which retain their original floors. The house was re-plumbed and re-wired and a new oil fired central heating system was installed. Since 2013 the bathroom and en suite have been refurbished and the house mostly redecorated.
It is a most attractive stone built house, built in a U shape, around a central courtyard and has crow stepped gables. The drive culminates in a gravelled parking and turning area adjacent to the garage. A gravelled path leads up to a partially glazed front door which opens to the hall which has an imposing split staircase to the first floor, three wall lights, two understair cupboards and an oak floor. Off the hall is an impressive, full height dining room, which is overlooked by a galleried landing with wall light and two under eaves storage cupboards. The dining room has three wall lights, an imposing fireplace with wooden mantel which houses a Jotul wood burning stove , oak floor, French doors to a courtyard and a door through to the sitting room. This has recessed display shelves with cupboard below, fittings for a wall mounted TV, and a Jotul wood burning stove with wooden mantel. The sitting room links through to the east wing.
The pine staircase from the hall leads up to the drawing room which has original flooring, together with part pine panelling, "hay loft" window, under eaves cupboard housing a hot water tank, Jotul wood burning stove and a door through to the study. This too has a "hay loft" window with original hoist, original flooring, fitted desks and bench and storage units, spotlights and steps down to a door to a games room. Again this has fitted desks, together with shelves, cupboards and cushioned storage benches.
Also off the hall is a boiler room with coat hooks and shelves and which houses a Worcester Danesmor 15/19 boiler. The west wing has new oak flooring, and incorporates a shower room with tiled shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin, WC and display and storage cupboard. Bedroom 1 has a fitted wardrobe and storage cupboard above. The garden room has French doors to the garden, oak flooring and a walk in shelved storage cupboard, and is currently used as a gym with a fitted sauna.
Within the east wing is the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has an opening through to the dressing room with a walk in understair storage cupboard and a door to an en suite shower room with shower, washbasin with vanity unit, WC and tiled floor. Also within the east wing is the kitchen. The fitted wooden units were hand built by Alec Wood, who is a well known local craftsman, and incorporates a NEFF four ring hob, with oven below, 2 oven Aga, sink, Bosch dishwasher, Bosch fridge/freezer, oak flooring and has ample space for a breakfast table. A door leads through to the laundry. This has fitted units with sink, Asko washing machine, Hotpoint dryer, Bosch freezer, coat hooks, tiled floor, back door and door to a WC with period WC and tiled floor.
At first floor level is a landing with undereaves storage cupboards. Bedroom 3 has fitted undereaves wardrobes, whilst bedroom 4 has built in wardrobes. The bathroom has a bath with shower and wet walling, pedestal washbasin, WC and cupboard housing the hot water tank. Bedroom 5 is currently used as a music room.
Off the garden room is a workshop with shelves, concrete floor, washbasin and doors to both the courtyard and to integral double garaging, again with a concrete floor.
Overlooking the grounds is a stone built range of outbuildings incorporating a machinery shed (2.8 m x 3.9 m) with power, water and light; an open fronted wood store (3.05 m x 3.05 m) with concrete floor; and a potting shed (3.9 m x 2.7 m), again with a concrete floor.
The gardens and grounds are situated mainly to the front and side of the house. This is mainly laid to lawn with trees providing privacy and shelter. In addition there are fruit trees, a seating area with barbeque, stone table and two benches, composting bins, a fruit and vegetable cage with espaliered apple trees, and a hard surface tennis court.
Square Footage: 4,773 sq ft
Acreage: 2.03 Acres
From the south on the A92 coast road (Montrose to Stonehaven) some 2.1 miles north of St Cyrus and after passing the turning on the left signposted Laurencekirk (B9120), take the turning on the left with stone gate piers and signed for Bridgeton Castle. Proceed up past Bridgeton Castle and the gates into The Old Coach House will be seen straight ahead. If coming from the north on the A92 then the turning will be seen on the right, about one mile south of the turning for Johnshaven.
Alternatively from the A90 dual carriageway (Aberdeen to Dundee) take the B9120 at Laurencekirk, signposted to St Cyrus. Proceed over the Hill of Garvock to the junction with the A92. Turn left, signposted Johnshaven and the turning into The Old Coach House will be seen on the
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