4 bedroom detached house for saleThe Chocolate Box, East Scryne, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7
- Home Report £575,000
- 3 reception rooms
- dining kitchen
- 4 bedrooms (3 en suite)
- movie/tv room
- games room
- integral double garage
- enclosed gardens
- verandah with hot tub & sauna
- EPC Rating = C
Outstanding and well located modern country house
he Chocolate Box is situated between the new A92 dual carriageway (linking Dundee with Arbroath) and the coast at Easthaven. Easthaven is a small community on the Angus coast between Carnoustie and Arbroath. It is the oldest recorded fishing community in Scotland, celebrating its 800th anniversary in 2014. Fishing has long been associated with the area. Arbroath is famous for its "smokies", and Easthaven was historically renowned for its lobsters. The Angus coast is one of Scotland's best-kept secrets, from the red sandstone cliffs at Arbroath to the spectacular sands of Lunan Bay and Montrose. There are lovely walks in either direction from Easthaven along the beach to both Carnoustie and Arbroath. There is a cycle path linking Dundee to Arbroath and which is part of the coastal cycling network.
Just to the south west is Carnoustie, which is perhaps best known for its championship golf course which hosted the Open in 1999 and in 2007. The championship course at Carnoustie is one of the very few courses in the UK to have hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies Open and one Seniors Open. In 2018 the Open Championship will return again to Carnoustie. It is also one of the three courses used for the annual Dunhill Links. In addition there is the Burnside Course at the Buddon Course which opened in 1979.There are a number of other fine links courses in the area, including Barry and Monifieth. The courses of Letham Grange and St Andrews are also within easy driving distance.
Carnoustie is well served by shops, business facilities, a leisure centre, primary and secondary schools. Private schooling is available at Dundee High School. There is a railway station at Carnoustie and mainline stations at Arbroath and Dundee, with services to Aberdeen and to the south. Dundee provides an excellent range of shops and professional services, together with good leisure facilities. It is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences, and has renowned cultural facilities. It offers all the services expected of a major city, together with an airport with services to London Stansted and Amsterdam. The A92 dual carriageway between Dundee and Arbroath allows for quick and easy access. Crombie and Monikie Country Parks are easily reached.
The Chocolate Box is a modern and hugely imaginative country house, which was designed by a local, award winning firm of architects, The Voigt Partnership. Completed in October 2004 the house boasts a number of unique features. Externally it has a mixture of stone, wet dash and timber boarding finishings, together with slate and pan tiled roofs. Internally the house has been completed to a high specification. There is under floor central heating on the ground floor and the spacious and well laid out accommodation is ideal for both modern family living and for entertaining. Particular features within the house include panelled, African themed doors and feature wooden banisters. Bespoke lighting creates an atmospheric effect at night. In the last few years high quality hardwood flooring has been fitted to the stairs and to the first floor landing. The master bedroom en suite has also recently been refurbished. The house is fully double glazed.
There are views out to the North Sea and the Bell Rock, particularly from upstairs. Externally the enclosed gardens are also ideal for entertaining and family living with areas of decking, a partially enclosed verandah with a hot tub and sauna, and a paved seating area with a fire pit. A balcony from the upstairs living room makes the most of the views towards the sea.
At the entrance there is a tarred parking and turning area from which electric gates open onto a further tarred drive and parking which leads up to the house and integral garage. A lit paved path leads to the covered wooden front door with side lights and which opens to the entrance vestibule which has two built in hanging and storage cupboards. A glass brick wall and an inner glazed door leads to the hallway. This is a large spacious area with slate tiled floor and full length windows with views to the garden. Off the hallway is the full height dining room which has French doors to the garden and again has full length windows and a slate tiled floor. Also off the hallway is the dining kitchen and a partially tiled cloakroom with WC and wash basin, together with a non slip tiled floor. The impressive fully fitted Selan kitchen has fitted wall and base units with an eye level NEFF dishwasher, sink, fitted eye level microwave/oven, fitted NEFF oven/grill, fitted NEFF fridge and NEFF freezer. A central unit with breakfast bar incorporates a four ring NEFF induction hob and has an overhead Belling extractor. The room is lit by downlighters and has a tiled floor. There is ample space for informal dining and French doors open out onto decking. Further doors give access to a walk in understair storage cupboard and a cupboard housing the Grant oil fired boiler.
The kitchen opens onto the family room which creates an ideal living space and is overlooked by the galleried landing above, has downlighters, a Jotul multi-fuel stove set on a marble hearth, an understair cupboard and French doors to the partially enclosed verandah. This has full length windows to two sides and houses the hot tub and a sauna cubicle. From the kitchen a further door leads to the laundry room which has base units, sink, Bosch washing machine and Hotpoint dryer, extractor fan and a granite tiled floor. Off this is the utility room which again has a granite tiled floor, together with a wooden worktop and a partially glazed back door which gives access to the rear garden.
From the dining room a door gives access to the bedroom passageway which has African themed doors. Off this are bedrooms 1 and 2 which both have en suite bathrooms. Both these have baths with tiled surrounds and showers, together with pedestal wash basins, WCs and tiled floors. Bedroom 2 has fitted fibre optic lighting and both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. From the passageway a door gives access to the rear lobby which links to the double integral garage. Back stairs with a wooden handrail lead to the games room which has downlighters, fitted seats and display shelves, pool table and a further African themed door to a shelved cupboard. An opening leads to the office area and the movie/TV room.
The front stairs, with low level lighting, lead from the hallway and split into two landings. A galleried landing overlooks the family room below and has Velux roof lights, downlighters and a door to a useful storage cupboard. Double opening doors lead to the living room which has downlighters, display alcoves, a raised fireplace with marble hearth and brick surround and full length windows allowing views to the North Sea. French doors open to an enclosed balcony with wooden flooring and downlighters. A further galleried landing overlooks the hallway and gives access to the master bedroom. This again has downlighters, full length windows making the most of the sea views and doors to a walk in wardrobe and to an en suite bathroom which is partially tiled and has a Jacuzzi bath, shower with tiled and glass surround, wash basin, WC, extractor fan and heated towel rail. From the landing a further doors gives access to bedroom 4.
The enclosed front garden is mainly down to lawn with flower and shrub borders together with a wooden children's play house with swings and chute. There are areas of decking with access to the kitchen which is an ideal sheltered seating area. The rear garden is again mainly down to grass with a patio with fire pit which can be accessed from the dining room, together with a drying area and a wooden garden shed. The integral double garage has automatic roller doors and a concrete floor.
Square Footage: 5,053 sq ft
Acreage: 0.39 Acres
From Dundee take the A92 dual carriageway towards Arbroath. Proceed past the turnings for Carnoustie. Some 1.3 miles after passing Muird rum take the turning at Salmond's Muir, signposted Easthaven, Hatton and Balmirmer. Proceed under the dual carriageway, following signs for Easthaven and the entrance to The Chocolate Box will be found on the right after some 0.9 miles, after passing a cottage.
If coming south from Arbroath take the A92 and after 2.4 miles, take the turning at the Salmond's Muir signposted Easthaven, Hatton and Balmirmer and proceed as above, following the signs for Scryne and Easthaven.
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