6 bedroom farm house for saleBrechin, Angus, DD9
- 6 bedrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Secondary accommodation
- 78.44 acres
A very private, compact residential estate, with the extremely attractive main house at its core. The A listed house was originally built for Robert Speid and Christian Grierson in 1759 in celebration of their marriage and is dated on the skews with their initials. EPC G
The estate includes two further houses comprising of a fully refurbished Keeper's House and a 2 bedroom at Gate Lodge by the entrance drive.
The gardens are a real feature of Ardovie with extensive lawns, two ponds and wooded policies. Outbuildings include a greenhouse, garage and stone barn.
The land consists of 33.6 acres pasture, 37.5 acres mixed woodland and 7.4 acres gardens/miscellaneous ground.
The house is accessed via a private tree lined driveway and terminates within a gravelled sweep to the front. Ardovie is constructed of sandstone beneath a number of pitched slate roofs facing west with lovely views over the surrounding policies. Benefitting from oil-fired central heating, the accommodation is over three storeys as follows:
Ground floor: Entrance hall, sitting room, drawing room, dining room, kitchen with dining area, boot room/utility room, cloakroom, guest bedroom (with bathroom on floor above) and office.
First floor: Landing, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and shower room.
Second floor: Two bedrooms and bathroom.
Features of the interior include the open fireplaces and wood burning stove in the reception rooms and the oil-fired Aga in the kitchen. It is a classic example of a Georgian House.
There is external access to a basement with full ceiling height providing useful storage together with two wine cellars.
From Dundee, take the A90 heading north towards Brechin. Turn in towards Brechin on the A935 taking the first exit from the roundabout. After about 1 mile, turn right onto the B9134 signposted to Aberlemno. After about ½ mile take the second left crossing the River South Esk. You take the road towards Pitkennedy, drive up the hill and turn left again signed West Drums Farm. Turn left at the “T” junction and the entrance drive to Ardovie is on your right after about ½ mile.
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