4 bedroom detached house for sale

Little Balloch, By Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8

Offers Over £365,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Home Report 375,000
  • 2 reception room & sun room
  • Breakfasting kitchen
  • 4 bedrooms (3 ensuite)
  • Attached garage
  • Enclosed gardens
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Modern and well presented country house at the foot of the Angus Glens

Location

Little Balloch is located in an idyllic rural location but is not remote and is only some 3 miles north west of the small town of Kirriemuir, birthplace of J M Barrie, at the foot of the beautiful Angus Glens. To the south is the fertile farmland of Strathmore.

Glen Prosen, Glen Clova and Glen Isla are the closest of the Angus Glens and they offer some of the finest hill walking in Eastern Scotland. Skiing is available within about 22 miles at Glenshee. First class salmon fishing is available on nearby rivers Isla, Tay and North and South Esks with trout fishing in several local lochs. In addition to golf courses at Kirriemuir and Forfar, there are three courses at Alyth and championship courses at Carnoustie and Rosemount (Blairgowrie).

Kirriemuir which is well known as the birthplace of J M Barrie, author of Peter Pan, has a good range of independent shops, services and a supermarket. Kirriemuir also offers nursery, primary and secondary schooling at Websters High School. For private schooling, there is a bus from Kirriemuir to Dundee High School. The house is also well placed for access to Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen being only about 8 miles from the A90 at Forfar. There are mainline train stations at Perth and Dundee; the latter also has a small airport with direct flights to London Stansted. Attractions in the area include Barrie's birthplace (National Trust for Scotland) at Kirriemuir, Glamis Castle and Loch of Kinnordy Nature Reserve.

Description

Little Balloch is a most attractive modern country house which was built in 1989. It was extended and altered in 2007/08m and is now a most comfortable and well presented house. It occupies a lovely position with view to the wooded Cluniehill in front and extensive views to the west over Strathmore. The recent works considerably extended the house. The sun room and sitting room were added, as was the master bedroom and the main bedroom downstairs, together with the porch. A bay window was also fitted in the kitchen. Much of the house was rewired and re-plumbed, a new condensing boiler was fitted and the kitchen, bathroom and en suites were refurbished. The house was also re-harled, and windows and doors replaced, so that the whole property was in keeping. Whilst modern it has very much a period feel to it, with leaded windows, together with oak doors and skirtings. The sun room or garden room was set forward from the main part of the house, so as to be a sun trap throughout the day, and to make the most of the lovely views. Decking was added together with landscaping in the garden. It is a house that is well laid out for both modern family living and for entertaining. Both the sun room and dining room are accessed off the sitting room, and link out to the decking. As well as two upstairs bedrooms there is another en suite bedroom downstairs, together with a smaller bedroom or study. It is fully double glazed.

A wooden gate opens onto a gravelled parking and turning area, adjacent to the house, with a further parking area beyond. A glazed entrance door with side lights opens to the porch, which has a slate floor and leaded double glazed doors to the hallway. Here a staircase leads up to the first floor. Off the hallway is the sitting room. This is a triple aspect room with a large open stone fireplace with a wooden mantel and housing a wood burning stove. Double doors open through to the garden or sun room. This has glorious views across to the Cluniehill and to the east down over Strathmore. Double opening doors link to outside decking, which creates a lovely entertaining and family seating area. The garden room has four wall lights, window blinds and oak flooring. Also off the sitting room is the dining room. This too has leaded glazed doors to the decking and also links through to the kitchen. The fully fitted and well appointed breakfasting kitchen has wooden wall and floor units with wooden worktops, tiled splashbacks, soft closing drawers and cupboards with fitted Bosch dishwasher, sink, fitted Bosch fridge. A central island unit has a granite worktop, Bosch four ring induction hob with extractor hood and A Bosch dishwasher, sink, fitted Bosch double oven/grill. The breakfast area has lovely views. There is a tiled floor, back door to the garden, a walk in understair cupboard, wall mounted LG television, together with doors to the hallway and to the utility room. This has wooden units with tiled splashbacks, sink, plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, tiled floor and with ample space for an upright freezer.

Also off the hallway is a partially tiled WC with washbasin. Bedroom 1 has previously been used as a study. Bedroom 2 has downlighters, fitted hanging cupboards, together with bedside tables and a partially tiled en suite shower room with tiled shower cubicle, washbasin, WC and a cupboard.

The staircase leads up to a landing with a study area with fitted desk. Bedroom 3 has a built in hanging cupboard and a cupboard housing the hot water tank and a tiled en suite shower room with shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes, dressing table and drawer units and a door to the bathroom. This also interconnects with the landing and is partially tiled with a bath with tiled surround, washbasin, shower cubicle and WC.

Outside the attached garage has an up and over door and a concrete floor. The enclosed garden has lawns and flower borders. A hedge to the east provides shelter and privacy. At the back of the house is a wooden garden shed, propane gas tank and an enclosed vegetable border.

Square Footage: 2,517 sq ft
Acreage: 0.23 Acres

Directions

If coming from the north on the A90 (Aberdeen to Dundee dual carriageway) turn off at the Kirriemuir junction (A926) on the Forfar bypass and proceed to Kirriemuir. On arriving in Kirriemuir turn left signposted Alyth and Blairgowrie (A926) and the Glens (B955). Continue straight over the crossroads, following signs for Cortachy and the Glens (B955), and after 1 mile bear left, continuing on the B955, and then take the turning on the left, after 0.1 miles signposted Pearsie and Lednathie. After 2.4 miles, at the right hand corner, bear left signposted Kingoldrum and Balintore. Continue for a further 0.9 miles and then turn left signposted Kingoldrum and Glenisla and the turning into Little Balloch will be seen on the left.

Alternatively if coming from Dundee and the south on the A90 take the A928 turning for Kirriemuir. Proceed through Glamis and onto Kirriemuir. In Kirriemuir turn left signposted Alyth and Blairgowrie (A926) and the Glens (B955) and proceed as above.


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