4 bedroom bungalow for sale

Craiglea Cottage, Dykend, Glenisla, Angus, PH11

Under Offer £270,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 reception rooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Study/attic bedroom
  • Garage & outbuildings
  • Wooded grounds
  • Home Report value - 300,000
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Charming country cottage within Glenisla

Location

Craiglea Cottage is very attractively situated within Glenisla with its heather clad and wooded hills. Glenisla is the westernmost of the Angus Glens, adjoining the Cairngorms National Park to the north and Glenshee to the west. Whilst the property is in Angus it lies close to the county boundary with Perthshire, and it benefits from the many attractions that both counties have to offer. It is ideally placed for a range of country pursuits, whether it is skiing at Glenshee (about 20 miles), walking in the Angus Glens, trout fishing on the nearby Isla, in hill lochs or on the Lintrathen and Backwater reservoirs, bird watching at Lintrathen or Kinnordy Loch nature reserve, or salmon fishing in the rivers Isla and Ericht. There are three golf courses at Alyth with a championship course at Rosemount in Blairgowrie.

Alyth is only 7 miles away, offering local shops that include a butcher, baker, several grocery stores, bank, post office, ironmonger and garage. Blairgowrie and Kirriemuir are about 10 miles and 13 miles away respectively while Perth and Dundee offer a wide range of shops, services and cultural events. The new Isla Primary School is close by with secondary schooling at Kirriemuir and Blairgowrie.

The area is easily accessible from the A94 that links Perth and Forfar. From Perth the M90 provides a rapid motorway connection to Edinburgh while the A90 dual carriageway, which runs from Perth to Dundee and Aberdeen, is easily reached via Kirriemuir. Dundee and Perth both have main line railway stations. Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports offer a wide range of domestic and international flights while, more locally, Dundee airport has a direct services to London Stansted and Amsterdam.

Nigel Tranter in the Queens Scotland, the Eastern Counties (Hodder and Stoughton Ltd) describes how Glenisla "is the westernmost of the famous Glens of Angus, those picturesque valleys which probe northwards into the Grampian Mountains... The total length from the remote vastness where the Isla rises to the Aberdeenshire border, down to the Bridge of Craigisla is about 20 miles". The glen is unique in Angus in that it is possible to drive from the top of the glen over into Glenshee.

Description

Craiglea Cottage is an attractive east facing cottage, with lovely views to the hills, and a backdrop of its own wooded grounds. It was originally a small, early 19th century "but-n-ben" but was extended after World War 2 for a gamekeeper who bred dogs and built the wooden kennels and upgraded a byre into further kennelling. The cottage was acquired by the sellers' family in 1971 who extended it again in the 1980s. It was used as a family home for many years and more recently as a holiday cottage. The cottage is harled with a slate roof and benefits from either double or secondary glazing. The drive leads up to a grassy area in front.

Sliding doors open to an entrance sun porch with Velux roof lights and with doors to the entrance vestibule. Accessed off the vestibule are the living room, dining room and kitchen. The living room has a wood burning range and a window seat and a further door to the kitchen. This has wall and base units, sink, electric cooker point, plumbing for washing machine and dish washer and has a Velux roof light. From the living room a door leads to an inner hallway with bookshelves and a hatch with attic ladder to a partially floored roof space and gives access to two bedrooms, a bathroom and the rear porch. Bedroom 1 has a corner washbasin, cupboard with hanging rail and a cupboard housing the hot water tank whilst bedroom 2 has an open fireplace with tiled surround and hearth and recessed shelves together with a corner washbasin. The partially tiled bathroom has a bath with shower, washbasin and WC. The rear porch has fitted storage cupboards and shelves and has a shelved storage cupboard.

Off the other side of the vestibule is the dining room which has an open fireplace with tiled surround and hearth together with recessed shelves. From this doors give access to a further inner hallway with a sink and rear door to a covered passageway which links across to the rear porch. Accessed from this hallway is a shower room and two further bedrooms. The shower room has a shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. Bedrooms 3 and 4 both have fitted wardrobes. Stairs lead to a large study/additional bedroom with Velux windows.

Outside the grounds comprise some lovely woods, including larch and areas of more recent plantings. It is a haven for wildlife including red squirrels, deer, hares and a wide variety of birds. Behind the property is a stone built range which was formerly used as kennels. The range comprises a store (4.34 m x 2.05 m), wood store (4.00 m x 2.67) and a further store (4.02 m x 2.66 m). To the front and side of the house is a brick built garage with a corrugated roof (5.01 m x 2.68 m). There are further outbuildings which comprise garden stores and former kennels, together with a pigeon shed.

Square Footage: 2,220 sq ft
Acreage: 5.9 Acres

Directions

If coming from the A90 (Dundee to Aberdeen dual carriageway) turn off at the Forfar bypass and proceed to Kirriemuir on the A926. From Kirriemuir take the B951 to Glenisla passing through Kingoldrum. Continue for a further 6 miles and the turning into Craiglea Cottage will be seen on the left just after passing the junction with the B954 to Alyth. Continue up the track, bearing right.

Alternatively from the roundabout at Alyth take the Glenisla turning and then turn right at the T junction. Continue on this road for 4 miles and after crossing the bridge at Reekie Linn take the B954 signposted Backwater Reservoir and Kirkton of Glenisla. At the next T junction turn left onto the B951 signposted Kirkton of Glenisla and the turning into Craiglea Cottage will be found almost immediately on the left. Continue up the track, bearing right.

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  • Dunkeld & Birnam (16.7 mi)
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