4 bedroom house for saleWest Milldens, By Forfar, Angus, DD8
Sold STC £265,000
- 3 reception rooms
- 4 bedrooms
- Garage, stores & office
- Enclosed gardens
- Frontage onto Lunan Water
- EPC Rating = F
Charming and well located country house, with considerable potential
West Milldens is situated amidst attractive rolling Angus farmland. To the north lie the Angus Glens, which reach deep into the Grampian Mountains. The Angus coastline is only some seven miles to the east.
Angus is well known for its range of outdoor pursuits. Fishing can be taken on the North and South Esks while the Angus Glens provide some of the best hill walking in eastern Scotland. Loch fishing is available locally at Rescobie. As well as a local golf course at Forfar there are two courses at Letham Grange (Arbroath) and Carnoustie is within easy driving distance. On the coast there are pleasant sandy beaches at Lunan Bay and at St Cyrus, which is a nature reserve, and red sandstone cliffs lie north of Arbroath, home of the famous smokie. The nearby Balgavies Loch is also a nature reserve and there are walks in the nearby Montreathmont Forest.
There are primary schools at Letham and Friockheim which also provide local shopping, and a further primary school at Aberlemno. The local towns of Arbroath, Brechin and Forfar, the county town, provide more extensive shopping, together with secondary schooling, leisure centres and business facilities. Private schooling is available at Dundee High School with a bus from Forfar.
The A90, at Forfar and Brechin, provides fast access to Dundee, Perth and central Scotland, and north to Aberdeen. Both Dundee and Aberdeen provide all the services expected of major cities, while Perth and Edinburgh are also within reasonable driving distance. There is an east coast mainline railway station at Arbroath, with a sleeper service. Both Aberdeen and Edinburgh airports provide a range of domestic and European flights and there are services from Dundee to London Stansted and Amsterdam.
West Milldens is one of an attractive group of buildings, situated just off the A932, in a lovely setting which is very convenient for all the Angus towns, and within easy reach of the A90 dual carriageway. On the other side of the minor public road is the original corn mill, which may date as far back as 1685 and was altered in 1756 and 1858. Other properties include West Milldens Cottage, which may have been the original miller's house, and dates from the late 18th century, together with the single segmental arch bridge, which also dates from the 1700s. Prior to the Beeching cuts there was a railway crossing at Milldens. West Milldens was a steading, associated with the Mill, and was acquired by the seller's family in the 1970s. It was initially converted in 1974 with further works being undertaken in the 1990s.
Stone built, it has a slate and stone slate roof. The conversion works created a spacious house, on two levels, looking out over its own gardens. The stone slate roof over the kitchen is in need of repair but the adjoining stores and garage offer considerable scope for conversion into further accommodation if required. The principal accommodation is all on the ground floor. At first floor level is a living room and study which connects through to a workshop, and which has outside steps, but could also be brought into further accommodation. The house is mostly double glazed.
A gate opens onto a gravelled sweep to the side of the house, and a path leads to the front. Here there is a covered entrance with a tiled floor and a glazed entrance door with glazed side lights, which opens to the hallway. The hallway has a wooden floor and steps to an inner hallway. The sitting room has a wooden floor, fireplace with wooden mantel and a wood burning stove, bay window with window seat and fitted bookshelves. The dining room also has a wooden floor and glazed doors to a wooden lean to conservatory with stone flag floor and doors to the garden. Beyond is the kitchen which has fitted units with two double sinks, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, a two oven Aga (green) with extractor hood and fitted shelved cupboards. A side lobby ha s a stable style back door, shelved cupboard and a WC with washbasin. Also off the kitchen is the lower bedroom passageway. Bedroom 1 has fitted hanging and shelved cupboards, while bedroom 2 has built in hanging cupboards. A boiler room has a Boulter Buderus Camray 5 boiler, and beyond is the larder with stone and wooden shelves. Steps from the lower bedroom passageway lead up to the inner hallway with a linen cupboard and a shelved cupboard. The bathroom has a bath, washbasin and WC. Adjacent is the shower room with shower, washbasin and WC. This is also en suite to bedroom 3 which was used as a dressing room, and beyond is bedroom 4.
Steps from the inner hallway lead up to the first floor. At this level the rooms are all light and bright thanks to both windows and Veluxes. From the study a door links through to the living room which has a gas stove, and there is a door through to a timber lined workshop with fitted shelves.
From the sitting room a door gives access to a store with steps up to the loft, door to the garage which has an electric up and over door, concrete floor and wooden steps to a further floored loft. Off the garage and looking out over the garden is an office.
The garden is in front of the house. This runs down to the Lunan Water where there is a paved seating area. Within the garden are flower and shrub borders and beyond a hedge there is a former vegetable garden with two wooden sheds attached to the house.
Square Footage: 4,535 sq ft
Acreage: 0.53 Acres
From the north take the A90 to Brechin and from Brechin take the A933 signposted for Arbroath. After 5 miles turn right at the crossroads onto the B9113 (Forfar/Montrose road) signposted for Forfar, and then after a further 3 miles turn left, signposted to Balgavies. After 1.1 miles bear right at the fork and the house will be seen on the left after approximately 0.3 miles.
From the south take the A90 from Dundee and then take the A932 turning into Forfar, signposted Arbroath. From Forfar take the A932, signposted for Arbroath. After some 5.5 miles, and before reaching Friockheim, take the turning on the left signposted Milldens and the house will be seen on the right after 0.2 miles, just after the bridge.
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