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3 bedroom bungalow for sale

Ward Of Turin House, By Forfar, Angus, DD8

Under Offer £465,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lot 1 - 3 bedroom house with annexe
  • Steading with stables
  • In all 49.94 acres
  • Loch frontage with jetty
  • 35.01 acres arable
  • 11.54 acres woods
  • Cottage and further 30.51 acres in addition
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Small farm with considerable amenity, residential and equestrian interest in a lovely lochside setting


Ward of Turin is situated amongst attractive rolling Angus farmland, on the northern edge of Rescobie Loch. To the south is Dunnichen Hill, with Turin Hill immediately to the north. The Angus Glens, which reach deep into the Grampian Mountains, are to the north. The Angus coastline is only some eight miles to the east.

Angus is well known for its range of outdoor pursuits. Fishing can be taken on the North and South Esks. The Angus Glens provide some of the best hill walking in eastern Scotland, together with skiing at Glenshee. 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. There are pleasant sandy beaches at Lunan Bay and at St Cyrus, which is a Nature Reserve. In addition there are red sandstone cliffs north of Arbroath, home of the famous smokie. The nearby Balgavies Loch is a Nature Reserve.

There are primary schools at Aberlemno and in the nearby village of Letham, which also provides local shopping. 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 and at Lathallan near Johnshaven.

Angus is one of Scotland's most productive farming counties. There is a mart in Forfar and the locality is well served with agricultural merchants and dealers, together with a successful machinery ring.

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 direct services from Dundee to London Stansted and Amsterdam.


Ward of Turin is a most attractive small farm. It has been owned by the sellers' family for over 60 years, and for much of that time was part of a larger farm holding. For the last few years it has mainly been in arable cropping and grass, but from the late 1980s until 2013 it was home to a renowned Highland pony stud.

Cropping has included winter wheat, spring barley, oil seed rape, oats and potatoes, together with bulbs and grass. Mixed woods were planted along the northern and eastern boundaries to provide amenity and shelter. There are lovely areas of natural woodland adjacent to the loch. A partially tarred entrance drive, lined with laburnums and rowans, leads down past the cottage and steading to the house.

The original part of the house dates from the 19th century. It is a stone built, single storey house with a slate roof, and was extended in the 1970s and again in the 1980s. The house has a lovely setting, facing south and looking out over its garden and onto Rescobie Loch. A glazed front door with glazed side panels opens to a porch with a tiled floor and an inner frosted glazed door to the hallway which has a fitted hanging cupboard. Off this is the garden room. This has a Cumberland slate tiled floor, picture windows and French doors to the garden. Opening off from here are the dining room and the sitting room. The sitting room again has picture windows looking out onto the garden and across Rescobie Loch. There are extensive bookshelves and glazed display cupboards and an open fireplace with wooden mantel and slate hearth and slips. A door connects through to the dining room, creating a lovely entertaining space with three interconnecting reception rooms. The dining room is also bright, with a picture window looking out to the back garden, and a door links through to the kitchen. This has fitted wooden wall and base units, electric cooker point, two sinks, Bosch Exxcel Express dishwasher and ample space for a breakfasting table, and a door linking back to the hallway. The utility room has fitted wooden wall and base units with sink, plumbing for a washing machine, Kidd oil fired boiler, built in cupboards housing the hot water cylinder, clothes pulley and a door to the boot room which has a tiled floor, back door and taps with a drain.

Also off the hallway is a bathroom with bath with shower over, shower screen and wet walling, washbasin and WC. Off a passageway are three bedrooms and a shower room. The shower room has a shower, washbasin and WC. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have fitted cupboards, and all three bedrooms have washbasins.

Also off the porch are an office and the integral garage. The garage has a roller door, concrete floor and a large walk in shelved store. The office has a glazed door and windows onto the porch, a small fireplace, fitted shelves and skylights and could be incorporated within the annexe if need be. The annexe has its own entrance, but also links to the garage and office. Off an inner hallway are the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. The bedroom has a built in hanging wardrobe; the bathroom has a bath with shower over, washbasin and WC. The kitchen has fitted units with sink, electric cooker point and a door to the back garden.

The main garden in front of the house is enclosed by dykes and fencing, with a haha to the southern boundary, and has an expansive lawn, shrub borders, specimen trees and lovely views down to the loch and the hill beyond. A paved terrace off the sun room is a sun trap and an ideal seating area. Attached to the house is a greenhouse with a raised bed and adjacent are some vegetable and fruit borders. The back garden is mainly down to grass, with trees providing privacy and shelter and a mass of spring bulbs. There is a tarred parking area adjacent to the garage and front door.

The Steading
This is situated across a grassed area to the north of the house, and is also accessed off the drive. It may have potential for conversion, subject to obtaining any necessary consents. It comprises a stone built former court (16.22 m x 9.02 m) with a corrugated roof and concrete floor and presently incorporates four loose boxes and a wooden tack store. Attached to this is the workshop (5.84m x 8.99m). Again, this is stone built and has a stone slate roof, and concrete floor. Behind is a timber framed open fronted barn (17.54m (max) x 8.36m (max)) with stone and block walling and a corrugated roof.

The Land
The land extends to some 49.94 acres and includes some 35.01 acres of arable. This is mainly classified as Class 3(1) by the James Hutton Institute, with some Class 3(2). It ranges in height from 60 m to 70 m (195' to 230') above sea level. As such it is capable of growing a range of productive crops. In addition there are areas of mixed woodland and natural woodland adjacent to the loch.
The access road continues past the house to the loch. Here there is a small jetty and slipway, together with a store.

Steading cottage and land available in addition at offers over £205,000

Square Footage: 3,784 sq ft
Acreage: 49.94 Acres


From the north take the A90 south 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 5 miles the turning into Ward of Turin will be seen on the left.

From the south take the A90 from Dundee and take the turning to Forfar. From Forfar take the B9113 signposted to Montrose. Continue on this road for some 4.5 miles, passing Rescobie Church, and the turning into Ward of Turin will be seen on the right.

Steading cottage and land available in addition at offers over £265,000

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20 July 2016

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