5 bedroom detached house for saleKnockwinnock, 12 Station Road, Inverkeilor, Arbroath, Angus, DD11
Sold STC £320,000
- Home Report £400,000
- 3 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms (1 en suite)
- sun room
- enclosed gardens
- EPC Rating = E
An attractive village house, close to Lunan Bay
Knockwinnock is situated within the village of Inverkeilor, about 1.5 miles inland from Lunan Bay, an award winning beach on the Angus Coast, which is popular with surfers, dog walkers and horse riders.
This part of the Angus coastline is mainly red sandstone with notable cliffs, rock features and sandy bays. As well as Lunan Bay, popular beaches are found at Montrose and St Cyrus. There is an attractive coastal walk from Lunan Bay to Arbroath via Auchmithie. Fishing has long been associated with the area, especially in Arbroath, famous for its "smokies", Auchmithie and Usan. Salmon were netted at Lunan Bay and at other fishing stations along the coast. The surrounding countryside is rolling fertile farmland and there are Nature Reserves at Montrose Basin and St Cyrus. Salmon and sea trout fishing is available on the North and South Esks. There are golf courses at Montrose and Arbroath with the championship course at Carnoustie within easy driving distance.
The village of Inverkeilor is situated just off the A92 coast road. The village provides primary schooling. Gordon's is a well known and award winning restaurant. Secondary schooling is available at Montrose and Arbroath which offer a full range of shopping, business and leisure facilities. Private schooling is found at Lathallan and Dundee High School.
Inverkeilor is within easy driving distance of both Dundee and Aberdeen which provide all the services expected of major centres. There is a regular bus service from the village to Arbroath and Montrose, and express bus services to Dundee and Aberdeen. There are train stations at Montrose and Arbroath with regular services to Aberdeen and to the south, including a sleeper. Aberdeen Airport has a range of domestic and European flights and there are services from Dundee to London Stansted.
Knockwinnock is an attractive village house, which dates from about 1896. It is believed that it was built by a local laird to house a priest. It is an imposing stone built house which has a Mansard type roof, with slate overlay and a flat platform with a modern polyester membrane, which was renewed in 1999. The house retains many of its period features including cornicings and panelled doors and windows, and has elegant, well proportioned reception rooms. A well as a downstairs bedroom, which has a dressing area and an en suite shower room, there are four good sized bedrooms upstairs. The house has belonged to the sellers since 1973. It was extended to the rear, with a kitchen extension in 1980. The sun room, creating an additional living space, was added in 1991. More recently, the bathroom was refurbished in 2006 and a new boiler and radiators were fitted in 2008. The house has partial double glazing. It is a well laid out and spacious house, and is ideal for both modern family living and for entertaining.
A gravel drive leads up past the garden to the house. Wooden front doors, with a glazed overlight, open to an entrance vestibule which has a cornice and a partially glazed and engraved inner door, with etched side lights, which opens to the hallway. This is an imposing hallway with a cornice and a staircase leading to the first floor. Off this are arranged the reception rooms, which all look out onto the gardens in front. The sitting room has an ornate cornice, an open fireplace housing a wood burning stove under a wooden mantel and a shelved cupboard. The elegant dining room has a panelled ceiling with centre rose, a bay window looking out over the garden, fitted shelves with a cupboard below and an open fireplace with a wooden mantel and tiled surround and hearth. The study, which is also used as a sitti ng room, has a cornice, fireplace with a wooden mantel and slate hearth and surround, wooden floor and an arched shelved recess. Double doors with fitted bookshelves and cupboards lead through from the hallway to the sun room. This has stone walls with a fireplace housing a wood burning stove, wooden flooring and a bay with a beamed ceiling with a roof light, which makes an ideal sitting area, overlooking the garden, whilst sliding doors open out onto a paved terrace.
Bedroom 1 has a plain cornice, a dressing area with fitted wardrobes and cupboards and a door through to the shower room, with a tiled shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin, WC, heated towel rail, extractor and a door to the hallway. Under the stairs is a WC with washbasin and a shelved understair cupboard. The fully fitted kitchen has a timber lined ceiling, wooden floor and base units with tiled splashbacks and incorporating a Tricity double oven, sink, plumbing for a dishwasher and a red two oven Aga. In addition there is a tiled floor, sliding doors to the garden, two fitted shelved storage cupboards and recessed shelves. Beyond is the utility room, which has wall units with sink, plumbing for a washing machine, clothes pulley, Grant oil fired boiler, tiled floor, back door and doors to a tiled shower and a walk in storage cupboard.
A staircase with wooden banisters and lit by a leaded and engraved window leads up to the first floor landing. This has two walk in cupboards, one at either end (one housing the hot water tank). The family bathroom has a bath with tiled surround, tiled shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin, WC, heated towel rail and a tiled floor. Bedroom 2 has a cornice, under eaves cupboard and a wooden floor, whilst bedroom 3 has a bay window, cast iron fireplace with marble mantel, tiled slips and hearth, and a shelved cupboard. Bedroom 4 also has a wooden floor, together with a fireplace with wooden mantel, a shelved cupboard and a hanging cupboard. Opposite is bedroom 5 which has a cornice and a built in hanging cupboard.
Attached to the side of the house is a stone built garage (9.15 m x 4.15 m) with a slate roof and concrete floor.
There are gravelled parking and turning areas to the side and front of the house. Immediately in front of the house is a paved terrace, which links to the sun room. The garden in front of the house is mainly lawned with trees and shrubs. Behind the house is a further area of garden with a lawn, garden shed, log store, greenhouse and another paved terrace, which links to the kitchen. A small gate also gives access to the village park at the rear, which has a path leading down to Lunan Bay.
Square Footage: 3,419 sq ft
Acreage: 0.38 Acres
From the A92 coast road, some 8 miles south of Montrose and 6 miles north of Arbroath, turn off into Inverkeilor. In Inverkeilor, opposite Gordon's Restaurant, turn onto Station Road. The turning into Knockwinnock is on the left after 0.1 miles.
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