5 Bedroom Detached Period Villa in Lovely Village
Eastgate House, Friockheim, DD11 4TG Angus
Beautiful Extended Farmhouse, Offers around £315,000
Countryside living, within a small, child-friendly village, benefiting from easy commuting distance of major cities. Large detached property has recently been upgraded for modern family living, yet retaining many original features dating back to the early 1800’s. This family home is mainly double-glazed and has gas central heating, off-street parking, secure walled garden and a garage. The property is available to buy immediately and is currently being marketed as a holiday cottage on Airbnb.
This unique, adaptable accommodation comprises of a spacious lounge with multi-fuel stove and original wooden flooring, separate dining room and a large kitchen diner with an oil-fired Raeburn. A door from the lounge leads to an upstairs family room previously used as a home cinema and playroom. This house also benefits from an annex, with a separate off-street entrance, containing a double bedroom, study and shower room – ideal for visitors, elderly relatives or as a business space. A central staircase with wooden handrail and cast-iron balustrades leads to the first-floor landing and access to three bedrooms and family bathroom. The master bedroom has a double aspect, ornate cornice and central rose, working fireplace and fitted wardrobe, with separate access to the family bathroom. The second bedroom, which could be a double or twin room, has cornice features, double aspect windows and a sink. The third bedroom contains built in shelves and cupboard space. The family bathroom is large and bright, features storage cupboards, heated towel rail and the hot water feed to the shower is fully pressurised. All rooms on this level benefit from high ceilings and large, Georgian style, energy-efficient sash windows with working wooden shutters. There is an additional double bedroom with separate bathroom that can be accessed from the central staircase.
Externally there are extensive private gardens surrounded by traditional stone walls landscaped with lawns, mature trees and shrubs, wildlife pond, paved areas and paths and central decked area with power point suitable for a hot tub. The enclosed gardens are ideal for family entertaining and a safe place for children to play and explore.
The village and surrounding area Friockheim is an attractive village in Angus, situated on the Lunan Water which flows into Lunan bay. The village is within easy travelling distance to Forfar, Brechin, Montrose, Arbroath and Dundee and Edinburgh is around 1.5 hours’ drive. The local amenities consist of shop, chemist, health centre, primary school and play park. Nearby private schools include Lathallan in Johnshaven and Dundee High School. A community centre, currently being built near the property, will offer indoor sport facilities and spaces for clubs and small businesses. Leisure pursuits are catered for by several nearby golf courses at Letham Grange, Forfar, Edzell and the championship course at Carnoustie, where the Open will take place this summer. Fishing can be taken on the North and South Esk. The Angus Glens provide some of the best hill-walking in Eastern Scotland, together with skiing at Glenshee. There is a pleasant sandy beach at Lunan Bay popular for water sports, fishing, horse riding and dolphin spotting.