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Balmuirfield House

Harestane Road, Dundee, Angus, DD3 0NU

Offers Over £525,000


  • ABOUT 5 ACRES

  • Outstanding former dower house

  • 3 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms (3 en-suite), kitchen/breakfast room, family room, snug/study, 2 bathrooms, utility room, laundry, halls

  • Impressive highly spacious period accommodation with many delightful features

  • Modern bio-mass heating system with significant annual renewable heating incentive payment

  • Extensive gardens and grounds with burn, former ponds and lade with possible hydro scheme potential

  • Garage/former coach house; log stores; further outbuildings

  • Significant potential to operate as a B & B/Airbnb

  • Quiet secluded setting well placed for commuters

GENERAL
Balmuirfield House is an outstanding very well-presented B Listed period property offering superb highly spacious family accommodation in a lovely quiet setting on the edge of the thriving city of Dundee. The city is home to the new and …

GENERAL
Balmuirfield House is an outstanding very well-presented B Listed period property offering superb highly spacious family accommodation in a lovely quiet setting on the edge of the thriving city of Dundee. The city is home to the new and already renowned V & A International Centre for Design which opened in September 2018 and which sits next to Scott’s ship Discovery. With a population of approximately 150,000, Dundee is Scotland’s fourth city and offers an excellent range of supermarkets, shops, and amenities, both in the city centre and also dotted around the edge of the city in various different retail parks. Comics such as the Beano and the Dandy have long been published in Dundee with the city being historically known for its “jute, jam and journalism”. The University of Dundee is highly regarded as is the NHS teaching hospital at Ninewells. Private schooling is available at the High School of Dundee and St. Leonards in St. Andrews. Aberdeen is just over an hour to the north with Edinburgh a similar distance to the south.
Home to an array of wildlife, the area around Dundee provides easy access to some particularly outstanding and varied countryside with hills, woodland, river, farmland and coastline all close by. The result is a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling and riding all readily available. Golfers in particular are especially well provided for with an unrivalled selection of highly rated courses within easy striking distance including the Championship Course at Carnoustie which hosted the British Open in 2018 and the Old Course at St. Andrews which will host the event in 2021 for its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary. The courses at Edzell, Forfar, Alyth, Downfield and Montrose are also on hand. Challenging shooting and fishing may be taken locally whilst the pretty Angus glens such as Isla, Prosen, Clova and Lethnot are temptingly accessible. In terms of days out the stunning sandy beaches at Lunan Bay and St. Cyrus and the red sandstone cliffs at Arbroath are all within reach. There are also a number of interesting National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including the House of Dun at Montrose, Barry Mill near Carnoustie and the JM Barrie house, once home to the creator of Peter Pan, in Kirriemuir. Glamis Castle, ancestral seat of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and also childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, is nearby.
There are railway stations in Dundee, Carnoustie, Montrose, Arbroath and Leuchars, with Aberdeen airport just over an hour to the north. Edinburgh airport is about an hour to the south whilst the busy regional airport at Dundee also offers a good range of short-haul flights.
DESCRIPTION
Believed to have been completed in 1904, and Category B listed, Balmuirfield House is a most substantial and impressive home offering lovely spacious accommodation of a high standard over two levels. Externally the house is of an attractive stone exterior with sections of rough-cast/render and ornate features to the front elevation, under a slate roof. An impressive and spacious main hallway provides access to the three main reception rooms to the front of the house all of which benefit from working open fireplaces and a bright southerly aspect. The charming kitchen/breakfast room has recently been upgraded with large oil-fired Aga and a good range of floor and wall units whilst off the kitchen is the super family room. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cosy snug/study, utility room, laundry, rear hall, wc, boiler room and further ancillary accommodation. There are seven bedrooms at first floor level, three of which benefit from en-suite facilities with a further two bathrooms in addition. The first floor accommodation is served by the main staircase with a further second staircase to the rear of the house.
In recent times Balmuirfield House has been very successfully operated as a B & B/Airbnb destination with scope to split the front and rear of the house very effectively to provide impressive guest accommodation and delightful separate two bed owners’ accommodation.
Balmuirfield House benefits from a state of the art biomass heating system which currently attracts significant renewable heat incentive payments.
OUTBUILDINGS
Garage/former coach house
Bio-mass shed
Further outbuildings
GARDEN
Balmuirfield House stands in a lovely extensive mature garden with generous lawns and a lovely mix of plants, large trees and shrubs. The Dighty burn runs through the grounds along with a former lade and ponds.
There is parking for several vehicles.
SERVICES
Water Mains
Electricity Mains
Drainage Private
Heating Biomass – the biomass system currently attracts significant renewable heat incentive payments. Further details are available from the selling agents.
There is an oil fired Aga.
POSSIBLE HYDRO SCHEME
The owners of Balmuirfield House believe that subject to all relevant permissions and consents being obtained there may be scope to create a small hydro scheme at the property. Further details are available from the selling agents.
LISTING
Balmuirfield House is Category ‘B’ Listed.
COUNCIL TAX
Balmuirfield House is classified as Band F for Council Tax purposes.
DIRECTIONS
Balmuirfield House is accessed off the eastern end of Harestane Road, to the north. Follow the private track down across the bridge over the Dighty Water and then follow the track round to the left. There is parking at the house.
EPC RATING
The EPC rating is F
HEALTH & SAFETY
Caution should be exercised when viewing due to extensive Giant Hogweed in some areas of the grounds. Contact with this plant can be harmful.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.
VIEWING
By appointment with the Selling Agents.
IMPORTANT NOTES
1. These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.
2. Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the property. Nothing within the particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the structural condition, nor the working order of services and appliances.
3. These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.
4 Closing Date
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously.
The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties.
5 Offers
Formal offers in the acceptable Scottish form should be submitted, through a Scottish Lawyer, to 16 St. Catherine Street, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4HH.
6 Third Party Rights and Servitudes
The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.
MORTGAGE FINANCE
Galbraith has an alliance with Fox Private Finance, a brokerage with a bespoke approach to funding. Through their relationships with retail, commercial and private banks they can assist with securing a mortgage to suit your circumstances. For further information contact Matthew Griffiths on 0131 240 6990.