Oakdene is a most attractive and substantial detached stone property offering spacious family accommodation with great potential in a popular suburban setting. Dundee is a city very much on the up, being home to the new V & A …
Oakdene is a most attractive and substantial detached stone property offering spacious family accommodation with great potential in a popular suburban setting. Dundee is a city very much on the up, being home to the new V & A museum, 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 retail parks. Comics such as the Beano and 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 Dundee High School and also 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 an excellent 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 and also the Old Course at St Andrews, due to host the British Open in 2022 for its 150th 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 Glen Isla, Glen Prosen, Glen Clova and Glen Esk are very accessible. In terms of days out the stunning sandy beaches at Lunan Bay and St Cyrus and the red cliffs of Arbroath are well within reach. There are several interesting National Trust of Scotland properties in the area including the House of Dun at Montrose, Barry Mill near Carnoustie and the J M Barrie House, once home to the creator of Peter Pan in Kirriemuir. Glamis Castle, ancestral seat of Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn and also childhood home of H M 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 regional airport in Dundee also offers a selection of flights.
Thought to have been constructed in the early 1900’s, Oakdene is a most impressive and substantial detached house with an attractive stone exterior under a slate roof. Arranged over two levels the flexible spacious accommodation is in need of some refurbishment and modernisation but offers great potential. The well-proportioned sitting room benefits from a bay window with internal doors through to the dining room. Also off the main hall is the family room and study with garden room off. To the rear is the kitchen/breakfast room and utility room. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms along with family bathroom, dressing room and hall.
Ground Floor: hall, sitting room, dining room, family room, study, garden room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room.
First Floor: four double bedrooms, family bathroom, dressing room, hall.
Oakdene stands in a delightful and generous garden with driveway, areas of lawn and an attractive mix of plants, trees and shrubs.
Outbuildings Garage/workshop Store