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The Auld Manse

Eassie, Forfar, Angus, DD8 1SG

Offers Over £385,000


  • 4/5 double bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, dining room, breakfasting kitchen, second kitchen, office and 2 family bathrooms

  • Outbuildings providing workshop, stores and stable

  • Paddock extending to approximately 1.36 acres

  • Within commuting distance of Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen

GENERAL
Situated on the boundary between Angus and Perthshire, The Auld Manse is ideally situated in order to cater for a wide range of purchasers. To the north there are outstanding views of the Angus Glens which provide some of ...

GENERAL
Situated on the boundary between Angus and Perthshire, The Auld Manse is ideally situated in order to cater for a wide range of purchasers. To the north there are outstanding views of the Angus Glens which provide some of the best hill walking in eastern Scotland. Both The Glenshee and Aviemore ski areas can be accessed in approximately an hour by car. There are numerous local golf courses, including Forfar, Kirriemuir and Blairgowrie, with the championship courses at Carnoustie and St Andrews being within easy driving distance. The property sits a five minute drive to the east of the village of Glamis, famous for its royal connections as the childhood home of Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Glamis also offers primary schooling, a village shop and the Strathmore Arms.
The county town of Forfar provides an extensive range of independent retailers, supermarkets, healthcare, as well as a swimming pool, leisure centre, secondary schooling and business facilities. Forfar can be accessed in approximately 10 minutes by car. The A90 can be accessed in less than 10 minutes and provides links to Aberdeen, Dundee and beyond. Dundee has an excellent range of big city amenities, including a superb range of shops and professional services, cinema, theatre, two universities, railway and bus stations, as well as an airport with regular flights to London Stansted.
State schooling is available locally with a free school bus service passing the Auld Manse driveway if required. There is a choice between Eassie and Glamis Primary Schools. Private education is also well catered for at The High School of Dundee, Strathallan School, Kilgraston School for Girls, Lathallan School and Craigclowan Preparatory School.
There are numerous opportunities for the country sports enthusiast with shooting and stalking being readily available in the Angus Glens and the rivers Tay, South Esk and North Esk providing numerous opportunities for fishing.

DESCRIPTION
The Auld Manse has a wealth of history with the building dating back to 1758 when this Grade B listed manse was constructed. The house was utilised as a manse until 1841 when the amalgamation of the parishes of Eassie and Nevay resulted in the closure of the Eassie Church. The house has undergone substantial renovation under the watchful eye of the current owners, however, there are still areas requiring attention in order to create a modern family home. This give s purchasers the opportunity to add value to the property whilst completing the works to their own taste.
The house offers a wealth of accommodation with large rooms and a warm family feel. Entering through the front door there is a spacious entrance hall with two reception rooms off. One of these rooms has been partially renovated with the addition of wall insulation and plumbing has been installed for a downstairs shower room if required. The second reception space is currently utilised for storage and has plumbing for a wash hand basin and washing machine. Returning to the entrance hall, there is a door through to the kitchen which with its large central island, exposed stone work and AGA, really is the heart of the house. Off the kitchen is a back door and family room with stairs leading to two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. From the main entrance hall a curved staircase leads to the first floor with two double bedrooms, sitting room, galley kitchen, family bathroom and office which could form an additional single bedroom.
The accommodation over the first floor comprises:

Ground Floor
Breakfasting Kitchen, living room, dining room, two further reception rooms requiring refurbishment. Plumbing has also been installed in order to create a shower room. There is a large entrance hall with a traditional staircase leading to the first floor.

First Floor
The first floor accommodation comprises:
Two double bedrooms, sitting room, office/single bedroom, family bathroom, galley kitchen. There is a second staircase from the kitchen which leads to two double bedrooms, family bathroom.

OUTBUILDINGS
To the east of The Auld Manse are a range of traditional outbuildings of stone construction under a slate roof. These buildings are in need of refurbishment, however, they currently operate as a range of stores with a workshop and stable. The current owners have prepared plans for the development of these buildings, however, no formal planning permission has been applied for to date.

GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The Auld Manse sits within a large garden predominately down to lawn bound by an attractive beech hedge. There are range of mature trees, shrubs and bushes, with a drying green to the east and hard core parking to the front and rear of the property. To the north there is a paddock extending to approximately 1.36 acres which is down to pasture. This ground gently slopes away from the property to its boundary at the Dean Water.

DIRECTIONS
From Dundee or Aberdeen exit the A90 at Forfar signposted Glamis. Follow the A94 for approximately 6 miles passing Glamis turning right signposted Eassie into the hamlet and passing the former churchyard on your right with the entrance to The Auld Manse being immediately on your right. From Perth take the A94 signposted Coupar Angus passing through Coupar Angus and continuing on the A94 signposted Forfar. After passing through Meigle continue along the road for approximately 5 miles turning left signposted Eassie continue through the hamlet and The Auld Manse is located directly in front of you after passing Eassie Farm

POST CODE
DD8 1SG

SERVICES
Mains electricity
Mains water
Drainage septic tank
Partial central heating electric

SOLICITORS
McCash and Hunter LLP
25 South Methven Street
Perth
PH1 5ES
Telephone No: 01738 620451

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Angus Council
Orchard Bank Business Park
Orchard Bank
Forfar
Angus
DD8 1AX

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Fitted carpets and curtains are included in the sale. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.

OUTGOINGS
For Council Tax Purposes The Auld Manse has been assessed as Band G.

EPC
The Energy Efficiency Rating G.

VIEWING
By appointment with the Selling Agents.

MORTGAGE FINANCE
CKD 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, based in our Edinburgh office, on 0131 240 6990.

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 CKD 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 CKD Galbraith, Lynedoch House, Barossa Place, Perth, PH1 5EP.

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.