Slade House is located within the heart of Angus, providing easy access to the beaches on the east coast and the attractive Angus countryside. An ideal family home, the house benefits from Carmyllie Primary School situated close by, with …
Slade House is located within the heart of Angus, providing easy access to the beaches on the east coast and the attractive Angus countryside. An ideal family home, the house benefits from Carmyllie Primary School situated close by, with Crombie Country Park about 3.5 miles away and the stunning Lunan Bay only 10 miles to the north east. There are many places to visit for those interested in walking, horse riding, cycling, sailing and water sports, fishing and enjoying wildlife. For golfers, there are various well-known courses to enjoy nearby, from the championship golf links at Carnoustie to Panmure, Montrose and Letham Grange. The Angus Glens are a short drive away and Glenshee ski centre is about 49 miles to the north.
The city of Dundee is within an easy commute, and Aberdeen, St Andrews and Perth are all less than an hour away by car. Dundee, Scotland’s fourth largest city, has a strong science base. Home to two universities, including one of the UK’s top medical schools. With the waterfront undergoing regeneration and the recently opened V&A museum, the city also has a selection of theatres, art galleries, museums and sporting facilities. Dundee provides excellent transport links with a main line railway station, bus station and airport with regular links to Stansted. Arbroath railway station is also only 6 miles from Slade House.
Slade House sits within a secluded position surrounded by pretty and well-maintained gardens. The house benefits from a flexible layout and well-proportioned reception space for both entertaining and family living. The breakfasting kitchen and family room is a particularly attractive room with a triple aspect and patio doors leading into the gardens. The room lends itself to providing sociable space, with a generous breakfast bar, wood-burning stove and capacity to incorporate a dining table as well as a soft seating area. The owner says, “The kitchen is just one of those great rooms that everyone gravitates to and wants to hang out in.” There is a separate dining room with a stone-flagged floor and a sitting room with an open fire, attractive cornicing and window seat. The utility room has a good range of shaker style wall and base units and a Belfast sink.
There are five bedrooms, four are on the first floor and one is on the ground floor which is served by a ground floor shower room. All have appealing views onto the gardens. One bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom and dressing room, and a further bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, dressing room and a dual aspect with a Juliet balcony. The remaining first floor accommodation consists of a study, family bathroom and linen cupboard.
Front and Rear Vestibule, Breakfasting Kitchen / Family Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Shower Room, Utility
4 Bedrooms, 2 En-Suite Bathrooms, 2 Dressing Rooms, Study, Family Bathroom, Linen Cupboard
GARDEN, GROUNDS & OUTBUILDINGS
The beautifully maintained and colourful landscaped gardens complement the house and setting well, with a rich variety of flowers, shrubs and borders. The northern and western boundaries benefit from amenity woodland and to the north of the house is a fenced semi-wooded area which has been previously used as a pony paddock. There is a timber stable block with tack room adjacent. To the west of the house is an impressive area of grass, formally a riding arena, which has a Cruck marquee with timber frame. This is wonderful area of open space which has been used extensively for entertaining.
A traditional stone building with a wood burning stove and Carmyllie stone roof is located on the western edge and would make an ideal workshop, garden room or store. From the front of the house and heading south is an area of plentiful lawn which leads to an impressive swimming pool with diving board and slide, which is heated by an independent oil tank. A patio by the kitchen / family room offers southerly views over the gardens and the nearby pergola provides a further seating area to enjoy the gardens.
There is a sweeping driveway and ample space for parking and the keeping of a caravan, boat or horsebox. The integral double garage provides more storage capacity and houses the hot water tank and boiler, which was installed about two years ago.
To the south east of the swimming pool and screened by woodland from Slade House is a substantial two-storey detached converted barn which has had a variety of uses such as providing further accommodation and studio or office space. Subject to planning and alterations, this building has great potential, whether it be for residential use, holiday lets, work space or ancillary accommodation. Currently the building includes a kitchen, shower room, two games rooms, two offices/bedrooms, a sauna and changing rooms, two stores and a boiler cupboard.
Some thoughts from the owner, “This is a house that has to be viewed - and not just online - to understand the peace and tranquillity of the setting. Hosts of colourful garden birds visit the bird table each day, from spotted woodpeckers to goldfinches, and the resident red squirrels come to feed on the windowsill. Two generations of children have been lucky enough to enjoy the kind of freedom which is rare today: summers of swimming lessons in the large outdoor pool and Famous Five adventures along woodland paths and country roads, with dogs and ponies in tow. The home and gardens have twice been the venue for large weddings, as well as numerous marquee parties, with spectacular outdoor entertaining space. The large, multi-purpose steading provides further provision as an office, a business, a venue for teenage parties or a very generous ‘granny flat’! Slade is more than just a house; it’s a home, which has brought our whole family so much joy”.