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Benshie Cottage

Oathlaw, Forfar, DD8 3PQ

Offers Over £460,000


  • 4 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms

  • Generous & flexible accommodation

  • Home Office

  • Well-presented house with good sized rooms

  • Private landscaped gardens

  • Woodland

  • Useful garden office

  • Highly accessible for A90

SITUATION
Oathlaw is a small hamlet surrounded by beautiful Angus countryside and highly accessible for the A90. There is easy access to the beaches on the east coast with many places to visit for those interested in golf, walking, horse …

SITUATION
Oathlaw is a small hamlet surrounded by beautiful Angus countryside and highly accessible for the A90. There is easy access to the beaches on the east coast with many places to visit for those interested in golf, walking, horse riding, cycling, sailing and water sports, fishing and enjoying wildlife. The Angus Glens are a short drive away and Glenshee ski centre is about 36 miles to the west, the Lecht ski centre 68 miles to the north and the Cairngorm National Park is located a short drive to the west.

The A90 is about 1 mile away where the cities of Dundee and Aberdeen can be reached by car and are within commutable distance. 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 home to the 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. Aberdeen offers the retail, professional services, sporting and recreational facilities expected of a major city including a railway station to the UK’s major cities and an airport to national and international destinations.

Comprehensive facilities and shops can be found at the nearby town of Forfar and there is a mainline train station with sleeper service at Montrose, about 16 miles away.

DESCRIPTION
Benshie Cottage is a detached, two storey home, believed to have been built about 50 years ago and enjoying a beautifully private setting within well-established grounds. The house benefits from substantial improvement works carried out recently including a retiled roof, re-wiring, installation of some new windows and a new boiler. Benshie Cottage provides both deceptive and well-proportioned accommodation and generous reception space for entertaining and family living.

There is a sitting room with a door leading to the garden and a separate dining room opposite for more formal entertaining. A further family room with a dual aspect and a wood burning stove provides further flexibility. The breakfasting kitchen provides ample space for dining, together with a good range of storage units and the adjacent sun room which has direct garden access provides a welcoming space with views over the gardens. The reception rooms have south facing views onto the gardens and the house benefits from an abundance of natural light throughout.

There is a generously sized utility room with a small
home office and boiler room/store adjacent. The utility has a door leading to the rear garden and parking area. Subject to planning and consents, this part of the house would lend itself well to further re-configuration for use such as a self-contained annex. There are four bedrooms, one on the ground floor, along with a wet room. The dual aspect master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and dressing room and the remaining two bedrooms share the family bathroom. Bedroom 3 has highly accessible eaves storage space.

The accommodation comprises:-

Ground Floor: Vestibule, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Wet Room, Bedroom, Breakfasting Kitchen, Sun Room, Utility, Home Office, Store

First Floor: Three Bedrooms, Dressing Room, En-Suite Shower Room, Bathroom

GARDEN AND GROUNDS
There are about 1.759 acres in total. A sweeping drive bordered by hedge leads to the south, north and east of the house where there is sufficient space for the keeping of a horse box or caravan. To the east of the house is an area screened by hedge which is the vegetable garden. The formal gardens and landscaping are predominately to the south where there is a variety of lawn, mature trees, shrubs and borders.

To the west is a detached timber built office which has power and ideally set up for home working, it could also make an ideal gym or games room.
Attached to the northern end of the garden office is a sizeable garden store. A log store, integral to the house is accessed adjacent to the garden office. To the north of Benshie Cottage and directly accessible from the grounds is a beautiful area of amenity woodland. The mixture of mature woodland, vegetable garden and established grounds will allow a new owner to benefit from having a high quality rural lifestyle where the grounds are manageable and will appeal to a variety of interests.