Location The nearby town of Laurencekirk has a comprehensive range of facilities including railway station with intercity travel, Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk Primary, several nurseries, traditional parks at each end of the town, modern health centre and dental practice, gyms, hairdressers and barbers, and a variety of eating establishments, shops and garages. The towns of Stonehaven, Montrose and Brechin are also all within easy reach. The Mearns offers a high standard of living together with the benefits of rural surroundings, with the Angus Glens to the west, the beautiful beach and nature reserve of St. Cyrus to the east and winter sports to the north.
This lovely home offers a wealth of living areas ideal for family life and entertaining. At one gable end of the ground floor is the modern Kitchen with integrated appliances and range cooker, on open plan with the extensive Sun Room with room for a large dining table and seating, beautifully bright and spacious. At the other is the splendid Lounge / Dining Room with vaulted ceiling, large gable windows, wood burning stove, and raised dining area, light filled, warm and welcoming. Also on the ground floor are two Double Bedrooms, a Single Bedroom (currently used as a Study), the Family Bathroom and Utility Room. On the first floor are two stunning Double Bedrooms, both of exceptional size, with original cast iron fireplaces and lovely views to the Garvock Hill. The Master Bedroom has a Dressing Room (currently used as a Study) and En-Suite Shower Room.
The Old Coach House is surrounded by a large area of garden ground, and has an adjoining paddock of approximately 1 acre, ideal for ponies or livestock. There is also a large carport and timber garden shed.
Hallway: 1.28m x 5.84m (4’2” x 19’2”) approx. The hallway gives access to the ground floor accommodation and the stairs to the upper floor. There is an understairs cupboard to house appliances.
Kitchen/Sun Room on open plan: Kitchen 2.88m x 5.84m (8’10” x 19’2”) approx., Sun Room 4.08m x 4.18m (13’5” x 13’9”) approx. A marvellous family area with fantastic views looking over the garden and beyond, and double doors to the garden. The kitchen area is well equipped with a range of units in pale birch with tiled splashbacks. There is a freestanding electric range style cooker, integrated cooker hood, dishwasher, and larder fridge freezer. The Sun Room could easily house the largest of dining table and chairs for family gatherings, with additional space for comfortable seating.
Lounge / Dining Room: 5.92m x 5.84m (19’5” x 19’2”) approx. The Lounge is full of character with the focal point of the wood burning stove which has been set in rustic style brickwork. Original corbels have been retained as decorative features, together with an abundance of windows in the former coach house doors. The Dining Room is set within a raised area overlooking the Lounge. (Please note that the dresser in the Lounge is to remain and will be included in the sale).
Double Bedroom 1: 3.94m x 3.32m (12’11” x 10’11”) approx. This lovely double room with dual aspect is to the rear of the property.
Double Bedroom 2: 3.94m x 3.32m (12’11” x 10’11”) approx. The mirror image of Double Bedroom 1, again to the rear.
Single Bedroom / Study : 3.00m x 2.30m (9’10” x 7’7”approx. A further bedroom to the rear, ideal for a child’s bedroom, and currently used as a study with plenty of room for desks and shelving.
Family Bathroom: 3.46m x 4.04m (11’4” x 13’3”) approx. Attractively appointed with an extra large walk in shower, freestanding bathtub and sink and recessed WC fitted within vanity storage. Traditional style towel rail radiator and wall tiling.
Utility Room: 3.42m x 4.04m (11’3” x 13’3”) approx. A large Utility Room with sink and drainer and plumbing for a washing machine. There is plenty of room for additional white goods, tumble dryer and chest freezer, and a drying pulley. The boiler is located here.
Stairway with window leading to the first floor.
Master Bedroom: 3.83m x 5.37m (12’7” x 17’8”) approx. A lovely traditional room with coombed ceiling, original cast iron horseshoe fireplace (in working order), and sash and case panelled window.
Dressing Room: 2.02m x 3.26m (6’7” x 10’8”) approx. Currently used as a study, this would make an impressive Dressing Room, en route to the Shower Room.
En-Suite Shower Room: With a two piece suite in white and shower cubicle, the room is tiled in white and has a velux window.
Double Bedroom 4: 4.43m x 5.37m (12’7” x 17’8”) approx. A simply magnificent bedroom with coombed ceiling, original fireplace (decorative) and sash and case panelled window. This room also has a further window to the side, with striking views, and a beautiful wooden floor. (The pine wardrobe may be included in the sale).
The gardens are laid mainly to lawn, with borders with hedging and trees. There is a large car port and timber garden shed. The one acre sheltered paddock adjoins the garden ground.
Travelling south on the A90 turn left onto the B9120 signposted St. Cyrus. After half a mile turn right, into Johnston Mains Farm (before the Garvock Hill ascent begins). Pass by East Lodge on the right and follow the road, carry straight on at the crossroads and follow the road down the hill. THe Old Coach House is on the left hand side.