This beautiful 17th-century former Parochial Manse (Grade C Listed) is located a short walk away from the high street in Forfar, offering a prime location of easy town living, with a beautiful secluded rear walled garden and further outbuildings for possible future development. Originally built in 1619 and reconstructed in the early 18th-century to the shape that it is still today. The former Manse has been well maintained by the current and previous owners and has been carefully restored to a high standard throughout its ownership. This property offers an exceptional family home or could lend itself to a B&B business as it has been previously.
The front garden is beautifully landscaped and secure with a gate and lovely stone wall. A beautiful large solid door leads into the property. There is access from the entrance hall to all the downstairs accommodation with a curved staircase leading to the first floor, as well as access to the secluded courtyard. The living room is generous in size with a sunny front aspect, beautiful cast iron fireplace with covered beams above, ceiling rose and coving. There are working window shutters throughout the manse. There is a study or further bedroom enjoying a front aspect with an internal door leading to the family room next door. The family room is an impressive size enjoying a front aspect. This room has the added benefit of a wood burner set within a feature fireplace and has a door leading back into the hall.
From the hallway, an external patio door gives access to the courtyard. There is a three piece bathroom with access to a further cupboard housing the boiler. The dining room has a fireplace, built-in press and archway leading through to the kitchen. The kitchen enjoys a ‘shaker style’ country kitchen in keeping with the age and character of what you would expect and offers a variety of eye and base level cupboards with wooden roll top work surfaces incorporating a Belfast sink unit with mixer tap. There is a stove and range cooker with exposed beams, further space for a large ‘American’ style fridge/freezer and Pulley for drying the washing. An external door from the kitchen leads out to the courtyard and garden.
Upstairs there is a lovely large master bedroom of equal size to the living room with the potential to add an en suite, if desired. There are four further bedrooms, all doubles in size, two of which enjoy a front aspect with view over the hills in the near distance. The other two have side aspects views and all have sink units in from its B&B days in the past.
A nice light corridor runs from one end to the other and offers views over the garden grounds and courtyard and leads into the large family bathroom, offering a lovely aspect view of the garden. The bathroom offers a four-piece suite with double shower cubicle with power shower and wet wall. The bath is a luxurious cast iron claw foot replica bath. There is a high-level WC, feature fireplace and sink unit. Access to the garden is available from here, walking straight out onto the patio area and the whole garden.
Outside you have a courtyard with patio area which gives access to the garden, side access to the front of the house and access into the outbuildings. The outbuildings include one large room on the first floor, two ground floor workshops and a toilet. This is a detached building which could easily lend itself to a development opportunity, separate annexe option or space from which to run a business. The owners have had draft plans drawn up to convert these outbuildings and will be happy to show you and discuss during your viewing.
The most impressive part of this property, due to its central location in Town, is the garden! The garden is beautiful, generous in size and is mainly laid to lawn with attractive flower and shrub borders. There are mature trees to the rear which offer complete privacy. A secluded gate to the rear leads to a woodland area behind. The gardens are enclosed making them safe and secure for children and pets.
Parking is available on the road to the front and the high street is a short walk away.
Extras (Included in the sale): Floor coverings, light fittings (excluding dining room candelabra), wood burners and fitted appliances are included in the sale.
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