STRACATHRO MANSION HOUSE
STRACATHRO MANSION HOUSE - OFFERS OVER £1,000,000
A LISTED PALLADIAN STYLE MANSION AND ARBORETUM WITH FORMAL LAWNS, WOODLANDS, PONDS AND FORMER TENNIS COURT AROUND 13 ACRES.
Stracathro House is part of an outstanding small Scottish country estate, which has the convertible qualities of privacy while accessible, majestic gardens, which are manageable and a magnificent “A “ listed House at its centre, it also has an “A” listed Coach House and row of terraced cottages, an arboretum, ponds and a range of landscaped an wooded policies. Strachathro has been sensitively developed and loved as a mini estate. The view has been enhanced by the creation of two ponds to the south of the Mansion House. The garden grounds are host to an abundance of wildlife and screened by policy woodland. Located on the crest of a ridge, it has a commanding outlook to the Angus Glens to the north.
The mansion’s Neo Classical features evoke a timeless splendour in this Palladian style House.
Stracathro Mansion House is a fine “A” listed Palladian style mansion that is comfortable, elegant and desirable, laid out over three floors and extending to over 2,632m2 (28,331sqft). Set in 13 acres of immediate policies/gardens.
To the south west of the House is a beautiful arboretum and adjacent ponds which provide great amenity. There is a B listed three span cast iron foot bridge across one of the ponds. Stracathro House is approached through automatic black iron entrance gates along a tarred drive which culminated in a parking area at the front of the house. Magnificent Corinthian columns support the entrance portico and stone steps lead to glazed entrance doors. With decorative Neo Classical period features throughout the house, the overall effect being one of timeless splendour.
The airy spacious entrance hall has considerable impact, with a contrasting black and white marble floor, white marble Corinthian columns and a beautiful decorative atrium with golden yellow scagliola walls.
The three principal reception rooms flow along the northerly aspect and are connected by magnificent mahogany double doors. Each of the reception rooms are highly decorative and have floor to ceiling sash and case windows overlooking the terrace. French doors from the sitting room lead to the terrace, which has a stone balustrade. Numerous period features adorn each room including open fires with beautiful carved ornate marble mantelpieces, moulded ceilings and parquet flooring. Particular features of note are the ornate carved white marble mantelpieces in the drawing room with its large mirror above, original leather wallpaper in the dining room and the beautiful chandeliers in the dining room and sitting room.
At the front of the property, to the south west off the hall is an atmospheric library with mahogany bookcases, marble fireplace, painted freeze and ceiling, to the south east off the hall an elegant studio gallery. To the west of the reception hall is the Pompeian red staircase with ornate gold painted cast iron spindles and frescos of tropical birds. The red hall leads to the two connecting kitchen areas, the breakfast room and boudoir. The boudoir, off the south side of the drawing room, has a coffered quadripartite vaulted, ceiling, beautifully painted with birds and intricate foliage.
To the south east of the reception hall, a passage leads to the morning room with a dual south easterly aspect. There is also access to the gallery, butler’s pantry, bathroom and laundry in this area of the house adjacent to the east staircase.
There are 2 single storey wings to the east and west. The west wing houses the impressive orangey with terracotta and black floor tiles, cast iron roof supports and large oriel windows on the gable end. The wonderful yet unrestored orangey, would make the most breath taking ‘social gathering space’ with its double doors access to the Italianate courtyard garden.
The east wing comprises a billiard room (artist’s studio), an office, store and WC.
On the first floor, bedrooms and bathrooms lead from two hallways that are connected by the red staircase and the east staircase.
The master suite is accessed along the ‘long blue vaulted hallway’ towards the south-east corner of the first floor level and has wonderful south and easterly views. The dual aspect master bedroom with dressing room (currently a gym) has plumbing for En suite facilities.
Along the southerly hall are 4 bedrooms, each with wash hand basis and the potential to create En suites.
Along the northerly hall, there are 4 further bedrooms; one with a connecting dressing room and one with a connecting study. The second floor has 6 further bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate WC. There are a significant number of rooms in the lower ground floor including the former kitchens, wine cellars, former larders, servants’ quarters, dining hall etc. The trade entrance leads to a 6 bay fluted and covered Corinthian colonnade.
EPC Rating – E
Private Water and Drainage
THE COACH HOUSE - OFFERS OVER £195,000
A LISTED COACH HOUSE WITH POTENTIAL FOR CONVERSION INTO A PRESTIGIOUS RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY WITH 3.5 ACRES.
THE COACH HOUSE offers incredible opportunities to develop a stunning residential property along the banks of the Cruik. To the north east of the main house and separated from the main house by a minor road, is a magnificent ‘A’ listed coach house.
The Coach House is in a private elevated position overlooking the Cruick Water to the north. The building would make a wonderful residential property and the seller has plans drawn for an impressive conversion. There are 2 grooms’ flats and a gardener’s cottage within the coach house, though the current building is uninhabitable.
There is a pavilion style stable, a game larder and kennels in the immediate vicinity of the coach house, and a small hydro pump house on the river bank, all are stone built.
There is also approximately 250m of Cruick riverbank included as part of Lot 2.
EPC Rating – N/A
Private Water and Drainage
STRACATHRO COTTAGES - OFFERS OVER £395,000
A TERRACE OF 4, TWO BEDROOM COTTAGES WITH THEIR OWN EXCLUSIVE ACCESS AND PARKING AREAS. IDEALLY SUITED FOR STAFF QUARTERS, OVERSPILL ACCOMMODATION OR EVEN HOLIDAY LETS AT AROUND 1 ACRE.
The Strachathro House Cottages are ideal for staff accommodation, overspill rooms for the main house or as self-contained holiday lets.
A terrace of four single storey, 2 bed Dwellinghouse constructed in the 1950’s and extended in the 1970’s.
The properties are located within the policy grounds of Stracathro Mansion House and have their own exclusive access and parking. Built of ‘harled’ brick, the cottages have been internally refurbished over the last 5 years and are now fully equipped and furnished for a variety of purposes including; short term lease, accommodation for staff, overspill accommodation for the main house for holiday lets.
EPC Rating – G
Private Water and Drainage
Stracathro House is conveniently located for the principal Angus towns and lies in the fertile Vale of Strathmore. The A90 dual carriageway which provides easy travelling north to Aberdeen and south to Dundee is about 1 mile.
The house is 2 miles southeast of the small, picturesque village of Edzell, with a collection of shops, a garage, a church, a primary school, a health centre and a range of accommodation including 2 hotels. Form the south the village is entered through the Dalhousie Arch dating from 1887. Nearby is Edzell Castle which dates from 1100 and is an attractive ruinous state, with a fine golf course adjacent.
The cathedral city of Brechin and the town of Montrose provide basic shopping facilities and primary and secondary education. Private schooling is available at Dundee High School and Lathallan with Aberdeen offering further options. The nearest railway stations are at Laurencekirk and Montrose, offering east coast mainline services.
The counties of Angus and Aberdeenshire boast a picturesque mix of dramatic coastlines, fertile farmland, glorious heather glens and attractive rivers. The area is well known for its array of outdoor sporting pursuits. The Angus Glens, which form the foothills of the Grampian Mountains offers fine hillwalking opportunities. Salmon fishing can be taken on the North and South Esks which run through the valley of Glen Esk, over the Loups (the dramatic gorges at Edzell) towards the Montrose basin, whilst the River Dee is situated over the B979 Cairn o Mount road. There are several golf courses nearby including Edzell, Brechin and the championship courses at Carnoutstie, St Andrews and Gleneagles.
More comprehensive facilities are available at Aberdeen the ‘Oil Capital of Europe’ and Dundee both of which provide all the recreational, entertainment, education and cultural facilities one would expect of large cities. Both cities have an international airport with an ever increasing range of domestic and European flights.
From Aberdeen or Dundee take the A90 south or north to Stracathro. Just to the south of Stracathro Service Station take the road to the west, signed Inchbrae 1 ½. Continue for ½ a mile and turn right at agate lodge. Continue for ½ a mile passing a row of cottages and the electric entrance gates are on the left.
To view the property, please contact Winchesters Solicitors and Estate Agents on 01358 724252
The following buildings are included in the Secretary of State for Scotland’s statutory list of buildings architectural or historical interest.
Electrical and other appliances mentioned in the sale particulars have not been tested by Winchesters therefore, prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their working order.
Stracathro Mansion House:
Oil Central Heating, private water, shared private drainage and mains electricity.
Terrace of Cottages:
New Electric Central Heating boilers, shared private water and drainage, each cottage has a sub – metred mains electricity supply.
Stracathro Mansion House – Category A
The Coach House – Category A
Foot Bridge – Category B
Offers in Scottish form to Winchesters Solicitors, 57 Station Road, Ellon AB41 9AR
Telephone 01358 724252 Email:
A closing date for offers will probably be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the seller following inspection.
The properties have been assessed for Council Tax as follows:
Stracathro House – Band H
Cottages – Band B
Entry by arrangement
A list is available on request. The standard furniture in the cottages is included in the sale.
Right of way, wayleaves and easements
The sale is subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements and wayleaves all or any other like rights whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
Angus Council – www.angus.gov.uk
Whilst these particulars are believed to be correct and are given in good faith they are not warranted and any interested parties must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. These particulars do not constitute an offer or contract thereof, all dimensions are appropriate.