- 3 Reception rooms
- Breakfasting Kitchen
- Master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- About 1.29 acres
Admiral Lord Duncan (1731-1804) owned Lundie Castle and is credited with lifting the threat of Napoleonic invasion when he defeated the Dutch fleet at Camperdown in 1797. After the Battle of Camperdown it is understood he relocated the family seat to Lundie House, which now sits in the grounds of Camperdown Park on the edge of Dundee.
It is worth noting that the present owners have recently carried out a programme of energy efficiency improvements throughout the property including items such as solar PV panels (benefitting from the Feed-in Tariffs scheme), solar power diverter, a power converter and secondary glazing to most windows.
Lundie Castle House occupies a rural position, facing south on the hill above Lundie Castle Farm with views to the Sidlaw Hills. This 18th century property was built from the stone and sits on the site of the 16th century Lundie Castle, and is C-listed with accommodation arranged over 3 floors. The house is approached through a vestibule, which leads into a welcoming hallway with fitted bookshelves, and a stone staircase. The substantial drawing room is approached via impressive double doors and features a beautiful Adam-style open fireplace and has 2 separate doors to the garden. The dining room has dual aspect and an open fireplace. The breakfasting kitchen, which has direct access to a garden terrace, has an LPG fired Aga and separate range. Situated off the vestibule is a cloakroom, with a good range of fitted wall units, and a separate WC, and a further hall with doors off to the utility room and study.
On the first floor is the bedroom accommodation. Bedroom 1 enjoys a double aspect and benefits from a spacious bathroom and dressing room (presently this room is accessed through Bedroom 1). There are 2 further well-proportioned bedrooms, which are served by a family bathroom. A staircase leads up to the master suite with dressing area and bathroom which features a free-standing bath centred around a lovely bay window.
The beautiful, mature gardens and grounds of Lundie Castle House extend to about 1.29 acres. The property enjoys wonderful views from all aspects over the surrounding countryside with exceptional views of the Sidlaw Hills to the northeast. There is a courtyard to the rear of the house, which is approached by a double, gravel driveway. To the east side of the drive, is a large area of lawn with mature trees and a summerhouse. To the south, a gateway leads through a dry stone dyke to an area of woodland with the remains of the ruined cottage, which may provide potential for development, subject to planning permission being granted.
A wrought iron gate leads from the courtyard to a side garden enclosed by stone walls with a lawn and an ornate statue flanked by well-stocked borders of shrubs. A gated archway leads from the side garden through to the kitchen garden, with raised vegetable beds and two greenhouses. A further gate leads from the side garden to a south area of garden contained by low stone walls, which can be also approached from doorways leading out from the kitchen and drawing room.
Situated off the courtyard, is a game larder, which benefits from electric power. To the north side of the courtyard, is a substantial barn and stable block constructed of wood under a pitched slate roof, which benefits from a floored loft and offers useful stores comprising 3 loose boxes, 2 stable bays and tack room. There is also a kennel and log store.
Lundie Castle House sits in a pretty, rural location 7.5 miles north of Dundee. This city has a wide choice of high-street shopping, professional services, and leisure facilities. The city's waterfront is undergoing a major transformation and will soon be home to the V&A museum situated next to Captain Scott's ship RRS Discovery. The Olympia leisure centre has a 50 m pool, and excellent facilities for families and swimmers. For out of town shopping, the Kingsway Retail Park (Tesco Extra superstore) and Camperdown Retail Park (Cineworld and Ice Arena) are about 5.5 miles from Lundie Castle House. Ninewells Hospital & Medical School is located 7 miles from the property.
In terms of education, there are primary schools in Birkhill, Liff and Auchterhouse, along with secondary schools in Dundee. Private schools in the area include the High School of Dundee, St Leonards in St Andrews and Lathallan near Montrose as well as Strathallan, Craigclowan, Glenalmond and Kilgraston in Perthshire.
Lundie Castle House is well-placed for all modes of transportation. There are connections to all parts of the country via the motorway network: the A90 travels north to Aberdeen and west to Perth linking into the A9 north to Inverness, the M90 to Edinburgh in the south, the M9/M80 links to Stirling and Glasgow, while the A92 leads over the Tay Bridge into Fife. Dundee, which is an east coast mainline railway station, has services around the county as well as up to Aberdeen and down to Edinburgh. Scotrail operates a sleeper service from Aberdeen to London Euston which stops at Dundee. Dundee Airport has flights to London Stansted while Aberdeen and Edinburgh serve many UK, European and international destinations. Lundie is also served by many local bus services.
The hills and glens of Angus and Perthshire make them the ideal location for hill walking, riding, cycling and enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife. For golfers, there are several courses in the area including the Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort (1.2 miles), The Open Championship venue at Carnoustie, and the world famous courses at St Andrews and Gleneagles are within an hour's drive. For sailors and water sport enthusiasts, the Tay estuary is a haven and there are clubs in Dundee and Broughty Ferry which also has sandy beaches. Glenshee Ski Centre (36 miles) has 21 lifts and 36 runs and offers skiing throughout the winter when conditions allow.
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