- Home Report value - £560,000
- Well located country house with views
- Tastefully, imaginatively and sympathetically renovated
- Magnificent open plan living / kitchen area
- Equestrian facilities and paddocks
- Leisure wing with exercise pool
- EPC Rating = D
Hugely impressive modernised farmhouse with equestrian facilities
Fonah Farmhouse is situated amongst attractive, rolling Angus farmland within the Lunan Valley. Immediately to the north is Rescobie Loch and beyond is Turin Hill. The Angus coastline is only some ten miles to the east.
Angus is well known for its range of outdoor pursuits. Fishing can be taken on the North and South Esks and fly fishing is available locally at Rescobie Loch. The Angus Glens provide some of the best hill walking in eastern Scotland and winter sports are available in Glenshee. As well as a local golf course at Forfar, there are two courses at Letham Grange (Arbroath), whilst Carnoustie is within easy driving distance. Lunan Bay and St Cyrus (which is a nature reserve) feature extensive, sandy beaches, and north of Arbroath (which is the home of the famous Arbroath smokie) there are red sandstone cliffs. The nearby Balgavies Loch is also a nature reserve and there are numerous walks locally in Montreathmont Forest. In addition, the Murton Farm and Nature Reserve is located close by, as is Sinclair's Kitchen at Foresterseat, which is a well-known local restaurant.
Primary schooling is available in Letham (3 miles), where there are also a number of shops including a post office. A further primary school is situated in Aberlemno (5 miles). The local towns of Arbroath, Brechin and Forfar – the county town – provide more extensive shopping amenities together with secondary schooling, leisure centres and business facilities. Private schooling is available at Dundee High School, with a school bus from Forfar.
The A90 dual carriageway can be accessed easily from both Forfar and Brechin, and provides fast access south to Dundee, Perth and central Scotland, and north to Aberdeen. Journey times to Aberdeen will be greatly reduced with the opening of the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. Both Dundee and Aberdeen provide all the services expected of major cities, while Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow are also within reasonable driving distance. There are east coast mainline railway stations at Arbroath and Montrose, including a sleeper service. Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports all provide a range of domestic and international flights, and there are scheduled air services between Dundee and London Stansted.
Fonah Farmhouse has been tastefully, imaginatively and sympathetically renovated to create a stylish, modern house within the shell of a traditional farmhouse and today offers outstanding accommodation.
A hugely ambitious programme of works was undertaken, including the addition of the leisure wing which was completed in 2017. From 2013, the house has seen a programme of thorough renovation, including the creation of a magnificent open plan kitchen and living room downstairs, together with an equally impressive master bedroom and en suite upstairs. Concurrently, the two additional upstairs bedrooms and family bathroom were reconfigured, the downstairs shower room was refurbished and a further bedroom created.
The house was fully repainted, insulation was added – including under floor insulation – rewiring was completed and triple glazed windows were installed. In addition a new, gas central heating system was installed, which is augmented by atmospheric wood burning stoves in the three living areas. Externally, a new stable block and a drained ménage were erected and the paddocks re-fenced.
Fonah Farmhouse is a property which has benefitted from substantial investment. It is an attractive, stone built house with a slate roof, and is believed to date from the mid nineteenth century. The house was extended around 1999, and in 2009 the front porch was added, linking the house to the garden. The new leisure wing has a timber cladding finish and box profile roofing. The house faces south over agricultural land and there are lovely views north over Rescobie Loch to Turin Hill. Given the range of improvements and the layout of the accommodation, the house is ideally suited both for modern family living and for entertaining. The outbuildings and the ménage also ensure that there is considerable equestrian appeal, while the stocked pond is a haven for wildlife.
Square Footage: 4143 sq ft
Acreage: 2.9 Acres
From the south take the A90 and proceed into Forfar. Then take the A932, signposted for Arbroath. The turning into Fonah Farmhouse will be seen on the right, some 1.5 miles after passing the Murton Farm and Nature Reserve.
From the north on the A90 turn off at Brechin and then take the A933 signposted for Arbroath. After some 7 miles, at Friockheim, turn right onto the A932 signposted to Forfar. The turning into Fonah Farmhouse will be seen on the left, some 0.8 miles after passing Balgavies Loch Wildlife Reserve. If coming from Arbroath take the A933 to Friockheim and proceed as above.
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