4 bedroom detached house
The Elms, 8 Bridge Street, Montrose, Angus DD10
- Home Report valuation £420,000
- Extensive & impressive townhouse
- Views over Montrose Basin and to the hills
- Easy commuting to Aberdeen or Dundee
- Previously used as a B&B and potential for a lower ground floor annexe
- Close to town centre, railway station & local amenities
Montrose, which is an historic port, is located on the coast between Dundee and Aberdeen, and sits between Montrose Basin and the North Sea. The basin is a land locked estuary at the mouth of the River South Esk, and is a renowned Nature Reserve and Wildlife Centre. Beyond the basin, the surrounding countryside is mainly rolling farmland. Away from the coast are the Angus Glens which form the foothills of the Grampian Mountains. The coastline around Montrose comprises sandy bays and red sandstone cliffs. As well as the beach at Montrose, there are popular beaches at St Cyrus and Lunan Bay.
Montrose offers primary and secondary education, a wide range of shopping, together with leisure facilities at the new sports centre and new swimming pool. Independent schools in the area include Lathallan (Johnshaven) and the High School of Dundee and in Aberdeen with pupils catching trains from the station to either Aberdeen or Dundee. Golf courses in the area include Montrose, Edzell and the championship course at Carnoustie. Fishing can be taken on the nearby rivers North and South Esk, while sea fishing is also available locally.
The A92 coast road runs from Stonehaven to Dundee via Montrose and Arbroath, while inland the A90 dual carriageway runs north from Dundee to Aberdeen. The cities of Aberdeen and Dundee are easily reached, and provide all the services expected of major centres. Montrose is served by the East Coast railway line with regular services to Aberdeen and to the south, including a sleeper service to London. Aberdeen Airport has a range of domestic and European flights and there are services from Dundee to London Stansted.
The Elms is a most imposing and impressive early 19th century, detached townhouse. It is situated on Bridge Street, at the southern end of the High Street, and as such is within easy walking distance of all the amenities in the town. Being situated on the western side of Bridge Street the house enjoys lovely views over Montrose Basin and to the Angus Glens beyond. It is a pretty stone built house, with a dressed ashlar front, and a slate roof with the accommodation arranged over three floors. It sits on a sloping site, so that the lower ground floor opens out directly onto the garden to the rear. The Elms was acquired by the sellers in the 1990s. At that stage they modernised the house, taking care to retain its period character and features, and overhauled the roof. Since 2012 three of the shower rooms have been refurbished, and a new central heating boiler installed, with the other boiler having been replaced some five years earlier. The house had at one point been occupied by a doctors' practice, with the lower ground floor, which has its own access from the street, being used a surgery. The house was also previously used as a bed and breakfast, with three letting en suite bedrooms. At that stage there were proposals to convert one of the rooms in the lower ground floor to an additional bathroom. As such the lower ground floor may have considerable potential as a separate flat or annexe, if required and subject to obtaining any necessary consents. The Elms is therefore a very practical house which is also ideal for modern family living and for entertaining.
Montrose can be reached either by taking the A92 coast road (Dundee to Stonehaven), or if coming from the A90 dual carriageway by taking the A935 at Brechin or the A937 at Laurencekirk.
If coming from the south on the A92 to Montrose cross over the bridge and bear right opposite the Royal Infirmary onto Bridge Street. The Elms is on the left before the right hand bend.
If coming from the north on the A92 or from the A937 continue into Montrose, and through two sets of traffic lights. At the next roundabout bear right, signposted Arbroath and Harbour (A92). At the next roundabout bear left, and straight over at the next, still following signs for Arbroath (A92). Continue for a further 0.4 miles and before reaching the Royal Infirmary, turn left onto Bridge Street, signposted Town Centre. The Elms is on the left before the right hand corner.
If coming from the A935 on entering Montrose turn right at the first roundabout, signposted Arbroath (A92), and proceed over the next two roundabouts and continue as above.