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    Old Smiddy, Braehead Road, Glamis, Development Plot

    Extremely rare opportunity to purchase a large southerly facing plot approx. 0.5 acre with planning approval.

    Thorntons are delighted to offer to the market this extremely rare opportunity to purchase a large southerly facing plot approx. 0.5 acre in total. There is planning approval for a stunning and substantial sized residential dwelling although it should be noted it is the plot for sale with the added bonus of in date planning approval in full. 

    Located within the conservation village of Glamis the approved house design is sympathetic in its scale, material finish and window proportions on the north most aspect similar to that of the former Smiddy which used to occupy the site. This new build design will have a larger overall footprint than the former Smiddy with generous room sizes yet it retains the look of the former Smiddy. Features of the design are to the south most aspect of the house having glazed windows and doors leading onto the garden areas. The stone from the former Smiddy has been retained on site to be utilised in the new building subsequently helping to maintain the build brief which was to create a distinctive building which will blend beautifully into the surroundings with minimal impact on the historic architecture of the village.

    Glamis is a well-preserved conservation village much of its historic core was built to house estate workers in the late 18th century. It is in close proximity to Glamis Castle which is the home of the Bowes-Lyon Family. Witness to over 1000 years of history Glamis is in the heart of Angus as is the stunning and historic Glamis Castle the ancestral seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, it was the inspiration for Shakespeare's Macbeth and childhood home of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

    Amenities within the village of Glamis include a primary school, Glamis Gallery with its eclectic collection of Angus and Scottish art and crafts from cards, textiles, oil paintings and sculptures. There is the Bothy Experience situated on Kirk Wynd, an award winning local gin tasting company, a mini museum of bothy life in years gone by and the traditional method and plants used to create various gins. 

    There is a village shop which has a cafe, The Strathmore Arms, once an old coaching inn, offering accommodation and a restaurant. Glamis Castle is within reasonably short walking distance, it is a must see attraction within this area hosting many events throughout calendar year. There are many pleasant countryside paths and walks surrounding the village ideal for dog walking or exercise.

    The village is well connected by arterial roads to the surrounding towns and cities. Forfar and the City of Dundee are both are a short traveling distance by car providing a wider selection of retail and business amenities with Dundee boasting the world renowned V&A Museum.

    Details  for  the  proposed  family  dwelling  are  available  to view  on  the  Angus  Council  planning  website  reference number 20/00291/FULL. As part of the current owner's application they have paid for  and  have  a  building  warrant  this  expense  has  been absorbed  and  is  inclusive  within  any  agreeable  offer accepted by the vendors.

    To view the property contact Thorntons New Build Team on: 01382 200099 or 


    Glamis is an historic, well-preserved conservation village in Angus, situated almost equidistant from Kirriemuir and Forfar. The village is best known for its castle, Glamis Castle, which was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The castle and its sprawling grounds host exhibitions, large-scale events, concerts and plays, and the stunning gardens offer a plethora of walking and cycling trails, including the Macbeth Trail, which explains the village's links to Shakespeare's Macbeth.

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