Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Inside 5 Tayside and Fife traditional homes transformed into modern masterpieces

Post Thumbnail

Many people prefer an older home to a new build. They have more character and are often made from stone rather than timber frames.

What people don’t like is having to rip out kitchens and bathrooms or decorate rooms that haven’t been touched for 30 years. Refurbished homes provide the best of both worlds.

We found five older homes that have been beautifully renovated by their owners and are in show home condition.

Perth

This handsome Victorian house on Rose Crescent is within walking distance of Perth city centre. Inside its stone and timber exterior is a lovely interior that has been beautifully modernised while retaining its traditional features.

The refurbished home has had new gas heating installed. It has been rewired and replumbed, and has high pressure hot water systems.

The living room and kitchen are open plan and have a dining area. The Mereway kitchen has high end cabinets, solid workshops and an instant boiling water tap.

The ground floor has a luxury wetroom and a double bedroom. Upstairs are three large bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with high end fittings.

A glass door from the kitchen leads out into a sunny garden. The Rose Crescent house is on sale for offers over £295,000.

Drunkendub

This extended stone house sits in the unimprovably named hamlet of Drunkendub near Arbroath.

Drunkendub Smithy has been wonderfully updated and extended by its current owner. It enjoys a spacious open plan kitchen/dining area with wood burning stove. This room flows into a spacious living room with vaulted ceiling. Windows and patio doors are well placed to take advantage of views across the countryside towards the Angus Glens.

Another great public space is the sunroom overlooking the garden. The house has four double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room.

Drunkendub Smithy is on sale for offers over £430,000.

Ceres

This lovely listed home in the Fife village of Ceres was once a Baron’s Court in its upper section and a mill and grain store in its lower building.

Today it is an exceptional family home that offers countless lifestyle and business opportunities. It consists of a three bedroom house, a two bedroom apartment and a commercial area.

The main house is an A listed two storey building with traditional corbie-stepped gable and the remains of an original doocot. A special feature is the bridge that leads over a burn to a courtyard parking area. Many of the rooms also enjoy exposed stone walls.

Millhouse, High Street, Ceres is on sale for offers over £550,000.

Kirriemuir

This substantial house is constructed from the red sandstone distinctive to Kirriemuir. Situated on Sidlaw Range it’s just a few minutes’ walk into the town centre.

On the ground floor are three public rooms: a living room, a formal dining room, and a terrific open plan kitchen and family room.

A wood burning stove keeps the house cosy in the colder months. Upstairs are four double bedrooms, a boxroom/study and a family bathroom.

There are gardens front and back, a large driveway and a double garage.

Number 1 Sidlaw Range, Kirriemuir, is on sale for offers over £325,000. 

Coupar Angus

This lovely cottage offers modernised accommodation on one level. Pleasance Cottage is in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of Coupar Angus.

Beautifully renovated, it has a large lounge with wood burning stove and wall mounted television.

The large kitchen/diner has also been modernised. There are four double bedrooms including a master with en suite shower room.

Glazed double doors open onto a patio. There’s a large area of lawn and plenty of parking.

Pleasance Cottage, Coupar Angus, is on sale for offers over £325,000. 

House price tracker: What are the average house prices in your area?

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]

Conversation

[[title_reg]]

Please enter the name you would like to appear on your comments. (It doesn’t have to be your real name - but nothing rude please, we are a polite bunch!) Use a combination of eight or more characters that includes an upper and lower case character, and a number.

By registering with [[site_name]] you agree to our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy

Or sign up with

Facebook Google

[[content_reg_complete]]

[[title_login]]

Or login with

Forgotten your password?

[[title]]