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A beautiful Arts-and-Crafts home in a town with a beach, castle and award-winning ice cream


Described as ‘one of the most lovely houses in Broughty Ferry’, Melfort offers prime accommodation in a wonderful coastal location.

In 1927, Dundee architect and businessman George Morton decided that he was to build himself a house. The location he chose? Broughty Ferry, four miles east of Dundee itself, and a place which boasts a beach, castle, museum, and one of Scotland’s very best ice cream sellers: Visocchi’s Cafe, which has been a local institution since 1954.

It’s also a spot with a mixture of large Victorian villas and quaint fishermen’s cottages, and thus made an ideal spot for Morton’s proposed house, Melfort, which is a substantial family property designed and built in the Arts-and-Crafts style. This handsome home is currently on the market via Savills for offers over £1 million.

Fully detached, harled and with a slate roof, the property has been ‘thoroughly modernised’ in recent years, but retains a wealth of period features.

As well as seven bedrooms and four reception rooms, the house comes with a variety of different styles and spaces for entertaining.

The owners recently installed a games room and gym, as well as a brand new kitchen, while a pitch-pine staircase in the heart of the house…

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