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Spectaular Coastal Baronial Property

CKD Galbraith presents a unique opportunity to purchase an outstanding country house with two cottages by the renowned Scottish architect and pioneer of the Scottish baronial style William Burn.


Located in a private rural setting close to the picturesque coastal village of Elie in Fife, Muircambus House is well positioned with easy access to St. Andrews as well as Fife's famous East Neuk.

The original core of the house is believed to be a stone bothy dating from the 13th century and which was extensively remodeled by architect William Burn in around 1830. The beautiful gardens at Muircambus are a delight and together with an area of parkland extend to some 22.16 acres in total, offering extensive sweeping lawns with mature trees and shrubs creating a tranquil private area to enjoy the beautiful countryside.


A wealth of accommodation is provided over two floors with the extensive ground floor being centered on a spacious hallway with doors off to the impressive drawing room / conservatory and the dining room which between them offer an excellent space for entertainment. The house also features a sitting room, breakfasting kitchen, study, gun room, panty, laundry, office, playroom and wine cellar, with generous bedroom accommodation on the second floor.

Many original features have been retained throughout the property including ornate fireplaces and cornicing and there is a delightful prominent central turret which is accessed from the first floor.

The sale of the property also includes two attractive detached cottages (currently let) and grazing of about 15 acres. 






To the east of Lodge Cottage lies the former farm steading which retains many classical features including lovely stone details with the majority of the building being over two levels. The steading has planning consent to form 12 residential units with separate garage, domestic garden and parking area.

George Lorimer, partner of CKD Galbraith based in the Cupar office, said: "Muircambus is an outstanding property, rarely available in this highly sought after area and presenting a fantastic opportunity to purchase a truly lovely and unique property extensively remodeled by one of the most famous Scottish architects of the baronial era.

"The house has a delightful air with beautiful gardens and grounds. The views to the Firth of Forth are a particular feature of this fine property which we anticipate will generate considerable interest in this well renowned property hotspot"

Close to Muircambus is the sought after village of Elie. Situated on the dry and sunny east coast it has golden beaches, charming village shops and excellent pubs and restaurants. The area is a renowned holiday destination offering an abundance of outdoor pursuits for all the family from coastal walks to watersports and various championship golf courses to enjoy. Education is well catered for with local schools and the prestigious university of St Andrews is only a 20 minute drive away. 


Muircambus House is available for sale as a whole or in two lots as follows:


  • For the whole offers over 1,500,000
  • Lot 1 offers over 1,350,000m
    Comprises Muircambus House, Lodge Cottage and Garden Cottage with 19.92 acres of land
  • Lot 2 offers over 150,000
    Comprises the Muircambus Steading and the site extends to approximately 2.24 acres.