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Balhousie, Near Largo, Leven, Fife, KY8 5QN

Offers Over £725,000

  • Unique detached property with outstanding views over open countryside

  • Wonderful open plan living space with 5 bedrooms (3 en suite) and 2 reception rooms

  • Spectacular bright southerly aspect with fine panoramic views

  • Bespoke architect eco-design over three floors with turf roof

  • Second floor balcony overlooking open countryside towards the Firth of Forth

  • Separate extensive double garage with games room above

  • Landscaped walled garden

  • Large gravel parking areas front and rear

Quietly positioned in beautiful Fife countryside to the north of Largo Law, Dalriada enjoys a delightful yet highly accessible rural setting. Local services are available in Leven and Lower Largo with a wider offering on hand a short distance …

Quietly positioned in beautiful Fife countryside to the north of Largo Law, Dalriada enjoys a delightful yet highly accessible rural setting. Local services are available in Leven and Lower Largo with a wider offering on hand a short distance to the north in Fife’s bustling county market town of Cupar. A short distance to the north-east lies St. Andrews, the ancient and historic university town renowned world-wide as the home of golf with its excellent mix of shops, services, facilities and amenities. The resurgent city of Dundee is within commuting distance and Edinburgh is also no more than a one hour drive to the south. The area around the property comprises a lovely majestic mix of farmland, coastline, hill and river, the result being a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, riding, cycling, sailing and of course golf all readily available. There are many highly regarded courses in the area including Ladybank, Elie, Leven, Crail, Lundin Links as well as the many fine courses in and around St. Andrews where The Old Course is host to the British Open 2022. The wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills offer considerable scope whilst in terms of days out there are lovely sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Elie and Tentsmuir. The pretty fishing villages of Fife’s East Neuk are a short drive from the property and include Anstruther, Crail and Pittenweem.
State schooling is available locally with well-regarded independent schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee. There are railway stations in Cupar, Leuchars, Ladybank, Markinch and Kirkcaldy with Edinburgh airport about a forty five minute drive to the south. The regional airport at Dundee a good service of short-haul flights.

Dalriada is a unique property built to an exceptionally high standard with a wonderful southerly aspect and fine panoramic views across open countryside and beyond. The house dates from around 2010 and was built on the site of a former water storage facility. Dalriada has been upgraded by the current owners and it has a striking façade with full height windows running the full length of the property and a turf roof surmounted by the apex of the second floor accommodation, which opens out to a balcony. The accommodation is beautifully proportioned and has been well planned for modern contemporary living with great attention to detail and solid hardwood doors and flooring throughout.

The spectacular accommodation extends to approximately 3,138 square feet (291 sqm) over three levels with an additional 87 sqm (940sq feet) provided by the double garage and games room (including full-size snooker table) above. The ground floor comprises a sitting room, an exceptional open-plan kitchen/dining room with breakfasting island, both rooms are situated to the front of the property with beautiful large windows bringing in natural light. The utility room is accessed off the kitchen, a hallway leads to bedroom 4 with an en suite shower room and the snug/bedroom 5, both are bright rooms overlooking the front of the property. From the kitchen/dining room, stairs lead to the first floor and the large mezzanine gives access to bedroom 1.This is a stunning room with far and distant views and has an en suite bathroom and walk-in dressing room. Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower room, bedroom 3/study and a further w.c. are also situated at this level. A staircase leads to the second floor which comprises the family room/library with glazed doors that lead to the large balcony with stunning views over open countryside with the Forth visible in the distance. From the balcony, access is gained across the turf roof to the rear.

Ground Floor: Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, bedroom 5/snug, bedroom 4 (en suite), w.c.

First Floor: Bedroom 1 (en suite and separate dressing room), bedroom 2 (en suite), bedroom 3/study, wc, mezzanine,
Second Floor: Family room/library, large balcony

To the front of the house the garden is surrounded by a high feature stone wall and is mainly chipped with some shrubs and paved for ease of maintenance. There is a large patio area perfect for outside dining. The grassed roof area leads from the balcony on the second floor round to the rear of the property and across to where the detached garage is situated. There is a large gravel parking area, greenhouse and an area suitable for a vegetable garden.
The double garage is extensive and has a workshop/storage area within. An external timber staircase leads to the games room situated directly above the garage.