Burnside Cottage is a charming village house situated on Balmblae, a very quiet street close to the centre of the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. The wonderful mature setting offers easy access to the nearby …
Burnside Cottage is a charming village house situated on Balmblae, a very quiet street close to the centre of the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. The wonderful mature setting offers easy access to the nearby Falkland Estate with its wonderful network of paths and open spaces. The house is just a short walk from the ancient and historic Falkland Palace, a popular tourist attraction managed by the National Trust for Scotland, as well as being served by a number of shops and services within the village itself. Impressively positioned in the lea of the Lomond Hills the village is very well placed for access to Cupar, Dundee and St. Andrews as well as Fife’s charming East Neuk. Falkland enjoys rapid access to Edinburgh via the main trunk road network that runs through West Fife and the city of Perth is only seventeen miles and has an excellent range of shops and professional services. The new Queensferry Crossing, due to open later in 2017, will further enhance accessibility to and from Fife.
Falkland offers ready access to the beautiful rolling countryside of Fife with a lovely mix of farmland, coastline, hill and river. The result provides a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling, riding, sailing and of course golf all readily available. The area is home to an array of wildlife with the wide open spaces of the Lomond hills offering considerable scope. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the area including the renowned golf courses at St. Andrews as well as Kingsbarns, Crail, Ladybank, Elie and Leven. In terms of days out there are good sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Kingsbarns, Tentsmuir and Elie while the pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk, which include Pittenweem, Crail and Anstruther, are less than thirty minutes to the south east. There are several popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace.
State schooling is available locally with independent schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, Dollar Academy, Strathallan, Kilgraston and the High School of Dundee to name but a few. There are railway stations in Cupar, Ladybank, Markinch and Kirkcaldy. Edinburgh airport is about a forty-five minute drive to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short-haul flights.
Burnside Cottage is a lovely old village house essentially of stone under a slate roof with a more modern extension to the west. The well presented accommodation is laid out over two floors with spacious sitting room/dining room with covered terrace off, kitchen, bathroom, utility room, hall and further sun terrace at ground floor level. Upstairs is the lovely principal bedroom with dressing area and en-suite shower room, together with two further bedrooms, one of which has a super balcony off which overlooks the garden. Outside there is a beautiful well-stocked enclosed garden at the western end of the house with a separate sun terrace at the eastern end of the house. A path runs down the southern side of the house with a stream running adjacent.
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The property is classified as Band E for Council Tax purposes.
The EPC rating is E
Burnside Cottage stands in a Conservation Area.
From the centre of Falkland continue in a westerly direction on to the High Street and then turn right into Mill Wynd. Continue down the hill passing the Stag Inn on the right and then turn left along Balmblae. Burnside Cottage is then on the left hand side after a short distance.
The postcode for the property is KY15 7BS
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Fitted carpets and curtains are included in the sale. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in the particulars.
By appointment with the Selling Agents.
1. These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.
2. Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the property. Nothing within the particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the structural condition, nor the working order of services and appliances.
3. These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.
4. Closing Date
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously.
The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties.
Formal offers in the acceptable Scottish form should be submitted, through a Scottish Lawyer, to Galbraith, 16 St. Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4HH
6. Third Party Rights and Servitudes
The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.
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