Knox House is situated in the heart of Kilconquhar which is a beautiful East Fife village with some particularly fine architecture and which benefits from a church, local pub and bus service. Kilconquhar is situated just a short drive …
Knox House is situated in the heart of Kilconquhar which is a beautiful East Fife village with some particularly fine architecture and which benefits from a church, local pub and bus service. Kilconquhar is situated just a short drive from the sought after East Neuk towns of Elie and Earlsferry, which benefit from a cosmopolitan and highly eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, pubs and other services. The golden sandy beach at Elie is particularly fine, whilst the famous golf links enjoys a reputation as one of Fife’s best courses. Elie also has a sports centre with a 9 hole golf course, tennis court and a driving range. Close by are the quaint and pretty white washed fishing villages of Fife’s East Neuk, which include Crail, Anstruther and Pittenweem, each of which offers an interesting mix of shops, restaurants and a good range of local services and facilities. A short distance to the west lies the town of Leven, which provides a wider range of options in terms of shops and the like, whilst a short drive to the north, Fife’s market town of Cupar also offers a good choice of amenities. St Andrews, the ancient and historic university town, known world wide as the home of golf, is about 11 miles to the north east of Kilconquhar. In terms of the cities, Dundee is within comfortable driving distance with Edinburgh also relatively close at hand, being about 44 miles distant.
The surrounding rolling countryside and coast line are simply outstanding. With a delightful mix of farmland, hill, woodland, river and coastline, the area is home to an array of wildlife and offers great scope for the outdoor enthusiast. Walking, cycling, riding, sailing, fishing and shooting are all available close by along with an outstanding array of highly rated golf courses including Elie itself, Crail, Kingsbarns and the many courses in and around St Andrews, including The Old Course which plays regular hosts to the Open Championship.
Part of this area of Fife’s attraction as a holiday destination is its excellent access ability, which provides rapid access from the Scottish Central Belt both east and west. Edinburgh Airport is less than an hour away by road and there are several main line railway stations dotted throughout Fife including Inverkeithing, Markinch, Burntisland, Cupar and Leuchars.
Knox House is constructed of rendered stone under a pitched red pan-tiled roof and is approached from Main Street in Kilconquhar by a paved archway which leads through to a gravel sweep to the south side of the house. The house has a lovely south facing façade and offers well proportioned accommodation over two levels extending to about 142 sqm (1.529 sqft) and is full of charm and character, with beamed ceilings in the reception areas.
A hallway leads off to a utility room with WC and a doors lead off to an open-plan dining/sitting room with an open fireplace and a kitchen. The house connects well to the outside with glazed doors leading out to the garden terrace from the dining area as well as from the conservatory, which is situated off the sitting room.
The bedroom accommodation on the first floor comprises a master bedroom with an en-suite shower room and two further bedrooms served by a family bathroom.
Garden & Outbuildings
Knox House has a lovely garden, which is laid to lawn with borders of mature trees and shrubs and largely contained on two sides. A path leads down to Kilconquhar Loch at the foot of the garden, which is a fresh water loch and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Situated in the garden are a garden store and summer house.
Heating Mains Gas
Knox House falls under Council Tax Band G.
From Edinburgh follow the M90 in a northerly direction signposted to Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth leaving the M90 at Junction 2a merging onto the A92 for Kirkcaldy. At the Redhouse Roundabout take the 3rd exit signed to Kirkcaldy (A921) and then take the 1st exit to Leven (A915), passing through Leven, Lundin Links and Lower Largo. In Upper Largo take the A917 for Elie. Turn left about 1 mile before Elie at the signpost for Kilconquhar. Knox House is situated on the right handside and is numbered 24 on the Main Street.
From Cupar follow the B940 south through Peat Inn then take the B941 and B942 for Elie.
106 South Street
EPC rating D
Knox House is Category B listed by Historic Scotland