Southfield House stands in a delightfully private south-facing setting on the eastern edge of the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty in a popular area known as the Howe of Fife. The village community provides a good range of local shops …
Southfield House stands in a delightfully private south-facing setting on the eastern edge of the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty in a popular area known as the Howe of Fife. The village community provides a good range of local shops, services and amenities together with a primary school. A wider offering of facilities is on hand just a ten minute drive to the east in Cupar, Fifes bustling county market town. With its new city status Perth is no more than a thirty minute drive from the property whilst a similar distance to the east lies the ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews, renowned world wide as the home of golf, and with a wonderful cosmopolitan mix of shops, restaurants and facilities. The resurgent city of Dundee is a comfortable drive from the village with Edinburgh well within daily commuting distance.
The village of Auchtermuchty stands in some glorious rolling Fife countryside which comprises a wonderful mix of highly fertile farmland, woodland hill ground and river. The area is home to an array of wildlife and, for the outdoor enthusiast, offers access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including walking, cycling, riding and golf with many highly rated courses within easy reach including Ladybank, Lundin Links, Elie and the many fine courses in and around St. Andrews where the Old Course plays regular host to the British Open. Challenging shooting and fishing may be taken locally and there are some fine pheasant shoots nearby. The Fife Hunt is the most northerly pack of foxhounds in the UK and there are many opportunities for riding with pony clubs for the younger enthusiast. There is racing and polo at Scone, outside Perth, which is also the venue for the annual Scottish Game Fair. The pretty fishing villages of Fifes quaint East Neuk such as Anstruther, Pittneweem, Elie and Crail are just a short drive to the south. In terms of days out the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills are close at hand along with a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties including Kellie Castle, Falkland Palace and Hill of Tarvit. Fifes beautiful and varied coastline includes several good sandy beaches such as Tentsmuir, St. Andrews and Elie.
State schooling is available locally with private schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, the High School of Dundee and several highly rated schools in the Perth area. There are railway stations in Ladybank, Cupar and Perth, with Edinburgh airport no more than forty five minutes to the south. The busy regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short haul flights.
Beautifully presented and significantly improved in recent times, Southfield House is a substantial extended stone house standing in generous mature gardens and grounds with grazing paddocks as well as attractive southerly views towards the Lomond Hills. Understood to date from late Victorian times the house is of a lovely light stone exterior under slated roof with a superb Mozolowski & Murray orangery extension having been added off the kitchen by the current owners. The house retains many charming period features such as wood panelling, original floor tiles and period fire places as well as extensive cornicing to certain rooms. Arranged over two floors, the accommodation is both generously proportioned and very well balanced with potential for three reception rooms and five bedrooms together with further ancillary accommodation. Of particular note is the stunning fitted kitchen with new family room orangery extension off which, with its warming oil-fired Aga, acts as a lovely focal point. The two formal reception rooms to the front of the house, comprising the drawing room and dining room, are most attractive with the drawing room benefitting from an open fire and the dining room featuring a Morso stove. There is a useful fifth bedroom to the rear of the house through the study, with the utility room, pantry, hallway and porch completing the ground floor accommodation. An attractive dark wood staircase leads to the first floor accommodation with two good guest bedrooms to be found at mezzanine level along with impressive contemporary family bathroom. The principal bedroom lies to the front of the house with spectacular aspects over the surrounding fields and countryside with Jack and Jill style dressing room and shower room completing the master suite. A further good double bedroom lies to the front of the house and completes the accommodation. Benefitting from excellent accessibility Southfield House is an exceptional family house offering comfortable well-presented spacious accommodation of a high quality with many delightful features.
To the rear of the house lies an excellent purpose built outbuilding currently comprising garden store/workshop and extensive garaging as well as a potting shed. It is believed that this building may have considerable scope for equestrian use, subject to all relevant consents and permissions being obtained. If required there would also be plenty of space to erect a new dedicated equestrian building, again subject to consents.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Southfield House stands in a delightful mature garden with sweeping lawns and a lovely mix of mature plants, trees and shrubs as well as an orchard area, vegetable garden and some light woodland. The house is approached through gates via a private driveway with parking to the front and rear of the property.
There are two good paddocks extending to approximately 4.47 acres in total.
Heating Mains gas with oil supply to Aga
Southfield House is classified as Band G for Council Tax purposes.
Southfield House stands on the left on leaving Auchtermuchty making for Cupar off the main A91 road.
19 Canning Street,
Tel: 0131 228 2400
Fax: 0131 222 9800
Viewing is by prior appointment only through the selling agents CKD Galbraith. The person who may accompany you however, may not be an employee of CKD Galbraith.