Shawsmill House is a lovely rural property which
sits in a quiet position between Cardenden and
Kirkcaldy and is surrounded by rolling South
Fife countryside. Kirkcaldy is only four miles
distant and is one of Fife's principal towns and
provides a wide range of retail, cultural and
leisure services as well as primary, secondary
and further education at the Adam Smith College.
Co-educational private schooling is available at
St Leonards in St Andrews (30 miles) and Dollar
Academy (27 miles). The East Neuk of Fife lies to the east of Kirkcaldy and is one of Scotland's favoured holiday destinations, being well known for its mild maritime climate and pretty coastal villages and harbours.
St Andrews, approximately 30 miles away, is
famed worldwide as the 'Home of Golf' and
in addition to the seven courses run by the
Links Trust at St Andrews there are many other
well-regarded courses in the area including
Crail, Kingsbarns and Leven Links. The area
is well located for access to both Kirkcaldy and
Glenrothes and the A92 Fife Regional Road
connects to the M90 and thereby Edinburgh and
Perth. Edinburgh is only 30 miles by road and
there are also frequent train services from nearby Cardenden station. There are domestic an international flights from Edinburgh and Dundee Airports which are both easily accessible.
Shawsmill House was built in 2003 and has
a lovely traditional external design finished in
dressed stone with an impressive south facing
façade with protruding bays and gables and
a turret section with the principal entrance
with an ornate stone carved surround. The
house is balanced with a contemporary interior
design and features high quality interior fittings
throughout and offers beautifully proportioned
accommodation over two levels extending to
about 429 square meters (4,625 square ft).
The ground floor accommodation comprises
a central hall with hard-wood flooring and an
elegant split staircase complemented by Doric
pilasters framing the two doorways leading off to a guest suite (with en suite bedroom and kitchen) as well as a broad corridor leading off to a dining room, sitting room, WC and kitchen/family room. The accommodation on the first floor comprises
a spacious lounge (8.20 m x 6.86 m) with a broad
bay window, snooker room as well as three
bedrooms (2 en suite) and a family bathroom with
a feature circular bath.
The south entrance to Shawsmill House is
approached from the public road by a deep bell
mouth with impressive metal gates and high
fencing either side, which leads up to a gravel
parking area in front of the house. A further
side entrance with gate piers surmounted by
ornamental lion statues leads off the public road
to a generous tarmac parking area with a further
set of metal gates to a rear driveway with access
to the rear porch of the house and the stables
The equestrian facilities comprise two substantial
buildings constructed of block and finished in
stone under slate roofs offering 16 loose boxes.
Beyond is a further stables building constructed
of wood on a concrete floor with 4 loose boxes.
To the side of the stables complex are a flood
lit ménage, 8 small paddocks and beyond area
a sun room and studio. A strip of ground leads
through to a field to the north of the property,
extending to about 4.6 acres, which can also
be approached from the public road and is available at a price to be agreed in addition.
Drainage Septic Tank
Heating LPG fired central heating and hot water.
Shawsmill House falls under Council Tax Band E.
From the Forth Road Bridge continue on to the
M90 in a northerly direction and exit at Junction
2A on to the A92 signposted for Kirkcaldy. Take
the exit for Lochgelly and then continue in a
southerly direction (passing the loch of Loch
Gelly on the right hand side) in the direction of
Kirkcaldy. Pass the turning for Auchtertool on the right and the turning to Cardenden on the left and Shawsmill House is situated on the left-hand side just after a hard turn.
The carpets, light fixtures, CCTV system are
included. The curtains and drapes in the master
bedroom, the horse walker in the grounds are
excluded and the metal work in the Tack rooms