Coultra Steading stands in a delightful tranquil rural location about 0.5miles to the west of Gauldry in a highly desirable and sought-after area of North East Fife. The views from the house are truly spectacular. Although on the quiet …
Coultra Steading stands in a delightful tranquil rural location about 0.5miles to the west of Gauldry in a highly desirable and sought-after area of North East Fife. The views from the house are truly spectacular. Although on the quiet scenic route through Fife and surrounded by some beautiful rolling countryside, the area is very well positioned for access to Dundee, St. Andrews and Cupar, with Perth, Edinburgh and Aberdeen also within comfortable driving distance. Local services and facilities are available in Gauldry, Wormit and Newport on Tay with the resurgent city of Dundee on hand across the Tay bridge. Cupar, Fifes bustling county market town, is about a ten minute drive to the south and also offers an excellent range of shops and services as well as a thriving monthly Farmers Market. To the south-east lies St. Andrews, the ancient and historic cosmopolitan university town known world wide as the Home of Golf.
The glorious countryside around Coultra comprises a lovely mix of rolling farmland, hill, wood, river and coastline, home to an array of wildlife and providing the ideal setting for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling, sailing and riding all readily available. It is perhaps golf for which Fife is best known though with numerous top quality courses in a comparatively small area including the world renowned Old Course at St. Andrews, regular host to the British Open. Shooting and fishing may be taken locally whilst the lovely quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk such as Pittenweem, Crail and Anstruther and several good sandy beaches including Tentsmuir, St. Andrews and Elie are all within comfortable driving distance. In terms of days out the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and the Angus glens are close by and the area is also well served by a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace.
State schooling is available locally with independent schooling on hand at St. Leonards in St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee. There are railway stations in Leuchars, Cupar and Dundee whilst Edinburgh Airport is about one hour to the south by road. The regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short haul flights.
Originally the farm steading for Coultra Farm on Birkhill Estate, and thought to date from 1873, Coultra Steading is a wonderful unique country property lovingly converted by the current owners since they acquired the property in mid 2003. Of a delightful and substantial stone construction under a slated roof with sheltered central courtyard and archway, the generous and flexible accommodation is very well presented with great care and attention having been taken to retain the original features of this delightful former agricultural building.
In terms of the accommodation the layout has been carefully configured with scope to use the property either as one most substantial single dwelling or, alternatively, as two or three self-contained units comprising three bedroom main house, one / two bedroom guest suite and two/three bedroom granny annex. Taken as a whole the property offers scope for four or five reception rooms together with up to six or even seven bedrooms. Light and bright, and full of charm and character, the accommodation is well proportioned with many notable features including stripped wooden floors, exposed stone walls, part wood panelled doors and high ceilings in several rooms. The principal accommodation is situated to the south and west side of the building and at ground floor comprises hall, dining room, sun room, family kitchen, utility room, study area and three bedrooms (two en-suite) together with family bathroom and fascinating former doocot room with original pigeon boxes recessed into the wall and a ladder leading up to a mezzanine area. The wonderful main drawing room is positioned above the arch leading to the courtyard and enjoys spectacular views over the surrounding fields and countryside and also benefits from a balcony over the central courtyard area.
The north and eastern side of the courtyard comprises the guest suite, which can be accessed either by a door from the courtyard or internally from a staircase leading down from the drawing room in the main house, and a separate granny annex. The guest wing accommodation comprises a kitchen area, spacious reception room and bedroom with en-suite facilities. A doorway then leads from the guest wing on to a magnificent sizeable games room with full height pitch ceiling. Beyond the games room lies the granny annex in the north corner of the courtyard, which can be accessed either via a doorway from the courtyard or via the games room or the garage. The granny annex offers lovely open plan kitchen/living room and bedroom with en-suite facilities at ground floor level with a central staircase leading up to two bedrooms and a bathroom at first floor level.
Comprised within the courtyard is a spacious workshop with internal access from the main house and floored loft. There is an archway leading through to the garage. The garage provides ample storage for several vehicles and also benefits from an internal door to the granny annex.
With lovely open outlooks over the surrounding fields and countryside and the sea at St. Andrews Bay in the distance the garden at Coultra Steading is a delight with a lovely mix of plants, trees and shrubs as well as lawned areas. In addition the central courtyard area offers useful sheltered outdoor space. There is parking at the property for several vehicles.
Water Private (bore hole)
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.
From Dundee cross over the Tay Road Bridge and follow the main A92 south. Continue on the A92 straight across the Five Roads roundabout and continue on passing through the village of Kilmany. Just after leaving Kilmany pass the cemetery on the right hand side and then take the minor road on the right hand side leading to Balmerino. Follow this road up passing through Fincraigs then take the next road on the left and follow this into the hamlet of Coultra where Coultra Steading stands on the right hand side. From the south proceed through Fife on the main A92 Dundee road. Turn left at the Rathillet crossroads and follow this minor road up passing Mountquhanie Estate. Turn right at Hazelton Walls and follow this road along into the hamlet of Coultra where Coultra Steading stands on the left hand side.
For satnav purposes the property postcode is DD6 8SE
Coultra Steading is classified at Band A for council tax purposes.