Carrford stands in a delightful elevated position in the hamlet of Collessie, quietly positioned opposite the church and enjoying spectacular panoramic southerly views over the surrounding fields and countryside to the Lomond Hills. The popular conservation village of Collessie …
Carrford stands in a delightful elevated position in the hamlet of Collessie, quietly positioned opposite the church and enjoying spectacular panoramic southerly views over the surrounding fields and countryside to the Lomond Hills. The popular conservation village of Collessie sits on the northern edge of Fife’s fertile agricultural plain known as the Howe of Fife and has a lovely quaint feel with many delightful old buildings and lots of open space including two children’s play areas. Local facilities and services are on hand in the villages of Letham, Ladybank and Auchtermuchty with a wider offering available in the bustling local county market town of Cupar where there is an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and the like as well as a thriving monthly farmers’ market. Going further afield, accessibility to the cities from Collessie is excellent with Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh all within comfortable driving distance. The main motorway network is easily accessed via the M90 at Milnathort or Bridge of Earn with the centre of Edinburgh approximately forty-five minutes away by road, Glasgow about one hour and twenty minutes and both Perth and Dundee only twenty-five minutes away. There are railway stations in Ladybank, Cupar, Markinch and Leuchars with Edinburgh’s busy international airport also well within striking distance. The ancient and historic town of St. Andrews with its renowned golf links and famous university is about fifteen miles to the east.
The glorious countryside that surrounds Collessie is home to an array of wildlife and for the outdoor enthusiast offers easy access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including walking, cycling, riding and golf with many highly regarded courses within easy reach including Ladybank, Scotscraig, Lundin Links, Elie and the many fine courses in and around St. Andrews where the Old Course plays regular host to the British Open. Shooting and fishing may be taken locally and there are some fine pheasant shoots nearby. In terms of days out there are several popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Falkland Palace, Kellie Castle and Hill of Tarvit at Cupar. There are lovely sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Elie and Tentsmuir with the pretty East Neuk fishing villages such as Anstruther, St. Monans and Pittenweem on hand for day trips. The wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills are also close at hand. Nearby Letham is home to the acclaimed Secret Garden outdoor children’s nursery and also the local primary school, with state secondary schooling available at Bell Baxter in Cupar. Independent schooling is available nearby at a number of highly rated schools including Dundee High, St. Leonards at St. Andrews and several schools in the Perth area.
Purchased by the current owners as a small cottage about eighteen years ago, Carrford has been sympathetically extended and improved in a series of phases over the years, the result today being a most attractive and very well presented substantial detached house with the most superb panoramic southerly aspect. With the village church to the rear, the house is quietly positioned being bounded by open agricultural land running along the southern edge of the garden. Externally the house is of a lovely painted harled exterior under a slated roof with the extensions understood all to have been by way of solid traditional build. Internally the immaculate well presented accommodation comprises sitting room, sun room, dining room, breakfasting kitchen and three good bedrooms together with study/office/bedroom 4 and further ancillary accommodation. The house is double glazed throughout with wood burning stoves in both the kitchen and sun room. The property benefits from oil fired central heating with the Rangemaster cooker and additional living flame style gas fires in the sitting room and dining room all being supplied by way of LPG bottled gas. Of particular note is the superb double height sitting room whilst the wonderful sunroom to the front of the house with its stove is in an ideal spot to sit and admire the views. At the heart of the house the well proportioned breakfasting kitchen benefits from glazed doors to a sheltered decked seating area. There is an attractive family bathroom with a useful separate shower room in addition. Deceptively spacious and with great character Carrford has a lovely comfortable feel throughout.
Workshop – excellent subterranean workshop formed from a former World War II pillbox.
Carrford stands in a most attractive cottage garden with lawned areas and an attractive colourful mix of plants, trees and shrubs. There are a number of well placed sheltered seating areas carefully designed to make the most of the wonderful views. There is driveway parking for several vehicles.
Heating Oil and two wood burning stoves (with LPG gas for living flame fires and cooker)
Carrford is classified as Band D by Fife Council for Council Tax purposes.
Carrford stands opposite the gate to the church at the top of the hill in the hamlet of Collessie.
The EPC rating is D