Albert Cottage is an outstanding category C (S) listed house in an amazing waterfront location in the town of Burntisland in south Fife. The town offers a good range of local amenities and facilities with a wider offering on hand a few miles to the east in Kirkcaldy and a few miles to the west in Dunfermline. Edinburgh is about a twenty minute drive to the south. Attractively positioned on the northern banks of the Forth the area offers ready access to the beautiful rolling countryside of Fife with a lovely mix of farmland, coastline, hill and river, the result being a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling, riding, sailing and of course golf all readily available. The area is also home to an array of wildlife with the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills offering considerable scope for recreational pursuits. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the county including Ladybank, Lundin Links, Leven and Elie along with the many fine courses in and around St. Andrews with the renowned Old Course regularly hosting the British Open. In terms of days out there are lovely sandy beaches at Leven, Elie, St. Andrews and Tentsmuir whilst the pretty fishing villages of fife's quaint East Neuk which include Anstruther, Pittenweem and Crail are less than thirty minutes to the east. There are a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Falkland Palace, Hill of Tarvit and Kellie Castle.
State schooling is available locally with independent schooling being provided at a number of highly rated Edinburgh schools as well as Dollar, St. Leonards in St. Andrews and several schools in the Perth area. There are railway stations in Burntisland itself, Aberdour, Kinghorn and Inverkeithing with Edinburgh airport about a twenty minute drive from the property.
Mirrored with the adjacent Victoria Cottage, and understood to have been constructed in the mid to late 19th century as residences for railway employees, Albert Cottage is a striking home sited in a breathtaking prominent position overlooking the Forth. Of a lovely dark stone exterior under slated roof, with many lovely architectural details, the accommodation has been extensively refurbished and improved by the current owners. The result is a simply superb family home of great character and charm, beautifully presented throughout. The accommodation is laid out over three levels with the main reception rooms and entrance to the house being at first floor level with wonderful sitting room, dining room, kitchen/family room, hallway and further ancillary accommodation at this level. Upstairs there is a spacious landing area together with charming principal bedroom suite, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom. There are a number of good rooms in the basement including an excellent gym/cinema, utility room and further stores which may have good potential for conversion into further living space subject to all relevant consents and permissions being obtained. Many of the rooms in the house benefit from the superb views over the Firth of Forth.
The property benefits from an excellent well-proportioned landscaped garden with neat blocked driveway and super decked area ideal for al fresco entertaining.
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Albert Cottage is classified as Band G for Council Tax purposes.
Albert Cottage stands on Lammerlaws which is accessed via Links Place off the junction of the High Street with the main A921 Kinghorn road.
Albert Cottage is category C(S) listed along with the boundary and terrace walls and piers.
The EPC rating is E
Edinburgh, EH3 8EH
Tel: 0131 228 2400
Fax: 0131 222 9800
Certain items may be available to purchase by way of separate negotiation.