Wester Durie is a wonderful rural property standing in a lovely setting with fine coastal views, a short distance to the north of the popular town of Leven in Fife. A good range of local services and amenities is …
Wester Durie is a wonderful rural property standing in a lovely setting with fine coastal views, a short distance to the north of the popular town of Leven in Fife. A good range of local services and amenities is available in Leven and Kennoway which are both about a five minute drive from the property, with a wider comprehensive offering on hand in nearby Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy. A short drive to the north east lies the ancient and historic cosmopolitan university town of St. Andrews, renowned world wide as the “Home of Golf” and with its excellent range of specialist shops and facilities whilst Fife’s main county market town of Cupar has a very good offering of local services and a regular Farmers’ Market. To the north the resurgent city of Dundee is already home to Scott’s ship RSS Discovery and will shortly be the location for the new V & A centre, with Edinburgh also within comfortable driving and commuting distance. Surrounding Wester Durie is some particularly fine Scottish countryside with a lovely mix of farmland, woodland, hill, coastline and river. The result is home to an array of wildlife and provides an excellent choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling and riding all readily available long with fishing and shooting. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the area including the Old Course at St. Andrews which regularly hosts the British Open, whilst the excellent courses at Leven, Lundin Links, Ladybank and Elie are all within a ten minute drive of the house. The wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and the pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk are within comfortable driving distance and in terms of days out there are good sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Tentsmuir and Elie. There are a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Hill of Tarvit, Kellie Castle and Falkland Palace. State schooling is available locally with independent schooling being provided at the High School of Dundee and St. Leonards in St. Andrews. There are railway stations in Ladybank, Markinch, Cupar and Kirkcaldy with Edinburgh airport less than forty-five minutes to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short haul flights.
Wester Durie is a lovely country property comprising a beautiful spacious period farmhouse in a lovely part-walled garden with extensive stone outbuildings, small paddock and fine views to the Forth. In terms of the accommodation which is charmingly presented this is essentially centred around the delightful kitchen/family room extension to the rear of the house. The dining room, sitting room, study/ bedroom 4, guest bedroom (with en-suite shower), hall and further ancillary accommodation completes the ground floor. Upstairs there are two good bedrooms (1 en-suite) together with family bathroom and hall. With a truly lovely feel the south facing aspect and large windows make for an excellent light and bright house which simply exudes charm and character. Similarly delightful is the exquisite garden with a lovely mix of plants, trees and shrubs as well as lawned areas and a productive vegetable patch in the walled rear garden. There is a small paddock to the front of the house whilst o the rear is a range of good stone outbuildings currently used for storage and garaging but which, subject to all relevant consents and permissions being obtained, may well have some good conversion potential in the future.
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Viewing is by prior appointment only through the Selling Agents – CKD Galbraith.
Wester Durie is on the minor road that runs between Leven and Kennoway.
Council Tax Band G
EPC rating D
Certain items are available by separate negotiation. Certain lights fittings are excluded. There is an agricultural right of access over the front drive.
CKD Galbraith has an alliance with Fox Private Finance, a brokerage with a bespoke approach to funding. Through their relationships with retail, commercial and private banks they can assist with securing a mortgage to suit your circumstances. For further information contact Matthew Griffiths, based in our Edinburgh office, on 0131 240 6990.
1. These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.
2. Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the property. Nothing within the particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the structural condition, nor the working order of services and appliances.
3. These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.
4. Closing Date
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to CKD Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously.
The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties.
Formal offers in the acceptable Scottish form should be submitted, through a Scottish Lawyer, to CKD Galbraith, 16 St Catherine Street, Cupar, Fife KY15 4HH.
6. Third Party Rights and Servitudes
The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.