Lusta is a beautiful house which stands in an attractive setting off Carsolgie Road in Cupar, just a short walk from the centre of the thriving county market town, which offers an excellent comprehensive range of local facilities. Lusta ...
Lusta is a beautiful house which stands in an attractive setting off Carsolgie Road in Cupar, just a short walk from the centre of the thriving county market town, which offers an excellent comprehensive range of local facilities. Lusta is also very well placed for speedy access to the golfing Mecca of St. Andrews (9 miles), the ancient and historic university town renowned world wide as the home of golf. The resurgent city of Dundee (13 miles), already home to Scotts RSS Discovery and shortly to be the location of the new V & A museum, provides a comprehensive offering of city shops, services and amenities with Perth about a half hour drive to the north-west and Edinburgh about an hours drive to the south.
Home to an array of wildlife the beautiful rolling countryside around Cupar comprises a lovely mix of farmland, coastline, hill and river the result being a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast. There is considerable scope for walking, cycling, riding, sailing and of course golf with many highly regarded courses in the area including the championship course at Carnoustie and The Old Course at St. Andrews both of which regularly host the British Open with the next scheduled visit being St Andrews in 2015. In terms of days out the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and the pretty fishing villages of Fifes quaint East Neuk are within comfortable driving distance. There are good sandy beaches at Elie, Tentsmuir and St. Andrews along with a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace.
Well regarded state schooling is available locally with independent schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee. There are railway stations in Cupar, Leuchars, Ladybank and Markinch with Edinburgh airport about one hour to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short haul flights.
Lusta comprises a stunning, deceptively spacious family home with a lovely private garden to the rear. The house is largely constructed of sandstone under a series of pitched slate roofs and offers beautifully refurbished and extended accommodation over two levels extending to about 260 sq. metres (2,799 sq. ft). Great attention has been taken on the finish of the internal décor of the house so as to bring out the original character of the property and also to create an exceptional family home.
The house is approached from the parking area at the front of the house by a lovely entrance hallway with two excellent reception rooms with bay windows either side, with the sitting room benefiting from a lovely inset wood burning stove. Also situated off the hallway are a lovely family bathroom with a roll top bath as well as a study/bedroom 6, shower room and an exceptional spacious open-plan kitchen/dining/family room which has been formed by creating an extension to the rear of the house. The kitchen/dining room benefits from oak flooring and is approached from the hallway corridor by a raised reception area with steps leading down to the main part of the room, which is illuminated by a wonderful large cupula above the dining area. The kitchen area has beautifully fitted floor units with solid wood work surfaces and a lovely frame (with inset extractor hood) surrounding the Rangemaster 6 ring gas range. The family sitting area has a solid fuel stove and two sets of glazed double doors which lead out to a private terrace to the rear of the property. Situated off the reception area is a useful utility room with a clothes pulley and a connecting door through to the study.
The generous bedroom accommodation on the first floor comprises a master bedroom with dressing room and exceptional en-suite shower room as well as four further bedrooms served by a family shower room.
The house is approached from Carslogie Road by a neat mono-block parking area with space for several cars with a footpath leading round to the rear of the house. The lovely enclosed rear garden comprises an area of lawn with a summer house (with electricity power and light) and colourful borders of flowers and shrubs to the side. An archway leads to a kitchen garden beyond the lawn which benefits from a greenhouse and chicken run.
Immediately to the rear of the house is a lovely terrace with a paved area to the side and a decked sitting area. Situated off the terrace is a large garden shed constructed of green painted wood under a sloping felt roof with a concrete floor and electricity, power and light. Attached to the side of the garden shed is a useful log store.
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Lusta is classified as Band F by Fife Council for Council Tax purposes.
From the centre of Cupar take the A91 in a westerly direction towards Kinross and Perth. Continue on past the turning to Perth (Balgarvie Road / A913) and Lusta is then situated on the right handside after about 100 m shortly before the former Cupar Police Station.