Carodean is a charming terraced house situated in a lovely situation on the edge of the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. The garden has a gateway leading to an area of parkland, which connects to …
Carodean is a charming terraced house situated in a lovely situation on the edge of the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. The garden has a gateway leading to an area of parkland, which connects to a network of paths and open spaces on adjacent Falkland Estate and the The Lomond Hills just to the south. Just a short walk from the ancient Falkland Palace, the popular tourist attraction managed by the National Trust for Scotland, Carodean is well served by local shops and services within the village itself. There is a primary school at Falkland as well as a post office and a number of shops, hotels and pubs. Impressively positioned in the lee of the Lomond Hills, the village is very well placed for access to Cupar, Dundee and St. Andrews as well as Fifes charming East Neuk and allows rapid access to Edinburgh and Perth via the main M90 motorway that runs through west Fife. The city of Perth is only 17 miles distant and it has an excellent range of shops and professional services.
Falkland 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. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the area, including the renowned Old Course at St. Andrews, which regularly hosts the British Open, as well as Lundin Links, Crail, Ladybank, Elie and Leven. In terms of days out there are good sandy beaches at Elie, St. Andrews and Tentsmuir whilst the pretty fishing villages of Fifes quaint East Neuk which include Anstruther, Pittenweem and Crail are less than 30 minutes to the south-east. There are a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace itself.
State schooling is available locally with independent schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, Dollar Academy, Strathallan, Kilgraston and the High School of Dundee to name but a few. There are railway stations in Cupar, Markinch, Ladybank and Kirkcaldy with Edinburgh Airport less than a 45 minute drive to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short haul flights.
Carodean is a lovely terraced house constructed of stone under a pitched pan tiled and extended roof, with a lovely façade looking onto West Port. The house has undergone an extensive and sympathetic renovation by the current owners to create a lovely home offering beautiful accommodation over two levels.In brief the work carried out by the current owners includes, the replacement of all the windows with largely sash and case double glazed units, new flooring and under floor heating in the downstairs accommodation, a newly fitted kitchen, a re-configured stairway hall, new bathroom and a lovely redecoration programme throughout with a Farrow & Ball scheme.
The house is entered by a lovely bright and spacious part double height stairway hall with doors off to a sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room. The sitting room has hardwood flooring, a log burning stove and an archway leading into a dining room with glazed double doors leading out to a garden terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room has a bespoke fitted kitchen with a gas fired range cooker and a stable door leading out to the garden terrace.
The bedroom accommodation on the first floor is approached by a spacious landing/mezzanine area and comprises three bedrooms served by a lovely family bathroom. The bedroom to the south side enjoys a lovely view up towards the Lomond Hills.
To the rear of Carodean is an enchanting enclosed garden with a terrace and an area of lawn fringed by borders of shrubs. A gateway leads through to an adjacent park and from where there are an excellent network on paths and trails, which lead to the adjacent Falkland Estate. The garden benefits from a summerhouse with electricity and light and a garden store to the rear.
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The property is classified as Band E for Council Tax purposes.
Carodean is category B Listed.
From the centre of Falkland continue in a westerly direction onto High Street. At the fork in the road take the turning into West Port signposted for Falkland Estate and cricket club and Carodean is situated on the right after approximatley 100m.