Significantly improved and remodelled by the current owner, Kirkhill is an excellent family house standing in a lovely quiet setting in the sought-after village of Ceres. Good local services are available in the village including a post office, shop, …
Significantly improved and remodelled by the current owner, Kirkhill is an excellent family house standing in a lovely quiet setting in the sought-after village of Ceres. Good local services are available in the village including a post office, shop, café, pub and popular Folk Museum, together with a thriving primary school. A wider offering of amenities is on hand in the bustling local county market town of Cupar, no more than a ten minute drive to the north, and which caters for virtually every need with a good mix of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and the like. The ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews is a short drive to the east, renowned worldwide as the “Home of Golf” and with a wonderful cosmopolitan mix of facilities. To the north both Dundee and Perth are within comfortable drive distance and provide for all key city amenities, with Edinburgh less than a one hour drive to the south.
The quaint village of Ceres stands in some glorious rolling Fife countryside which is home to an array of wildlife and, for the outdoor enthusiast, offers access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including walking, cycling, riding and golf with many highly rated courses within easy reach including Lundin Links, Elie, Leven, Ladybank, Kingsbarns and the many fine courses in and around St. Andrews with the Old Course being regular host to the British Open which next visits the town in 2015. Challenging shooting and fishing may be taken locally with some fine pheasant shoots nearby. The Fife Hunt is the most northerly pack of foxhounds in the UK and there are many opportunities for riding with pony clubs for the younger enthusiast. There is racing and polo at Scone outside Perth which is also the venue for the annual Scottish Game Fair. The pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk such as Anstruther, Elie, Pittenweem and Crail are just a short drive to the south and in terms of days out the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills are close at hand. There are a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Hill of Tarvit just outside Ceres, Kellie Castle and Falkland Palace. Fife’s beautiful and varied coastline includes several good sandy beaches such as Tentsmuir, St. Andrews and Elie.
State schooling is provided locally with a primary school within the village and secondary schooling in Cupar. In terms of private schooling there is St. Leonards in St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee. There are railway stations in Cupar, Leuchars, Markinch and Ladybank with Edinburgh Airport no more than about forty five minutes to the south. The busy regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short-haul flights.
Kirkhill is a delightful and immaculately presented extended family house offering excellent spacious accommodation over two levels. Of an attractive painted harled exterior under tiled roof the accommodation is essentially centred around the superb kitchen/dining room/family room with spacious adjoining conservatory off this area. There is an excellent sitting room to the front of the house with stove, with the hall, porch, utility room, shower room, study/nursery and further ancillary accommodation completing the ground floor. There is also direct internal access to the garage from the ground floor. Upstairs is the beautiful principal bedroom with en-suite shower room, together with three further bedrooms, family bathroom and hallway with study area. There is plentiful storage along with an extensive partially floored attic. A particularly notable feature of Kirkhill is the wonderful open outlook to the front of the property over the surrounding fields and farmland towards Tarvit Hill.
There are two separate consented planning permissions in place to extend the house further by way of extension off the kitchen/dining room/family room, on the site of the existing conservatory. Further details are available on the Fife Council planning website and the references for the two planning permissions are 11/06264/FULL and 11/02724/BWD.
Integral with direct internal access from the house.
Kirkhill stands in an attractive well-proportioned enclosed garden, essentially laid to grass with an attractive mix of plants and shrubs as well as generous chipped driveway parking area. There is a lovely sheltered paved seating area to the rear of the house.
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Kirkhill is classified as Band E for Council Tax purposes.
The EPC rating is D
From the crossroads on the main B939 St. Andrews to Craigrothie road in the centre of the village take the north turning up Main Street, making for Cupar. After a short distance the turning to Curling Pond Road is on the right hand side opposite Meldrums Hotel.