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Innisfree

Balmullo, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 0AN

Offers Over £299,000


  • A charming country cottage with fine views, delightful garden and pony paddock.

  • 2 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms

  • Well presented accommodation with a lovely feel

  • Sought-after location

  • Pretty garden and orchard

  • 2 acre pony paddock

  • Double garage, sheds

  • Full Planning permission to extend significantly

  • About 2.35 acres (0.95Ha)

GENERAL

Innisfree is a delightful rural property, standing in a wonderful elevated position on Lucklawhill with magnificent far reaching easterly views over the surrounding fields and countryside to St. Andrews and beyond. A good range of local services and amenities ...

GENERAL

Innisfree is a delightful rural property, standing in a wonderful elevated position on Lucklawhill with magnificent far reaching easterly views over the surrounding fields and countryside to St. Andrews and beyond. A good range of local services and amenities is available in Balmullo which is less than a five minute drive from Innisfree. A short distance to the east lies the ancient and historic cosmopolitan university town of St. Andrews, renowned world wide as a home of golf with its excellent range of specialist shops and facilities. To the south-west Fife’s main market town of Cupar has a good range of local amenities whilst no more than fifteen minutes to the north the resurgent city of Dundee is already home to Scots ship RSS Discovery and will shortly be the location for the iconic new V & A Centre.

Surrounding Innisfree is some particularly fine countryside with a lovely mix of farmland, woodland and hill ground. The result is an excellent choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling and riding all readily available. There are many highly regarded golf 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. The wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and the pretty fishing villages of Fife’s East Neuk are within comfortable driving distance.
In terms of days out there are good sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Tentsmuir and Elie along with a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties 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 mainline railway stations in Leuchars, Cupar and Dundee with Edinburgh Airport about an hour and a quarter to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short-haul flights.

DESCRIPTION
Believed formerly to have been a staff cottage for a neighbouring estate house, Innisfree is thought to date from the early 1900’s and is a most attractive semi-detached cottage standing in a truly exquisite rural location on Lucklawhill with exceptional easterly views. Accessed off a private track, the secluded quiet setting offers high levels of privacy and seclusion. Of an attractive construction of rendered brick under a slated roof the accommodation has a genuinely lovely feel and is finished to an exceptionally high standard of decoration. The current owners have carried out a comprehensive upgrade of the house, which includes replacing many of the windows with timber framed double glazed units as well as replacing the Velux windows in the upstairs bedroom and galleried area. In addition the owners have recently installed stoves in the dining room and sitting room and lined the chimneys.

At ground floor level the accommodation is centred around a charming sitting room with stove and galleried area above, along with well proportioned dining room with stove, two good double bedrooms, kitchen, shower room, hall and entrance vestibule. At first floor level there is a galleried area along with a generous double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

PLANNING PERMISSION
Pursuant to Fife Council application reference 09/00263/EFULL, planning permission was
granted on 14th April 2009 for alterations and significant extension to the property offering scope to create an impressive and substantial three reception room, three/four bedroom property. This application was renewed in March 2017 (17/00327/FULL). Full details are available on the Fife Council planning website.

OUTBUILDINGS
Double garage and tool store with electric sockets. Garden store with electric power and light.

GARDEN
Innisfree benefits from a delightful garden with a lovely mix of plants, trees, shrubs, lawns, seating areas and an orchard.

PADDOCK
There is a fenced and gated pony paddock of approximately two acres to the front of the house.

SERVICES
Water Mains
Electricity Mains
Drainage Private
Heating Electric

COUNCIL TAX
Innisfree is classified as Band E for Council Tax purposes.

DIRECTIONS
From the south on entering Balmullo go through the roundabout past the public house on the right and the shop on the left and then take the turning on the left onto Hayston Park. Drive for approximately 200m and take the road on the right at the T junction. Carry on up the hill going out of town and then down the hill. Opposite a telegraph pole with red and white stripes there is a concealed road on the left. Take this road, passing a house on the left and then a larger house on the right. Opposite this second house there is a road to the left. Take this road and Innisfree is approximately 50m along.
From the north enter the village of Balmullo and then take the first road on the right after approximately 50m and follow the instructions as above.

POSTCODE
KY16 0AN

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
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