St. Michaels is an exceptional Victorian house which stands in a lovely garden off Westfield Road, one of the most sought after residential areas of Cupar and just a short walk from the centre of the thriving county market town, which offers an excellent comprehensive range of local facilities. St. Michaels 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 Scott's 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 hour's 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. 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.
St Michaels comprises a substantial late Victorian house dating from 1893, which is set in a large garden fringed by mature trees and shrubs. The house is constructed of sandstone under a series of pitched slate roofs and has a handsome south facing façade with a bay section to the east and a protruding elevation to the west. Internally the house is full of charm and character and offers spacious and beautifully proportioned accommodation (principally over two levels) extending to about 482 sqm (5,188 sqft). The house is approached by an entrance hall, with a large cloakroom with WC off, which leads to an impressive central hall with wood panelling and a lovely staircase leading up to the bedroom accommodation on the first floor. Door leads off to three lovely reception rooms, which comprise a drawing room, snug and dining room with an impressive open fireplace. The hall leads round to a spacious family kitchen with dining area and utility room and store off.
The bedroom accommodation on the first floor comprises five spacious bedrooms (two sharing an en suite bathroom), a shower room and separate WC. A maid's room is situated off bedroom 5, which can be approached by a back staircase with a bathroom off the landing (not currently connected). A staircase leads off the main landing to a second floor with a work room and attic.
Approached from the rear of the house, or a side door off the kitchen corridor, is a large covered courtyard (currently a snooker room) with doors off to various stores and a separate WC.
St. Michaels is set back for Westfield Road and is approached by a gateway with a low wall surmounted by railings to the side. A driveway leads up to a parking area to the east side of the house. The gardens are largely laid to lawn and are fringed by mature trees and shrubs. To the rear are more formal gardens and a former kitchen garden as well as a summer house and greenhouse.
Heating Mains Gas
St. Michaels is classified as Band G by Fife Council for Council Tax purposes.
On entering Cupar from the west via on the A91 turn right into Westfield Avenue opposite the junction with Balgarvie Road (signposted for Newburgh, Perth and the A913). At the end of Westfield Avenue turn right onto Westfield Road and continue for about 300 m and the entrance to St. Michaels is on the right handside and approached by a gated entrance diagonally opposite the entrance to Wetlands Park.
Thorntons WS, 18 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5HH
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
The fitted carpets, light fixtures and carpets are included in the sale