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Duncraggan is an exceptional property in a wonderful elevated setting with far reaching views over the Tay estuary and beyond. Quietly positioned on Tayview Terrace and very convenient for accessing Dundee via the nearby Tay Road Bridge, the lovely ...
Duncraggan is an exceptional property in a wonderful elevated setting with far reaching views over the Tay estuary and beyond. Quietly positioned on Tayview Terrace and very convenient for accessing Dundee via the nearby Tay Road Bridge, the lovely secluded village setting is ideal for the commuter having an array of local shops, a café, two primary schools and a sports centre. Wormit Boating Club is based at the nearby Woodhaven Bay and the Royal Tay Yacht Club provides further sailing opportunities at Broughty Ferry on the north side of the Tay. The resurgent city of Dundee offers a full range of shops and facilities. Already home to Scot's RSS Discovery the city will shortly be the location for the eagerly awaited V & A Museum which will be clearly visible across the Tay from Duncraggan. St. Andrews, the ancient and historic university town renowned world-wide as the home of golf is just a twenty minute drive to the south-east with the popular county town of Cupar a similar distance to the south-west. Edinburgh is less than one hour to the south.
Newport-on-Tay provides easy access to some particularly outstanding and varied countryside with hill, wood, river, farmland and a lovely coastline all close by. The area is home to an array of wildlife and presents a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling, sailing and riding all readily available. It is perhaps golf for which Fife is most famous however with numerous top courses in a comparatively small area including the world renowned Old Course at St. Andrews which plays regular host to the Open Championship, the next scheduled visit being the summer of 2015. Ladybank, Scotscraig, Kingsbarns, Downfield and Carnoustie are all also nearby along with the many other highly rated courses in and around St. Andrews itself.
Shooting and fishing may be enjoyed locally and in terms of days out there are lovely sandy beaches at Tentsmuir, St. Andrews and Elie. There are a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Hill of Tarvit at Cupar, Falkland Palace and Kellie Castle outside Anstruther. The pretty fishing villages of Fife's quaint East Neuk are well within striking distance.
State schooling is available locally with independent schooling being provided just across the Tay Bridge at the High School of Dundee or alternatively at St. Leonards in St. Andrews. There are railway stations in Dundee, Leuchars, Cupar and Ladybank with Edinburgh Airport about a forty-five minute drive away from Duncraggan. The regional airport at Dundee operates a range of short-haul flights.
Thought to have been constructed around the turn of the last century for a local brewing family, Duncraggan was purchased by the present owners approximately six years ago and has since undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment and improvement, the result being a truly outstanding family house offering spacious and generous accommodation of an extremely high standard. Externally the house has a striking stone façade and stands in a lovely elevated position with the immaculately presented and impressive flexible accommodation arranged over four levels and extending to approximately 6,500 sq. ft. The stunning main reception rooms, comprising drawing room, dining room and piano room, are at ground floor level together with excellent kitchen/family room, impressive hallway, play room and further ancillary accommodation. The main bedroom accommodation is at first floor level with a superb principal bedroom suite, three further double bedrooms and a quite exceptional family bathroom along with spacious hall. There are four further bedrooms at attic level (1 en-suite) together with further bathroom and hall. In addition there is very useful extra space at basement level with games room, gym, wood store, boiler room and further storage space. With many delightful period features and excellent views, the exacting standard and comprehensive nature of the refurbishment is of particular note, along with the lovely comfortable warm and welcoming feel of the house. There are working open fires in the drawing room and piano room, with a multi-fuel stove in the family room.
The property benefits from an attractive easily managed garden comprising areas of lawn, a lovely terraced seating area to the rear of the house, and an attractive mix of plants and shrubs. There is a garden store in the basement of the house and driveway parking for several vehicles.
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