Upper Bunzion Farmhouse
Upper Bunzion is a superb rural property ideal for the commuter and standing in a wonderful quiet elevated position with the most breath-taking panoramic views over the Howe of Fife and beyond. Upper Bunzion's location on Cults Hill is just a short drive to the south-west of the popular and thriving county market town of Cupar which provides for all local services and amenities including a good selection of supermarkets, shops, restaurants and such like. Kirkcaldy, Leven and Glenrothes are readily accessible with St. Andrews, the ancient and historic university town renowned world-wide as the "Home of Golf" about a twenty-minute drive to the east. In terms of city amenities resurgent Dundee is within comfortable driving distance over the Tay Bridge to the north. Upper Bunzion provides access to an area of particular 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 best known with numerous top courses in a comparatively small area including the world renowned Old Course at St. Andrews which next hosts the British Open in July 2015. Ladybank, Lundin Links, Elie, Scotscraig, Kingsbarns, Crail and the Dukes course are all nearby along with the many other highly rated courses in and around St. Andrews itself.
Shooting and fishing may also be enjoyed locally whilst the lovely quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk such as Anstruther, St. Monans, Pittenweem and Crail, several good beaches such as Elie, Tentsmuir and St. Andrews and the vast open spaces of the Lomond Hills are all within easy reach. In terms of visitor attractions the area is well served by a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties including Hill of Tarvit, Kellie Castle and Falkland Palace.
There are several state primary and secondary schools in the area with highly regarded independent schooling on hand at St. Leonards in St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee. There are railway stations in Cupar, Ladybank, Markinch and Leuchars with Edinburgh airport only about forty five minutes away by road. Dundee airport operates a range of short-haul flights.
Constructed on the site of a former derelict farmhouse and with the most breath-taking panoramic views, Upper Bunzion is a superb family house offering exceptional contemporary accommodation of a very high standard. Externally the house is of a most attractive stone exterior under a slated roof with the accommodation arranged over two floors and comprising lovely sitting room, dining room, kitchen/family room, living room/bedroom 5, study and further ancillary accommodation at ground floor level. Upstairs the principal bedroom with large en-suite is outstanding, with two good further double bedrooms to the front of the house along with single bedroom/nursery. There is a family bathroom on the ground floor together with shared shower room at first floor level. Spacious and charming Upper Bunzion has a delightful feel with the rooms to the north enjoying the quite spectacular views over the Howe of Fife to the Grampian mountains in the distance.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Upper Bunzion stands in generous grounds with lovely garden area around the house together with driveway parking for several vehicles. The sheltered landscaped walled garden to the side of the house is a particular feature and ideal for outdoor entertaining. To the west of the house is an extensive area of amenity ground.
A short distance from the house is a good timber building comprising three storage areas.
Pursuant to Application No. 13/01199/PPP dated 2nd April 2014 permission was granted for the erection of two holiday cottages and ancillary office/storage accommodation at Upper Bunzion. Full details are available on the Fife Council planning portal.
Upper Bunzion is classified as Band E for Council Tax purposes.
From Cupar follow the A914 south-west making for Pitlessie. Pass the Springfield crossroads and continue on taking the next left for Cults Hill. Follow this road up and Upper Bunzion stands on the right-hand side after approximately 1 mile.
The EPC rating is E.
20 High Street,
Tel: 01968 675694
Fax: 01968 676546
Certain items may be available to purchase by way of separate negotiation. Further details are available from the selling agents.