Letham Lands stands in an attractive elevated position above the square, in a lovely area of open ground in the centre of the popular conservation village of Letham on the northern edge of Fifes fertile agricultural plain which is …
Letham Lands stands in an attractive elevated position above the square, in a lovely area of open ground in the centre of the popular conservation village of Letham on the northern edge of Fife’s fertile agricultural plain which is known as the Howe of Fife. The village is on a bus route and has a primary school. Letham has a lovely quaint feel with many delightful old buildings and lots of open space including a children’s play area. Addditional local facilities and services are on hand in the villages of Ladybank and Auchtermuchty with a wider offering in the bustling local county market town of Cupar where there is an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels as well as a thriving monthly farmers’ market. Going further afield accessibility to the cities from Letham is excellent with Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh all within comfortable driving distance. The main motorway network is easily accessed via the M90 at Milnathort or Bridge of Earn with the centre of Edinburgh approximately forty five minutes by road. There are railway stations in Ladybank, Cupar, Markinch and Leuchars with Edinburgh’s busy international airport also well within striking distance. The ancient and historic town of St. Andrews with its renowned golf links and famous university is about fifteen miles to the east.
The glorious countryside which surrounds Letham is home to an array of wildlife and for the outdoor enthusiast offers easy access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including walking, cycling, riding and golf with many highly regarded courses within easy reach including Ladybank, Scotscraig, Lundin Links, Elie and the many fine courses in and around St. Andrews where the Old Course plays regular host to The Open – the next visit being July 2015. Shooting and fishing may be taken locally and there are some fine pheasant shoots nearby. In terms of days out there are several popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Falkland Palace, Kellie Castle and Hill of Tarvit at Cupar. There are lovely sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Elie and Tentsmuir with the pretty East Neuk fishing villages such as Anstruther, St. Monans and Pittenweem on hand for day trips. The wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills are close at hand. Letham is home to the famous Secret Garden outdoor children’s nursery and has a local primary school, with state secondary schooling available at Bell Baxter in Cupar. Independent schooling is available nearby at a number of highly rated schools including St. Leonards in St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee.
Thought to be one of the oldest properties in Letham and formerly a smallholding, Letham Lands has been in the same family for many years. Category B Listed, the house stands pretty much at the centre of the village where The Row meets School Brae. Of a harled stone façade under a red pantile roof the accommodation is now in need of extensive upgrading and modernisation but offers considerable scope for purchasers to create an exceptional village house. In brief the accommodation on the ground floor comprises two reception rooms, family bathroom and a kitchen with stairs leading up to two bedrooms on the first floor. There are two further bedrooms with coombed ceilings on the second floor. In addition to the main house itself there would be scope potentially to incorporate the adjoining stable (which has a mezzanine level) and also the garage into the house, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents and permissions. There is also a stone building offering a useful workshop area in the garden to the rear which has its own courtyard area and which is currently the subject of early positive discussions with Fife Council planning department as to the possible scope for the creation of a separate new dwelling or similar. Letham Lands stands on a generous plot with extensive lawned area to the front (formerly the village green) together with sizeable garden to the rear. On the northern boundary is an additional outbuilding / store with a pantiled roof which is attached to a neighouring (not owned) stone outbuilding. Also situated in the grounds is a wooden summerhouse.
Letham Lands is classified as Band E for Council Tax purposes.
Letham Lands is category B listed and stands in a conservation area.
On entering Letham from the A92 continue up the hill towards the centre of the village and then turn right into the Square. Letham Lands can be seen on the top side of The Square on the right.
Anderson Beaton Lamond, Bordeaux house, 31 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EN
The EPC rating for Letham Lands is F.