Auburn Cottage is a unique double fronted mid-Victorian house which stands in an attractive setting off Carsolgie Road in Cupar, just a short walk from the centre of the thriving county market town, which offers an excellent comprehensive range …
Auburn Cottage is a unique double fronted mid-Victorian house which stands in an attractive setting off Carsolgie Road in Cupar, just a short walk from the centre of the thriving county market town, which offers an excellent comprehensive range of local facilities. Auburn Cottage 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. In terms of days out the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and the pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk are within comfortable driving distance. 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.
Auburn Cottage is a handsome double fronted mid-Victorian family house constructed of dressed sandstone under a series of pitched slate roofs. The house is approached from a spacious private driveway by an impressive entrance with a bay window to the side. To the south the house looks out onto a lovely private walled garden, largely laid to lawn and interspersed by mature trees.
Internally the house offers beautifully proportioned accommodation over two levels extending to about 221 sqm (2,379 sqft) and offers a wealth of charm and character. A wide light hallway with sanded floorboards lies at the heart of the house, which leads off to a generously proportioned living room with ornate cornicing, open fireplace and bay window. Also situated off the hallway is a light spacious sitting room with a wood burning stove, bedroom with en suite shower room, dining room and WC. A rear entrance hall (with walk in utility cupboard) is situated off the dining room and a further door leads off to the kitchen/dining room which has a broad picture window looking out onto the private south facing garden.
A wide elegant wooden-ballistered staircase leads up to the principal bedroom accommodation on the first floor with four characterful bedrooms (2 with walk in cupboards), a study and a family bathroom. Situated off a half landing is a mezzanine room with coombed ceiling.
Auburn Cottage is screened from Carslogie Road by an established beech hedge and approached by an entrance leading to a gravel driveway with a garage off. A pathway leads round to the south side of the house to a lovely walled garden of impressive dimensions, largely laid to lawn and interspersed with mature trees including Copper Beach and Birch. The garden benefits from a children’s climbing frame.
From the centre of Cupar take the A91 in a westerly direction towards Kinross and Perth. Continue on past the turning to Perth (Balgarvie Road / A913) and Auburn Cottage is then situated on the left hand side after about 100 m.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Fitted carpets, curtains and light fixtures are included in the sale. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.
For Council Tax Purposes Auburn Cottage has been assessed as Band G.
EPC rating E.