Pleasance House stands in a delightfully private south-facing setting in an elevated position above a small hamlet, about 0.7 miles north of Auchtermuchty in a lovely rural area with outstanding scenery. It is surrounded by glorious rolling Fife countryside, …
Pleasance House stands in a delightfully private south-facing setting in an elevated position above a small hamlet, about 0.7 miles north of Auchtermuchty in a lovely rural area with outstanding scenery. It is surrounded by glorious rolling Fife countryside, which comprises a wonderful mix of highly fertile farmland, woodland hill ground, lochs and river. The village of Auchtermuchty provides a good range of local shops, services and amenities together with a primary school.
There are some excellent walks and mountain biking trails in the area with Auchtermuchty Common and Pitmedden Forest, all within walking distance of the house.
State schooling is available locally in Cupar and the highly regarded Kinross High School. There are exceptional private schools at Dollar Academy in Dollar and St. Leonards in St. Andrews (both accessed by bus from Auchtermuchty), as well as the High School of Dundee and several highly rated schools in the Perth area. There are railway stations in Ladybank, Dundee, Cupar and Perth, with Edinburgh airport no more than 35 miles to the south. The busy regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short haul flights.
Pleasance House originally dates from 1815 (with later additions) and comprises a lovely family house constructed of stone under a series of pitched slate roofs and is surrounded by some exceptional countryside. The house has a symmetrical south facing façade, which was extended in 1879. It has been in the same ownership for 19 years and has undergone a comprehensive renovation and improvement with high quality finishings throughout. Whilst much of the original charm and character of the house has been retained, it has been extensively modernised and upgraded in recent years to create an exceptional family home, ideal for entertaining and modern family living. The house also benefits from PV solar panels with the highest feed in tariff (providing a useful income stream) as well as double glazed windows.
A spacious hallway features a traditional tiled floor. Doors lead off to a lovely sitting/dining room with a “Barbas” inset log burning stove and a slate surround and hearth. The kitchen/family room has oak board flooring and offers a bespoke, high specification “Murray and Murray” fitted kitchen with Corian work surfaces, an electric Aga as well as an electric hob and multi-function oven, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Some of the unique features of the kitchen include the inset cupboards, which can house a coffee machine and toaster. There is a log burning stove and fitted corner TV in the family area. A glazed door leads off the kitchen to a “Mozolowski and Murray” conservatory, which leads out to an extensive decked area with an exceptional outlook over the beautifully maintained garden, with the Lomond Hill visible in the distance. Also on the ground floor are a study/bedroom 6 and utility room with a WC. A rear hall leads off to the side garden and garden sheds to the east.
The principal bedroom accommodation on the first floor is approached by a split-level staircase illuminated by large roof lights. There are five spacious bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom features an original deep ceiling cornice and has an en-suite bathroom by “Murray and Murray”. At attic level is a boarded loft.
Oak Framed Annexe
Situated off the driveway is a substantial annexe recently built of green oak framed construction under a pitched slate roof, with larch clad exterior walls and sheep’s wool insulation. At ground level the building offers parking for two cars as well as a utility room (currently used as a pottery and art work space) and shower room, whilst on the first floor is an exceptional studio featuring a cathedral ceiling, exposed beams and oak flooring. The studio offers spacious accommodation with a sitting and kitchen area (with solid oak Murray and Murray cupboards) as well as a sleeping and study area with a fitted home office, also by “Murray and Murray”. The annexe is served by a zoned electric under floor heating system and electric hot water and has the added benefit of a Barbas log burning stove encased in a soap stone surround.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Pleasance House is situated in grounds extending to just over 1.3 acres and is approached by a shared drive through electric gates, which leads up to the annexe and a parking area to the side of the house. The garden area is largely laid to lawn and interspersed with flower beds, mature trees and shrubs. The garden is bounded to the east side by a burn. There are two garden stores to the east side of the house and attached to the west side of the house is a workshop constructed of stone under a slate roof, with a log store and garden store. Situated off the garden is a green oak framed BBQ house with deck and garden store.
A gateway leads through to a paddock to the north extending to about 0.5 acres, which contains fruit trees, an organic vegetable garden, fruit cage, polytunnel and storage shed/playhouse.
Drainage Septic tank
Heating & hot water Oil
PV panels with feed in tariff
Viewing is by prior appointment only through the Selling Agents – CKD Galbraith. The person who may accompany you however, may not be an employee of CKD Galbraith.
Take the A91 into the village of Auchtermuchty and turn at the sign for Newburgh into Burnside. Continue up the hill in the direction of Lindores and Newburgh and the shared entrance to Pleasance House is on the left hand side after about half a mile. Pleasance House is situated in the north of the hamlet.
The property is classified at Band G by Fife Council for council tax purposes.
The fitted carpets, integral appliances in the kitchens and Aga are all included in the sale. The curtains and hanging light fixtures are available by separate negotiation as are the potters kiln and stove in the workshop. The kitchen island in the Annexe is excluded.
Rollos, 67 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5AS
EPC rating D.