The nine original cottages at the popular and successful Balmashie are now being offered for sale individually, with permission having been granted for permanent occupation. Balmashie enjoys a beautiful setting close to the coast, just a short distance to …
The nine original cottages at the popular and successful Balmashie are now being offered for sale individually, with permission having been granted for permanent occupation. Balmashie enjoys a beautiful setting close to the coast, just a short distance to the south of the ancient and cosmopolitan town of St. Andrews, known world-wide as the home of golf and offering an excellent range of facilities along with the highly regarded and historic university. To the west lies Cupar, Fife’s bustling county market town which also provides a complete range of services. In terms of city amenities Dundee is some 15 miles to the north with Edinburgh about 50 miles to the south.
Surrounding Balmashie is an area of truly exceptional Fife countryside comprising a glorious mix of fertile farmland, woodland, hill, stunning coastline and river. Home to a diversity of wildlife, the area has access to a wide range of outdoor pursuits including riding, cycling, walking, sailing and of course golf with numerous fine courses in and around St. Andrews. The renowned Old Course is host to the British Open every five years with the event next due to visit in the summer of 2020 following the 2015 championship. Balmashie stands adjacent to the Fairmont Hotel’s Torrance and Kittocks courses and other notable courses within easy reach include Kingsbarns, Crail, Elie, Ladybank and the Dukes Course to name but a few. Challenging shooting and fishing can be taken locally with some fine pheasant shoots nearby and there are many opportunities for riding with pony clubs for the younger enthusiast. There is racing and polo at Scone outside Perth which is also the venue for the annual Scottish game fair. With all the facilities of the Fairmont Hotel just a short walk away, Balmashie is also ideally placed for accessing the various and highly picturesque fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk which include Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem and St. Monans. The wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills are not far away and there are a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace within a short drive. Fife’s beautiful and varied coastline includes several good sandy beaches such as those at St. Andrews, Kingsbarns, Tentsmuir and Elie whilst the popular Fife coastal path passes nearby.
State schooling is available locally with private schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews. There are railway stations at Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank, Markinch and Kirkcaldy with Edinburgh airport approximately one hour and twenty minutes away. The regional airport at Dundee offers a selection of short haul flights.
There are nine cottages at Balmashie comprising one 3 bedroom single storey house, four 2 bedroom single storey houses and four 3 bedroom two storey houses per the detailed floor-plan in these sale particulars. Constructed by Campion Homes the houses offer comfortable and spacious high quality accommodation, ideally suited to permanent occupation or use as a holiday home. The properties benefit from mains water, mains electricity, electric heating and a shared private drainage system. There is an area of shared communal garden ground to the front of the houses with each property benefitting from its own private rear garden. Parking is in a shared communal private area to the west of the houses.
Head out of St. Andrews in a south-easterly direction on the A917 making for Boarhills. The driveway to Balmashie is signposted on the left a short distance past the Fairmont Hotel.
The EPC ratings are as follow:
House 1 - D
House 2 - D
House 3 - D
House 4 - D
House 5- D
House 6 - D
House 7 - D
House 8 - D
House 9 - E
Viewing is strictly by prior appointment and only through the selling agents CKD Galbraith.
There may be scope to purchase the furniture by way of separate negotiation and there will be a modest factoring fee in relation to communal areas, drainage and such like, the terms of which will be set out in the Deed of Conditions relating to the site. Further details are available from the selling agents
RESERVATION FEE & DEPOSIT
A non-refundable reservation fee of £1,000 will be payable at the point of reserving a property, which will be deducted from the ultimate selling price. An “offer to sell” will then be issued by the vendors’ solicitor in standard terms. Missives will require to be concluded within a period of two weeks from the reservation date, failing which the property will be re-marketed and the reservation fee will be retained by the vendors. Within seven days of the conclusion of missives a deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid. The deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete the sale for reasons not attributable to the sellers or of their agents.
It is anticipated that entry will be available from late 2015.