The Howe is situated in lovely mature grounds in a secluded elevated position adjacent to Pitmedden Forest a short distance to the north-west of Auchtermuchty in Fife. The village community provides a good range of local shops, services and …
The Howe is situated in lovely mature grounds in a secluded elevated position adjacent to Pitmedden Forest a short distance to the north-west of Auchtermuchty in Fife. The village community provides a good range of local shops, services and amenities together with a primary school. A wider offering of facilities is on hand just a ten minute
drive to the east in Cupar, Fife’s bustling county market town. With its new city status Perth is no more than a 17 mile drive from the property whilst a similar distance to the east lies the ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews, renowned world wide as the Home of Golf, and with a wonderful cosmopolitan mix of shops, restaurants
and facilities. The vibrant city of Dundee is a comfortable drive from the village with Edinburgh well within daily commuting distance.
The Howe stands in some glorious rolling Fife countryside which comprises farmland, woodland and hills. The property is situated on the fringe of Pitmedden Forrest which gives access to over 1000 acres of woodland with an excellent network of paths suitable for hacking, cycling and walking. The area is home to an array of wildlife with deer, red squirrels, woodpeckers and owls at Pitmedden itself and, for the outdoor enthusiast, offers access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including walking, cycling, riding and golf with many highly rated courses within easy reach including Ladybank, Lundin Links, Elie and the many fine courses in and around St. Andrews where the Old Course plays regular host to the British Open. State schooling is available locally with private schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, Dollar
Academy and the High School of Dundee. There are railway stations in Ladybank, Cupar, Leuchars and Perth, with Edinburgh airport forty minutes to the south. The busy regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short haul flights.
The Howe comprises a detached one and a half storey villa and was completely rebuilt by the current owners about 1990 and extended at a later date. The house offers beautifully proportioned accommodation over two levels extending to about 195 sqm and has beautifully finished interiors (by local designers and craftsman Murray and Murray), which include the bespoke kitchen and panelling and cupboards in the sun room and boot room. There
are wood burning stoves in the sun room and dining room. The guest bedroom on the ground floor has an en suite shower room and sitting room/kitchenette approached by its own external door meaning it could be used as an annexe.
The pellet boiler and solar thermal system benefit from a Renewable Heat Incentive payment amounting to approximately £934, paid quarterly. Last payment 06/05/21. This arrangement could continue for a period of time subject to new owner’s successful application to Ofgem.
GROUND FLOOR: Entrance porch, entrance vestibule, sun room, kitchen with dining area, bedroom with sitting room/kitchenette and en-suite shower room, bedroom, shower room, WC, utility room, boiler room and a back kitchen.
FIRST FLOOR: Two bedrooms, study and family bathroom.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The Howe is situated in lovely grounds extending to about 8.5 acres, which comprise a mixture of woodland, meadow and pasture. The Howe is approached from the minor public road by private drive, which continues up to a private parking area and a carport to the east side of the house. Approached by glazed doors off the sun room and the porch is a lovely stone terrace, which overlooks the garden and beyond to a small burn to an orchard and a wildlife pond.
A side drive leads off to an area of hard steading to a large workshop (12 m x 8.2 m) constructed of wood under a tin roof with a concrete floor, which benefits from electric power and light as well as a stove.
To the north side of the house is a paddock (extending to about 3.4 acres), which benefits from an agricultural shed (9.0 m x 4.8 m) and beyond is an area of woodland with a burn. Situated off the driveway is a useful garden store (4.4 m x 4.4m).
Take the A91 into the village of Auchtermuchty and turn at the sign for Newburgh into Burnside and continue out of the village on the B936 in the direction of Lindores and Newburgh. After about 1 mile beyond the village boundary take the turning on the left signposted for Glassarts and after a short distance take the left fork in the road and continue up the hill for about 300m. The private entrance to The Howe is situated on the right hand side.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
The sauna and the appliances in the commercial kitchen units are available in addition to the sale. The machinery and equipment in the workshop are specifically excluded and will be removed.