Craig House is a light and spacious family house quietly positioned looking out onto a green in the centre of the conservation village of Falkland. With a lovely south-facing garden and views to East Lomond to the rear, the …
Craig House is a light and spacious family house quietly positioned looking out onto a green in the centre of the conservation village of Falkland. With a lovely south-facing garden and views to East Lomond to the rear, the house offers easy access to the nearby Falkland Estate with its wonderful network of paths and open spaces. The house is just a short walk from the ancient and historic Falkland Palace, the popular tourist attraction managed by the National Trust for Scotland and is well served by shops, a post office, hotels and pubs and services within the village itself. There is a primary school at Falkland as well as a post office and shops, hotels and pubs; there are also tennis, cricket, football, golf and trail running clubs. Impressively positioned in the lea of the Lomond Hills, the village is very well placed for access to Cupar, Dundee and St. Andrews as well as Fife’s charming East Neuk. There is rapid access to Edinburgh and Perth via the main M90 motorway.
Falkland is situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Howe of Fife with a lovely mix of farmland, coastline, hill and river. The result provides a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling, riding, sailing and of course golf all readily available. The area is home to an array of wildlife with the wide-open spaces of the Lomond Hills offering considerable scope. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the area including the renowned golf courses at St. Andrews as well as Lundin Links, Crail, Ladybank, Elie and Leven. There are many local artists and an annual Open Studio event. In terms of days out there are good sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Tentsmuir and Elie whilst the pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk which include Pittenweem, Crail and Anstruther are less than thirty minutes to the south-east. There are several popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace itself.
Highly rated state schools are available locally in Cupar or Kinross with independent schooling at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, Dollar Academy, Strathallan, Kilgraston and the High School of Dundee to name but a few. There are railway stations in Markinch, Cupar and Kirkcaldy with national train services and Edinburgh airport is about a forty-five minute drive to the south.
Craig House is a charming period house is largely constructed of sandstone under a pitched pantiled roof. The house has been considerably improved and extended by the current owners with the addition of the garden room off the kitchen on the first floor leading into the terrace, as well as the master bedroom suite and utility room on the ground floor. Award winning architects Nicol Russell Studio worked to adapt this period house for modern family living, opening the house to light and connecting it to the garden with an emphasis on natural materials. The house now offers beautifully proportioned accommodation over two levels extending to about 175 sqm (1,889 sqft) and is in good decorative condition throughout. The original charm, generosity and character of the house has been retained and there is a wood burning stove in the sitting room and dual use fire in the garden room.
Craig House is approached from the High Street by a private cobbled area (with parking for three cars). A split staircase leads to the main entrance and into an impressive hallway at the heart of the house. Off the hall are two of the double bedrooms and a family bathroom; and a side lobby accesses the courtyard entrance, utility room and the spacious master suite: a staircase leads up to the accommodation on the first floor.
The accommodation on the first floor comprises a sitting room with wood burning stove, study/child’s bedroom, WC and a lovely kitchen with an Aga. The kitchen flows into a light filled garden room with a cathedral ceiling, fireplace and glazed wall doors which open onto a terrace giving immediate access into the south facing garden with its plum trees and view of East Lomond. There is a large half-floored attic that provides extensive storage space accessed via a Ramsay ladder.
The south facing garden is largely laid to lawn and enclosed by stone walls. The garden room leads seamlessly onto a lovely stone terrace. Steps go down to a suntrap courtyard and a side path to the garden door onto the cobbled area off the High Street.
There is a further large section of lawn to the south with a garden shed and access to Back Dykes (a small side street) and a brick garage.
From the centre of Falkland continue in a westerly direction on the High Street towards West Port and Craig House can be seen on the left-hand side just beyond the turning on the right to Mill Wynd and opposite the green. Please park in front of the house if viewing.
Rollos, 67 Crossgate, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5AS
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Fitted carpets and curtains are included in the sale. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.
The current owners looked into the possibility of obtaining planning permission in principle to build a dwelling house in an area of ground to the south of the garden. The relevant authorities considered that it had merit but Fife Council Transportation advised that further investigation would be required in relation to lowering walls. Please contact the selling agents for further information.
For Council Tax Purposes Craig House has been assessed as Band E by Fife Council.