Craigend House is an outstanding and substantial family home situated in a lovely rural location with far reaching views, over the surrounding countryside with Loch Leven visible in the distance. The property stands within within easy reach of the …
Craigend House is an outstanding and substantial family home situated in a lovely rural location with far reaching views, over the surrounding countryside with Loch Leven visible in the distance. The property stands within within easy reach of the sought-after conservation village of Scotlandwell and nearby Kinnesswood which offers a good range of local services. A wider range of amenities is available within a short driving distance in Kinross and Glenrothes. Craigend is well placed for access to Edinburgh, St. Andrews and Perth, all of which can be reached in a comfortable forty minute drive with Glasgow just over an hour away to the west.
Craigend House offers ready access to some glorious countryside which is home to an array of wildlife and, for the outdoor enthusiast, offers easy access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including walking, riding, cycling and golf, with many highly rated courses within easy reach along with the renowned Scottish Gliding Centre. Challenging fishing can be taken locally whilst in terms of days out there are a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Falkland Palace. The pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk are within a half hour drive to the east.
Excellent state schooling is available nearby, for which transport is provided, with private schooling being provided at Dollar Academy, and Kilgraston as well as the various schools in Edinburgh, which are only 27 miles distant. There are mainline railway stations in Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly, Glenrothes and Ladybank with Edinburgh airport approximately a forty-minute drive to the south. Park and Ride facilities are available in Kinross for access to Edinburgh, Perth and beyond.
The area is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts with the National Nature Reserve at Vane Farm on Loch Leven, and the adjacent Heritage Trail around the loch. Loch Leven’s Larder and several other eateries are in the area. Pillars of Hercules organic shop and café is just over the Lomond Hills in nearby Falkland.
Craigend House is a fine early Victorian ‘B’ listed farmhouse, which has been sympathetically upgraded to retain or restore its original features (such as over-hauling all windows), while still leaving scope for the new owners to put their own stamp on the property internally. The internal and external paint work has been finished in Farrow and Ball paints and some of the larger rooms feature traditional wallpaper. There are working window shutters in all the main rooms.
The rear wing consists of a part-fitted kitchen area (incorporating a former dairy with vaulted roof and free standing vintage units), having potential to expand in to what would have been the main living room of the farm. A small room off the living room is presently a study/office. This wing of the house also has a shower room/toilet and rear access to the workshop, driveway and paddocks.
The south west facing front garden and parking is reached by a tarmac driveway. A Queen Anne style door with stained glass panels leads into a spacious hallway giving access to a large drawing/dining room (with open fireplace) on one side, and on the other, a smaller lounge, with room off suitable for use as a fourth bedroom.
The first floor is approached by a beautiful staircase with a landing leading off to three sizeable bedrooms, bathroom and separate WC.
Craigend House is approached by a gated driveway which leads into the lovely mature gardens fringed by a mature belt of trees. The house is located in spacious grounds with a fine walled garden containing many mature trees and plants, two extensive paddocks and an adjoining field (two acres or thereby registered as agricultural land), all fenced, netted and gated to a high standard. There are extensive outbuildings, including a large garage, workshop, garden shed, garden cottage/ playhouse, three substantial kennels and associated runs, and pony shelter.
Water - mains
Heating - bio-fuel stove (installed 2011)
Drainage - septic tank
Electricity – mains
Craigend has been assessed for council purposes as band E.