Chaumiere is a lovely modern house situated in a quiet position on the edge of the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. The property enjoys a delightful out-look over open countryside with East Lomond rising up …
Chaumiere is a lovely modern house situated in a quiet position on the edge of the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. The property enjoys a delightful out-look over open countryside with East Lomond rising up to the south and the house is easily accessible to the neighbouring Falkland Estate with its wonderful network of paths and open spaces. The house is just a short walk from the ancient and historic town centre which is overlooked by Falkland Palace, the popular tourist attraction managed by the National Trust for Scotland. Falkland is well served by a number of local shops and also includes a primary school, post office and a number of shops, hotels and pubs. 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 Fifes charming East Neuk. There is rapid access to Edinburgh and Perth via the main M90 motorway that runs through West Fife and the city of Perth is only seventeen miles distant and has an excellent range of shops and professional services.
Falkland offers ready access to the beautiful rolling countryside 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. In terms of days out there are good sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Tentsmuir and Elie whilst the pretty fishing villages of Fifes 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.
State school is available locally with independent schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, Dollar Academy, Strathallan, Kilcragston and the High School of Dundee to name but a few. There are railway stations in Cupar, Ladybank, Markinch and Kirkcaldy with Edinburgh airport about a forty-five minute drive to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short-haul flights.
Chaumiere is a lovely modern house largely constructed of rendered walls (with the south elevation finished in exposed sandstone) under a pitched slate roof and offers comfortable accommodation over two levels extending to about 183 sqm (1,962 sqft). The house was built around 2003 and then later extended by the current owners in 2014 to add on the garage, utility room and master bedroom suite. The house is well laid out for entertaining and modern family living and high quality finishing have been used throughout, which include the oak flooring and hardwood doors and skirting boards.
The house is approached from the private parking area by an attractive entrance which leads to a hallway with doors off to a WC, family kitchen and open-plan reception room. The reception room is a lovely entertaining room with a focal open fireplace and glazed doors which lead out to a deck with views over the neighbouring field and East Lomond. A utility room with Karndean flooring leads through to a spacious garage.
The principal staircase leads up from the hall to a generous landing with three spacious bedrooms (1 en suite) and a family bathroom. A side hall, off the reception room, leads up a second set of stairs to the master bedroom with an en suite shower room, good range of built in wall cupboards and a full length window with an outstanding view over the neighbouring field and the Lomond Hills.
Chaumiere is approached from Hill Road by a shared gravel drive, which leads up to a private parking area infront of the integral garage. The house is set in an enclosed garden, which is largely laid to lawn and benefits from borders, terraces and a deck with an outstanding aspect over the surrounding countryside. Built onto the side of the house are two log stores.
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Chaumiere is classified as Band E by Fife Council for Council Tax purposes.
From the centre of Falkland continue in a westerly direction on to the High Street and before turning into West Port continue up the hill onto Hill Road and then the shared entrance to Lomond Fields is on the right handside. Continue up the shared drive past the two neighbouring properties to a the private parking area to the rear of the house.
The EPC rating is C.