Bridgend is a charming period house situated on Balmblae, a quiet side street close to the centre of the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. With a lovely south-facing façade across the village towards East Lomond, …
Bridgend is a charming period house situated on Balmblae, a quiet side street close to the centre of the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. With a lovely south-facing façade across the village towards East Lomond, 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 a number of local shops and services within the village itself. There is a primary school at Falkland as well as a 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 Fife’s charming East Neuk. Falkland enjoys 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 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.
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.
Bridgend is a charming period house constructed of exposed stone under a pitched slate roof with a lovely symmetrical façade looking up towards Falkland High Street. The house is full of charm and character and includes many fine original features including stripped wooden doors, dado rails and fireplaces.
The house offers accommodation over two levels, which in brief comprises a sitting room (with an open fireplace), dining room, WC, bathroom and kitchen with a stove set into to the wall. On the first floor are two spacious bedrooms as well as a large dressing room/ child’s bedroom situated off the master bedroom. On the second floor is a spacious floored attic.
To the north side of the house is a large garden, which is largely laid to lawn and bordered by the neighbouring house as well as stone walls and fencing. A courtyard is situated off the back door, which leads off to a garden store and a side entrance, which leads through a high stone wall.
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