Summerfield is a lovely East Neuk country house situated in unspoilt countryside 2 miles to the north of Crail, a highly sought-after conservation village providing a good range of shops, services and amenities as well as a picturesque harbour. From Summerfield there is easy access to the other villages of the East Neuk including Anstruther, Cellardyke and Elie. The ancient and historic cosmopolitan town of St. Andrews is only 9 miles to the north and offers an excellent range of facilities along with a highly regarded university and is also known world-wide as the Home of Golf. About seventeen miles to the north-west lies Cupar, Fife's thriving county market town which also provides a good range of services. In terms of city amenities Dundee is about 23 miles to the north and Edinburgh about 51 mils to the south via the Forth Road Bridge.
Surrounding Summerfield is an area of glorious Fife countryside comprising a wonderful mix of fertile farmland, woodland, hill, stunning coastline and river. The result is home to an array of wildlife and for the outdoor enthusiast offers access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including riding, cycling, walking, sailing and of course golf with many highly rated courses within easy reach including the courses at Crail itself (seventh oldest golf club in the world), Kingsbarns, St. Andrews Bay, Elie, Leven and also the numerous fine courses in and around St. Andrews itself where the Old Course regularly hosts the British Open. Challenging shooting and fishing may be taken locally and there are some fine pheasant shoots nearby. The Fife Hunt is the most northerly pack of fox hounds in the UK and there are many opportunities for riding with pony clubs for the younger enthusiast.
There are many options in the area in terms of days out with a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace. Fife's beautiful and varied coastline includes several lovely sandy beaches such as Tentsmuir, Elie and St. Andrews with the very popular Fife Coastal Path also running through Crail.
State schooling is available locally with private schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews. There are railway stations at Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank, Markinch and Kirkcaldy with Edinburgh Airport less than an hour and twenty minutes to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a selection of short haul flights.
The original part of Summerfield dates from 1766 and it has subsequently been extended on the site of former farm buildings to create spacious and beautifully proportioned accommodation over two levels extending to about 275 sqm (2,968 sqft). The house is largely built of rendered and exposed stone walls under a series of red pan-tiled roofs and the eastern elevation is surmounted by crow stepped gables. The house is full of charm and character and has been finished to an exceptionally high standard and has many fine features including the open plan kitchen with Aga and the galleried landing leading to the bedroom accommodation the first floor.
The house is approached from the south by a spacious vestibule which leads into a central family room with a corridor leading off to a family bathroom and drawing room with a cathedral ceiling and French doors leading out to a lovely east facing terrace. A further door leads off the family room to an open plan kitchen / sitting room / dining room with an open fireplace and an archway leading through to a utility room with back hall.
A corridor leads off the kitchen to two spacious bedroom served by a family bathroom with a roll top bath. An impressive wooden staircase leads up from the family room to a first floor galleried landing leading to two further spacious bedrooms.
Summerfield is approached by a gravel driveway and is situated in lovely gardens and grounds which are largely laid to lawn. To the west side of the house is a small stone outbuilding and to the east is a general purpose shed with corrugated iron clad roof and walls with three loose boxes. Double wooden gates leads through to a field to the east side of the house contained by post and wire fencing with a further gateway leading through to a series of smaller paddocks sheltered by strips of established woodland.
From Crail take the A917 in a northerly direction following the signs for St Andrews. After about 1 mile turn left onto a B9171 and continue for about a quarter of a mile and then turn right and continue up the shared private drive leading up to Summerfield.
Ground source heat pump heats the central heating and hot water.
Oil fired Aga.
Summerfield is approached from the public road by a shared private drive. Maintenance is shared.
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FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Fitted carpets are included in the sale. The light fixtures and curtains are excluded. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars. A Saltire field shelter is available for purchase by separate negotiation with the vendor.
For Council Tax Purposes Summerfield has been assessed by Fife Council as Band G.
EPC rating C.
By appointment with the Selling Agents.
1. These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.
2. Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the property. Nothing within the particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the structural condition, nor the working order of services and appliances.
3. These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.
4. Closing Date
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to CKD Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously.
The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties.
Formal offers in the acceptable Scottish form should be submitted, through a Scottish Lawyer, to 16 St. Catherine Street, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4HH.
6. Third Party Rights and Servitudes
The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.
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