Mill Cottage is a lovely home situated on the edge of the conservation village of Collessie in central Fife. Enjoying a south facing aspect, the house sits in an attractive landscaped garden and is accessed via a quiet shared …
Mill Cottage is a lovely home situated on the edge of the conservation village of Collessie in central Fife. Enjoying a south facing aspect, the house sits in an attractive landscaped garden and is accessed via a quiet shared private drive which serves the two neighbouring properties. The village itself has a lovely quaint feel with many delightful old buildings and lots of open space including two children’s play areas. Local services and facilities are on hand in the villages of Letham, Ladybank and Auchtermuchty with a wider offering available in the bustling local county market town of Cupar where there are an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and the like, as well as a monthly farmers’ market. Going further afield, accessibility to the cities from Collessie is excellent with Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh all within comfortable daily driving distance. The main motorway network is easily accessed via the M90 at Milnathort or Bridge of Earn, with the centre of Edinburgh approximately forty-five minutes away by road, Glasgow about one hour and twenty minutes and both Perth and Dundee only twenty-five minutes to the north. There are railway stations in Ladybank, Cupar, Leuchars and Markinch with Edinburgh’s busy international airport also within easy striking distance. The ancient and historic town of St. Andrews with its famous golf links and renowned University lies about fifteen miles to the east.
As a county Fife offers an abundance of recreational opportunities and access to some very fine countryside and coastline. The lush rolling landscape is a perfect setting for walking, cycling, riding and golf, with many quality courses within a short drive of Collessie including The Old Course at St. Andrews, a regular venue for the Open Championship, and the qualifying course at Ladybank. Challenging fishing and shooting are also on hand. In terms of days out there are many options in the area from historic National Trust for Scotland properties like Falkland Palace and Kellie Castle to the wide-open spaces of the Lomond Hills. There are lovely sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Elie and Tentsmuir with the pretty East Neuk fishing villages also conveniently located for day trips. Nearby Letham is home to the acclaimed Secret Garden outdoor nursery and also the local primary school, with state secondary schooling available at Bell Baxter High School in Cupar. Independent schooling is available nearby with a number of highly rated establishments including the High School of Dundee, St. Leonards, Kilgraston, Strathallan and Craigclowan.
Mill Cottage enjoys a south facing aspect and is built of white painted walls under a series of pitch pan tiled roofs. The original part of the property comprises a traditional cottage which was renovated in 2011 and extended with the addition of a lovely kitchen/dining room to the east. The house offers well proportioned accommodation on one level extending to about 115 sqm (1,238 sqft) and is approached by a glazed door to the rear. An archway leads off the hallway to a bright and spacious kitchen/dining room with windows on three sides as well as a large roof light and glazed double doors opening out to a garden terrace. A corridor leads off the hallway to a store room, shower room, utility room with WC, a bedroom and a large sitting room, which has a wood burning stove and a door leading out to the front garden, as well as a further door opening out to a master bedroom.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
To the rear of the house is gravel parking area with a double garage with various stores to the side and rear. Steps lead up to a vegetable garden with two greenhouses and an LPG tank.
To the front of the house is a lovely garden enclosed by a stone wall, which is largely laid to lawn with borders of shrubs.
Mill Cottage is classified as Band D for Council Tax purposes, but may be reassessed.
EPC rating – D