Hawthornbank is a fantastic spacious family house offering wonderful generous living space in a very popular village close to St Andrews. Balmullo benefits from a primary school, shop, pub, post office and bowling club. A short distance to the …
Hawthornbank is a fantastic spacious family house offering wonderful generous living space in a very popular village close to St Andrews. Balmullo benefits from a primary school, shop, pub, post office and bowling club. A short distance to the east lies the ancient and historic cosmopolitan university town of St. Andrews, renowned world wide as the “Home of Golf” and with its excellent range of specialist shops and facilities. To the south-west Fife’s main county market town of Cupar has a very good offering of local services and a regular Farmers’ Market whilst no more than fifteen minutes to the north, the resurgent city of Dundee is already home to Scott’s ship RSS Discovery and will shortly be the location for the new V & A centre. Surrounding Balmullo is some particularly fine Scottish countryside with a lovely mix of farmland, woodland, hill and river. The result is home to an array of wildlife and provides an excellent choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling and riding all readily available long with fishing and shooting. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the area including the Championship Course at Carnoustie and the Old Course at St. Andrews, both of which regularly host the British Open. The wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and the pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk are within comfortable driving distance. In terms of days out there are good sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Tentsmuir and Elie along with a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties including Hill of Tarvit, Kellie Castle and Falkland Palace. State schooling is available locally with independent schooling being provided at the High School of Dundee and St. Leonards in St. Andrews. There are railway stations in Leuchars, Cupar and Dundee with Edinburgh airport about an hour and a quarter to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short haul flights.
Completed in 1901, and subsequently extended, Hawthornbank has a beautiful stone façade with dormer windows at first floor level. The spacious well-presented period accommodation is laid out over two floors. On the ground floor the outstanding double height breakfasting kitchen is a particular feature of the house, with the well proportioned sitting room benefiting from a cosy wood burner. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room with useful family room / snug with open fire off. To the rear of the house is the generous principle bedroom with sizeable dressing room and en-suite shower-room, as well as glazed doors to the rear garden. The excellent recently refurbished family bathroom, utility room, hall and vestibule complete the ground floor. Upstairs there are four good bedrooms along with shower room and hall. The property benefits from good storage and loft space.
With a lovely mature beech hedge to the front, Hawthornbank stands in an attractive well proportioned garden with plentiful driveway parking. To the rear of the house is an excellent purpose built garage with separate office / workshop and attic storage. There are also two timber sheds.
Heating & Hot Water Mains gas
Viewing is by prior appointment only through the Selling Agents – CKD Galbraith.
For satnav purposes the property postcode is KY16 0AE
EPC rating D
The house stands on Main Street, across from the village bowling green.