Fluthers is an outstanding and substantial family home, situated in extensive grounds extending to about 1.7 acres. The property is screened from Glenwood Road on the edge of Leslie by a high stone wall with security gates. Leslie has some local shops and services, whilst a wider range of amenities are available within a short driving distance in Kinross and Glenrothes. Fluthers is well placed for access to Edinburgh (30 miles), St. Andrews (21 miles) and Perth (28 miles).
The area offers ready access to some glorious countryside which is home to an array of wildlife and, for the outdoor enthusiast, offers easy access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including walking, riding, cycling and golf, with many highly rated courses within easy reach including the world famous courses at St Andrews and Gleneagles. Challenging fishing and shooting can be taken locally whilst in terms of days out there are a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Falkland Palace. The pretty fishing villages of Fife's quaint East Neuk are within a half hour drive to the east.
Excellent state schooling is available nearby, for which transport is provided, with private schooling being provided at Dollar Academy, and Kilgraston. There are mainline railway stations in Markinch (3 miles) and Kirkcaldy with Edinburgh Airport approximately a forty minute drive to the south. Park and Ride facilities are available in Halbeath for access to Edinburgh, Perth and beyond.
The area is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts with the National Nature Reserve at Vane Farm on Loch Leven and the adjacent Heritage Trail around the loch. Loch Leven's Larder and several other eateries are in the area. Pillars of Hercules organic shop and café is just over the Lomond Hills in nearby Falkland.
Fluthers is an impressive category C listed house set within approximately 1.7 acres of established grounds on the edge of the village of Leslie. The property is constructed of white painted, rendered walls under a series of rosemary tiled roofs and dates from the 1920's when it is believed to have been built for the local paper mill owner. The house offers beautifully proportioned accommodation over three levels extending to about 388 sqm and has a lovely south facing facade. A unique feature of the house is the first floor balcony (approached from bedroom 5) which enjoys an exceptional outlook over the grounds and surrounding landscape. The property has been upgraded to a very high standard, offering many modern improvements such as quality bathrooms and a beautifully finished kitchen and sash and case double glazed windows.
Internally the décor has been finished to a high standard and the décor is beautifully proportioned making it ideal for entertaining and modern family living. In brief the accommodation comprises an entrance vestibule leading to broad reception hallway, with oak flooring, fireplace with brick surround and hearth, and cast-iron multi fuel stove. An oak staircase leads to the upper apartments and doors lead off to a wc, sitting room with open fire, study, dining room and the kitchen/family room. The kitchen/family room has a good range of fitted floor and wall units with integral appliances, oak flooring and a traditional fireplace with inset cast iron fire with side bread oven. The drawing room has a broad bay window and a door leading out to a garden deck as well as double doors connecting through to the dining room. From the rear hallway there is also access to the utility room and shower room. A rear hall staircase leads up to the first floor.
On the first floor a corridor leads off to the bedroom accommodation, which comprises a master bedroom with a bay window and an en-suite shower room. The master bedroom also benefits from an original fireplace with tiled hearth, wooden floor and storage provided by built-in wardrobes. There are six further bedrooms and two bathrooms.
On the second floor is a snug, which has two walk-in attic stores to either side.
Externally, the property sits within extensive garden grounds with a southerly outlook. The grounds are accessed via electric gates into a circular driveway, providing ample parking. To the rear are three timber garages, dog kennels with an enclosed run, hen house and enclosed vegetable garden. There is a lovely collection of mature trees and shrubs. The garden is principally laid to lawn, with fruit trees, mature shrubs and plants and a southerly aspect.
Maloco & Associates, 6 Bonnar St, Dunfermline KY12 7JR
Fluthers is registered in Council Tax Band G by Fife Council
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Fitted carpets and curtains are included in the sale. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.
To the rear of the property the furthest part of the driveway continues on to the neighbouring property.
The Energy Efficiency Rating is E.