Dating from 1879 and originally built as the managers house for the adjacent Arthurfield Linen Works (which are no longer in existence), Arthurfield is very handsome and impressive refurbished period house in a delightful village setting with an excellent …
Dating from 1879 and originally built as the managers house for the adjacent Arthurfield Linen Works (which are no longer in existence), Arthurfield is very handsome and impressive refurbished period house in a delightful village setting with an excellent bright southerly outlook. The popular village of Kingskettle lies in the Howe of Fife, a short distance to the south-east of Cupar. The village and its adjoining village of Kettlebridge provide a good selection of local services and amenities including a post office, shop, public house, primary school, church and park area with a wider and comprehensive offering in the nearby city of Glenrothes and the bustling local county market town of Cupar. Kingskettles superb central location offers straight forward access to all parts of Fife and beyond. The ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews, with its famous golfing connections, is no more than twenty five minutes to the east. The cities of Dundee and Perth are about thirty minutes to the north, with Edinburgh about forty five minutes to the south.
Home to an array of wildlife, the beautiful and picturesque rolling countryside that surrounds Kingskettle comprises a stunning mix of hill, river, woodland, farmland and coast line making the area ideally suited for the outdoor enthusiast. Cycling, riding, walking and sailing are all available in the surrounding area. Fife is particularly renowned for golf with many prestigious courses nearby including the Old Course at St. Andrews whilst Ladybank golf course is highly rated and regularly hosts final qualifying for the Open Championship which visits The Home of Golf every 5 years. Shooting and fishing may be taken locally and for day trips there are several well known National Trust for Scotland properties in the vicinity including Falkland Palace, Hill of Tarvit and Kellie Castle. There are excellent sandy beaches at Tentsmuir, St. Andrews and Elie. The wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills park are within easy striking distance. Going slightly further afield, the hills of highland Perthshire and Angus are less than a one hour drive from Arthurfield. Good state schooling is available locally with private schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, the High School of Dundee and several schools in and around the Perth area. Ladybank railway station provides both commuter and mainline services to Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Perth/Inverness. Edinburgh airport is about forty five minutes to the south, whilst the busy regional airport of Dundee offers a good range of short haul flights.
Comprehensively refurbished and improved by the current owners, Arthurfield is a beautiful period house offering outstanding family accommodation of a very high quality. Externally the house is of a delightful stone façade under a slate roof, with the immaculate upgraded accommodation laid out over two floors. At the heart of the house is the superb open plan kitchen / dining room with gas Aga, separate oven and hob and wood burning stove, as well as a sizeable utility room off. The lovely lounge also benefits from a stove as its focal point, as does the adjacent sitting room / bedroom 5. The excellent newly upgraded shower room and hall complete the ground floor. Upstairs there are 4 very good well proportioned bedrooms together with family bathroom and super bright landing with large roof light above as well as useful attic storage. Arthurfield has a charming and comfortable feel throughout with an excellent standard of presentation and many of delightful period details. The house is understood to have been designed by the well known local Fife architect James Ross Gillespie.
There are good areas of enclosed garden ground to the front and rear, along with off road parking and attractive seating / bbq area.
There is a double garage with good storage, and separate log store area to the rear.
Heating Mains gas
From the A914 take the turning for Kingskettle and then on entering the village
take the first turning on the left. Continue past the primary school and Arthurfield is on the right after a short distance.
The EPC rating is D.
Certain light fittings are excluded from the sale.
By appointment with the Selling Agents.