Church House is a substantial and most impressive country property standing in a wonderful position with a delightful garden and lovely views over the surrounding fields and countryside, just a short distance to the west of the popular town …
Church House is a substantial and most impressive country property standing in a wonderful position with a delightful garden and lovely views over the surrounding fields and countryside, just a short distance to the west of the popular town of Cupar in Fife. Good local services and amenities are available in Cupar, which offers an excellent range of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and the like. In terms of city facilities there is straight-forward access to Dundee and Perth, whilst a short drive to the east lies the ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews which also offers a wide range of services and is also a major tourist destination.
The hamlet of Bow of Fife is surrounded by some truly glorious Fife countryside which is home to an array of wildlife and in terms of recreational pursuits offers great scope for walking, cycling, riding and golf with many highly rated courses within easy reach including Ladybank, Leven, Lundin Links, Scotscraig and Kingsbarns as well as the many fine courses in and around St. Andrews where The Old Course regularly hosts the British Open – the next scheduled visit is in 2021 for the 150th anniversary of the event. Challenging shooting and fishing may be taken locally with some fine pheasant shooting 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 is racing and polo at Scone outside Perth which is also the venue for the annual Scottish Game Fair. The pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk such as Anstruther, Elie, Pittenweem and Crail are just a short drive to the south whilst in terms of days out the open spaces of the Lomond Hills are close at hand along with a number of National Trust for Scotland properties including Hill of Tarvit outside Cupar, Kellie Castle and Falkland Palace. Fife’s beautiful and varied coastline includes several good sandy beaches such as Tentsmuir, Kingsbarns, St. Andrews and Elie.
State schooling is available locally with private schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, the High School of Dundee and several well regarded schools in the Perth area. There are railway stations in Ladybank, Cupar, Leuchars, Markinch and Perth with Edinburgh airport approximately forty-five minutes to the south. The busy regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short haul flights.
Church House is a most impressive country property, beautifully and sympathetically converted to provide outstanding, flexible accommodation well suited to modern day family living. The building dates from 1843, with later additions, and was the church serving the local community until the 1980’s, at which point the transformation into a superb family home began. The house is Category ‘C’ Listed and sits in approximately 0.5 acres of garden ground with the imaginative conversion creating a unique and delightful property with many superb features which could have significant potential for business use such as holiday letting, B & B or similar (subject to consents). With a natural split between the front and rear sections of the house, the formal drawing room/dining room to the front is quite superb, retaining many notable ecclesiastical features and with the superb stone carving of particular note. Adjacent are three excellent double bedrooms (1 en-suite with a further shared bathroom). To the rear of the ground floor is the lovely kitchen/breakfast room and beautiful family room/study with wood-burning stove and separate open fire – folding doors offer scope to use the family room / study either as one large room or alternatively as two separate rooms. Completing the ground floor is the fifth bedroom with en suite facilities, the family shower room, halls, storage and further ancillary accommodation. The first floor accommodation is accessed by either the main tower staircase or a feature spiral staircase from the main hall area. The spacious upstairs sitting room offers excellent flexible living space whilst the adjacent master bedroom benefits from a dressing room with walk in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. Overlooking the main ground floor drawing room is a wonderful galleried reading area and there is also a further separate shower room at this level. Above the family room / study, and accessed via a ladder, are two useful attic rooms whilst there are three unique rooms in the tower with the top floor (former belfry) enjoying wonderful panoramic views over the surrounding fields and countryside.
Church House stands in extensive and delightful well-stocked grounds with a beautiful mix of plants, trees and shrubs along with immaculate lawn and lovely sheltered seating areas. There is a gravelled drive with parking for several vehicles.
Greenhouse, shed, coal bunker, cellar
Central heating Oil
Church House is Category ‘C’ Listed and is situated in the Bow of Fife Conservation Area.
Church House is classified as Band G for Council Tax purposes.
Bow of Fife is located on the A91, approximately three miles to the west of Cupar. At the crossroads in Bow of Fife take the minor road south for Rankeillour and the drive to Church House is then on the right before leaving the hamlet of Bow of Fife.
The EPC rating is F
No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars. Certain items of furniture may be available to purchase by way of separate negotiation and the corner pew in the drawing room / dining room is included.
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 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.
Galbraith has an alliance with Fox Private Finance, a brokerage with a bespoke approach to funding. Through their relationships with retail, commercial and private banks they can assist with securing a mortgage to suit your circumstances. For further information contact Matthew Griffiths on 0131 240 6990.