Ivybank sits in a quiet position in the heart of the highly sought after hamlet of Kirkton of Balmerino. The property is highly accessible, well positioned for access to Dundee, Cupar and St. Andrews, with Perth, Aberdeen and Edinburgh …
Ivybank sits in a quiet position in the heart of the highly sought after hamlet of Kirkton of Balmerino. The property is highly accessible, well positioned for access to Dundee, Cupar and St. Andrews, with Perth, Aberdeen and Edinburgh also within comfortable driving distance. Good local services are available in Gauldry, Wormit and Newport on Tay with all of Dundee’s facilities and amenities on hand across the River Tay. Cupar, Fife’s bustling market town, lies ten minutes’ drive to the south and offers an excellent range of shops and services as well as a thriving monthly farmers’ market whilst the ancient and historic town of St. Andrews, globally acclaimed as the Home of Golf lies about thirteen miles to the south-east.
North-east Fife provides access to an area of particularly outstanding and varied countryside with hill, wood, river, farmland and coastline. As a result there is a wide range of outdoor activities on hand with walking, cycling, sailing and riding all readily available. It is perhaps golf for which Fife is most well-known however with numerous top quality courses in a comparatively small area including the world renowned Old Course at St. Andrews which regularly hosts the Open Championship. Other notable courses include Ladybank, Scotscraig, Kingsbarns and Crail. Shooting and fishing may be taken locally with the lovely quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk such as Elie, Anstruther and St. Monans well within striking distance.
There are good state primary and secondary schools in the area with independent schooling on hand at a number of highly rated schools including St. Leonards at St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee. There are railway stations in Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank and Dundee whilst Edinburgh airport lies approximately one hour to the south. The growing regional airport at Dundee offers an ever increasing number of short-haul flights.
Ivybank is a charming house largely constructed of stone under a series of slate roofs and offers comfortable accommodation over two levels extending to about 132 sqm (1,428 sqft). Internally the accommodation has been finished to an exceptionally high standard with quality finishings used throughout and the whole house benefits with double glazed windows.
The house is approached from the south by an entrance hall with doors off to a bathroom and bright and spacious kitchen/breakfast room with glazed doors leading out to the south facing terrace. The kitchen benefits from a good range of fitted floor and wall cupboards with oak worktops and under unit lighting and incorporates an induction hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine. A doorway leads through to a comfortable sitting room with log burning stove set into a marble fireplace and an archway leads through to a lovely dining/sun room with two set of doors out to the west side of the house. A side hall has doors leading out to the west side of the house as well as a master bedroom with an en suite shower room. A staircase, lit by a large Velux window, leads up to the first floor landings, which has doors off to a shower room and two bedrooms with outstanding views.
Ivybank is approached from the public road by a broad private driveway, which leads down steps to beautifully landscaped grounds offering terraced and gravel areas largely contained by mature hedging and interspersed by shrubs. The grounds are laid out for ease of maintenance with the upper terraces finished in slate with low level lighting and contained by wooden and feature glass balustrades.
From Wormit turn onto the minor road signposted for Balmerino and Gauldry. After on mile take the turning on the right for Bottomcraig and Balmerino. Continue for a further mile and then take the turning on the right to Kirkton of Balmerino. The entrance to the private drive to Ivybank is at the entrance to the village.
Oil fired central heating and hot water.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Fitted carpets and curtains are included in the sale. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.
For Council Tax Purposes Ivybank has been assessed as band E by Fife Council.
The Energy Efficiency Rating is C.
By appointment with the Selling Agents.