Bankhead House

Bankhead Farm, Leven, Fife, KY8 5NL

Offers Over £695,000

Bedroom Count icon 5

  • Substantial farmhouse with outstanding views out over the Firth of Forth.
  • 3 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms (3 en suite), 2 bathrooms, WC. Utility room. Stores.
  • Substantial garden with lawns, pond, well stocked borders and a vegetable garden.
  • Second floor roof terrace with outstanding views.
  • Steading building with double garage.
  • Additional land available by separate negotiation.
  • Acreage 0.9 acres

SITUATIONBankhead Farmhouse enjoys a picturesque rural location on the south side of a rural settlement at Bankhead Farm, which is situated two miles from Leven in Fife. The area benefits from excellent accessibility with a good range of local services and amenities available in the surrounding towns and villages which include Leven, Lower Largo and Ceres. A wider offering is on hand in the bustling county town of Cupar which is 8 miles to the north. About 15 miles to the north-east lies St. Andrews, the ancient and historic university town renowned worldwide as the home of golf with its excellent cosmopolitan mix of shops, services, facilities and amenities. The resurgent city of Dundee is also within commuting distance and Edinburgh is 38 miles to the south via the Queensferry Crossing. The area around Bankhead comprises a lovely mix of farmland, coastline, hill and river, the result being a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, riding, cycling, sailing and of course golf all readily available. In terms of golf there are many highly regarded courses in the vicinity including Elie, Leven, Crail and Lundin Links as well as the many highly rated courses in and around St. Andrews where the Old Course regularly hosts the British Open.The quaint fishing villages of Fife’s pretty East Neuk which include Anstruther, Pittenweem and Crail are just a short drive from the property. State schooling is available locally with independent schooling being offered at St. Leonards in St. Andrews.In early June this year, a new direct rail link to Edinburgh will open in Leven and Cameron Bridge with hourly services. There are also railway stations in Cupar, Markinch and Kirkcaldy. Edinburgh airport is about a fifty-minute drive to the south, or there’s a Park and Ride to the airport available approximately thirty minutes’ drive from Bankhead.DESCRIPTIONBankhead House comprises a Victorian stone-built farmhouse, standing in a lovely rural, tranquil setting, overlooking open countryside with beautiful views over Largo Bay to the Firth of Forth and East Lothian and Edinburgh beyond.The house offers spacious and well-proportioned accommodation over three levels extending to 454.8 sqm (4,895 sqft) and is full of charm and character with many original features being retained including the cornicing and an impressive oak carved staircase. The living room and dining room both have large south facing windows and Dean Forge woodburning stoves. The generous kitchen benefits from an oil-fired Aga and the oak fronted units were fitted by local kitchen design firm Murray and Murray. The current owners have created 3 en suite facilities on the first floor fitted with Grohe taps and heated tiled floors. The second floor offers a large bedroom, served by a bathroom. Glazed doors lead out to a roof top terrace with outstanding views over the Firth of Forth. The Edinburgh Castle fireworks can be seen on a clear night.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Hall, dining room, sitting room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, WC, office, two storerooms.First floor: 4 bedrooms (3 en suite), family bathroom.Attic floor: Bedroom with glazed doors to balcony terrace. Bathroom.GARDEN AND GROUNDSBankhead Farmhouse is approached by a shared tarmac drive which leads off to a gravel track leading through an entrance to the spacious grounds and monobloc parking area to the rear of the house with a double garage and covered area leading up to the back door.The large garden is largely laid to lawn and partly bounded by walls. The garden contains an amenity pond with areas of mature trees and shrubs, fruit trees and soft fruit. There’s a patio area with pergola with retractable windbreaks. South of the walled garden is a vegetable garden. There is a drying green to the east, which looks out towards Largo Law.TITLE SEPARATIONBankhead House is being sold by the owner of Bankhead Farm and certain matters will be addressed prior to the settlement of the sale, which include the following:The water and electricity supplies in the garage are currently shared with the attached neighbouring workshop and these services will be separated by the vendor prior to settlement. The workshop houses a soft furnishings business (East Coast Interiors) operated by the vendor’s daughter.A septic tank is within the property boundaries with rights to discharge to land to the south retained by the vendor.A mains water supply will be connected to the house by the vendor prior to settlement.Suitable boundaries will be erected by the vendor prior to settlement.PLANNING PERMISSIONThe owners are retiring from farming but intend to remain within the farm vicinity/curtilage and it is anticipated that future planning permission will be sought for the sites of the two older style farm sheds within the farm steading area.ADDITIONAL LANDAdditional paddock or farmland may be available for purchase in addition, and by separate negotiation.FLOOD RISKFlood maps of the area can be viewed athttps://map.sepa.org.uk/floodmaps/FloodRisk/SearchACCESS/THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OF ACCESS/ SERVITUDES ETCBankhead Farmhouse is approached by a shared, private tarmac drive which leads off to a shared gravel track to the entrance of the house. Maintenance for both the drive and the track is according to use. There are currently 7 users using the shared access track and this number may increase in the event additional houses are built in the steading.DIRECTIONSBankhead House is situated to the south-side of Bankhead Farm which is accessed to the east of the B927 Leven to Montrave road. Continue up the shared tarmac drive and then take the first turning on the right and follow the gravel drive to the entrance of Bankhead House.POST CODEKY8 5NLWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: curated.gladiator.surprisesFIXTURES AND FITTINGSNo items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars. All ceiling lights, curtains, blinds and fitted carpets are included in the sale.