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17 Thirdpart Holdings

Crail, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 3XD


  • Adorable refurbished country cottage with lovely garden and wonderful coastal views

  • Sitting room open to kitchen, 3 double bedrooms (1 with en-suite shower room), bathroom/shower room, hall

  • Exquisite unique extended accommodation

  • Esse range stove in kitchen, 2 wood-burning stoves and open fire

  • Well stocked sizeable wild garden with poly tunnel, pond and parking. Summerhouse available by separate negotiation

  • Semi-derelict outbuilding with potential, subject to consents

  • Idyllic East Neuk setting

With stunning sea views to the Isle of May, Bass Rock and beyond, 17 Thirdpart Holdings stands in an attractive quiet country setting at Troustrie, a short distance to the west of the highly sought-after East Neuk conservation village …

With stunning sea views to the Isle of May, Bass Rock and beyond, 17 Thirdpart Holdings stands in an attractive quiet country setting at Troustrie, a short distance to the west of the highly sought-after East Neuk conservation village of Crail. Crail provides an excellent range of shops, services and amenities with easy access to the other villages of the East Neuk including Anstruther, Cellardyke and Elie as well as up to St. Andrews which is only about a twenty minute drive to the north. This ancient, historic and cosmopolitan town offers an excellent range of facilities along with the highly regarded university. St. Andrews is also known world-wide as the ‘Home of Golf’. Eighteen miles to the north-west lies Cupar, Fife’s bustling county market town, also providing a good range of services. In terms of city amenities Dundee is within a forty-five minute drive to the north with Edinburgh about an hour and twenty minutes to the south.
Surrounding Troustrie is an area of outstanding and beautiful Fife countryside comprising a wonderful mix of fertile farmland, woodland, hill, stunning coastline and river. The result is home to an array of wildlife and for the outdoor enthusiast provides access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including riding, cycling, walking, sailing and golf with many highly rated courses within easy reach including the courses at Crail itself, Kingsbarns, St. Andrews Bay, Elie, Leven, Ladybank, Lundin Links and the numerous fine courses in and around St. Andrews where the Old Course regularly hosts the British Open. As well as Crail, 17 Thirdpart Holdings is well placed for accessing the various other pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk including Pittenweem, St. Monans and Anstruther which are just a short drive to the south-west. In terms of days out the wide open spaces of the Lomond hills are not far away, along with a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace. Fife’s beautiful and varied coastline includes several good sandy beaches such as Kingsbarns, Crail, Tentsmuir, Elie and St. Andrews, with the popular Fife Coastal path also running along the coast nearby. A car free path provides easy pedestrian access to Crail from the house.
State schooling is available locally with private schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews. There are railway stations at Cupar, Ladybank, Leuchars, Markinch and Kirkcaldy with Edinburgh airport less than an hour and twenty minutes to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a selection of short-haul flights.
Constructed in the 1940’s 17 Thirdpart Holdings was purchased in a semi-derelict state by the current owner and has recently undergone a stunning comprehensive refurbishment. The results are outstanding with the property now comprising a quite outstanding three bedroom house of great character and charm, beautifully presented and finished to a high standard. Laid out over one floor the accommodation is centred around the excellent bright open plan sitting room/kitchen. There is a wood-burning stove in the sitting room as well as an iconic modern Esse Ironheart Delux EWXB multifuel range cooker in the kitchen (see “River Cottage”) which also heats the hot water in the property. There is also a separate induction hob and electric oven. The generously proportioned main bedroom lies to the rear of the house with en-suite shower room, glazed doors to the garden and wood burning stove. There are two further double bedrooms, one of which benefits from an open fire. Completing the accommodation is the main bathroom/shower room, with uk made “Imersa” sit down ‘ficore’ insulated soaking bath by Cabuchon, and hall. Delightful, adorable and totally unique 17 Thirdpart Holdings enjoys many charming features and has been lovingly restored to a high standard. There are high levels of under floor and loft insulation (Ecotherm wool) and beautiful sash and case hardwood handmade double “Planitherm” glazed windows which have a 10 year guarantee expiring 2023 as well as a 5 year external decoration guarantee. All of the internal paintwork is “Ecos” environmentally friendly hypoallergenic paint.
The house stands in a good sized wild garden (approx 1/3rd of an acre) with a lovely mix of plants, trees and shrubs as well as a Northern Polytunnel professionally assembled poly tunnel (see “River Cottage”), pond and areas of lawn. All of the willow was sourced from World of Willow with 15 different varieties offering different colours and uses. There is off-road parking as well as a semi-derelict outbuilding that has potential for a variety of uses subject to all relevant consents and permissions being obtained. The summerhouse is available to purchase by way of separate negotiation.
Water Mains
Electricity Mains
Drainage Private
Heating Solid fuel
The Esse / hot water system has been made ready for use with solar panels. No panels have been fitted but the south facing roof would be suitable for an array of solar and PV panels and a quotation for this is available from the vendor.
Band C
Troustrie lies due west of Crail and is best accessed off the B9171 just to the west of Leys Farm. Follow the track down for approximately half a mile before turning left for Troustrie, 17 Thirdpart Holdings is then on the left-hand side after a further half mile.
EPC Rating
The EPC rating is D
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5. Offers
Formal offers in the acceptable Scottish form should be submitted, through a Scottish Lawyer, to CKD Galbraith, 16 St. Catherine Street, Cupar, 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.
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