Stewart Cottage is a charming house situated on the High Street in a quiet setting close to the centre of the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. The wonderful location offers easy access to the nearby …
Stewart Cottage is a charming house situated on the High Street in a quiet setting close to the centre of the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. The wonderful location offers easy access to the nearby Lomond Hills and Falkland Estate with its wonderful network of paths and open spaces. The house is only a short walk from the ancient and historic Falkland Palace, a very popular tourist attraction managed by the National Trust for Scotland, as well as being served by a number of shops and services within the village itself. Impressively positioned in the lea of the Lomond Hills, the village of Falkland is very well placed for access to Cupar, Dundee and St. Andrews as well as Fife’s charming East Neuk. Falkland also enjoys rapid access to Edinburgh by the main trunk road network which runs through west Fife and the city of Perth is only seventeen miles away with an excellent range of shops and professional services. The new Queensferry Crossing has improved accessibility to Edinburgh airport and the central belt.
The village of Falkland offers ready access to the beautiful rolling countryside of Fife, with a lovely mix of farmland, coastline, hill and river all on-hand. The result provides a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling, riding, sailing and of course golf all readily available. The area is home to an array of wildlife with the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills offering considerable scope. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the area including the renowned golf courses at St. Andrews as well as Kingsbarns, Crail, Ladybank, Elie and Leven. In terms of days out there are good sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Kingsbarns, Tentsmuir, Crail and Elie while the pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk, which include Pittenweem, Crail and Anstruther are less than thirty minutes to the south east. There are several popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace itself. State schooling is available locally with independent schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, Dollar Academy, Strathallan, Kilgraston and the High School of Dundee to name but a few. There are railway stations in Cupar, Ladybank, Markinch and Kirkcaldy. Edinburgh airport is about a forty-five minute drive to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short haul flights.
Stewart Cottage is an exceptional property, which has been recently refurbished and offers delightful accommodation of a very high quality with attractive garden, all in a lovely setting. Of a beautiful blonde/yellow sandstone exterior under slated roof the all encompassing programme of refurbishment and renovation that has just been completed offers purchasers the opportunity to acquire a superb comfortable modern property which still retains great character and charm. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with excellent well proportioned sitting room at ground floor with wood burning stove and glazed doors to the rear terrace area. To the rear of the property is the stunning bright kitchen with glazed dining room extension enjoying impressive aspects to the East Lomond hill. The third bedroom/study, shower room and hallway completes the ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs there are two charming bedrooms, one with Juliet balcony to the rear, along with a family bathroom and landing/study area. The beautiful woodwork throughout is a particular feature of the property as is the careful design to make the most of the light and views to the rear of the property.
Full planning permission and Listed Building Consent has recently been obtained to add a single storey extension to the west side of the house.
To the rear of Stewart Cottage is an enchanting fully enclosed garden with lovely open aspects to East Lomond. With a lovely mix of plants, tree and shrubs, including fruit trees, the garden is essentially laid to lawn with sheltered terrace area immediately to the rear of the house.
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The property is classified as Band E for Council Tax purposes.
Stewart Cottage is category C Listed.
Full Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent has been granted for a single storey extension to the west side of the house. For further info see Fife Council (ref 16/04116/FULL) and Listed Building Consent (ref 17/00043/LBC).
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