Orchard House is a lovely newly constructed house set in an attractive semi-rural situation on the edge of the hamlet of Charlottetown in the heart of the Howe of Fife. Local services and facilities are available close by in Ladybank and Freuchie, whilst the bustling market town of Cupar is just a short drive to the east and provides an excellent range of amenities with a good mix of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and the like. Slightly further afield is Glenrothes, which is about 6 miles to the south and provides for all city facilities, whilst to the east, the ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews also offers an excellent selection of amenities and is also a major tourist destination.
Lying in the heart of Fife as it does, Charlottetown offers ready access to some particularly fine countryside, with large mixed woods literally on the doorstep, and a lovely mix of rolling hills, wood, river and coastline all within easy reach. Outdoor enthusiasts are particularly well catered for with riding, walking, cycling, sailing and fishing all readily accessible, but it is perhaps golf which Fife is most famous with many top quality courses in the region including the world renowned Old Course at St. Andrews. In terms of visitor attractions and days out, the area is well served by a number of National Trust for Scotland properties including Hill of Tarvit Mansion, Kellie Castle and Falkland Palace, with the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk also a short drive away. Cupar is home to a thriving monthly Farmers' Market. There are a number of good state primary and secondary schools in the area, with independent schooling on hand at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, The High School of Dundee (which now has a dedicated school bus from Ladybank) and Kilgraston at Bridge of Earn.
The area benefits from excellent accessibility with the cities of Glenrothes, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh, with its international airport, all within a forty minute drive south of Charlottetown. There are mainline railway stations in nearby Ladybank (with regular trains to Edinburgh in under an hour), Cupar and Markinch and a local bus route passes regularly by the cottage.
Orchard house is an architect designed newly constructed family home of a timber frame construction with white painted rendered walls under a series of pitched slate roofs. The house offers beautifully proportioned contemporary accommodation over two levels extending to about 298 sqm (3,207 sqft) and has many fine features including the galleried reception room on the first floor which looks out over the living room at ground floor level with double height cathedral ceiling and wall to ceiling windows looking out over the terrace and private garden. There are many high quality features throughout the property which include the engineered walnut hardwood flooring on the ground level and the high specification fitted kitchen and bathrooms.
The house is approached from the south by a vestibule, which leads into a generous hallway with doors leading off to the living room, which has a feature corner stove (by Nordpeis) and sliding doors leading out to a lovely paved garden terrace. Further doors lead off the hallway to a family room (which also has a glazed door leading out to the garden terrace), study/bedroom 5, shower room as well as a lovely kitchen/dining room, which has sliding doors leading out to a garden terrace with an over hanging roof. To the rear of the hall are a utility room, store and a doorway leading to an integral double garage with electric up and over doors.
A broad wooden staircase leads up from the hall to an impressive first floor reception room, which has a balustrade with glass panels overlooking the living room and hallway at ground floor level. Doors lead off to a master bedroom (which has two Juliet balconies as well as a dressing room and en suite bathroom) as well as three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The house is approached by mono-bloc driveway with paths leading round to the private garden and terraces to the west. The generous garden is enclosed by high wooden fencing offering a high degree of privacy and space.
Orchard House is covered by a 10 year NHBC guarantee.
From Glenrothes take the A92 in a northerly direction signposted for Dundee and the Tay Road Bridge. After passing Freuchie turn left onto the B937 and continue to the junction with Charlottetown. Turn right at the War Memorial and after a short distance turn right into a shared cul-de-sac, where Orchard House can be seen on the right.
Postcode KY15 7UJ
Heating and hot water from Air Source heat pump.
J & G Wilson, Kinross
18 High Street, Kinross, Perthshire
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
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The EPC rating is A.