Byre Cottage at Mount Melville Steading is a beautiful property of a very high quality standing in a delightful quiet and established semi-rural setting on the edge of St. Andrews. Commanding superb far reaching views over St. Andrews and …
Byre Cottage at Mount Melville Steading is a beautiful property of a very high quality standing in a delightful quiet and established semi-rural setting on the edge of St. Andrews. Commanding superb far reaching views over St. Andrews and beyond the exclusive setting offers residents the best of both worlds being only a five minute drive or thirty minute brisk walk from the centre of town, whilst at the same time offering all the attractions of country living. For golfers the highly regarded Duke’s Course lies adjacent to the house. Known world wide as the “Home of Golf”, the ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews offers an excellent cosmopolitan mix of amenities and facilities so as to cater for virtually every need with a superb mix of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and services. A short distance to the west lies Cupar, Fife’s busy county town whilst a twenty minute drive to the north over the River Tay lies the resurgent city of Dundee.
From St. Andrews there is easy access south to the lovely quaint villages of Fife’s East Neuk such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem and Elie. The glorious countryside that surrounds Mount Melville comprises a lovely mix of rolling hills, woods, farmland, river and coastline offering considerable scope for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, riding, cycling, sailing, shooting and fishing all readily available along with an abundance of wildlife. Without question though it is the game of golf for which this area of Fife is best known with many highly rated courses in a comparatively small area including the Old Course at St. Andrews which plays regular host to the Open Championship. Accessibility is very good with the centre of Edinburgh no more than one hour distant by road and main line railway stations in Leuchars, Cupar and Dundee. Edinburgh airport is about fifty minutes away with the busy regional airport at Dundee also offering a good selection of short-haul routes. Primary and secondary schooling is available locally with independent schooling available at St. Leonards in St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee.
Byre Cottage is a charming home which offers accommodation on one level extending to about 156 sqm (1,679 sqft), which has been finished to an exceptionally high standard and has been significantly improved by the current owner. The property has European oak flooring throughout most of the accommodation as well as a recently installed log burning stove in the sitting room and benefits from various Velux windows, which have electric controls.
A central hallway lies at the heart of the house and leads off to the sitting room, which has a cathedral ceiling, with exposed beams and a back door leading out to a rear courtyard and a broad picture window with lovely views out over St Andrews, the Eden Estuary and St Andrews Bay. Also situated off the hallway are a spacious dining room and a recently upgraded kitchen/breakfast room with a Rangemaster cooker. A side corridor leads off to a utility room, which leads off to the garage and a further rear courtyard.
The bedroom accommodation comprises a master bedroom with a range of fitted cupboards on one side with an en suite shower room. There are two further bedrooms, which are served by a family bathroom. The third bedroom could also be used as a study and enjoys an outstanding view out over St Andrews Bay. Approached by a Ramsay ladder from a hatch in the hallway ceiling is a spacious floored loft.
To the east Byre Cottage benefits from a lovely area of garden and a terrace with an outstanding view out over to St Andrews. The garden is largely laid to lawn and surrounded by borders of shrubs and to the side is a gravel parking leading up to the attached garage. To the rear of the house two courtyards providing an ideal area for “al fresco” dinning.
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The integral white goods, curtains, blinds, light fixtures and any floor covering are included in the sale. In the garden the sundial is included. Further details are available from the selling agents.
Byre Cottage is classified as Band G for Council Tax purposes.
Byre Cottage is listed as band B by Historic Scotland.
From St. Andrews follow Hepburn Gardens out of town on to Craigtoun Road making for the Duke’s Golf Course. Turn left at the signs for Mount Melville and Balone and follow this road for a short distance before turning right for Mount Melville. Follow this road up past the Mount Melville listed courtyard and continue on up the hill. Take the road that sweeps round to the left (opposite a sign on the right hand side stating Doo'cot) and the houses at Mount Melville Steading are on the right hand side. Byre Cottage lies to the right side of the courtyard.
For sat nav purposes the property postcode is KY16 8NG
The EPC rating is C.