The Cottage sits on the edge of Rathillet, a small hamlet situated next to the A92 a short distance to the north of the town of Cupar in North East Fife. Cupar offers a superb range of local facilities …
The Cottage sits on the edge of Rathillet, a small hamlet situated next to the A92 a short distance to the north of the town of Cupar in North East Fife. Cupar offers a superb range of local facilities and amenities with a good selection of shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and the like, while just a short drive to the east lies the ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews, renowned world wide as the “Home of Golf”. Nine miles or so to the north over the River Tay lies Dundee, a city very much on the up which is already home to Scott’s ship RSS Discovery and will shortly be the location for the V & A museum. Dundee provides a comprehensive offering of city shops, services and amenities whilst Perth is just over half an hour to the north-west and Edinburgh about a one hour drive to the south.
Surrounding Rathillet is some particularly fine countryside with a lovely mix of farmland, woodland, hill and river. The area is home to an array of wildlife and provides great scope for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling and riding all readily available. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the area including championship courses at Carnoustie and the Old Course at St. Andrews, both of which regularly host the British Open. Ladybank, The Duke’s Course, Kingsbarns, Elie, Lundin Links and Crail are also nearby, whilst the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and the pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk such as Anstruther, Pittenweem and St Monans are within comfortable driving distance. In terms of days out there are good sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Elie, Kingsbarns and Tentsmuir, along with a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties, including Hill of Tarvit, Falkland Palace and Kellie Castle. There are railway stations in Cupar, Leuchars and Ladybank with Edinburgh airport about one hour to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short-haul flights.
The Cottage is a charming semi-detached house largely constructed of stone under a series of slate roofs and offers accommodation over two levels extending to about 147 sqm (1,582 sqft). The house is approached by a hallway with doors off to a large cloakroom, dining room and sitting room/4th bedroom. Situated off the dining room is a kitchen with walk in pantry. Also on the ground floor are a family bathroom and spacious bedroom.
A staircase (with under stairs cupboard) lead up to a first floor landing, which has doors off to two spacious bedrooms with coombed ceilings as well as a useful box room. To the north side of The Cottage is an attached outbuilding with a pantiled roof, which has potential for other uses.
The Cottage is approached from a minor public road, by a driveway which leads through a low stone wall to a gravel parking area to the side of the house. Areas of lawn are situated to the side and rear of the house
From The Tay Road Bridge continue onto the A92 and after about 8 miles take the turning on the left signpost for Rathillet. The Cottage is the second house on the right on entering the village.
Private drainage to shared septic tank.
A right of way will be retained for a small electric substation, which is located in the garden.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
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HEALTH AND SAFETY
The roof of the outbuilding to the side of the house is in need of urgent repair and should only be enter at viewers own risk.
For Council Tax Purposes The Cottage has been assessed as Band C by Fife Council.
EPC rating G.