Wellbrae House is a charming village house situated on Wellbrae 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.
Wellbrae House is a lovely historic B listed property believed to date originally from 1663. With a painted exterior under charming red pantile roof the deceptively spacious accommodation is arranged over two levels and really has to be viewed to be fully appreciated. The delightful main sitting room benefits from wood burning stove whilst the family room enjoys direct access to rear garden terrace via split pane glazed doors. The delightful "unfitted" kitchen offers good space with the adjacent dining room also benefitting from direct garden access. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the entrance hall/study with useful fold-down bed and shower room/wc off. Upstairs there are three well-proportioned double bedrooms together with family bathroom and hall.
Central heating Mains gas
Wellbrae House is classified as Band E for Council Tax purposes.
Much of the village of Falkland is a Conservation Area.
Wellbrae House is category B listed.
Follow Back Wynd due south from the central square in Falkland and Wellbrae House is on the left-hand side where Back Wynd meets Wellbrae. The house stands on the junction of South Street and Wellbrae.
The EPC rating is D.
By appointment with the Selling Agents.
1. These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.
2. Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the property. Nothing within the particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the structural condition, nor the working order of services and appliances.
3. These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.
4. Closing Date
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously.
The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties.
Formal offers in the acceptable Scottish form should be submitted, through a Scottish Lawyer, to 16 St. Catherine Street, Cupar, Fife, 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.
Galbraith has an alliance with Fox Private Finance, a brokerage with a bespoke approach to funding. Through their relationships with retail, commercial and private banks they can assist with securing a mortgage to suit your circumstances. For further information contact Matthew Griffiths, based in our Edinburgh office, on 0131 240 6990.