Castle View enjoys a wonderful coastal position situated on the edge of the sought-after East Neuk conservation village of Crail. The village provides a very good range of shops, services and amenities and from Crail there is easy access to the other villages of the East Neuk including Anstruther, Cellardyke and Elie. The ancient historic and cosmopolitan town of St. Andrews is about a twenty minute drive to the north and offers an excellent range of facilities along with the highly regarded university. St. Andrews is also known world-wide as "the Home of Golf". About eighteen miles to the north-west is Cupar, Fife's bustling county market town, which also provides a good range of services. Dundee is within a forty five minute drive to the north, with Edinburgh about an hour and twenty minutes to the south.
Surrounding Crail is an area of outstanding Fife countryside comprising a lovely mix of fertile farmland, woodland, hill, stunning coastline and river. The result is home to an array of wildlife and for the outdoor enthusiast provides an area offering access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including riding, cycling, walking, sailing and golf. Many highly rated courses lie within easy reach including the courses at Crail, Kingsbarns, St. Andrews Bay, Elie, Leven and the numerous fine courses in and around St. Andrews (including the Old Course which regularly hosts the British Open). The popular Fife Coastal Path runs through the village itself. Shooting and fishing may be taken locally and there are some fine pheasant shoots nearby. Crail is well placed for accessing the various pretty fishing villages of Fife's quaint East Neuk including Pittenweem, St. Monans and Anstruther which are just a short drive to the south-west, whilst in terms of days out the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills are not far away along with a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties, notably Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace. Fife's beautiful and varied coastline includes several good sandy beaches such as Tentsmuir, Kingsbarns, Elie and St. Andrews. State schooling is available locally with private schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews. There are railway stations at Cupar, Ladybank, Markinch and Kirkcaldy with Edinburgh airport less than an hour and twenty minutes to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a selection of short-haul flights.
Castle View is constructed of white painted rendered walls under a series of rosemary tiled roofs and offer flexible and beautifully proportioned accommodation over two levels, which has been orientated to make the most to the outstanding coastal views. The house is approached from the south by a porch, which opens into a bright and spacious reception hallway looking out over the garden and beyond to Crail Harbour and the North Sea. Situated off the reception hallway are a sitting room with a flame effect electric fireplace and bay window. Also situated off the reception hallway are a dining room, bedroom 4/family room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and a kitchen/breakfast room. The house can also be approached by a side entrance, which leads into a vestibule with a cloak cupboard and doors leading out to the rear deck and the kitchen/breakfast room.
Stairs lead up from the reception hallway to a spacious landing with gallery with feature window and doors off to two bedrooms, shower room, box room and store. The bedrooms benefit from excellent storage.
Built onto the side of the house, and approached by a private driveway, is a double garage with electric power and water supply and two store cupboards. To the rear of the garage, and approached by a deck from the side hall, is a sheltered rear garden. To the south side of the house and approached by a minor public road is a lovely enclosed garden with private driveway and terrace with spectacular coastal views.
From the centre of Crail continue in the direction of Anstruther. Before leaving the village turn left onto West Braes and Castle View is situated on the left hand side before the turning in the cul de sac.
For Satnav purposes the postcode is KY10 3RP
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars. The carpets, curtains, blinds and light fittings are included in the sale. The white goods and integral kitchen appliances are included in the sale.
For Council Tax Purposes Castle View is registered as Council Tax band G.
The EPC rating is D.