The Farmhouse is situated in a lovely rural location on the edge of the small settlement of Stirton Mill in North East Fife. The surrounding area comprises a mixture of open countryside and rolling hills with the Motray Burn …
The Farmhouse is situated in a lovely rural location on the edge of the small settlement of Stirton Mill in North East Fife. The surrounding area comprises a mixture of open countryside and rolling hills with the Motray Burn running nearby along one edge of the property.
Gauldry is 2 miles to the north, which has a local shop, school and pub as well as a bus service with regular connections to Dundee and other destinations. Cupar is about 5 miles to the south and has an excellent range of local facilities including a good mix of shops, two primary schools, a secondary school, doctors’ surgery, sports centre, library, restaurants, pubs a regular monthly farmers’ market and railway station on main line to Edinburgh. The ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews, renowned worldwide as the home of golf and with a wonderful cosmopolitan mix of amenities is about 13 miles to the east while the resurgent city of Dundee, already home to Scott’s RSS Discovery and soon to be the location for the Victoria & Albert Museum, is 10 miles to the north east over the Tay Bridge. With its new city status, Perth is no more than a thirty minute drive to the north-west whilst Edinburgh is also within comfortable driving distance.
The surrounding countryside provides home to an array of wildlife and for the outdoor enthusiast is the perfect setting for walking, cycling, riding, sailing, shooting fishing, bird watching and other outdoor activities. Golfers are particularly well provided for with numerous highly rated courses nearby including Ladybank, Cupar, Elmwood, Elie, Lundin Links, Scotscraig and the many fine courses in and around St. Andrews where the Old Course regularly hosts the British Open, the next scheduled visit being the summer of 2021.
The wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills, and the Angus Glens are close at hand, along with several popular National Trust for Scotland properties including Hill of Tarvit outside Cupar, Kellie Castle and Falkland Palace. Fife’s beautiful and varied coastline includes several sandy beaches such as St. Andrews, Elie and Tentsmuir. The pretty fishing villages of Fife’s East Neuk such as Crail, Anstruther, St. Monans and Pittenweem (with its annual Arts Festival) are just a short drive to the south.
State primary and secondary schools are available locally with private schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, High School of Dundee and several highly rated schools in the Perth area. There are railway stations in Cupar and Leuchars with Edinburgh airport about one hour’s drive to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a selection of short haul flights.
The Farmhouse at Stirton Mill is a charming property which formally served as the mill house for the adjacent mill, which in more recent times has been re-developed into two luxury homes. The house is largely constructed of stone under a series of tiled roofs and offers well proportioned accommodation over two levels extending to about 161 sqm (1,734 sqft). The house is full of charm and character and has many original features such as cornicing, open fireplaces and a lovely wooden staircase which lies at the heart of the house. The property has been well maintained and benefits from PVC double glazed windows throughout. The property enjoys outstanding views out over its own grounds as well as the idyllic surrounding countryside.
The Farmhouse is approached from the south-west by a protruding porch which leads into a vestibule and onto a stairways hall, which lies at the heart if the house. Doors lead off the hall to a dining room and sitting room which both have open fireplaces. A back hall leads off to a side entrance, kitchen/breakfast room, bedroom 4/study and a family bathroom.
The principal bedroom accommodation is on the first floor and comprises three spacious bedrooms and a shower room.
The Farmhouse is approached by a shared private drive which leads to a parking area to the north of the house. The garden is situated to the south-west and offers a lovely area of lawn fringed by mature trees and shrubs. To the south of The Farmhouse is an enclosure extending to about 1.5 acres, which leads down to the Motray Water and has a gateway opening onto the shared driveway.
From the A92 take the turning at Rathillet Crossroads in the direction of Newburgh and continue for about 400 m. After passing Rathillet Farm take the first turning on the right signposted for Stirton and Gauldry. The turning to Stirton Mill is on the right after about half a mile and The Farmhouse is situated at the end of the shared private road on the right.
Oil central heating and hot water
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
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For Council Tax Purposes The Farmhouse has been assessed as Band F.
The two neighbouring properties have a right of vehicular and pedestrian access over the drive to the north of The Farmhouse to access their properties. Their titles require them to contribute 10% for the maintenance of the road.
EPC rating E.
By appointment with the Selling Agents.