The North House is an outstanding country property comprising an impressive and substantial ten year old Simon Wilson built executive house of a very high specification with a delightful garden and wonderful southerly views. The hamlet of Portmoak is …
The North House is an outstanding country property comprising an impressive and substantial ten year old Simon Wilson built executive house of a very high specification with a delightful garden and wonderful southerly views. The hamlet of Portmoak is just a short distance to the east of Kinross with local services and amenities available in Scotlandwell, Kinnesswood, Milnathort and Kinross itself, including a good range of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and such like. In terms of city facilities there is rapid access to Edinburgh and Perth via the main M90 motorway with accessibility recently having been significantly enhanced with the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing. Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and Dundee are all within comfortable driving distance whilst the ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews, “Home of Golf”, is about a forty-five minute drive to the east.
Beautifully positioned in an elevated setting to the east of Loch Leven, to the south of Bishophill, The North House offers excellent scope for walking, riding and cycling as well as a range of other country pursuits. The immediate surrounding area also provides a rich home for all manner of wildlife including deer, badgers, red squirrels and many birds. But it is probably golf for which this part of Scotland is best known with many top courses in the area including the renowned Old Course at St. Andrews, Ladybank, Kingsbarns, Kinross, Aberdour, Carnoustie and Gleneagles. In terms of days out and visitor attractions the area is well served by a number of National Trust for Scotland properties including Culross village, Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace, with the wide open spaces of Bishophill and the Lomond Hills also offering great scope. The quaint fishing villages of Fife’s East Neuk are within a short drive whilst the beautiful glens of Perthshire and Angus are less than an hour to the north and north-west.
There are several good state primary and secondary schools in the area with The North House in the catchment for Kinross High School. Independent schooling is available at Dollar Academy, St. Leonards in St. Andrews, Kilgraston, Strathallan, Craigclowan and a number of other Perth and Edinburgh schools. The area around Portmoak is very well connected in terms of accessibility with the new Queensferry Crossing having improved communications with the central belt.
Completed about ten years ago and built to a very high standard by the renowned Simon Wilson Homes, The North House was carefully designed to make the most of the spectacular south-westerly views to Benarty Hill and Loch Leven. Externally the house is of an attractive painted wet-dash render with red sandstone detail, under a slate roof. The spacious accommodation is of an exceptionally high standard and beautifully presented, with a magnificent bespoke Murray & Murray handmade kitchen at the heart of the house. The handcrafted Murray & Murray carpentry also features throughout the rest of the house with superb dressing rooms, wardrobes and cupboards, hand crafted mirror cabinets for the bathrooms and bespoke drinks cabinet in the dining room. Entered at ground floor level, the accommodation is “upside down” with the bright main living space at ground floor level and the generous bedroom space at lower ground level/garden level. The well-proportioned sitting room, family room/cinema and dining room offer lovely contemporary living space ideal for entertaining with the sitting room and family room/cinema benefitting from glazed doors/Juliette balconies to enjoy the outstanding views. The spacious hallway, entrance vestibule and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation. At lower ground level the magnificent principal bedroom benefits from a walk-in dressing room and en-suite shower room as well as glazed doors to the garden terrace. Bedroom 2 also benefits from en-suite facilities with bedroom 3 enjoying a spacious dressing room / nursery area. Bedroom 4 completes the lower ground floor accommodation together with the hi-specification family bathroom and utility room. Top quality finishings and great attention to detail are prevalent throughout the house with beautiful oak flooring to many rooms along with oak doors and skirtings. Viewing is essential.
The North House stands in a delightful and extensive garden with lovely terrace to the front with neat lawn. There is a mono-block courtyard to the rear of the house offering parking for several vehicles and access to the integral double garage, which also benefits from direct internal access from the ground floor hall.
Integral double garage and timber garden shed
Central heating Oil fired
The North House is classified as Band G for Council Tax purposes.
Certain items of furniture and equipment may be available to purchase by way of separate negotiation. Further details are available from the selling agents.
Portmoak is situated on the A911 that runs between Milnathort and Scotlandwell. The private driveway leading to The North House is immediately to the east of Portmoak Village Hall.
The EPC rating is C
By appointment with the Selling Agents.
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, Duddingston House, Edinburgh EH15 1RB. Tel: 0131 510 9250.