Castle Cottage sits in a lovely postion in the village of Tayport and enjoys views over the River Tay to Broughty Ferry and the Angus hills in the distance. Tayport has some good local services including a village shop, …
Castle Cottage sits in a lovely postion in the village of Tayport and enjoys views over the River Tay to Broughty Ferry and the Angus hills in the distance. Tayport has some good local services including a village shop, restaurant/bar and primary school. Nearby Newport-on-Tay has a similar offering of amenities. The resurgent city of Dundee has an excellent range of services.
The property is highly accessible, well positioned for access to Dundee, Cupar and St. Andrews, with Perth, Aberdeen and Edinburgh also within comfortable driving distance. Cupar, Fife’s bustling market town, lies an 11 mile drive to the south and offers an excellent range of shops and services as well as a thriving monthly farmers’ market whilst the ancient and historic town of St. Andrews, globally acclaimed as the Home of Golf lies about 11 miles to the south-east.
North-East Fife provides access to an area of particularly outstanding and varied countryside with hill, wood, river, farmland and coastline. As a result there are a wide range of outdoor activities on hand with walking, cycling, sailing and riding all readily available. It is perhaps golf for which Fife is most well-known however with numerous top quality courses in a comparatively small area including nearby Scotscraig and the world renowned Old Course at St. Andrews which regularly hosts the Open Championship.
There are good state primary and secondary schools in the area with independent schooling on hand at a number of highly rated schools including St. Leonards in St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee. There are railway stations in Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank and Dundee whilst Edinburgh airport lies approximately one hour to the south. The regional airport at Dundee has a growing selection of short haul flights.
Castle Cottage is a spacious Victorian house situated in a lovely position in Tayport. The house is largely constructed of dressed stone under a series of pitched slate roofs with a lovely double bay façade with the cornerstones and decorative window surrounds picked out in light blue. The house is approached from the east by an impressive entrance with a protruding pediment.
Internally the house offers spacious and well proportioned accommodation over two levels extending to about 347 sqm. Although the accommodation is somewhat dated it is full of charm and character and includes many fine original features such as the decorative cornicing and open fireplaces.
The entrance vestibule leads into a broad central hall (with parquet flooring and decorative panelled walls) which lies at the heart of the house with doors leading off to a dining room, bedroom 5/study as well as an impressive sitting room with bay window and open fireplace. A side corridor leads off to a shower room, family room and utility room (with fitted dresser) and into a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, which looks out onto a rear courtyard.
A side entrance approached from the rear courtyard leads to ancillary accommodation to the west side of the property, which comprises a laundry coal store, pantry stores as well as an office/games room with WC on the first floor.
Situated off the utility room is a staircase which leads down to a spacious cellar which is fitted out as a bar.
The principal bedroom accommodation is on the first floor and situated off a broad landing with two built in cupboards and offers four spacious bedrooms served by a shower room and family bathroom.
Castle Cottage is situated in lovely mature grounds contained by high stone walls the house is approached from Castle Road by a gated entrance which leads to a gravel parking area to the west east side of the house. The gardens are largely laid to lawn and are fringed by established mature trees and shrubs. To the south of the house is a useful garden shed as well as a large garage/workshop, which can also be accessed by car from Albert Street.
To the rear of the house is a courtyard which leads to a rear entrance. Built onto the south side of the house is a useful garden store, which leads into a greenhouse.
From the roundabout on the south side of the Tay Road Bridge take the slip road signposted for Newport-on-Tay and Tayport. At the bottom on the slip road turn right onto the B946 and continue for about 1.5 miles into Tayport, where the road becomes Albert Street. Turn left onto Castle Road and then immediately left into the gated entrance of Castle Cottage.
For SATNAV purposes the postcode is DD6 9AN
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
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For Council Tax Purposes Castle Cottage (11 Castle Road) is band G.
The Energy Efficiency Rating is E.