Whirlykips is an outstanding rural property situated at the foot of Normans Law, 6 miles to the north-west of Cupar. Local services and amenities are available in both Cupar and Newburgh which between them offer a wide variety of …
Whirlykips is an outstanding rural property situated at the foot of Norman’s Law, 6 miles to the north-west of Cupar. Local services and amenities are available in both Cupar and Newburgh which between them offer a wide variety of shops, restaurants and supermarkets. In terms of city facilities there is easy access to Perth and Dundee whilst, a short drive to the east, the ancient and historic university town of St Andrews also offers an excellent selection of services and is a major tourist destination.
Whirlykips offers great scope for walking and cycling as well as a range of other country pursuits. The immediate surrounding area also provides a rich habitat for all manner of wildlife including red squirrels, deer and many birds. The public right of way leading to the top of Norman’s Law and the scenic Fife Coastal Path run close by whilst, more generally, Fife and the Cupar area offer ready access to some particularly attractive countryside, with a glorious mix of rolling hill, wood, river and coastline. Riding, walking, cycling, sailing and fishing are all on hand but it is probably golf for which Fife is most well known with many top courses in the area, including the renowned Old Course at St. Andrews. In terms of days out and visitor attractions the county is well served by a number of National Trust for Scotland properties including Kellie Castle and Falkland Palace, with the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk also within a short drive.
There are several good state primary and secondary schools in the area with independent schooling available at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, the High School of Dundee and Kilgraston at Bridge of Earn as well as Craigclowan, Strathallan and Glenalmond towards Perth. The area around Whirly Kips is very well connected in terms of accessibility, with the main M90 motorway running between Perth and Edinburgh lying a short distance to the west. The centre of Edinburgh can be reached in just under an hour whilst Edinburgh’s busy International airport lies around fifty minutes to the south by road. There are mainline railway stations in Perth, Cupar, Leuchars, Ladybank and Markinch.
Whirlykips is a charming rural property evolved from two farm cottages which were extended and remodelled around 1993 to create an exceptional country home offering comfortable and well proportioned accommodation over two levels extending to 250 sqm (2,690 sqft).
The property benefits from many fine features including exposed stone walls, stripped oak floors and a bespoke kitchen which is serviced by a good range of integral appliances. The house is accessed by a spacious glazed porch which leads to the dining kitchen as well as a useful utility room. An archway connects the dining area to a sitting room with log burning stove and picturesque aspect over the garden. Glazed french doors open to the enclosed western terrace. A further door to the rear of the kitchen provides access to the formal dining room which lies at the heart of the house and has a door which opens to a south facing terrace. Glazed double doors provide access to the central hall. Situated off the hall is a Jack and Jill WC, which serves as another access to the utility room. The family room/bedroom 4 with log burning stove and the master bedroom which has an en-suite bathroom are also accessed from the hall.
A staircase rises to the first floor landing and two spacious double bedrooms both of which benefit from generous storerooms and en-suite facilities.
A door leads off bedroom 3 to a large and partially floored attic which offers potential to be converted subject to the usual consents.
Whirlykips is approached via a shared private farm road. A gateway leads to a generous gravel parking area and on to a single garage with store room/boiler room to the rear. The attractive garden grounds are mostly laid to lawn with areas of mature trees and shrubs. A pretty burn runs down the west side of the garden. There are two terraces to the south side of the property which look out over the private grounds. To the rear is a partially glazed stone outbuilding providing useful storage and greenhouse facilities.
Heading west out of Cupar on the A91 turn right on to Balgarvie Road/A913. At the Parbroath crossroads turn left on to the A92 and immediately right on to the A914. Continue for 1½ miles to Ayton Smiddy, turning right up the farm road opposite signposted Denmuir. Follow this road past the farm house to the cottages beyond and turn sharp right behind them. Continue on this road and Whirly Kips is on the right hand side, just after a cattle grid.
The postcode is KY14 6JQ
Oil central heating and hot water.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Fitted carpets and curtains are included in the sale. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.
For Council Tax Purposes Whirlykips has been assessed as Band G.
EPC rating E.