The Old Schoolhouse and the adjacent Schoolhouse Cottage are situated about one mile south of the village of Kettlebridge above the Howe of Fife, which along with nearby Kingskettle provide a good selection of local services and amenities including …
The Old Schoolhouse and the adjacent Schoolhouse Cottage are situated about one mile south of the village of Kettlebridge above the Howe of Fife, which along with nearby Kingskettle provide a good selection of local services and amenities including a post office, shop, public house, primary school, church and park. A wider more comprehensive offering is available in nearby Glenrothes and also the bustling local county market town of Cupar. The ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews, with its famous golfing connections, is no more than twenty five minutes to the east. Dundee is a similar distance to the north with Edinburgh about a forty-five minute drive to the south.
Thought to date from 1901 and originally the school for the Coaltown of Burnturk area, The Old Schoolhouse and the adjacent Schoolhouse Cottage now comprise a wonderful and unique pair of properties in a lovely walled garden and surrounded by some exceptional Fife countryside. Of an attractive harled exterior under a slate roof and still complete with school bell, The Old Schoolhouse comprises a wonderful open-plan living area with the main sitting room area benefitting from double height vaulted ceiling and fireplace with wood burning stove. Two steps lead down to the dining area, with a short flight and stairs leading up to the mezzanine galleried sleeping area. Off the sitting room is a charming study, formerly the teacher's room, with the kitchen, shower room, entrance hall and porch completing the accommodation. The interior boasts many delightful and unique features including parquet flooring and wood panelling thought to have been salvaged from a nearby mansion house.
A short distance to the rear of The Old Schoolhouse is the Schoolhouse Cottage, a successful self-catering property which also offers unique and enchanting accommodation comprising an open-plan sitting room area with dining area off, kitchenette and bathroom. Upstairs there is a charming mezzanine galleried sleeping area and further bathroom. The Schoolhouse Cottage is also of a harled exterior under a slate roof and is believed formerly to have been an outbuilding to the school. The spectacular interiors are delightful and again feature wood panelling and flooring thought to have been recycled from a nearby mansion house.
The Old Schoolhouse:
Ground Floor: hall, open-plan sitting room/dining room, study/teachers’ room, kitchen, bathroom, porch
First Floor: mezzanine galleried sleeping area
The Schoolhouse Cottage: Ground Floor: Open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchenette, bathroom
First Floor: Mezzanine galleried sleeping area, bathroom
The gardens are an absolute delight with an attractive mix of plants, trees and shrubs. There is driveway parking for several vehicles.
From the main A914 road between Cupar and Kettlebridge turn left just after Balmalcolm and continue up the hill for just over one mile. Turn left at the T junction and continue for about half a mile where The Old Schoolhouse is on the left-hand side.
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