Kirkbrae House is an impressive, family-size, five bedroom property with many high-spec and luxury features situated in the heart of the beautiful Collessie Conservation Village in the Howe of Fife. Local services and facilities are on hand in the …
Kirkbrae House is an impressive, family-size, five bedroom property with many high-spec and luxury features situated in the heart of the beautiful Collessie Conservation Village in the Howe of Fife. Local services and facilities are on hand in the villages of Letham, Ladybank and Auchtermuchty with a wider offering available in the bustling local county market town of Cupar where there is an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, as well as a monthly farmers' market. Going further afield, access to the cities from Collessie is excellent with Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh all within comfortable daily driving distance. The main motorway network is easily accessed via the M90 at Milnathort or Bridge of Earn, with the centre of Edinburgh approximately 40 miles away by road. There are railway stations in Ladybank, Cupar, Leuchars and Markinch with Edinburgh's busy international airport also within easy striking distance. The ancient and historic town of St. Andrews, with its famous golf links and renowned university, lies about fifteen miles to the east. Nearby Letham is home to the acclaimed Secret Garden outdoor nursery and also the local primary school, with state secondary schooling available at Bell Baxter High School in Cupar. Independent schooling is available nearby with a number of highly rated establishments including the High School of Dundee, St. Leonards, Kilgraston, Strathallan and Craigclowan.
Completed about 9 years ago and built to a thoughtful high-quality design, Kirkbrae House has been constructed to a high standard incorporating a number of state of the art green design features including high levels of insulation as well as an energy efficient ground-source heating system. The result is a fine, unique, contemporary house which offers excellent family accommodation arranged over three floors. In terms of the accommodation itself, the ground floor is centred around an excellent open plan kitchen/family room/dining room – essentially the cosy heart of the house – entered through the vestibule from the front door. The room has distinct areas for dining, a relaxed family area and all the usual kitchen facilities comprising integrated fridge/ freezer, double oven and dishwasher. The substantial island unit includes 5-ring gas hob with extractor hood above and integral breakfast bar. The ceramic tiled floor incorporates the integral underfloor heating. The room is well lit from a window to the side and French doors to the front leading to the garden and patio.
A large utility room and storage larder is accessed from the kitchen, as well as the side hallway which gives access to the study/bedroom five, shower room and heat-plant room. The hallway also gives access to a large integral garage/workshop.
A fine oak staircase leads from the side of the kitchen/family room/dining room to the first floor. Five rooms lead from the L-shaped landing: a large sitting room, a rear lobby with laundry area plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer leading to the back door and rear garden and patio, a beautifully tiled family bathroom, the master bedroom with en-suite shower room/ WC and a further large bedroom 2 with fine views to the west.
The large sitting room, accessed from the first floor landing through glazed double doors, has windows to front, side and rear giving excellent views and good lighting. The room includes a fireplace hearth with Morsø wood burning stove that has been installed to a 6 inch pumice lined chimney to give recommended burning characteristics for efficient wood burning.
The family bathroom features a jacuzzi whirlpool bath with WC, washbasin, heated towel radiator, ceramic wall tiles and tiled floor with underfloor heating.
A further staircase leads from a front hallway to the second floor accommodation where double bedrooms 3 and 4 and WC open from the landing.
Ground Floor: Vestibule, Family Room/ KItchen-dining room, Utility room, Storage larder, Study/bedroom 5, Shower room, Heat-plant room, Garage/workshop.
First Floor: Sitting Room, Master bedroom 1 (en-suite), Double bedroom 2, Family bathroom, Utility area and Rear access to Patio.
Second Floor: Landing, Double bedrooms 3 & 4, WC.
Heating for the house uses the highly energy-efficient ground-source heat exchange technology supplying all the hot water requirements of the property including underfloor heating to ground and first floor, radiators providing heating to the second floor, and additional radiators in bathrooms. The system is designed to reduce the cost of heating for both central heating and hot water to between 25% and 30% of the equivalent costs using older technology (e.g. oil or gas), resulting in substantial financial saving over the decades and, of course, substantial reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. The house is wired for telephone, computer broadband and TV points to most rooms.
Integral single garage with space for storage workshop. Power, light and water. External electric car charging point.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Kirkbrae House stands in an attractive landscaped garden with areas of lawn and patio, enclosed by stone walls. There is a block-paved driveway with parking for three vehicles.
The village of Collessie is accessed off the main A91 which runs through the heart of Fife linking Cupar with the M90 motorway. On entering the village from the west, take the right turn where the road forks as you enter Collessie. Follow the road along, passing underneath the railway. The turning for the drive to Kirkbrae House is then on the right opposite a thatched stone studio.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
The floor coverings are included in the sale. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.
EPC Rating = C