Woodend House is a charming B listed country property comprising a delightful extended period house with beautiful garden in a highly secluded and enchanting edge of village setting in Gauldry in north east Fife, a short distance over the …
Woodend House is a charming B listed country property comprising a delightful extended period house with beautiful garden in a highly secluded and enchanting edge of village setting in Gauldry in north east Fife, a short distance over the Tay Bridge to the south west of Dundee. Local services and amenities are available in Gauldry itself as well as Newport-on-Tay and Balmullo which between them offer a good range of shops and such like. In terms of city facilities there is rapid access to Dundee from the property, whilst just a short drive to the south east is the ancient and historic university town of St Andrews, “the Home of Golf,” and which offers an excellent selection of services and is also a major tourist destination. The popular county town of Cupar is also nearby.
Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, Woodend House offers great scope for walking, riding and cycling as well as a range of other country pursuits, with the immediate surrounding area also providing a rich home for all manner of wildlife including red squirrels, deer, badgers and many birds. But it is probably golf for which Fife is best known with many top courses in the area including the renowned Old Course at St Andrews, Ladybank, Scotscraig, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and Crail. 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, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace, with the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and the quaint fishing villages off the East Neuk also within a short drive. The beautiful glens of Angus are a short distance to the north of Dundee and include Glen Isla, Glen Clova and Glen Doll.
There are good state primary and secondary schools in the area with independent schooling at St Leonards in St Andrews and the High School of Dundee. The area around Gauldry is well connected in terms of accessibility, with Dundee just a short drive to the north via the Tay Bridge. The centre of Edinburgh can be reached at just over an hour whilst Edinburgh’s busy international airport is about an hour to the south via road. There are main line railway stations in Cupar, Leuchars, Dundee, Ladybank and Markinch.
Woodend House is an enchanting old stone house, very quietly positioned at the end of a private lane. Thought to have been constructed in the late 18th century, and category B listed with Historic Scotland, the house has a very handsome stone facade under a slate roof with a more recent addition of a wing to the east and lovely garden room to the north / west. At the heart of the house is the impressive double height drawing room with open fire and glazed doors to the rear garden. The sitting room also benefits from an open fire with doors off to the kitchen and also the garden/dining room which wrap around the side and rear of the house and are a lovely feature of the property. A door leads from the drawing room into the extension, currently configured to offer 2 bedrooms (1 en-suite) and former kitchen/store but with great potential. Completing the ground floor is the delightful hall with wood panelled study area, a cloakroom and the utility room. A charming old staircase leads to the first floor landing where there are 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite). A ladder then leads from the first floor landing to the extensive attic room which offers excellent additional space with scope for a variety of different uses.
Ground Floor: drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/garden room/dining room, 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite), utility room, cloakroom, former kitchen, study, hall
First Floor: 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite), landing
Attic floor: open plan attic room
Woodend House stands in a delightful well stocked mature garden with extensive lawn and a lovely mix of plants, trees and shrubs. There is a cobbled parking area directly to the front of the house with a very private and sheltered secret garden at the eastern end of the house.
There is a former timber stable block comprising 3 boxes and offering good scope for storage and such like.
On entering Gauldry from the Wormit direction turn first left onto Crawford Avenue and follow this road in a southerly direction. The road then curves round to the west and Woodend Road is then on the left hand side after a short distance. Follow Woodend Road for a short distance and the access to Woodend House is then on the left hand side.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.