Woodlands is a most attractive C listed Arts and Crafts property standing in a delightful village setting in Strathkinness, a short distance to the west of St Andrews in Fife. Enjoying some good views over the surrounding fields and …
Woodlands is a most attractive C listed Arts and Crafts property standing in a delightful village setting in Strathkinness, a short distance to the west of St Andrews in Fife. Enjoying some good views over the surrounding fields and countryside, the property is very well placed for accessing St Andrews, Cupar and Dundee. In terms of local amenities St Andrews is just a 5 minute drive from the house and renowned worldwide as the “Home of Golf,” offering a fine cosmopolitan mix of shops, restaurants, pubs and the like. The City of Dundee is approximately 20 minutes to the north and Edinburgh about an hour to the south.
The glorious rolling Fife countryside and coastline which surrounds Strathkinness is home to an array of wildlife and for the outdoor enthusiast offers easy access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including walking, riding, cycling and golf. There are a number of top courses in and around St Andrews including The Old Course which regularly hosts the British Open – the event next returns to the town in 2022 for its 150th anniversary.
Challenging shooting and fishing may be taken locally with the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and several lovely beaches including St Andrews, Tentsmuir, Kingbarns, Crail and Elie all within range. In terms of day trips there are a number of National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Falkland Palace, Hill of Tarvit and Kellie Castle. The quaint fishing villages of Fife’s East Neuk are a short drive to the south.
State schooling is available locally with private schooling being provided at St Leonards in St Andrews and Dundee High School. There are railway stations in Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank and Markinch with Edinburgh airport about one hour away.
Believed to date from 1909 and built as the former village youth house, Woodlands is a beautiful C listed Arts and crafts house with many delightful features and a wonderful bright southerly outlook. It is thought that the house was the work of architect Paul Waterhouse (1861 – 1924) who designed the Mount Melville Estate for owners Mr and Mrs Younger in 1900 with the mansion later becoming Craigtoun Hospital.
Of an attractive harled exterior under a red tile roof and with many delightful arts and crafts detail, the accommodation at Woodlands is arranged over two floors. At ground floor the well-proportioned sitting room benefits from a notable fireplace with stove and glazed doors to the garden. Also to the front of the house is the charming bay windowed dining room accessed via glazed doors leading from the generously proportioned kitchen, with large cream AGA. Completing the ground floor is a good sized study along with cloakroom, hall, utility room and side hall. At first floor level there are four double bedrooms with the master bedroom benefitting from en-suite bathroom. The main guest bedroom also benefits from en-suite facilities with a family shower room and hall completing the accommodation at this level. It should be noted that the first floor accommodation is served by two staircases, the main staircase from the main hall together with a further staircase leading from the side hall off the kitchen. A lovely feature of the house is the wonderfully bright southerly aspect from the rooms to the front.
Gatehouse Double garage Greenhouse
Ground Floor: Vestibule, hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, study, cloakroom, utility room, side hall
First Floor: Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms (one en-suite), family shower room
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Woodlands stands in an extensive and delightful well stocked garden lovingly cared for and improved by the current owners.
Woodlands stands on the southern side of Bonfield Road approximately 100 metres from the junction with Main Street.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
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