The Steadings is an outstanding country property offering a wonderful lifestyle opportunity. The property is quietly positioned in a wonderful secluded setting a short distance to the south of Kettlebridge, with some lovely rural aspects over the surrounding fields …
The Steadings is an outstanding country property offering a wonderful lifestyle opportunity. The property is quietly positioned in a wonderful secluded setting a short distance to the south of Kettlebridge, with some lovely rural aspects over the surrounding fields and countryside. A good range of local services and amenities are available in nearby Kingskettle, Ladybank and Freuchie with Cupar a short distance to the east offering supermarkets and other main facilities. A few miles further to the east is St Andrews, the ancient and historic university town renowned worldwide as the “Home of Golf” with its excellent range of specialist shops and facilities. The city of Dundee is about a 30 minute drive to the north with Edinburgh also well within comfortable commuting distance.
Surrounding the property is some particularly fine countryside with a lovely mix of farmland, woodland, hill and river. The result is home to an array of wildlife and also provides an excellent choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling and riding all readily available. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the area including the Championship Course at Carnoustie and the Old Course at St Andrews. The nearby course at Ladybank is also very highly rated. The wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills and the pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk are just a short drive from Rameldry Mill Farm. There are excellent sandy beaches at St Andrews, Tentsmuir, Kingsbarns, Crail and Elie along with a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties including Hill of Tarvit, Kellie Castle and Falkland Palace. State schooling is available locally with independent schooling being provided at the High School of Dundee and St Leonards in St Andrews. There are railway stations in Ladybank, Leuchars, Cupar and Markinch with Edinburgh airport about a 45 minute drive to the south.
DESCRIPTION Significantly improved and refurbished by the current owners, The Steadings comprises a substantial steading property, currently operating successfully as a B&B/self-catering property with charming owner’s accommodation, central courtyard, extensive workshop and stores along with further ancillary accommodation, attractive gardens and grounds, a lovely two-bed timber chalet and the useful ground rent for 6 further chalet units. In addition there is a further owned timber chalet which is currently used for storage.
Built around a charming central courtyard, the house is presently configured to provide an excellent one-bed owner’s unit with open plan kitchen/family room, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, hall and storage. Adjacent is the B&B/self-catering wing with sitting room/dining room and four double bedrooms all of which have access to en-suite facilities, together with kitchen/sitting room. To the eastern side of the courtyard is an extensive workshop/garage area with four bays and mezzanine store/gym. At the north eastern corner is a further double garage with excellent store room above.
Owner’s Accommodation – open plan kitchen/family room, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, hall, storage.
B&B/Self-Catering Accommodation Wing – four bedrooms (all with access to en-suite facilities), sitting room/dining room, further sitting room/kitchen.
Extensive garage/workshop and bays, together with further double garage.
First Floor: mezzanine store/gym together with further substantial store.
Beech Lodge - Timber chalet with an open plan kitchen/sitting room/dining room, two bedrooms and shower room.
Timber chalet currently used for storage.
CHALET GROUND RENT ARRANGEMENTS
To the north of the property is an area of ground upon which there are six privately owned timber chalets, who each pay a ground rent to the owners of The Steadings. Further details are available from the selling agents on request.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The Steadings benefits from an extensive area of garden ground along with a sheltered central courtyard area.
The Steadings can either be accessed from the north or from the west. From the north take the track south off the main A914 approximately 300 yards to the west of Kettlebridge. Follow the track up passing a farm steading on the left and continue on past two houses. The track continues on for approximately half a mile where The Steadings is then located on the left hand side. It should be noted that the track is fairly rough in places and care should be exercised in approaching the property via this route.
From the west take the Star/Kennoway road south off the main A914 at the Freuchie junction. Follow the road up to the top of the hill taking the left turn shortly before the road enters the woods. Follow the road down for approximately one mile turning left at the junction. The Steadings is then on the right hand side.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.
The integral dishwasher and oven/hob in the owner’s accommodation are included in the sale.
The B&B and Beech Lodge contents and hot tubs are available for purchase by separate negotiation with the sellers.