Lilac Cottage is a delightful terraced house quietly positioned in a lovely setting in the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. With pretty garden and views to East Lomond to the rear the house offers easy …
Lilac Cottage is a delightful terraced house quietly positioned in a lovely setting in the conservation village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. With pretty garden and views to East Lomond to the rear the house offers easy access to the nearby Falkland Estate with its wonderful network of paths and open spaces. The house is also just a short walk from the ancient and historic Falkland Palace, the popular tourist attraction managed by the National Trust for Scotland, and is well served by a number of local shops and services within the village itself. There is a primary school at Falkland as well as a post office and a number of shops, hotels and pubs. Impressively positioned in the lea of the Lomond Hills, the village is very well placed for access to Cupar, Dundee and St. Andrews as well as Fife’s charming East Neuk. There is rapid access to Edinburgh and Perth via the main M90 motorway that runs through west Fife and the city of Perth is only seventeen miles distant and has an excellent range of shops and professional services.
Falkland offers ready access to the beautiful rolling countryside of Fife with a lovely mix of farmland, coastline, hill and river. The result provides a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling, riding, sailing and of course golf all readily available. The area is home to an array of wildlife with the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills offering considerable scope. There are many highly regarded golf courses in the area including the renowned golf course at St. Andrews, as well as Lundin Links, Crail, Ladybank, Elie and Leven. In terms of days out there are good sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Tentsmuir and Elie whilst the pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk which include Pittenweem Crail and Anstruther are less than thirty minutes to the south-east. There are several popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace itself.
State school is available locally with independent schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, Dollar Academy, Strathallan, Kilcragston and the High School of Dundee to name but a few. There are railway stations in Cupar, Ladybank, Markinch and Kirkcaldy with Edinburgh airport about a forty-five minute drive to the south. The regional airport at Dundee offers a good selection of short-haul flights.
Lilac cottage stands in a lovely quiet established setting on West Port in Falkland close to the entry to Falkland Estate. The house is of a charming stone façade under a slate roof with a timber clad kitchen extension to the rear. The immaculate contemporary accommodation comprises excellent open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen at ground floor level together with double bedroom, study/bedroom 4 and bathroom. There are two bedrooms at first floor level (one with Juliet balcony) and a further bathroom with sunken bath with shower above. Completed to a high standard the unique accommodation has great charm along with many delightful features. The wonderful open-plan reception room is a particular feature of the property with stunning picture windows over the rear garden and aspects to the Lomond Hills beyond. There is an AGA wooden coal burner stove in the sitting room and range style cooker the kitchen. The main reception room benefits from lovely aged oak and the whole house has been carefully designed to make the very most of the available space incorporating clever design and storage solutions.
To the rear of the house is an enchanting enclosed cottage garden with neat lawn and a lovely mix of plants and shrubs. Sheltered seating areas enjoy the wonderful outlook to the Lomonds. There is a garden store.
Lilac Cottage is classified as Band D by Fife Council for Council Tax purposes.
From the centre of Falkland continue in a westerly direction on to the High Street. At the fork in the road take the right turn into West Port sign posted for the Falkland Estate and cricket club and Lilac Cottage is then on the left after a short distances.
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