The Birches is located near to the village of Thornton and the popular Fife town of Kirkcaldy. It is very well positioned for the commuter and benefits from a comprehensive offering of services and amenities in Kirkcaldy including several …
The Birches is located near to the village of Thornton and the popular Fife town of Kirkcaldy. It is very well positioned for the commuter and benefits from a comprehensive offering of services and amenities in Kirkcaldy including several large supermarkets, shops, banks, health centres, restaurants, pubs and hospital. Kirkcaldy Farmers Market is a regular event selling high quality Scottish produce. A wider offering of amenities is available in Glenrothes and Dunfermline which are both close by, with St Andrews, Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh all within comfortable driving distance. There is also easy access to the lovely quaint villages of Fife’s East Neuk such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem and Elie, whilst the glorious countryside and coastline in the area comprises a lovely mix of rolling hills, woods, farmland, river and beaches offering considerable scope for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, riding, cycling, sailing, shooting and fishing all readily available along with an abundance of wildlife. It is the game of golf for which Fife is best known with many highly rated courses in a comparatively small area including the Old Course at St. Andrews which plays regular host to the Open Championship along with the likes of Balbirnie, Ladybank, Lundin Links and Crail. Accessibility is excellent with the centre of Edinburgh only 30 miles distant by road. There is a main line railway station in Markinch and Kirkcaldy, whilst Edinburgh Airport is about 25 miles from the house. Primary and secondary schooling is available locally with independent schooling available at St. Leonards in St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee, along with several highly rated schools in Perth and Edinburgh
The Birches is immaculately presented and offers spacious quality accommodation on one level. The house dates from 1994 and has been fully modernised in more recent years with high quality fittings and hardwood flooring throughout. The property is entered through a hardwood door which leads into the entrance hall giving access to the study, dining room with French doors, w.c./cloakroom and utility area into the kitchen. The beautiful modern kitchen is fully fitted with a breakfast island and French doors leading out to the patio. The sitting/family room is a large bright room, it is split level and has a large bay window with French doors overlooking the garden. Access is from the sitting room to Bedroom 1 which has a large fitted wardrobe and en-suite shower room. The further three bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes and family bathroom complete the accommodation.
Ground Floor: Sitting/Family Room, Dining Room, Study, Kitchen/Utility Area, Four Bedrooms (One En-Suite), Family Bathroom, W.C./Cloakroom
GARDEN (AND GROUNDS)
To the side of the property is a gravel parking area suitable for a number of cars and a double garage. A decked patio area to the south of the property is a lovely sun trap and there is also a larger decked area to the side and a hot tub. Within the garden is a partially constructed summer kitchen which is an undercover outside area being built into the stone wall which could have a number of potential uses depending on the purchaser’s preference. The property also benefits from a detached double garage.
Set to the east of the Birches are two residential building plots benefitting from full planning permission under planning reference 15/00748/Full decided 1st June 2015. Following the formation of an access track to the site the permission is now deemed live in perpetuity. The site extends to approximately 0.22acres (0.09Ha) an offers purchasers to create a home in a private and accessible location. This may also suit the purchasers of Lot 1 who may wish to create an additional detached dwelling in close proximity which would offer additional family members their own self-contained accommodation, equally the properties could be developed and run as holiday lets subject to complying with the current legislation. The plots would be sold together with all appropriate rights to connect into services, we understand mains water and gas are located on Riverside.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION PACK
A technical information pack containing copies of the Planning Consents and associated plans are available upon request from the Selling Agent.
From the A92 exit the roundabout onto the B9130 signposted Thornton. Follow the road for approximately 1 mile turning left onto Riverside. The Birches is the third house on the left.