Saddlers House

High Street, Falkland, Cupar, KY15 7BU

Offers Over £425,000

Bedroom Count icon 5

  • Spacious townhouse set in the heart of historic Falkland.
  • 2 Reception Rooms; 4 Bedrooms (1 en-suite); Library/Bedroom 5; Playroom; Breakfasting Kitchen.
  • Impressive setting, close to Falkland Palace.
  • Lovely well-presented family accommodation.
  • Views over palace orchard.
  • Enclosed garden to rear with terrace. Ideally located for commuters.

SITUATION Saddlers House is set in the heart of the conservation village of Falkland within the Howe of Fife. The location of the property offers easy access to the nearby Falkland Estate with its wonderful network of paths and open spaces. The house is also just a short distance 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 adjacent to 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.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, Kilgraston 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.DESCRIPTION Believed to date from 1777 and originally the village saddler’s house and shop, Saddlers House is a charming B listed house in a prime position next to the church within the centre of the historic and sought after village of Falkland. With its delightful white painted façade and red pantile roof the property was one of the first houses to be improved and restored under the NTS Little Houses Improvement Scheme. Recent improvements carried out by the current owners is the installation of high-quality secondary glazing throughout most of the accommodation. The deceptively spacious accommodation is laid out over four levels with the main ground floor level comprising the lovely breakfasting kitchen, formal dining room, double bedroom and family bathroom. On the first floor the wonderful drawing room looks out over the village square and benefits from an open fire as well as access through to the library / bedroom 5 at the rear of the house. Two further bedrooms and the hall complete the accommodation at this level.The master bedroom is on the attic floor and benefits from good storage and an en-suite bathroom, as well as a Velux window with excellent views over the palace orchard. There is also good attic storage. Completing the accommodation at garden level is the playroom with workshop and store off, together with shower room, hall and garden store. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Dining Room, Bedroom, Kitchen and Bathroom.First Floor: Two Bedrooms, Bedroom/Library and Drawing Room.Attic Floor: Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom and Store Room.Garden level: Hall with door to garden. Playroom, Shower Room and Workroom.GARDEN Saddlers House benefits from an exquisite enclosed garden to the rear with attractive mix of plants, trees and shrubs. There is also a lovely sheltered garden terrace ideal, approached from the garden level hall, which is ideal for al fresco dining and with a pleasing open outlook. A gate opens onto the adjacent green.COUNCIL TAXThe property has been assessed as Band F by Fife Council. POST CODEKY15 7BU WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: ///fabricate.sailed.retaliateFIXTURES AND FITTINGSNo items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.VIEWINGSStrictly by appointment with the Selling Agents.