Saddlers House is an outstanding deceptively spacious house of great character and charm in a lovely setting close to the palace in the popular and highly sought after historic village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. The property …
Saddlers House is an outstanding deceptively spacious house of great character and charm in a lovely setting close to the palace in the popular and highly sought after historic village of Falkland in the Howe of Fife. The property enjoys a delightful outlook over the village square to the front whilst to the rear there are good views over the palace orchard and beyond. With East Lomond rising up to the south the house offers easy access to the neighbouring Falkland Estate with its wonderful network of paths and open spaces whilst Falkland Palace, the popular tourist attraction managed by the National Trust for Scotland, is within 100 yards of Saddlers House. Falkland is well served in terms of local services and amenities with a village primary school, a post office and a number of shops, along with several hotels and pubs. The popular organic café and farm Pillars of Hercules is within walking distance through the enchanting Falkland woods. Impressively positioned in the lee of the Lomond Hills, the village is very well placed for access to Cupar, Dundee, Kirkcaldy and St. Andrews as well as Fifes charming East Neuk. Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth are all within comfortable commuting distance.
Having featured on the small screen in recent years in the hugely popular Outlander series, 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, tennis 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 courses 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 Fifes 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 of course 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 of the options. 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.
Believed to date from 1777 and originally the village saddlers 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 pantiled roof the property was one of the first houses to be improved and restored under the NTS Little Houses Improvement Scheme. 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 (one complete with cherub) and the hall complete the accommodation at this level. The master bedroom is on the second floor with good storage and en-suite bathroom, as well as 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.
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 for al fresco dining and with a pleasing open outlook. At the foot of the garden is a kennel and run.
Heating & Hot Water Mains Gas
A lock-up garage is available to purchase by way of separate negotiation. It is a short distance away from the house.
Viewing is by prior appointment only through the Selling Agents CKD Galbraith.
For satnav purposes the property postcode is KY15 7BU
EPC rating D
The piano may be available to purchase by separate negotiation.