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4 bedroom house for sale

Sandwood, Pittenweem, Fife

Under Offer £835,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A Magnificent Coastal Position
  • 3 Bedrooms (one en suite)
  • Bathroom & Shower room
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • Sitting room / Bedroom

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Sandwood is situated in a magnificent coastal position on Abbey Wall Road which leads down to the harbour in the charming fishing village of Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife. The house is set in an elevated position overlooking the Firth of Forth and benefits from spectacular south facing views.

The East Neuk of Fife, running from St Andrews to Largo Bay, boasts a number of fishing villages built around picturesque harbours, sandy unspoilt beaches and rich farmland. Pittenweem's harbour is the main shellfish port for the area. The village has a number of local services including local shops, a pharmacy and a primary school. Secondary schooling is available at Waid Academy in Anstruther, a little over a mile away, where there is a supermarket, as well as a further range of local facilities There are many golf courses in the area including all the world famous St Andrews courses, Kingsbarns, Elie and Crail.

St. Andrews, the "Home of Golf", is only 11 miles away. The world famous coastal town has a good range of shops and professional services and is well known for its university which is one of the oldest in Britain. Co-educational private schooling is available in St Andrews at St. Leonards and other private schools, such as Glenalmond and Strathallan near Perth, and Dundee High School, are also within easy reach. The Seafood Restaurant in nearby St Monans and the Cellar in Anstruther are both award-winning restaurants, specialising in local seafood, while the Peat Inn, about 10 miles away, is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Scotland.

Access by rail, road and air is good. Cupar (16 miles) and Leuchars (17 miles) railway stations are on the main Aberdeen to London line and provide a fast link to Edinburgh. There is a dual carriageway and motorway connection to Edinburgh and the airport (46 miles) from Glenrothes (19 miles).


Sandwood is a magnificent, newly built house designed and constructed to an exceptional standard with sensational views over the Firth of Forth. The accommodation is finely balanced for modern day family life. There is solid oak flooring with under floor heating throughout this superbly finished house.


The front door of Sandwood is approached from Abbey Well Road adjacent to the double garage doors. The house is on three levels. From the entrance hall there is a staircase down to the lower ground floor, another staircase up to the first floor and a short staircase leading to a rear corridor off which the bedrooms are located. There is a small galleried landing and a large full height window here, as well as a door leading through to the double garage from the entrance hall.

The principal living areas and reception rooms are located on the first floor. The kitchen, dining room and living room are all open plan. From here the views over the Firth of Forth are exceptional, with glass windows running the entire length of the first floor accommodation. The kitchen and breakfast area are fitted with a range of floor and wall units with granite surfaces. Top of the range integrated appliances include a Neff dishwasher, a Falcon electric oven with four gas hobs and an extractor fan. There is also an integrated fridge and a freezer. The adjacent dining area also benefits from south facing views and has a storage cupboard in which the heat recovery ventilation system is located, while the living room benefits from a wood burning stove. There are also windows to the north of the property in all three of these open plan areas, providing an abundance of natural light, as well as a range of fitted cupboards below the south facing windows. Off the kitchen is a small hallway off which is a walk-in larder with a Hotpoint fridge freezer which is included in the sale. A short flight of steps from the hallway leads up to a landing which is currently used as a study area with fitted storage. A door leads through to a large sitting room / bedroom which has a wood burning stove, a built in corner desk, fitted cupboards housing a double fold away bed, and a sliding door onto a balcony overlooking the Firth of Forth.

The bedrooms are located off a corridor accessed by a short staircase from the entrance hall. All three bedrooms have south facing views over the Firth of Forth and doors leading out to a balcony which runs the full length of the property. The master bedroom suite has a dressing room with built in shelves and hanging rails and an en suite shower room with WC, wash basin, and double shower / wet area. There are a further two bedrooms with built in wardrobes, a cloaks cupboard and a family bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, bath, shower, and door to the balcony. The lower ground floor has a sun room from where sliding doors provide access to the utility room, which has a range of fitted units with an integrated Miele washing machine, a separate Miele dryer, and a sink. There is further storage space off the sun room and a sliding door provides access to a terrace.


The area to the south of the property enjoys spectacular views. Located off the terrace, which has a hot tub, are a shower room with WC, wash hand basin and shower, further storage and a small reception area with fitted desk and drawers which could be used as a study.

The south facing terrace features a range of well stocked flower beds and gives access to the ample storage space that is provided underneath the house. An external staircase leads up to the balcony outside the bedrooms. Steps from the terraced area lead up to a small grassed area and up to a wonderful viewpoint. Further steps lead up to an external car parking/car wash area and to the garage. The double garage has electrically operated doors to the front and rear. The rear door provides through access to the off street parking/car wash area.



Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. Heating is provided by a ground source heat pump and there is under floor heating throughout the property.

Local Authority

Fife Council: Tax Band H

Fixtures and Fittings

The hot tub and all white goods are included in the sale of Sandwood.

Title Restrictions

The Title to Sandwood contains certain restrictions to preserve the amenity of the neighbouring house (West of Sandwood) and further details can be provided on request.

Servitude rights, burdens and wayleaves

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether contained in the Title Deeds or informally constituted and whether referred to in the General Remarks and Stipulations or not. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied himself as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.


Offers, in Scottish legal form, must be submitted by your solicitor to the Selling Agents.

It is intended to set a closing date but the seller reserves the right to negotiate a sale with a single party. All genuinely interested parties are advised to instruct their solicitor to note their interest with the Selling Agents immediately after inspection.


A deposit of 10% of the purchase price may be required. It will be paid within 7 days of the conclusion of Missives. The deposit will be non-returnable in the event of the Purchaser(s) failing to complete the sale for reasons not attributable to the Seller or his agents.


Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

1.They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2.Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.


From Edinburgh cross the Forth Road Bridge and continue north on the M90. Leave the motorway at junction 2a and take the A92 dual carriageway east, continuing to the roundabout on the far side of Kirkcaldy. Turn right at this roundabout and left at the next roundabout onto the A915 and follow this road through Leven to Upper Largo. In Upper Largo continue straight on the A917 through Drumeldrie for approximately 3 miles. Where the road turns right to Elie continue straight ahead onto the B942 through Colinsburgh. Remain on this road to the T junction where it rejoins the A917 and continue into Pittenweem. In Pittenweem, follow signs for the harbour, turning right onto Marygate, then first left into Abbey Wall Road. Sandwood will be seen on the seaward side of the street.

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14 September 2011


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