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6 bedroom detached house for sale
Cupar Road, Pitlessie, Cupar, Fife
Thought to date from 1737, Pitlessie House is a very attractive B listed Georgian manor house in the heart of the village. It is a well proportioned family house with excellent reception rooms including a spacious dining room and drawing room (both with bay windows) on the ground and first floor respectively. The breakfasting kitchen is well equipped with integrated appliances and an Aga, and opens into a sitting room which is perfect for everyday living. There are a number of original features such as period fireplaces, sash & case windows, a wonderful spiral staircase and stained glass windows in the style of Mackintosh. There are 5/6 bedrooms on the first and second floors creating flexible accommodation for most families.
Guest House Business:
Pitlessie House is currently run as a successful guesthouse with 4 letting bedrooms. The business was started in 2009 and has 2 years of trading accounts. The business is mainly advertised on the internet via www.pitlessiehouse.com and other marketing websites, with visitors coming from Europe, the UK and further afield whether it is for business or a holiday.
Pitlessie House was granted Planning Consent on 15 February 2011 and Listed Building Consent on 25 November 2010 for change of use from a residential property to a B&B guesthouse with the option to install two further en-suite bathrooms on the second floor and an additional shower room in the ground floor utility room.
Pitlessie House lies in a thriving village in the Howe of Fife with a nursery, primary school, village hall and the popular pub, The Village Inn. Within a short drive is Muddy Boots Farm Shop with a cafe and play centre for children.
The market town of Cupar and the university town St. Andrews provide a wide range of shops and services, in addition to the local villages. There is excellent state secondary schooling available locally in Cupar, and private schools in the area include St. Leonards in St. Andrews. There is a further range of private schooling in Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire and Perthshire such as Strathallan and Dollar Academy.
Pitlessie has excellent communication links with Edinburgh which is easily accessible by car and bus and a regular train service from Ladybank and Cupar. Edinburgh Airport offers direct flights to the USA, Europe and numerous UK destinations. Dundee Airport has direct flights to London City Airport.
Pitlessie House is ideally placed to enjoy the many attractions in the surrounding countryside and coast line. There are superb beaches at Elie and St. Andrews and the Fife coastal path is a spectacular walk linking all the East Neuk villages. The area offers some of the best golf courses in Scotland including the Old Course at St. Andrews.
There is an outbuilding housing 2 garages and a work shop providing useful storage space.
The garden lies to the northeast of the house and is totally enclosed by a high stone wall. It is an extremely private area with a mixed orchard of apple, pear, cherry, fir and chestnut trees. To the front of the house are herbaceous borders and shrubs with a stone wall, hedging and a gate providing privacy from the road. There is a gravel courtyard at the back of the house with parking for up to 6 cars.
A property called The Maltings owns the ground to the back of the courtyard and has a right of access across the driveway to the property.