3 bedroom house for sale
Shore, Anstruther, Fife
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Believed to date from the 18th century, this B-listed traditional cottage is hidden down a narrow lane leading to the beach. Presently operating as a very successful holiday let, Shore Cottage has recently been comprehensively refurbished to provide modern family accommodation yet retaining many original features in order to ensure that it does not lose its traditional character.
On the ground floor a welcoming hallway gives access to a well-fitted breakfasting kitchen which has double doors to the garden. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room. Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with en suite w.c. and a family bathroom. On the first floor the bright landing opens onto a lovely sun room which has stunning views over the sea, as do most other rooms on this level. Adjacent to the sun room is a large lounge with feature fireplace, a double bedroom with en suite shower room and a further bedroom. A large bookcase provides access to a secret staircase which leads up to a large floored attic which offers potential for development should more living space be required.
Surrounded by a high stone wall which provides security, privacy and shelter, the split-level rear garden is laid to lawn bordered by many mature flowering plants and shrubs. There is a large patio area which is ideal for al-fresco dining and relaxing in the good weather.
Although the property does not have private parking, there is a plentiful supply close by.
Energy Efficiency Rating D
Shore Cottage is situated in a historic fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife. A picturesque old harbour, narrow streets, cobbled lanes and
old fishermanís cottages characterise the village. Anstruther is one of a cluster of fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife about 9 miles
from St Andrews. It is well served with local shops including an award winning fish and chip shop (The Anstruther Fish Bar). The village also has several popular inns.
Dundee and St Andrews (home of Scotlandís oldest University) have a more comprehensive range of shops, restaurants, cinemas and a lively nightlife. Both are just a short drive away. Leuchars and Cupar have railway stations with regular services north and south. Dundee Airport operates flights to London, and Edinburgh International Airport is just 47 miles away.
Shore Cottage is ideally placed to enjoy the many attractions in the surrounding countryside and coastline. 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 which was the venue for the 2010 Open Championship.
Anstruther has its own golf course and Crail and Elie also have courses of international regard. Amongst local activities the Anstruther Muster attracts as many as 100 boats each year.
Boat trips go to the Isle of May in the summer and neighbouring Pittenweem is host to one of Scotlandís most famous international summer art festivals.