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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Birkbrae, Blebo Craigs, By St Andrews, Fife, KY15

Sold STC £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Contemporary family home
  • Kitchen/ breakfast room
  • Three reception rooms
  • Study, utility room and bathroom
  • Five bedrooms (3 en suite)
  • Balcony overlooking garden
  • Garden extending to about 1.1 acres
  • Far reaching views over Fife countryside
  • Large under balcony store
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Exceptional recently extended and fully renovated contemporary family home with elevated views


Birkbrae is situated just outside the village of Blebo Craigs and enjoys a commanding position with superb westerly views over the Fife countryside towards Cupar.

St Andrews, "the Home of Golf", is less than 6 miles away. The historic town is home to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club and the famous Old Course. Its amenities include Scotland's oldest university, founded in 1411, excellent public and private schooling for all ages, the Byre Theatre, beautiful award winning beaches, historic buildings and a wide variety of specialist shops and restaurants.

There are many golf courses in the area, including the seven courses managed by the St Andrews Links Trust, and newer courses at Kingsbarns and St Andrews Bay. Nearby Pitscottie has a restaurant and café. St Andrews has a good range of shops and supermarkets and a community hospital.

The house is easily accessed from Edinburgh and its airport, which are reached by the A92 dual carriageway from Glenrothes (19 miles) and the Forth Road Bridge or via Cupar and the A91, joining the M90 at Kinross. Dundee Airport, with daily scheduled services to London Stansted, is only 15 miles to the north. There are mainline railway stations at Cupar (5 miles) and Leuchars (6 miles).


Birkbrae is a fantastic family home which originally dates back to the 1970s. It has recently been extensively renovated throughout and extended to provide exceptional contemporary accommodation. The house sits in a wonderful elevated position with fabulous views over the neighbouring farmland of Fife. During the period of renovation the property was entirely re-roofed and a large extension to the south and west was added to provide a new kitchen and fantastic open plan living space.

From the front porch a double glazed door opens to the entrance hall off which is the boiler room and a corridor leading through to the open plan living space. The kitchen features a range of fitted base and wall units with solid wood surfaces, an integrated Belfast sink and appliances which include an Indesit fridge, dishwasher and a Flavel cooker with four hobs, double oven and warming plate. From here there are wonderful views to the west and a sliding door to the side gives access onto the front terrace. The kitchen and sitting room are open plan and the large windows provide a great deal of natural light. The sitting room also has a sliding door leading out onto the terrace as well as a traditional style log burning stove. Four steps lead up to the open plan dining area which has full height internal windows to the front porch and a traditional style timber roof beam. Situated off here is the family room which has a sliding door leading out to the side of the house. Also adjacent to the kitchen is the utility room which has fitted units, an integrated sink and plumbing for laundry appliances. A corridor leads off from the raised dining area to the rear entrance porch. At the end of this corridor there are two double bedrooms, one of which benefits from an en suite shower room with WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle. The other has a Juliet balcony with double doors with stunning views. Adjacent to this is the study which has fitted shelves and another Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens. Off the corridor leading to these bedrooms is the family bathroom which has a WC, wash hand basin, bath and separate shower cubicle.

A staircase leads down to the lower ground floor level from the corridor above. Here the master bedroom suite provides great views over the garden and the hills beyond Cupar. It has two fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room with WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle as well as double doors leading out into the gardens. There are two further bedrooms on this level, one of which has an en suite shower room with WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle.


The driveway to Birkbrae approaches the south east end of the property where there is parking and access to the front porch. It continues up around the side of the house to a further generous parking area by the rear porch. The house sits in wonderful mature gardens extending to over an acre in size with a range of mature coniferous and broad leaf trees throughout. The principal gardens are situated to the front of the house below a large flagstoned terrace which is accessed from the kitchen and the sitting room. Stone flanked steps lead down into the garden which is well sheltered thanks to a range of well established shrubs including mature rhododendrons and a beech hedge. The front gardens and the terrace all benefit from the wonderful views to the west/south west. There is a further terrace accessed from the lower ground level master suite bedroom. At the bottom of the stone steps here a door leads to a large store room under the terrace which has potential to be converted into either a gym or a games room.


Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage to septic tank. Oil-fired central heating.

Local Authority

Fife Council Tax Band G

Fixtures and Fittings

All fitted curtains, blinds, carpets, light fittings and integrated white goods are included in the sale.


Access to the Property is by means of a private road. There are no maintenance provisions

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.

Square Footage: 3,188 sq ft
Acreage: 1.1 Acres


Traveling from Edinburgh towards Cupar on the A914, just before Cupar, take the sharp turning on the right onto the A916 to Craigrothie. In Craigrothie turn left onto the B939 and continue through Ceres and then Pitscottie. Entering Blebo Craigs on the B939, continue up the hill and bear left at the red telephone box. Continue past the village hall and follow the road for approximately 0.4 mile before turning right onto the driveway marked by a sign for Birkbrae.

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16 June 2016

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