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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Old Well House, Struthers Barns, Cupar, Fife, KY15

Under Offer £645,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Traditionally styled family home
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Pony paddock with PP for stable
  • Kitchen/ breakfast room
  • Drawing room & dining room
  • Sitting room & library
  • Playroom & boot room
  • 6 bedrooms (2 en suite)
  • About 1.5 acres. 5 car garage
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Traditionally built family home with beautiful gardens and a pony paddock


Old Well House has a fantastic rural setting in the Fife countryside, just 4 miles south of Cupar. The house is situated in rolling countryside and has beautiful views over the neighbouring farmland of Central Fife. Despite its rural setting Old Well House is very accessible, with Edinburgh and Edinburgh International Airport (40 miles) within easy reach via the dual carriageway at Glenrothes (12 miles) and the M90. Dundee Airport (19 miles), with scheduled flights to London Stansted, is also readily accessible to the north via the Tay Road Bridge. There is a railway station at Cupar with regular services to Edinburgh and on to London. Perth is also within easy reach.
Old Well House is well placed for a variety of recreational activities but the area is particularly famed for its association with golf. There is an excellent range of golf courses in the vicinity ranging from the championship course at Ladybank (10 miles) and Cupar Golf Club, to The Old Course in St Andrews, renowned worldwide as the 'Home of Golf' and regular host to the Open Championship.
There are primary schools in nearby Craigrothie and Ceres, and local shops in Ceres. Cupar is a thriving market town which provides all essential local facilities including a good range of shops, professional services, supermarkets and local secondary schooling. The region also has a good range of private schools for all ages with St Leonards in St Andrews and the High School of Dundee.


Old Well House is a remarkable stone built property which has recently been completed to an excellent standard throughout. Although most of the house is relatively modern, aspects of the original building are thought to date back to around 1752. The detached house is heated by a ground source heat pump and has a fresh air exchange system (with heat exchange) which circulates fresh air to the bedrooms / living spaces and removes old air from the kitchen / bathrooms. There is double glazing throughout the house and conservation roof lights which allow plenty of natural light into many of the rooms. Other beautiful features throughout the house include the bespoke staircase and oak finishes.

Entrance Hallway: timber front door with glass surround. Reproduction York flagstones. Belgian made, European oak staircase with North Valley Forge cast iron spindles.

Kitchen: Murray & Murray bespoke kitchen. Granite work surface. Shaws double Belfast sink. Rayburn stove (oil fired). Westin double extractor fan with lighting. Siemens hob with two burners (bottled gas). Siemens dishwasher. Siemens electric fan oven. Siemens microwave. Fisher & Paykel fridge freezer with water filter. Five stage reverse osmosis water filtration tap. Flagstone tile flooring.

Breakfast area: flagstone tile flooring. Glazed door to garden. Duette blinds. Electric conservation roof light.

Family room: full height windows over garden. Engineered oak flooring. French doors to garden. Multi fuel Charnwood stove with flue boiler. Electric conservation roof lights. Duette blinds. Built in book shelf with pocket doors.

Playroom (off family room): glazed door to garden. Engineered oak flooring. Louvre shutters.

Drawing room: double doors to hall. French doors to walled garden. Sandstone fireplace (fire basket to be removed). Engineered oak flooring. Oak display shelving.

Dining room (currently used as a Games Room): engineered oak flooring. Dr Who Tardis (available by separate negotiation).

Utility room: flagstone tile flooring, base units with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a dryer. Ceramic sink. Drying pulley. Laundry chute from 1st floor. Vacuum tank for in house vacuum system.

Library: engineered oak flooring. Arched windows to courtyard. Partially glazed double doors.

WC: flagstone tile flooring, part tiled. WC. Wash hand basin.

Workshop / boot room: flagstone tile flooring, fitted base units. Ground source heat pump. Unvented pressurised hot water tank.

First floor
Galleried landing over hallway and sitting room. Access to bedrooms. Three linen stores / storage cupboards (one with false back). Loft access. Loft with power and lighting.

Master bedroom: oak ceiling beams. French doors to balcony overlooking garden. Hidden flue for stove/ fireplace. Duette blackout blinds and oak shutters.
Master en suite: double wash hand basin mounted on a solid oak unit. Travertine wall tiles. LED wall lighting. Bespoke rubber shower floor. 12" rain shower. Bath. WC. Conservation roof light.
Master dressing room: built in wardrobes with sliding doors. Oak shutters. (Potential to become a 7th bedroom by removing the false back in one of the linen stores).

Five further bedrooms, with oak shutters. One with en suite. Two bedrooms have window seats with built in storage.

Family bathroom: corner shower with body jets. Heated towel rail. Louvre shutters. WC. Twin sinks. Bath.

Garage: stone built. Two electric roller shutter doors with remote controls. Lifting beam. Work pit. Space for five to six cars. Floored loft with staircase access and lighting.

Parking area: large gated gravel parking area. Parking for a further two cars on block paving by garage. Oil tank. Outside lighting.

Walled garden: patio from drawing room. Lawn with planted beds.

South garden: cast iron gates to garden. Decorative patios. Large area of lawn. Large wooden shed with double doors, power and lighting.

Paddock: extending to about ¾ of an acre. Planning permission for a stable.

Courtyard: hard landscaping and raised planted beds. Shared and maintained by residents association fund.


Mains water and electricity. Bottled gas to Siemens hob. Oil tank to supply Rayburn stove. Ground source heat pump providing heating and hot water. Underfloor heating and radiators. Drainage to private sewage treatment system. The EPC suggests running costs of £15,000 over three years, but the owners bills show that their costs are around £10,000 for three years.

Thorntons. 49 Bonnygate, Cupar, KY15 4BY. Phone: 01334 652 285. Fax: 01334 656 331

Local Authority
Fife council tax band G.

Fixtures and Fittings
All light fittings, blinds, shutters, fitted floor coverings and integrated white goods are to be included within the sale. Other white goods might be available by separate negotiation. The mirror / coat hooks, the oak shelf by the back door and number plates on the bedroom will be removed at point of sale.

Maintenance and access
Six properties contribute to the maintenance of the courtyard which is under shared ownership. Seven properties contribute towards the maintenance of the driveway which is under shared ownership.

Taken in June 2016

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.

Square Footage: 4,550 sq ft
Acreage: 1.5 Acres


Leave Cupar heading south on the A916. Follow the road through Craigrothie and continue along the A916 for a further mile. Take the left hand entrance into Struthers Barns and take the first right down the driveway into Old Well House.

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Added on Rightmove:
30 June 2016

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