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5 bedroom detached house for sale

South Kinaldy House, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16

Offers Over £825,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning country property, full of character and charm, close to St Andrews
  • Vestibule; Reception hall; Sitting room; Dining room; Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 5 bedrooms all with en suite facilities
  • Large beautifully landscaped garden

Full description

The property
Thought to date back to 1802, South Kinaldy
House was originally the stables and carriage
house for Kinaldy Farm. The property is B-listed
and was converted around 30 years ago,
and then sympathetically, ecologically and
imaginatively renovated by the present owner in
2009/10. The complete restoration/renovation
includes period organic lime plaster works,
bespoke limewash and beeswax wall finishes,
natural sheepswool thermal/acoustic insulation
and Fife burr elm throughout.
Double front doors open into an inviting
vestibule and then onto a wonderful reception
hallway, which is flooded with natural light
from four arched windows which overlook the
garden. The sizeable sitting room has a feature
stone fire surround with timber mantle and two
arched windows, one of which provides direct
access into the garden. There is a generous
dining room for formal occasions and space for
informal dining can be found in the chef's semiprofessional kitchen, where bespoke stainless
steel units and tops merge with Shaker-style
cabinets and spalted Fife elm to create an
impressive yet ergonomic space, sure to be a hit
with those who love to cook. The central island
unit provides more storage and is fitted with a
5 burner gas hob. Further appliances include 4
sinks, 3 ovens, 3 dishwashers and commercial
refrigeration. To one side of the kitchen is a large
walk-in larder/pantry and to the other a utility/
laundry room and WC. Also on the ground floor
is a guest bedroom with accessible wet room en
suite and a further hallway W/C.

A feature ancient yew and twisted Fife burr
elm staircase leads to the first floor, where
there are 3 large, light-filled bedrooms all of
which have individually designed bath, shower
or wet rooms. Also on this level is the master
bedroom suite, which can be accessed either
via bedroom three as a suite, or via a private
second staircase located in the utility room.
The master suite comprises a large bedroom,
a generous light-filled wet room with multi-jetted
rainshower, extra large Maax chromalite jetted
tub, his and hers walk-in clothes closets and
separate study or office.
South Kinaldy House is steeped in character
throughout and seamlessly blends traditional with
contemporary so is sure to appeal to those with
either taste. There are many notable features but
this is one property that really needs to be viewed
to fully appreciate what is on offer.

Outside
The mature garden is real feature of South
Kinaldy House. It has been lovingly created over
the years to take advantage of its position and
to provide a number of distinct areas each with
its own character. To the rear is a large area of
lawn surrounded by raised borders planted with
a large selection of shrubs and perennial flowers
and bulbs designed to create a country cottagestyle
look. Many shrubs and trees have been
planted to provide maximum privacy and shelter
as well as creating a pretty backdrop. Accessed
directly from the lounge is a sizeable patio, which
effectively brings the garden into the house and
provides an idyllic place to relax on sunny days,
and several other patios are dotted around the
garden. A network of paths meander through
and around the formal garden, and through the
large area of intentionally wild organic woodland
meadow and large pond. There are raised
vegetable/herb beds, a storage shed, a chicken
shed and large walk-in Omlet run inside the
walled garden, and a further fenced and netted
coup enclosure near the pond. There is a large,
original whinstone wash bay area which provides
parking for several vehicles and iron gates give
access to a long driveway, further parking and
private entrance into the laundry/utility/kitchen
area at the back of the house and meadow area.
Due to the size of the wooded meadow and
pond area, there is, potentially, ample space for a
small holding/productive vegetable garden.

Location

South Kinaldy House sits in an attractive, rural
location surrounded by farm and woodland yet
is only 3.5 miles from St Andrews.
St Andrews is Scotland's oldest university town
and home to the Royal & Ancient golf club,
and is known worldwide as the 'Home of Golf'.
The town has a wide range of independent
shops, restaurants and cafés, galleries, the
Byre Theatre, an Aquarium, the East Sands
leisure centre and two beaches, one being the
magnificent West Sands. The Botanic Gardens
with its many species on display, is a tranquil
place in which to spend a couple of hours, at
any time of year. The nearby, popular East Neuk
of Fife has a number of picturesque fishing
villages built around traditional harbours, which
are well worth a visit. The Fife Coastal Path is
a popular attraction for hiking and enjoying the
seaside scenery and coastal villages.
In terms of education, there are 4 primary
schools in St Andrews with secondary schooling
at Madras College in the town or Waid
Academy, Anstruther. St Leonards School in St
Andrews is a renowned independent school.
The area has good transportation links by road,
rail and air. The A92, A91 and A915 trunk roads
provide access north and south. The property
lies equidistant to Leuchars and Cupar train
stations (11 miles); both have regular links to
Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London.
Dundee Airport has flights to London Stansted,
while Edinburgh has a range of flights to UK,
European and international destinations.
The area surrounding St Andrews is renowned
for its spectacular coastline from rugged cliffs
to sandy beaches. For the golf enthusiast, there
are over 44 courses in the region. Tentsmuir
National Nature Reserve with its long stretches
of beach and forest trails are ideal for walking,
cycling or horse riding. The area also has a
great variety of water sports clubs for all levels
of expertise including surfing, sailing, rowing
and canoeing.

Directions
From St Andrews, take the A915 south, signed
Upper Largo. At Lathockar Sawmill turn left
onto the minor road for Stravithie. Follow this
road for about 1.5 miles and the road to Kinaldy
is on the right hand side at the Acorn Nursery
sign. Continue straight down the track (make no
turns) and South Kinaldy House is on the left.

EPC Rating = D


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