4 bedroom detached house for saleSeabeach, 21 West Shore, Pittenweem, Fife, KY10
- Exceptional beach front position
- House and possible building plot (STP)
- Family kitchen
- Dining room and sitting room
- 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms & WC
- Summer house studio
- Slipway access
- EPC Rating = F
Delightful family house with views over Pittenweem Bay and the Firth of Forth to the Bass Rock and beyond. Includes possible development plot.
Seabeach is set off the West Shore in the shelter of Pittenweem bay within the village conservation area. It has uninterrupted views over the shore and its skerries reaching far over the sea to the Isle of May, the Bass Rock and even the Lammermuir Hills beyond East Lothian to the south.
The East Neuk of Fife, running from St Andrews to Largo Bay, boasts a number of fishing villages built around traditional harbours, sandy, unspoilt beaches and fertile farmland. The village is home to a fleet of fishing vessels which can be seen from the house as they come and go from the picturesque harbour. The village has a number of local services including independent shops, a pharmacy and a primary school. The area also has a rich heritage in regional produce and has a number of well regarded restaurants including the award-winning Craig Miller Seafood Restaurant in nearby St Monans and The Cellar in Anstruther, specialising in freshly caught seafood, while The Peat Inn, about 10 miles away, is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Scotland. There is also a vibrant arts and crafts community centred on the village and it is host to the Pittenweem Arts Festival to which artists and visitors travel from far and wide.
Secondary schooling is available at Waid Academy in Anstruther, a little over a mile away, where there is a Co-op supermarket, as well as a further range of local facilities. There are many golf courses in the area including all the world famous St Andrews courses, Kingsbarns, Elie and Crail. St Andrews, the "Home of Golf", is only 11 miles away. The world famous coastal town has a good range of shops and professional services and is well known for its university which is one of the oldest in Britain. Co-educational private education is available at St Leonards.
Access by rail, road and air is good. Cupar (16 miles) and Leuchars (17 miles) railway stations are on the main Aberdeen to London line and provide a fast link to Edinburgh and Dundee. There is a dual carriageway and motorway connection to Edinburgh and the airport (44 miles) from Glenrothes (17.5 miles). Dundee Airport (25 miles) has scheduled flights to London Stansted.
Seabeach is a traditional house which has been extended in recent years to incorporate a sun room, a modern family kitchen and additional bedrooms.
On the ground floor the principal entrance is via the sun room. This leads into the dining room - a cosy reception room with a real flame gas fire. A door leads through to the back hall where there is a back door to the garden and a cloakroom with WC. The large dining kitchen has fitted units and a good range of integrated appliances including microwave, oven, ceramic hob and extractor fan, dishwasher, and space for a large fridge freezer and washing machine.
An inner hall is located off the dining room and leads to the sitting room which has a window framing the stunning sea view. There is an open fire with a cast iron surround beneath a timber mantelpiece, and with back boiler to heat hot water. There are two shelved presses. Stairs rise up from the inner hall to the first floor, passing the first of two bathrooms which both have WC, bath with electric shower over, wash basin and heated towel rail.
On the first floor the master bedroom has some of the best views from the house. It is a spacious room with large fitted wardrobes. Across the landing is the smallest of the bedrooms which is currently used as a study and has fitted cupboards. Adjacent to this is the second family bathroom and a large linen cupboard. There are two further good sized bedrooms also with superb views of the conservation village and coast.
Seabeach has a large and varied garden. A large lawn extends to the west of the house, sheltered beneath the embankment which rises up to West Braes where a range of shrubs have been allowed to become established.
To the back of the house is a large terrace used for outside dining, while to the east of the house is a kitchen garden and terraced lawns. An artist’s studio is located on the lower terraced lawn. A staircase rises up the embankment to West Braes and there are a number of useful garden sheds.
There is a parking area to the west of the house although it should be noted that vehicular access is via the beach and up the slipway to the front of the house and can only be used at low tide. There is additional parking available on West Braes and Mid Shore. There is the potential to create an area of off street parking above the house at West Braes and an engineer’s report is available to be viewed on request.
There is potential to build a dwelling to the east of Seabeach, subject to the necessary planning consents. This area was once occupied by 20 West Shore and structures from the former gas works. The area extends to about 0.27 acres.
Mains electricity and drainage. Electric heating. LPG gas for gas fire. Open fire in sitting room.
Fife Council tax band F
Fixtures and Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.
Right Of Way
The route of the Fife Coastal path runs between the harbour wall and Seabeach.
An area of ground to the front of the house has been occupied as garden by the current owners for some 45 years without question. The actual nature of the ownership of this ground is currently unknown and is being investigated. (See blue hatched area on site plan).
Former Gas Works
Seabeach was originally built as the house for the manager of the Victorian gas works. The gas works were decommissioned in 1960 and associated structures later demolished to create garden ground for the house. Retrospective remedial works to a section of the garden were completed in 2016 to bring the site up to the current standard as specified by Government environmental guidelines. Complete documentation is available on request.
Square Footage: 1,913 sq ft
Acreage: 0.87 Acres
Elie 4.5 miles, St Andrews 11 miles, Dundee 25 miles, Edinburgh 50 miles
From Edinburgh take the M90 north, and A92 dual carriageway to Glenrothes. From Glenrothes take the A911 towards Leven and continue on the A915 to Upper Largo and onto the A917 to Drumeldie. At the road junction signposted to Elie, follow the signpost to Anstruther on the B942 passing through Colinsburgh. At the T junction turn left and continue into Pittenweem. Turn right onto Margate and follow Abbey Wall Road and the signs to the Historic Harbour. Parking is available beyond the harbour on Mid Shore. West Shore has limited vehicular access and we recommend viewers walk the short distance to Seabeach, the last house overlooking the bay.
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