5 bedroom detached house for saleSt Adrians, 43 Viewforth Place, Pittenweem, Fife, KY10
- Outstanding Edwardian Family Home
- Exceptionally high spec finish
- Clive Christian kitchen
- 4 Reception rooms
- Master bedroom (Clive C en suite)
- 4 further double bedrooms
- Beautiful landscaped gardens
- Garage, store and utility room
- EPC Rating = D
An impressive Edwardian family house with exceptional accommodation on the edge of the coastal village of Pittenweem
St Adrian’s is a striking and impressive family home in the village of Pittenweem. To the north the property is bounded by the farmland of the East Neuk and to the south lies the Firth of Forth with the North Sea beyond.
The East Neuk of Fife, running from St Andrews to Largo Bay, boasts a number of fishing villages built around picturesque harbours, sandy unspoilt beaches and rich farmland. Pittenweem is a vibrant village with good services including local shops, pubs, , pharmacy and a primary school and it also supports its own annual arts festival. Pittenweem’s harbour, which has a history dating back to 1228, is the main shellfish port for the area. Secondary schooling for the village is available at Waid Academy in Anstruther, a little over a mile away, where there is a Co-operative 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 schooling is available in St Andrews at St. Leonards, and The High School of Dundee is also within easy reach. The Graig MillerSeafood Restaurant in nearby St Monans and The Cellar in Anstruther are both award-winning restaurants, specialising in local seafood, while The Peat Inn, about 10 miles away, is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Scotland.
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. 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.
St. Adrian’s is an exceptional Edwardian family house dating back to approximately 1904 and is set on the outskirts of the charming coastal fishing village of Pittenweem. The accommodation is finished to an exceptional, high specification standard with top of the range appliances and Clive Christian bathroom and kitchen fittings. Although the quality of accommodation has been significantly upgraded, the property has retained a wealth of traditional features throughout including decorative cornicing, traditional fireplaces, timber panelling and beautifully presented gardens. The gardens to the front are immaculately landscaped with a central water feature. To the rear, the gardens are largely laid to lawn with a variety of outbuildings.
A pair of outer storm doors lead into the main entrance porch where a partially glazed door opens into the fantastic reception hall. This has a variety of traditional characteristics including wooden panelling, a fireplace with decorative iron surround and timber mantel, housing a gas fire, and a handsome staircase up to the first floor landing.
The sitting room is at the front of the house, facing southwest over the garden, and has a door out to the side patio. It has a traditional fireplace with marble mantel and surround, housing a gas fire, a decorative ceiling rose and plain cornicing, a fitted cupboard with glazed display shelving and closed below. It also has a door to the back corridor.
The study is also southwest facing, overlooking the front garden and has bespoke Clive Christian book shelving, cabinets, drawers and central desk. It also has a ceiling rose and an original fireplace with gas fire and decorative timber mantel.
The family room is also approached from the main reception hall. It has a much more contemporary feel to it with a gas fireplace set into the wall, an integrated speaker system, LED lights set into the floor, and glazed double doors leading out to the parking area to the side of the house.
The kitchen, fitted by Clive Christian, has a fantastic high spec finish. The Aga is gas two oven with an attached two oven electric module with four gas hobs. It is set under a Clive Christian overmantel and has a television mounted into the tiled wall behind it. The fitments include fitted cupboards, drawers and glazed cabinets with lighting. The work surfaces are granite, with integrated sinks and an InSinkErator food waste disposal unit,. There is a large central island with breakfast bar space on three sides and an integrated sink on the fourth side. Further fitted appliances include a Miele electric oven and grill, Miele coffee machine, Sub Zero American style fridge freezer with ice and water dispenser and a Beko dishwasher.
To one side of the kitchen a conservatory offers further, open plan space and leads directly out into the garden. Glazed double doors lead from the kitchen into the formal dining room. This has a fireplace, an alcove with fitted shelves and a window to the side of the house. It also has a door from the main reception hall.
A door from the kitchen leads into the back corridor which also connects through to the sitting room and to the reception hall from where it is accessed by a door disguised as a book shelf. Off this corridor is a utility area with fitted Murray & Murray base and wall units with an integrated sink and a Indesit washing machine. There is also a cloakroom WC fitted with Clive Christian vanity unit and over mirror . A large under stair storage cupboard lies off the corridor.
The first floor landing has a fantastic traditional feel to it with period features including timber panelling, decorative balustrades, archways and large windows providing excellent natural light throughout. The southwest facing master bedroom has a large window to the front of the house and a further window to the side. It has white painted fitted furniture including extensive wardrobe space, drawers and a dressing table unit with mirror set behind. The en suite bathroom is fitted with Clive Christian furniture and a WC, wash hand basin, bath with shower attachment and separate shower cubicle. There are three further large double bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room with WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle as well as a dressing area. There is also a single bedroom with fantastic views over the rear garden and to the north. The family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation and features a WC, wash hand basin, freestanding slipper bath with shower attachment and separate shower cubicle. There is also a linen cupboard off the landing.
The fully walled front garden is beautifully arranged, with a box hedged parterre planted with lavender and intersected by gravel paths. Set within the heart of the front garden is a water feature. A summerhouse sits in the south west corner and privacy is ensured thanks to a variety of mature trees and shrubs surrounding the property. To the side of the house there is a generous gravel parking area leading up to the garage. This has electrically operated up and over doors and can accommodate four cars. The rear garden is largely laid to lawn and again walled on all aspects. In the middle sits a stone built outhouse which is split into a workshop and a garden store. The borders and flower beds are fully stocked with a variety of plants, trees and shrubs and gravelled pathways lead through the gardens to a gazebo with stone flooring depicting the sun. A stone fountain with lion’s head sits on the western wall and a decorative wrought iron archway leads through to a wonderfully tranquil terrace. In the heart of this there is a water feature with central decorative stone fountain and the flagstoned area provides excellent entertaining space. Large wooden doors lead back round to the front of the house.
Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage.
St Adrian’s is in Fife Council Tax Band G.
Fixtures and Fittings
All fitted carpets, curtains, blinds and integrated white goods are to be included within the sale price. Light fittings are also included within the sale price except for the chandelier in the dining room and the kitchen pendant lights. For the avoidance of doubt, the office desk and wall mirrors which are not built in/ fitted are not included within the sale.
The two pedestal urns, the fountain, benches, the “discus man” statue and sundial are not included within the sale.
Pagan Osborne. 5a Shore Street, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 3EA. Tel: 01333 310 703. Fax 01333 311 918
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: 4,930 sq ft
Acreage: 0.78 Acres
From Edinburgh cross the Forth Road Bridge and continue north on the M90. Leave the motorway at junction 2a and take the A92 dual carriageway east, continuing to the roundabout on the far side of Kirkcaldy. Turn right at this roundabout and left at the next roundabout onto the A915 and follow this road through Leven to Upper Largo. In Upper Largo continue straight on the A917 for approximately 3 miles, passing through Drumeldrie. Where the road turns right to Elie continue straight ahead onto the B942 through Colinsburgh. Remain on this road to the T junction where it rejoins the A917 and continue into Pittenweem.
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