4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Oaks, Balone, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16

Offers Over £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fantastic modern architect designed house within close proximity to St Andrews
  • 4 Bedrooms all with en suite facilities
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Kitchen/Dining/Family room (with pantry off)
  • Utility room
  • Leisure Suite including swimming pool, spa, steam room/sauna.
  • EPC Rating = B

Full description

Architect designed family house to the south west of St Andrews

Location

SITUATION

The Oaks is a superb contemporary family house situated to the south west of St Andrews. The property lies close to The Duke’s golf course and the old Craigtoun Hospital and is very well placed for quick access to St Andrews, which is only 1.8 miles away. St Andrews is located on the east coast of Fife. It has an excellent variety of shops, hotels, restaurants, and recreational and cultural facilities. To the south, the East Neuk of Fife stretches along a spectacular coastline which boasts fishing villages built around picturesque harbours and sandy unspoilt beaches. To the north, the Tay Road Bridge provides easy access to Dundee, Angus and Aberdeen. St Andrews is renowned worldwide as the ‘Home of Golf’ and the Old Course is a regular host to the Open Championship. There are now six further golf courses run by the St Andrews Links Trust, in addition to the many other golf courses in the area including The Duke’s Course, two courses at Fairmount, and Kingsbarns. The town is also well known for its university. Founded in 1413, it became Scotland’s first university and is the third oldest in the English-speaking world. For over six centuries, the university has established a reputation as one of Europe’s leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research. The town provides excellent state schooling at Madras College and both St Andrews and Dundee offer private education at St Leonards and the High School of Dundee. Access by rail, road and air is good. Leuchars railway station (6.5 miles) is on the main Aberdeen to London line and provides a fast link to Dundee and Edinburgh. Edinburgh Airport, with its increasingly wide range of domestic and international flights, is only 50 miles away and Dundee Airport (15 miles) has regular services to London Stansted. There is a dual carriageway and motorway connection to Edinburgh from Kirkcaldy (20 miles). An alternative route is via Cupar on the A91 to join the M90 at Junction 8 (25 miles).

Description

DESCRIPTION
The Oaks sits a small distance from the outskirts of St Andrews giving easy access to the town but also a great sense of rural living. The house was finished in February 2017 with the highest quality of fixtures and fittings. Notable contemporary features include:

• Indoor swimming pool and spa complex with Jacuzzi, steam room and rain shower
• Kitchens International designed kitchen and utility room
• Siemens kitchen appliances
• Control 4 audiovisual system
• NuHeat underfloor heating system
• Vallox heat recovery system
• Lutron lighting System
• Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware
• Hans Grohe showers

The front door leads into an inner porch from which double doors open into the impressive entrance hall. This has marble flooring which is a common feature throughout the house, a marble staircase which spirals up to the galleried landing above, a large atrium overhead giving fantastic natural light and access into all of the principal ground floor rooms. The kitchen / dining room is fitted with a range of units and surfaces including a central island with a kitchen table. The Siemens appliances include a fridge freezer, wine cooler, coffee machine, double oven, steam oven, microwave and a domino effect gas hob unit and electric Teppanyaki grill plate. There is also a separate pantry, a double sink with boiling water tap and Insinkerator waste disposer. Glass bi-fold doors with inbuilt electric blinds open up into the gardens and walnut sliding doors lead into the formal lounge which also has Glass bi-fold doors that open up into the gardens. The lounge also has a feature remote controlled fire and integrated ceiling speakers which are featured throughout the house. The lounge links around to the entrance hall, off which there is also an office with fitted desks and bookshelves and a utility room with units, a sink and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryers. A door from here connects through to the double garage.

The swimming pool and spa also sit off the hall. This is an impressive feature of The Oaks and along with the swimming pool there is a Jacuzzi, rain shower, steam room and a WC. The features are electronically controlled using a wall mounted Control 4 touchpad and there are also integrated speakers, wiring for a television and a fitted security camera. Also off the entrance hall is a large understair cupboard and a ground floor WC with a Villeroy and Boch Visclean System.

The magnificent marble staircase with iron balustrades and wooden banister curves up to the first floor galleried landing. All the bedrooms are situated off here. The master bedroom suite has two Velux balcony windows and an En suite wet room with bath, aquadec shower trays glass screens, double marble wash hand basins and a separate WC with a Villeroy and Boch Visclean System. Next to this is the master bedroom dressing room which has floor to ceiling storage units and hanging rails. Doors from the master bedroom open into an Upper Lounge / Cinema room. This also connects to the landing and has a further door opening up onto the large first floor terrace which is an ideal space for entertaining guests outdoors. There are three further double bedrooms all of which have fitted wardrobes and en suite shower rooms. One of the three En suite shower rooms also connects onto the galleried landing.

OUTSIDE
The driveway to The Oaks passes through white pillars and leads up to the front of the house where there is a large concrete block parking area and access to the double garage which has electric up and over doors. A wooden gate set into a wall gives access to a path adjacent to which there is a children’s play area. The path leads around to the back of the house where there is an excellent outdoor entertaining area where there are doors leading into the kitchen and the family room. There is a stretch of lawn which is protected by a large beech hedge. A stainless steel spiral staircase leads up to the terrace above the garage. This can also be approached from the first floor sitting room.

Square Footage: 5,789 sq ft
Acreage: 0.3 Acres

Directions

Upon leaving St Andrews via Hepburn Gardens continue forward onto the Craigtoun Road towards The Duke’s golf course. Take the left drive signposted to Lumbo Farm and the drive with white pillars to The Oaks is on the right.


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15 June 2018

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  • Leuchars (4.1 mi)
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