Tuesday, October 09, 2007
North Fife Property For Sale
North Fife Property For Sale. 50 West Road, Newport on Tay, North Fife, Scotland.
This is a magnificent deceptively spacious semi-detached dwelling house with accommodation on three levels. Built in the 1800s, this is one of the oldest houses in the village, and is category C(S) listed. The property is set in superb gardens (recently featured in a national newspaper property supplement) and as well as excellent views to the Tay has direct access to and indeed ownership of a small section of foreshore with the possibility of mooring a boat. The accommodation comprises sitting room, kitchen and dining room, four bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, garden room/studio/utility room, and two cellar rooms with scope for office etc.
The attractive historic village of Newport-on-Tay hosts a thriving and friendly community. It offers a modern, sophisticated array of shops and services. The High Street boasts two cafes (organic and Fairtrade respectively), a renowned hair and beauty salon, gift shops, a florist and a children’s boutique, as well as the usual convenience stores, chemist and post office. The library and churches are attractive and friendly, and there is an excellent primary school opposite
Tayfield estate which has woodland walks and duck pond. Young families are well served with a broad range of children’s activity clubs. The village is a haven for water sports enthusiasts who like sailing, water-skiing and fishing. There are also tennis and bowling clubs, as well as a sports centre. Good quality secondary comprehensive and private schools can be found in nearby Dundee and St. Andrews. Newport is within easy commuting distance of Dundee, St Andrews, Cupar and Edinburgh.
In detail the accommodation comprises:
Entry is gained via the front gardens through a traditionally styled entrance door into the hall.
Cloaks cupboard. Stairs to upper level and basement level accommodation. Doors to all ground level rooms.
SITTING ROOM 26’2” x 13’7” (7.98m x 4.15m)
(Formerly two rooms). A magnificent room with traditional windows to both sides, one aspect to the extensive mature gardens to the front and one to the rear with views to both the bridges. Display book shelving. Ceiling cornicing. Two ceiling roses. Fitted wall lamp. Ample space to utilise as a dining section if required. Chimney with easy access to create open fire and feature fireplace.
BATHROOM 7’11” x 6’4” (3.02m x 1.94m)
Part frosted window to Firth of Tay. Bath. Built-in wash hand basin with storage below. WC. Splashback tiling. Wall mounted fan heater. Fluorescent light.
DINING KITCHEN 25’3” x 11’8” (7.71m x 3.56m)
A spacious kitchen with windows to front and rear enjoying aspects to gardens on one side and over the Firth of Tay to Dundee on the other. Fitted base and wall units. ½ sink and drainer. Ample worktop surfaces. Peninsular breakfast bar. Space for electric cooker. Plumbing for dishwasher. Ceiling spotlighting. Adjacent dining area.
Ornamental fireplace. Fitted bookshelf with storage below. Timber floor.
UPPER FLOOR HALLWAY
Built-in storage. Glazed downlighter providing natural light. Doors to three bedrooms.
BEDROOM 1 18’0” x 11’5” (5.49m x 3.44m)
Views to Tay Bridges and Firth of Tay. Built-in wardrobes with additional storage over.
BEDROOM 2 18’0” x 10’0” (5.60m x 3.05m)
Views to Firth of Tay. Built-in storage.
BEDROOM 3 9’1” x 8’7” (2.76m x 2.63m)
Excellent view to the Firth of Tay and rail bridge.
The basement level is an excellent feature with doors to shower room, bedroom four/office, garden room/studio/utility room and cellar (ideal for storage or possible conversion to office or similar).
CELLAR 7’6” x 5’6” (2.28m x 1.69m)
At the bottom of the stairs there is a good size cellar room with power and light (currently used as storage area). Could provide a small utility room or computer room.
OFFICE/BEDROOM 4 14’11” x 12’9” (4.09m x 3.89m)
Window to rear garden with glimpses of the Tay (currently used as office but could be utilised as basement level bedroom).
SHOWER ROOM 10’9” x 7’1” (3.31m x 2.16m)
Frosted glass window. Shower cubicle. WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Wall mounted electric panel heater. Pine lined ceiling.
GARDEN ROOM/STUDIO/UTILITY ROOM 13’5” x 9’11” (4.14m x 3.08m)
An ideal artists studio with door giving direct access to the rear garden. Belfast Sink. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Spaces for other appliances. Access to second large cellar area.
Could be adapted to form a further storage area/wine cellar.
The delightful woodland and cottage style gardens form a perfect setting for the house and offer a tantalising array of new blooms every week of the year. Specimen trees, including snakebark, paperbark and Japanese maples, Kashmir rowan and a glorious crab apple lend structure and privacy to the front garden. The lawns and paved area offer ample sitting and entertaining space, as well as the opportunity for off street parking (subject to planning permission). Included in the sale are a greenhouse, cold frame and alpine troughs. A side path through a wooden door offers more storage space and leads through to the back riverside garden. The secluded large gravelled area boasts real outdoor living enjoyment, with splendid panoramic views of the river and the opportunity to sit and watch the sun go down. Traditional mixed cut flower, fruit, vegetable and herb beds surround this area, and there is also a large shed and clothes drying line included in the sale. From here, wide steps lead down to the river and a small jetty where a dinghy could be tied, or from where you can fish. Enquiries for moorings should be directed to Wormit Sailing Club or the chandlery in Boat Brae, Newport. The low maintenance gardens host more than 500 plants, including some superb dwarf rhododendrons, a crinodendron, buddleia, trilliums, peonies, fritillaries, orchids and many alpine gems. The warm micro-climate beside the river allows tender plants like the pineapple flower, foxtail lilies, and
rare South African and Antipodean treasures to thrive. The vendor, a garden designer and writer can supply a sketch plan of the gardens with plant names, if required.
The property benefits from Gas Central Heating with radiators throughout.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Included within the sale are all the fixed fitted floor coverings and white goods, including fridge/freezer, dishwasher, chest freezer, electric cooker, washing machine and tumble dryer. A digital TV aerial is fitted to the sitting room chimney.
COUNCIL TAX BAND “E”
By appointment with Murray Donald Drummond Cook LLP, Property Office Cupar. Tel. 01334 656564.
Proceeding from the centre of Newport in the direction of Wormit the property lies on the riverside to the right. A for sale board will be in evidence.
A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised
to notify their interest with the Selling Agents following inspection.
Offers should be submitted in Scottish legal terms to:-
Murray Donald Drummond Cook LLP
Cupar KY15 5HH.
Or LP5 Cupar.