Saturday, January 12, 2008
North Fife Property Ellerslie Auchtermuchty for sale
Ellerslie, 6 Bondgate is a fine detached stone built house occupying a quiet, elevated and south facing position in a Conservation area on the edge of the sought after village of Auchtermuchty in the Kingdom of Fife. Situated overlooking the town and across farmland to the Lomond Hills beyond, the property benefits from a thriving community with primary school, post office, bank, three mini supermarkets (late opening), medical surgery, chemist, hotel, public house, library and churches. Other facilities nearby include horse riding with DABS Equestrian Centre a ten-minute drive away, walking at Pitmedden Forest on the edge of the village as well as at Ladybank (5 miles) where there is also an excellent golf course. Secondary schooling is available at Bell Baxter in Cupar. Preparatory schools within reach are New Park in St Andrews and Craigclowan near Perth and for older pupils, Strathallan, Kilgraston, High School of Dundee and St Leonards at St Andrews.
The property is understood to date from the late 1700’s and is set within just under quarter of an acre of garden ground totally enclosed with high stone wall. The house was extended some years ago to provide en suite facilities. Although in need of an amount of upgrading and modernisation, there is great potential to provide a beautiful family home. Period features include doors, skirtings, ornate cornices, working shutters to many windows, stone staircase with ornate cast iron spindles and a magnificent cupola at the upper landing with ornate plasterwork. The master bedroom was formerly used as the drawing room and still retains the white marble fireplace. We understand from our client that there are flagstones beneath the breakfast room floor. The drawing room was originally used as a dining room and still retains the traditional black marble fireplace. Gas is installed at the property with a gas meter situated in the breakfast room.
Externally, there are double solid metal gates allowing access to the drive leading along the rear of the house to the double garage with single wooden part-glazed door. An external wooden staircase leads to the studio above the garage. There are several windows in the studio providing masses of natural light and it is equipped with power and light. This room could, of course, be used for a variety of purposes. A wooden trapdoor in the floor allows access to the garage below. The garden ground is to the front and sides of the property with the area closest to the house laid out as lawn with mature borders and the remainder as a vegetable garden.
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