Farmhouse set in beautiful gardens with wildflower meadow and spinney
Pittenweem 1.4 miles, St Andrews 9.5 miles, Dundee 23 miles, Edinburgh 47 miles
Grange House lies 1.5 miles to the north of the conservation village of Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife. Surrounded by the farmlands of Balcaskie Estate, it lies in a peaceful setting to the west of Wester Grange Farm. The views from the house and garden are expansive, reaching over Pittenweem and the Firth of Forth to the Bass Rock and East Lothian beyond.
The East Neuk of Fife, running from St Andrews to Largo Bay, boasts a number of fishing villages built around traditional harbours, unspoilt sandy beaches and fertile farmland. Pittenweem has good local services including a doctor's surgery and a primary school along with independent shops such as a bakery and a pharmacy/newsagent. The area also has a rich heritage in regional produce and there are 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. A new arrival to the dining scene overlooking Pittenweem harbour is The Dory Bistro at East Shore. There is also a vibrant arts and crafts community centred on the town 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. St Andrews, the 'Home of Golf', is only 11 miles away. This world famous 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.
Grange House is a traditional property which has been extended over the years to create a comfortable house which makes the most of the outlook to the coast. On the ground floor there is a spacious kitchen which opens through double doors into the sun room which forms a beautifully light living space. The kitchen is fully fitted with units and has a range of appliances including an lpg gas fired aga. The sun room has sliding doors which open onto the terrace. There is a formal sitting room with an open log fire and a study which could double as a fourth bedroom. There is good ancillary accommodation with a utility room as well as pantry cupboard, cloakroom and WC.
On the first floor the master bedroom has a shower room and a sitting room en suite. The sitting room has a balcony from which the stunning views can be enjoyed. There are two further bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, and a family bathroom. All the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and there is good eaves storage.
Outside the garage building has an artist's studio and a greenhouse. There is a superb garden store in the old barn which has potential for conversion to a cottage, subject to the necessary planning consents.
The garden is beautiful. On arrival at the property the drive sweeps around a turning circle with ample parking. To the west of the house a woodland spinney provides wonderful amenity. Beyond the walled garden there is an expanse of lawn and a glorious wildflower meadow. The surrounding farmland is currently in the process of conversion to organic status and so unsurprisingly the property provides a haven for wildlife.
Strictly by appointment with Savills .
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage to septic tank. There is solar hot water heating as well as solar voltaic panels to supplement the electricity to the property.
Local Authority & tax band
Fife Council tax band E
There is a servitude right of access to Grange House over the access road.
Fixtures & Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. Some garden machinery, tools and furniture may be available by separate negotiation.
Feed in Tariff
Grange House has solar panels benefitting from a Feed In Tariff expiring 29/2/2036. The current tariff is 54.17p per unit plus 3.82p for exports which is reviewed annually in April.
Square Footage: 2468 sq ft
Acreage: 3.4 Acres
From Pittenweem turn north onto Charles Street from the A917. Leave the village and after just over a mile, beyond the caravan park, turn onto the farm road on the left hand side signposted with a carved bear at the entrance. Continue along the farm road past Wester Grange Farm and Grange House is at the end of the track.