Craigend House, By Kinglassie, KY5 0UE (Fife/Kinross Border)
A fine early Victorian ‘B’ listed farm house, Craigend House, across the valley from Scotlandwell, with views to Loch Leven, is located 10 minutes from the M90, giving easy access to Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and other centres. St Andrews can be reached in 35 minutes. Kirkcaldy railway station (15 minutes drive and with ample parking) for the East Coast line, has frequent services to Edinburgh in around 40 minutes, and Lochgelly (15 minutes away) on the Fife Circle is also nearby. Ferry Toll park-and-ride can be reached in about 20 minutes, Edinburgh Airport approx 30. There is another park-and-ride in Kinross, with connections direct to Edinburgh, Perth, etc.
The house has been sympathetically upgraded to retain or restore its original features (such as lying panes in all windows), while still leaving scope for the new owners to put their own stamp on the property internally and with planning consents for any external enhancements. Much of the decoration uses eco-paints, such as Farrow and Ball, as well as Victorian style wallpapers.
The rear wing consists of a part-fitted kitchen area (incorporating a former dairy with vaulted roof and free standing vintage units), having potential to expand in to what would have been the main living room of the farm. A small room off the living room is presently a study/office. This wing of the house also has a shower room/toilet and rear access to the workshop, driveway and paddocks. The original unoccupied steading opposite is in the same ownership as the surrounding farm land.
The SW facing front garden and parking is reached by a tarmac driveway. A Queen Anne style door with stained glass panels leads into a spacious hallway giving access to a large drawing/dining room (with open fireplace) on one side, and on the other, a smaller lounge, with room off suitable for use as a fourth bedroom. A beautiful staircase accesses a traditional layout of three sizeable bedrooms, bathroom and separate toilet. Working shutters in all main rooms. Internal and external paint work in Farrow & Ball paints and larger rooms featuring traditional wallpaper.
Craigend is located in spacious grounds with a fine walled garden containing many mature trees and plants, two extensive paddocks and an adjoining field (two acres or thereby), all fenced, netted and gated to a high standard. There are extensive outbuildings, including a large garage, workshop, garden shed, garden cottage, three substantial kennels and associated runs, and pony shelter.
Heating is by a state of the art bio-fuel stove, the system installed in 2011. Drainage is to a septic tank, run-off being to a civil engineer designed and installed system, 2010. Mains water supply. Council Tax Property Band E. Energy Rating E.
Craigend provides a spacious yet surprisingly compact home in an area with ready access to excellent transport and a wide range of facilities. Services and shopping are available locally in Kinnesswood, Milnathort, Kinross and Leslie, while larger stores are found in Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and Perth. The area is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts with the National Nature Reserve at Vane Farm on Loch Leven, and the adjacent Heritage Trail around the loch.
Loch Leven’s Larder and several other eateries are in the area. Pillars of Hercules organic shop and café is just over the Lomond Hills in nearby Falkland.