Doocot Park, 2 Nethergate South, Crail, Anstruther, KY10 3TY | Property for sale | Savills
0.26 Ha(0.65 Ac)
Offers over £1,250,000($1,581,375)

Doocot Park2 Nethergate South, Crail, Anstruther, KY10 3TY

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Spectacular elevated coastal setting.
  • Sea views to the Isle of May and East Lothian.
  • Beautifully presented accommodation with roof terrace.
  • Open plan kitchen / family room.
  • Private courtyard garden with double garage and workshop.
  • Terraced gardens and separate paddock.

*CLOSING DATE SET - Friday 21st June at 12 Noon* Stunning coastal home with exceptional living space and panoramic views across the Firth of Forth

About this property

  • Doocot Park was built in 1939 as a family home in the Art Deco style. It has recently been upgraded to provide beautifully presented living space set over three floors. The house has an appealing blend of early to mid-20th century character and contemporary, tasteful décor. The building that houses the garage and workshop dates from the 17th century and, along with the garden wall, is B Listed. The house itself is not listed.

    An arched front door opens to a large inner vestibule leading into the entrance hall. There are doors here into the two principal ground floor reception rooms, the open plan kitchen / family room, and a WC. The sitting room and dining room / library both have stunning nearly full-height, double glazed bay windows with views out to sea, and doors leading into the gardens. The sitting room has a recently installed log burner set into a stunning period oak fireplace. The dining room / library has bespoke floor to ceiling bookshelves with a rolling ladder. The open-plan kitchen / dining room has under-floor heating and custom-made Charles Yorke fitted kitchen, including a larder unit and central island with a semi-circular solid wood breakfast bar. The other surfaces are granite. Integrated Miele appliances include a double oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, combi microwave / oven, and wine cooler. There is a nook which offers ample space for a study area or larder with sea views. A French door leads out to the fruit and vegetable garden. The utility room has a Belfast sink, pulley, plumbing for appliances, and door leading out to the workshop, garage and drying area.

    Three of the five bedrooms have magnificent sea views. The principal bedroom and bedroom 2 have doors leading out onto a covered balcony from which to enjoy the superb outlook. Both rooms have en-suite shower rooms. The three further double bedrooms all offer wardrobe storage. One is currently used as a dressing room with extensive wardrobes to be included in the sale. This room also has a floor to ceiling sliding glass door onto the balcony and sea views. There are two family bathrooms on this level, one of which has a freestanding bath and a separate walk-in shower. There is an extensive walk-in shelved airing cupboard.

    The second floor is home to an impressive and spacious open plan room with multiple uses. Elevated views over the garden, medieval Doocot, beaches, across the Firth of Forth to the Isle of May and East Lothian are breathtaking, thanks to large floor to ceiling windows looking up and down the coastline. There is a large roof terrace from which the views over the roof tops and spires of Crail and down the coast are charming. There is floor to ceiling cupboard storage, a separate WC, and floored attic space accessed from this room.

    Gardens and Grounds

    Doocot Park has a double garage with sliding doors directly onto Nethergate South, and additional off-street enclosed parking. There is space and services available from the workshop for an electric car charging point. The property has a delightful oak pedestrian door in the stone wall with a secure entry system. The garage and workshop have a recently replaced pantile roof. Hand-built oak double gates allow for easy, off-street parking.

    The front courtyard provides a beautiful and tranquil approach to the house, with Jacquemontii silver birches, wisteria, a mature cherry, and productive apple tree. A central pond and water feature provide a lovely area to catch the morning and evening sun. Beautifully stocked and well-kept terraced gardens step down to a gate in the wall, leading into the paddock beyond, and down to the sea front. There is a fruit and vegetable garden to the side of the house. The gardens are fully enclosed by stone walls. The shore sits just beyond the garden and paddock, and has sheltered bays which appeal to outdoor swimming enthusiasts.

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Doocot Park an outstanding, characterful and recently modernised family home with a commanding outlook across the Firth of Forth.

Harry MaitlandProperty agent

Local information

  • Doocot Park occupies a superb, very private setting on the edge of desirable Nethergate South in Crail. The walled gardens surround the house and have outstanding sea views. Doocot Park is without doubt one of the finest properties to ever come to the market in the Crail area.
  • Crail is a hidden gem along the East Neuk coastline, closer to St Andrews than the other East Neuk villages of Elie, Anstruther and Pittenweem. The conservation village offers a wide range of amenities, including a baker, butcher, greengrocer, and pharmacy. There are pubs, restaurants, an art gallery, primary school and picturesque harbour. The Waid Academy in Anstruther provides secondary schooling. St Leonards private primary and secondary school is in St Andrews. There are lots of active societies, including a choir, exercise classes, folk club, film and opera nights, and annual food and arts festivals. The local church offers regular classical concerts and lectures. The famous Crail Pottery lies just down the lane.
  • Viewed from Doocot Park is the inspiration behind the property's name: the historical landmark of Crail Priory Doocot. The building is owned by the Crail Preservation Society, and recently underwent major restoration. It now provides a fascinating insight into the history of the area.
  • Within the wider area, there are fantastic destinations including the Kingsbarns Distillery, Cambo Gardens, and Bowhouse which hosts creative workshops and a monthly market showcasing the local food and drink producers. St Andrews, with its world-renowned university, is also regarded globally as the 'home of golf'. It has seven golf courses, and is located 10 miles to the north. Locally, Crail Golf Course is one of the oldest in the world. Kingsbarns Golf Course is 3.5 miles away.
  • Edinburgh International Airport is 46 miles away. Leuchars railway station (15.5 miles) is on the main Aberdeen to London line and provides a fast link to Edinburgh. The reinstatement of the Levenmouth Rail Link is due to open in June 2024 connecting Leven (18 miles) to the Fife Circle line. An hourly bus runs to St Andrews from the village.
  • All mileages are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services - Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage. The kitchen and bathrooms have underfloor heating.
  • Local Authority & tax band - Fife Council Tax Band G.
  • Conservation Area - Doocot Park lies within Crail Conservation Area. The garage and garden walls are B Listed. The house itself is not listed.
  • Fixtures & Fittings - The fitted white goods and light fittings are included in the sale. Curtains and blinds are not included in the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
  • Servitude rights, burdens and wayleaves - The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether contained in the Title Deeds or informally constituted and whether referred to in the General Remarks and Stipulations or not. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied himself as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.
  • Photographs: MAY 2024
  • Brochure Code: 240517
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G