Characterful house in the historic centre of Fife coastal town
Shipmaster's House has a rich history with part of the house dating back to the 15th century. It takes its name from the 18th century local ship builder William Adamson who enjoyed the clear views out to sea where he could monitor the ships. It was latterly owned by the niece of the renowned Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer. In the 1980s a striking stair was created to link the ground and first floors, and a spiral staircase added to link the first and second floors. Since 2002 there has been a programme of works which has included a new family bathroom, double glazing, new underfloor heating on the first and second floors, and a new kitchen.
There are two entrances to the property. The formal entrance opens into the first floor sitting room. On the ground floor the entrance leads into a wide hall which has custom-made storage for golf bags. This was once a pend leading directly to the garden. The kitchen, which was refitted in 2013, has quality fitted units with a large central island. There is a range of integrated appliances including microwave, two fridges, double oven, freezer and dishwasher. A large area for dining is located in front of the French doors which open into the garden. The family bathroom has a WC, wash basin, shower and separate bath. The curved stair leads to the first floor where the large sitting room has a deep bay window lined with window seats to make the most of the lovely views. The room has a wood burner at one end and, for convenience, a gas stove at the other end. A link corridor leads to a bedroom, or study, in the tower section of the house. The spiral staircase leads up to the second floor where there is a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a shower room off the landing and a third bedroom at the top of the tower. This is accessed through the dressing room which could easily be used as a fourth bedroom.
To the rear of the house the southwest facing walled garden is well stocked with shrubs and herbaceous plants, providing a colourful haven with a pond creating a central focal point. There is a large patio for outside dining and a useful garden store.
Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage.
Local Authority & tax band
Fife Council tax band E
Conservation Area and Listing
Shipmaster's House is category B' Listed and lies within Anstruther Conservation Area.
Fixtures & Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale
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Superbly presented house ideal as a holiday home or main residenceAnna Gardiner