Savills | Berryside, New Gilston, Leven, Fife, KY8 5PH | Properties for sale
1,785 sq ft(165.83 sq m)
Offers over £625,000

BerrysideNew Gilston, Leven, Fife, KY8 5PH

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2019
  • 3 bedroom farmhouse
  • U shaped traditional steading with development potential
  • Gardens, outbuildings and tree lined drive
  • 10 acre arable field. Pond and wood.
  • Close to St Andrews and Elie

Idyllic rural property with farmhouse, traditional steading and land

About this property

  • Berryside is an Idyllic rural property with a farmhouse, traditional steading and land. It is a lovely family home but also has potential for a variety of other uses.

    The farmhouse extends to 1,785 ft2 and was restored in 2006 prior to being further upgraded in 2013. Features include the lounge with windows on all four sides, the panelled dining room and the high quality new kitchen. The two upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom. There is a third bedroom and shower room on the ground floor.

    Porch to hall. Utility room with sink. WC with WC and wash basin. Bedroom 3. Shower room with outside door, wash basin. Boiler. Velux window.

    Kitchen. Four oven oil Aga. Wooden floor and wall units. Sink. Door to front terrace. Study. Engineered oak floors. Bookshelves. Blocked fireplace. Lounge. Windows on three sides. Blocked fireplace.

    First Floor. Master bedroom with blocked fireplace. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC. two wash basins. Bedroom 2 with raised sleeping platform


    There is an attractive, well laid out garden in front of the house with a paved terrace reached from the kitchen. There is a paved central path leading down to a kitchen garden. To the side is a large lawn with young trees and a ditch around with a bridge into the field.

    Set on the hill above the steading is a wooden summerhouse / barbeque house with a balcony in front which is aligned to take best advantage of the views. There are four large wooden stores, a wooden tree house and dog kennels. Above these outbuildings is a field which has been fenced off as a paddock.


    To the south of the garden is a pond. To the west is 10 acres of an arable field with an area of woodland at the bottom. This field has been rented to a local farmer. Vacant possession will be given after harvest. The field can be sew to grass if the buyer requires. Otherwise the buyer can enter into their own agreement with the farmer.


    To the rear of the house is a dilapidated U shaped steading built of stone under a tiled roof.

    This steading previously had planning permission granted on to be converted into three dwellings and subsequently into a single, substantial dwelling.

    Planning History

    Change of use/alter/extend steading (including demolition of shed to form single dwelling house)
    Ref. No: 06/01378/EFULL | Received: Fri 14 Apr 2006 | Validated: Thu 04 May 2006 | Status: Decided

    Alter and extend dwelling house (demolish existing extensions)
    Ref. No: 05/00713/EFULL | Received: Fri 21 Jan 2005 | Validated: Thu 24 Feb 2005 | Status: Decided

    Change of use of steading to form 3 houses
    Ref. No: 05/00709/EFULL | Received: Fri 21 Jan 2005 | Validated: Fri 25 Feb 2005 | Status: Decided


    Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.

    Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Central heating from oil fired boiler.

    Local Authority & tax band
    Fife Council tax band E

    Access and Right of Pre-emption
    The neighbouring landowner has a right of pre-emption and has access rights over the drive to reach his fields and the woodland to the west.

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Local information

  • Berryside has a private rural setting with fabulous views over beautiful rolling countryside.
  • The property is close to the East Neuk of Fife which boasts fishing villages built around picturesque harbours and sandy unspoilt beaches. Balcormo, host to the Fife Point to Point, is only two miles away. Largo Law, a notable hill which dominates the Fife coastline is just to the south.
  • St Andrews, “the home of golf”, is only 10 miles away and has one of the oldest universities in Britain. There is good private and state schooling in St Andrews. There are many golf courses in the area, including all the courses in St Andrews, Kingsbarns, Elie, Crail and Lundin Links.
  • Elie (7 miles) is arguably Scotland's most popular seaside village, with many professional families from Edinburgh and Glasgow enjoying holiday homes there. Nearby, The Peat Inn is one of Scotland's best restaurants. Dundee and Kirkcaldy are both within easy reach.
  • The house is accessible with Edinburgh and its airport being reached by the A92 dual carriageway from Kirkcaldy (16 miles). Dundee Airport is only 23 miles to the north. There is a mainline railway station at Kirkcaldy.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Kirkcaldy take the A915 east to the Windygates Roundabout. Take the A916 through Windygates, Kennoway and Bonnybank and continue north past Montrave. Take the turning on the right towards Lundin Links and then first left towards New Gilston. Just before New Gilston tirn right. Turn left at the next crossroads. The tree lined driveway to Berryside is on the left after about ½ mile.
  • EPC Rating = E