Strathairly Cottage
7,459 sq ft(692.96 sq m)
Offers over £795,000

Strathairly CottageUpper Largo, Fife, KY8 6ED

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2019
  • Secluded setting at the end of a private lane above Fife coastline
  • Superbly redecorated and upgraded by the current owners
  • Two bedroom annexe with holiday letting potential
  • Private access straight onto Lower Largo beach and Fife Coastal path
  • Close proximity to golf courses

Attractive country cottage in a fantastic setting above the Firth of Forth

About this property

  • Strathairly Cottage is a beautiful south facing Arts and Crafts house with spectacular views across the Firth of Forth towards East Lothian. The house dates back to 1750 and was later extended in 1911 creating a spacious family home. It is situated in a very secluded setting at the end of a private lane. Included in the sale is a separate cottage which the owners currently rent out as a holiday let.

    The house has a welcoming entrance opening directly into a reception hall with a boot room and WC off. Leading down a few steps is the drawing room on the left and dining room to the right. Both have fantastic bay windows and views out to the garden and coastline. There are also doors out to the garden. The dining room leads through to a sitting room which can also be accessed from the main corridor in the house. Next to the sitting room is a games room and main kitchen opposite. The kitchen is open plan with a useful pantry and has a large four oven AGA along with a further electric oven. Through the main corridor leads to a study, shower room and double bedroom. There is also a smaller kitchen which is very convenient when entertaining.

    There are three sets of stairs leading to the first floor, one from the double bedroom and the other from the main reception hall. From the main reception hall the stairs lead up to a whisky room/library . There are three bedrooms which are complemented by a shower room and bathroom and superb storage throughout the house. At the other end of the corridor is the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom. A further double bedroom can be accessed from here or from the third flight of stairs. All bedrooms are well positioned and face the spectacular views of the Firth of Forth.

    Annexe
    The current owners currently out the cottage as a holiday let. It has been recently renovated and would also make an excellent option for multi-generational living. There is an open plan kitchen/breakfast room and utility room along with good storage. There is a sitting room off the kitchen. The master bedroom has an en suite shower room and there is a further bedroom and bathroom. Doors from the sitting room lead out to the annexe's own garden which is fenced off from the main house.

    Garden and Grounds
    Strathairly Cottage has an idyllic position with a south facing garden which overlooks the Firth of Forth. The Cottage is set in 2.5 acres of grounds which also include a beautiful burn and woodland. There is a double garage along with a single garage which divides the house and annexe. There is also a stable block and stores. From the drive, there is access directly onto Lower Largo beach and the Fife Coastal path.

    GENERAL REMARKS

    Viewings
    Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.

    Services
    Mains electricity and water. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil fired boiler.

    Local Authority & tax band
    Fife Council tax band G

    Miscellaneous
    The access road is shared according to usage.

    Fixtures & Fittings
    Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. Two stone troughs and two staddle stones are excluded from the sale.

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Local information

  • Strathairly Cottage sits in a spectacular location nestled into the hillside above the beach at Lower Largo. The southerly views from the house over the Firth of Forth to East Lothian and along the Fife coastline are superb.
  • Upper Largo is situated on the edge of the East Neuk of Fife – a corner of Fife running from Largo Bay to St Andrews, boasting fishing villages built around picturesque harbours, sandy unspoilt beaches and rich farmland. The village of Lower Largo provides primary schooling, a post office, local shops, a garage, a pub and a hotel.
  • St Andrews (11 miles), a historic and cultural cathedral town, renowned worldwide as the “Home of Golf” and host of the 2015 British Open, is 12 miles from the property. St. Andrews has a renowned university, a good secondary school (Madras College) and private education is available at St Leonards.In addition to the many golf courses around St Andrews there are courses at Elie, Leven, Lundin Links, Kilconquhar, Charleton and Crail. Other recreational opportunities include sailing and horse riding, with Fife Pony Club for younger enthusiasts.
  • Strathairly Cottage is conveniently located for the Fife link road (A92) which provides dual carriageway access to the Forth Road Bridge, the motorway network and Edinburgh. Edinburgh Airport provides both domestic and international flights. Kirkcaldy has a mainline railway station on the east coast line from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with a through service to London.

Additional information

  • Directions: Leaving Upper Largo on the A917 heading for Elie, pass the country speed limit sign and after the right bend, take the first driveway on the right with gravel chips and small bollards on each side. Continue down the driveway taking the left fork past the garage/workshop with old 'Shell' signs. The house is about a mile further along the track, after two cattle grids. For those with the benefit of satellite navigation please use the postcode KY8 6ED and refer to the last sentence of the directions listed above.
  • EPC Rating = F