Chalmers Mill, Ceresburn, Ceres, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5HF | Property for sale | Savills
2,115 sq ft(196.49 sq m)
Offers over £595,000

Chalmers MillCeresburn, Ceres, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5HF

    Key features

    • Modern home built on the site of an old mill
    • Well-presented open plan downstairs layout
    • Peaceful setting with south-facing patio overlooking Ceres Burn
    • Easily accessible to St Andrews, Edinburgh and Perth
    • Three bedrooms and two bathrooms

    Charming modern three bedroom house on edge of picturesque village

    About this property

    • Chalmers Mill is a spacious and well-designed property which enjoys all the benefits of modern design combined with an historic setting. A water mill was built in Ceres in around 1800 and early records indicate that it was owned by a Mr Chalmers. The mill gradually fell into ruin and by the 1990s a local farmer used the site as a pig sty until its conversion into a residential property. A stylized carving on the north-facing wall indicates that the main structure of the house was built in 2000. In 2003, Chalmers Mill received an award for the contribution the property makes to the appearance of Ceres. There is under floor heating throughout the ground floor apart from the sun room.


      Front door leading to a hall. A cloakroom with a WC and a door to a single garage lead off from this. The garage has plumbing, electricity and a Belfast sink. Double doors from the hall lead into the open plan kitchen/dining room and sitting room, with a wood burning stove separating these two areas. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke German units and is triple aspect. There is a large island with storage cupboards. Appliances include Lamona four ring induction hob, Siemens integrated dishwasher, Siemens fridge freezer, Siemens oven and Prestige microwave. French doors from the kitchen lead out onto a balcony overlooking the Ceres Burn. This balcony walk way leads towards the main garden. The sitting room is double aspect with two sets of French doors leading to the balcony which wraps around the property. There is a sun room with further French doors leading to a south-facing patio.

      A beech staircase leads to the first floor, where the galleried landing could be used as a study or a library. The current owners have installed a large fitted wardrobe here. The principal bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe and en suite wet shower room. There is a small south-facing balcony.

      On the other side of the landing is a further double bedroom, bathroom and single bedroom/study. There is partially floored attic which can be accessed from the landing via a Ramsay ladder.

      Chalmers Mill is accessed via a bridge and gravel driveway. Its vegetation has both Scottish and Japanese influences, with sycamores, rhododendrons, ferns and bamboos lining the driveway. Ceres Burn runs alongside the property and Chalmers Mill owns this stretch of the burn. In addition to the main garden, at the rear of the house is a sheltered south-facing patio. A garden shed was erected at the front of the property in 2022.

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    This is a very comfortable house with character that belies its modern construction. The upstairs has ample space and enjoys peaceful views across fields and the neighbouring burn.

    Jemimah WhiteProperty agent

    Local information

    • Chalmers Mill has a very private setting yet is easily accessible to major cities across Scotland. The Mill is situated on the outskirts of the village of Ceres, a pretty conservation village set in rolling farmland. It is well served by a good range of local shops, services and amenities together with a highly-regarded primary school.
    • Only 3 miles away, the market town of Cupar offers a wider selection of facilities, including secondary education. On the coast to the east, St Andrews, renowned worldwide as the 'Home of Golf', has a variety of shops, hotels, restaurants, and recreational and cultural facilities which include a cinema and The Byre Theatre. The town is also well known for its university which was Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. There is private, co-educational schooling at St Leonards in St Andrews, and The High School of Dundee is also within easy reach.
    • Access by rail, road and air is good. Cupar railway station (3 miles) is on the main Aberdeen to London line and provides a fast link to Dundee and Edinburgh. Edinburgh Airport, with its increasingly wide range of domestic and international flights, is only 40 miles away and Dundee Airport (15 miles) has regular services to London Heathrow. There is a dual carriageway and motorway connection to Edinburgh from Kirkcaldy (15 miles) or via Cupar on the A91 to join the M90 at Junction 8 (20 miles). All distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
    • Solicitor: Susan Dunn, Thorntons. 49 Bonnygate, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4BY. Tel: 01334 659 963. Email:
    • Services: Mains water, electricity, gas, drainage.
    • Local Authority & tax band: Fife Council tax band E.
    • Listing: The wall on the eastern boundary in the garden is B Listed. This is shared with the neighbouring property (Johns Lodge).
    • Fixtures & Fittings: Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.
    • Photographs: May 2022 and January 2024.
    • 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.
    • Offers: Offers, in Scottish legal form, must be submitted by your solicitor to the Selling Agents. It is intended to set a closing date but the seller reserves the right to negotiate a sale with a single party. All genuinely interested parties are advised to instruct their solicitor to note their interest with the Selling Agents immediately after inspection.
    • Directions: From the M90 motorway northbound, at Junction 8, take the A91 east to Cupar. Leave Cupar heading south on the A914 main road and fork left at The Golf Tavern onto Ceres Road. On arrival in Ceres turn left on to Cupar Road. At Ceres Inn, turn right and then a sharp left. Please park you car in the large free car park (Bog Well car park) on your left hand side. You can walk along the burn towards Chalmers Mill which is on your left hand side if you continue down S. Croftdyke. Chalmers Mill can be accessed from a bridge from the road. From St Andrews, take the B939 west. Drive through Ceres until you reach the Bog Well car park on your left hand side. You can walk along the burn towards Chalmers Mill which is on your left hand side if you continue down S. Croftdyke. Chalmers Mill can be accessed from a bridge from the road.
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E