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3 bed cottage for sale

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Gilston, By Largoward, Fife KY8

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Property features

  • Unique Extended Cottage within Semi-Rural Location
  • Private Mature Gardens with Multiple Parking
  • Large Fresh Water Pond
  • Open Fires / Oil Central Heating
  • Separate Lounge & Dining Room
  • Large Conservatory
  • Beautiful Kitchen with Range Cooker
  • Majority of Windows Double Glazed
  • Timber Outbuildings including Garage

Property description

“Gilston Smithy” is a unique detached cottage offering more than just a residence.

Set within mature private gardens showcasing a majestic pond with mini jetty, leaves visitors in awe of its beauty & charm.

This substantial extended cottage (part of its structure was utilised as a blacksmiths), retains many original features, such as its old “Anvil”; coal fires; deep window sills and timber beams.

Situated in a very pleasant rural location, adjacent to the A915, between Upper Largo and Largoward, proves an ideal locale for commuting to St Andrews and Lundin Links supported by a regular bus service (bus station in nearby Leven), with train stations in Cupar (Dundee to Edinburgh line) & Leuchars (main Aberdeen to London line). Local amenities can be found in Lundin Links & Leven. Primary school in nearby Largoward (approx a 3 minute drive) with secondaries within a few miles. Beautiful beaches & golf courses surround the coastline: Lundin Links; Elie; including the world acclaimed “Home of Golf” in St Andrews.

About the cottage

On entering the cottage, visitors are received into the entrance hall via upvc door with glazed panel. The accommodation comprises: Spacious lounge; separate dining room; large conservatory; modern fitted kitchen with “Range”; three bedrooms; family bathroom; cloakroom; and utility. The majority of the windows are double glazed. An oil fired central heating system with external combination boiler serves the panel radiators & hot water (“Range” uses bottled gas). The property is secured with an “adt” alarm.

The generous lounge enjoys both front & rear views inviting an array of natural light to stream through. Featuring an open fire set within surround & hearth and timber beams running across the ceiling, adds to the character of the room. A walk in cupboard provides hanging/storage space.

Adjacent to the lounge is the conservatory entered via a timber/glazed door with windows to either side allowing every opportunity to frame its sights over the beautiful garden & pond. There is ample space for a dining table. An external door leads to rear garden. At the opposite end, an astral glazed door leads into the homely kitchen also sharing its views.

Kitchen is “country style” with an attractive range of overhead & base units including sufficient worktop space/breakfast bar. A small table is placed in the centre. Featuring a “Range” cooker with hob & hood; twin stainless steel sink bowls & mixer tap; plumbing for dishwasher; space for fridge freezer and a Pantry provides additional storage.

Additional doors exit the kitchen accessing the dining room & utility (utility can also be accessed from the rear of the property).

The spacious dining room is set to the front and conveniently placed allowing access from two points. Cupboard provides storage.

Master bedroom located to the east, provides spacious & bright accommodation with both front & side aspects including an open fire & surround.

Bedroom 2 is next door overlooking rear aspect and provides access to attic via a “Ramsey” ladder.

Bedroom 3 is to the west side and accessed from lounge by a few steps. Currently set out as a bedroom/study with front & rear aspects including a skylight. Timber beams run across the ceiling and an old “Anvil” adds to the charm. Both bedrooms benefit from vanity wash hand basins.

Utility overlooks side aspect comprising of fitted overhead & base units with worktop area; fire clay sink, plumbing for separate washing machine & tumble drier.

Cloakroom entered via utility area comprising of a 2 piece white suite with window to side.

Family bathroom with skylight is part tiled and includes a 3 piece white suite with bath & overhead shower.

Externally, the front garden is open plan and chipped with a selection of shrubs. Side garden is elevated & laid to lawn with timber shed accessed from rear garden. Timber gates into chipped drive/rear garden provide generous parking.

The enclosed rear garden is beautifully set enjoying its privacy with rolling countryside beyond. There is a patio area and the garden is lawned with a mixture of mature shrubs & trees jealously protecting its majestic natural pond & small jetty where Mallards can be seen enjoying their secret haven.

The perimeter is determined by wire/timber fencing. Side garden is divided by a timber fence/gate. Within the garden there is a greenhouse; and the timber shed and garage, workshop and summer house benefits from electricity. A combination boiler is housed within metal casing. Oil tank conveniently placed for easy access. The cottage is served by a private water supply.

Extras included: Carpets, blinds, light fittings, “Range” cooker & hood; dishwasher, fridge freezer, chest freezer, washing machine, tumble drier; summer house; shed; workshop and greenhouse.

Council Tax: Band E

Viewings are strictly through Carol Ann Matthews of Precedence Properties

lounge (22'2" x 14'4") (6.77m x 4.36m) approx

dining room (11'2" x 14'4") (3.42m x 4.37m) approx

conservatory (9'6" x 22'6") (2.90m x 6.88m) approx

kitchen (15'0" x 11'2") (4.59m x 3.42m) approx

master (12'10" x 14'7") (3.93m x 4.46m) approx

bedroom 2 (10'2" x 8'0") (3.11m x 2.45m) approx

bedroom 3 (9'4" x 14'5") (2.85m x 4.40m) approx

family bathroom (10'2" x 5'0") (3.09m x 1.54m) approx

utility (5'11" x 8'5") (1.80m x 2.58m) approx

cloakroom (6'5" x 3'2") (1.97m x 0.96m) approx

Property info

Market activity
Average price paid £125,058 Sales 417 Current average value £129,112 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £3,063 ▲ 2.43%

Property value data/graphs for KY8

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £227,755 £152 3.5 £198,924
Semi-detached £129,618 £139 2.9 £127,093
Terraced £113,202 £137 2.6 £107,845
Flats £80,156 £109 2.1 £64,935

Current asking prices in KY8

Average: £117,048
Avg. current asking prices in KY8
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £58,649
Flats £44,234
All £47,561

Current asking rents in KY8

Average: £461 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in KY8
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £550 pcm
£494 pcm
£809 pcm
£823 pcm
Flats £339 pcm
£415 pcm
£479 pcm
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All £360 pcm
£418 pcm
£606 pcm
£823 pcm

Fun facts for KY8

Highest value in KY8
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Upper Largo, Leven KY8 £365,128
Drum Park £355,067
Temple £338,976
Victoria Road £335,410
Drummochy Road £321,591
Highest turnover in KY8
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Rosemount Grove 73.0%
Spruce Grove 71.4%
Levenbank Drive 65.0%
Elder Grove 63.0%
Midlaw Crescent 60.0%

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Nearby transport

  • Cupar (6.6 miles)
  • Springfield (7.1 miles)
  • Leuchars (for St. Andrews) (8.7 miles)
  • Edinburgh Airport (27.8 miles)
  • Glasgow Airport (65.2 miles)
  • Aberdeen Airport (70.9 miles)
  • Lochleven Castle Ferry Landing (19.8 miles)
  • Kinross Ferry Landing (20.3 miles)
  • Inchcolm Island Ferry Landing (22.0 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Largoward Primary School (1.2 miles)
  • New Gilston Primary School (1.5 miles)
  • Colinsburgh Primary School (2.6 miles)
  • Kirkland High School & Community College (6.8 miles)
  • Madras College (7.0 miles)
  • Levenmouth Support Centre (7.1 miles)
  • Alternative Education Support Centre (7.1 miles)
  • St Leonards School (7.2 miles)
  • Kilmaron School (7.4 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£1,216 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 25,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £899 /mo How Much Could I Borrow In partnership with RBS

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £100,000 Average insurance cost £13/mo (£151/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd


Gas £41 Electricity £54 Estimated energy cost £95/mo In partnership with uSwitch
Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this size and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 15400 kWh/year
Electricity: 4500 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Estimated tax band E Council tax cost £151 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

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Supply £24 Sewerage £34 Estimated water cost £58 /mo
Water costs explained

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Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

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