Substantial farmhouse with superb views, photography studio and paddocks
Tayport 2 miles, Dundee 5.5 miles, St. Andrews 9.7 miles, Edinburgh 54 miles
Kirkton Barns Farmhouse is situated in rolling farmland to the north of Fife. The property offers panoramic views to the south and over the coastline towards St Andrews.
The town of Tayport offers excellent local shopping and social activities as well as a quiet marina and good local schooling, both primary and nursery. Kirkton Barns is also conveniently placed for larger towns, including Cupar and St Andrews, in addition to the city of Dundee accessed across the Tay Road Bridge. Kirkton Barns Farmhouse is in the catchment for Madras College, the local secondary school (St Andrews), and independent schooling is available at St Leonard's in St Andrews and The High School of Dundee.
There are frequent local bus services and good access to major road links, including the M90 and the A90. Perth, Aberdeen and Edinburgh are all within comfortable driving distance. There are railway stations at Leuchars and Dundee, with direct services to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London. Edinburgh International Airport lies approximately 56 miles to the south by road, and more locally the regional airport at Dundee offers services to London Stansted.
This is an area of particularly outstanding and varied countryside, with hill, wood, river, farmland and coast. The result is a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast, with walking, cycling, sailing and riding all readily available. It is perhaps golf for which Fife is most famous, however, with numerous top quality courses in a comparatively small area including the world renowned Old Course at St Andrews, which plays regular host to The Open Championship.
With an elevated south facing position, Kirkton Barns Farmhouse has wonderful natural light. There is a lovely outlook over the garden, with views over the fields and surrounding countryside. The farm buildings are mostly screened from the house by mature trees and provide good shelter from northern extremes.
The principal entrance, also located to the south of the property, leads into a vestibule and then to a welcoming entrance hall, with a staircase to the first floor. The spacious drawing room makes the most of the lovely views and the well-proportioned dining room is ideal for entertaining. Beyond the hall there is a study, two store rooms, the kitchen, utility room and an internal access to the self contained apartment. The kitchen features base and wall units, space for a breakfast table, and integrated appliances including a hob, two ovens, fridge/freezer and microwave.
The apartment can be self contained by use of the courtyard entrance. The main reception area of the apartment is spacious and well-lit from a double height window. A kitchenette provides all the basic necessities for a kitchen including sink, hob, fridge and microwave oven. Stairs lead up to the bedroom and shower room.
The principal staircase sweeps up to a large landing naturally lit from a large double height window set above the main entrance and which provides spectacular views over the front garden and fields below. The landing provides access to five spacious bedrooms, two of which have shower rooms en suite. There are also two bathrooms.
A driveway leads off the access road to a gravel parking area. There is also plenty of parking space to the rear of the house where steps descend into an enclosed courtyard where there are some good outbuildings including an artist's studio and stores.
A walled garden lies below the front of the house with terraced beds situated to either side of the steps leading down to the front lawn. A paved area next to a pond provides a tranquil area for seating. To the side of the house is a second patio with pergola, which lies adjacent to the rear courtyard.
There are two fields by the house. The larger paddock to the front of the house is permanent pasture and extends to about 7.5 acres.
Artist's studio and photography studio:
Set within the courtyard to the rear of the house is an outhouse which has been converted to create a superb artist's studio with plenty of natural light and exhibition wall space. To the east of the house there is a purpose built Scandinavian style cabin which has been specially designed as a photography space with kitchen, changing facilities and studio.
Strictly by appointment with Savills .
Mains water, electricity, private drainage to septic tank. Oil fired central heating.
Local Authority & tax band
Fife Council Tax Band G
There are full rights of access over the access road which is owned by Kirkton Barns Farm.
Fixtures & Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.
Square Footage: 4362 sq ft
Acreage: 9.6 Acres
At Five Roads Roundabout on the A92, take the A919 towards St Michaels and then the immediate left hand junction. At the T junction with the A914 turn left. Continue north on the A914, turning right at the crossroads. Follow this road for just under a mile, turning left up the farm road signposted for Kirkton Barns Farm.