The Red Barn at North Colzie sits in a superb elevated setting in the rolling hills of Fife and within close proximity to the popular historic village of Falkland, famous for its royal palace. Locally, Auchtermuchty provides for day-to-day provisions and services, while Cupar (12 miles) and Kinross (15 miles) are both significant market towns. The Red Barn also enjoys the advantage of excellent travel links within central Scotland. The M90 is about 10 miles away and provides swift access to Edinburgh and its airport, as well as Perth and Dundee.
The house is well placed for St Andrews, Dundee and Perth. Edinburgh is only 40 miles by road and Ladybank railway station is 8 miles away and offers regular commuter services as well as intercity services to the north and south. Cupar is an active town with a wide variety of shops including supermarkets, a railway station and a good range of professional services. Kinross High School, Bell Baxter in Cupar and Madras College in St Andrews are well respected local secondary schools, and private schools in the area include St Leonards in St Andrews, Dundee High School and Strathallan, Kilgraston and Glenalmond in Perthshire.
A short distance away, the nearby town of St Andrews (22 miles) is renowned worldwide as the 'Home of Golf'. There are seven golf courses run by the St Andrews Links Trust and the many other golf courses in the area include Ladybank which is close by. St Andrews is also well known for its university, one of the oldest in Britain, founded in 1410, and its beautiful beaches.
The Red Barn is a spacious family home in a rural setting which was converted from farm steading buildings in 2001. The front door from the courtyard leads into the main entrance hall. This has a charming country house feel, with a log burning stove set into a feature exposed brick surround, pine wall panelling, and a staircase leading up to the first floor. The drawing room sits off the hall, and also has an open fireplace set into a stone surround, windows overlooking the courtyard, and an arched window at the end with garden views. Partially glazed double wooden doors lead into the sun room with has a door into the garden. A corridor from the entrance hall leads past the family room which overlooks the courtyard, to the spacious kitchen / breakfast room. This country kitchen has a range of fitted units with a central island, as well as appliances including Smeg fridge freezer and Indesit dishwasher. Large windows overlook the front courtyard, and there is a window overlooking the garden. A door from the kitchen leads into the sitting / dining room. This is a bright, airy and flexible living space, with a fireplace, timber flooring, and doors leading out into the garden.
The main first floor accommodation is approached by the staircase from the entrance hall. The principal bedroom suite has windows to the north, east and west offering lovely views, as well as a walk through dressing room which leads into the en suite shower room. There are a further three double bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes. One of them has its own en suite shower room, and there is a family bathroom off the hall.
Beyond the sitting / dining room is an area of the house that could be separated off and used as a self-contained annexe (subject to the installation of a kitchen). It has its own access to the courtyard, and has a sitting room (currently used as a games room), shower room and utility room on the ground floor, with its own staircase leading up to two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes above.
The courtyard to the east of the house is shared with the neighbouring properties. This offers generous parking and access into the garaging. The principal gardens lie to the west of the house and have a large lawned area that is interspersed and surrounded by a variety of mature shrubs and trees including a large yew hedge offering it great shelter and privacy. There is a paved terrace area overlooking the garden which is a lovely space for outdoor dining and entertaining of guests. A discreet and private timber decked terrace houses a hot tub and has stunning views over the neighbouring Fife farmland.
There is a separate fully fenced paddock measuring about 1.02 acres in all. This is situated a short distance of just under 200 metres, to the east of North Colzie.
Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
Oil fired central heating. Private drainage to septic tank. Mains electricity.
The Red Barn has a servitude right to use a water supply via privately owned borehole. and storage tank. �50 p.a. set fee for electricity and maintenance is shared according to usage.
Local Authority & tax band
Fife Council tax band G
The access road is council adopted between the B936 to where it crosses Beggars Burn, approximately 320 metres to the south of The Red Barn. The owners of The Red Barn have a right of access over the access road from this point to the courtyard entrance, and between the courtyard entrance to the eastern end of the paddock, and over the courtyard itself. Maintenance costs over these are shared according to useage.
Fixtures & Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.
Drive north out of Auchtermuchty on the B936 / Newburgh Road. After about 1 mile, take the left turning to Glassarts. Follow this single track road for 2 miles, continuing as the road turns to the right past Wester Pitmenzie, and continues up the hill to North Colzie. Once past the stone steadings on the left, the drive to The Red Barn passes between two stone buildings directly in front, and leads into the courtyard. The Red Barn is the house on the left.