Vicarsford Lodge is set in the countryside of North East Fife. There are panoramic views from the top of the property towards the St Andrews coastline.
The nearby village of Tayport offers local shopping and as well as a marina and primary and nursery schools. Dundee is only 5 miles away and with its city status also has an abundance of shops, restaurants, theatres, bars and a casino. Vicarsford Lodge is in the catchment for Madras College, the St Andrews secondary school. Independent schooling is available at St Leonard's in St Andrews and The High School of Dundee.
Vicarsford Lodge is surrounded by golf courses, long sandy beaches, forests and areas for walking. Tentsmuir Forest and Beach is close to the property. Bird watching, cycling, horse riding, forest walks and seal sighting can all be enjoyed locally.
Fife is famous for its golf courses. Drumoig is in view of the house and Scotscraig at Tayport has been an Open Championship qualifying course in the past. The world renowned Old Course at St Andrews, which is host to The Open Championship in 2022, is one of seven courses owned by The St Andrews Links Trust, and there are numerous other courses along the Fife Coastline.
Nearby Leuchars train station has direct services to Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London. Edinburgh International Airport lies 56 miles away, and more locally the regional airport at Dundee has connections to London City.
Vicarsford Lodge is a single storey house built in 1904 of stone under a pitched slate roof. It has front facing gables at either side with a low wall creating a terrace at the front door.
Internally the house is bright, spacious and well maintained. It is double glazed throughout and benefits from solar panels.
There is an impressive drawing room in the centre of the house with a marble fireplace and solid fuel stove. The dining room and kitchen are behind the drawing room with a conservatory off the dining room. The kitchen is fully fitted and has a utility room to the side.
There are three en suite bedrooms in the main part of the house, one off the entrance hall and two off an inner hall which can also be used as a study. The house has been extended with an annex to the side adding two bedrooms with a shared shower room. All the bedrooms have built in wardrobes and all the bath and shower rooms have been renewed in recent years with good quality modern fittings.
A flat in the annex has a bedsit, bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. There is a balcony opening into the orchard.
Beside the house is a three bay garage. The bay nearest to the house is used as a workshop. Behind the garage, concealed from view, is a static caravan.
The grounds to Vicarsford Lodge extend to 1.88 acres and include a field rising immediately behind.
A high hedge with a wooden railing fence shields the house from the public road. A gravel drive leads to a parking area in front of the house. There is a lawn fringed by shrubs beside.
Behind the house, outside the conservatory, is a sheltered patio with a raised wall and shrubs around. A bank of shrubs links to the orchard in the corner of the grounds.
The field behind the house rises to a hill from where there are superb views. This fields adjoins a forest.
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Mains water and electricity. Private drainage to septic tank.
Central heating from propane gas fired boiler. Hot water from back boiler on wood burner and immersion heaters.
The solar panels have generated an income in the region of �1,600 per year.
Local Authority & tax band
Vicarsford Lodge is in Fife Council Band G.
Guest House Business
The present owner has run Vicarsford Lodge as a successful Guest House for many years. Extracted accounts will be made available to prospective buyers.
Fixtures & Fittings
The standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.
Vicarsford Lodge is situated off the B945 mid-way between St Michaels and Tayport.
From Dundee take the A914 towards St Andrews and turn left at St Michaels. From Leuchars take the A919 north and turn right at St Michaels. Vicarsford Lodge is on the left after about 2 miles.