The historic city of Dunfermline is around 3 miles to the south of Dunduff House. The thriving town is renowned for its famous Abbey and as the birthplace of the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It has a good road and rail network making it one of the most accessible towns in central Scotland. There are a broad range of amenities including professional services, shopping and leisure facilities. The Abbey and museums are a popular draw and the Alhambra Theatre is on the circuit of many international artists. The Queen Margaret Hospital is located northeast of the town.
The M90 (4 miles to the east) provides excellent access to Edinburgh and Perth while to the west Glasgow is accessed via the Kincardine Bridge or Clackmannanshire Bridge. Dunfermline Town railway station (3.8 miles) offers regular and direct services to Edinburgh's stations, including Waverley (under 35 minutes), Edinburgh Gateway (under 25 minutes) and Haymarket (under 30 minutes). Edinburgh International Airport is only 22.4 miles away.
Queen Anne High School is situated on the north side of the town and there are a number of primary schools throughout the town. There are extensive private schooling options both in Edinburgh and at Dollar Academy (10.5 miles).
Dating back to the 1880s, Dunduff House is a charming Victorian farmhouse, with a noticeable Georgian influence in its perfectly symmetrical façade even down to the twin stone carvings under each bay window.
A front door opens into a vestibule with space for coat and boot storage, leading into the entrance hall. To the left is a spacious drawing room with original features including ornate cornicing, cast iron radiators and working internal shutters. The dual aspect windows overlook the front and side gardens. Adjacent to the drawing room is a snug sitting room overlooking the rear of the property through windows on two sides. To the right of the hall are the dining room and kitchen, with a hatch connecting the two through a spacious store cupboard. The dining room mirrors the drawing room with dual aspect windows and fireplace. The kitchen features base units with integrated appliances, and wall units on one side. A useful pantry is accessed from the kitchen.
The main staircase leads up to the first floor landing where five bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room are located. Four of the five bedrooms are spacious double bedrooms, two of those also feature hand basins. Servicing the bedrooms are a family bathroom with WC and basin, and across the landing a shower room with WC, basin and airing cupboard.
From the entrance hall, under the main staircase, a few steps lead to the annexe at the back( originally a gun room and flower room) and also lead down to the basement level. The annexe now consists of a utility room, ample storage cupboards, and a study. This area could be potentially converted into a small self-contained apartment with the appropriate consents.
Down to the lower ground floor, a self-contained apartment is located to the front of the property and comprises a hall, two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and sitting room. Also at the basement level is a large store, rear door access and a garage with workshop space.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The gardens and grounds at Dunduff House are very special. They comprise of mature gardens that surround the house on all sides, and provide it with excellent privacy from the neighbouring pony stud farm. The wonderful sight of these ponies roaming the hill ground to the south of Dunduff House is just one of the unique features of this lovely property. The tarmac drive passes through stone pillared gates and sweeps under the large sequoia trees in the rear garden, before passing around to the front of the house. There is a generous gravelled parking area to the front, as well as additional parking to the rear with access into the integral garage.
The front garden is terraced with stocked, south-facing flower beds with a path running through. A ha-ha at the foot allows for a stunning rural outlook towards the rocky, craggy hills to the south, once home to historic hill forts benefitting from views over the Firth of Forth. The principal gardens lie to the west and north of the house where there is a variety of mature broadleaf and evergreen trees, with the spectacular sequoias among others. The walled garden is truly stunning, home to well stocked beds, a productive kitchen garden, paved paths, a greenhouse and small summerhouse (formerly a Victorian Ice House). A large, stone-built garden store with electricity and water sits between the walled garden and the house, it is currently set up as a sauna with cold water shower. Also in the garden are a potting shed, a further store, and an open-ended lean-to split for storing logs and a lawnmower.
The paddocks sit to the north with the Linn Burn acting as its northernmost boundary. There are two parcels of established woodland, providing beautiful nature walks. An orchard sits between the gardens and the paddocks, rich with blackcurrant bushes, plum and apple trees.
From Dunfermline, head north out of the town on the A823. Continue on this road for about 3 miles. After following a sharp bend to the left, take the third left turning, this is a bellmouth for the entrance to Dunduff House as well as two other properties. For Dunduff House, take the drive on the right hand side, passing by the two cottages and the outbuildings. A gated entrance will lead to the private driveway for Dunduff House where there is ample parking space.