The Tanhouse, a charming detached home in the historic village of Culross, enjoys all the benefits of coastal living, with a short walk to the waterfront and views over the Firth.

courtyardThe B-listed home was built circa 1750 and has evolved over the years with its first refurbishment done in the 1960s. It has now been upgraded and brought up to an exceptional modern standard by its present owners. This quirky dwelling is bright and warm, offering plenty of unique features. It is set over three levels, but is accessed by half staircases. All rooms are of large proportions and have well planned storage areas, while two of the bedrooms offer large walk-in wardrobes.

Versatile is a good description for the property with the lower ground floor, on street level. easy to convert into a granny flat. Indeed, the serviced holiday flat, situated above the gargae/workship unit could also be utilised for this purpose or as a work space. the large floored attic has been fitted with heating and is presently used as a gym and hobbies room. There is also a large shed at the top of the garden which is heated by a wood burner fire, making this a cosy self-sufficient space.


The property is accessed by automatic gates within listed high stone walls. This gives access to a parking area for more than five cars and garden grounds. The view from the Tanhouse's elevated position are wonderful, especially in the south westerly direction and down the river to the three bridges.

Visitors to the garden are amazed at the high quality of landscaping. The south-facing courtyard is completely private and takes in the sun. There is also a small built in seating and deck area half way down the garden. There is a seperate section for soft fruits and beside the green house a vegetable area, whilst apple trees rest against the high wall.

The current owners are proud of the work they have done to bring it up to its current high standard. "This house is a truly magnificent property quite unlike any other and it has been a gratifying experiance to be involved in the restoration. Visitors to the garden are amazed at the high quality of landscaping and we are often asked why we don't open it for the public charitable viewing. However age has dictated that it is time for us to move and downsize to a house made for two!"

Culross is a quiet, picturesque in West Fife situated on the banks of the River Forth. The village has a population of approximately 400 people with The National trust of Scotland at its heart. The village is a vibrant and friendly community and there is an abbey, palace, pier village green, pub and primary school.

It has good access to both Edinburgh and Glasgow with the central Edinburgh commute - M90 taking approximately 45 minutes at rush-hour periods, but with the new Queensferry crossing due to open in a matter of months, the journey time is expected to be quicker. Motorway links to Glasgow and the South - M8/M74 and the M9 to Edinburgh airport are ten minutes away.

The Tanhouse, Tanhouse Brae, Culross, Dunfermline, KY12 8HX

Fixed price £600,000

5 bed detached house with 3 public rooms

ESPC ref: 374817

ESPC rating: D

Selling solicitor: Hendersons Solicitors and Estate Agents

Contact: 0131 253 2261