Enviably located in the Cellardyke conservation area beside the coast, Craigview House is an exceptional and exclusive seaside family home that covers 4,181 square feet.
The traditional, stone-built, former merchant house and shop is truly unique with a wealth of stunning features, including multiple reception rooms, bathrooms, and a high-spec kitchen, along with three double bedrooms, a home office, and a gym. The property further benefits from extensive views over the Firth of Forth, a southeast-facing balcony and deck, and a beautiful courtyard garden with direct access to the shore. It offers superb versatility too, allowing new buyers to utilise the house in various ways, transforming reception space into additional bedrooms if required (subject to consent).
The characterful property offers a choice of two entrances, via the former shop entrance or a front door with a toplight labelled Craigview'.
The Craigview entrance opens to a traditional vestibule and reception hall, sweeping upstairs, via a naturally-lit staircase, to an expansive, dual-aspect living room on the second floor.
This reception area (the first of many) is defined by crisp decor and varnished wooden floorboards, enjoying a log-burning stove and a southeast-facing aspect. It has eaves storage, a handy bar/kitchen servery, and opens out onto a balcony with spectacular sea views to the Isle of May. A modern three-piece shower room completes this level.
Back on the first floor, there is a large, light-filled office and three spacious double bedrooms.
The master bedroom has the luxury of an en-suite shower and a timber deck with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth. Whereas, the second and third bedrooms both enjoy ornate cornicing, one with an alcove cupboard and fitted shelves, the other with a traditional press. Finishing this section of the home is a traditional-inspired three-piece bathroom.
Meanwhile, the former shop entrance (on the ground floor) opens directly into a massive family room and study, with chic, rustic industrial interior design.
Two oversized windows, with bespoke tier-on-tier shutters, flood the space in natural light, whilst an archway leads to a dining room with kitchen facilities, which is an equally charming reception space, coming equipped with a gas range cooker and an integrated dishwasher. A contemporary three-piece bathroom finishes this floor. Downstairs, on the garden level, is a large home gym/workshop and a garden/breakfast room, which has a fitting nautical theme. From here, a hallway has a staircase connecting to the Craigview' side of the home, before extending to a WC and to the main kitchen, which comes well-appointed with wooden worktops and cabinet storage.
The kitchen houses a three-oven Aga cooker and an integrated gas hob, oven, and dishwasher. It also extends to a delightful sitting area with French doors for a seamless transition to outside.
The property features high-speed, fibre-optic broadband, gas central heating, and a mixture of traditional and double-glazed windows. Furthermore, an approved building warrant is in place to make an additional connection on the ground floor between the two sections of the home.
Externally, the beautiful courtyard garden has direct access to the shorefront and a charming summerhouse. On-street parking is unrestricted.
Extras: all fitted floor and window coverings, light fittings, integrated kitchen appliances, and two- bedroom wardrobes to be included in the sale. A freestanding Smeg fridge and additional furnishings may be available by separate negotiation.
Rating - D.
Characterised by its narrow lanes, cobbled streets, and traditional harbour cottages, the former fishing village of Cellardyke promises a desirable coastal lifestyle in the East Neuk of Fife. The village is positioned immediately east of Anstruther and just ten miles southeast of St Andrews, and is therefore an enticing option for families, commuting professionals or those looking for a weekend escape.