Enjoying an exclusive setting in the village of Windygates, this 18th century farmhouse is an exceptional five-bedroom family home with outstanding reception space, two bathrooms, delightful private gardens, a semi-detached garage, and a driveway.
The handsome B-Listed property boasts classically proportioned interiors and a wealth of period features. Furthermore, it offers the best of both worlds: a tranquil village location surrounded by countryside, set within easy reach of excellent local amenities and transport links. Nestled behind a mature private garden, the ivy-clad farmhouse makes an alluring first impression, opening into a spacious reception hall for a wonderful welcome. Accompanied by concealed storage and a WC cloakroom, the hall leads into an impressive, triple-aspect reception room on the left. Arranged around an open brick fireplace, the living room (with storage) promises a relaxed setting for everyday use, extending, via glazed sliding doors, onto the rear garden. Across the hall, an office provides a good-sized, versatile space, leading into the home's second reception area: a formal sitting and dining room, which showcases delightful period features, including: elaborate cornicing, a ceiling rose, a bay window with original working shutters, refinished pine floorboards, and an original fireplace inset with a cosy log-burning stove.
Meanwhile, the dining kitchen is perfect for family meals and enjoys access to the garden via a southwest-facing conservatory, which promises further, flexible living space. Boasting generous cabinet storage and workspace, the kitchen is equipped with an integrated raised oven and microwave, a gas hob, a feature extractor hood, a fridge/freezer, and a freestanding dishwasher. A utility room provides a discreet laundry area, whilst a walk-in pantry offers additional storage. Three of the home's five double bedrooms, (two with traditional presses and one with an en-suite shower room) are found on the first floor, alongside a bright, four-piece family bathroom. The two remaining double bedrooms are located on the second floor. Gas central heating is found throughout.
The home sits within extensive private gardens, mostly laid to lawn, bordered by an array of established trees and shrubs, and featuring a southwest-facing patio. A double driveway and detached double garage provide parking for multiple vehicles.
Extras: Included in the sale are all fitted floor coverings, window coverings, light fittings, integrated kitchen appliances, a dishwasher, a washing machine, garden shed and the greenhouse.
N.B. There is an option to purchase a plot of land across from the house in a separate, available by separate negotiation.
Rating - D.
The popular village of Windygates enjoys a convenient location in the heart of Fife, surrounded by rolling countryside, yet within easy driving distance of Leven, Kirkcaldy, and Glenrothes, where excellent amenities, schooling, and recreational and cultural facilities await. Popular with families and commuters seeking a well-connected village setting and a tranquil way of life, Windygates caters for everyday needs with convenience shopping and a post office, whilst a short drive into nearby Leven opens up an extensive range of high-street and supermarket shopping, including a Sainsburys, and a selection of retailers. For those who enjoy an active lifestyle, the Levenmouth Swimming Pool and Sports Centre offers an excellent range of activities, and for those in search of culture, the Kirkcaldy Galleries houses a museum and art gallery, whilst the Adam Smith Theatre hosts a year-round programme of theatre, music, and cinema. Outdoor lovers are spoiled for choice with the nearby Loch Leven Nature Reserve and the Lomond Hills Regional Park. Windygates has its own primary school, whilst well-regarded secondary schooling can be found in Leven, Glenrothes, and Kirkcaldy. There are also a number of independent schooling options within driving distance of the village.