Fine historic home dating back to the 1500's. Pleasantly located within the very heart of Anstruther.
Direct access to town over the stepping stones at low tide across the Dreel Burn. Currently used as a holiday let. South Facing garden. Free parking on esplanade car park.
The Red House was part of four dwellings known as The Great Lodging. It has had some renowned owners including in 1752 George Dishington, thought to be a descendant of Robert the Bruce, and John MelvilleKeay in 1885, captain of Ariel', a China tea clipper which almost won The Great Tea Race of 1866. Forming part of a brightly coloured terrace the instantly recognisable Red House is diagonally opposite the Buckie House corner, another local landmark adorned inside and out with shells. The impressive front door is accessed via a few steps where a welcoming reception hall and spiral stair leads up to the accommodation arranged over three floors.
The dining room features an exposed stone wall including a salt bole', the recess precious salt was kept in close to a fire. This room is open to the kitchen making it dual aspect and flooded with natural light. The kitchen has ample work surface wall and floor units. The sitting room (which could make a fourth bedroom or home office) and the shower room completes this floor.
The first floor has three double bedrooms, bedroom one with ceiling beams, a fitted wardrobe and press cupboard. The second has fitted wardrobes and a wash hand basin. Third bedroom, and the family bathroom benefits from a lovely sea view.
The second floor is one large sitting room with sloped ceiling and a feature stair balustrade rescued from a church. The elevated sea views from this room are superb and can be fully enjoyed from the window seat. The utility room has a front and rear door allowing access to the garden and houses the washing machine and tumble drier.
The self contained garden flat allows guests total privacy. It has its own access where a few steps lead down to the door. The galley kitchen leads to the bedroom area and sitting room. The exposed natural stone wall is a real feature. The windows look over the garden. The shower room completes the accommodation. The garden is landscaped with a sheltered patio area and a couple of steps leading to the main area of beautifully planted garden providing year round interest. EPC Rating: D.
Anstruther is the largest community on the stretch of north-shore coastline of the Firth of Forth known as the East Neuk. Originally a fishing village, the main industry is now tourism and with a 9 hole golf course, pleasure craft mooring in the harbour, and sightseeing and wildlife cruises to the Isle of May, home to the UK's largest Puffin population. Other local attractions include The Scottish Fisheries Museum, The Secret Bunker, Famous Fish and Chip Shop along with an array of restaurants including the Cellar' and hostelries. The Waid Academy, the local comprehensive school and community center, offers a wide range of activities. Additional entertainment can be found in St Andrews, just 9 miles away, while Dundee is 23 miles and Edinburgh is 50 miles away.