Muirhead House
, Craigrothie, Cupar, KY15 5PH

Craigrothie, Cupar, KY15 5PH
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Detached House


5 Bedrooms


3 Bathrooms


3 Reception Rooms




Property Description

Superb country property with delightful garden and useful Airbnb annexe

  • Outstanding most substantial family house with income earning potential
  • Magnificent, secluded setting
  • Delightful spacious accommodation, circa 2,874 sqft
  • Flexible layout with scope for excellent self-contained granny flat / Airbnb annexe
  • Beautiful gardens and grounds with lovely rear courtyard
  • Triple garage, stores, ample driveway parking
  • Barn with planning permission for 2 bed cottage
  • Accessible location - convenient for Dundee, Edinburgh and St Andrews
  • Fantastic opportunity

Property Details & Description

GROUND FLOOR: Entrance Porch, Main Hall, Living Room, Lounge, Conservatory, Kitchen, Dining Room and Boot Room.

FIRST FLOOR: Hall, Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Three Further Bedrooms and Shower Room.


GROUND FLOOR: Kitchen, Living Area, Shower Room, Hall.

FIRST FLOOR: Snug / Study Area and Bedroom.

Triple garage, stores, ample driveway parking
Barn with planning permission for 2 bed cottage

Beautiful, extensive gardens and grounds with delightful rear courtyard and productive vegetable garden

Tenure Freehold
Council Tax F

Muirhead House is a stunning family house attractively located in glorious rolling countryside to the north west of Upper Largo in Fife, between Craigrothie and Montrave. The setting is superb with some lovely views over the surrounding fields and countryside. The picturesque location also offers excellent accessibility, with a good range of local services and amenities available in the surrounding villages which include Lundin Links, Upper Largo, Lower Largo, Ceres and Craigrothie. A wider offering is on hand in Leven and also the bustling country market town of Cupar no more than a 15 minute drive to the north. A short distance to the east is St Andrews, the historic university town renowned worldwide as the “Home of Golf” with its excellent mix of shops, services, facilities and amenities. The City of Dundee is also within comfortable commuting distance and Edinburgh is less than a one hour drive to the south.

The area around Muirhead comprises a breath-taking mix of farmland, coastline, hill and river. The result if home to an array of wildlife and provides a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, riding, cycling, sailing and of course golf all readily available. There are challenging, highly regarded courses at Lundin Links, Leven, Ladybank, Crail, Elie and Dumbarnie whilst the Open Championship returned to The Old Course in St Andrews for its 150th anniversary in 2022. The wide-open spaces of the Lomond Hills offer considerable scope for walking and such like and in terms of days out there are excellent sandy beaches at St Andrews, Kingsbarns, Elie and Tentsmuir to name but a few. The quaint fishing villages of Fife’s East Neuk, which include Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans and Crail, are a short drive from the property and there are also a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the vicinity including Hill of Tarvit, Falkland Palace and Kellie Castle. State schooling is available locally with independent schooling at St Leonards in St Andrews and the High School of Dundee. There are railway stations at Cupar, Leuchars, Markinch, Kirkcaldy and Ladybank with Edinburgh airport about a 45 minute drive to the south.

General Description
Muirhead House is thought to date from the early 1800’s and has been sympathetically extended over the years with most recent alterations in 2019. The result is a wonderful most substantial family house with huge charm and character.
With a delightful traditional stone exterior under a slate roof the flexible period accommodation is both immaculate and extensive, with scope for 3 public rooms and 5 bedrooms totalling circa 2,874 sqft. The recently completed self-contained annexe is stunning and offers considerable scope - either as a granny flat or as an income generating holiday let or similar.

At the heart of the house is the superb well-appointed farmhouse kitchen with green Aga and island unit. To the rear is the lovely main family room has a cosy stove and glazed doors off to the adjacent conservatory, whilst to the front of the house is a charming separate family room with fireplace, bright double aspect and shelving. The formal dining room is ideal for entertaining and has a stove - it leads through to the new annexe at the north-eastern end of the house. Completing the ground floor of the main section of the house is the lovely impressive main hall, front vestibule and useful boot room to the rear.

Upstairs, the main bedroom suite is exquisite, with beautiful en-suite bathroom. There are three further good-sized bedrooms along with family shower room and hall.

The recently completed annexe is a superb addition to the property, with scope either to be used as part of the main house itself, or independently with its own self-contained rear access. The ground floor comprises a delightful open plan kitchen / sitting / dining room, shower room and hall. Upstairs is an excellent double bedroom along with snug / study area.
Beautifully presented, hugely comfortable, highly flexible and totally contemporary, Muirhead House is a superb country property of a very high quality - early viewing is advised.

Triple garage, stores, ample driveway parking
Barn with planning permission for 2 bed cottage

Beautiful, extensive well-stocked gardens and grounds with delightful rear courtyard and productive vegetable garden

General Remarks & Information
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents Rettie & Co, 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX. Tel: 01334 237700.

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The property’s postcode is KY15 5PH

Fixtures & Fittings
Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.

Entry & Possession
Entry and vacant possession will be by mutual agreement and arrangement.

Services & Factoring
Mains water and electricity.
Private drainage.
Oil heating

Local Authority
Fife Council

Council Tax
Band F

EPC Rating
Band D

Home Report
A Home Report incorporating a Single Survey, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire is available for parties genuinely interested in this property. Please contact us, either by telephone or via the website entry for this property, to request a copy. No charge is made for electronic copies; a paper copy can also be made available from our offices or by post, at a charge of £20 to cover reproduction and administrative costs.

Offers should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to the selling agents Rettie & Co at 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX.

Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Particulars & Plans
These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.

The photographs in this brochure date from April 2023

Websites & Social Media
This property and other properties offered by Rettie & Co can be viewed on our website at as well as our affiliated websites at, and In addition, our social media platforms are, RettieTownandCountry,, RettieandCo, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Proof and Source of Funds/Anti Money Laundering
Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.


1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.

2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

3. Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice
rettie & Co, Their Clients And Any Joint Agents Give Notice That

1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Rettie & Co. have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.

3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

More Details

Situation: Private Garden
Council Tax Band: F
Tenure: Freehold

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