Tigh A' Ghobhainn
, Lochton, Crail, KY10 3XE

Lochton, Crail, KY10 3XE
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Detached House


3 Bedrooms


2 Bathrooms


2 Reception Rooms


Property Description

Wonderful smallholding in beautiful East Neuk countryside near Crail

  • Delightful family house
  • Extensive garden
  • Paddock
  • Stables
  • Double garage, summerhouse
  • Idyllic East Neuk location with excellent views and easy access to St Andrews and the Fife coastal villages including Crail, Anstruther and Cellardyke
  • Approx. 1.1 acres in total

Tenure - Freehold

EPC Rating - Band F

Council Tax - Band E

Property Details & Description


Ground Floor:
Entrance Vestibule, Hall, Living Room, Family Room/Bed 4, Kitchen/Dining Room, Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Shower Room, Rear Porch.

First Floor:
Two Bedrooms, Hall.

Extensive garden

Driveway parking

Grazing paddock

Timber double garage, timber summerhouse, timber stable

Circa 1.1 acres in all

For Sale As A Whole

Tigh A' Ghobhainn enjoys a beautiful, idyllic rural setting, enjoying some quite superb coastal and countryside views and very quietly situated, roughly midway, and a short distance inland from, the popular East Neuk villages of Crail and Anstruther/Cellardyke, accessed off the very quiet B940, just under a mile or so from the main A917 which connects St Andrews and Crail. The position of the house is fabulous and the southerly views are quite outstanding. Tigh A' Ghobhainn is located in the East Neuk of Fife - a wonderful, sought-after corner of the county, running from Largo Bay all the way to St Andrews, comprising quaint fishing villages perched around pretty harbours, amazing beaches and fertile farmland. The villages of Crail and Anstruther between provide for all key amenities, including primary and secondary schooling, post offices, local shops, supermarkets, pubs and hotels. Kingsbarns, Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie are also all nearby, dotted along Fife’s glorious coastline. The ancient historic cosmopolitan town of St Andrews is about a 20-minute drive to the north and offers an excellent range of facilities along with the highly regarded university. St Andrews is known worldwide as the “Home of Golf” and the 150th British Open visited in July 2022. About 18 miles to the north-west is Cupar, Fife’s bustling county market town which also provides a good range of services. Dundee is within a 45-minute drive to the north with Edinburgh about an hour and 20 minutes to the south.

Surrounding the property is an area of outstanding Fife countryside comprising a lovely mix of fertile farmland, woodland, hill, stunning coastline and river. The result is home to an array of wildlife and for the outdoor enthusiast provides an area offering access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including riding, cycling, walking, sailing and golf. There are many highly rated golf courses within easy reach including the renowned courses at Crail itself, Kingsbarns, St Andrews Bay, Elie, Leven, Lundin Links and the numerous fine courses in and around St Andrews. The popular Fife coastal path runs through the local villages. Shooting and fishing may be taken locally and there are some fine pheasant shoots nearby. Crail is well placed for accessing the various other pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk whilst in terms of days out the wide-open spaces of the Lomond Hills are not far away along with a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties, notably Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace. Fife’s beautiful and varied coastline includes several good sandy beaches such as those at Tentsmuir, Kingsbarns, Elie and St Andrews. State schooling is available locally with private schooling being provided at St Leonards in St Andrews. There are railway stations at Cupar, Ladybank, Markinch and Kirkcaldy with Edinburgh airport less than an hour and 20 minutes to the south.

General Description
Beautiful Tigh A' Ghobhainn is thought to date from the late 1800’s and has a fascinating history as the local smiddy for the surrounding area – meaning that people would have converged from far and wide for the services of the local blacksmith. Deceptively spacious (circa 1,994 sqft), the house has a lovely stone exterior under a slate roof and offers attractive, flexible accommodation over 2 levels, with scope for 2/3 reception rooms and 3/4 bedrooms, subject to individual requirements. With a lovely southerly aspect the accommodation is light and bright, with the eastern end of the house (extended circa 1989) having excellent scope to be utilised as a self-contained annexe or a holiday let with potential for its own separate front door and lovely generous proportions.

The generous gardens and grounds at Tigh A' Ghobhainn are an absolute delight. Most extensive, and largely to grass, there is a lovely mix of plants, trees and shrubs. A burn runs along the northern boundary.

There is ample driveway parking.

Timber double garage

Timber stable

Timber summer house

There is a compact pony paddock to the east of the house.

General Remarks & Information

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

Satellite Navigation
The property’s postcode is KY10 3XE

Fixtures and 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

Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating

Local Authority
Fife Council, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, Fife KY7 5LT

EPC Rating
Band F

Council Tax
Band E

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 and 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 June 2023

Websites and Social Media
This property and other properties offered by Rettie & Co can be viewed on our website at www.rettie.co.uk as well as our affiliated websites at www.rightmove.co.uk, www.onthemarket.com and www.thelondonoffice.co.uk. In addition, our social media platforms are facebook.com, RettieTownandCountry, twitter.com, 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: Land/Paddock
Council Tax Band: E
Tenure: Freehold

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