Wester Durie Farmhouse
, Leven, KY8 5RE

Leven, KY8 5RE
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Detached House


3 Bedrooms


3 Bathrooms


3 Reception Rooms




Property Description

Charming three-bedroom farmhouse set in breathtaking gardens minutes from Leven

Light-filled and well-presented farmhouse with period details

Four spacious living and reception areas

Rare opportunity for a comfortable rural lifestyle

Exceptional countryside position only a five-minute drive from Leven

Beautifully presented and extensive mature gardens

Garage, driveway, and outbuildings

EPC Band C
Council Tax Band G
Tenure Freehold


Entrance vestibule, hallway, living room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen and family room, utility, larder, store, bedroom (with en-suite)

Two bedrooms (one with en-suite), family bathroom

Extensive mature gardens with a lawn, vegetable beds, flowering borders, and trees. Field and woodlands. Outbuildings, driveway, and garage.

Enjoying an idyllic countryside setting Wester Durie Farmhouse is only a ten-minute drive from Leven as well as Lower Largo, celebrated for its charming harbour and beach, and home to the renowned Crusoe Hotel. The small seaside town of Leven boasts a delightful beach promenade, part of the famous Fife Coastal Path along with parks at Silverburn and Letham Glen. Shopping needs are well-catered for with larger supermarkets and independent retailers and there is an array of bars and restaurants to enjoy. The famous 18-hole Lundin Links Course used as a qualifying course during the Open Championship at St Andrews and the Ladies 9-hole Course, the oldest in the world present excellent recreational opportunities. Other activities can be found at Lundin Sports Club with its tennis and squash courts and at the sports centre in Levenmouth with its gym, sauna, and swimming pool.

The property is within easy reach of Lomond Hills Regional Park along with the idyllic Fife Coastal Path showcasing picturesque former fishing villages, some of the most beautiful in Scotland along with tranquil beaches, historic harbours, and dramatic ruined castles. Charming villages such as Anstruther, Crail, Elie, and Pittenweem boast an array of restaurants, bars, watersports, and cultural attractions including the renowned Pittenweem Arts Festival. Globally renowned for its golf courses, the region boasts over 44, with championship courses at St Andrews and Kingsbarns. Schooling is available in Leven with private options including those at St Leonards in St Andrews and at The High School of Dundee. There are railway stations at Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank, and Dundee with the new station at Leven set to open in 2024. Edinburgh is approximately 70 minutes’ drive and the larger Fife towns of St Andrews, Glenrothes, Dundee, and Kirkcaldy are all accessible. Edinburgh International Airport is just under an hour away by car.

General Description
Enveloped by idyllic countryside and nestled in breathtaking gardens, Wester Durie Farmhouse is the epitome of desirable rural living only minutes from Leven and Lower Largo. Featuring period details, an abundance of light and spacious well-finished interiors the appeal of this property as a comfortable family home cannot be understated. The front door opens into an elegant hallway adorned with monochrome floor tiling and striking wall finishes. To your right, a south-east facing living room and adjoining dining room overlooking the garden, combine to offer a wonderful living and reception area in which to unwind as well as entertain. Adorned with plush carpeting, a soft neutral décor, and an open cast iron fireplace the bay-windowed living room exudes a sense of warmth and comfort whilst the dining room showcasing handsome wooden flooring, working shutters, and an open fireplace will be the hub of family gatherings and socialising. From here there is a seamless flow into the thoughtfully designed dual-aspect family room and kitchen leading out to the garden. With a log-burning stove at its centre, this is an inviting room that exudes a rustic charm. Decorated in soothing tones with ambient lighting and wood-inspired flooring, farmhouse-style cabinetry is complemented by butcher block worktops, a white tiled splashback and a Belfast sink whilst integrated appliances include a striking Britannia range cooker and American-style fridge/freezer. A kitchen island, larder, and a utility provide further worktop space and storage ensuring it is a practical, clutter-free, and appealing space. Returning to the hallway, and a cosy and bright sitting room complete with bespoke bookshelves is the perfect place in which to escape to for moments of quiet contemplation. It leads into a light-filled double bedroom overlooking the front garden and boasting an original fireplace and en-suite shower room complete with WC and washbasin built into vanity. Ascending the sweeping staircase with ornate ironwork and a mahogany banister, you pass a sash and case window and a charming window seat before arriving at the first-floor landing. Enjoying captivating views of the surrounding landscape, the south-east-facing principal double bedroom is a light and airy retreat enhanced by a neutral décor, handsome wooden flooring and an original fireplace. A further double bedroom mirrors the outlook of the principal and features a design-led shower room complete with a hidden cistern WC and washbasin built into vanity. Completing the first-floor layout is a classically styled bathroom equipped with a washbasin, bath and hidden cistern WC.

Extending to xx acres and surrounded by beautiful countryside and rolling fields, the gardens are simply outstanding. Meticulously presented they feature an expansive lawn, flowering borders, flourishing vegetable beds, a pond and established trees. Offering privacy and peace along with access to a private field and woodlands, they are a dream for all nature lovers, gardening enthusiasts, and friends and family alike.

Several outbuildings offer great potential depending on specific needs whilst a driveway and garage provide ample parking.

General Remarks & Information
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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.

Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.

Council Tax Band G

EPC Rating Band C

Local Authority
Fife Council, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, Fife KY7 5LT Tel: 0345 155 0000

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 2024

Websites and Social Media
This property and other properties offered by Rettie South LLP can be viewed on our website at www.rettie.co.uk as well as our affiliated websites at www.rightmove.co.uk zoopla.com, www.primelocation.com, www.s1homes.com and www.thelondonoffice.co.uk

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 South Llp, 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 mis-statement 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 South LLP 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.

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Council Tax Band: G
Tenure: Freehold

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