£199,950 Fixed price
This charming detached Victorian cottage, complete with roses round the door, was erected circa 1880 and has been sympathetically modernised and updated over the past twenty years by its present Chartered Surveyor owner. It is located in a backlands plot away from the main road, ensuring peace and tranquillity in the beautiful, award-winning village of Aberdour. It is surprisingly private whilst offering a high degree of security and peace of mind. Entry is gained through a vennel between two similarly aged properties to the front and a shared approach which leads to a private pathway with two stone and brick roughcast sheds and gazebo presently used as a bin store.
The larger shed is polycarbonate profile roofed with power provided. It is suitable for a variety of uses including ample storage. Gas and electricity meters are located within. The smaller shed, also with power and light, houses the recently replaced gas central heating combi boiler (approx 5 years guarantee outstanding) and mcb fuse box in addition to garden storage. The path angles right to the front door with two easily maintained flower beds to either side. This further leads to a paved patio which garners the summer sun from early morning until late afternoon.
The south-facing central front door opens to an Entrance Hall with original corbels, a feature which can be seen in other properties of this vintage in Aberdour. All accommodation other than the Kitchen is accessed from the Hall. The very bright, airy and well proportioned Lounge is lit by two Velux roof lights in addition to a rear window. The living flame gas fire provides a focal point and walls are finished with an appealing rough plaster to enhance the 'cottage' atmosphere. Further light floods from the semi open plan Kitchen located to the front and lit by a south facing window with dome above. Although small, it is custom designed with a range of modern wall and base units and perfectly adequate for adventurous cooks with oven, grill, gas hob, extractor unit and one and half bowl stainless steel sink. It is further plumbed for a washing machine. Natural light from the patio to the south facing Master Bedroom is augmented by mirror fronted wardrobes. The second north facing, but still bright bedroom has occasionally been used as a home office. To one side of the Hall is the recently refurbished Wet Room, to the other, the WC with traditional timber dado and tiling above. Both benefit from south facing windows.
The property is gas centrally heated throughout with ample power points. A hard wired smoke detector is located in the Hall and a security alarm is provided, although so rarely used that the owner can't remember the code. Included in the sale are the fitted carpets and floor coverings, oven, hob, and hood.
This almost unique cottage, a tasteful blend of traditional Victorian design and 21st Century comfort, is located in the beautiful village of Aberdour, a picturesque conservation village set around two beaches and a natural harbour formed by the Dour Burn, all with outstanding views over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh, some 19 miles away by road, and the Lothians. The Silver Sands with beachside cafe and lifeguard service holds a prestigious European Union Blue Flag Award and the 'town beach', the Black Sands, is ideal for children of every generation to explore its rock pools. The Sailing Club is very active.
Aberdour, home to around 1650 souls and known to all simply as 'the village', is a multi-award winner. Regularly a finalist in Britain in Bloom and Best Kept Village in Fife, the village won gold in the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom Awards 2013 in the category 'small coastal', the highest standard that can be awarded. Aberdour then went on to be declared winner of best small coastal village in Britain jointly with Dartmouth. In 2014 Aberdour was voted Best Coastal Village in Fife and Best Small Coastal Village in Scotland. It also received a Gold Award from Beautiful Fife and Beautiful Scotland. In 2018, it came second in the Sunday Times list of the most desirable places to live in Scotland. The railway station, with commuting time to central Edinburgh of approximately 30 minutes, has won many 'best kept station' awards. Aberdour Golf Club has in the last two years been voted the fourth best golfing experience in Scotland. Even the village pub has won awards from CAMRA.
Aberdour or Mouth of the Dour has much to offer all ages. There are many amenities in addition to superb coastal and countryside walks: St Fillans Church dating from the 12th century, Aberdour Castle built in the 13th Century, a highly regarded primary school, library, three hotels and a public house (CAMRA best pub in Fife 2015 and 2016), chemist, post office, garage, baker, convenience store, newsagent, restaurants, coffee and gift shops. In addition to the Bowling, Golf, Sailing, Shinty and Tennis clubs, the village has a range of social clubs, groups and societies to accommodate almost all interests and a 10 day summer extravaganza considered by many as one of the best small village festivals in the UK.
The property lies within proximity to Aberdour railway station (free parking), with connections to Edinburgh, throughout Fife and the North East Coast stations, and a daily service to Glasgow. There is a regular bus service. Ferrytoll Park and Ride, Inverkeithing and Halbeath Park and Ride, Dunfermilne are located approximately 5 miles away (free parking at both) with connections to Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh, Kinross, Perth and the Highlands. Edinburgh International Airport flies approximately 16 miles distant.
Outer door at front to entrance area. Access from here to all rooms.
LOUNGE/ 19'6 x 13'6
The principal public apartment is both charming and appealing. Spacious and stylish. Rear facing windows and two ceiling velux's.
Offers ample space for dining furniture.
KITCHEN 11'2 x 6
A delightful entrance to kitchen, left open to main living area. Completed with wall and base storage units with complimentary worktop surfaces.
One and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer. Integrated gas hob, cooker hood and double oven. Set to front of home with picture windows. Recessed down lighting.
CLOAKROOM 5'2 x 3'10
Pedestal wash hand basin and wc serve cloakroom. Timber lined wall to half level. Opaque window faces to front.
WETROOM 6'7 x 4'1
Tiled walls and walk in shower area with over head deluge shower head compliment wet room. Opaque window faces to front.
BEDROOM 1 13'5 x 13
Both sash and case windows face to front within well proportioned, principal bedroom.
Additional built in, triple mirror door wardrobe allows full useable space of room.
BEDROOM 2 10 x 9'1
Not as large as master, but still a double bedroom.
Rear facing sash and case window.
There are many bungalows and homes on one level built with large, ornamental gardens. Grounds that require regular upkeep. This is not one. Garden area is a front path past two external stores to property and a front patio.
The external stores include garden shed and area we think suitable as study/workshop. Garden shed houses boiler and fuse box.
Gas central heating; Integrated kitchen appliances; Carpets
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