Gilston by Largoward Fife KY8 5QP
Under Offer Gilston by Largoward  Fife

Offers Over £250,000

3 bed Detached Cottage

“Gilston Smithy” is a unique detached cottage offering more than just a residence.

Set within mature private gardens showcasing a majestic pond with mini jetty, leaves visitors in awe of its beauty & charm.

This substantial extended cottage (part of its structure was utilised as a blacksmiths), retains many original features, such as its old “Anvil”; coal fires; deep window sills and timber beams.

Situated in a very pleasant rural location, adjacent to the A915, between Upper Largo and Largoward, proves an ideal locale for commuting to St Andrews and Lundin Links supported by a regular bus service (bus station in nearby Leven), with train stations in Cupar (Dundee to Edinburgh line) & Leuchars (main Aberdeen to London line). Local amenities can be found in Lundin Links & Leven. Primary school in nearby Largoward (approx a 3 minute drive) with secondaries within a few miles. Beautiful beaches & golf courses surround the coastline: Lundin Links; Elie; including the world acclaimed “Home of Golf” in St Andrews.


On entering the cottage, visitors are received into the entrance hall via upvc door with glazed panel. The accommodation comprises: spacious lounge; separate dining room; large conservatory; modern fitted kitchen with “Range”; three bedrooms; family bathroom; cloakroom; and utility. The majority of the windows are double glazed. An oil fired central heating system with external combination boiler serves the panel radiators & hot water (“Range” uses bottled gas). The property is secured with an “ADT” alarm.

The generous lounge enjoys both front & rear views inviting an array of natural light to stream through. Featuring an open fire set within surround & hearth and timber beams running across the ceiling, adds to the character of the room. A walk in cupboard provides hanging/storage space.

Adjacent to the lounge is the conservatory entered via a timber/glazed door with windows to either side allowing every opportunity to frame its sights over the beautiful garden & pond. There is ample space for a dining table. An external door leads to rear garden. At the opposite end, an astral glazed door leads into the homely kitchen also sharing its views.

Kitchen is “country style” with an attractive range of overhead & base units including sufficient worktop space/breakfast bar. A small table is placed in the centre. Featuring a “Range” cooker with hob & hood; twin stainless steel sink bowls & mixer tap; plumbing for dishwasher; space for fridge freezer and a Pantry provides additional storage.

Additional doors exit the kitchen accessing the dining room & utility (utility can also be accessed from the rear of the property).

The spacious dining room is set to the front and conveniently placed allowing access from two points. Cupboard provides storage.

Master bedroom located to the east, provides spacious & bright accommodation with both front & side aspects including an open fire & surround.

Bedroom 2 is next door overlooking rear aspect and provides access to attic via a “Ramsey” ladder.

Bedroom 3 is to the west side and accessed from lounge by a few steps. Currently set out as a bedroom/study with front & rear aspects including a skylight. Timber beams run across the ceiling and an old “Anvil” adds to the charm. Both bedrooms benefit from vanity wash hand basins.

Utility overlooks side aspect comprising of fitted overhead & base units with worktop area; fire clay sink, plumbing for separate washing machine & tumble drier.

Cloakroom entered via utility area comprising of a 2 piece white suite with window to side.

Family bathroom with skylight is part tiled and includes a 3 piece white suite with bath & overhead shower.

Externally, the front garden is open plan and chipped with a selection of shrubs.

Side garden is elevated & laid to lawn with timber shed accessed from rear garden. Timber gates into chipped drive/rear garden provide generous parking.

The enclosed rear garden is beautifully set enjoying its privacy with rolling countryside beyond.

There is a patio area and the garden is lawned with a mixture of mature shrubs & trees jealously protecting its majestic natural pond & small jetty where Mallards can be seen enjoying their secret haven.

The perimeter is determined by wire/timber fencing. Side garden is divided by a timber fence/gate.

Within the garden there is a greenhouse; and the timber shed and garage, workshop and summer house benefits from electricity. A combination boiler is housed within metal casing. Oil tank conveniently placed for easy access. The cottage is served by a private water supply.

EXTRAS INCLUDED: Carpets, blinds, light fittings, “Range” cooker & hood; dishwasher, fridge freezer, chest freezer, washing machine, tumble drier; summer house; shed; workshop and greenhouse.

Council Tax: Band E

Viewings are strictly through Carol Ann Matthews of PRECEDENCE PROPERTIES

LOUNGE (22'2" x 14'4") (6.77m x 4.36m)

DINING ROOM (11'2" x 14'4") (3.42m x 4.37m)

CONSERVATORY (9'6" x 22'6") (2.90m x 6.88m)

KITCHEN (15'0" x 11'2") (4.59m x 3.42m)

MASTER (12'10" x 14'7") (3.93m x 4.46m)

BEDROOM 2 (10'2" x 8'0") (3.11m x 2.45m)

BEDROOM 3 (9'4" x 14'5") (2.85m x 4.40m)

FAMILY BATHROOM (10'2" x 5'0") (3.09m x 1.54m)

UTILITY (5'11" x 8'5") (1.80m x 2.58m)

CLOAKROOM (6'5" x 3'2") (1.97m x 0.96m)
Whilst we endeavour to make these particulars accurate and reliable, they do not form part of any contract or offer, nor are they guaranteed. Measurements are approximate and in most cases are taken using a digital/sonic measuring device and taken to the widest point. We have not tested the electricity, gas or water services or any appliances. Photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item is included for sale with the property. Floor plans, where included, are not to scale and accuracy is not guaranteed. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact our office.
EPC Band: F
EPC Band F
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