Less than 1 mile from the shore of Largo Bay, within the small hamlet of Newburn, Upper Largo, Newburn School House occupies an enviable position which takes full advantage of the stunning views to the Firth of Forth and along the Fife Coastline from its first floor windows. Beautifully fitted, decorated and furnished throughout, with total garden grounds occupying approx 1 acre, properties of this size and style are rarely available for holiday letting in the East Neuk.
In its original form, Newburn School House dates back to the early 17th Century. Following extension in the mid-1800's, and further during the 1930's, it has served as a School and Village Hall during its previous lifetime. In 2007, It was bought by its current owners, who sympathetically renovated it, with the assistance of Lorn Macneal Architects, to create the outstanding home which is available to let today.
To the left of the elegant entrance hall, the West Wing retains a traditional feel, with well proportioned rooms which have been opulently decorated and furnished. To the right, the East Wing provides a fabulous, contemporary balance, with an abundance of windows flooding the large dining kitchen, semi open-plan sitting room and separate games/party room, with natural light. The former porch has been converted into a WC.
The back door gives direct access to the north part of the house which has the boot room, a beautifully fitted Butler's kitchen/utility room, and ground floor Shower Room. Great when coming in from the gardens and the beach.
On the first floor, the spacious master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and dressing area. The further four bedrooms share two bathrooms.
On the second floor, bedrooms 6 and 7 are positioned either side of the landing, and share a shower room which connects to bedroom 8. In addition, there is a large bunk room which is accessed through Bedroom 7.
Immediately in-front of the house, there are well tended lawns either side of the front door, with a paved dining terrace which is accessed directly from the dining kitchen. There is a gravel drive and parking area to the side, together with additional garden grounds which have a sunken trampoline.
At the rear, there is additional parking and a raised lawn with a tree house.
Immediately across the single width country road, is a 0.8 acre orchard surrounded by high hedges. There is a circular pavilion with a raised dovecote in the middle. There is also a circular hedged area with a pagoda and a vegetable area in the corner.
Upper Largo is ideally located for easy access to all the East Neuk has to offer, and immediately benefits from the popular Upper Largo Hotel and Restaurant, Lundin and Leven Links Golf Courses, and the curretly being developed Dumbarnie Golf Links Golf Course and Country Club, Scotland's newest Golf Course (scheduled to open on May 16th 2020).
Less than 1 mile towards the shoreline, Lower Largo is a picturesque village with local shops and amenities, 2 pubs and a restaurant. Lundin Links provides two more restaurants and local shops including a hairdresser, a lovely gift and coffee shop, a chemist, a post office and a Stuarts Bakery with fresh meat and veg, wonderful breads and confectioneries, as well as their delicious steak pies.The popular seaside destination of Elie, which boasts one of the finest beaches in Scotland, is only 4.5 miles to the south. Sailing and water sports are available at Elie Harbour and there is an 18 hole golf course and a 9 hole course suitable for beginners. Elie Sports Club offers golf practice facilities, several hard tennis courts and a bowling green. Elie is well served by pubs and cafés including the renowned Ship Inn. Other recreational opportunities include horse riding, with the Fife Pony Club for younger enthusiasts
St Andrews, with everything it has to offer, is but a pleasant 10 mile drive away.