The Arches, Caiplie Court, Anstruther

East Fife

Sleeps 4

2 Bathrooms

2 Bedrooms

No Pets Allowed

Overview

The Arches is a stunning, category 'B' Listed, stone built home with a real Mediterranean feel, which sits within the charming steading development (converted c.1990) of Caiplie Court on the East Neuk coastline, equidistant to Anstruther and Crail (approx.1.5 to 2 miles). The Fife Coastal Path passes along the shoreline and provides a convenient pedestrian route, passing the Caiplie Caves with a history dating from the 9th century. It has a stunning interior and exterior designed by Charlton Brown Architects, one of London's leading residential practices. With internal finishes of oak, marble, glass and granite, exposed stone walls, flagstone floors and full length windows with arched shutters, the contemporary, open-plan living areas are formed over 2 levels, with the first floor sitting room/study having a balcony with fabulous sea views. Private garden. 3 x parking spaces. Wi-fi.
Ground Floor

Entrance

The Arches is entered through a front door from the courtyard onto a bright and welcoming hallway. The galleried Sitting Room/Study sits above, and there is a double height circular drum containing the staircase. Full height windows with arched shutters overlook the courtyard, which is a feature throughout the ground floor. To the right is the Dining Room/Kitchen, and to the left is the WC/Cloaks and both Bedrooms with En Suites. Ahead, double doors open onto the private, rear garden.

Dining Room/Kitchen

This spacious, open-plan area has a flagstone floor, and is zoned with an oak dining table with 4 matching chairs, which leads to a central oak island with integrated appliances facing into the kitchen area. Electric Hob with Extractor Fan above. Fan Oven. Full size Dishwasher. 2 x under counter Fridges (1 with an icebox). The kitchen has an exposed stone wall, and is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted oak units with contrasting brushed steel doors/handles, and granite work surfaces. Ceiling suspended pot rack. A door opens into the utility cupboard which has a Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer.

WC/Cloaks

Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En Suite

The fabulous, Master Bedroom is very spacious and incorporates a relaxing, dressing area furnished with built in wardrobes, 2 x contemporary armchairs with footstools and a large, framed mirror. It has both Velux windows and French doors with shutters, which maximise the natural light in the space. The bedroom has a King size bed and Bedside cabinets with lamps. This leads to the elegant, En Suite Bathroom, which is fitted with a roll top bath, shower, WC and twin, beautifully hand crafted stone wash basins with vanity unit below.

Bedroom 2 En Suite

The lovely, second bedroom also has French doors with shutters, and a built in wardrobe with mirrored oak doors. Furnishings include a double bed and bedside cabinets with lamps. Semi-screened, a roll top bath sits in front of an elaborate gilt mirror. An oak door connects to the WC and counter top wash basin.

First Floor

A hardwood, spiral staircase has a famous quote from Lao Tzu at the bottom which reads "Even the longest journey begins with the first step". There is LED lighting at the bottom of the stairs, and a handrail which has been made with wood washed up on the beach. At the top is a newel, also made of wood, which is a scale model carved into the shape of the ruined St Andrews' cathedral spire.

Sitting Room/Study

Spanning the entire length of the house, with the top of the staircase drum approximately in the centre, the stunning, open-plan living area has a vaulted ceiling, and an abundance of windows which flood the space with natural light, and offer wide ranging views. In the sitting area to the right, there's a log burner, 2 large, comfortable sofa's, and a unique coffee table which houses the TV. The study area to the left, is fitted with a desk, and has an office style chair. A quality, double size sofa-bed provides sleeping for up to 2 additional, occasional guests. There are curved glass banisters and a section of glass floor over the kitchen. Double doors lead to the East facing balcony, which has a table and 2 chairs to enjoy the sea views towards the Isle of May.

Garden

The private, east facing garden is mainly laid to lawn and is well stocked with mature plants, grasses and various trees. There is a small decked area behind the garden shed which has garden furniture inside. The west facing courtyard area catches the afternoon and evening sun.

Parking

There is a pathway through the garden which leads to a car parking space. There is 2 further parking spaces as you enter the development on the left. One is unmarked, and the other is in-front of the owner's garage.
Wi-fi
Underfloor heating
Wood burner
Ironing Board
Iron
Vacuum
Hairdryer
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine (please bring own pods)
Linen and towels provided
No Pets please
No Smoking
3 private parking spaces (one in the rear garden, one in-front of the owner's garage, and one unallocated space on the left between the 2 garage blocks)
A High chair can be hired at a cost of £15 including vat (please arrange when booking)
A Travel Cot can be hired at a cost of £15 including vat (please arrange when booking, and bring your own bedding and linen)

Location

Located on the East Neuk coastline, equidistant between Anstruther and Crail (1 to 2 miles). which is renowned for its pretty coastal towns which occupy this stunning stretch, connected by the Fife Coastal Walk pathway. Crail has various amenities which include a Co-op, Fish & Chip Shop, Sweetie-Shop and Coffee Shops. There's also 2 Hotels which welcome non-residents. , Anstruther, with its historic harbour, has a greater choice of shops, bars and restaurants, Pittenweem is famous for its arts festival), St Monans, where you can buy fresh seafood at the harbour, and Elie, with its long, sandy beach and water sports centre.

The area is Golfer heaven with many coming to enjoy the golf course at Crail Golfing Society, Elie Golf House (plus Elie Sports Club also offers a nine-hole course suitable for beginners, a pitch and putt green as well as tennis and golf camps for children during the school holidays) whilst the famous links courses, the Old Course St Andrews and Kingsbarns, are less than 10 miles away. A brand new course, the Dumbarnie Golf Links Golf Course and Country Club, opened in May 2020. There is an equestrian centre at Kilconquhar Castle Estate.

Only 20 mins drive approx (10 miles), St Andrews has an array of golf courses,excellent shops and restaurants, as well as a cinema, theatre and indoor swimming pool.

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