ANYONE interested in owning an Edwardian Arts and Crafts home in Dunfermline – with a shed and beautiful gardens – must shell out over three-quarters of a million.
The six bedroom Southwell House is nestled off Woodmill Road with landscaped gardens on the outside and rich history preserved inside.
It is now in the market for offers of over Â£ 750,000 through Savills – Edinburgh Country Houses, and it will undoubtedly catch the attention of admirers and potential new owners.
Entrance is through a glassed-in porch and the grand hallway offers an abundance of character, with original woodwork and an elegant open staircase with wooden balustrade and curved scalloped handrail. A stained-glass window above floods the entrance hall below.
The three main reception rooms are all located off the entrance hall.
The living room faces the front of the house and has a Firefox wood-burning stove installed in an arched recess with a carved mantel and flanking columns. The dining room is also forward facing, with windows on two aspects, and like the living room, has views over the rooftops of Dunfermline and the countryside beyond.
The character-defining elements include an arched buffet recess, press and decorative cornice. There is a gas fireplace and a door to the adjacent butler’s pantry, giving easy access to the kitchen.
The family room overlooks the south gardens and also has a gas fireplace with carved wood mantel.
The Southwood kitchen has double doors which open onto the garden. He outfitted appliances including a gas Rangemaster with two ovens and a six burner gas hob, a Rangemaster fridge-freezer and a Whirlpool dishwasher.
A door conceals the rear staircase and another door leads to the utility room. This has a pantry, storage room and boiler room, as well as a door to the rear of the house. The ground floor has two WCs, one next to the entrance hall and the other next to the utility room.
The first floor has four double bedrooms located on the main landing, all with character features such as pretty fireplaces with fixed mirrors above and tiled picture frames.
Three of the bedrooms have stunning west-facing views over the rooftops and beyond, thanks to the house’s elevated setting. The fourth bedroom faces south, also with lovely views.
The master suite has a private shower room. There is also a family bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower stall. There are two large closets on the landing.
A mezzanine divided in the main staircase leads to the south-facing guest bedroom. Beyond is an office, which could be another bedroom, with two large closets and the back staircase leading to the kitchen.
Outside, the tarmac driveway crosses stone pillars with gates and continues along the beautiful garden, past the back gate and to the front of the house, where there is a generous gravel parking lot. There is also a useful parking area at the back door.
The Southwood lands are approximately 0.6 acres in total.
The shed is located at the foot of the garden, at the end of the driveway. It has an attractive appearance, with a steeply pitched roof and two wooden sliding doors on a roller. Subject to the necessary consents, there may be potential for conversion to separate accommodation or home office.
To find out more visit: www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/59647842/