A Georgian family home with fabulous views overlooking the Forth Estuary
Strathenry House is a superb Georgian family home situated in an elevated position with wonderful views overlooking the gardens as well as the coastline. It has accommodation over the three storeys, including 3 main reception rooms, 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The large lower ground floor offers additional accommodation together with stores, workshop and integral garage.
The gardens are a real feature and include sweeping lawns, a patio, planted borders and a vegetable patch, and are flanked by mature woodland. There are stables and an area suitable for a paddock.
The house is approached off the main road (A911) via a private tarmac driveway with a parking area to the front. Strathenry is constructed of dressed Ashlar stone beneath a pitched slate roof. Three wide steps lead to the impressive studded front door and into the lovely reception hall, lit by the large cupola above. Internal features include the sash-and-case windows with secondary glazing, the decorative cornicing, ceiling roses and open fireplaces and stoves in the reception rooms. the house offers beautifully proportioned rooms throughout. The full accommodation is laid out on three floors as follows:
Ground Floor: entrance hall, hallway, sitting room, billiards room/dining room, drawing room, utility room, cloakroom and kitchen.
First Floor: landing, master bedroom with ensuite shower rooms, six further bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room and linen cupboard.
The lower ground floor offers spacious additional accommodation (see floor plan).
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens at Strathenry are very special. They include expansive lawns surrounding the house, interspersed with specimen trees, shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas, planted borders and are flanked by mature woodland. To the front of the house, a track leads round to the stables building with wood store. There are also two paddocks. To the rear, steps lead down from a stone terrace to a large area of lawn. To the side, there is a greenhouse together with a vegetable patch and fruit garden.
Strathenry House lies on the southern slopes of the Lomond Hills, with dramatic views over the Fife countryside and a panoramic view overlooking the Forth Estuary from the Bass Rock and Berwick Law to Edinburgh and the Lammermuir Hills beyond.
The conservation village of Leslie (1.5 miles) is nearby with a range of local shops, restaurants, library, pharmacy, doctor and dental surgeries and a primary school. Glenrothes is 2 miles away and has a more extensive range of services including a shopping centre, a regional sports centre, theatre, a small airport and secondary schooling. The award winning Balbirnie House Hotel is 5.5 miles away. There are train stations at Markinch (5 miles) and Kirkcaldy (10 miles) with regular direct trains to Edinburgh and on to London.
The M90 motorway is 7 miles to the west providing swift access both north and south to Perth (25 miles) and Edinburgh (32 miles). Edinburgh Airport is 29 miles away and provides flights to a variety of domestic and int