Offers Over, £350,000

St Davids Manse Plus Potential Building Plots, Church Street, Buckhaven, Fife

5 4 3 Detached

Property Summary

This Victorian stone built villa is positioned within expansive mature landscaped gardens and includes two separate potential BUILDING PLOTS, one with previous outline planning permission for a large detached property, the other with previous planning for four flats. St.Davids Manse comprises on the ground floor: vestibule, hall, formal lounge, dining room, library/sitting room, cloakroom WC and office/bedroom six. The upper floor accommodates four large double bedrooms, a single bedroom, two full bathrooms, separate toilet and boiler room. The property is double-glazed throughout with gas central heating. Although some internal water damage has occurred, the roof has undergone a full restoration (in excess of £15,000 worth of work). VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT


On entering Buckhaven along the A955, take a right turn into Station Road. Continue along Station Road onto Church Street. St David’s Manse is positioned within its own extensive grounds on the right. Both plots are located within the grounds of the Manse. A Delmor for sale board identifies the property

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Property Description

The MANSE Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule

Principal access to this prestigious home is through a large traditional external door. The vestibule features its original mosaic tile flooring and high ceiling. A window over the entrance attracts natural light. A cupboard houses the electric meters and fuse boxes. An inner door leads to the main hall.


The impressive main hall retains much of its original character with high intricately-corniced ceiling, central ceiling rose, moulded skirting and door surrounds and dado rail decoration. The hall affords access to the formal lounge, dining room, library and inner hall. A superb wide staircase with stained glass window rises to the upper levels.

Formal Lounge

21' 2" x 15' 1" (6.45m x 4.60m)
A well-appointed public room located at the front of the property with large bay window over looking the extensive beautifully-landscaped gardens. The room enjoys its original panelling around the bay window; high opulently-corniced ceilings, central ceiling rose, picture rail decoration and high moulded skirting and door surrounds. The central feature of the room is a real flame gas fire set within a tiled surround with a polished flagstone hearth. Recessed book-shelf alcove. Additional low-level lighting.

Formal Dining Room

16' 2" x 15' 1" (4.93m x 4.60m)
A second impressive public room also located at the front of the property with double aspect windows looking to both front and side with great views over the grounds, full panelling around the windows, intricate corniced ceiling, central ceiling rose, moulded skirting and door surrounds. The central feature of the room is a raised living flame gas fire set over a polished marble hearth. A further feature of the room is a Greek-style recessed display alcove. Wall and central ceiling lights.

Library/Sitting Room

14' 2" x 13' 1" (4.32m x 3.99m)
The third public room has an inset window looking to the side of the property with views over the gardens. The central feature of this room is a substantial sandstone fireplace with open fire, flagstone hearth, mantelpiece and TV plinth. High corniced ceiling.

Inner Hall

The inner hall allows access to the breakfasting kitchen, utility room and cloakroom WC. An external Upvc door exits to the side gardens and west drive. Two cupboards offer storage. Laminate flooring.

Utility Room

The utility room is plumbed for automatic washing machine with further space for tumble dryer and freezer. Wall-mounted storage units.

Cloakroom WC

Located off the inner hall, tiled throughout and with large vanity mirror. Low flush WC and wash-hand basin set into vanity unit with cupboards. Opaque glazed window. Laminate flooring.

Breakfasting Kitchen

14' 4" x 12' 2" (4.37m x 3.71m)
The kitchen, although now dated, offers a range of fitted floor and wall storage units, drawers and carousel storage, pull-out additional work surfaces, marble effect wipe-clean work surfaces with over-sized stainless steel sink, drainer and mixer taps. Integrated eye-level electric double oven, integrated ceramic hob, extended extractor spaces for inset microwave and upright fridge. Plumbed for dishwasher. Large breakfasting area. Window formation looks to the side of the property. Cedar wood panelled ceiling. Further door leads to the office/Bedroom six.

Office/Bedroom Six

13' 7" x 8' 9" (4.14m x 2.67m)
Accessed from the kitchen, this spacious room is presently being utilised as an office/work room but could form; a sixth bedroom. Two separate window formations over look the rear yard area. One of the windows has a tilt and turn function thus acting as a further emergency exit in the case of fire. Cherry wood wall panelling throughout.

(EPC) EEC next to EIR

The Manse Mezanine Level

Stairs and Mezzanine landing

An impressive wide curving staircase rises to the mezzanine landing. A superb overhead stained glass window lends light to the stairs and lower hall. The staircase retains its original character with wooden balustrade and wrought iron spindles. A feature archway leads to the mezzanine landing which in turn offers access to both bathrooms, the separate WC and the boiler room. A further stained glass skylight window allows further natural light.

Bathroom One

10' 1" x 8' 5" (3.07m x 2.57m)
A fabulously-finished, luxurious family bathroom. A four piece suite allows for low flush WC with concealed cistern and wash-hand basin both set into a tasteful vanity unit, angled spa bath and fully-enclosed hexagonal effect shower compartment with wall mounted “Mira Advanced” instant electric shower. The room has beautiful Italian wall tiling throughout, mood lighting and ceramic tile flooring. Opaque glazed window formation.

Bathroom Two

10' 5" x 9' (3.18m x 2.74m)
Bathroom two enjoys twin wash-hand basins set into vanity shelving, panel bath and separate enclosed shower cubicle with thermostatically-controlled shower. The room is tiled throughout, with inset vanity mirror and three further vanity mirrors with individual lighting. Marble effect panelled and mirrored ceiling with down lighters. Double aspect opaque glazed windows.

Separate WC

A separate WC complements bathroom two

Boiler Room

The boiler room houses both the hot water tank and the gas central heating boiler. The window formation looks to the side of the property.

Upper Hall

Upper Hall

A short staircase rises from the mezzanine level to the main upper hall. The spacious upper hall allows access to four double bedrooms and the fifth (single) bedroom. Intricate corniced ceiling. Dado rail decoration.

Master Bedroom

21' 2" x 15' (6.45m x 4.57m)
A well-presented oversized master bedroom with a large bay window looking on to the front of the property, over the landscaped gardens. Superb, high, intricately-corniced ceiling. Central ceiling rose, picture rail decoration.

Bedroom Two

14' 11" x 12' 10" (4.55m x 3.91m)
A further excellently sized double bedroom with window formation over looking the side of the property. High corniced ceiling and ceiling rose.

Bedroom Three

13' 11" x 13' 1" (4.24m x 3.99m)
An excellent oversized double bedroom located to the side of the property with window formation over looking the landscaped front gardens and corniced ceiling.

Bedroom Four

14' 6" x 14' 2" (4.42m x 4.32m)
Double aspect windows look to both front and side of the property. Beautiful intricate corniced ceiling with central ceiling rose. The room has previously been utilised as a further public room and retains a Fife stone fireplace with living flame gas fire. Recessed alcove with bookshelves and cupboard.

Bedroom Five

10' 2" x 8' 3" (3.10m x 2.51m)
A single bedroom, located to the front of the property with window formation over looking the front gardens. Ceiling hatch leads to the extensive loft space.

Garden And Grounds

The Manse is set within extensive beautifully landscaped gardens, with two separate wrought iron double gates allowing vehicular and pedestrian access from Church Street. The grounds are fronted by stone dyke walls topped with high wrought iron fencing. The gardens feature wide rolling lawns with shrubberies, mature trees and flower beds. Two separate drives run to both north and south of the property.

The inner garden is mainly lawn with surrounding mature trees, bushes and shrubs. An easily maintained paved yard is located directly to the rear of the property.

Garage and Driveway

An attached single garage supplied with water and electricity is located to the rear of the Manse. The driveway offers parking space for up to three other vehicles.

Heating and Glazing

The property is double glazed with gas central heating.

Building Plot Number One

Plot One

The grounds lying to the north-east of the Manse (between the Manse and Church Street) has outline planning permission for a substantial detached bungalow or villa. Access to this plot would be from; the eastern gates and drive. The property would have a frontage of stone dyke walls topped with wrought iron fencing onto Church Street. Plans for the whole site are available at Delmor’s Leven Office.

Building Plot Number Two

Plot Two

Outline planning has been passed for the erection of a block of four flats, located to the west of the property on the part of the grounds which borders the garden of 2 & 2A Randolph Street (the derelict property). Proposed access would be from the drive and gates to the eastern side of the property (from Church Street). Plans for the whole site are available at Delmor’s Leven Office.

Contact Details

Delmor Independent Estate Agents and Mortgage Broker
52 Commercial Road

Tel: 01333 421 816
Fax: 01333 439 466

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