This exceptional house forms part of a unique B listed property which was built for the Younger family in 1905. The building was originally used for staff quarters, stables and garages and is arranged around a central cobbled courtyard, with access through a spectacular archway. It is unique in its design and boasts a host of architectural features incorporating influences from 16th century France and Scotland such as crow stepped gables, impressive central arch and tower, Strathkinness sandstone and red tiled roof.
Mount Melville itself is a prestigious hamlet on the outskirts of St Andrews nestled within the Dukes Golf Course and within a short walk of the delightful Craigtoun Park. From Mount Melville there is a footpath through Lumbo Den to St Andrews which continues on the Lade Braes giving access to the town centre. St Andrews itself is the home of the world famous championship golf courses and medieval university, a thriving town with boutique shops and quality restaurants.
Mount Melville House East is a spacious property formed from the South East wing of the original house, renovated to create a superb family home, yet carefully retaining its charm and character. Large windows overlook the courtyard, original fireplaces are found in many of the rooms and pitch pine flooring features in some ground floor rooms. The property benefits from gas fired central heating backed up with partial double glazing.
The property offers spacious accommodation over two floors, accessed via two stairways. The lounge is a particular feature, with beamed ceilings, internal stone work to the walls and French doors opening to the south facing garden. The room offers space for both living and dining suites.
The kitchen is fitted with wall and floor wooden units and has a gas fired Aga, with feature Gloucester Old Spot/ Saddleback Pig tiling, and electric oven & hob to provide flexibility. Open from the kitchen is the entrance hall with study space. The living/ dining room also features French doors opening out into the garden. The utility room with WC is at ground floor level.
At first floor level are the four bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. All bedrooms are positioned on the south side of the property to make best of the views to the garden and the natural light. The bathroom is fitted with a sink, bidet, w.c, Jacuzzi bath and double shower cubicle. The shower room has been recently modernised and is fitted with a large shower cubicle with electric shower lined with wet walls, w.c and a sink with vanity units fitted below. Much effort has been made to retain the original character of the property and this is seen in the shower room with the unusual inclusion of a fireplace.
Occupying the south east corner of the stable block, the East house enjoys a large wrap-around garden. A gate from the courtyard gives access to the extensive gardens which are separated into areas by fences and hedgerows with shaped archways. There are large areas of lawn, an orchard with small wildlife pond and an area of patio closest to the house which is a delightful place for garden furniture. The gardens offer a very high degree of privacy and enjoy the sunshine all day. Parking is available in the courtyard in front of the house, and there is an outdoor toilet which houses a w.c and sink and the boiler.