The Arches was originally converted from a fine stone farm steading in the 1990’s and extensively renovated and re-modelled in 2008 by Charlton Brown Architects based in London. Bespoke fittings are used throughout including the hand made oak kitchen, solid oak doors and curved glazed panels in the Gallery. In addition all arches either side of the house have French doors. The sympathetic renovation retains the cart arches, grain loft and pan tile roof typical of the East Neuk architecture.
From the lovely courtyard the oak front door leads to a welcoming bright hall and round tower housing the spiral staircase to the upper floor. To the right is a bespoke open plan kitchen with utility room off and dining room open to the upper level. From the hall a corridor leads to both bedrooms and out to the rear garden through French doors.
The master bedroom also has French doors to the garden, a sitting area and glass wall with door to the en-suite with roll top bath, shower cubicle and custom made twin stone basins. The second bedroom has similar access to the garden with a roll top bath leading to a Jack & Jill en-suite WC.
Up the oak staircase leads to an impressive open plan sitting room and study area with glazed galleried areas to the ground floor. French doors lead to a sit out balcony with views towards the Isle of May.
Outside, the courtyard front garden has a coastal theme with landscaped sand and stone covering. To the rear is a fenced garden with sun terrace, terraced lawns, summer house and decked area overlooking the Firth of Forth. North of the courtyard is a double garage with lofted playroom.Directions
From Crail head west on the coast road and after 1.5miles turn left at the Doocot and follow the road down to Caiplie. From Anstruther head to Crail for 1.5 miles and turn right at the Doocot.
For route planning the post code is KY10 3JR.
The Arches is virtually equi-distant between Crail and Anstruther down a hidden private road down to the edge of the Firth of Forth. Day to day amenities are available in both towns.
Anstruther has a busy marina for private boats and the surrounding harbours are known for their shellfish. Primary schools are within 2 miles and an excellent secondary school at Waid Academy. Private education for all ages in available in the University town of St Andrews (10 miles) also known as the Home of Golf.
Edinburgh Airport is 46 miles distant and Dundee airport is only 27 miles away.