A Scottish estate in Fife is on the market for £200,000 – but it’ll need serious elbow grease to restore it to its best.
Chesterhill House in Newport-on-Tay was built by a wealthy Dundee trader in 1870 and the Tudor Italianate-style property carries a Grade C listing from Historic Environment Scotland.
Laid out over two floors – including a west wing, added between 1893 and 1912 – the 5,300 sq ft dwelling is in varying states of disrepair, but it has good bone structure.
A 21-ft living room, kitchen, and three smaller reception rooms fill the ground floor with bedrooms set across the first floor. Its square-plan Italianate tower offers views over the surrounding woodlands and hills, while the ample attic could also be turned into living quarters by the future owner.
‘It’s a bit of mess inside because it’s been empty for so long,’ said agent Moira Webley of Bell Ingram, who’s handling the sale of the dwelling (vacant for 12 years). ‘It’s very overgrown outside – the property has a beautiful walled garden, which initially we couldn’t even find!’
The Victorian property will need new plumbing, ceilings, floorboards and kitchens. But luckily its period features have survived intact, including fireplaces, mouldings and cornicing.
Chesterhill House’s walled garden, which predates the existing property, is also listed. According to the agents, ‘intact gardens of this style and age are relatively rare in Scotland,’ though it will also need some work to revive it fully.