Thursday, March 12, 2009

Real Estate Friday

Sorry, the price wasn't listed for this lovely home. I can definitely see myself living here with my husband, Mr. Knightley. I know what you are thinking, Knightley didn't live in Scotland but I don't care. Maybe he got a job and we had to relocate. Sigh. He is my Mr. Knightley.

Exceptional Scottish mansion house in the Kingdom of Fife
An exceptional Grade A Listed , Neo-Palladian mansion house in a beautiful country setting. Original forecourt garden. Walled garden. Extensive lawns including a cricket pitch and enchanting tree house.

Nearing the end of a substantial restoration project Melville House is one of the most significant houses in Fife. With 11 main bedrooms, a staff flat, two self-contained wings and charmingly converted Pavilions the accommodation is entirely flexible. Commercial kitchens in the basement allow for outside catering.
The adjacent courtyard stables and coach houses were converted sometime ago to provide classrooms with a central stage and games hall but these are now in the process of being upgraded to provide a cinema, gymnasium, showers and treatment rooms. The cricket lawn and tennis court are being upgraded and the most enchanting treehouse has been built to keep lookout over the front drive. Melville House has an attractive countryside setting in north east Fife. It is surrounded by farmland and woodlands with a back drop of rising hills behind.
North Fife is a popular and attractive area south of the Tay Estuary famed for its beautiful countryside.

There is both national hunt racing and polo just beyond Perth at Scone which also hosts the Scottish Game Fair. Perth is the gateway to the highlands and there is hill walking, skiing and water sports within easy reach.

1 comment:

Kenza said...

Hello Monica, Kim and Kimberlie!
I can read and write some words in english! Thank you for coming on "Thé au Jasmin". You're welcome!