Quaint thatched cottage combines 18th-century charm with modern living

A rare opportunity has come up to live in what must be one of the cutest properties in Scotland.

West End, situated in the conservation village of Collessie in Fife, is packed with period character

With it’s thatched roof, novel pink exterior and leafy setting in a Fife conservation, West End cottage has charm by the bucketload.

But despite its chocolate-box appearance, the 18th-century house offers all the conveniences of contemporary living.The B-listed property has been fully restored and sensitively modernised to create a comfortable and stylish home with a wealth of period features – including exposed beams, the reed thatched roof and feature fireplaces.

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Situated at the heart of the sought-after conservation village of Collessie, the property is spread over two floors and boasts two bedrooms, a sitting room with wood-burning stove, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room and a bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower.

West End has been restored and refurbished, but retaining exposed beams and other period features

Outside there is a walled and paved courtyard garden, ideal for entertaining and al-fresco dining, with a stone-built bothy that could be used for a number of purposes.

The house is approached via a gravelled driveway and has parking for two vehicles.

It is on the market through Strutt and Parker at offers over £225,000.

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The living room boasts a wood-burning stove, set in a recessed original fireplace

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The kitchen has contemporary fittings and room for dining
Original ceiling beams and a feature fireplace add period appeal in the kitchen
There are two bedrooms upstairs in West End
The bedrooms boast exposed rafters
Theupstairs landing benefits from useful storage space
The stylish contemporary interior of West End belies its 18th-century roots
West End is situated in the sought-after village of Collessie in Fife, close to Auchtermuchty and Ladybank and not far from Cupar
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