For Sale: 50 George Street

View of back garden at Kadesh cottage.

As many readers of this blog will know, we’re sadly putting our wee ‘holiday’ cottage up for sale.

The plan was to extend it and move in, but a couple of weeks ago we learned that that was going to cost us far more than we expected in order to give us the space that we need. So as of Friday afternoon 50 George Street, Cellardyke is now on the market. It’s on for a fixed price of £150,000, simply because then people know where they are — without any of the nonsense of hugely inflated bids that quickly get out of hand.

When we were first looking for a property back in 2004, we put in a bid for a shell-of-a-place in East Lothian. It had two bedrooms, no kitchen (just an empty room with a couple of pipes), it needed re-wired, re-decorated, and re-roofed) and was on the market for offers over £68,000. We put in a bid for £90,000. (What were we thinking?!) It was sold for around £145,000. That’s just ridiculous.

So we’ve put our house on for a “it sells for exactly what it says on the schedule” £150k.

To check out the details and view the photographs visit Pagan Osborne Property and enter ‘50 George Street‘ in the search box.

Here’s what the estate agents have said in the description:

Charming traditional fishermans cottage. Lovely terraced garden enjoying views toward the Forth and May Isle. Kitchen / Dining room, two bedrooms, living room, conservatory, family bathroom, gas central heating.

This is a charming traditional fisherman’s cottage which has been thoughtfully extended to afford adaptable accommodation on two levels. The subjects are pleasantly located within the heart of historic Cellardyke close to the harbour and Haven restaurant.

A particular feature of the property is the lovely spacious terraced garden which enjoys wonderful elevated views over the traditional pan-tiled, crow stepped gable rooftops towards the Forth and May Isle beyond.

Internally the subjects are presented to the market in excellent decorative order ensuring potential purchasers can move in with the minimum of fuss. The accommodation comprise on the ground floor level: spacious kitchen / dining room with feature stone fireplace and lovely curved traditional staircase giving access to the upper level. The first floor level accommodates the two bedrooms, family bathroom and lovely cosy sitting room giving access to the conservatory and direct access out to the garden.

Externally the garden is terraced with a series of flower beds, areas of lawn and path leading up to the uppermost gravel terraced area where one can make the most of the wonderful elevated views towards the Forth.

It should be noted that ‘Kadesh’ is successfully run as a holiday let which could be carried on to provide a useful source of additional income.

General remarks
It should be noted that all fitted carpets and floorcoverings are to be included within the sale price. Some items of free-standing furniture may be available by separate negotiation.

Council Tax Band ‘B’

Room dimensions
Kitchen / Dining room 14’8″ x 12′ (4.47m x 3.66m)
Bedroom 1 12′ x 9’10″ (3.66m x 3m)
Bedroom 2 6’7″ x 9’10″ (2.01m x 3m)
Bathroom 6’6″ x 5’5″ (1.98m x 1.65m)
Sitting room 13’6″ x 9’10″ (4.11m x 3m)
Conservatory 12’2″ x 7′ (3.71m x 2.13m)

Vendors: Clients of Pagan Osborne
Viewing: By appointment through Pagan Osborne
Office Contact: Fiona Donaldson
Anstruther Branch
Pagan Osborne Property Services
15 East Shore
KY10 3AB

Tel : 01333 310703
Fax : 01333 311918

E-mail :

Happy viewing.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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