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Balfour Cottage, 62 Main Street,
Lower Largo, Leven, KY8 6BT

Three-bedroom home with outstanding position overlooking Lower Largo Beach


  • Three-bedroom detached residence

  • Outstanding position with unspoilt beach and sea views

  • Bright south-facing conservatory

  • Enclosed south-facing garden overlooking Lower Largo Beach

  • Direct beach access

  • Rare opportunity 

1,360 SQFT
127 SQM
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Property Details & Description




Entrance vestibule, hallway, living room, sun room, dining room, kitchen, WC, double bedroom



Two double bedrooms, family bathroom


South-facing rear garden with fabulous beach and sea views, along with direct beach access. 



Positioned on Lower Largo Beach, Balfour Cottage boasts spectacular coastal views and is an appealing three-bedroom residence characterized by bright and spacious interiors. Lower Largo, celebrated for its charming harbour and beach, and home to the renowned Crusoe Hotel, is an ancient fishing village situated next to Lundin Links. There is a local shop and residents enjoy further amenities in Lundin Links including a bakery, butcher, and general store, with a variety of shopping options available in Leven. The famous 18-hole Links Course used as a qualifying course during the Open Championship at St Andrews and the Ladies 9-hole Course, the oldest in the world present excellent recreational opportunities. Other activities can be found at Lundin Sports Club with its tennis and squash courts and at the sports centre in Levenmouth with its gym, sauna, and swimming pool. Nearby Silverburn Park and Dumbarnie Links Nature Reserve are the perfect way to explore the great outdoors. 

Lundin Links serves as the gateway to the idyllic Fife Coastal Path showcasing picturesque former fishing villages, some of the most beautiful in Scotland along with tranquil beaches, historic harbours, and dramatic ruined castles. Charming villages such as Anstruther, Crail, Elie, and Pittenweem boast an array of restaurants, bars, watersports, and cultural attractions including the renowned Pittenweem Arts Festival. Globally renowned for its golf courses, the region boasts over 44, with championship courses at St Andrews and Kingsbarns. Notably, the acclaimed Dumbarnie Golf Course lies a short distance to the east. State schooling is available locally and private options include those at St Leonards in St Andrews and at The High School of Dundee. An efficient bus service connects Lundin Links to towns throughout Fife, and there are railway stations at Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank, and Dundee. Edinburgh is within an hour’s drive and the larger Fife towns of St Andrews, Glenrothes, Dundee, and Kirkcaldy are all within easy reach. Rail links are at Kirkcaldy, Markinch and Thornton with the new connection at Leven and a light aircraft airfield at Glenrothes set to arrive in 2024. Edinburgh International Airport is under an hour away by car.

General Description


Occupying a breathtaking position overlooking picturesque Lower Largo Beach, Balfour Cottage offers a charming opportunity with direct beach access. Entering the light and airy hallway you arrive at a comfortable and spacious living room. Adorned with an appealing soft colour palette, plush carpeting, and a living flame gas fireplace this room creates an inviting ambience for entertaining and family life. Adding to its appeal, sliding doors lead you to the adjoining modern sun room boasting a coveted southerly aspect and captivating panoramic views that extend from the garden across the beach and to the sea. Across the hallway and looking over towards the beach, is the bright and well-appointed kitchen featuring a tiled splashback, white wall and floor units with complementary handleware and worktops, and integrated appliances that include a fridge/freezer, gas hob, and oven. Opposite is a carpeted and light-filled dual-aspect dining room accessed through elegant French doors. With a living flame fireplace and appealing décor, this is a versatile space that will accommodate a variety of needs. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is a shower room complete with a hidden cistern WC, and washbasin built into vanity. This lies adjacent to a comfortable double bedroom with built-in mirrored wardrobes. Ascending the carpeted staircase, you arrive at two generously proportioned double bedrooms on the first floor, boasting stunning open southerly views. Both feature built-in mirrored wardrobes and a tasteful interior design. They share access to a family bathroom equipped with a towel radiator, a bath with a wall-mounted shower, hidden cistern WC, and washbasin built into vanity.


To the rear, the enclosed south-facing garden with direct gated beach access offers exceptional Lower Largo Beach and sea views.  Thoughtfully designed with a neat lawn and borders, it is an idyllic and peaceful scenic retreat that blends seamlessly with the natural beauty of the coastline.  


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General Remarks & Information



Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents Rettie & Co, 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX. Tel: 01334 237700.

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The property’s postcode is KY8 6BT.

Fixtures and Fittings


Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.  Additional items of furniture may be available by separate negotiation.

Entry & Possession


Entry and vacant possession will be by mutual agreement and arrangement.



Mains water, gas, electricity, and drainage.

Local Authority


Fife Council

EPC Rating


Band TBC

Council Tax


Band TBC

Home Report


A Home Report incorporating a Single Survey, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire is available for parties genuinely interested in this property. Please contact us, either by telephone or via the website entry for this property, to request a copy. No charge is made for electronic copies; a paper copy can also be made available from our offices or by post, at a charge of £20 to cover reproduction and administrative costs.



Offers should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to the selling agents Rettie & Co at 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX.

Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Particulars and Plans


These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed.  Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.

The photographs in this brochure date from February 2024.

Websites and Social Media


This property and other properties offered by Rettie & Co can be viewed on our website at as well as our affiliated websites at and  In addition, our social media platforms are, RettieTownandCountry,, RettieandCo, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Proof and Source of Funds/Anti Money Laundering


Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds.  This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address.  This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.



1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.


2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.


3. Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice


Rettie & Co, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:


1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers.  These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.


2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed.  Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law.  It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use.  Rettie & Co. have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.


3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only.  Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance.  No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties  which have been sold or withdrawn.


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