Melville House is set in an attractive countryside setting, on the north-east edge of the Howe of Fife. It is surrounded by woodland and agricultural land with a back drop of rising hills to the north.


Melville House sits in the beautiful rolling Fife countryside ideal for the outdoor enthusiast to enjoy walking, cycling or riding.


The county offers country sporting activities shooting and fishing can be rented locally and the Fife Hunt has the most northerly pack of fox hounds in the UK. There is both Polo and national hunt racing at Scone just beyond Perth which also hosts the annual Scottish Game Fair.


St Andrews is renowned as the world home of Golf.


Fife offers many other coastal links golf courses at Elie, Crail, Kilconquar and Lundin Links. Ladybank has a good inland course nearby. The Open Championship golf course of Carnoustie beyond Dundee is just 26 miles away.


Cupar is a thriving market town offering an excellent mix of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, professional services and general amenities.


Dundee (16 miles) is home to Scott's RSS Discovery and  the home for the Victoria and Albert museum. Dundee airport provides scheduled flights to London City Airport.



Despite its rural setting, Melville House is well placed for access to all parts of the compass.


Edinburgh International Airport is on the nearside of the city and readily accessible. The A91 connects to St Andrews and the motorway network at Junction 8 of the M90 while the A92 heads north to the Tay Bridge and south to Glenrothes (11 miles). There is a railway station at nearby Ladybank on the main east coast line to Edinburgh and onto London.




Melville House is arranged in a symmetrical H plan with the central section of the house being effectively square and flowing around the magnificent reception hall with a grand timber staircase and galleried landing which opens to the library on the ground floor and great dining room / ballroom on the first floor