Home Report Cupar
Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Cupar area, then Shepherds Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Cupar, and wider Fife council area is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Cupar
Cupar, Fife, is a lovely town of some 9000 residents. It is a former Royal Burgh, believed to have developed around the site that was Cupar Castle, a one-time seat of the Earls of Fife. Being a former Royal Burgh, it was once a bustling market centre. Today, this picturesque town has retained much of its medieval character.
Cupar sits between Dundee to the north, Glenrothes to the south-west, and St. Andrews to the east, taking roughly under 20 minutes to reach Glenrothes and about 20 to 25 minutes to reach Dundee and St. Andrews. Perth is a bit further away but can still be reached well under an hour’s driving time.
Cupar then is primarily a commuter town with it being perfectly placed to reach these other towns and the city of Dundee, as well as other towns and villages throughout the wider local area. As such, transport links as one would assume are well developed. There are regular local bus services for transport around the surrounding area as well as an express service every hour to Edinburgh and St. Andrews, as well as Glasgow to St. Andrews. The town has its own dedicated train station on the East Coast Main Line, offering regular services to Dundee, and onwards to Aberdeen and Edinburgh. For drivers, the A91 and A92 roads offer good connections onward to the nearby towns and cities, and eventually to the M90, M80, and M876 motorways if travelling further.
While many residents do commute elsewhere, that’s not to say there are no major local employers or sectors. Actually, Cupar has quite a diverse range of jobs sectors available to residents. For instance, agriculture plays a significant role in the local economy, along with food processing and retail. Fife Council is a significant employer in the town, as are Elmwood College, Scotsfruit Ltd, Quaker Oats Ltd, and Fisher and Donaldson. Combine this with all the nearby towns and city of Dundee it provides residents a good range of employment options.
In terms of attractions and amenities, because Cupar was once a bustling market centre it has retained much of its medieval character. The town has several fine examples of historic buildings including the 17th century Preston Lodge, Chancellor’s House, the Corn Exchange, Old Parish Church and the Mercat Cross. The Scottish Deer Centre is nearby and offers a lovely day out for families where children can feed deer and learn about other animals’ native to Scotland. Also great for families is the Cairnie Fruit Farm and Mega Maze. A long-established family-run businesses and farm shop with fresh fruit to pick as well as a nice tearoom. The Edwardian mansion “Hill of Tarvit” and its estate is worth a mention too. It was bequeathed to the National Trust for Scotland in 1949, and the house contains an impressive collection of 18th century Chippendale and French furniture, Dutch paintings, Chinese porcelain and a restored Edwardian laundry. One of the property’s major attractions is the original 9-hole hickory club golf course – the oldest in the world – which is now completely restored, giving golfers a unique opportunity to play the game as it was done back in Edwardian times with original hickory clubs.
As for amenities, Cupar has many great pubs, cafes, and restaurants, many of an excellent quality offering eats made from locally sourced ingredients from the surrounding area. Cupar Golf club can be found to the south of the town and has a rich history, believed to also be the oldest 9-hole club in the world, offering a fine hillside parkland course.
In terms of local education, Cupar two primary schools: Castlehill Primary and St. Columba’s Primary. The local secondary school is Bell Baxter High School and there is also a local special needs school called Kilmaron School. Additionally, Elmwood College, a rural further education institution is based in Cupar and has a strong reputation for excellence.
As of January 2024, the average price for property in Cupar stood at £214,157. Though different property types have had different sold prices in the last 12 months. Detached properties for instance sold for an average of £308,322; semi-detached for £179,289; terraced for £156,889; and flats for £95,404. There are currently developments of new modern homes underway in the area and more recent plans to build 1400 new homes to the north of Cupar have been revived.
Why Use Shepherd Chartered Surveyors?
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Cupar and wider Fife council area property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Cupar, you’ll find our Shepherds office located in St. Andrews at Swilken House, 35 Largo Road, St. Andrews, KY16 8NJ. This office covers the areas of Anstruther, Arncroach, Auchtermuchty, Balmullo, Blebo Craigs, Cellardyke, Ceres, Colinsburgh, Cupar, Cuparmuir, Craigrothie, Crail, Dairsie, Dunino, Dunshalt, Earslferry, Elie, Falkland, Freuchie, Guardbridge, Kettlebridge, Kettlehill, Kilconquhar, Kilrenny, Kincaple, Kingsbarns, Kingskettle, Ladybank, Leuchars, Newburgh, Newton of Falkland, Peat Inn, Pitscottie, Pittenweem, Radernie, St. Andrews, St. Michaels, St. Monans, Springfield, Stratheden, Strathkinness and Strathmiglo, equating to postcode areas KY9, KY10, KY14, KY15, and KY16. The team are ready to handle any and all enquiries when selling in or around the area. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherd, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.
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