Savills | Abbotsford Cottage, Abbotsford Place, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9HQ | Property for sale
104.33 sq m(1,123 sq ft)
Offers over £625,000

Abbotsford CottageAbbotsford Place, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9HQ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2021
  • Private, central location
  • Potential to upgrade
  • Close to Old Course and West Sands beach
  • Well placed for university, shops and restaurants

Cottage with garden & parking in private, central location

About this property

  • Abbotsford Cottage was originally the matron's house of the old maternity hospital next door (Southern Lodge) which dates from the 1800s. Southern Lodge is now a private dwelling and Abbotsford Cottage has been in separate ownership for many years.

    The core of the house is the original, stone built wing which comprises a lovely drawing room with a bay window. An extension was added in the 1980s to the side and rear which provides the hall, bedroom and bathroom accommodation.

    The accommodation now extends to over 1,100 ft2 which is all on one floor. The tiled entrance hall is bright and light with a fully glazed front and a cupola above. The inner hall has a coat cupboard and area for a dining table.

    The drawing room has a stone fireplace with a stove and a bay window. Also off the hall is a linen cupboard and a bathroom. The kitchen is to the rear with a full wall of cupboards and a galley kitchen area with a sink and electric cooker. There is a door out to the drying green.

    Bedroom 1 has a bay window to the west and a sliding door to a dressing room with built in cupboards. There is a long dressing table with a wash basin. Off this is a separate shower room. Bedroom 2 has a built in cupboard.

    The original part of the house has a large roof void and there may be potential to reconfigure and extend the accommodation subject to obtaining all the necessary local authority consents.


    The garden to Abbotsford Cottage lies mainly to the west of the house where there is a paved terrace and lawn. There are azaleas and a shrub bed. To the east of the house is a drying green outside the kitchen door. There is a lean to shed with felt roof in the corner.

    Private Parking Space

    In front of the property, beyond the neighbour's garden, is a private car park with 11 spaces for the surrounding houses. The space for Abbotsford Cottage is the third along and is clearly marked.

    The proprietors share the costs of maintaining the access road and these spaces which cannot be sold separately to the houses that own them.


    Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.

    Thorntons, Kinburn Castle, St Andrews KY16 9DR
    Tel: 01334 477107

    Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Central heating from gas fired boiler.

    Conservation Area
    Abbotsford Cottage is in the St Andrews Conservation Area.

    Local Authority
    Abbotsford Cottage is in Fife Council Tax band F.

    Fixtures and Fittings
    The standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale price and some contents may be available by separate negotiation.

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Local information

  • Abbotsford Place is a private lane set back from Albany Place / North Street which is on the main route into St Andrews. There are gardens to the south with the individual gardens of Greyfriars Garden running immediately behind Abbotsford Cottage.
  • It is a quiet, almost hidden, setting in one of the most popular locations in St Andrews. Golf Place is close by which is the street which leads to the 18th Green of the Old Course, the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and onto the West Sands beach.
  • The property is ideally placed for access to all the golf courses operated by The St Andrews Links Trust, as well as the West Sands beach, the university and for all the shops, pubs and restaurants in North Street, South Street and Market Street. The University of St Andrews is one of the oldest in Britain (founded in 1413) and attracts students from all over the world.
  • St Andrews is renowned worldwide as “the home of golf”. There are now seven golf courses at St Andrews including the Old Course, regular host to the Open Championship which will next be staged there in 2022. There are many other golf courses in the area including two courses at St Andrews Bay, The Duke's Course, Kingsbarns, Crail and Elie.
  • The Royal Burgh of St Andrews has several primary schools and state secondary schooling at Madras College and private co-educational schooling at St Leonards. Dundee High School is within easy reach. The town has a good range of shops, hotels, restaurants and supermarkets, a cinema and the Byre Theatre.
  • Beyond St Andrews is the East Neuk of Fife with its spectacular coastline which boasts fishing villages built around picturesque harbours and sandy unspoilt beaches. Leuchars railway station (4 miles) is on the main Aberdeen to London line and connects to Dundee and Edinburgh. Edinburgh Airport, with its range of domestic and international flights, is only 50 miles away.

Additional information

  • Directions: Driving into St Andrews on the A91 continue straight on at the roundabout. Abbotsford Place is the lane on the right, shortly after Abbotsford Crescent. Follow the lane around the corner and continue to the private parking spaces. The space allocated to Abbotsford Cottage is clearly signposted. The entrance to Abbotsford Cottage is through the gate to the adjoining house (Southern Lodge). Follow the path to the right into the garden of Abbotsford Cottage.
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold