Garden Room
1,294 sq ft(120.22 sq m)
Offers over £695,000

South StreetSt. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QU

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2019
  • South facing courtyard garden
  • Period house which has been refurbished and upgraded by the current owner
  • Accommodation over three floors
  • Garden room which can be used a home office or bedroom 3

Fully restored 17th century historic house with south facing courtyard garden.

About this property

  • 24 South Street is an historic 17th century house which is built of white harled stone under a pitched slate and clay pantile roof. The house has been superbly restored and is in good decorative condition throughout.

    The property was restored by the St Andrews Preservation Trust to its former 17th century plan in 1973. It received The Saltire Society Award for Reconstruction in 1973 and Civic Trust (in association with the UK Council for European Architectural Heritage Year in 1975) Heritage Award in 1975. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, visited the house at the awards presentation.

    The present owner refurbished and further upgraded the house in 2008 and 2009. The accommodation is cleverly laid out so that the all of the windows to the main rooms look out over the property's own, south facing garden. The accommodation is arranged on three floors and comprises:

    Entrance hall with period cupboards. Inner hall with slate flooring and under stairs cupboard. Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.

    Kitchen with Belfast sink, Aga in Pistachio, integrated dishwasher. Open plan to dining room with built in dresser and glazed door to garden.

    First floor study with desk built into window and shelves beside. Sitting room with fireplace with log burner, walk in cupboard with shelves and small basin. Window shutters. Bathroom with freestanding bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    Second floor landing with under eaves store wardrobe with window. Deep hanging cupboard. Master bedroom with windows on three sides with shutters and built in wardrobe. Bedroom two with built in wardrobe and window with shutters.


    A special feature of the house is its south facing courtyard garden which is raised above the street level. There is a garden entrance off Abbey Street with a 17th century 'marriage lintel' above. There is a stone paved terrace reached from the dining room. Steps lead up to a lawn with a crab apple tree and two cherry trees and a stone path alongside.

    Garden Room

    The recently built garden room complements the house and creates the potential for a third bedroom suite or a home office / sitting room. It has a folding glazed door across its front. Internally there is a slate tiled floor and fitted bookshelves. There is a separate WC, wash basin with fitted cupboards, a concealed washing machine and tumble dryer. To the side is a store with racking for golf clubs. There is a further low level store to the rear.



    Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas.


    24 South Street is listed Category B and is within the St Andrews Conservation area.

    Local Authority

    24 South Street is in Fife Council Band G.

    Fixtures and Fittings

    The light fitting in the master bedroom is specifically excluded.

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Local information

  • 24 South Street is situated in the heart of St Andrews. The house is close to The Byre Theatre and is a short distance from the Cathedral. It is a short walk from the harbour and East Sands beach.
  • The town is renowned worldwide as the 'Home of Golf'. The Old Course is a regular host to the Open Championship which was last held there in 2015. There are six further golf courses run by the St Andrews Links Trust, including the Castle Course opened in 2009. There are many other golf courses in the area including the Duke's Course, two courses at Fairmount, St Andrews Bay and Kingsbarns. St Andrews is also well known for its university which is one of the oldest in Britain, founded in 1413. The town has state schooling at Madras College and private schooling at St Leonards. There is an excellent range of shops, hotels, restaurants, recreational and cultural facilities.
  • Beyond St Andrews is the East Neuk of Fife, with a 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 provides a fast link to Dundee and Edinburgh. Edinburgh Airport is only 50 miles away. There is a dual carriageway and motorway connection to Edinburgh from Kirkcaldy (20 miles). An alternative route is via Cupar on the A91 to join the M90 at Junction 8 (25 miles).

Additional information

  • Directions: No 24 is at the east end of South Street. It is the white house at the northeast corner of Abbey Street.
  • EPC Rating = D