Savills | South Flat, Rathmore, Kennedy Gardens, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DJ | Property for sale
137.50 sq m
Offers over £725,000(฿30,996,385)

South Flat, RathmoreKennedy Gardens, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • South and west facing bright sitting/dining room
  • Wealth of original features
  • Private car port and further space for two cars
  • Close to town centre, golf courses and University
  • Spacious accommodation in prestigious location with open outlook

Well-presented three bedroom flat in impressive Victorian house

About this property

  • 'Rathmore' is described as a good example of the work of the architect John Milne (1823-1904) who also designed Westerlee in Kennedy Gardens, now part of the University of St Andrews.

    Kennedy Gardens is characterised by large villa construction, in small plots, taking advantage of views to both the north and south. Its layout is evident in the Feuing Plan of 1857 produced by Milne. The plan shows that “Rathmore” was built for Mr Andrew Aikman, founder of the St Andrews grocery firm Aikman & Terras.

    Rathmore is a large villa with idiosyncratic Gothic detailing and a dominant tower which gives it a distinctive profile. The quality of the design, such as the decorative timber bargeboards and tower, highlights the building's prominence in the streetscape. The upper stage of the central tower was added in around 1900 to provide a viewing platform towards the renowned golf courses.

    Plans dated 1906 by the Edinburgh based architect Charles Stewart Still Johnston show additions and internal alteration being made at this period. Johnston and Milne both worked with the celebrated Baronial architect David Bryce. Walker & Pride, the St Andrews based architects, were involved in the subdivision of the building on behalf of the St Andrews Building Company in the 1930's.

    South Flat occupies part of the first, mezzanine and second floor on the south elevation of Rathmore. The imposing main front door on Kennedy Gardens gives access into a shared entrance vestibule, entry intercom and hallway leading to the main staircase. There are two other flats who share this common stairwell, one on the first floor and the other on the top floor.

    South Flat is entered from the first floor. The private mahogany panelled front door opens into a hallway with coat hooks and two storage cupboards. The well-designed kitchen, upgraded and renovated in 2018 with plenty of cupboards and space, leads off the hallway, and has views to the south. The kitchen is fitted with AEG 5 plate induction hob, double oven and micromat-combi oven, with Lamona integrated fridge freezer, slimline dishwasher, cooker hood and double sink in stainless steel finish with textured laminate work surfaces.

    The sitting/dining room is bright with beautiful cornicing and is double aspect facing south and west. There is a bay window with views across to Strathvithie, Kinkell Braes and the countryside beyond. The room features an integrated electric fire within the angled fireplace. There is a large under stair storage cupboard.

    Stairs from the hallway lead up to a mezzanine level. There is a shower room (upgraded in 2019) with walk-in shower incorporating a rain water shower head and hand-held shower. There is a large vanity basin, WC, storage drawers and cupboards, towel rail and combination heat bulb and extractor unit.

    There are two double bedrooms (one currently used as a family room). There is also a utility room which the current owner also uses as a study, with attic storage above.

    From the mezzanine landing there is a door leading outside to a roof terrace and sizeable attic/eaves store room.
    The roof terrace railing may require further enhancement to ensure security and safety.

    Stairs continue from the mezzanine level up to the second floor leading to the principal bedroom with dressing room. There are views across St Andrews and the countryside to the south and west. There is a further bathroom with a shower over the bath in addition to a large linen cupboard on this landing.

    The grey front gravel and paved drive leads down the west side of the house to the red gravel rear garage and private parking areas. South Flat owns a car port, garden store, and space to park two further cars within a block paved area towards the rear of the garden. Two rockery areas, one to the south elevation and the other to the west elevation are also owned by South Flat, with responsibility to look after these areas.

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It is very special to be within walking distance of everything St Andrews has to offer yet be in a very quiet and private setting.

Ele RobertsonProperty agent

Local information

  • “Rathmore” is located in Kennedy Gardens, one of the most desirable areas of town which forms part of the Victorian and Edwardian residential expansion of St Andrews.
  • The property lies to the west of St Andrews town centre and is within close proximity to all of its shops, restaurants, bars and University campus. The University of St Andrews, founded in 1413, is Scotland's oldest university and third oldest in the English-speaking world. It owns buildings in Kennedy Gardens and also in the North Haugh campus immediately below.
  • St Andrews is renowned worldwide as the ‘Home of Golf'. The Old Course is within walking distance and is a regular venue for the British Open Golf Championship. In July 2022, it will host the 150th Anniversary. There are six further golf courses administered by the St Andrews Links Trust, in addition to the many other golf courses in the area including the Duke's Course, two courses at Fairmount, St Andrews Bay and Kingsbarns.
  • The town provides good schooling at Madras College (newly located to the west of the town) in addition to private schooling at St Leonards for boys and girls up to the age of 18. The High School of Dundee is also within easy reach.
  • Access by rail, road and air is comprehensive. Leuchars Railway Station (4 miles) on the main Aberdeen to London line, provides a fast link to Dundee and Edinburgh. Dundee Airport is 14 miles and Edinburgh Airport is 50 miles by road.
  • All mileages are approximate.

Additional information

  • Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
  • Solicitors: Thorntons, Kinburn Castle, St Andrews KY16 9DR Tel: 01334 477107 Email:
  • Services: Mains water, gas, drainage and electricity. Central heating from gas fired boiler.
  • Local Authority & tax band: Fife council tax band G.
  • Conservation Area and Listing: Rathmore is listed Category C and is within the St Andrews Conservation area.
  • Fixtures & Fittings: The desk in the utility room is included in the sale. The carpet in bedroom 3/family room and the Bosch washer/drier in the utility room are not included in the sale. The curtains in the sitting/dining room are not included in the sale but may be available separately.
  • Miscellaneous: Shared communal areas include the bins, common stairs and driveways.
  • Occupation: There is a title condition which states that the properties in Rathmore must be occupied solely by the owners and their immediate family and used as a private dwelling house only. Letting of a property or any part of it is restricted to no more than three calendar weeks each year. Owners are allowed to have an employee or companion reside with them.
  • Photographs: April 2022. Brochure Code: 14/04/2022
  • Directions: Approaching St. Andrews from the west (A91), turn into City Road, passing the bus station, turning right into Double Dykes Road. Continue pass Kinburn Castle Museum, turning right into Kennedy Gardens, following around the corner to the left. “Rathmore” is the prominent house, 4th on the left-hand side. The mahogany front entrance door gives access to the outer vestibule to three apartments. South Flat is on the first floor.
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold