Savills | Westburn Court, Westburn Lane, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TP | Property for sale
196.77 sq m
Offers over £775,000(25.115.564.030 ₫)

Westburn CourtWestburn Lane, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Period house dating from early 1700s
  • Large first floor drawing room
  • Overlooks neighbouring gardens
  • Ideally placed for University, shops and restaurants
  • Close to Cathedral, harbour, beaches and world famous Old Course

Historic house set in quiet lane in centre of town

About this property

  • Westburn Court pre-dates modern St Andrews having been built in the early 1700s before many of the surrounding buildings. The house is shown on old maps dating from the mid-1700s. The original gardens in St Andrews were laid out in long, narrow ‘riggs'. The rigg wall forms the outer boundary of the property.

    Westburn Court is a traditional period house built of while harled stone under a pitched slate roof. It is a three storey building with lower ceiling heights to the ground floor and higher ceilings and a magnificent drawing room on the first floor.

    The original structure has been complemented by a two storey extension on its side and by the addition of a conservatory which links into the courtyard and gives the house excellent natural light.


    The property is approached by a door in the high stone wall which leads into the courtyard. From the courtyard there is a door into the conservatory which has a pitched, glazed roof and wooden floor. There is a window and half glazed door into the hall which has an under stairs cupboard.

    Off the hall is a dining room with electric fire and the kitchen which also has a window into the hall. The kitchen has wooden floor units with a sink and Leisure Cooker with extractor fan above. Also off the hall is a shower room and the utility room which has a sink, is plumbed for a washing machine and has a commercial scale Worcester combination boiler.

    First Floor

    Wall hung stairs lead up to a landing on the first floor with an arch to the drawing room which faces west and east and has a fireplace with a white marble mantel and solid fuel stove. There are also two bedrooms and a shower room on this floor.

    Second Floor

    The second floor has an L shaped corridor connecting to two bedrooms, a study / single bedroom 5 and a shower room. The larger bedroom has a dormer window looking out over the gardens. The other rooms all have coombed ceilings.


    The large courtyard is a special feature of the property. It is gravelled with wooden stores around. It is a private area which gives the property added security and is a lovely place to sit out when the weather is warm.


    The property has taken paying guests on a B&B basis and through Airbnb in the past.


    Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.

    Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage. Central hearing and hot water from mains gas fired boiler.

    Local Authority & tax band
    Fife Council tax band G.

    Listing and Conservation Area
    Westburn Court is in the St Andrews Conservation Area.

    Fixtures & Fittings
    Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.

    Deans Solicitors and Estate Agents LLP
    135 to 137 St Johns Road, Edinburgh, EH30 9PP
    Tel: 0131 667 1900

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Local information

  • Westburn Lane is a lane off South Street in the centre of St Andrews. It has been enhanced by the award winning Eastacre development of six town houses and eight flats, which are situated just south of Westburn Court. There are University buildings opposite.
  • Westburn Lane is in the heart of the historic town with all the shops, hotels, restaurants and recreational and cultural facilities nearby. These include a cinema and The Byre Theatre. The house is also within easy reach of the University, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club and the world famous Old Course.
  • St Andrews is renowned worldwide as the ‘Home of Golf'. The Old Course is a regular host to the Open Championship which will next be held at St Andrews in 2022. There are six further golf courses run 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 and Dumbarnie.
  • The University of St Andrews, founded in 1413, is Scotland's oldest university and is the third oldest in the English-speaking world. The town provides state schooling at Madras College which will move to a new site to the west of the town later this year. There is private schooling at St Leonards and The High School of Dundee is also within easy reach.
  • Access by rail, road and air is good. 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 50 miles away.

Additional information

  • Directions: Driving into St Andrews through the West Port continue along South Street past Queens Gardens. The turning into Westburn Lane is on the right shortly after the mini roundabout. There is no parking in Westburn Lane so either park in South Street or drive through Westburn Lane and park in Queens Terrace at the far end.
  • EPC Rating = D