Abbey Cottage
, Abbey Walk, St. Andrews, KY16 9LB

Abbey Walk, St. Andrews, KY16 9LB
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4 Bedrooms


3 Bathrooms


3 Reception Rooms




Property Description

Stunning fully remodelled B Listed house in a very private walled garden, in prime central St Andrews.

  • Magnificent St Andrews property, close to the Old Course, Castle, Cathedral, historic harbour and East Sands beach
  • Backs onto the ancient 12th century Abbey walls
  • Beautifully presented high-quality accommodation, offering exceptional modern living space approx. 2,605 sq ft
  • Fantastic enclosed walled garden, very private and sheltered
  • Garage, ample parking
  • Wonderful central position, within easy walking distance of all amenities
  • Rare opportunity - ideal second home or permanent residence
  • Dating from 1781

Local Authority
Fife Council

EPC Rating
Band D

Council Tax
Band G

Tenure Freehold

Property Details & Description

Accommodation comprises

Ground Floor
Hall, Circular Dining Room, Family Room/Dining Kitchen, Two Bedrooms, Jack and Jill Bathroom, WC.

First Floor
Sitting Room with separate Library/Home Office, Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom, Further Bedroom, Shower Room.

Delightful walled garden

Situated very privately, behind a high stone wall and backing onto the magnificent ancient 12th century Abbey walls, right in the heart of Fife’s fabulous golfing mecca of St Andrews, Abbey Cottage is moments from the town’s buzzing, vibrant cosmopolitan shopping district. The ancient and historic university town offers residents a superb mix of amenities and facilities and is renowned worldwide as the “Home of Golf”. Less than a five-minute walk from the house are the impressive ancient historic ruins of both St Andrews Cathedral and the castle, along with the famous harbour and stunning East Sands beach. The city of Dundee is some thirteen miles to the north with Edinburgh easily accessible to the south. Fife’s pretty East Neuk is nearby, with its quaint picturesque fishing villages such as Anstruther, Pittenweem, Crail and Elie, whilst the bustling county market town of Cupar is a short drive to the west. Surrounding St. Andrews is some particularly fine east coast countryside and coastline with a lovely mix of farmland, woodland, river and hill ground. The result is home to an array of wildlife which provides an excellent choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling, sailing and riding all readily available.

There are of course many highly regarded golf courses in the area including the Old Course at St. Andrews and the Championship Course at Carnoustie, both of which regularly host the British Open – the event returned to St Andrews in July 2022 for its 150th anniversary. There are seven courses under the management of The St Andrews Links Trust - the Old, the New, the Jubilee, the Castle, the Eden, the Strathtyrum and the Balgove – with the courses at Dumbarnie, Kingsbarns, the Dukes, Crail, Lundin Links and Ladybank also close by, and to name but a few. In terms of days out there are a number of good sandy beaches in the area including those at St. Andrews itself, as well as Tentsmuir, Kingsbarns and Elie. There are several popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace. State schooling is available locally with independent schooling being provided literally next door at St. Leonards in St. Andrews, and also the High School of Dundee. Railway stations can be found at Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank and Dundee, and Dundee and Edinburgh airports are well within reach.

Dating from 1781, and subsequently extended, Abbey Cottage, is a beautifully presented B Listed property located within the St Andrews Conservation Area, which has been comprehensively refurbished and remodelled to a very high standard in recent times. Extending to approximately 2,605 sq ft and deceptively spacious, the magnificent accommodation is set out over two floors and benefits from numerous delightful features including the superb circular dining room, gothic wing and broad-eaved roof and bow. At the heart of the house is the fabulous very well-appointed modern kitchen / family room with electric Everhot cooker, island unit and multi-fuel stove. The stunning formal dining room is off the main hall, along with the impressive main bedroom which has access to a wonderful Jack and Jill shared bathroom. At the eastern end of the house is a further well-proportioned double bedroom with separate WC adjacent. At first floor level, and accessed via the lovely main staircase, is the striking main sitting room which has double doors through to the adjoining library / home office. Across the landing and up a further short flight of stairs is a charming double bedroom with another lovely bathroom and walk in wardrobe. The delightful fourth bedroom and adjacent shower room are accessed via their own separate staircase and sit above the dining room/bed 3.

Very private and secluded, Abbey Cottage stands in a wonderful enclosed high walled garden with ample parking, neat lawns, sheltered seating areas and a lovely mix of plants, trees and shrubs.

There is a garage.

The modern Shepherd’s Hut may be available to purchase by way of separate negotiation.

General Remarks & Information

Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents Rettie & Co, 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX. Tel: 01334 237700.

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The property’s postcode is KY16 9LB.

Fixtures and Fittings
Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.

Entry & Possession
Entry and vacant possession will be by mutual agreement and arrangement.

Services and Factoring
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.

Local Authority
Fife Council

EPC Rating
Band D

Council Tax
Band G

Home Report
A Home Report incorporating a Single Survey, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire is available for parties genuinely interested in this property. Please contact us, either by telephone or via the website entry for this property, to request a copy. No charge is made for electronic copies; a paper copy can also be made available from our offices or by post, at a charge of £20 to cover reproduction and administrative costs.

Offers should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to the selling agents Rettie & Co at 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX.

Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Particulars and Plans
These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.

The photographs in this brochure date from January 2023.

Websites and Social Media
This property and other properties offered by Rettie & Co can be viewed on our website at as well as our affiliated websites at, and In addition, our social media platforms are, RettieTownandCountry,, RettieandCo, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Proof and Source of Funds/Anti Money Laundering
Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.

1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.

2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

3. Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice
rettie & Co, Their Clients And Any Joint Agents Give Notice That

1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Rettie & Co. have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.

3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

More Details

Situation: Private Garden
Council Tax Band: G
Tenure: Freehold

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