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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Brooksby, Queens Terrace, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16

Offers Over £1,450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 reception rooms
  • 5 bedrooms all en suite
  • Annexe with kitchen, living room
  • study, bedroom & bathroom
  • Extensive parking
  • 0.65 acre walled garden
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Impressive detached house with annexe

Set in private walled garden close to centre of St Andrews


Brooksby and Little Brooksby have a private setting in their own large, walled garden close to the centre of St Andrews.

The property is situated at the end of Queens Terrace with the St Andrews Episcopal Church on its corner. The property has a high wall along the rear, which gives it privacy and security.

St Andrews is renowned world wide as the 'Home of Golf'. The Old Course is a regular host to the Open Championship. There are now six other golf courses run by the St Andrews Links Trust, including the new Castle Course which opened in 2009. There are many other golf courses in the area including the Duke's Course, two courses at Fairmount, St Andrews, and Kingsbarns.

St Andrews is also well known for its university which is one of the oldest in Britain, founded in 1410. The town provides good state schooling at Madras College and private schooling at St Leonards, while Dundee High School is within easy reach. The town has a good range of shops, hotels, restaurants and recreational and cultural facilities which include a cinema and The Byre Theatre. Beyond St Andrews, to the south, is the East Neuk of Fife, with a spectacular coastline which boasts fishing villages built around picturesque harbours and sandy unspoilt beaches.

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, with its increasingly wide range of domestic and international flights, is only 50 miles.


Brooksby is a fine, detached Victorian property, which has an attractive front façade with stone steps up to a central doorway. There are bay windows to the reception rooms and first floor bedrooms on either side and also to the drawing room and master bedroom in the west wing.

Brooksby evolved from a 17th century cottage into a substantial Victorian house, which was subsequently extended in the late 1800's with the addition of a magnificent drawing room with master bedroom above on the west.

Internally the accommodation is spacious and well laid out. The main house has three fine reception rooms, all with bay windows. There are five ensuite bedrooms on the first floor with the addition of a further bathroom on the mid landing. The property has many original features including fine fireplaces, decorative cornice work and high quality period timbers.

A further extension was added to the east to create Little Brooksby, a wing that is linked to the house on the first floor but can be used as an entirely separate dwelling. Little Brooksby provides a delightful living room, kitchen/dining room, WC and utility room on the ground floor and a large landing used as a study, a double bedroom and bathroom on the upper floor.


Brooksby and Little Brooksby are set in a magnificent, private, south-facing garden extending to 0.65 acres.
The impressive entrance with stone pillars and wrought iron gates leads to a tarmac drive which sweeps down to the front of the house where there is a gravel sweep with a beech hedge along the front. There is room to park several cars here which is a great advantage in the centre of St Andrews.

Steps lead down through two large fir trees to an orchard below. There is considerable space, in the lower garden including specimen trees, a vegetable garden and a drying green. There is a greenhouse against the boundary wall.

To the west of the house is a paved terrace and an area of lawn with a summerhouse built in the corner. There are flowerbeds around, ponds below and a path leading down to the orchard.



The photographs were taken in 2010 for a previous sales campaign.


Both properties are connected to mains water, gas, electricity and drainage.

Local Authority

Brooksby is in Fife Council Tax Band G. Little Brooksby is Band E.

Fixtures and Fittings

The carpets, curtains and blinds are included in the sale price. Some furniture may be available by separate negotiation.

Listing and Conservation Area

Brooksby and Little Brooksby are within the St Andrews Conservation area.

Square Footage: 4,477 sq ft
Acreage: 0.65 Acres


From South Street in the centre of St. Andrews turn into Queens Crescent. At the end of Queens Crescent turn right into Queens Terrace and go to the end of the street. The impressive entrance to Brooksby is on the left hand side.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
19 February 2016

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