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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Rosebank, Station Road, Boarhills, St. Andrews, KY16

Under Offer £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Overlooking Kenly Water
  • Close to St Andrews
  • 3 reception rooms & Kitchen
  • 4 bedrooms and family bathroom
  • Garage, workshop and stores
  • Stunning landscaped gardens
  • About 0.79 acres
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Charming stone built home surrounded by beautiful gardens by the Kenly Water


Situated between St Andrews and Kingsbarns, Rosebank sits in a pretty landscaped garden by the Kenly Water. The house has splendid views over the rich agricultural land of north east Fife.

Boarhills lies around 4 miles east of St Andrews, the 'Home of Golf', and has good access to the towns and villages of the East Neuk of Fife. Nearby Kingsbarns is centred around a distinctive village square and has a number of local amenities including a good primary school, a handsome church, a village hall which is the venue for many community events and a beautiful sandy beach with an old harbour. The nearby Cambo Estate has one of the most prolific showings of snowdrops in the world and a famous walled garden within its grounds.

The Kingsbarns Golf Links is one of the three host courses for the Dunhill Links Championship every autumn and in 2013 was ranked the second best golf experience in Scotland by Bunkered magazine. In 2017 the course will host the Ricoh Women's Open for the first time. For the golf enthusiast, the stretch of coast between Kingsbarns and St Andrews currently has three championship courses.

The historic cathedral city of St Andrews is without doubt one of the most popular locations in Britain. St Andrews is home to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club and the famous Old Course. Its amenities include Scotland's oldest university, founded in 1411, excellent public and private schooling for all ages, beautiful award winning beaches, historic buildings and a wide variety of specialist shops and restaurants.

Access by rail, road and air is good. Leuchars railway station (14 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 52 miles away and Dundee Airport (22 miles) has regular services to London Stansted. There is a dual carriageway and motorway connection to Edinburgh from Kirkcaldy (25 miles). An alternative route is via Cupar on the A91 to join the M90 at Junction 8 (28 miles).


Rosebank is a particularly pretty stone built family home under a pitched slate roof. The house has many traditional features and the accommodation is nicely arranged for family living. The beautifully maintained gardens surround the house and extend to about 0.79 acres. The gardens gently slope down towards the Kenly Water and to the south west of the boundary is the Boarhills Viaduct, which formed part of the East Fife railway which opened in 1861 and closed in 1969. There was once a railway station located just a few hundred yards away from Rosebank.

At the front of the house, steps lead up to double storm doors on the south east side of Rosebank. Here there is a small vestibule with partially glazed door leading into the main hallway. To the left and right are reception rooms with the hallway leading through to the dining room with kitchen beyond.

The sitting room has windows on two aspects and looks over the garden and down to the river. Along with the press cupboard, there is an open fireplace with a tiled surround and wooden mantelpiece. The study, situated across the hallway, has an open fireplace and is similar in size and layout to the sitting room.

The hallway continues through, passing an under stairs cupboard into the dining room which has a large window providing splendid views over the front garden. The kitchen is situated off the dining room and is fitted with a range of base and wall units. There is an integrated sink in front of the window and appliances include an electric Hotpoint oven / grill and electric hob with extractor fan over. Also situated within the kitchen is the recently installed gas boiler. A door from here leads out to the rear porch / sun room which has a WC located off.

A set of stairs with cast iron balustrades and a polished wooden banister rises up to the first floor from the central hallway. The semi landing splits off to the left and right and there are two bedrooms situated off each stair. The bedrooms on the north side of the house have views across the adjacent fields while the two larger rooms on the south side of the house have views over the garden. There is a bathroom situated between the bedrooms which is fitted with a WC, wash hand basin, chrome towel rail and bath with electric shower over.

The driveway is entered through a pair of cast iron gates set between two white gate pillars. The gravel driveway which is flanked with box hedges splits off to the recently built timber garage and also leads to the rear porch and patio. A path from here loops around to the front door. The north garden is bordered by an established hedge and has a gravel path leading to the cast iron pedestrian gate. Here there is a range of established floral borders amongst larger areas of lawn with a timber green house in the corner. A further store (on the north east side of the house) links the front and back gardens and is a useful space for storing garden machinery, coal and logs.

The riverside garden gently slopes down towards the Kenly Water. There is a series of garden paths running through the garden along with stone steps and terraced flower beds. Interspersed through the garden are a number of mature trees and shrubs which include colourful rhododendrons. The impressive Boarhills Viaduct can be seen from the garden and towers above the south west corner where there is a stone built log store. The garden is bordered by mature hedges and stone walls. The grounds extend to approximately 0.79 acres in all.


Mains water and electricity. LPG to boiler (private supply). Drainage to a private septic tank.

Rosebank has a right of access over the driveway to the west.

Thorntons Law, Kinburn Castle, St Andrews, KY16 9DR. Phone: 01334 477 107. Fax: 01334 476 862. Email:

Local Authority
Fife Council Tax Band F.

Fixtures and Fittings
All standard fixtures and fittings are to be included within the sale price.

Taken in May 2016.

Servitude rights, burdens and 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 referred to in the General Remarks and Stipulations or not. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied himself as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.


Offers, in Scottish legal form, must be submitted by your solicitor to the Selling Agents.

It is intended to set a closing date but the seller reserves the right to negotiate a sale with a single party. All genuinely interested parties are advised to instruct their solicitor to note their interest with the Selling Agents immediately after inspection.


A deposit of 10% of the purchase price may be required. It will be paid within 7 days of the conclusion of Missives. The deposit will be non-returnable in the event of the Purchaser(s) failing to complete the sale for reasons not attributable to the Seller or his agents.

Square Footage: 2,230 sq ft
Acreage: 0.79 Acres


From St Andrews, take the A917 along the coast heading east. Pass the St Andrews Bay Golf Course and the Boarhills Church. Following the road around the tight right hand turn (passing the entrance into Boarhills) take the next right hand turn into the private road before the road turns sharp left. Rosebank is the third house in from the road.

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15 May 2016

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