2 bedroom apartment for sale

Hamilton Grand, 21 Golf Place, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16

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Property Description

Key features

  • Selection of private residences
  • overlooking 18th Green of the Old Course
  • 26 luxurious apartments
  • two, three and four bedrooms
  • Reception hall and concierge
  • Private residents lounge
  • Sensational roof terrace
  • Amazing views over R&A Clubhouse
  • over golf courses and out to sea

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Tenure: Freehold

Selection of private residences overlooking 18th Green of world famous Old Course

Description

History
More than a century ago, Thomas Hamilton commissioned a masterpiece. In 1895 the world was treated to The Grand Hotel, a living retreat, immediately behind the 18th hole of the Old Course. It was the first building in Scotland to have a pneumatic elevator and hot and cold water running in every bathroom, setting the benchmark for the ultimate in luxurious hospitality. It played host to royalty - The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) desired exclusive use of the building - and to many famous celebrities such as Mary Astor, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudyard Kipling and Bing Crosby. The Grand also housed the U.S. Walker and Curtis Cup teams as well as every major player competing in the Open Championship. Built of distinctive red sandstone, The Grand Hotel created something of a sensation, bringing a great splash of colour to "The Auld Grey Toon". During this time, the Old Course was sorely pressed for available tee times. The size and scale of St. Andrews' newest building prompted the Royal and Ancient Golf Club to build the New Course, which in turn encouraged the town council to promote the Links Act and gain title to the Links, ensuring unparalleled access to world class golf for those who lived in the town. The Second World War saw the Air Ministry of the United Kingdom requisition The Grand Hotel, transforming the landmark into training headquarters for the Royal Air Force. The Grand Hotel was never to host high society again. Shortly after the war, the ever-expanding University of St. Andrews acquired the building and opened it as a Hall of Residence under the name Hamilton Grand Hall, after the Duke of Hamilton, then Chancellor of the University. For 56 years it faithfully served St. Andrews' student residents. The University sold the building in 2004 and it remained empty for several years thereafter.

Restoration
Kohler & Co, owners of The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, bought Hamilton Grand in 2010 and carried out a painstaking renovation. The building was stripped back to its outer shell and rebuilt, with an additional floor being added. They have restored this great building to luxurious grandeur, creating 26 unique and desirable private residences. Hamilton Grand comprises 26 homes of distinction - two, three and four bedroom apartments ranging in size from 1,000 ft2 to 2,500 ft2 with a reception hall and concierge, a private lounge for residents and a sensational roof terrace. The views from this roof terrace, over the Royal and Ancient Golf Club and the Old Course and over the West Sands and out to sea, are beyond comparison.

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa
Hamilton Grand Residents can enjoy the range of dining opportunities at The Old Course Hotel: The Road Hole Restaurant, rated three AA rosettes, The Sands Grill, The Road Hole Bar, with its selection of over 200 whiskies, and the Jigger Inn. The award wining hospitality that is customary at The Old Course Hotel - including butler service, valet parking, a golf concierge, private chefs and full housekeeping services - is available to all residents. Residents will benefit from a personal membership for two people at Kohler Waters Spa with access to a full-service fitness centre, 11 luxuriously appointed treatment rooms, 20-metre swimming pool, a fabulous thermal suite including steam room, sauna, a cool plunge pool, a pool with massage sprays and a rooftop hot tub. Located at The Old Course Hotel, the spa utilises the healing properties of the earth's natural, mineral-rich waters and herbal lotions.

Golf
Many people from around the world visit St. Andrews. For some it is the trip of a lifetime; for others it is an annual pilgrimage to their spiritual Home of Golf. This is where the world's most famous golf course was created and was the home of Old Tom Morris, the first golf professional. The historic town is home to 11 courses in total - seven of championship calibre - and a world class golf academy. The first tees of The Old, New and Jubilee courses are within a short walk of Hamilton Grand. In addition, a clutch of world famous courses, such as Kingsbarns, Gleneagles, Carnoustie and Muirfield, can be played on a day trip from St Andrews. Golf Membership of The Duke's Course - a championship parkland course in the hills above St Andrews which is owned by The Old Course Hotel - is available to residents for an additional fee. Hamilton Grand owners who are permanently resident will be eligible to apply for a Links Ticket. This ticket gives St Andrews residents and local club members rights to play on all seven golf courses (including The Old Course) run by The Links Trust for a minimal annual fee.

St. Andrews
St. Andrews is one of Scotland's most ancient towns, dating back to the 12th century. It is a seaside resort, the birthplace of golf and home to Scotland's oldest and one of the world's finest universities. It is a town steeped in history and tradition whilst offering an exhilarating and uniquely Scottish adventure. St. Andrews is an inspiring backdrop for a diverse range of experience for all ages. Uncover historic nooks and ancient crannies. Spot seals from the sand dunes. Swim, ride horseback or fly a kite on the West Sands. Go shopping in the local street boutiques. Try some traditional country pursuits - hunting, shooting, off-road driving, falconry or archery. Fish for salmon in the River Tay or tend a lobster pot - capped with a wee dram.

Travel Connections
Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city with its international airport, is 55 miles drive from St. Andrews. Dundee airport, just 15 miles north of St. Andrews, offers flights to London Stansted. Leuchars Railway Station, with excellent access throughout the UK, is just 6 miles away.

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Square Footage: 2,772 sq ft

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