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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Flowers Of May, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16

Sold STC £635,000

Property Description

Key features

  • House & Cottage
  • 90k Under HR Value
  • 6 Bedrooms in all
  • 2.5 miles from St Andrews
  • Dining room & Drawing room
  • Kitchen & Study
  • House: 4 Bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • Cottage: Kitchen, sitting room
  • Cottage: 2 bedrooms, bathroom, WC
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Traditional style Scots tower house built in 1990, with cottage, close to St Andrews


Flowers of May sits in a wonderfully rural yet accessible setting, just three miles from the heart of St Andrews.

St Andrews is renowned world wide as the 'Home of Golf'. There are now seven golf courses under the management of the St Andrews Links Trust, including the Castle Course which opened in 2008 and is less than a mile away. The world famous Old Course will play host to the British Open Championship in July 2015. Situated opposite the house are the two golf courses at The Fairmont St Andrews Hotel and the Kingsbarns and the Dukes Courses are also both under 5 miles away. The courses at Elie, Crail, Leven and Lundin Links are also all within easy reach.

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, and Dundee High School is within daily reach. The historic town has a good range of shops, hotels, restaurants and recreational and cultural facilities which include a cinema, theatre, swimming pool, golf museum and castle museum.

To the south of St Andrews 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 (8.5 miles) is on the main Aberdeen to London line and provides a fast link to Dundee and Edinburgh and a sleeper service to London. Edinburgh Airport, with its increasingly wide range of domestic and international flights, is only 50 miles. There is a dual carriageway and motorway connection to Edinburgh from Kirkcaldy (24 miles).


Flowers of May is a unique family home built in 1990 in the style of a traditional Scots tower house. The house offers an abundance of character throughout with features such as exposed timber beams, crowstepped gables and a pantiled roof. It sits in beautifully presented gardens and benefits from wonderful panoramic views over the neighbouring countryside and the North Sea. It also has a separate two bedroom cottage with garage.

The solid oak front door gives access to the main entrance hall. There are doors through to the kitchen and the study as well as another to the cloakroom with WC and a generous under stair cupboard. The kitchen has windows on all four aspects overlooking the surrounding gardens. It features a range of fitted base and wall units with an integrated 1 ½ bowl sink and appliances which include a double oven, hob with hood over, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer. There are also working shutters on the largest window, three shelved alcoves and a shelved larder. Off the kitchen is a shelved larder. The study has a south facing window, a shelved alcove and a door leading through to the dining room. This has great character with exposed timber ceiling beams, shelved alcoves, windows on three aspects and a built in shelved cupboard.

The first floor is approached by a Douglas fir staircase leading up from the main entrance hall. Situated off the galleried landing is the fantastic drawing room which has been finished with Douglas fir traditional panelling, recessed bookshelves, a log burning stove set into a stone fireplace and windows on all four aspects with an abundance of natural light and panoramic views towards St Andrews Bay. At the opposite end of the landing is a bedroom. This has two shelved alcoves and views towards the sea. Adjacent to this is the south facing family bathroom which has a bath with mains shower over, WC and wash hand basin.

The staircase continues up to the second floor landing. Off here are the master bedroom suite and two further bedrooms. The master bedroom has two windows to the north and east with wonderful views towards Boarhills, Crail and towards the North Sea. It also has a fitted wardrobe, a shelved alcove and an en suite shower room with WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Of the two further bedrooms, one has views to the front and rear of the house and the other has views over the rear garden.


The cottage is a detached stone built building under a pitched slate roof, which was converted from an outbuilding in 2001 and could potentially be run as a letting business

The ground floor accommodation features a sitting / dining room, kitchen and bathroom with shower over the bath. The kitchen has fitted units with wooden work surfaces and appliances which include an electric oven, electric hobs with hood over, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a WC. There is also access to a balcony providing uninterrupted views.


Flowers of May sits in beautifully presented south facing mature gardens with lovely rural outlooks over the neighbouring farmland of Fife. The extensive rear garden is largely laid to lawn and surrounded by well stocked borders which hold a variety of plants, shrubs and trees. There is also a raised stone wall holding a flower bed, well established beech hedges acting as borders and a wrought iron gate and archway set into a high wall which gives access to the front of the house.

To the front of the house there is ample parking. The driveway continues around to the cottage where there is further parking and access to the garage.



Mains electricity. Drainage to septic tank. Metered water supply from mains. Central heating provided by two oil fired boilers.

Local Authority

Flowers of May is in Fife Council Tax Band G.

Fixtures and Fittings

All fitted curtains, blinds, carpets, light fittings and white goods are included in the sale.


The drive is jointly owned with the neighbouring farmer. The owners of Flowers of May are responsible for three quarters of the maintenance costs and farm one quarter.

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.

Square Footage: 2,775 sq ft
Acreage: 0.46 Acres


From St Andrews take the A917 south towards Kingsbarns and Crail for about 2.5 miles from the outskirts of town. The drive to Flowers of May is on the right hand side about 400 yards after passing the entrance to the Fairmont Hotel.

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Added on Rightmove:
11 November 2014


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