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4 bedroom end of terrace house for sale

Pilmour Links, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16

Offers Over £1,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Refurbished Georgian house
  • adjacent to the Old Course
  • Ideal golfers' retreat
  • drawing room, library
  • dining room, kitchen
  • 4 bedroom suites
  • home cinema
  • laundry, cellar & stores
  • Private parking space
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Refurbished Georgian house adjacent to the Old Course


19 Pilmour Links is situated on the corner of Granny Clark's Wynd, the world famous road which cuts across the 1st and 18th fairways of The Old Course, St Andrews. There are views across the golf course to the West Sands Beach.

St Andrews is renowned world wide as the home of golf. There are now seven golf courses at St Andrews including the Old Course, regular host to the Open Championship. There are many other golf courses in the area including two courses at St Andrews Bay, The Dukes Course, Kingsbarns, Crail and and Elie,. St. Andrews is also well known for its University which is one of the oldest in Britain (founded in 1410).

St Andrews provides good state schooling at Madras College and private co-educational schooling at St. Leonards. There are other co-educational public schools near Perth (Glenalmond and Strathallan) and Dundee High School is within easy reach. The town has a good range of shops, hotels, restaurants and supermarkets and a cinema and the Byre Theatre.

Beyond St Andrews is the East Neuk of Fife with its spectacular coastline which boasts fishing villages built around picturesque harbours and sandy unspoilt beaches. The venue for the annual Fife Hunt point-to-point is nearby at Balcormo, which also hosts various horse shows and Pony Club events.

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 away.


19 Pilmour Links is an exceptional Georgian stone built property which is steeped in history. It is believed to have been built in 1826, pre-dating all the other houses in the terrace and also the Royal & Ancient Club House (1854). There are sketches showing the house as the only dwelling overlooking the Old Course when golf was first played on the Links.

The property was built for the Playfair family and was the retirement home of Sir Robert Lambert Playfair, who was born in St. Andrews in 1828 and was in the Indian Political Service before becoming Consul-General of Algeria.

The Links, Pilmour Links and Gibson Place has now become one of the most sought after residential locations in the whole of Scotland. Other properties in the street include Rusacks Hotel, the St Andrews Woollen Mill, the Forgan House annexe of the R&A, the St Rule Club and the St Andrews Golf Club. The flats and houses on the street belong to owners from a variety of different countries. The American author George Peper wrote a book "Two Years in St Andrews" about living in a flat close by.

The present owner bought the house in 2012 and has carried out a major renovation. He has created an outstanding modern day family home with high quality fittings and finishings throughout. Special features include the first floor drawing room / library with an outlook over the golf course, a luxurious master bedroom suite, three further bedrooms all with dressing areas and their own shower rooms. The basement has its own door and has a golf club store, home cinema, laundry and storage rooms.

To the north of the house is a gravel yard with space to park a car. This is a great asset in the centre of St Andrews where parking can be difficult. There is a balcony above the entrance porch with views over the golf course.


Ground Floor

Vestibule with coat hooks and tiled floor with inner door leading to central hall with WC off. Curving staircase to upper floors with window to north.

Dining room with wooden floor and wooden dado panelling. Sliding double doors to kitchen. Fully fitted floor and wall cupboards. Neff hob with extractor fan above. Miele built in espresso coffee machine and double wall oven. 1½ sink unit. Integrated dishwasher and fridge.

Guest Bedroom with cast iron fireplace. Recessed shelves and cupboards. Dressing area with built in open fronted wardrobes with drawers and shoe racks. Sliding door to shower room with fully tiled double shower, WC, wash basin.

First Floor

Landing with doors off to Drawing room with cast iron fireplace with wooden mantle. Wooden floor and wooden dado panelling. Arched opening to library with recessed bookshelves. Cast iron fireplace. Views down Granny Clarks Wynd over golf course to the West Sands.

Master Bedroom with cast iron fireplace and recessed shelves and cupboard below. Dressing area with open fronted wardrobes. Sliding door to fully tiled bathroom with bath, double shower compartment, wash basin and WC. Cast iron fireplace.

Second floor

Landing with doors off to Bedrooms 3 and 4, both with dormer windows to south. Dressing area with open fronted wardrobes and drawers below. Shower room with tiled shower compartment, WC and wash basin.


Reached by stairs from ground floor and by own outside door. Golf club store with golf club racks and lockers. Cupboard with boiler and hot water cylinder. Corridor with tiled floor, CDA ice machine and wine fridge. Under stairs cupboard and wine cellar. Laundry with cupboards containing electrics, floor cupboards with wash basin, plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer. Home Cinema with wooden floor. Large inset TV screen.


Gravelled parking area at back door. Steps down to basement. Metal spiral staircase up to balcony above entrance porch with stone walls and iron handrail.



Mains water, gas electricity and drainage. Heating and hot water are supplied via a mains gas-fired boiler. Under floor heating.


19 Pilmour Links is Category B listed.

Local Authority

19 Pilmour Links is in Fife Council Tax band G.

Fixtures and Fittings

The curtains are included in the sale price. The furniture is available by separate negotiation.


There is a right of access over the driveway behind 19 Pilmour Links to the cottages beside.


Rusacks Hotel has applied for planning permission to build an extension over its car park. Listed building consent was granted at appeal (subject to the conditions) by the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government also issued a Notice of Intention to allow the appeal to grant planning permission subject to conditions and the completion of a planning obligation to make provision for off site parking spaces under section 75 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997.

The plans and supporting documentation can be viewed on the Fife Council website;
• Rusacks Marine Hotel Pilmour Links St Andrews Fife KY16 9JQ
• Ref. No: 14/01185/FULL | Received: Mon 07 Apr 2014 | Validated: Fri 11 Apr 2014 | Status: Decided
• Ref. No: 14/01187/LBC | Received: Mon 07 Apr 2014 | Validated: Fri 11 Apr 2014 | Status: Decided

Square Footage: 2,747 sq ft


Driving into St Andrews on the A91 go straight on at the first roundabout, into Pilmour Place. 19 Pilmour Links is on the left hand side on the corner of Granny Clark's Wynd. Turn into Granny Clark's Wynd and then immediately right to access the private parking space behind the house.

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30 September 2015

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