8 Balfour Place, St Andrews KY16 9RQ

Offers Over £550,000
  • House
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Receptions


This charming C-Listed end-terrace house enjoys an exceptional location, close to the harbour, in historic St Andrews, and commands panoramic views over East Sands. Rich in period character, the desirable two-bedroom house offers light-filled, classically-proportioned interiors including two double bedrooms and generous reception space, and is accompanied by a private gated garden and access to unrestricted on-street parking.

A boat slip with further garden ground is available by separate negotiation and, (subject to planning) the property offers exciting potential for extension. Approached via a gravelled pathway through its private front garden, the property is entered via an entrance vestibule, leading into a bright reception hall with excellent built-in storage and a large, walk-in cupboard for coats and shoes.

Stepping into a living room on the left reveals an elegantly- proportioned reception room, enjoying an abundance of dual-aspect light and views towards East Sands. Creating a wonderful focal point, a handsome antique fireplace is flanked by traditional presses, whilst traditional sash-and-case windows add delightful period charm. Next door, a kitchen also benefits from a bright dual-aspect and open harbour views. Brimming with character, this light-filled, spacious room features built-in pantry storage and a traditional clothes pulley. Fitted with cabinetry and workspace, the kitchen is further equipped with a number of freestanding appliances, including a cooker, a washing machine and a fridge, whilst there is ample space for a large dining table and chairs, creating a lovely, traditional setting for casual meals or formal entertaining. Upstairs, a landing with storage leads to the home’s two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Each bedroom enjoys a backdrop of classic, understated d├ęcor and stripped wooden floorboards and boasts an exquisite original fireplace. Supplemented by built-in storage, the sleeping areas offer generous floorspace and yield panoramic beach and harbour views. The bathroom is a bright, good-sized space and comes with built-in storage, a bathtub with an overhead shower and aqua-panelled surround, a basin, and a WC. Gas central heating is found throughout.

Externally, the property enjoys a private, gated garden with neatly paved and chipped areas, bordered by mature planting, shrubs and trees, and includes a handy garden store. A boat slip with further garden ground is available by separate negotiation. Parking in the vicinity is conveniently unrestricted.

Extras: Included in the sale are all fitted floor coverings, window coverings, light fittings, kitchen appliances.

World-renowned for its ancient university, golfing heritage and stunning beach, St Andrews attracts more than half a million visitors each year, and is regarded as one of the finest towns and best places to live in Scotland.

Characterised by its narrow cobbled streets and beautiful architecture, the bustling town centre hosts a charming blend of independent shops and high-street retailers, plus diverse cafes, coffee shops, delis, greengrocers, butchers and bakeries. There are also several large supermarkets on the outskirts of the town. St Andrews enjoys international fame as The Home of Golf’ the game has been played at St Andrews Links for over 600 years, and the iconic Old Course draws thousands of professionals, amateurs and spectators from across the globe. Other tourist attractions include the 12th and 13th-century ruins of St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Castle, as well as St Andrews Botanic Garden. Excellent state schools can be found nearby; private schooling options include a Montessori nursery and St Leonards School. Situated in the East Neuk of Fife, St Andrews is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Dundee and 90 minutes’ drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The town is served by excellent local and intercity bus links; daily direct flights to London are available from Dundee airport.

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