Cowper's Close, 166 South Street, St Andrews, KY16 9EG

From £1,400 to £3,450



Pets Allowed:Welcome

Smoking Allowed:No




  • Sky including the sports channel
  • shops, bars and restaurants on your doorstep
  • 5 minute walk to the world famous Old Course and R &A Clubhouse
  • 10 minute walk to beach
  • tennis, watersports and horse riding nearby
  • gorgeous coastal walks

Sleeping 8/10 this is a stunning landmark St Andrews building, centrally located on South Street with a large, fully enclosed, garden and conservatory. Birthplace of James Foulis, winner of the US Open in 1896, golf course designer and inventor of the mashie-niblick golf club. The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, three of the bedrooms can be made up as two single beds or one super king bed. There is also a sofa bed in the basement snug for occasional use which can be made up on request. This characterful, historic house, dating back to the 18th century, has all the comforts of a well-loved home, including wireless internet access. Its central location puts it right on the doorstep of the town's many artisan shops, restaurants and pubs. It is only a five minute walk to the world famous Old Course.There is a small garage nearby for guest use. Maximum of two prior-arranged, well-behaved dogs.

There is nowhere quite like St Andrews. It has world renowned golf courses, miles and miles of sandy beaches, fabulous coastal walks, world-class restaurants and the history of being an esteemed University town. There is something for everybody here.
There are about 30 golf courses within 15 miles. The restaurants in the town are numerous and of excellent quality. Similarly excellent quality is to be found amongst the local shops, with a range of independent boutiques and artisan traders selling unique labels and fresh local produce from St Andrews and the surrounding area. There are music and art festivals held locally during the year.
St Andrews holds a special place in Scotland's history. It takes its name from the Apostle whose relics, legend tells us, were brought to this place in antiquity by St Rule. Scotland later adopted St Andrew as her patron saint and took his saltire cross for her flag. Before the Reformation, the town was the centre of religious life in medieval Scotland, with the bishops wielding great influence over both church and state. St Andrews is also famous as a place of learning. The university, founded in 1410-11, is the third oldest in Britain.
For many visitors, though, it's a game that draws them here, for St Andrews is the home of golf, the sport having been played here for some 600 years. The Old Course is arguably the most famous golf course in the world, and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club is still the ruling body for the rules of golf. Fittingly, the Old Course hosted the Open during the millennium year and did so again in 2005, 2010 and 2015. The Open will return in 2021 when we will see the 150th playing of this historic tournament. Be sure to book your accommodation early.
There are 7 fabulous golf courses within the town and many Championship Links courses in neighbouring villages.
St Andrews is a town designed for exploring. The medieval layout of the town centre remains intact, with the main shopping areas concentrated in Market Street and South Street, with Bell Street and Church Street connecting the two principal streets. Take time to explore – on foot – and take pleasure at the surprises and delights you will find.
There are some ancient historic buildings to explore (the Castle and Cathedral are must-sees), museums (including the British Golf Museum), as well as the stunning beaches with all they have to offer and the pier - spectacular for a walk at sunset.

Transport Links:
Leuchars Station: 4 miles
Edinburgh Airport: 50 miles
Dundee Airport: 14 miles
St Andrews Bus Station: 1/2 mile

In the historic centre of St Andrews, Cowper’s Close is an ideal holiday house for golfers and families alike, within a short walk of the Old Course and the beach. A landmark building on South Street dating from the 18th century, this spacious house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and has been furnished to a very high standard including a dining room, a fully-equipped kitchen with an Aga and two sitting rooms. There is also a conservatory, a large, fully enclosed garden and the property has its own garage close by. Cowper’s Close is the birthplace of the Foulis family, who trained with Tom Morris and invented the mashie-niblick golf club and the flag holder design. James Foulis Jr also won the second US Golf Open in 1896. Wifi and wood burning stove. One bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor which means that this is a good house for people with mobility issues.

Restaurants and shops are within easy walking distance as are the cathedral and castle. Kingsbarns and other golf courses, including The Duke’s, are a short drive away.

Ground floor:
Entrance porch leading to a hallway.
Large sitting room with French windows leading to a conservatory (seats four) and the garden. Television with Freeview and DVD player. Gas fire. Sofa bed for occasional use and blue-tooth speakers
Bedroom (1) Double room with double bed and good storage.
Bathroom - with bath, walk-in shower (rainfall shower and hand shower) and grab rails, wc and wh basin. Heated towel rail.
Cloakroom and golf club and bicycle storage area - Washing machine, separate tumble dryer, wc and wh basin

Stairs down to: large sitting room with 40-inch television, SKY with sports channel, sofa bed for occasional use and Yamaha grand piano (unlocked on request).

Stairs up to
Kitchen - well equipped with fan oven, electric hob. Aga, microwave, fridge-freezer with unlimited ice, dishwasher.
Dining room - table and chairs seating eight, armchairs, double aspect windows, Morso wood-burning stove, Bose DAB radio and CD player

Stairs to
First Floor:
Master Bedroom (2) - zip and link beds that can be made up as two single beds or one super king size bed. Good storage, full length mirrors, view of the garden. Television with DVD player.
Bedroom (3) - zip and link beds. Good storage and large windows
Bedroom (4) -zip and link beds that can be made up as two single beds or one super king size bed. Good storage and large windows
Family bathroom - bath with power shower and shower screen, heated towel rail, wc and wh basin

Large, fully enclosed garden with mature trees, plants, grass and herb area. Table tennis table.

Additional facilities
Iron/ironing board
Bluetooth speakers
Two high chairs and one travel cot - small additional charge.
Bed linen and towels

Maximum two well-behaved dog permitted by prior arrangement - £20 additional charge. Please do not leave your dog unattended in the house or allow them on the soft furnishings or beds.
Strictly no smoking in the house. Strictly no hen or stag parties

Because of its position, there can be some street noise at the front of the house from a nearby beer garden (which closes at 9pm) but is otherwise very quiet.

Please be aware that the annual Lammas Street Market will be in operation in St Andrews from the 4th August until 10th August 2022 which affects the house as it is operated on Market Street and moves to outside South Street from 7th August until 10th August when the road directly outside the house will be closed and no car access is permitted. These streets will be very busy and noise will travel from the market to the house. There may also be rides directly outside the house. The market operates until 10.30pm.

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