Auld Poor House, 36 North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9AQ

From £1,000 to £2,000



Pets Allowed:Welcome

Smoking Allowed:No




  • Private parking
  • fully enclosed secluded garden
  • situated close to the picturesque harbour
  • walking distance to shops, bars and restaurants
  • walking distance to Old Course and other golf courses
  • gorgeous beaches five minutes from your doorstep

Sleeping 6/8 this cosy 18th Century, three-bedroom listed house provides accommodation for up to eight guests right in the heart of St Andrews. Boasting a secluded, south-facing garden and, uniquely for this part of town, a private garage, The Auld Poorhouse is situated on North Street, one of the most famous streets of St Andrews, with the Cathedral and Castle on your doorstep. The house is ideally located opposite the University's famous Younger Hall where student Graduation takes place every June, and the world-renowned Old Course is only a five minute walk away. You truly are in the centre of everything St Andrews has to offer. Ideal for families and golfers alike.

There is nowhere quite like St Andrews, with its 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.
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.

The house is planned over the ground and first floor. On the first floor there is a generous, sunny sitting room, one double bedroom with zip and link beds which can be made up as single beds or a super king-size double and bathroom with overhead shower. There is also a brand new fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and new appliances including a fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and oven and a separate dining room seating eight located on this floor. There are two further bedrooms and a shower room with WC on the ground floor. The bedrooms on the ground floor are configured as one double bedroom with zip and link beds which can be made up as single beds or a super king-size double and the other bedroom has two single beds.There is also a cosy snug with 50" TV and Blu-Ray DVD player and double sofa bed. From this room you have access to the gorgeous, well kept south-facing walled garden – a real sun-trap in the summer months. There is a BBQ for your use and seating for six on the patio to enjoy the wonderful garden.

Dating from 1768, the house became the St Andrews Poorhouse in 1844 as part of the New Poor Law Amendment Act. Later known as the Home of Rest, it was home to people of all ages, including young children. Many of those living in the Home of Rest worked in the local community and were well-known around the town. The Poorhouse closed in the 1960s and since then has been a much-loved family home.

The Auld Poorhouse lies a stone’s throw from the heart of St Andrews’ vibrant retail area which has many artisan outlets such as butchers, fishmongers, cheese shops and bakers and a number of small boutique shops. On your doorstep there is a wide range of cafes, pubs, restaurants to choose from with the Byre Theatre, museums and cinema only a short walk away. Don't forget the stunning award winning beaches that St Andrews has to offer, again only five minutes away from this special house.

Strictly No hen or stag parties
Strictly no smoking in house

Please be aware that the annual Lammas Street Market will be in operation in St Andrews from the 6th August 2020 until 11th August 2020 which can affect the house. It runs from Friday to Tuesday evening in the neighbouring streets of Market Street and South Street. These streets will be very busy and noise can travel from the market to the house. On street car parking will be limited at this time.

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