Strathtyrum Factor's House, Strathtyrum Estate, St Andrews, KY16 9SF
- Fabulous Country House
- Marvellous rural location
- Close to popular Balgove Larder and Steak Barn
- 5 minutes from St Andrews
- Championship golf courses nearby
A spectacular country house nestling in the heart of Strathtyrum Estate, home to the popular Balgove Larder farmshop and restaurant and a short distance from St Andrews. The Factor's House has undergone complete refurbishment and is now available for letting
It is a five bedroom, 3 bathroom house with a gorgeous drawing room and a fabulous open plan country house kitchen/diner (complete with 4 oven Everhot Range). Set within spacious grounds including a beautiful walled garden The Factor's House affords an opportunity to sample true country living whilst being a stones throw from all that historic St Andrews has to offer.
The Factor's House was originally built in the mid-19th century and many original features have been retained while the property has been brought fully up to date. This is a house not to be missed, whether for that special family gathering, as a base for the golfing holiday of a lifetime or simply as a wonderful holiday home.
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 next staging of the Open in St Andrews is set for 2021, 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.
The Factor's House is accessed via a private road off the main A91 road into St Andrews. It sits in its own grounds with ample car parking available in front of the house.
The house has been completely refurbished from top to bottom and provides spectacular accommodation over two levels.
The main entrance leads into a spacious hall with a lovely original staircase.
Off the hall there is the main Drawing Room complete with original fireplace. This is a wonderful space in which to relax with ample seating for 10 and a large screen TV.
Opposite the Drawing Room is a large double bedroom with a lovely aspect over the garden and this can be either a twin or super king bed configuration. Next to the bedroom is a modern shower room.
Finally in this part of the house is a small "snug" which is an ideal space for youngsters to hang out.
Through a short passageway is the spacious new kitchen/diner. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need and has a 4 oven Everhot range at its heart. There is a dining area for 10 within the kitchen. There is a back door giving access to a rear courtyard. Off the courtyard is a utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.
Upstairs there are four further double bedrooms including a Master with an en suite over looking the garden. There is also a wonderful family bathroom. All of the bedrooms can be set up as either twins or super king doubles.
Linen and towels provided
Extensive Garden ground
Travel cot and high chair available on request at an additional charge of £20, no linen provided
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