Cryanreuch, 3 Windmill Road, St Andrews, KY16 9JJ
- Beautiful detached house
- 5 minutes walk to 1st tee of Old Course
- Private parking
- Large extensive gardens
- 4 bathrooms
- 10 minutes to the beach
- Walking distance to shops, bars and restaurants
- Gorgeous coastal walks
Sleeps 8 - This is a beautiful and characterful house set in wonderful gardens and located less than 5 minutes’ walk from the first tee of the Old Course. The house is a fine example of Arts and Crafts architecture and benefits from a generous horseshoe drive to the front with ample parking for four cars.
Once inside, the ground floor has a spacious hall, a gorgeous drawing room with dining room off, a modern kitchen with “snug” area, a library/study, a utility room, a cloakroom and in the old servants quarters and a bathroom. All rooms are tastefully decorated, and the principal public rooms contain many pieces of Asian art.
There is a lovely timber staircase with a minstrel’s gallery leading to the first floor of the house. Here there are four bedrooms, three with en-suite facilities.There are two double bedrooms and two with either twin or king size options.
"Cryanreuch" is a great base for your golf pilgrimage to St Andrews being only minutes from the Old Course or it would make a splendid venue for that special family gathering. In fact, whatever the reason for your visit, this is a fantastic house to stay in.
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.
Cryanreuch is a special house. Windmill Road is a quiet cul-de -sac just off the main road into St Andrews and the house occupies a large corner plot with extensive private garden grounds. You can almost see the 18th fairway of the Old Course from the front gate and the 1st tee is no more than 5 minutes walk. Built in the mid-1920's, the house is Listed and it is a fine example of the Arts and Crafts style of architecture with many of the house's original features remaining intact. The house is also up to date offering the bulk of the modern services you would expect.
The house is set back from Windmill Road with access taken via a horseshoe drive which has ample parking for at least 4 cars. Through the front door is a small porch from which you take entry to the main hall of the house.
Off the main hall there are a number of rooms:-
Drawing Room, this is a gorgeous room with views over the garden. The room is tastefully decorated with comfortable seating.
Directly off this room is the formal Dining Room which has been elegantly furnished and provides a marvellous venue for that special meal.
Also off the Hall there is a Cloakroom and the Library/Study which provides an alternative space in which to relax. The Library is beautifully furnished and here there is a large TV and BluRay disc player. There are patio doors leading from the library to an outside terrace and seating area.
Moving through the Hall towards the kitchen you pass the Butler's Pantry which has a separate fridge/freezer. Beyond this lies the modern kitchen with its separate "snug" seating area complete with TV and Sky box. The kitchen has a range cooker and all of the appliances you would expect to find. There is a breakfast bar with comfortable stools and there are patio doors leading to the rear garden.
Off the kitchen are what would have originally been the maid's quarters there is a basic bathroom and a utility room with clothes washing and drying facilities.
Access to the first floor is via a fabulous timber stair complete with minstrel's gallery.
There are 4 bedrooms off the upstairs landing, 3 of which are served by their own en-suite facilities. There are two double bedrooms and two that can be either twin or king size double.
The outside areas are made up of beautiful landscaped gardens with extensive lawns and gorgeous permanent planting. There are lovely outside terraced spaces for those pre or post dinner drinks or that morning coffee taken whilst reading the paper or iPad!
All in all this is a house that needs to be experienced.
SKY TV with sports
Pets by arrangement
Bed linen and towels provided
Sorry no hen or stag parties
Strictly no smoking in the house
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