Detached House for Sale in St Andrews

5 Bedrooms | Offers Over £975,000

Little Hayes, 2 St Leonards Road, St Andrews KY16 9DY

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.

The property falls within the catchment area for Canongate Primary School and Madras College; 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.

Occupying a prime corner plot on exclusive St Leonards Road, this magnificent Arts & Crafts detached villa represents a rare opportunity to acquire a unique five-bedroom family home in St Andrews.

The property enjoys a prime setting adjacent to the university sports grounds and within easy walking distance of the historic town centre, sandy beach and world- renowned golf courses.

Extending some 260 sq. metres over two levels, the property boasts no fewer than four elegant reception rooms, which are supplemented with a convivial kitchen, breakfast room and utility room. This beautiful home would now benefit from a full renovation to meet modern requirements and to return it to its former glory. The villa may also allow scope for internal reconfiguration and/or extension, subject to obtaining planning and building consent. The large, predominantly south-facing garden also accommodates a detached double garage and a driveway for several vehicles.

The classic villa is set back from the road behind handsome cast-iron railings and a pristine garden, and welcoming you inside is a practical entrance vestibule and a generous hall. The spacious kitchen on the right is lined with vintage canary-yellow cabinetry and a breakfast bar, and is supplemented with a breakfast room and a bright utility room with a back door to the garden. Returning to the hall, the ground floor hosts four tremendous reception rooms, all boasting a southeasterly outlook across the garden. They comprise a dual-aspect lounge, an elegant living room, a triple-aspect sunroom and a dual-aspect dining room that can be accessed from both the living room and the hall. Completing the ground floor is a convenient cloakroom and WC.

Upstairs the property boasts four large double bedrooms, three of which benefit from built-in wardrobes and storage. The fifth (single) bedroom also enjoys appealing proportions and would make an ideal home office or study. Both bathrooms on this level are equipped with three-piece suites and would now benefit from upgrading. The double-glazed windows provide enhanced efficiency, whilst preserving the authentic character of the property. The villa also benefits from gas central heating, which was upgraded with a new boiler in June 2019. In addition to its enchanting front garden, the villa boasts a southeast-facing lawn to the side, which is walled and sheltered by mature trees. From here the traditional greenhouse on the villa's southwestern elevation allows access to the paved rear garden, which All fitted carpets, curtains, blinds, light fittings and white goods to be included in the sale.

  • Arts & Crafts detached villa Vestibule and spacious hall Four large reception rooms Kitchen and breakfast room Four double bedrooms

  • Versatile single bedroom

  • Two bathrooms and a WC

  • Utility room & greenhouse

  • Mature private gardens Detached double garage Multi-vehicle driveway

  • Double glazing Gas central heating EPC Rating - D


16'5 x 13'1 (5.00m x 3.99m)

Living Room

18'1 x 15'9 (5.51m x 4.80m)

Sun Room

12'2 x 9'2 (3.71m x 2.79m)


20'4 x 10'6 (6.20m x 3.20m)

Breakfast Room

8'10 x 8'6 (2.69m x 2.59m)

Utility Room

8'10 x 8'6 (2.69m x 2.59m)

Dining Room

18'1 x 12'2 (5.51m x 3.71m)


6'11 x 4'3 (2.11m x 1.30m)

First Floor


8'6 x 6'7 (2.59m x 2.01m)

Master Bedroom

18'4 x 14'1 (5.59m x 4.29m)

Bedroom 2

14'1 x 13'1 (4.29m x 3.99m)

Bedroom 3

14'1 x 11'10 (4.29m x 3.61m)

Bedroom 4

14'9 x 11'6 (4.50m x 3.51m)

Bedroom 5

9'10 x 6'11 (3.00m x 2.11m)


8'6 x 6'7 (2.59m x 2.01m)

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