Stylish new townhouses in St Andrews aim to please those looking for the perfect holiday home
In this part of Scotland, owning a second home is not that unusual. Home owners have always been happy to shake off the city dust from their shoes and head to the hills, countryside or coast at weekends and holidays.
Finding a home that feels safe to leave unoccupied while they’re away can sometimes be a worry, but at one new development in St Andrews, that shouldn’t be problem as they’ve been designed with “lock-up and leave” owners in mind.
Savills is marketing the final three townhouses in what is an exceptional new development by East Acre on West Burn Lane in the heart of St Andrews. The street runs north to south from South Street, one of the three main streets of the town, to Queens Terrace, with university buildings to the west, and all the main facilities of the town are within walking distance.
Number nine West Burn Lane, the showhome for the development, is a wonderfully light and airy open-plan living space. The three-storey house, with an integral single garage, has four bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, and two bathrooms.
The top floor has a wonderful open-plan kitchen, dining, family room which opens up into an impressive roof terrace. The contemporary design makes the most of the internal space. Outside, there is a small private garden to the rear and a private, covered parking space.
The neighbouring properties at number 10 and 12 are again on three levels, each offering a ground-floor kitchen/dining room, a first-floor living room, four double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room, and a family bathroom. The kitchen opens up into a private garden to the rear. These houses have a double integral garage.
The spacious rooms are light and bright thanks to large windows with ample natural light. Sleek, contemporary kitchens have high-gloss, handle-less kitchen base and wall units, Corian worktops with integrated sink and glass splashback panels. All the appliances are by Siemens and include induction hob, extractor, oven, combi microwave, plate warming drawer, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. The bathrooms are both stylish and practical and utility cupboards are fitted with Siemens washing machines.
There are 14 homes in the development, and eight of the smaller units and three of the six townhouses are already spoken for.
Harry Maitland, of Savills, is unsurprised by the high demand: “The combination of such high spec, contemporary accommodation with a central location is a real winner, especially with the inclusion of parking or garaging for two cars. Parking is at a premium in the town, so this is a real advantage.
“Number nine’s roof terrace is a fantastic extra, and buyers appreciate having a private outside space. The gardens are small, but they mean you can sit outside in summer – and you don’t have to worry too much about garden maintenance. While the houses are large enough for a family, they are also ideal for part-time residents, perfect if you want a ‘lock up and leave’ property.”
Each house is being marketed at a fixed price of £875,000.
Contact: Savills on 0131 247 3706.