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East Cottage, Denbrae Farm,
St Andrews, KY16 8NY

Charming two-bedroom cottage on the outskirts

of St Andrews


  • Idyllic two-bedroom semi-detached cottage

  • Generously proportioned and bright accommodation

  • Unspoiled countryside views

  • Beautifully presented enclosed rear garden

  • 2.5 miles from St Andrews town centre, golf courses, and the university

  • Within easy reach of the East Neuk of Fife

1,638 SQFT
152 SQM
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Property Details & Description




Entrance hallway, sitting room, living room, dining kitchen, utility, study, double bedroom, family bathroom


Double bedroom, shower room


Front garden with decorative stones, paving, and borders

Gravel parking area

Rear garden with lawn, borders, sandstone paving, mature hedging, decorative stones, and a rockery


Store room, log store



Surrounded by breathtaking countryside and lying opposite the prestigious Duke's Golf Course as well as near the village of Strathkinness, East Cottage occupies an idyllic position on the outskirts of St Andrews, achieving the perfect balance between country living and modern convenience. Historic St Andrews, Scotland’s world-famous home of golf and the site of the country's oldest university is a bustling and charming seaside town. Catering to students, golfers, and residents alike, there is an array of shops and amenities to meet daily needs. These include boutique and independent retailers selling artisan produce and goods such as St Andrews Bakery, Mitchell’s Delicatessen, and Leuchars Quality Butchers through to well-known high street stores such as Sainsbury’s Local. Other popular retail destinations are Waterstones, Boots, and H&M. Thriving and cosmopolitan bars, restaurants, and cafès sit side-by-side offering fine dining through to casual lunches and drinks. Education at all levels is well-catered for. Positioned on the stunning east coast of Fife, St Andrews is the perfect location from which to explore the characterful fishing villages that make up this scenic part of Scotland including Anstruther, St Monans, Crail, and Pittenweem. Dundee to the north is a thirty-minute drive and Edinburgh to the south is approx. 90 minutes by car or just over an hour by train from Leuchars. 


The ancient and historic town of St Andrews occupies a wonderful position on the east coast of Fife. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, woodlands, and beautiful coastline it offers much for the outdoor enthusiast with pleasant walk and cycle routes minutes away as well as opportunities for sailing, riding and days spent on the beach. There are world-renowned golf courses to enjoy including The Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie and the private members Eden Club. Residents can also discover nearby courses such as those at Kingsbarns, Crail, and Lundin Links. In addition to the breathtaking beach at St Andrews West Sands extending to almost two miles, there are several more to explore nearby such as those at Elie, Tentsmuir, and Kingsbarns, all of which are just a short drive. St Andrews Botanic Gardens, Museum, and Cathedral are just a few of the local attractions to explore and there are several National Trust properties in the area including Kellie Castle and Hill of Tarvit. State schooling is available locally and private options include those at St Leonards in St Andrews and at The High School of Dundee. An efficient bus service connects St Andrews to towns throughout Fife, and there are railway stations at Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank, and Dundee. Edinburgh International Airport is within reach.

General Description


Spanning two floors of a handsome semi-detached cottage, the front door opens into a tastefully decorated hallway adorned with handsome wooden flooring. From here you are welcomed into a cosy sitting room showcasing wooden flooring and a log-burning stove, the perfect place to relax and unwind. Adjoining is a spacious and light-filled triple-aspect living room offering a wonderful outlook over the gardens and countryside. With sliding doors leading to the garden, it seamlessly connects the indoors and outdoors creating a room at the very heart of family life. Returning to the sitting room steps ascend into a generous utility room and spectacular adjoining dining kitchen. Flooded with natural light and boasting delightful garden views and access, along with exposed beams, this room exudes rustic warmth. The U-shaped layout of the contemporary kitchen cleverly creates a natural divide between it and the dining area and maximises upon the space. Bespoke gloss grey cabinetry complements smooth white worktops and high-spec integrated LAMONA appliances including an eye-level oven, grill, extractor hood, and hob, the overall effect is simplistic yet stylish. On this floor, there is also a tastefully presented and sizeable double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and a family bathroom comprising a bath with a wall-mounted shower, hidden cistern WC, washbasin built into vanity, and towel radiator. A versatile study then leads you to the staircase to the first floor and the second double bedroom. Bathed in natural light thanks to VELUX windows it offers a stunning aspect of the surrounding countryside, along with a  design-led walk-in shower room with WC and countertop washbasin set against a striking backdrop of large grey porcelain tiles


The beautifully kept rear garden is nestled behind a manicured hedge and combines a lush lawn with sandstone paving, an established rockery, decorative stones, and borders. With an unspoilt open outlook over the countryside to the Firth of Tay it is a truly enchanting and tranquil retreat. 

The garden also benefits from a versatile log store and store room adding practicality to its appeal.  


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General Remarks & Information



Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents Rettie & Co, 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX. Tel: 01334 237700.

Satellite Navigation


The property’s postcode is KY16 8NY.

Fixtures and Fittings


Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.  Additional items of furniture may be available by separate negotiation.

Entry & Possession


Entry and vacant possession will be by mutual agreement and arrangement.



Mains water, electricity, septic tank, and drainage.

Local Authority


Fife Council

EPC Rating


Band C

Council Tax


Band D

Home Report


A Home Report incorporating a Single Survey, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire is available for parties genuinely interested in this property. Please contact us, either by telephone or via the website entry for this property, to request a copy. No charge is made for electronic copies; a paper copy can also be made available from our offices or by post, at a charge of £20 to cover reproduction and administrative costs.



Offers should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to the selling agents Rettie & Co at 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX.

Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Particulars and Plans


These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed.  Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.

The photographs in this brochure date from March 2024.

Websites and Social Media


This property and other properties offered by Rettie & Co can be viewed on our website at as well as our affiliated websites at and  In addition, our social media platforms are, RettieTownandCountry,, RettieandCo, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Proof and Source of Funds/Anti Money Laundering


Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds.  This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address.  This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.



1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.


2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.


3. Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice


Rettie & Co, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:


1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers.  These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.


2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed.  Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law.  It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use.  Rettie & Co. have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.


3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only.  Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance.  No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties  which have been sold or withdrawn.


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