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Strathburn Farmhouse, Leuchars,
St Andrews, Fife, KY16 0BS

Delightful farmhouse near St Andrews with extensive gardens and grounds, ponds, arboretum and dilapidated steading.


  • Spacious, versatile, and bright accommodation extending to
    2,370 sqft

  • Category B Listed

  • Three living and reception areas

  • Three south-facing double bedrooms

  • Beautiful mature gardens and grounds spanning circa 10 acres and featuring picturesque ponds and arboretum

  • Dilapidated steading with significant potential

  • Idyllic countryside setting

  • Within easy reach of St Andrews and Dundee

  • Additional land potentially available by separate negotiation

2,370 SQFT
221 SQM
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Property Details & Description




Entrance hallway, living room, dining room, dining kitchen, bathroom, shower room, office, utility, storage


Three bedrooms


Floored attic


Extensive mature gardens with lawn, herbaceous borders, hedges, trees, and shrubbery

Picturesque ponds with summerhouse, bridge and small island

Arboretum with mature specimen trees

Variety of outbuildings in need of renovation including semi-derelict steading



Surrounded by picturesque countryside Strathburn Farmhouse enjoys a countryside setting on the outskirts of Leuchars and only a short drive from St Andrews. A small and friendly town with a primary school and a variety of shops to meet daily needs, Leuchars has a beautiful 12th Century church and is home to Earlshall Castle. 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 through to well-known high street stores such as Sainsbury’s Local. Thriving and cosmopolitan bars, restaurants, and cafès sit side-by-side offering fine dining through to casual lunches and drinks. Both Leuchars and St Andrews are the perfect locations from which to explore the characterful fishing villages that make up this scenic part of Scotland including Anstruther, St Monans, Crail, and Pittenweem. From Strathburn Farmhouse, Dundee to the north is a fifteen-minute drive and Edinburgh to the south is approx. 80 minutes by car or just over an hour by train from Leuchars. 


Leuchars occupies a wonderful position on the north 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 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 St Michael’s and Drumoig Golf Clubs. 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 Tentsmuir and Kinshaldy. Earlshall Castle Gardens and The Scottish Clay Shooting Centre 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. Primary schooling is available in Leuchars and Balmullo, with Bell Baxter High School in Cupar providing secondary provision. Private options include those at St Leonards in St Andrews and at The High School of Dundee. There is an efficient bus service and there are railway stations at Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank, and Dundee. Edinburgh International Airport is within reach.

General Description


Enjoying a truly idyllic countryside setting minutes from both Leuchars and St Andrews, Strathburn Farmhouse nestled in delightful gardens and grounds boasts light-filled, versatile, and spacious accommodation to offer a wonderful family home. With a charming stone-built facade the front door welcomes you into a light and airy carpeted hallway. On your left lies the spacious and bright south-facing living room. Boasting a wonderful triple-aspect over the gardens, it enjoys a sophisticated yet cosy interior design with a calm colour palette, plush carpeting, and a log-burning stove set in a stone hearth. Opposite the elegant dining room provides the perfect place to entertain friends or host memorable family gatherings. Bathed in natural light, plush carpeting, neutral wall finishes, and an open fireplace combine to create an inviting ambience. Moving further into the property, you pass a bathroom that now requires a cosmetic upgrade and a modern shower room. From here you arrive at a generously proportioned dining kitchen. Soild oak and oak-effect shaker-style wall and floor units are complemented by smooth worktops and freestanding appliances making it a functional and aesthetically appealing space at the heart of the home. Beyond the dining kitchen area is an office along with a versatile and sizeable utility and storeroom. Above the kitchen and office, and accessed by the rear stair is a floored attic ideal for additional storage or possibly another living and reception area, bedroom or office. Returning to the hallway, carpeted stairs take you to the first-floor landing where three south-facing double bedrooms await. Each enjoys enchanting countryside views and a tasteful interior design.


The expansive mature gardens spanning circa ten acres, blend a lush lawn with established shrubbery, trees and herbaceous borders.. A standout feature are the picturesque pond, accompanied by a charming summer house with decking, perfect for enjoying tranquil moments and taking in the breathtaking natural surroundings, wonderful arboretum, and local wildlife.

There are a variety of outbuildings now in need of renovation including an extensive stone steading, but offering much potential.

Ample off-street parking is available.

Additional land may be available by separate negotiation.

Planning Permission


It should be noted that planning permission has been granted for sand and gravel extraction on the land adjacent to the property. Further details are available on the local authority's planning portal.

Health & Safety


Please note the outbuildings are in a derelict condition and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection.


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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 0BS.

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 and electricity,

Oil fired heating.

Private drainage.

Local Authority


Fife Council

EPC Rating


Band E

Council Tax


Band B

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.

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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