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Light-filled and spacious three-bedroom upper apartment in prestigious St Andrews location


  • Three-bedroom upper apartment boasting magnificent sea views

  • Prestigious address

  • Old Admiralty House, dating back to the early 1800s

  • Split into two separate properties in the 1960s

  • Minutes from the Old Course, university, castle and town centre

  • Right on the scenic Fife Coast

  • Situated within a conservation area, the property is not listed

  • Garage and parking

  • Wonderful opportunity

1,344 SQFT
124 SQM
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Property Details & Description


First Floor:

Living room, dining kitchen, family bathroom, three double bedrooms (two with en-suite shower rooms)


Single-car garage. Driveway parking and ample additional unrestricted street parking.


Positioned on St Andrews prestigious ‘The Scores’ minutes from the world-renowned Old Course, university and town centre, East Scores House enjoys an enviable location and magnificent views of the North Sea, cathedral, and ruins of St Andrews Castle.  This bustling ancient and historic university town caters to a diverse community of students, golfers, and residents offering an array of shops and amenities to fulfil daily needs. From boutique and independent retailers such as St Andrews Bakery, Mitchell’s Delicatessen, and Leuchars Quality Butchers to well-known high street stores such as Sainsbury’s Local, Waterstones, Boots, and H&M, there is something for everyone. Bustling and vibrant bars, restaurants, and cafès sit side-by-side offering fine dining through to casual lunches and drinks. St Andrews provides comprehensive education at all levels including of course at its globally renowned university. Situated on the picturesque east coast of Fife, St Andrews is the ideal base 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. 

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 and the Championship Course at Carnoustie. 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, Castle, 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

Positioned atop the cliffs on an iconic St Andrews street, with magnificent views of the North Sea, the ruins of St Andrews Castle, and the cathedral, this three-bedroom upper apartment, set within a handsome detached property offers a coveted coastal lifestyle opportunity. Carpeted stairs ascend from a shared entrance, leading you past a large picture window that offers a captivating seascape view and through glazed doors into a striking open dining kitchen. Hardwood flooring inset with a unique compass design, soft ambient lighting, and crisp white walls provide a nautical-style backdrop to this central living and reception area. The contemporary kitchen at the far end showcases white wall and floor cabinetry complemented by butcher block worktops and splashback tiles in a natural hue. Integrated appliances include an extractor hood, oven, and a gas hob while a cosy breakfast bar provides informal dining for two. South-facing and flooded with light from the landing window there is a wonderful ambience. From here you move into the carpeted and bright living room. Bay windows frame a truly breath-taking outlook over the sea enhancing the tasteful décor and feeling of space. Returning to the hallway, the principal double bedroom enjoys a south-facing aspect with stunning views of the sea and St Andrews Cathedral. Boasting plush carpeting, a generous footprint, and a calm colour palette it is an idyllic and comfortable retreat. This feeling is enhanced by a well-appointed en-suite shower room complete with a towel radiator, WC, and washbasin set against a backdrop of large porcelain wall tiles. Two further sizeable double bedrooms bathed in plentiful natural light share a similarly stylish and appealing interior design and enchanting sea views. In addition, one benefits from an en-suite shower room comprising a towel radiator, WC, and washbasin. A fully tiled modern family bathroom featuring a separate shower along with a bath, WC, and washbasin completes the accommodation.


Single garage.

Driveway parking.



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General Remarks & Information


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

Satellite Navigation

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The property’s postcode is KY16 9BE.

Fixtures and Fittings

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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

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


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Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas

Local Authority

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Fife Council

EPC Rating

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Band C

Council Tax

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Band F

Home Report

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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.


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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

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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.

There is a mutual right of pre-emption in favour of the lower apartment. Letting is also restricted to a period of 21 days each year.

Particulars and Plans

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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 January 2024

Websites and Social Media

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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

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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.


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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

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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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