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1-2 Loudens Close, St. Andrews, KY16 9EN



Just off South Street - a delightful highly secluded category B-listed stone house with lovely detached walled garden

  • Charming sympathetic restoration circa1,151 sqft

  • Wonderful central position, within easy walking distance of the Old Course, University, shops and beaches

  • Beautiful detached walled garden with store and summer house on corner of Lade Braes and Loudens Close

  • Constructed circa 1750, extensively refurbished 2003

  • Category B Listed, Conservation Area

  • Location, location, location - superb central setting, very private and quiet, but close to all amenities

  • Fantastic opportunity, rarely available

  • Separate garage potentially available in addition, by way of separate negotiation

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George Lorimer


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Michelle Wilkinson

Sales Negotiator

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LOT 1: The house

LOT 2: The garden

Property Details & Description


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall, Lounge, Kitchen, Utility Area with Shower Cubicle, Toilet.

First Floor

Bedroom with Shower Room En Suite, One Further Bedroom, Mezzanine Level off Lounge.


Stunning detached walled garden with store and summer house, on corner of Lade Braes and Loudens Close.


There is a separate town centre garage potentially available in addition, by way of separate negotiation


1-2 Loudens Close is an historic hidden B listed gem, quietly located up an ancient pedestrian close leading off South Street, and with a delightful detached garden on the corner of Lade Braes and Loudens Close. Situated right in the heart of Fife’s golfing mecca of St. Andrews, the property is moments from the town’s buzzing, vibrant cosmopolitan shopping district which includes South Street itself, Market Street, Bell Street, Church Street and North Street. The ancient and historic university town offers residents a superb mix of amenities and facilities and is renowned worldwide as the “Home of Golf”. Less than a ten-minute walk from the house are the impressive ancient historic ruins of both St Andrews Cathedral and also the Castle. The city of Dundee is some thirteen miles to the north with Edinburgh easily accessible to the south. Fife’s pretty East Neuk is nearby with its quaint picturesque fishing villages such as Anstruther, Pittenweem, Crail and Elie whilst the bustling county market town of Cupar is a short drive to the west. Surrounding St. Andrews is some particularly fine east coast countryside and coastline with a lovely mix of farmland, woodland, river and hill ground. The result is home to an array of wildlife which provides an excellent choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling, sailing and riding all readily available. There are of course many highly regarded golf courses in the area including the Old Course at St. Andrews and the Championship Course at Carnoustie, both of which regularly host the British Open – the event returned to St Andrews in July 2022 for its 150th anniversary. There are seven courses under the management of The St Andrews Links Trust - the Old, the New, the Jubilee, the Castle, the Eden, the Strathtyrum and the Balgove – with the courses at Dumbarnie, Kingsbarns, the Dukes, Crail, Lundin Links and Ladybank also close by, and to name but a few. In terms of days out there are a number of good sandy beaches in the area including those at St. Andrews itself, as well as Tentsmuir, Kingsbarns and Elie. There are several popular National Trust for Scotland properties in the area including Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit and Falkland Palace. State schooling is available locally with independent schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee. There are railway stations in Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank and Dundee with Edinburgh airport well within reach.

General Description

Sympathetically remodelled / modernised by the current owners, 1-2 Loudens Close is an outstanding St Andrews town house with an abundance of charm and character, which offers wonderful comfortable accommodation (circa 1,151 sqft) of a high standard within ancient 18th century walls. Externally the house is of a lovely painted stone exterior under a red pantile roof, traditional for the area and age of property. It is located within the Conservation Area, and dates from circa 1750 – the property is also Category B listed with Historic Scotland. At the heart of the house is the impressive generously proportioned main sitting room, vaulted and with gas stoves at either end, doors out to Loudens Close and a useful mezzanine study / library area above. The well-appointed kitchen, utility room with shower, wc and main entrance hall complete the ground floor. Upstairs there are two well-proportioned bedrooms, both with good storage and one with en-suite facilities.     


The beautiful detached walled garden is a hidden oasis and is just a short walk from the house, on the corner of Loudens Close and Lade Braes. With a delightful mix of plants, trees, lawn and shrubs there are also productive vegetable beds and a mix of fruit trees, fruit bushes and herbs. There is a timber summer house with a lovely sheltered terrace and a separate timber garden shed.


The garden has mains water and electricity.


It should be noted that the garden is being offered for sale either as part of the whole or as a separate Lot – if sold separately arrangements will be made for the title to be split.   


Summer house, timber garden shed.


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 9EN.

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 gas, water, drainage and electricity.

There is also mains water and electricity to the garden.

Listing / Conservation Area

The property is Category B listed and stands in a Conservation Area.

Local Authority

Fife Council


EPC Rating

Band D


Council Tax

Band F

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 May 2023 

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.

General Remarks
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