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Finavon, 17 Hepburn Gardens, St. Andrews, KY16 9DF


Impressive most substantial detached stone house with lovely enclosed garden, delightfully located on the corner of Hepburn Gardens and St Leonard’s Road.

  • Spacious well-presented family accommodation, retaining lovely period detail

  • Charming established setting, close to the heart of St Andrews

  • Double garage, garden room, summerhouse, stores, greenhouse, driveway parking

  • Convenient location, within walking distance of Old Course, University, Lade Braes and schooling

  • 2,680 sqft. With large attic room in addition

  • Built circa 1900

  • Rare opportunity

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Property Details & Description


Ground Floor

Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Study / Bedroom 5, Shower Room, Kitchen, Conservatory, Utility Room, Hall, Front and Rear Porches.

First Floor

Main Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, 3 Further Bedrooms, Family Shower Room.

Attic Room

Large attic room accessed via fixed spiral staircase.


Delightful, enclosed garden

Driveway parking

Double Garage with 2 stores to rear and loft above

Garden Room  




Finavon is beautifully situated in a charming established leafy setting on the corner of Hepburn Gardens and St Leonard’s Road, close to the heart of Fife’s golfing mecca of St. Andrews, and only a few minutes from the town’s cosmopolitan shopping district which includes South Street, Market Street, Bell Street and North Street. The ancient historic university town offers residents a superb mix of amenities and facilities and is renowned worldwide as the “Home of Golf”. 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 and Elie whilst the bustling county market town of Cupar is a short drive to the west. Surrounding St. Andrews is some particularly fine 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 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 also 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

Constructed circa 1900, Finavon is a delightful, most substantial stone house which has a charming stone exterior under a slate roof and which internally still retains a host of wonderful period features. The well-presented spacious accommodation is most impressive and extends to circa 2,680 sqft, over two floors.  At the heart of the house is the grand main drawing room which is open through to the adjacent sitting room – creating a stunning bright main living space, ideal for entertaining and with beautiful fireplaces at either end, along with high ceilings and extensive cornicing. The well-proportioned formal dining room is of a good size, again ideal for entertaining, with the study / bed 5 to the front of the house. Through to the rear is the very well-appointed kitchen with island unit, breakfast bar, Everhot electric range and a delightful view out over the rear garden. Leading off the kitchen is the excellent large rear conservatory. Completing the ground floor of this magnificent house is the beautiful front hall and staircase, along with family shower room, utility room and front and rear porches. Upstairs there are 4 delightful well-proportioned bedrooms (1 with en-suite bathroom) along with shower room and hall. A hidden fixed spiral stair off the landing leads to a generous attic room which, subject to all relevant consents and permissions, may offer considerable potential for the creation of additional accommodation / living space. The house has mains gas central heating and is located in the Conservation Area. 


Finavon stands in a delightful, enclosed garden with neat lawns to the front and rear, sheltered terrace and a lovely mix of mature plants, trees and shrubs. Accessed via electric gates, there is ample driveway parking for several vehicles.  


Double Garage with 2 stores to rear, and loft above

Garden Room  




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 9DF.

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.

Conservation Area

Finavon stands in a Conservation Area.

Local Authority

Fife Council


EPC Rating

Band D


Council Tax

Band H

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.

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