St Andrews property: Luxury property which overlooks Old Course on sale for £1.95million
A luxury property which overlooks one of Scotland’s most famous golf courses is up for sale, with a price tag of almost £2million.
The impressive Victorian duplex apartment at 9a Arran House spans over 1850 sq. feet with two generous reception rooms, two spacious double bedrooms, two washrooms, a small private front garden, and access to unrestricted on-street parking. It also overlooks the iconic Old Course and Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews Links, and is steeped in golfing history.
Arran House forms part of a terrace of grand Victorian townhouses built in 1868-69, overlooking the Old Course, by the architect George Rae – the same architect who designed The Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Originally a large, four-storey house, Arran House was subdivided to form two apartments: 9a and 9b, with 9a being the main and largest apartment, spanning the whole of the ground and garden levels.
The famous American golf writer George Peper bought 9a Gibson Place, as it was then known, in 1983 and set out to restore and refurbish the apartment. Peper, then editor of The Golf Magazine, is known to have created some of his best-known works at the large bay window overlooking the world-famous 18th hole and club house. In 2012 Peper, then editor of Links Magazine and a celebrated golf author, sold the apartment to its current owner to permanently move back to the United States.
The period property has been sympathetically modernised and offers a front row seat at the home of golf with views across the 18th hole. Peter Ryder, managing director of estate agency, Thorntons, said: “It’s rare for a home of this calibre to enter the property market, and it’s already attracting international interest. The building itself is steeped in history not to mention the legendary location and breathtaking views.”