Birthplace of Jock Hutchison for sale in Fife

Invest in a piece of golfing history with this charming cottage in the popular and bustling town of St Andrews in Fife.

Believed to date from 1618 and originally comprising fisherman's cottages, the Category B listed 30 North Street was refurbished in the 1950s and again, comprehensively, in 2013 / 2014 with excellent, modern results.

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Picture: the living room has a wood burning stove, Galbraith

The charming accommodation, this its white painted exterior, is laid out over three levels with porch, hall, three bedrooms (two of which have doors opening out to the rear garden) and shower room at ground floor level.

Picture: the staircase, Galbraith

A central staircase provides access to the upper floors with the main living accommodation at first floor level.

Picture: the kitchen, Galbraith

The well-equipped contemporary kitchen benefits from an electric Aga and doors that lead to a decked seating area from which a staircase leads down to the garden - ideal for al fresco dinners.

Picture: the stairs from the kitchen to the garden, Galbraith

Sliding doors open from the kitchen to the sitting room, with stove and glazed doors to a Juliet balcony looking out over the garden.

Picture: the bathroom, Galbraith

Double doors lead from the sitting room to the dining room/study to the front of the house. Both the sitting room and dining room can also be accessed directly from the main hall.

Picture: the master bedroom, Galbraith

Completing the first floor is a WC / laundry and store. The master bedroom suite is at attic level, where historically the fishermen would have dried their nets, and comprises a lovely spacious room with generous en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, as well as dressing area.

Picture: North Street, Galbraith

As well as being a pleasant former fishing cottage, the property was the birthplace of Jock Hutchison, Open Champion 1921 and the first American to win the competition.

The cottage is on the market with Galbraith for offers over ยฃ775,000, which not only reflect the standard of the home but the popularity of St Andrews.

Picture: the garden, Galbraith

St Andrews is a popular and well known town in Fife, close to the pretty East Neuk with its picturesque fishing villages of Anstruther, Pittenweem and Elie, as well as its charming and varied coast line.

Picture: the cottage was the birthplace of Jock Hutchison, Galbraith

Fife's bustling county market town of Cupar is about fifteen minutes 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.