A STUNNING home overlooking the world’s most famous golf course has had £100,000 shaved off the price after failing to sell.
The Georgian house in St Andrews allows the owner to watch the action on the 18th hole of the Old Course from their bath.
But despite staking a claim to being the golf fan’s ultimate dream home, 19 Pilmour Links has not found a buyer almost 18 months after it was put on the market for £1.75m.
Sellers Savills confirmed today they had dropped the price to £1.65m – less than some one bedroom flats in Kensington.
Built in 1826, sketches from the time show the house was the first and only property to overlook the course when golf was first played there.
It predates the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse which was built in 1854 and houses the ruling authority for golf across the world to this day.
The refurbished Georgian house boasts four bedroom suites, a library and its very own golf club store.
It also features a sought-after parking space in St. Andrews town centre where spots are at a premium, as well as a home cinema – although the views from the north-facing windows will provide better entertainment for golf fans.
The property is built next to The Links – which has been named as the most expensive street in Scotland – and sits on the corner of the famous Granny Clark’s Wynd.
The Wynd runs from the doorstep of the property, across the course to the nearby West Sands Beach, providing its owner with one of the most picturesque shortcuts in the world.
Despite its modern finish, the house was originally built back in the early 19th century for Playfair family – becoming the retirement home of famous Scots architect Sir Robert Lambert Playfair.
Playfair designed much of Edinburgh’s New Town as well as the National Gallery and the Royal Scottish Academy, before becoming Consul-General of Algeria.
The £1.65m valuation means that Pilmour Links comes in cheaper than a one bedroom flat currently on the market on Lexham Gardens in Kensington, London or a one bedroom terrace house in Chelsea which is on the market for offers over £4.95m.
Savills describe the house as: “19 Pilmour Links is an exceptional Georgian stone built property which is steeped in history.
“The present owner bought the house in 2012 and has carried out a major renovation.
“He has created an outstanding modern day family home with high quality fittings and finishings throughout.
“Special features include the first floor drawing room / library with an outlook over the golf course, a luxurious master bedroom suite, three further bedrooms all with dressing areas and their own shower rooms.
“The basement has its own door and has a golf club store, home cinema, laundry and storage rooms.”