The Old Sea Box
126 North Street, St Andrews
For a few selected weeks each year the Old Seabox may be available. It is one of the oldest houses in St. Andrews having its origin in 1580 and is situated in North Street 300 or 400 yards from the Old Course and the West Sands, one of the best beaches in Europe.
The accommodation comprises on the ground floor level reception, hallway, living room, dining room, bathroom, well equipped kitchen and adaptable breakfast/garden room. This room also provides direct access onto the sizeable walled garden to the rear.
A turn stair leads to the first floor which provides bedroom one, a further bathroom and sitting room or fourth bedroom. The second floor affords two further well proportioned bedrooms
The garden grounds lie south most are extensively laid with lawn with full stocked borders, pond, tree house etc. There is a further patio and courtyard area, the perfect place to unwind after a days exploring or to entertain new friends.
The town has a host of attractions with its own theatre, cinema, deep sea aquarium, Golf Museum, 7 courses, and countless pubs and restaurants. This beautiful and historic “old grey toon” is not to be missed and bookings are highly recommended at an early stage.
The Old Sea Box is one of the earliest properties built in St Andrews. It appears on the 1580 map of St Andrews by John Geddy a copy of which hangs in the hallway. At that time the house had a single stone room with a wooden upper story with stone steps leading up to it from outside. After the Reformation the Cathedral was demolished and the stones used to enhance and extend local houses. This was the case with the Old Sea Box and in the dining room it is possible to see where the old stone house, built mainly with small stones, has been added too with the larger stones from the Cathedral. In the eighteenth century the house was extended so that it became double fronted and the stairs (still extant) became part of a central hall. At this time the house was owned by a family called Kyd. Later the house was purchased by The Sea Box Society, a charity dedicated to housing elderly or destitute fishing families. The papers connected with the Society are to be found in the St Andrews University Library.
Tariff £1000 – £1250 per week
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