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St Andrews Apartment - luxury self catering close to golf courses and beach

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Festive season £180 per night Special arrangements during golf championships
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Vernon's review of St Andrews Apartment
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St Andrews Apartment - self catering for 6+1


Luxury self catering apartment close to golf courses, beach and city centre in historic St Andrews, Fife

Home of golf, fascinating historical city, seat of an ancient university and centre of the Kingdom of Fife, St Andrews offers a cornucopia of holiday entertainment and our self catering apartment is ideally placed to take full advantage of what's on offer without even having to start the car.

It's a treat for someone who lives in the back of beyond to pack my more urbane wardrobe next to the old sweaters, wrinkled waxed cotton and wellies, in anticipation of meals out, theatre visits, concerts and of course, golf. Thankfully my golf attire still fits and the shoes just need a quick dust and polish before I'm set to go.

We're meeting up with two other couples for this expedition, a reunion of long ago graduates and I've found the perfect accommodation for all six of us, golfers and non golfing partners alike. Turn left out of the front door and it's two minutes on foot to St Andrews Old Course; turn right and we're soon in the city centre with its historic buildings, interesting shops and excellent eateries.

Our apartment is in a smart, Victorian building on a pleasant street; we climb an attractive, curved staircase and the first and second floors are ours. From the sitting room at the front, tall windows overlook the street, where people come and go to and from the golf course and the town. At the back, a large morning room and kitchen open onto our own decking and private, sunny garden, which makes a pleasant place to sit on a warm day.

The high ceilings and well proportioned rooms make the whole apartment feel roomy and luxurious and six of us are easily accommodated without feeling as though we are in close quarters. Attractive fireplaces, original cornicing and elegant furnishings give a touch of class; this lovely accommodation feels at the same time homely and refined.

The golfers decide to try out the excellent St Andrews links courses for the first few days while the others explore the city, shops and beaches, meeting up at the apartment later on in the day to change into posh togs and choose where to eat out. A surprise is in store, however: we are challenged to a game of golf by our better halves, with fish and chips as the stake! This should be easy - they don't really play golf...

What a surprise to find three very elegantly clad, professional looking ladies turning up to the challenge. Yes, they had spent some of the time while we played, exploring the city and (golfing) shops but they had also been busy at the Links Academy and they are all quick learners, cool and competitive into the bargain. We certainly had a run for our money; the fish and chips are on them but the drinks are definitely on us! Now, when can I get myself booked in for some lessons...

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Further details about this accommodation

First Floor

Spacious lounge with high ceilings and original Victorian cornices; large windows overlooking the street.
Television with DVD and VHS and music system; supplies of films, cds and a library of books available for guests' use.
Morning room: a comfortable family room attached to an open plan kitchen opening onto the deck, which in turn leads to a private garden that is a secluded sun trap.
The kitchen area is fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer and other small electrical appliances.
Bathroom featuring a Victorian style roll-top bath.

Second Floor

Three stylishly furnished double bedrooms, each with a king sized bed, one with a further single bed. Two bedrooms have en-suite showers while the first floor bathroom is available for the third bedroom.
All beds are presented with white Egyptian cotton bed linen and white cotton towels.

Our top 5 reasons why you would choose to stay at St Andrews Apartments
hotel St Andrews is the home of golf and the apartment is perfectly placed for a golfing holiday, with the first tee of the renowned St Andrews Old Course just a two minute walk away as well as the five St Andrews Links courses: The Castle Course, the New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses; a shuttle bus is available to transport you. There are further excellent courses at Kingsbarns, Elie, Balcomie and Lundin, all within very easy reach.
hotel A short walk from the apartment will take you to West Sands, the perfect, sandy beach where scenes from 'Chariots of Fire' were filmed - how about an early morning run? The shoreline of the Kingdom of Fife boasts four more award winning blue flag beaches: Aberdours's Silver Sands, Burntisland, Elie Ruby Bay and Leven.
self catering St Andrews is rich in history which is reflected in its historic buildings including the medieval city gate West Port, the 12th/13th century ruined Chapel of St Mary on the Rock, believed to have housed the relics of St Andrew, Blackfriars Chapel, ruined during the Scottish Reformation, the very striking St Andrews Castle and just along the road from the apartment, the university Chapel of St Salvator, a rare and beautiful example of Late Gothic architecture founded in 1450.
hotel St Andrews is a fascinating place for urban walkers with its harbour, ruined castle and cathedral, fine beaches and interesting old buildings. The Town and Gown tour starts from beside the bus station. The Fife Coastal Path runs from the Forth to the Tay bridges along some of the most beautiful walking coastline in Scotland and has sections of a wide variety of lengths and terrain. The Tourist Information Centre has details of walks.
hotel It's easy to eat well without going far: the Russell Hotel is a five minute walk away and does very good bar suppers, while the scenic Seafood Restaurant is excellent for fine dining - again a five minute walk. Playfairs is just across the road and also excellent. For scrumptious takeaway fish and chips, The Tail End is highly recommended. The out of town restaurants are also very good - try The Peat Inn and The Grange - and if you like Thai, then visit the Nahm-Jim, which recently won an award for best Thai restaurant in the UK.