Where to stay around St Andrews?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 532 holiday lettings near St Andrews. From 197 Houses to 176 Bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near St Andrews is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to St Andrews?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in St Andrews. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Scotland's Secret Bunker: 625 holiday lettings
  • St. Andrews Links: 611 holiday lettings
  • St. Andrews Leuchars Station: 630 holiday lettings
  • Old Course at St Andrews: 604 holiday lettings
  • West Sands: 608 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around St Andrews listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in St Andrews?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 197 Houses in St Andrews. Our other popular types of St Andrews holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 176 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 176 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 176 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in St Andrews?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 51 holiday homes with pool available in St Andrews. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    St Andrews – Scotland's seaside university town

    Perched on Fife's ruggedly beautiful east coast, around 30 miles from the cosmopolitan bustle of Edinburgh, St Andrews is among Scotland's most photogenic historic towns. Once the country's ecclesiastical capital, its once-mighty cathedral, which today stands in ruins, was the largest church to have been built in the country, while its prestigious university is among the oldest in the English-speaking world. Its other great claim to fame is the Old Course, widely regarded as the world's oldest golf course. St Andrews holiday rentals run the gamut from cosy cottages to sprawling beachfront family houses, so you're sure to find one that suits all of your requirements.

    Hit the fairway in the home of golf

    St Andrews West Sand Beach is a seductive stretch of soft golden sand, although the Scottish climate dictates that it's often best enjoyed while keeping active. Regular blustery winds provide ideal conditions for thrilling pursuits like kitesurfing and land sailing, while seafaring types can explore the coastline by kayak, dinghy or sailboat. For keen golfers, playing a round on the iconic Old Course is a bucket-list activity. Early booking is highly recommended, but you can also enter a ballot for last-minute slots. Failing that, the neighbouring 9-hole Balgove Course operates a policy of no advance booking, so you can simply turn up on the day and play.

    Crumbling churches and decadent distillery tours

    You'll find plenty of enticing attractions on the doorstep of your St Andrews holiday rental. Those who enjoy a tipple should make a beeline for Eden Mill St Andrews, Scotland's first combined brewery and distillery. Take a tour to learn all about the production of craft beer and premium spirits, with plenty of opportunities for sampling along the way. For a compelling glimpse of St Andrews' resplendent past, visit the crumbling ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Within the grounds you'll find a museum detailing the building's history, and the majestic St Rule's Tower, which dates back to the 12th century and remains impressively intact. Climb to the top for unbeatable views of the town and surrounding countryside.

    Sunny summer days in St Andrews

    Scotland isn't exactly known for its enviable weather, but St Andrews is one of the country's driest and sunniest spots. The summer months of June to August are generally pleasantly warm, although it can feel fresh once the sun goes down. Late spring and early autumn tend to be mild, and thus are lovely times to visit. Winters are invariably chilly, with strong winds and regular frosts. However, extreme cold and snowfall are relatively rare. St Andrews holiday rentals are in particularly high demand throughout the graduation ceremonies that take place in June and December, so be sure to book early if you're planning a trip during one of these periods.

    Animal encounters around St Andrews

    The unspoilt region surrounding St Andrews will enthrall those looking to really get away from it all. For a scenic hike, tackle a stretch of the Fife Coastal Path, which encompasses vertigo-inducing cliffs, picture-postcard fishing villages, lush meadows and secluded beaches. Keen ornithologists should pack their binoculars, as handsome sea birds such as guillemots, sandpipers and stone-turners are usually to be seen circling overhead. At nearby Tentsmuir, which is just 30 minutes by car from St Andrews, you'll find fragrant pine forests and an untamed beach where seals can often be found basking on the sand.