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Accommodation in St Andrews - 200 Yards from the Old Course

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) - all twin beds

Looking to rent a vacation house in St Andrews, the Home of Golf?

The Vintage... A 2-iron away from the 1st tee of the Old Course.

The ideal self-catering vacation rental accommodation in the heart of St Andrews, Scotland.

Located within the Conservation area of St Andrews and surrounded by historic houses, just 200 yards from the Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, 100 yards from the seafront and close to the ruins of the Castle and the centre of town.

The Vintage is a delightful, free-standing, fully renovated, three bedroom house for rent with a large conservatory, offering 130 square meters of comfortable living space including a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and two bathrooms.

The house has a distinct homely feel about it with natural wood finishes, parquet flooring and a contemporary interior design.

The Conservatory measures 27 square meters and can comfortably seat 10 at a large antique table. Its French double doors open up to the tastefully landscaped patio-garden which surrounds the house.

With no direct access for cars, (Gillespie Wynd connects the seafront Scores with North Street and offers access only to pedestrians) the only noise one hears is the wind and the occasional seagull flying overhead.

Cleaning service available upon request.

See vacation rentals / letting details below.


A day in St Andrews

MORNING: play the most important eighteen in the world, The Old Course.

LUNCH: enjoy a traditional American cheeseburger and a pint of Ale in the famous golfer’s corner lounge bar of the Dunvegan Hotel, only a 9-iron away from the 18th green. (depending on the wind)

AFTERNOON: tee off on the New Course, (1875) a course every bit as challenging as the Old Course.

EARLY EVENING: take a walk along the shore and visit the ancient graves of Old and Young Tom Morris near the ruins of the Cathedral.

DINNER: enjoy a memorable dinner at the Peat Inn, considered one of the finest restaurants in Scotland and be looked after by the husband and wife team Geoffrey and Katherine Smeddle.

(book well in advance)

AFTER DINNER: walk the 1st and 18th fairway of the Old Course, then alongside the illuminated R&A clubhouse, up the Scores, down Gillespie Wynd and back to ‘your home in St Andrews’ - The Vintage, to enjoy a well-deserved nightcap in the patio garden.


St Andrews

An ancient seat of learning with royal connections, this small Scottish town

combines blue-chip golf with charming surroundings

What you are likely to love about it

It’s inclusiveness.

People who know nothing about golf probably assume that the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the oldest in the world, is the last word in snobbery. Not so.

The famous Old Course at St Andrews is open to all comers and is criss-crossed by public paths, giving it an agreeable democratic air, with children and dog-walkers mingling with golfers.

On a fine summer day it must be one of the most beautiful sporting settings in the world, with a sea breeze stiffening the flags and the beach running along the links.

It makes golf seem suddenly rather romantic, and not just a displacement activity for men in silly pullovers.

Although it is the golf course that makes St Andrews a place of pilgrimage, the ancient university, dating back to the 15th century, would grace any town, with the weather-beaten old collages and shiny, well-scrubbed students.

History is all around, from the ruins of the 12th century cathedral at the eastern edge of the town to the equally dilapidated castle, built a century later.

What you might not necessarily like about it

St Andrews probably boasts the biggest concentration of golfers in Britain.

You cannot move in the town centre in the evening without overhearing talk of bunkers and birdies and fluffed chips. It might get wearing after the first few hours, unless you are an avid golfer yourself.

Golf dominates the shops almost as much as conversation. Even Oxfam has second-hand seven-irons in the window. Other outlets are limited in consequence.

Another blot on the landscape is the fighter jets roaring in and out of RAF Leuchars, drowning out the seagulls.

Text originates from the Daily Telegraph and journalist Max Davidson


Other statements & facts

The weatherman who can predict the weather for the whole day at St Andrews does not exist.

There is a tv camera hidden in the Road Hole bunker.

The train was still running along the 16th fairway from Leuchars when Arnold Palmer first played the Open at St Andrews in 1960.

At his first appearance at the Open in St Andrews, Gary Player spent the night in the dunes, wrapped in his rain gear. He could not afford hotel accommodation.

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Christian & Nathalie Beek
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Christian & Nathalie Beek

Nathalie and I purchased this unique property in 2005 after our daughter followed her older brother in joining St Andrews University.

Since 2009, both have graduated and the house is now available to visitors year-round.

Discover more information on St Andrews and The Vintage on our website.

Christian & Nathalie Beek purchased this house in 2005

Why Christian & Nathalie Beek chose Saint Andrews

St Andrews is magical. Nothing like it anywhere in the world.

Even the best players are nervous teeing off on the first of the Old Course.

What makes this house unique

Unique location.

Closest free-standing house to the Old Course. Own patio.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Doug & Liz, Lakeland, Florida: Great location. Love the patio. August 2008.

Todd Tuesher, Danville, California: Great Place, Great location, Great Golf! - June 2008.

Ann & Jim Duffy & Friends, Forth Worth, Texas: Cute house, great location, quiet. Had a wonderful time. Great fun and friends. August 2008.

Kent, Liz and Lindsey Parker, Morgan Hill, California: The perfect place to celebrate Kent's 50th Birthday. Golf Heaven. Loved stayed here at The Vintage. July 2007.

Austins, Strawns and Pahors, Las Vegas, USA: We loved your home! So close to everything but nice and secluded. Thank you! August 2007.

Brad & Michelle Seymour, Twinsburg, Ohio: Only a short chip from the 18th! Awesome location & great memories!! July 2009.

Pat & Chris Sowick, Mclean, Va: Thank you so much for great week at The Vintage. We hosted our daughter & her friends for Thanksgiving dinner and found the kitchen well equipped to host the group. Your house is quite comfortable. With appreciation. Nov 2009.
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Andrews in Fife

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin or Single Beds (6) 2 comfortable single beds per room / 3 bedrooms = 6 beds in total, Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Located only a 3-iron away from the 1st tee of the Old Course, Unique DVD collection for rainy days: British Opens from 1963 to 2006, Masters and Ryder Cup from 1986 to 2006, Stunning 27 square meter conservatory with double french doors opening up to a beautifully landscaped patio-garden. Closest fully private house with private garden to the Old Course. (all other properties are larger / shared units) house rent standrews scotland


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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for golf at St Andrews, easy walk to all of the courses as well as bars & restaurants, would definitely stay there again

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kevin & Bernadette, Glad you enjoyed your stay, Christian
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Perfect place for our visit to St.Andrews!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Christian for working with me on booking 'The Vintage'!! It was exactly what we needed to make our visit very special. Location is great, the house itself was excellent for myself & my 2 golfing friends, it's pleasantly quiet, within walking distance of pubs, restaurants, shops & local attractions, parking was easy on The Scores & overall we had a fantastic stay...could you please order a little better weather next time though?!

I very much look forward to my next visit to St.Andrews & will be anxious to stay at The Vintage again...highly recommended.

Cheers, Nigel

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nigel, Looking forward to welcome you back! Christian
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Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in this little gem of a house, it's homely yet clean, peaceful yet central, the living space makes it though, especially the beautiful Mozolowski and Murray conservatory, pure quality! We will definitely return and couldn't recommend enough.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katy, many thanks for your kind words. The conservatory was built almost 10 years ago and yes, it was a good decision to go for quality. :) Glad you enjoyed your stay in our little gem of a house.. Christian
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Very comfortable. Convenient to town and golf

  • 5 of 5

Welcoming. Clear instructions on how to operate everything. Great collection of golf dvds, good library. WiFi. The roses were a nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Holly, Thanks for the nice review. Glad you enjoyed the house. Christian
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  • 5 of 5

Great property great position would love to stay every year had an amazing holiday thankyou for sharing your amazing property with us

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lesley, Very pleased you enjoyed The Vintage. No problem, you can stay every year! :) Christian
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Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean, welcoming overall was everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bill for this nice review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at your home in St Andrews, Christian
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Andrews, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees are all inclusive. No other costs
3pm check-in / arrival time
10 am check-out / departure time

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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