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Luxury Self Catering Apartment 3 minutes walk from Beach and Golf

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Saint Andrews - Sandmill House

Luxury Self Catering Apartment

This luxury, well equipped flat is three minutes walk from The Old Course and is easy walking to shops, beaches and historic sights. It is beautifully decorated and every small detail is covered to make your self catering holiday easy and relaxing.Catering, baby sitting and additional cleaning can be available as extras. There is free parking outside the property. There are books to read and DVDs and games to play on rainy days.We even provide emergency toiletry packs should your suitcases go missing.Whether you want to golf, swim, cycle, visit art galleries, museums or gardens, go riding or go-karting or explore the picturesque fishing villages nearby, there is something for everyone. We provide a very informative guide to sights and restaurants and are nearby to answer any questions.

Golfing in St.Andrews: St.Andrews is the Home of Golf with seven golf courses and a further eighteen within half an hour's drive. Therefore, there should be an interesting course available every day to the visitor. With our welcome pack and information brochure there are details of booking procedures.

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Mrs P.M.Boulter
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Self Catering Apartment 3 minutes walk from Beach and Golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great Accomodations with the Best Location

  • 5 of 5

We went to St. Andrews to play golf and experience the beautiful town, but the stay at the Sandmill house was the icing on the cake. I had not ever booked a place through VRBO and quite honestly I was nervous about it since I had 3 other golfers relying on me. From start to finish working with Mary on the reservation was easy and comforting. She and Charles gave us restaurant recommendations and assistance when we could not figure out the washer/dryer operation. They just were helpful in every way. The location is fantastic, an easy walk to everything in the town, the beach and the first tee of the Old Course. Mary greeted us upon arrival, stocked the fridge and even provided a cantor of whisky (all complementary).

The Accomodations were clean, spacious and well decorated. The body sprays in the showers were nice after a long day on the golf course too. We loved our stay at the Sandmill House!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Dorado Hills, California

Perfect location; amazingly helpful owners!!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing location, we walked to the first tee of the Old Course in minutes. Stunning view of the ocean from living room and bedroom windows. Every imaginable amenity is provided. I cannot say enough about how helpful and accommodating the owner was. She stocked the fridge for our late arrival, finding the very last two frozen pizzas in this college town! Owner helped me find kilt rentals and a professional photographer to realize my dream of a family picture with all my boys in kilts! Owner also arranged our transfer from Leuchars train station with a van large enough for 7 people, luggage & golf clubs. Really just can't say enough positive things about the owner or this house. Do not hesitate, rent this one, you will love it!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular apartment in a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't recommend this apartment any more if I tried. Charles and Mary have thought of everything. From greeting us on arrival through to decanted whisky in the drawing room and smoked salmon in the fridge. Additionally, every item in the beautifully presented (and spacious!) rooms is top quality and spotless - including brilliant bedding and superb showers. We were there for our daughter's graduation and Sandmill was the cherry on the top of our stay in St Andrews; we didn't want to leave!

Thank you Mary and Charles!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable, inviting

  • 5 of 5

We have rented homes and apartments all over Europe, and this stands out as one of the best. What sets it apart is the attention to detail, and the feeling of being "at home." The owners are charming and welcoming and have thought of absolutely everything--plenty of fluffy towels (and washcloths), robes, toiletries in case you have forgotten or run out, a fridge full of breakfast items, tea, coffee, biscuits, crisps--even a decanter of single malt whiskey. The rooms are larger and more gracious than they appear in the photos. The floors are connected by wide, graceful staircases.

We were in town for a wedding and had many friends in town as well. The location was simply the best--right off The Scores, and easy walking to everything, including the houses rented by friends. You can sit in the window looking out to sea with your morning coffee each day, enjoying one of the books supplied in the house. It is a relaxing and marvelous place to spend a few days in St. Andrews.

The owners welcomed us, showed us absolutely everything, advised us on the best coffee shop in St. Andrews and told us exactly where to go to get my husband's suit pressed.

One more thing. This house has a washer AND dryer, which is very rare indeed. We loved this property and would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wakefield, RI, USA

Great Place to Stay Can't go Wrong

  • 5 of 5

A great apartment for a stay in St. Andrews . Well appointed with everything you need for a comfortable stay. From the utensils in the kitchen needed to cook a meal, to the hotel style bathrobes, and crisp sheets in the bedroom or the shortbreads left for your enjoyment. Easy walk to Old Course carrying a golf bag with the beach at the end of the street. All the shops and restaurants are within a 2 to 10 minute walk.

I paid for the deposit using Western Union online which was less expensive then wiring money. The owners were very nice and accommodating will waiting for us to drive in from our round at Kingsbarn.

I would definitely stay here again and will recommend it to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't say enough good things...

  • 5 of 5

Wow! From the first moment we arrived we felt right at home here. What a warm welcome! From the thoughtful welcome package containing everything you would need for snacks and then breakfast the next day (and a decanter full of delicious whisky), to the amazingly comfortable beds with crisp linens, and the sumptuous, sweet-smelling, fluffy towels and fabulous showers in the bathrooms. This property was so conveniently located - a couple of minutes walk to the Old Course or into town.

We were staying here for our son's graduation from the University and the price of this property was an amazingly good deal compared to the local hotels during graduation week. The house easily sleeps six, with plenty of room for everyone.

We would highly recommend staying here for a golfing holiday or just a relaxing vacation taking in the ambiance of this charming little town.

The owners were lovely people to deal with and made us feel very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Edinburgh and Dundee(15)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Russell
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
The Old Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Russell
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
West Sands
Car: not necessary

Situated in a historic, seaside , university town this property offers an amazing place to stay for golfers, visiting academics, historians or tourists alike. It is a mere three minutes walk from the first tee of The Old Course and also within easy walking distance to the town centre, the beaches, cathedral and castle. St.Andrews is a short taxi/bus ride from Leuchars mainline railway station, with a direct link to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London. International airports at Edinburgh and Aberdeen are convenient , also there is a local airport at Dundee. There is a motorway/dual carriageway access to good main roads into St.Andrews.

Golf: We are three minutes walk from The Old Course, St.Andrews. The home of golf. There are 25 golf courses within a radius of 25 minutes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint Andrews, Fife & St Andrews


  • To confirm your booking a 30% non refundable deposit is required.
    Our insurance company requires us to ask you for a refundable damage deposit of £250 which is payable with your final payment and which we hope to return to you within a week of your departure.
    Christmas, Easter and golf events may alter the letting price.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Andrews in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There are two luxury bathrooms with traditional wash hand basins and toilets, also featuring a jacuzzi spa bath and separate power shower in the family sized bathroom and a Pharos Aquafun steam room and shower in the upper bathroom. Both showers offer rain dance drench heads as well as wall mounted adjustable power hand showers and body jet sprays.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , zip and link
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , zip and link
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , zip and link
  • Three traditionally luxury bedrooms with all possible extras included in each room for your comfort (Corby press, tv,digital radio, hairdrier, fluffy bathrobes and towels for everyone.) The zip and link king sized beds, which have pocket sprung mattresses, were made specially for us and can be turned into two single beds in each bedroom. There is a cot available extra on request.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The property is on the first and second floors and is an end terrace house in a row of Victorian houses and is therefore unsuitable for wheelchairs or the infirm. The sun filled kitchen has a 5 ringed Range master stove and in addition there is antique Welsh dresser and French farm dining table with matching chairs. We offer a personal welcome to the property as well as a welcome pack in the kitchen There is also a detailed brochure with recommendations for local cafes, restaurants and other activities. Details for emergency services and medical help are included.

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