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Top rated property - close to the West Port, short walk to The Old Course

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Saint Andrews - Ground floor central property

Superior pied à terre, with easy access to golf courses, shops and bars

This stunning flat provides a calm and comfortable oasis near to the town's West Port. 23 Argyle Street is a ground floor south facing flat sleeping up to 3 people in its sumptuous bedroom with king size bed and additional large sofa bed in the sitting room. It is centrally located, only one minute’s walk from St. Andrew’s West Port. On arriving at the West Port you will instantly be amongst the bustle of the shops, bars and cafes of this lively university town. The flat is about 5-10 minutes walk from the first hole of The Old Course and because of its central location all parts of town are easily accessible on foot. A minute or two in the opposite direction of the West Port you will find the Lade Braes which offers leafy walks beside the Kinness Burn. The flat has the original front door to the whole building and is all on one level with high ceilings. The property has one large bedroom at the back of the property and a sunny south facing sitting room/dining area with bay window street side. The beautiful round dining table can seat up to 4 and we have one large sofa in the bay window and another medium size sofa alongside. The TV is 43 inch and is the latest Sony Android with Youview. The flat also has broadband. The bathroom contains a large walk in shower with a low profile tray. An occasional bed for a child or a guest can be made up in the sitting room, the large sofa converts to a robust double sofa bed (bedding supplied).

Local activities in and around St Andrews, Central Scotland: St. Andrews has a wealth of historic monuments to visit. Wander around the University quadrangles and museum and really feel the sense of history that envelops you. St. Andrews has built its name on golf and the town and surrounding area will not disappoint.

Parking - it should be noted that parking is available in the Argyle Street car parks very close to the property - £3.60 per day or you can park nearer the tennis courts for free. The parking area you see through the bedroom window is strictly a private car park for residents of the nearby Argyle Court.

Once outwith St. Andrews head off to Crail via Kingsbarns and the scenery will enchant you. Visit Kingsbarns golf course, as a player or a walker you will find the surroundings breathtaking. Move on to the fishing villages of Crail, Anstruther, Pitenweem and discover the harbours, pottery and art exhibitions in these seaside towns. Carry on down the coast to Elie with its award winning sandy beaches and take time to draw breath in The Ship Inn down at the harbour.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Mrs Suki Stobbs
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 November, 2016
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About Mrs Suki Stobbs

Having been a student here at St. Andrews it is good to continue my links with the town. I was born and brought up in Scotland and property is my business and holiday lets are part of that business.

Mrs Suki Stobbs purchased this apartment in 1960

Why Mrs Suki Stobbs chose Fife & St Andrews

This property has been in my husband's family for many many decades and it has had many different guises. They first used it along with the adjacent properties as offices for their soft drinks bottling business - Wilsons - whose premises used to be out the back of the bedroom window across a courtyard. Then it was a long term rental for many a year before students and young professionals all took up residence. I decided in 2015 to completely refurbish the interior space and make it into what I would term an 'upmarket' holiday let as I feel there is a gap in the market for this type of 1 bedroom top hotel quality feel but with the added bonus of space and independence with town centre accessibility. It never ceases to amaze me what a draw St. Andrews is to visitors - and I hope in providing this type of accommodation I can enhance the visitors' experience.

What makes this apartment unique

I think it is great to be so close to the town centre so that you can walk everywhere. Although the flat sleeps 2 there are 4 dining chairs and ample seating and glasses to have friends drop in for a drink or a meal. I have recently bought a Nespresso coffee machine for the kitchen and now I am hooked!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Top rated property - close to the West Port, short walk to The Old Course
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Chapel Hill
5

Wonderful Stay in Saint Andrews

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect one bedroom flat in Saint Andrews. We stayed for four nights and we were visiting our son who is studying at Saint Andrews University. The location was absolutely perfect -- a few blocks from everything -- heart of town, the Old Course, and the University. The pictures represent the apartment perfectly. I would consider this a luxurious one bedroom with great living space. We cooked breakfast each morning in the apartment and enjoyed Saint Andrews restaurants at night. Our son was able to spend a great deal of time with us hanging out and studying in the apartment. Suki was wonderful. She responded to questions immediately and allowed us to have a late check-out before boarding our train out of town. I would highly recommend this place for Saint Andrews as it was perfect for us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy this worked well for you. It's a lot easier to have family time in your own space rather than a hotel room, and I am getting more and more University parents booking in. Am delighted to be flexible with arrival/entry times where possible as a lot of North American guests fly in in the morning.
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5

Exactly as described ... and more!

  • 5 of 5

The description of this beautiful flat is dead-on. If I were to have a complaint, it would be that the pictures don't do it justice. Beautifully decorated - sophisticated, yet oh-so comfortable. And a very nice surprise attribute is that each room has a private door (even the kitchen) that connects to the main hallway of the apartment - so someone can be watching TV in the living room or be on the phone in the kitchen and not disturb anyone else who may decide to take an afternoon nap (me). Great location. Gracious host. Look no further for the perfect place to stay in St. Andrews.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - not a lot I can say apart from hopefully see you again in St. Andrews. We are delighted with the refurbishment of this flat and the huge input from our interior designer who now has another commission from us here in St. Andrews.
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5

Great rental!

  • 5 of 5

Property was just as described. Good location. Walking distance to all attractions and close to restaurants. I would definitely stay in this rental again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am constantly delighted that visitor expectations are met and that many guests come back.
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Naples/Brainerd, Mn
5

We had an excellent stay. Great location, quality residence, and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Suki is a great communicator and a great host. We could walk to the first tee of The Old Course as well as all the shops. This is an ideal location for a couple who wants to stay in a well appointed apartment in St Andrews. I would come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, location and comfort comments feature heavily in my guest book in the flat - delighted it worked well for you.
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5

Wonderful Flat and Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't say anything bad about this place. The location is fantastic and very central for walking to everything in the town. The flat has everything you could possibly need for your stay. The welcoming snacks were much appreciated. Parking is £3.60 a day but we didn't mind that at all. There was one time we came home around 1pm and the parking lot was full but it was the warmest day of the year so the town was crazy. We went away for a couple hours and came back to find it almost empty. I've already recommended this place to family member. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review - so glad your stay was a success and you experienced a day of Scottish summer! Some guests are lucky with finding a space for free parking opposite the flat but more often than not the Argyle Street paying car park is the best place - I think the rate has just gone up 20p. There is free parking down near the University buildings below the tennis club with a 5 minute walk to the flat - if spaces are available, but it is more convenient in the car park. Traffic wardens do regularly patrol the car park so make sure the right fee is paid.
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5

Perfect rental

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic apartment. Perfect location and perfect accommodations. From the treats that were left for us, the high end soaps and the nespresso maker it doesn't get better than this. St. Andrews is a magical place and all the more magical when you stay at this perfect apartment. Thank you so much for making us feel at home we could have stayed for another week!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic appraisal and glad to know that we are getting things right. Delighted that the property and your whole trip to the town was such a success.
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Location

Nearest Golf
1 Miles
St. Andrews
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Leuchars
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
St. Andrews
Car: not necessary

St. Andrews has a wealth of historic monuments to visit. Wander around the University quadrangles and museum and really feel the sense of history that envelops you. St. Andrews has built its name on golf and the town and surrounding area will not disappoint.

Once outwith St. Andrews head off to Crail via Kingsbarns and the scenery will enchant you. Visit Kingsbarns golf course, as a player or a walker you will find the surroundings breathtaking. Move on to the fishing villages of Crail, Anstruther, Pitenweem and discover the harbours, pottery and art exhibitions in these seaside towns. Carry on down the coast to Elie with its award winning sandy beaches and take time to draw breath in The Ship Inn down at the harbour.

Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2016
4 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£630
 
 
Festive season
17 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£900
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£630
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£110
£750
 
 
Easter Hols
31 Mar 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£800
 
 
High Season
28 Apr 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£900
 
 
Autumn
10 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£800
 
 
Winter
3 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover day is flexible. The property needs to be vacated by 10.00 am and can be accessed again at 4.00 pm. Rental charge includes linen, towels, wi-fi and end of stay cleaning.
Short breaks and last minute deals are available - contact owner for a quote, minimum stay is 2 nights.
This property is normally available for rent all year round.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Andrews in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large walk in shower with low profile tray. Underfloor heating and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • KIng size bed, bedroom located at the back of the building. Large robust, good quality sofa bed in the sitting room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Occasional bed for a child or a guest can be made up in the sitting room. Travel cot and high chair can be put in if necessary (bring own cot bedding)

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