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Beautiful, 2 bedroom flat in the very heart of historic St Andrews

Bedrooms 2
Space 667 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

First floor flat; 2 double bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and bathroom

Built in 1820 this first floor flat originally formed part of the regional bank manager's apartments (and remains above the Clydesdale bank to this day). Fully and tastefully modernised in recent years, it retains several original features. Its location - on South Street and immediately opposite the historic Holy Trinity Church - places you right at the heart of the beautiful and historic town of St Andrews. Two beaches, the harbour, cathedral and castle, Scotland's oldest university (over 600 years old) and the world famous home of golf, the Old Course, are all minutes walk away and you will find an array of interesting shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs almost on your doorstep. At the back of the property, you can enjoy a lovely, secluded garden. This is a perfect base for golfers or for exploring Fife, its fishing villages, Edinburgh, Dundee, Falkland Palace, Glamis Castle or the beautiful Angus Glens. You will have a wonderful holiday here.

Mark and Vivienne Batho
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
2 June, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 667 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can convert to 2 single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed
  • In bedroom 1, at the front of the property, you can either have 2 single beds, or they can be zipped together to form a large (and comfortable!) double bed. Just ask the owners, when you book, which you would prefer. There is a double bed in bedroom 2 (at the back of the property) and the sofa bed in the living room can provide an additional double bed if required.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a lovely, secluded, south-facing garden at the back of the property. Garden chairs, a table and a barbecue are available for the use of visitors. The property is on the first floor (up one flight of stairs). It may not therefore be suitable if you are elderly or infirm.


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful, 2 bedroom flat in the very heart of historic St Andrews
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

The location is great but it is a bit small for four people, luggage and golf clubs. Very enjoyable overall.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The flat is in a perfect location and has everything you need. Mark Batho is very accommodating to one's needs. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eileen Many thanks for your kind review. We really appreciate it. I'm sorry we didn't meet personally, but maybe another time if you come back to stay! Kind regards Mark
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Perfect size for us,perfect location for everything.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying here and as always it was great.Well appointed and a great sun catch.We will be back,again and again..

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could not have been a better location!

  • 5 of 5

This flat was wonderful. It was immaculate, comfortable, and right in the heart of town. The owners left a notebook with manuals for each appliance. It helped a lot! They also responded to emails quickly when I had a question once we arrived. I recommend this location and wish I could have stayed longer. Stay here and treat yourself to the wonderful world of Scotland.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

This flat is in a perfect location for visiting St. Andrews. There are loads of restaurants and shops just steps away. The flat has high ceilings and feels very spacious with two large windows overlooking South Street. The bedrooms are a good size with adequate closet space. The kitchen has all the amenities you need, including a washing machine. There is a charming garden hidden away in back where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful flowers. The owner is so kind and accommodating and will answer any questions you might have about the flat or the area. We would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location & ideal base for exploring Fife.

  • 4 of 5

The owners were keen to make us feel welcome and provided us with good information. We had a lovely stay and the highlights have to be the central location and charming 'secret garden'. Ideal sized flat for my family of 3. We enjoyed staying in central St Andrews with easy access to golf, shops and beach. The flat also offers the use of a delightful garden, wonderful to read in on a sunny day. The owners had kindly supplied some welcome extras to make us feel welcome: wine, coffee and toiletries.

Although not a luxury spec apartment, it has good sized neutral rooms with lovely large windows. We had the 2 rooms made up as double bedrooms and these were of an adequate size for our stay. The bathroom is a little tired and lacks storage, but functional. The flat benefits from a washing machine and reasonable selection of kitchen equipment. I did miss my tumble dryer and dish washer, but for a weeks break it was fine. It does have a flight of stairs up to the flat and this was fine for us, but may be an issue for carrying heavy golf bags up and down if less agile.

To enable visitors to keep the flat clean it would be helpful to have a more powerful Hoover?

Overall a good flat, and we would certainly recommend as it is a super base for golfing, exploring St Andrews and Fife. We certainly hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
St Andrews Old Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Leuchars Junction
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
St Andrews
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Historical Sites, Aquarium


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

For 2014, we will only be able to accept bookings arriving on a Saturday or Sunday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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