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Patio. (approx 40sq meters unseen, but shown on photo # 9.)

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

For even more details and photo's click on the link to our website below. (homeinstandrews)

Cleaning service available upon request.

See vacation rentals / letting details below.

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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.


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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

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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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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Unique collection of DVD's on all Major Championships of the last 30 years....moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Not beach front as such but only 200 yards from the West sands beach running alongside the St Andrews Links golf courses....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available:

    Notebook with permanent wifi internet connection...moreless

  • Dialup Access:

    Portable Notebook available with direct internet access when opened. No passwords, no pin codes!...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully renovated and easy to use...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Double doors of the conservatory open up to a tastfully landscaped patio with outdoor seating for 6....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Oct 16 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,080
Mid season 2017
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,207
High season 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,652
Mid season 2017
Oct 1 - Oct 14, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,207
Low season 2017/18
Oct 15 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay

$1,080
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

$1,207

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Fees are all inclusive. No other costs

Via Paypal preferably. (no Paypal account required)

25% deposit at time of booking, non-refundable.

Balance 6 weeks prior to arrival, non refundable.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Saint Andrews, Saint Andrews, Fife, UK:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unique location. Closest free-standing house to the Old Course. Own patio.


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Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Patio. (approx 40sq meters unseen, but shown on photo # 9.)

    Patio. (approx 40sq meters unseen, but shown on photo # 9.)

  • House interior / Kitchen

    House interior / Kitchen

  • Conservatory - evening shot

    Conservatory - evening shot

  • One of two upstairs double bedrooms (twin configuration)

    One of two upstairs double bedrooms (twin configuration)

  • Corner of the Garden Patio

    Corner of the Garden Patio

  • The Vintage living room

    The Vintage living room

  • Conservatory - Day shot

    Conservatory - Day shot

  • Ground Floor Bedroom, Double bed or Twin configuration.

    Ground Floor Bedroom, Double bed or Twin configuration.

  • The Vintage patio in September 2009

    The Vintage patio in September 2009

  • Gillespie Wynd - leading from the seafront to The Vintage

    Gillespie Wynd - leading from the seafront to The Vintage

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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