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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)

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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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner 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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Saint Andrews House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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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Accommodation in St Andrews - 200 Yards from the Old Course
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Perfect place for golfing at St Andrews

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well equipped house only a short walk to the first tee at the Old Course. Walk everywhere in St Andrews from this most convenient location. Clean, spacious.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dan, thanks for your excellent review. Glad you enjoyed The Vintage 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.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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Amazing house right at the home of golf, St.Andrews.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for our trip to St.Andrews. Literally the best location in town, right behind the 18th green of the old course. Close walking distance to all sights and restaurants in town. Fantastic kitchen and dinning area. I would definitely stay again if I return to the area, and I highly recommend to anyone else.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Adam, thanks for your comments! Glad you enjoyed the location and our brand-new kitchen! Christian
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Clean, great location and as described

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees are all inclusive. No other costs

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.