Castle Side, 12 South Castle St, St Andrews, KY16 9PL

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Pets Allowed:No

Smoking Allowed:No




  • minutes from the beach
  • walking distance to shops, bars and restaurants
  • golf nearby
  • water sports, tennis and horse riding available
  • gorgeous coastal walks

Sleeps 4 - A first floor apartment in the historic heart of St Andrews. This lovely apartment is in a perfect central location from which to explore the ancient history of St Andrews, the lovely beaches, boutique shops and golf courses and of course the coastal path. There is a stair to the first floor apartment. The accommodation includes 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room and breakfasting kitchen with patio doors which lead out to stairs and a pretty courtyard, a lovely suntrap with garden furniture. Castle Sands beach, the castle and cathedral ruins and Janettas ice cream shop are just around the corner.

There are about 30 golf courses within 15 miles of South Castle Street. The restaurants in St Andrews are numerous and of an excellent quality, as is the local shopping. There are music and art festivals held locally during the year.
Today's St Andrews is famous throughout the world as the home of golf. As originally played it had origins in a continental game a little like croquet. It was clearly well established here by 1457, for in that year King James II banned golf because it diverted too much time away from the much more useful pastime of archery practice. The ban seems to have been largely ignored.
St Andrews holds a special place in Scotland's history. It takes its name from the Apostle whose relics, legend tells us, were brought to this place in antiquity by St Rule. Scotland later adopted St Andrew as her patron saint and took his saltire cross for her flag. Before the Reformation, the town was the centre of religious life in medieval Scotland, with the bishops wielding great influence over both church and state. St Andrews is also famous as a place of learning. The university, founded in 1410-11, is the third oldest in Britain.
For many visitors, though, it's a game that draws them here, for St Andrews is the home of golf, the sport having been played here for some 600 years. The Old Course is arguably the most famous golf course in the world, and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club is still the ruling body for the rules of golf. Fittingly, the Old Course hosted the Open during the millennium year and did so again in 2005, 2010 and 2015. The next staging of the Open in St Andrews is set for 2021, be sure to book your accommodation early.
There are 7 fabulous golf courses within the town and many Championship Links courses in neighbouring villages.
St Andrews is a town meant for exploring. The medieval layout of the town centre remains intact, with the main shopping areas concentrated in Market Street and South Street, with Bell Street and Church Street connecting the two principal streets. Take time to explore – on foot – and take pleasure at the surprises and delights you will find.
There are some ancient historic buildings to explore, several museums, as well as the stunning beaches with all they have to offer.
St Andrews has some of the most beautiful villages in Scotland adjacent to it - Crail, Anstruther, Pittenween, St Monans, Elie & Earlsferry. All have unique and beautiful harbours with outstanding views across the Firth of Forth not to mention a wealth of special restaurants and other attractions.
The Fife coastal path is a must for nature lovers and walkers alike.
Edinburgh is 90 minutes drive, Perth is 45 minutes away and Dundee is just 30 minutes away.
St Andrews is easily accessible by road from Edinburgh (about 60 minutes) Dundee (about 35 minutes) and Perth (about 50 minutes).
Leuchars train station is 4 miles outside of town and links all the main cities to St Andrews.
The airports of Dundee and Edinburgh are the nearest.

Castle Side is a well appointed first floor flat in the historic heart of St Andrews. The apartment is set in a lovely cobbled street off North Street.

Entrance: The door opens into a small vestibule with space for shoes and coats. The stair leads to the first floor landing. To the right and left are the bedrooms. The bathroom is adjacent to the rear and the sitting room and kitchen are at the far end.
Bedroom 1: This room has a lovely comfortable double bed with views to the street. There is ample bedroom furniture for all your belongings. Linen and towels are included per person.
Bedroom 2: This room has a small double (there is a sofa bed in the lounge if this isn't big enough for 2). Wardrobe, desk and chest of drawers.
Bathroom: This large bathroom has a walk-in shower with drenching showerhead. There is also a wc and whb. The bathroom is beautifully tiled and new.
Sitting Room: A large room with views to the front. There are 2 sofas plus easy chairs and occasional tables and a coffee table. SKY TV and a DVD player with flatscreen TV. The breakfasting kitchen is off the sitting room.
Breakfast room/kitchen: A newly fitted out kitchen with all appliances. There is a dining table and 4 chairs. Amply equipped for 4. The patio door leads to an external stair down to a secluded sunny courtyard with seating for 4. An ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon reading after a busy morning exploring the sights of St Andrews.
Parking: There is no parking directly outside the property although offloading is permitted. There is unpaid parking a little further down North street. Just look out for the signs.

Other details:
Washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
No pets
Linen and towels included
No smoking

Please be aware that the annual Lamas Street Market will be in operation in St Andrews from the 6th August 2018 until 11th August 2018 which can affect the house. It runs from Friday to Tuesday evening in the neighbouring streets of Market Street and South Street. These streets will be very busy and noise can travel from the market to the house. On street car parking will be limited at this time.

Prices are in GBP.

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