St Andrews Holiday Cottages
St Andrews self catering properties from the following rental companies, including cottages, apartments, town houses and lodges. They can be found in St Andrews itself and throughout the Fife region. Visit the sites for details of availability and the latest special offers.
Cottages 4 You
- More than 140 St Andrews holiday cottages
and self catering properties including holiday houses, converted granaries and traditional cottages. Most are graded with at least 4 stars and discounts are available in certain cases. Rates start at £300.
Holiday Rentals -
Around 30 St Andrews cottages
and other forms of self catering accommodation. Their range includes Grade B listed cottages, townhouses and apartments, many of which are located in the centre of St Andrews.
- 20 St Andrews cottage properties from around £250 for week-long stays. They too offer a varied selection of apartments, traditional cottages and luxury holiday homes. Many are situated close to local beaches and golf courses, including the famous St Andrews old course.
Independent Cottages -
A small collection of cottages in St Andrews and the Fife region. All are graded with at least four stars and are available from £325 for seven day breaks during low season. Pets are also permitted for selected cottage properties.
St Andrews holiday cottages are located in the Kingdom of Fife, a peninsula that runs between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay. Famed for it golf and delightful University Town, St Andrews is the perfect setting for holiday cottage rental.
Set on the summer resort of St Andrews Bay
, the town is steeped in history and culture.
Its Cathedral dates back to the 12 century while the adjacent St Regulus Church
and its tower offers a fine view of the city below. The University of St Andrews founded in 1410 is the oldest in Scotland and is one of the most respected in Europe.
St Andrews is of course synonymous with golf
and the famous old course plays host to the most prestigious and respected golfing tournaments in the world. It is also the oldest golf course in the world and dates back to the 15th century. It is not a private club and anybody can play on its famous holes for a fee.
town affords some great opportunities for looking around and is very accessible. It offers a unique and vibrant atmosphere and is one of the most popular short-break destinations in Scotland. For more information about popular St Andrews visitor attractions including admission prices and entry times, see the guide that follows.
St Andrews visitor attractions
Cottages holiday makers will find that the University town of St Andrews has a great deal to offer, with a rich historic background, interesting local attractions, a wide choice of restaurants and pubs as well as a lively entertainment scene.
Considered by many to be the home of golf which has been played here for over 600 years, St Andrews
is arguably the most famous golf club in the world and is a mecca for enthusiasts in all corners of the globe. There are two exceptional beaches and the award-winning West Sands
is one of the finest in Britain.
At East Sands there is a state-of-the-art leisure centre and the town also has a popular sailing club. Tennis, bowling and putting can be enjoyed at Kinburn Park
and just outside the town is Craigtoun Country Park. Close by are the fishing villages of the East Neuk and there are guided walking tours available, including a ghost-led night time tour.
Food and drink
There really is a vast choice of restaurants, cafés and pubs at St Andrews, ranging from upmarket establishments to eateries popular with St Andrews students. The Byre Theatre café bar and restaurant offers reasonably priced lunches and dinners as well as an all-day menu. The Doll’s House Restaurant
in Church Square
is an informal brasserie which serves local produce and contemporary and traditional Scottish and French cuisine.
In Greyfriar’s Gardens the Coffee House and Tea Room also sell over a hundred types of coffee and two hundred types of tea and also a vast range of collectible coffee and teapots. You can also sample Thai cuisine at Nahm Jim
and pizza from One-o-one Connection.
History and Culture
St Andrews took its name from the Apostle whose relics were thought to have been brought here by St Rule. The town was at the centre of religious life in medieval times. The University
was founded in 1410, is the oldest university in Scotland and the oldest in Britain. 13th century St Andrews Castle
is now in ruins but visitors can explore the infamous dungeon and the mines dug beneath in 1546.
St Andrew’s Cathedral is built on the site of the Church of St Rule and dates back to 1160. It was a place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages. Both the castle and the cathedral can be viewed by purchasing a joint ticket. Open April-September daily 9.30-6.30. St Andrews Museum
in Kinburn park charts the history of the town from earliest times and is open to the public daily, all year. Admission is free.