The Vintage, St. Andrews, Scotland. Looking to rent a vacation house in St. Andrews, the Home of Golf? Then check into The Vintage… A beautiful home just an easy 2- iron away from the 1st tee of the Old Course. This is 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. St. Andrews, Scotland is 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 colleges 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. Want to play the Old Course? There is a handicap requirement of 24 for men and 36 for ladies. Please bring a valid certificate or card. The Old Course is closed Sundays. (www. homeinstandrews.com)