Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This centrally located holiday apartment is set within an elegant Georgian townhouse, less than 5 minutes walk from the first tee of the World famous Old Course.
Sleeping a maximum of 6 guests, this 2nd floor double upper apartment is a great home with views over the town of St Andrews.
Situated in the centre of St Andrews, everything is within easy walking distance. Less than five minutes to the Old Course, and the other six courses in St Andrews within easy reach. Why stay near St Andrews when you can stay in the heart!
On arriving at Howard Place there is free on-road parking or a public car park just across City Road. There are steps up to the front door and then 2 flights of fairly wide stairs take you to the front door.
On entering the apartment there is a desk and much space for storing clubs and luggage items and hooks for coats etc. The bedrooms are located on this floor and the kitchen / dining room and sitting room are located on the floor above. There are bathrooms on both floors.
On this floor are located 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 family room (with double and single bed), 1 single - and the main bathroom.
Bedroom 1 : A large bedroom with a double and single bed, a wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets.
Bedroom 2 : Double bedroom with a lovely corner window.
Bedroom 3 : Single bedroom with large single bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets.
Bathroom : This is a newly fitted bathroom with wc/ whb, bath with shower over.
Stairs lead to the 1st floor.
Cloakroom : To the right is the cloakroom with wc and whb.
Sitting Room : This is a lovely room which can comfortably seat 6. There is a freeview TV with DVD and a decorative fireplace. The view from the window is to the West of the town. It is fully carpetted and also has a single sofabed for the occasional guest.
Kitchen / dining Room : To the left of the stairs is the kitchen, which is well-equipped and modern. There is a dining table with seating for 5, washing machine / dryer, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer, microwave and a gas hob and oven.
Gardens : Guests of the apartment can enjoy access to the beautiful gardens in the centre of Howard Place. A lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon or for the kids to let off steam.
Please be aware that the ceilings on the upper floor are low and may therefore be unsuitable for tall guests
Travel cot and high chair available on request
All linen and towels provided
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||West Sands, St Andrews 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 75 km, Nearest railway: Leuchars 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
St Andrews coastline has played its own part in the development of the town. From the Eden Estuary, the shore takes in the sweeping curve of St Andrews Bay, sandy beaches and cliffs topped by the Castle before turning sharply at the harbour to face the North Sea, another fine beach and the cliffs at Kinkell Braes. The area attracts a rich variety of birds and sea life. The Fife Coastal Path affords good walking and lots of interest.St Andrews boasts two exceptional beaches. The award-winning West Sands, separated by dunes from the Links, is one of the finest beaches in Britain, and was where the opening sequence of Chariots of Fire was filmed. Superb views can be obtained looking back towards the town. The Eden Estuary Nature Reserve lies at the north end of West Sands and is run by the local Ranger Service. East Sands, running between the harbour and Kinkell Braes, has a modern Leisure Centre with leisure pools, sports facilities, restaurant and bar. A popular footpath runs along the foreshore. The town has an active sailing club and watersports for our visitors.
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.
The Home of Golf ?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 and 2010. The next staging of the Open in St Andrews is set for 2015, be sure to book your accommodation early.
Exploring St Andrews ?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
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31 Aug 2014
"Great location and terrific accommodation!"
The purpose of our trip was to play golf in St Andrews for a week and the apartment could hardly be better located for this purpose. Very close to the centre of town, we could walk to golf, shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs with little need to get into the car.
The accommodation is great and actually larger than we expected. If we were to book again, we would probably do so with another couple and share the cost. With two double rooms and a single, the apartment is easily large enough for at least four people, which we had not appreciated when we booked.
The only negative comments are that parking is a problem, especially if you want to come and go during the course of the day. St Andrews is a busy place and parking is at a premium. It's not always easy to park nearby. That would not stop us booking again though. The other observation is that the entrance lobby and access to the top floors is a bit scruffy and needs a bit of TLC. However, this would not put us off booking again either.
All in all, everything went extremely well and we were very happy with all the booking arrangements and the accommodation.
24 Aug 2014
"Perfect weekend away!"
We booked this apartment for a weekend away, 2 couples where the guys are big golfers. It was ideal. Parking was no problem, and the bus station was directly opposite. The boys got to the Old Course i… More
20 Aug 2014
"Fab apartment, ideally located"
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay with another couple. The apartment is ideally located with everything you need only a few minutes walk from the front door. The apartment itself is fanta… More
30 Apr 2014
"Great location for golf"
Thoroughly enjoyable stay at Howard's Place. Excellent location for walking into town, good base for golf (which was the purpose of our stay). Good value too stayed for 3 nights with a group of friends and would definitely recommend it. Place was clean, bright and homely. Would definitely go back!
29 Apr 2014
"Perfect girls getaway!"
We were travelling to St Andrews for a girls getaway/ mini hen doo and found 19 Howard Place. Debbie arranged our stay, from unlocking the door to locking the door to leave it was perfect. It had three bedrooms, with four beds-honestly the most comfortable beds EVER and a beautiful bathroom, then following the stairs we found a modern and spacious kitchen with everything you needed...champagne flutes! Also a cute lounge area for pre evening. The property was spacious, clean and had a beautiful natural colour scheme.
The location was also perfect- we were a stroll to the Old Course where we had dinner and also 2 minutes from Tesco, Boots (for the forgotten eyelash glue) and bars. We managed to get a car parking space right outside the front door.
I will be definitely arranging another stay very soon!
26 Oct 2013
"Great Little Place"
I stayed here with 3 other family members. There were 3 bedrooms and a living room with a fold out bed. The ceilings are a little short in the upstairs but it was alright. Everything was clean and nic… More
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20 May 2013
"Very homely & ideal location with all the facilities you need"
Stayed here with my wife and two kids in January. We had plenty of room & the flat had a nice homely feel about it. It had everything we needed and is excellent value for money considering its ideal l… More
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