Rufflets Country House Hotel (FIFE/ST ANDREWS)

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Hotel Info

Strathkinness Low Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TX, Scotland
Tel: 01144 (0) 1334 472 594   Fax: 01144 (0) 1334 478 703
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Rufflets Country House is set in 10 acres of award-winning terraced gardens. The hotel has been owned and managed by three generations of the same family since 1952. Many of the rooms look over the manicured lawns and the walled vegetable garden, which produces much of the fresh produce for the restaurant. The restaurant has undergone a major refurbishment with a lighter and brighter look. Some of the tables are in bay windows with gorgeous views onto the gardens. Golf is a serious business in St Andrews, and Rufflets has a special golf concierge who can book tee times at all the local golf courses, including St. Andrews (with a good deal of prior warning), Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, the Castle Course and others. Clubs can be obtained for those who do not want to travel with them. For those who do not wish to play golf, Edinburgh is just an hour and 15 minutes’ drive. Glamis Castle, the home of the late Queen Mother, is close-by. St Andrews University, where William and Kate first met, is less than a mile down the road, and you are precisely three-minutes’drive from the first tee of the St. Andrews Golf Course.

Rufflets Hotel was awarded Scottish Hotel of the Year at the 2015 AA Awards.

Special Promotions



Have you ever wanted to play a round of golf

on the worlds most famous and iconic golf course?

Make that Dream a Reality!

In partnership with St Andrews Links, Rufflets Country House

Hotel has a small number of highly coveted, guaranteed

Old Course tee times in May, August and September of 2018.

These are sold in conjunction with a round on the Castle Course.

This promotion requires a 5-night stay for 4 golfers.

To find out more about this Exclusive Golf Deal, please contract their reservations team at or call 011 44 (0) 1334 472 594.  This promotion is subject to availability and change without notice.  Terms and conditions do apply.


General Information & Rates

2018 Rates
Single Room
from £175 to £220
Standard Double
from £221 to £310
Classic Twin/King
from £260 to £365
from £290 to £400
Turret Room
from £320 to £430
from £350 to £460
Family Suites (2 adults & 2 children)
from £300 to £405
The above 2018 rates are based on based on best available rates (BAR), with 2 people sharing and are inclusive of breakfast, tax, in-room coffee, tea and mineral waters. Child’s rollaway: £20 per night. Cancellation Policy: 72 hours. The above rates are subject to availability and change without notice.

23 Rooms
 Connecting Rooms – No
   3 People Sharing – Yes
   4 People Sharing -  Yes, in the Family Suites
Free WiFi
Molten Brown Toiletries
Mini-Bar in the Suites and Turret Rooms
Flat-Screen Digital TV and Telephone

AA 4 Red Star Hotel
VS 4 Gold Star Hotel
2-Rosette Restaurant

Stephen Owen

Leuchars Station — 5 mi (transfer approx. £10)

International:  Edinburgh Airport — 45 mi (transfer approx. £120)
Regional:  Dundee Airport — 15 mi (transfer approx. £30)



ST ANDREWS CASTLE:  The castle is now a picturesque ruin located on the coast in the town of St Andrews, and overlooking the Castle Sands and the Old Course.  There has been a castle standing here since 1189.  Over its long history it has been used as a royal palace and as a prison.

ST ANDREWS UNIVERSITY:  The university is the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland, and the third oldest in the English-speaking world (after Oxford and Cambridge).  It was founded in 1410 by a group of Augustinian clergy. Over 30% of the student intake comes from over 100 countries, including 15% from North America.  At first a liberal arts university, it became more diverse after merging with the University of Dundee.  Today, it is perhaps best known for its 2 famous graduates, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

GLAMIS CASTLE:  The castle has been the home of the Lyon family since the 14th century, though the current structure dates mainly from the 17th century.  Glamis Castle was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, wife of King George VI.  Their second daughter, Princess Margaret, was born here.

KELLIE CASTLE AND GARDENS:  The oldest part of the castle dates from 1360 and is said to be haunted!  The castle is a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture.  There are magnificent plaster ceilings, painted paneling and furniture.  The castle passed into the hands of the painter Hew Lorimer and his wife Mary, who still live in the castle.

FALKLAND PALACE:  Along with Stirling Castle, Falkland is one of the truly Renaissance palaces of Scotland.  James V of Scotland lived in the palace and renovated the castle and redesigned the gardens.  He died here in December 1542 after hearing that his wife had given birth to a daughter Mary Queen of Scots.  In the 1950s the palace became part of the National Trust for Scotland.

FIFE VILLAGES:  The south coast of Fife is famous for its attractive fishing villages, such as Anstruther, Crail, Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie.   These villages are worth a visit for their charm and excellent fish restaurants.

GOLF:  St Andrews is the home of golf, and there are more golf courses in the County of Fife than anywhere else in Scotland.  Rufflets Hotel's golf concierge can set guests up with tee times at the golf courses in the area.  

Commuting Distances

Edinburgh — 1.5 hrs
Glasgow — 2.5 hrs
Inverness — 3.5 hrs
Killiecrankie — 1.5 hrs
Culloden House — 4 hrs