A luxury property with 4 large bedrooms to sleep 3 couples and 2 singles (or a 4th couple) in 4 bedrooms each with en-suite shower and bathrooms, on the top 2 floors of an historic listed building in the heart of St Andrews, a few minutes walk from anywhere important or interesting, including golf, the university, shops and restaurants.
The appointments are superb, and there are 2 public rooms as well as a large drying room.
Modern history reveals that two five-times winners of the Open Championship have owned houses in Howard Place: Tom Watson and Peter Thomson. More recently, Prince William and Kate Middleton lived across the road in Hope Street while they were students at St Andrews University.
The views from the top floors of this historic building extend to the playing fields beside the road entering St Andrews, across Kinburn Park and Castle to Hope Park Church on the south-western side, and a view of Hope Park to the east.
Centrally located in the Royal Borough of St Andrews, the 'Home of Golf', our luxury self-catering holiday apartment provides superb accommodation for golfers, parents of students, and anyone else wishing to explore St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland.
The ruins of St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Castle, formerly the Bishops' palace, with its famous bottle dungeon and mine and counter-mine, must be explored, plus the 600-year-old university offers many magnificent buildings. The harbour area and cliff-top walk provides wonderful views of the coast, cathedral, castle and pier, built with stones taken from the cathedral post Reformation.
Besides the town itself, there's lots to see and do in the surrounding area.
The East Neuk of Fife offers a fascinating variety of charming fishing villages, where you will find picturesque harbours, piers and colourful sea-front houses.There's miles of beaches and walking trails to explore and enjoy.
Other Fife visitor attractions include Scotlands Secret Bunker, Ceres Folk Museum, Deep Sea World, and many stately homes, castles and gardens of historical and botanical importance, such as Falkland Palace, not to mention dozens of golf courses in the immediate vicinity of St Andrews, and many other world-class golf courses within an hours drive.
Dundee, Edinburgh, Perth and Stirling are all within easy reach by car or train.
Saint Andrews is rich in history, with religion, education and golf forming the core of its fame.
In medieval times, St Andrews was one of the pre-eminent pilgrim centres in Europe. Its cathedral and bishops' palace, known today as St Andrews Castle, testify to the special place it held in Scotland as the base of the established Catholic church prior to the Reformation.
St Andrews University, founded in 1413, is the third oldest university in the English-speaking world and the oldest in Scotland. It will celebrate its 600th aniversary in 2013.
St Andrews is known as the 'Home of Golf'. Golf has been played on the links here for around 600 years. The game was so popular that King James II issued a decree in 1457 banning the playing of golf in the town because it was distracting the young men of the town from their archery practice. Today, the golf links are managed by the Links Trust, who operate seven golf courses within or nearby the town. The Open Championship was last played on The Old Course in 2010 and is hosted in St Andrews usually every five years.
Howard Place, part of the Hope Park development close to the town centre, is a Historic Scotland listed property built in the 1860s. Its history begins with the father of Prime Minister W E Gladstone, Sir John Gladstone, whose heirs transferred the development to James Robert Hope, who gave his name to Hope Street. Also, His wife was a granddaughter of Sir Walter Scott, whose country seat was Abbotsford, hence Abbotsford Crescent. Howard Place forms the third side of the triangle around Hope Park. After losing his first wife in childbirth, James Hope's second wife, Lady Victoria Alexandrina Fitzalan-Howard, probably gave her name to Howard Place. However, we know that Hope-Scott, as he was known by then, sold the Highland Estate of Dorlin to Lord Howard, so we cannot be entirely certain of the street's etymology....Read more
Howard Place 12, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland Saint Andrews, Fife & Saint Andrews, Scotland
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The location is prime. In the exclusive listed-building area of Howard Place, Hope Park and Abbotsford Crescent, built in the 1860's, you can walk in less than 5 minutes to the Old Course, R&A;, University, shops and restaurants.
Driving in it is easy to find, and street parking is available, usually very close to the building.
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Last updated on December 11, 2014
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