- 4 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Description from the owner
A paragon of luxury awaits in this Scottish, waterfront residence. The Golf Pad offers a contemporary and luxurious accommodation experience for global golfing enthusiasts.
In a striking position on the south bank of the mighty River Tay – a premier and historic salmon river – The Golf Pad is close to iconic St Andrews in the beautiful Kingdom of Fife. The purpose built accommodation is a modern, architectural masterpiece.
The Golf Pad is equidistant from St Andrews and Carnoustie with Gleneagles less than an hour away. A host of other championship courses are on your doorstep, uncovering each and every gem is a true pleasure.
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The Golf Pad waterfront luxury home nr St Andrews
Saint Andrews, Fife & Saint Andrews, Scotland
Additional Location Information
In a striking position on the south bank of the mighty River Tay – a premier
and historic salmon river – The Golf Pad is located in Newport on Tay, close to iconic St Andrews in the beautiful Kingdom of Fife. It is equidistant from St Andrews and Carnoustie with Gleneagles less than an hour away.
Around 10 miles away is the historic university town of St Andrews with its world famous golf courses, stunning sandy beaches and wide variety of bars and restaurants. The enchanting mix of ‘town and gown’ is set against the backdrop of St Andrews Cathedral – for centuries the ecclesiastic home of Scotland. A mediaeval masterpiece, St Andrews is a traveller’s destination in its own right, regardless of the golf courses and university. For time out from golf, mediaeval murder mystery tours are hosted and the architecture dating back to the 12th century – with prehistoric archaeology in evidence – is enough to intrigue most visitors.
Directly across the river from The Golf Pad is Dundee; home to Captain Scott’s famous Antarctic expedition ship RRS ‘Discovery’ which is berthed at the award-winning Discovery Point Visitor Centre. Cultural and culinary appetites can be satisfied at Dundee Rep Theatre and Dundee Contemporary Arts centre along with the McManus, Dundee’s recently refurbished art gallery and museum. Built on a tradition of general seafaring, whaling and then a huge jute industry, Dundee is steeped in history and interest. Nearby Broughty Ferry had the curious distinction in the 1930s as being home to more Rolls Royces per capita than anywhere else in the world!
Looking to the future, V&A; at Dundee will be Scotland’s leading centre for design, housed in a stunning new building at the heart of Dundee’s waterfront (and directly across the river from The Golf Pad). An outpost of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, it will showcase Scottish design talent and provide a venue for the V&A;’s major international touring exhibitions.
Dundee is a city well connected by road and rail, with direct services to Edinburgh and London in the south and Aberdeen and the Highlands in the north. It is easy to take a jet from Dundee’s commuter airport and be in London’s Covent Garden for coffee and croissants, followed by unparalleled shopping!
Travel an hour south from The Golf Pad and you are in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and internationally acclaimed cultural and tourism centre. Its international airport offers domestic, European and transatlantic flights.
Closer yet to The Golf Pad is the runway at Leuchars where private jets can be landed by arrangement, just 10 minutes away from your new vacation destination.
Europe’s last official wilderness is just two hours north of The Golf Pad: the Highlands, immortalised by Walter Scott and favoured vacation spot of the Royal Family, offer unrivalled lochs and glens, the lure of salmon and trout fishing, hiking, mountain biking and whisky tasting. Truly a region that should never be left out of a travel itinerary
The East Neuk of Fife:
When Charles IV of Scotland travelled incognito throughout his kingdom to check upon the state of his nation, he came across the fishing communities along the north bank of the Firth of Forth and was overcome with delight. He described the fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife as: ‘Pearls strung upon a golden chain’ and this remains the case for residents and visitors alike.
Further along is Largo; birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’. In addition to all this history and beauty are some of the finest golf courses in Scotland – from Crail, to Elie, to Lundin Links, to Leven Links – a tour of the East Neuk holds enough opportunity for an entire family of all age ranges and interests.
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Last updated on March 01, 2015
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- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central heating
- Local Guides/Maps
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - no
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no