Fodor's Expert Review Rufflets Country House Hotel

Strathkinness Low Rd., St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TX, Scotland Fodor's Choice

Ten acres of formal and informal gardens surround this vine-covered country house with individually designed rooms, a wonderful restaurant, and a cozy lounge-bar with a handsome fireplace and terrace. All the rooms and four lodges (ideal for families) are beautifully decorated and have big, comfortable beds and bright, contemporary bathrooms. Take a walk around the flower-filled gardens, especially on a summer's night. The Seasons Restaurant is popular with locals celebrating anniversaries and graduations. Dishes are fairly simple but well prepared and, of course, seasonal; look out for hand-dived scallops, roast lamb, and an unforgettable local cheese board. Lighter fare is available at the bar.

PROS

  • attractive gardens
  • cozy drawing room
  • family-friendly lodges

CONS

  • too far to walk to St. Andrews
  • primarily venue for those celebrating, so can get noisy
  • no elevator in the main house

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Service
Quiet
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01334-472594

HOTEL DETAILS

26 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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