Sandford Country Cottages
About the Resort
With a prime location in the unspoilt Fife countryside, the 5-star accommodation at Sandford House makes the ideal destination for a break in Scotland. You can enjoy a stay in an apartment in the main house, a beautiful Category B listed building which has been thoroughly sympathetically restored, or settle down in the gorgeous cottages located in the large courtyard, which boast equally appealing luxury decor and furnishings.
Sandford House and its cottages have been built and renovated in the ‘Arts and Crafts’ architectural style, which puts a focus on traditional craftmanship. These superb properties offer plenty of authentic rustic charm blended perfectly with modern convenience and comfort. There’s plenty of space to enjoy sunny days in the grounds, too, with a 7-acre shared garden with picnic areas and green spaces ideal for a stroll, and you’ll find yourself wonderfully located to explore this beautiful area of Scotland, with the bustling city of Dundee and the historic town of St Andrews within easy reach.
Things to Try
Scottish Deer Centre
The superb collection of animals at the 55-acre Scottish Deer Centre includes 14 species of deer, as well as wolves, lynxes, Scottish wildcats, and even European brown bears. You'll also meet a spectacular selection of birds of prey in the Raptor World area, making for a great day out.
Not only is Dundee Scotland's sunniest city, it's also a thriving contemporary hub with a great cultural scene including theatres, arts museums and cutting edge architecture. It's also worth exploring the city's heritage with a visit to its historic buildings and boats, including the RRS Discovery and the HMS Unicorn.
The historic seaside town of St Andrews boasts one of the oldest golf courses in the world, well worth a visit for any fan of the game, as well as three beautiful beaches and the fascinating ruins of St Andrews Castle and the Cathedral of St Andrews.
Scotland's Secret Bunker
Get a glimpse into not-so-distant history with a visit to Scotland's Secret Bunker. This hidden nuclear command centre is located 100ft beneath the ground, 6 miles outside St Andrews, and was built in 1953 due to the Cold War threat of nuclear war with the USSR. Now see it for yourself...
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For Food and Drink
For top-quality Scottish cuisine made from fresh local produce, take a trip to The Grange Inn at St Andrews. If you're heading to Dundee, you can enjoy delicious grilled food from around the world at the Gidi Grill, or perhaps pay a visit to the fantastic French bistro, Café Montmartre.
Craigtoun Country Park is the perfect setting for family fun. A range of play areas, rides and games will keep the kids happy all day, and the beautiful surroundings will make your visit really special. Some attractions are only available in the busy seasons, so do check before you go.
It should go without saying that this is the place to be for keen golfers, given the many spectacular golf courses in and around St Andrews. And walkers will enjoy the Fife Coastal Route, which starts in nearby Newport-on-Tay and travels through many of Fife's charming seaside fishing villages.