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... his car in reverse and came down at us quite fast! Luckily I had left loads of room between us and he seemed apologetic, but we were already in a bad mood so that didn't improve things. When we could, we aimed back towards the main road to St Andrews since we had basically wasted 45 minutes without seeing anything worthwhile. Back on the main road, there was a tiny, barely signposted turn off to St Andrews that we didn't see until too late, so we headed further towards ...
The only thing to do was to push my way past them and continue on my way. One had his back to me and as I passed, I hoped that it wasn’t so that he could get in a good kick, but they didn’t feel aggressive, just quizzy. I felt a bit like the pied piper with my entourage of horses sniffling and sampling my rucksack as I tiptoed around the piles of horse manure. I was pleased to come to a gate over which I could climb. Then I was brave again.
... to, and were very grateful they were in an adjacent field, separated from us by a sturdy stone wall, as some of the daddy cows really did look very big and very fierce... until we walked on another five metres to discover that they had pushed the sturdy stone wall right over, and we were actually in the same field as them!!
So in the end, we trekked all the way back to the "Main Road this way" sign, and trailed all ...
... I am now such a local that I know where to go for kitchenware and the like.
So that's what I did, a gentle stroll up South Street to the DIY shop up at the far end. And I discovered an interesting thing: in Australia one can no longer buy preserving jars, knitting needles, cake tins... because no-one is interested in the gentle pursuits of making things any more. But one can buy any amount ...
... hats (http://www.designerclothing247.com/end oftheburberrycap.htm), and the meadows at night (note that 'the meadows' are in fact meadows, and that I have to cross them to get literally anywhere). Learned that Scottish policemen are far more awesome and jolly than all other policemen ever (unless by any chance there is a policeman reading this blog, in which case, you are the most awesome and jolly, clearly). Learned that school clubs are called societies, ...
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We stayed at this hotel for Hogmany when it opened 4 years ago and decided to go back for 2 nights this year. Even although we only stay 15-20 miles away, we have also stayed twice during the year for a mini-break!
My wife and I stayed a week and found the facilities and the service to be excellent. Between the suite, food and personal service provided by the staff, we were quite impressed and would certainly return.
Fantastic Golf and Hotel
Stayed at The St Andrews Bay Resort for 5 nights and had a truely fantastic time. We were in St Andrews primarily for golf but some of our group were non golfers so were overjoyed with the fantastic spa facilities. The Golf Courses were first class and definately worth playing. The Torrance in particular was great with a real links feel and The Devin also good with the added bonus of having golf carts available.
As for the hotel. Great to find such spacious rooms and wonderful service. A must stay and play for anyone visiting St Andrews.
Golf & Hotel both fantastic
In my previous two trips to St Andrews I had no where near as good an experience as when I spent 7 days at the St Andrews Bay Hotel. I was there primarily for golf but also wanted to enjoy the local hospitality. The service was fantastic and the food simply amazing. We played both courses during our stay. My favourite was The Devlin (spectacular views over the North Ocean) but The Torrence was fantastic also. Both great tests of golf. Will definately return to this hotel the next time I visit Scotland.
Best Scotland has to offer
The best hospitality I've ever received in the UKWarm, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. A must when in Scotland (you don't have to golf!) Hotel facilities were to a very high standard - just what Scotland needs.
Driving up to the hotel you know you are in for a treat. From start to finnish we had an excellent stay, the staff were so attentive and friendly and the service was outstanding. The clubhouse is amazing and the views make you want to come back again and again. I definately advise that you take a trip here.
I have stayed in a number of 5 Star Resorts in Scotland over my many years of travelling. I can gladly say my stay was the best I have ever experience.
The best in Fife !!
From the moment we arrived at the hotel our stay was wonderful. The hotel has fantastic views over to St Andrews itself and the staff make you feel so welcome. We had a room with a view across the sea, played golf on one of the two courses, drank champagne on the terrace over at the club house and then each had a hot stone treatment in the spa.
Great atmosphere, superb food and helpful friendly staff - perfect!!
Would i stay at this hotel again? NO!!!
My 2 sisters and I arrived at the hotel for a Spa break to find no Spa treatments had not been booked for us. Our room was only prepared for 2 instead of 3, Dinner at night we waited 3/4 of an hour between courses (our waitress explained its because Chef is in a bad mood). But the high light was they tried to overcharge us by £174.00.
As it was my birthday the manager said i will do something special at
dinner for you, something special was a cupcake decorated with
chocolate, between three how hearty can you be! To sum up my visit a
TOTAL waste of MONEY!
The best by far...
Fantastic new hotel with excellent food, top notch service and well equiped, sizeable, elegant bedrooms. Situated on the cliff top with fantastic views of St Andrews and North sea. Great golf courses. You must try the Bar and the Club House.