Style never goes out of fashion which helps explain why Rufflets Country House Hotel in St Andrews has long been one of Scotland’s best-loved hotels.
In fact, since opening as a hotel in 1952, Rufflets has outlasted the mini-skirt, the maxi-skirt, the rah-rah and even the skort.
As we said, style simply doesn’t go out of fashion.
Set in ten acres of sculpted gardens, Rufflets Country House Hotel is a stunning mansion house located just minutes from the golf courses and beaches of St Andrews.
Rufflets is one of the most gorgeous country house hotels in Scotland and today’s Big Deal is a great way to experience it.
As well as being awarded 4 Red Stars by the AA and 4 Gold Stars by Visit Scotland, Rufflets is a member of Best Loved Hotels and is recognised by the Automobile Association as one of the top 200 hotels in Britain and among the top ten hotels in Scotland.
Available seven days a week, today’s Big Deal is for a 1 or 2 night stay for two people in a classic twin or double room in the main house at Rufflets Country House Hotel.
All the rooms are individually styled and tastefully decorated. Some have whirlpool spa baths and power showers. All are ensuite and feature luxury Molton Brown toiletries.
If you really want to treat yourself, then there is the option to upgrade to an atmospheric Superior Room, Turret Room or Suite for £30, £50 or £70 respectively.
Friday and Saturday night stays are subject to a £30 supplement per room per night.
As well as a full Scottish breakfast, guests will also enjoy a three course table d’hote menu each evening of their stay.
Candlelit and with flood lit views of the terraced garden, the Terrace Restaurant at Rufflets produces seasonal menus featuring organic and locally sourced, fresh, Scottish produce. Quality, aged Scotch beef, locally reared lamb and venison plus fish and locally landed seafood all make regular appearances.
The menu changes on a daily basis but typical dishes might be starters such as East Neuk crab served with lemon mayonnaise, a soft quail’s egg and micro herbs.
A typical main course might be something along the lines of the roast saddle of Highland venison with dauphinoise potatoes, braised Savoy cabbage, juniper berry and sloe gin sauce.
Golf is the big draw at St Andrews but not by any means the only one. Historic houses, magnificent beaches and outdoor activities such as horse riding or quad biking are all in easy reach.
The TripAdvisor comments on Rufflets are almost all glowing. This is a recent one which we have edited for length:
‘We couldn’t have chosen a nicer hotel for our stay. The setting is perfect, with beautiful gardens and paths that wind around the property. The interior is absolutely charming and beautifully furnished, reminiscent of a country estate from a bygone era but with all the amenities of the 21st century. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. We were lucky to stay in one of the suites overlooking the garden. Our room had a king bed and was extremely comfortable. Only had lunch and breakfast but the food was wonderful. The homemade shortbread in tins in the room was so delicious!! All in all, wonderful trip and when we return, we will stay there again.’
If you would like a relaxing getaway in the run-up to the festive period then this Big Deal with Rufflets County House Hotel would make for a very elegant break.
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2014, the offer could also be used as a generous Christmas gift for friends or as a treat for a loved one.