Rufflets Country House Hotel sits on land which used to be known as the Ruch Flets, which in the old Scots tongue, meant rough, flat lands.
Cut to the present day and there is nothing rough about Rufflets Country House Hotel and a stay here will leave you feeling anything but flat.
Put simply, Rufflets is one of the most gorgeous country house hotels in Scotland and today’s Big Deal is a great way to experience it.
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.
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.
Take a break
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 turret room for a £35 supplement or a junior suite for £50 per night.
Friday and Saturday night stays are subject to a £20 supplement per room per night.
As well as a full Scottish breakfast, guests will also enjoy a three course table d’hote menu as part of the offer. Guests staying 2 nights will receive dinner on both evenings.
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 seafood landed daily at East Neuk harbours all make regular appearances.
The menu changes on a daily basis but typical dishes might be starters such as the ravioli of confit duck leg with Puy lentils, game jus and vanilla foam.
A typical main course might be something along the lines of a slow cooked shoulder of lamb served with fondant potato, braised red cabbage, wild mushrooms and a rosemary jus.
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.
Rufflets has plenty of admirers. The following is the final paragraph from a TripAdvisor user who was so impressed by her stay that she wrote what she called a ‘ridiculously long love letter to Rufflets’:
‘This place offers a world class service, I can fault them on absolutely nothing (and I can be very hard to please). The building is beautiful, the gardens are breathtaking, the rooms are elegant, the food is amazing, the staff’s attention to detail is immense and finally, Angela Bradley is a complete star. Thank you for making my husband’s birthday one that he’ll never forget, we’ll certainly be back to stay with you again.’