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Rufflets Country House Hotel

Rufflets is not only recognised as one of the oldest established St Andrews hotels, but also as one of the first country house hotels in Scotland.

Rufflets house was built in 1924 as a private home for Mrs Anne Brydon Gilroy, the widow of a prominent Dundee jute baron, and was designed by a well known Dundee architect, Donald Mills. Mrs Gilroy's initials, ABG 1924, are engraved on the key-stone above the door leading to the formal south garden.

Until 1924, the ten acres of Rufflets grounds had been used as agricultural land. Local records going back as far as 1642 indicate that the land was owned by the Priory of St Andrews as part of the Priory Acres and it was known as the "Ruch (pronounced "ruff") Flets," which in the old Scots tongue, meant "rough, flat lands." So, although Rufflets has only been a privately owned hotel for 5 decades, the name goes back for well over 350 years!

Today the hotel is owned by Ann Murray-Smith, daughter of one of the original founders. Ann took over the management of the business from her parents in 1976 and became sole owner ten years later. Two of Ann's sons, Mark and Christopher, became partners in 2001.

The hotel's 27 individually styled bedrooms offer the very best in comfort and luxury and most packages include a complimentary breakfast each morning. The beautifully fancy Terrace Restaurant makes every meal feel like a special occasion, with fresh breads, pastas, ice creams, and sorbets to satisfy you after a long day of exploration. The restaurant's wine list provides the perfect  night cap, featuring over 100 wines from around the world, including a half bottle selection.

The Rufflet Hotel boasts a 4 Red Star rating from the AA, 4 Gold Stars from VisitScotland, and one of St. Andrew's top hotels on Trip Advisor. You won't want to miss out on such a historic and relaxing hotel experience.


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