A former railway station set in 2 acres of landscaped garden, The Old Station Guest House consists of of the main building and a train carriage converted into suites. Guests can practice their golf on the lawns, while the famous seafront St Andrews Links are a 10-minute drive.

The Old Station has been fully renovated and features modern bedrooms decorated in a traditional style, with sash windows and warm tones. Carriage suites come with a small kitchen area, while all accommodations comes en suite, with tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV with satellite channels.

Continental and cooked breakfasts are served daily in the bright breakfast room which used to be the station platform. For other meals guests are just 5 minutes’ drive from the center of St Andrews, with its variety of restaurants.

The 4-star Old Station Guest House also offers a billiards room and library, with free Wi-Fi in public areas. There are several more golf courses within a 20-minute drive.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

The Old Station Guest House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sept 17, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Max adults: 2
Double Room
  • 1 king bed
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Carriage Suite
  • 1 king bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 1
Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Child)
  • 1 twin bed and
  • 1 king bed
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Max adults: 2
Double or Twin Room
  • 2 twin beds and
  • 1 king bed
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Max adults: 2
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Hosted by Ailsa & Dean Melville

9.7
Host Review Score

Ailsa & Dean Melville
Every room in our converted Victorian Railway station has its own theme, transport yourself to Africa, Asia or just lie back in our Garden room and listen to the Scottish birds twittering or sit on your patio with a cup of tea or something stronger. Why not stay in a converted train carriage with your own lounge area and balcony overlooking the pond and rail bridge or the grounds of the main house towards the old platform. Breakfast is served in the conservatory that was once the platrorm of the station, this time instead of watching trains whizz past, enjoy the tranquility of our various birds and our 2 red squirrels who love to come and show off their acrobatics in the morning. A view of the sea is possible depending on what crop is in the adjacent field and you can see over to Broughty Ferry, Arbroath and beyond to the Angus hills. We have table tennis and a golf practice area in the grounds and if the weathers a bit nippy snooker/pool table in our library which is an extension of our lounge area with an open log fire. On exiting the Old Station to head down the hill into St Andrews you have the most amazing view from St Andrews bay all the way out to Tentsmuir beach and beyond.
Ailsa and Dean love to host at the Old Station as we have always loved St Andrews and all the surrounding areas, being able to recommend little hidden gems to our guests to enjoy is always fulfilling. Happy to discuss the great shops, restaurants and what is on in the local theatre. Having raised our own children we understand the need for activities, football, table tennis pool or just some board games to keep them amused while parents take a well earned rest. We enjoy seeing our guests sitting in the garden with a glass of wine watching their children running around having fun as that has always been our favourite time...if the children are happy, we are happy.
St Andrews has many exciting places to visit, it's not all about the golf although we have 11 golf courses within a 10 minute drive, from a 9 hole course to the iconic Old Course. St Andrews university is over 600 years old and there has been many historic moments occured here. The castle and cathedral ruins will take you back to the 17th century and you can climb St Rules tower and look over the whole town from above or crawl through some secret passage ways. We have 2 beautiful beaches right in town, the West sands is adjacent to the Old Course and is a fabulous walk along to the Eden Estuary, we have the botanic gardens and Craigton park with everything imaginable to keep your children busy. The secret Bunker is only 4 miles from us and was built for heads of state to go to if needed during the cold war, from the outside it looks just like a little farmhouse but underneath is a different story. One of the main attractions of the area is our gorgeous fishing villages with their picturesque harbours, art shops and cafe swith great views. Edinburgh city centre is a 1 hour train journey down the East coast, over the iconic Forth Rail Bridge.
Language spoken: English
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Fairmont St Andrews Bay Golf Course
    1.2 miles
  • St Andrews Cathedral
    2.8 miles
  • St Andrews - Eden Course
    2.9 miles
  • The Old Course at St. Andrew's Golf Course
    2.9 miles
  • St Andrews - New Course
    3 miles
  • St Andrews University
    3 miles
  • St Andrews - Jubilee Course
    3.3 miles
  • St Andrews - Strathtyrum Course
    4.1 miles
  • Kingsbarns Golf Links
    4.2 miles
  • Anstruther Golf Club
    6.1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The New Inn
    2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea North Sea
    2.7 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • St Andrews East Sands Beach
    2.1 miles
  • West Sands Beach
    3.4 miles
  • Kingsbarns Beach
    4.2 miles
  • Tentsmuir Beach
    6 miles
  • Billow Ness Beach
    6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Dundee Airport
    14.6 miles
  • Edinburgh Airport
    33.9 miles
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Amenities of The Old Station Guest House
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
View
  • Garden view
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Packed lunches
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
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Check-in

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-out

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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prepayment

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 15 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

FAQs about The Old Station Guest House

  • The Old Station Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • The Old Station Guest House is 3 miles from the center of St. Andrews.

  • Yes, The Old Station Guest House is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at The Old Station Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Family
    • Twin/Double

  • The prices at The Old Station Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Old Station Guest House (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Check-in at The Old Station Guest House is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at The Old Station Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte