Episode 7 features Braeside House B&B, a delightful Bed and Breakfast run by two of St Andrews most charming hosts, James and Margaret Yule.
In this episode James and Margaret offered me a warm and friendly welcome into their award-winning B&B in the historic town of St Andrews. They discussed with me how they achieved the Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Award with their thoughtful and generous hospitality towards their guests and great attention to detail. They really are a font of local information and take pleasure in sharing this knowledge with guests at their B&B so that they can get maximum enjoyment out of their time in St Andrews.
During my visit to Braeside House James and Margaret shared with me plenty of stories about their golfing exploits around St Andrews and other courses too. I especially enjoyed their tale of how they managed to secure marshalling jobs at the 4th and 17th holes for the PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass this year. Plus James tells me how he walked the full 18 holes at Augusta during the The Masters with his son and Colin Montgomerie! I then noticed a photograph of Margaret and Hugh Grant in the lounge and hear how she regularly scores for the celebrities during the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews
As both James and Margaret are lucky enough to be Links Ticket holders they have played all of the golf courses at St Andrews many times, particularly the Old Course. This allows them to share with residents their golfing knowledge on how to book tee times. Whilst James can’t guarantee getting you a tee time for the Old Course he will certainly do his utmost to secure one for you during your stay at Braeside House!
One of the highlights of your visit to Braeside House is sure to be the scrumptious breakfast which they offer. Whether it’s the home-made pancakes, traditional full Scottish Breakfast or the Arbroath Smokies you opt for, alongside porridge, fresh fruit, cereals and toast with home-made marmalade, jams and local honey, these freshly cooked delectable delights are sure to carry you through at least one round of golf in St Andrews! What a great way to start your day in St Andrews - you definitely won’t set off with a rumbling tummy!
As well as offering exceptional hospitality this privately owned B&B comprises of 3 spacious, tastefully furnished en-suite bedrooms which are all non-smoking. As a guest at Braeside House you can also enjoy its spacious dining room and comfortable guest lounge.
Braeside House also offers guests ample parking facilities, express laundry and dry-cleaning facility and free Internet Wi-Fi.
Braeside House is in a quiet and lovely location which is also very convenient – it’s within easy walking distance to the shops, restaurants and bars, the university, and the historic sights of St Andrews. Most importantly a 10 minute walk is all that is required to take you to the famous St Andrews Old Course, the Home of Golf!
James also recommends the Castle Course, set on a dramatic cliff location, overlooking St Andrews Bay. Watch the video to see a great painting of the new seventh course by local St Andrews artist Ken Roberts. Ken is based at the Hill Crest Studio Gallery in Strathkiness, just 3 miles from St Andrews.
Whether it’s a round of golf on the Home of Golf’s world famous courses you are after or simply a few days to visit the attractions of St Andrews and take in its special atmosphere I recommend Braeside House for your stay - you’ll arrive as guests and leave as friends!
During Episode 7 I also had the pleasure of accompanying James on an aerial tour of St Andrews. From the helicopter ( PDG Helicopters ) I managed to capture amazing footage of the Old Course and St Andrews Links, as well as the surrounding area including the Fairmont St Andrews Hotel with the new Kittocks course (previously the Devlin) and the Torrance course, Firth of Tay, the Tay Bridge, Tentsmuir Beach and Dundee. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did from the air!
Braeside House B&B
25 Nelson Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8AJ Scotland
Tel No: +44 1334 473375
Fax No: +44 1334 479102
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