Home Away from Home: Hawkswood House

13 July 2018

Located in the picturesque area of Peat Inn, Scotland, and just a short car journey from St. Andrews lies the stunning Hawkswood House.

This luxury holiday cottage has all the best of modern facilities. It includes a wooden kitchen, a luxurious 10-person hydro spa and even a professionally designed short golf course. Perfect for a small group of friends or family to make memories that will last forever.

Although there is plenty to do without leaving the house grounds, the small town of St. Andrews is packed full of beauty, history and adventure. Here is a selection of just some of the things you can do whilst staying in the area.

St Andrews Cathedral

Visit the remnants of stone at the site used for Christian worship since at least the 700s. The large standing ruins allow your imagination to contemplate the original extravagance of the Cathedral before its abandonment in the 16th century.

On the grounds of the cathedral lie further ruins of the astonishing St Rule’s Tower. Visitors can venture up to witness a jaw-dropping view of the surrounding town.

The Coastline

Enjoy the captivating views of the coast along the beach in St. Andrews.

A particularly popular area is St Andrews West Sands Beach. The beach is rich in history and, for those who enjoy films, is instantly recognisable for its starring role in the 1981 film, Chariots of Fire.

With lots of free parking and the bus station just a 15-minute walk away, the golden sands make a perfect day out for the family.

Old Course

Immediately parallel to the brilliant selection of beaches that St Andrews is known for is the local golf course, Old Course Hotel.

Becoming somewhat of a tourist attraction in recent years, Old Course is the world’s oldest golf course. It is renowned for its beauty and sublime layout. Specific features of the course, including iconic landmarks such as ‘Hell Bunker’ and ‘Swilcan Bridge’, are revered by golfing professionals across the world.

Be sure to check out the unofficial 19th hole, the historic Jigger Inn pub just next to The Swilcan Bridge after your next game. The course is open to all on Sundays.

Eden Mill

Yhe local area is a hive for some of the best in Scottish craft gin, whisky, beer and ale. A local distillery, Eden Mill, has exclusive brewery tours available, with pre-booking recommended.

The brewery is situated on the banks of the Eden Estuary, an area with a long history of brewing and distilling, dating back to the 19th century.

St Andrews Botanic Garden

St Andrews Botanic Garden is nestled just a short walk from the town centre. It is described as Scotland’s ‘hidden gem’. This 18-acre botanical garden beautifully displays over 8,000 species of exotic and native plant species. As well as striking ponds and water features.

The grounds play host to a variety of dedicated events, exhibits, education classes and children’s events, so there’s always something new to enjoy with every visit.

Hawkswood House is the perfect accommodation to come back to after a day of exploring the beauty that Scotland has to offer.

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