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Your holiday destination at St Andrews Country Cabins is just 7 miles from the historic, University City of St Andrews with its links golf courses, award winning silver sand beaches, boutique shops and numerous bars and restaurants.  

Before heading out take some time to stand on the deck and soak up the breathtaking views and beautiful countryside that is synonymous with Cuplahills Farm. By this time the kids will be bouncing on the trampoline, clambering over the playfort and squeeling with excitement on the push-me-pull-you.

We are a stone’s throw from the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife and within easy reach of Dundee, Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Angus glens and the whisky trails that begin in Perthshire.

A perfect location for golfers, the world renowned courses and facilities at St Andrews are too numerous to list. Needless to say all standards and ages of golfer are catered. No trip to St Andrews would be complete without a walk around the Old Course with a photo to remind you of your stay and to proudly show to friends and family.

We are within walking distance of local amenities including the well-stocked village shop & post office, local pub and the heavenly baking delights at Thai Teak coffee shop

Within our community woodland you can enjoy the wildlife, flora and fauna which changes throughout the year. For our younger visitors why not just have fun in our play area.

  • Playpark

    Kids will enjoy endless hours of entertainment in the private play park which includes a fort, swings, climbing ramp, slide, basket swing, and push-me-pull-you. Our latest addition saw the introduction of large sunken trampoline that lights up for fun nighttime bouncing.

  • Woodlands

    Willie Melville wanted to leave a legacy at Cuplahills and in doing so created two community Woodlands now known as Willies Wood and Lucklaw Wood, both of which are a short walk from the cabins.

    A myriad of paths provides the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful walk through the fruiting damson, apple, cherry, rowan and elder trees. Paths lead to the picnic benches with their stunning view towards St Andrews, down to the ponds, past the sun-dial and through an enchanting hedge archway and back through along the farm tracks passing the horses on the way.

  • Chickens

    Why not visit the chickens and see if our girls have laid fresh eggs that can be enjoyed for breakfast.

  • Visit the Stables

    Cuplahills livery provides an idyllic home to a number of horses of various sizes. Some of these may even be resident in the paddock by the cabins. Take the opportunity to visit the stables and learn a little about the horses. The friendly owners happy to let our younger guests get up close and enjoy some time with these gentle giants.

  • Coffee Shop

    Take the opportunity to stretch your legs and wander along the farm tracks to Thai Teak Coffee Shop which is located on the neighbouring farm. Thai Teak offers the most amazing selection of cakes and superb coffee not to mention the opportunity to enjoy lunch and the daily Thai curry of the day.

  • Bonkers

    Come and visit our Indoor Playbarn and Cafe - our soft play zone caters for children up to 11 years old! Let the kids run around and burn off some energy in our play frame, while you relax on the comfy couches and chairs, even browse the internet with our free Wifi

    Muddy Boots

    As well as the farm shop itself and a large cafe with kids' menu there is children's entertainment in the form of an under 7's outdoor play area, trike tracks, quad train and more! They also do pottery painting and ceramic work, plus parties and regular family oriented events.

    Sensation at Dundee Science Centre

    Is a unique visitor attraction with over sixty hands-on exhibits based on the senses. Ideal for families and fun for all ages.

    Olympia Leisure Centre

    hosts a leisure pool complete with waves, flumes, whirlpools, diving boards and a standard pool mainly used by swimming clubs for training.

  • Discovery Point

    An all-weather award-winning 5-star attraction - Hands on interactives - Computer-based multimedia and displays - Audio visual show - Gift Shop - Cafe - Guided Tours available - Open all year, all weather attraction

    Camperdown Park

    Combined with the wildlife centre, family fun fair, adventure playground and golf courses, Camperdown can offer a fantastic, fun-filled day out for all the family.


    New Picture House at St Andrews and Cineworld Dundee

    Active Kids Adventure Park

    Stanley outdoor adventure park, indoor soft play area and restaurant. Fun for children of all ages. 


  • Noah’s Ark at Perth

    The massive soft play area is ideal for infants and kids up to 12 years old. Infants under 1 year go free

    Perth Leisure Pool

    The centre offers 5 indoor swimming pools, an outdoor lagoon, 2 flumes, monkey jungle fitness gym, health suite and much more - the ideal attraction for your visit to Perth. Based only 5 minutes from Perth City Centre, it boasts fun for all the family

    Barbarafield Horse Riding School

    A few miles inland, offers riding experiences for all ages, from beginners to experts.

  • Botanic Gardens (St Andrews Botanic Garden and Dundee Botanic Garden)

    Enjoy a walk around the beautiful gardens and take in some of the thousands of species of ferns, herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees that are grown here.


    Whatever you look for in gardens, you are sure to find it in this iconic Victorian walled garden with a modern twist. Go for a Woodland walk down to the beach and then enjoy a cup of tea and home baking in the snowdrop tea room. A friendly, relaxed, family run affair which is both educational and inspiring.

    Hill Tarvit Mansion House and Gardens.

    Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer. Gardens, with formal lawns, yew hedging, flowering borders and a sunken rose garden. There are paths to the hilltop viewpoint and the wider estate. The grounds contain a recently reinstated 9-hole hickory golf course, providing an innovative and memorable experience for all players

    Falkland Palace

    The Palace is famous for its beautiful gardens and for the Real Tennis court, built in 1539.

  • Scone Palace

    A palace to explore for visitors of all ages. Play areas, a maze and much more

    Glamis Castle 

    Home to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth and beloved childhood home of the Queen Mother, Glamis Castle has witnessed over 600 years of history. Visits to the castle are by guided tour only and tours leave regularly throughout the day.

    Elcho Castle

    Elcho Castle is a handsome and complete 16th century fortified mansion with three projecting towers on the banks of the River Tay. This is a castle to explore. Parade up the grand staircase or scurry up the service stair, venture into the well-appointed kitchen and admire the views over the countryside from the high battlements.

    Kellie Castle

    Dates back to the 14th century and is surrounded by a stunning late Victorian garden. It was restored by the famous Lorimer family. Kellie Castle is for lovers of fine interiors, ornate plasterwork, paintings and furniture, and of nature and gardens.

  • Verdant Works

    A great day out for all the family. Hands on interactive displays and computer-based multimedia, an Audio visual show and there are Guided Tours available.

    Byre Theatre

    Music, theatre, exhibitions, restaurant. Small children’s play area to entertain the little ones while you have a coffee.

    Abernyte Antique Centre

    The Scottish Antique and Arts Centres at Abernyte offers a shopping experience which inspires and delights, suiting many tastes, budgets and interests. Our restaurant, Café Circa, reflects the ethos of the Scottish Antique & Arts Centres by offering the finest traditional ingredients in a fresh, imaginative style

  • Farm Shops & Markets

    Pittormie Fruit Farm

    Provider of local vegetables, soft fruit, preserves, ales and wines. Pick your own fruit and self-service eggs are available.

    Balgove Larder

    Fantastic farm shop just outside St Andrews, butcher and deli counter and cafe. A great venue for lunch or coffee with plenty parking and disabled access.

    St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company

    Local farmers in North East Fife producing a range of cheeses on the family farm known as Falside near Pittenween. See the happy, healthy cows grazing in the fields before visiting the viewing gallery in the coffee shop where you can watch the cheese making process in full flow.

    Cairnie Fruit Farm

    The farmshop showcases the freshly picked fruit the farm produces, delicious take-away home-baking, freshly baked breads, local seasonal veg, free range eggs, a selection of local honeys, chutney’s, mustards, oils, and many other speciality foods.

    Farmers markets

    The Fife Farmers’ Markets attract specialist suppliers offering a wide variety of high quality produce.

    • The St Andrews market is held on the first Saturday of each month between 9am- 1pm at Argyle St Car Park, St Andrews KY16 9BX
    • The Cupar market is held on the third Saturday of each month at the Crossgate, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5HS
  • Fabulous Fish & Chips


    Fish & chip restaurant, takeaway fishmonger & Deli. Recently voted the Best Restaurant in Scotland and listed in the top 10 Best Fish & Chip Awards in the UK. Very family friendly, excellent service and proud to support local businesses by sourcing products from around the town.


    Cromars is officially the “Best Fish & Chip Shop in Scotland 2016”. Serving perfect, locally sourced fish and chips to every customer, every day. They pride themselves in using quality, local produce, which is all homemade to order by their experienced chefs and delightfully served by their fantastic team. Sit in, take away, or have supper delivered to your home.

    Anstruther Fish Bar

    This famous award winning Fish and Chip shop located on the waterfront of the harbour at Anstruther. Well worth a visit with the family. Sit in or take away and enjoy your supper looking out across the sea.

  • Fine Dining

    Seafood Ristorante, The Scores, St Andrews, KY16 9AS. 

    Tel.: 01334 479475.

    In a landmark position overlooking the Old Course and St. Andrews bay, this glass-walled pavilion has an excellent restaurant providing some of the best and freshest fish and seafood you will find (usually one meat option available). Having changed ownership recently, the restaurant has changed its name slightly (originally the Seafood Restaurant) and it now offers an Italian twist to the menu! Many local ingredients as possible are used, and these are sourced responsibly and sustainably, offering interesting and delicious dishes.  The restaurant has been awarded 3 AA rosettes for 7 years.

    The Peat Inn, Peat Inn, KY15 5LH. 

    Tel.: 01334 840206.  

    A warm welcome awaits you at this beautiful 5 star Scottish restaurant with rooms near St Andrews.  Run by husband and wife team Geoffrey and Katherine Smeddle. Geoffrey was formerly head chef at Etain, Sir Terence Conran’s first destination restaurant outside London.  Now as chef proprietor he and his team in the kitchen focus on delivering modern cooking based on the finest local and seasonal ingredients.  Geoffrey was named Scottish Chef of the Year 2010 and the Peat Inn has also been awarded Restaurant of the Year 2010.

    The Road Hole Restaraunt, The Old Course Hotel, KY16 9SP. 

    Tel.: 01334 474371.

    The Road Hole Grill, with an award winning team, provides the very best of Scotland’s larder and a passion and flare for the delicious and delectable. Locally sourced, seasonal produce and their meat and fish are sourced from ethical, sustainable sources, whenever possible.  A team of Sommeliers are on hand to recommend wines from our Old Course cellars to complement and enhance your dining experience, with uninterrupted and spectacular views which stretch across the Old Course towards West Sands and the sea beyond. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    Rocca Bar & Grill, The Links, St. Andrews, KY16 9JQ. 

    Tel.: 01334 472549.

    The restaurant is situated overlooking one of the most iconic sights in world sport - beside the 18th fairway of the famous Old Course.  Beyond the course, the beautiful West Sands beach stretches on to the horizon.  Locally sourced fresh Scottish ingredients are used to create classical Scottish cooking, but with a creative Italian twist.


  • Casual Dining

    Forgans, 110 Market Street, St Andrews, KY16 9PB

    Tel: 01334 466973.

    Opened in May 2013, Forgans is the newest restaurant in town. Set in what was an old golf club factory; diners can enjoy a meal seated in one of the restaurant’s distinctive private bothies or in the main atrium. The menu has been designed to highlight the best in local food and drink, with an excellent selection of meat and fish dishes that combine more traditional elements with the odd unusual twist. Not one for vegetarians but steak-lovers will be sure to enjoy the extensive options on offer in the grill section of the menu. The restaurant prides itself on its sustainable approach to sourcing quality produce and is a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

    The Adamson, 127 South Street, St. Andrews, KY16 9UH. 

    Tel.: 01334 479191.

    The Adamson menu has been developed by head chef, Mark Pollock and is inspired by classic brasserie cooking with a contemporary twist and a strong seasonal influence.  Their food is complimented by a well-balanced selection of quality wines, spirits and cocktails.  The brasserie is located in the Old Post Office which has been transformed with interesting art pieces and a contemporary finish.

    The Vine Leaf, 131 South Street, St. Andrews, KY16 9UN.

    Tel.: 01334 477497.

    The inauspicious entrance passage belies what has been for 25 years one of the best all-round restaurants in town.  An eclectic menu covers all bases, including good vegetarian options and good wines.

    The Doll’s House, 3 Church Square, St. Andrews, KY16 9NN. 

    Tel.: 01334 477422.

    Childhood nostalgia, the best of fresh local produce and a relaxed atmosphere perfectly combine to make this one of St Andrew's most popular restaurants. Specialising in traditional Scottish and French cuisine, there is an impressive and diverse range of quality dishes to satisfy every palate, in an atmosphere where you can enjoy consistently professional and friendly service.

    Playfairs Restaurant, Ardgowan Hotel, 2 Playfair Terrace, St. Andrews, 
    KY16 9HX.

    Tel.: 01334 472970.

    Playfair’s is one of the oldest established restaurants in town and offers great value for high end casual dining.  The beef and lamb comes from full accredited Scottish farms and only the first wild fish from sustainable sources is served.  The Playfair’s Bar next door offers a more traditional bar menu.

    Pizza Express, 111 South Street, St Andrews, KY16 9NL.

    Tel.: 01334 477109.

    The name does not do this restaurant any justice as it implies it is in the same mould as a “Pizza Hut” style fast food restaurant when it is actually several steps above as demonstrated by its popularity with local people.  Just off South Street, this is one of a lively chain of pizzerias with modern casual interiors offering very good pizzas, pasta dishes and salads.  There is seating outside for al fresco dining in the warmer months. 

    Zizzis, 87-89 South Street, St Andrews, KY16 9QW. 

    Tel.: 01334 474676.

    A deceptively small front opens into a spacious, relaxing restaurant which is open all day serving anything from the menu, be it a light snack, three course meal or take away.  Great service and delicious Italian food.

    Little Italy, 2 Logies Lane, St. Andrews. KY16 9NL. 

    Tel.: 01334 479299

    One of the finest new restaurants in St Andrews, Little Italy provides excellent authentic home cooked Italian food at its best with a warm, friendly atmosphere and great service.  Booking is recommended.

    Mitchells, 110-112 Market Street, St. Andrews, KY16 2PB.

    Tel.: 01334 441396.

    Rustic, charming and good food!  This restaurant and deli has a simple menu with British favourites such as fish and chips, pie, and duck but all cooked to a very high standard and presented beautifully.

  • Pub/Cafe Dining

    The Dunvegan, 7 Pilmour Place, North Street, St. Andrews, KY16 9HZ. 

    Tel.: 01334 473105.


    The Central, 77 Market Street, St. Andrews, KY16 9NU. 

    Tel.: 01334


    The Criterion, 99 South Street, St. Andrews, KY16  9QB.

    Tel.: 01334 474543.


    The West Port, 170 South Street, St. Andrews, KY16 9EG. 

    Tel.: 01334