At Cuplahills

Your holiday destination at St Andrews Country Lodges is just 6 miles from the historic, University City of St Andrews – famed for the wonderful links golf courses, award winning golden, sandy beaches, boutique shops and numerous bars and restaurants.

On arrival, take some time to stand on the deck and soak up the breath-taking views and beautiful countryside that’s synonymous with Cuplahills Farm. We’ve had a new video shot that really captures the magic of the place …

Very soon the kids will be bouncing on the trampoline, clambering over the playfort and squeeling with excitement on the push-me-pull-you!

We’re a stone’s throw from the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife and within easy reach of Dundee and Perth. Edinburgh and Glasgow are just over an hour away – best visited by trains that take you into the city centre. Leuchars Station is a few minutes from the lodges – so we have easy access to the rail network. The stunning Angus Glens, Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park are all within easy reach – as are Scotland’s whisky trails.

A perfect location for golfers, the world-renowned courses and facilities at St Andrews are second to none. Needless to say, all standards and ages of golfer are catered for. No trip to St Andrews would be complete without a walk around the Old Course: and why not snap a selfie on the world famous Swilken Bridge to remind you of your stay?

We’re also blessed with golf courses galore on our doorstep – local clubs that provide a warm welcome to visitors: these include St Michael’s (10 minutes away), Scotscraig (15 minutes), Scotland’s longest course, The Duke’s (15-20 minutes), Kingsbarns Links (25 minutes), Ladybank (25 minutes), Camperdown (25 minutes) and the links courses around the East Neuk including Crail, Anstruther (9 holes) and Lundin Links – all around 30 minutes’ drive from us.

We’re 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?

Just some of the things to enjoy on and around our farm …

  • 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 is a sunken trampoline that lights up for fun night time 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.
  • 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 lodges. 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.

There’s so much to explore, discover and see when staying at Cuplahills.

Below is a list of some of our favourite places to visit and enjoy: where links are available, we’ve provided them so you can find more information either when planning your visit or during your stay. Next to each, we’ve given an estimated travel time from the lodges and each place’s postcode to help with navigation.

If you discover somewhere new whilst staying with us, share a photo or two on social media, tag #Cuplahills – and we’ll pick up on it to share with others. And if you’re stuck with any plans or need more information than we’ve provided here, contact us via this site or through social media and we’ll do our best to help. Many thanks.


Visitor Attractions

St Andrews – the Home of Golf

Abbeys, Castles, Gardens & Palaces

Open Farms, Play Areas & Animal Attractions

Dundee – the City of Discovery

Other activities nearby …


Food & Drink – Places to Shop & Visit

Butchers, Farm Shops & Markets

Breweries & Distilleries


Eating Out …

Fabulous Fish & Chips


Michelin Starred/Listed and/or Rosette Awarded


More Casual  …


Relaxed … cafés, inns and pubs


Not forgetting the ice cream!

  • Luvians – 15 minutes’ drive KY16 9PA
  • Jannettas – 15-20 minutes’ drive KY16 9QR
  • Nardini – 15 minutes’ drive KY16 9UP


Thanks for reading!