Just 1.5 miles from St. Andrews town centre. Our quiet and clean park is in a rural setting with contrasting areas of grass and woodlands with many trees and shrubs. All of our touring pitches have a hard stand and are fully serviced with water, 16 amp electric hook up and a waste water gully. Our clean and comfortable Amenity block has central heating, many showers and you can even have a soak in one of our two baths!! We also have two 2 man tent pitches which have an electric hook up and water is available. All of our caravan holiday homes are fitted with Double glazing and Central heating, we also provide bed linen and towels.
Sorry we do not accept pets on our park.
: August in 2010
This gem of a site stands on the B939, just a couple of minutes drive away from the centre of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Alternatively, the local bus service stops directly opposite to the entrance to the site.
On arrival, we were greeted warmly and were impressed by the standards of the main amenity block and reception. The site has a mix of both statics and touring caravan pitches. The beautiful surroundings and gardens are mature and well tended, and all are well-spaced, allowing privacy for all visitors. The touring vans have their own area, away from the static caravans, giving a feeling of a site which is dedicated to tourers, though all static caravan areas are beautifully kept.
Gently sloping, all touring pitches are of a good size with a well kept gravel hardstanding surrounded by neatly cut grass and all have their own 16 amp electric hook up, water and drainage point. Three different grades of pitch afford choice for visitors ranging from the standard sized pitch at £21 per night up to the patio pitch at £27.50 per night. The patio pitches are large in size with a small summer house, which is ideal for storing bicycles or equipment. These tend to be on the perimeter of the park and also have a patio area with a garden table and four chairs, which is a nice touch.
Many of the pitches are screened by mature bushes and shrubs. During our visit, the many apple, pear and plum trees on site were bearing their fruits and were available to pick, which we felt was a really nice advantage. It seems that much thought has been given to the planting of the site to add interest.
The washroom facilites at Craigtoun Meadows are outstanding. There is a good number of unisex spacious showers and also two full sized bathrooms, all with an endless supply of hot water. A washroom for the disabled is also provided. Additionally, each private toilet area has its own basin too. This facility is open 24 hours per day and is heated, exceptionally clean and is centrally accessible for all touring pitches. This has to be one of the best wash room facilities we have found in several years of touring.
Facilities for children include a small play area, outdoor table tennis, separate area for ball games and a games room, which is located in the main amenity block, therefore away from the touring pitches. A launderette and information room are also located at the main amenity block, and basic items can be bought.
Subject to opening times according to the season, there is also a small coffee shop / licenced restaurant on site. We didn't use this as it was a particularly quiet time during our visit, but it was due to open again over the weekend period. A word of note though, the restaurant does not accept debit / credit card payment types.
A holiday in St. Andrews is a great experience for families or couples. The site is a perfect base to enjoy all that Fife has to offer, including countryside and Scottish National Trust or the beautiful and unspoilt coastal fishing villages. Of course, some of the countries' best golf courses can be found here too - a must for any enthusiast. A little further afield are the attractive cities of Edinburgh across the Forth road bridge and Dundee and Perth with easy access across the Tay road bridge. St. Andrews itself is a most attractive town, with plenty to do here without having lost its charm. The University of St. Andrews can be found in various locations around the town alongside plenty of shops, some of which are from the larger chains and also many more quirky, individual ones. Coffee shops, bars and restaurants are also in abundance, which provide a good choice for the discerning visitor. Despite its popularity with American visitors and the infamous golf tournament, prices in St. Andrews remain reasonable.
This was my fist visit to stay in Fife. I would have no hesitation in recommending both the resort and Craigtoun Meadows as a fantastic place to stay. Add some beautiful sunny weather and the hospitality of the Scottish people and you have a great holiday experience - try it, you won't be disappointed!
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What a great site.
All pitches are nicely spaced, with stone chippings marking the areas to park.
Every pitch has its own electricity, water and drainage next to pitch.
Toilets/Shower/Bath house very clean and large.
I could go on forever, will definately return!
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
What a great site.
Lovely well tended setting, with roomy pitches.
Shower/toilet block immaculate. Baths available - great for our young children.
Kids play facilities excellent - two great big spaces with good equipment, including a flying fox, which provided hours of fun. Craigtoun park is just next door, and St Andrews a short drive.
On site restaurant had good home cooked meals, at reasonable prices.
The staff were really friendly and very helpful.
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2006
Although this park has
a large number of static caravans, it also has a large and very attractive separate touring area. All of the pitches have their own fresh water and drainage points along with gravel hardstanding and 16A hook-up, and there is a good choice of pitch sizes, with larger pitches provided for twin-axle caravans. Crème de la crème are the ‘patio pitches’, which provide a smart wooden summerhouse with a paved patio area and picnic table with your pitch. These
are ideal for short stays, since there’s no real need to put
up your awning.
Most pitches are well spaced out, and are set in rows on flat, open ground. There are also plenty of young trees to provide shade and add interest. The grass areas are immaculate,
as are the attractive, modern sanitary facilities, which include such thoughtful touches as seats in the shower cubicles to secure babies while their parents wash.
This is a peaceful, low-key holiday park with simple leisure amenities including tennis courts and a restaurant with an adjacent games room. There is also a playground with separate areas for younger and older children. Careful thought has gone into every area of this site, making a holiday here
a real treat. Note that dogs
are not allowed.
21 Apr 2006
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2004
This superbly landscaped holiday park, with mature trees and well-kept shrubberies, is located on the B939 two miles from the attractive city of St Andrews. Although it is largely dependent on permanent static caravans, extensive development has taken place to create choice and quality for tourers.
The two large areas for touring caravans are divided by a hedge. There are various types of pitches, all accessed by good tarmac roads and all roomy. Many enjoy their own water tap and drainage grill. The hardstandings are adequately sized and the majority are gravel or compressed hardcore surrounded by grass. Hardstanding ‘patio pitches’ are more luxurious; they are fully serviced and have their own private summerhouse, table and chairs. A few pitches may need levelling blocks.
The on-site restaurant is keen to satisfy all demands with a wide-ranging menu. The toilet block is open 24 hours and is centrally heated. The cubicles and showers are unisex, and are kept in good condition.
The site is rural, but St Andrews is only two miles away and offers a whole host of activities. Basic essentials are available in an on-site shop.
There is a great deal on site for children to do – the play areas and facilities are extensive and of the highest quality. A large, separate field is also provided for ball games and other activities. Sensibly, it is well away from caravans and the other play equipment. Families will enjoy this site just as much as more mature couples looking for a quiet and peaceful break.
19 Jul 2004