Rufflets Hotel


Rufflets Hotel

Rufflets Hotel is a 5 star hotel near St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

Rufflets house was built in 1924 as a private home for Mrs Anne Brydon Gilroy, the widow of a prominent Dundee jute baron, and was designed by Dundee architect Donald Mills. Local records going back as far as 1642 indicate that the land was owned by the Priory of St Andrews as part of the Priory Acres and it was known as the "Ruch (pronounced "ruff") Flets", which in the old Scots tongue, meant "rough, flat lands." The hotel was bought in 1952 and turned into one of the UK’s first country house hotels. The hotel is still in the same family ownership and has been rated by The Automobile Association as one of the top 200 hotels in Britain since 1999.

In August 2006 the hotel's restaurant received press coverage with the launch of cosmeceutical enhanced menu which the restaurant claims contains "ingredients known for their anti-ageing properties to help diners to have longer, more youthful lives" [cite news
url = http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/beauty/article605552.ece
title = Eat yourself beautiful?
author = John Naish
publisher = The Times
accessdate = 2006-08-12
date = August 12, 2006
] .

In February 2008 the hotel became Scotland's first carbon neutral hotel [cite news
url = http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/06/prweb530257.htm
title = Rufflets Country House Hotel to Become First CarbonNeutral® Hotel in Scotland
author = Mark Forrester
publisher = PR Web
accessdate = 2007-06-01
date = June 01, 2007
] as part of a sustainable tourism drive [cite news
url = http://www.prweb.com/releases/sustainable/tourism/prweb718144.htm
title = Sustainable Tourism Short Break - Rufflets Country House
author = Mark Forrester
publisher = PR Web
accessdate = 2008-02-23
date = February 23, 2008
] .

External links

* [http://www.rufflets.co.uk/ Official website]

References


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