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5 Holiday Homes for The Open Championship, UK

When attending The Open Championship you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


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If you’re heading to Scotland in July for The Open Championship, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near The Open Championship

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Scotland collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Where The Stravaigers Go

Where The Stravaigers Go, Plum Guide home in Scotland

Where The Stravaigers Go, Plum Guide home in Scotland

Click to book Where The Stravaigers Go now: from £200 per night Escape to this Scottish country lodge, built just for two, resting on the edge of the Balcarres Estate, yet just 15 minutes from the seaside town of St Andrews. Designed in the late 1800s by Scottish architect, Sir Robert Lorimer, this home has been lovingly restored into a stylish retreat where colour and craftsmanship make an impressive double act. Climb the stairs to the top floor and you’ll find the cosy bedroom quarters, complete with an incredible free-standing copper bath – best enjoyed by candlelight with a glass of something chilled. But don’t worry if you haven’t the time for soaking – there’s a walk-in waterfall shower next door too. Back downstairs, you’ll find an immaculately presented living space with a wood-burning stove at the heart. Step outside into the beautiful garden which wraps around the home and enjoy stunning views of the countryside, with woodland paths leading you directly through Balcarres Estate and into some of Scotland’s finest countryside. Walk through ancient forests, cross rolling hills with dramatic views across the Firth of Forth, or stravaig along the two miles of pristine beachfront at Largo Bay. And for somewhere that feels this secluded, you’re just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and less than 15 minutes drive from the medieval town of St Andrews, with its castle and cathedral ruins. How’s that for the best of both worlds. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Where The Wildflowers Spring

Where The Wildflowers Spring, Plum Guide home in Scotland, UK

Where The Wildflowers Spring, Plum Guide home in Scotland, UK

Click to book Where The Wildflowers Spring now: from £120 per night From the moment you lay eyes on this idyllic lodge set on the historic Balcarres Estate, you'll fall in love with the rural setting and rustic character. We adore every inch of this home, inside and out – it's the definition of warm and welcoming with oodles of country charm. Cosy seating abounds in the living room – take your pick between the fluffy armchairs or the cushy tartan sofa – and the green kitchen is as well-stocked as it is stylish. Embracing the slow life is easy here – just picture waking up to gorgeous views in the beautiful bedrooms, soaking in the freestanding copper bathtub in the master bedroom and snuggling up with a book and glass of scotch in front of the wood-burner. And the garden is truly something special, with a stunning Victorian conservatory perfect for afternoon teas, a picturesque alfresco dining area and unbeatable scenery. Roam the 800 acres of woodlands, wildflower meadows and parkland in your backyard, then gather around the outdoor firepit while the evening dwindles away. When you want to venture out, St Andrews is only a fifteen-minute drive – perfect for a day trip – while Edinburgh is less than an hour away if you want to spend a day in the city. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Hole in One

Hole in One, Plum Guide home in Cupar, Fife

Hole in One, Plum Guide home in Cupar, Fife

Click to book Hole in One now: from £985 per night If you're a golf lover, this place is dream come true. The grand home, just fifteen minutes from St Andrews, has huge window walls that overlook something of a golfing holy grail – a private short game golf area and access to a private 270-yard driving range. A cosy, traditional interior is created by log walls, fireplaces and tartan sofas and beds. There's a modern kitchen with an adjacent formal dining room, or you can choose to eat outdoors if the Scottish weather is willing. There are deluxe bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms with large soaking bathtubs – or why not grab your towels and hop into the outdoor hot tub? In the hamlet of Peat Inn, here you’ll be in the ideal spot to explore St Andrews and the surrounding area. Sleeps up to 10 | 5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

Hole In Two

Hole in Two, Plum Guide home in Fife, Scotland

Hole in Two, Plum Guide home in Fife, Scotland

Click to book Hole In Two now: from £2294 per night St Andrews is known as the home of golf, and this retreat just outside the historic town is the ultimate paradise for fans of the fairways. Accommodation is spread across two five-bedroom villas, meaning there's plenty fo space for a large group of golfing chums or extended families. Inside you'll find plenty of traditional touches, such as exposed wooden beams and working fireplaces. Big windows allow natural light to come streaming in, and the dreamy window-walled lounge is a gorgeous spot to sit and admire the gardens. You'll notice several distinctly Scottish details such as the antler chandelier, forest print wallpaper and even some tartan details, creating a cosy Caledonian atmosphere. For those who want to practise their swing before hitting the iconic Old Course, there's a 270 yard driving range outside, along with two private short game areas – and a lovely hot tub for those who would rather just watch. The host will provide a free daily transfer into St Andrews when you're ready to play, and they'll also take you to the picturesque fishing villages around the East Neuk of Fife. Sleeps up to 28 | 14 Bedrooms | 14 Bathrooms

Golf Among Lavender

Golf Among Lavender, Plum Guide home in Scotland

Golf Among Lavender, Plum Guide home in Scotland

Click to book Golf Among Lavender now: from £1309 per night This home uniquely contrasts the old and new, combining a 200-year-old Gardeners Cottage with a mid-century modern house built in the 1960s by the Scottish architect Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith. The front façade gears you up for countryside chic. However, the view from the vibrant walled garden is decidedly different – geometric shapes reign supreme. The interior is similarly surprising. Recently renovated, it blends up-to-date stylish features with antique furniture, oil paintings and even a Bluthner Leipzig baby grand piano. The majority of the accommodation is located across the ground floor and there are a variety of rooms suitable for entertaining many guests, ranging from a formal dining room to a cosy TV room and drawing-room. Guests have easy access to the landscaped garden; however, it’s not just the sweet-smelling lavender that should draw you outside. Practice your golf skills on a private two-hole pitching range before visiting the nearby world-famous golf courses, Muirfield, Gullane and North Berwick. Sleeps up to 12 | 6 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

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