As ever, the year has whizzed in. The world is still reeling from Covid and the rural hospitality sector was hit particularly hard. So many guests this year told us they were choosing to stay with a small business over the big chains/hotels which was great to hear. Many chose small businesses as they felt attention to cleaning protocols and social distancing were more likely to be adhered to, also many felt the bigger hotels had too many communal areas that they didn't feel comfortable in. Many chose to stay closer to home due to rising fuel costs so we had more 'locals' this year - Fife is ideally placed for trips from Edinburgh or Glasgow or Aberdeenshire. Just from our snapshot questions to our guests, we can see that the way people choose to travel, socialise, eat out and stay has changed forever post Covid. So many of our local food and pub businesses are trying to adapt to stay afloat at this time and we do everything we can to send guests their way too, Shout out to The Kettlebridge Inn and The GolfInn@ Ladybank!
It was fantastic to be able to welcome our overseas guests once again, many over to visit family they'd not seen since pre -Covid and also many to visit St Andrews for The 150th Open. We are so lucky to live and work in this part of Fife - surrounded by wonderful walks, hills and historic houses and palaces and not far from beautiful coastal villages.
Our diary is open for 2023 with some special offers for early birds if you book directly on our website.
Who knows what 2023 will bring, stay well and we hope 2023 brings you to us for a short break!