The B&B is located in a beautiful restored home on Murray Park (what I like to call B&B Row - literally every home on the street is a guesthouse). Burness House has a prime location on the corner of Murray and North Street, so there are lovely views out every window. It is very small - only four bedrooms - so you really get a chance to know the owners. I had the small, lovely twin room that overlooks a beautiful garden. My parents had the best room in the place, with a large living space and a wonderful corner window, so you could watch all that was going on down below. All the bedrooms have private baths.
The breakfast room is bright and sunny, with small tables and comfortable sofas. They have a big, traditional Scottish breakfast every morning, made to order. Make sure to try the potato scones. It was wonderful to wake up each morning and start the day with a nice, full stomach.
The rooms are very well-priced, especially for how nice the place is. The single room is 43 pounds a night, and the double rooms are 38 pounds per person. To check availability and see some pictures, you can check out the Burness House Website.
by Taylor Shelby
Charleston, South Carolina
March 14, 2005
From journal The Mystique of St. Andrews