to Rufflets, which is one of the oldest established Country
House Hotels in Scotland. The house was built in 1924 as
a private home for Mrs A.B Gilroy, the widow of a Dundee
jute baron, and was designed by a well known Dundee architect
Donald Mills, who also designed the formal terraced garden
to the south of the house.
This turreted mansion house, set in ten acres of award-winning
gardens, has been privately owned and personally managed
by the Russell family since 1952, when the seven bedroomed
house was converted into a small hotel. In those days country
house hotels were almost unheard of and Rufflets was regarded
as somewhat unique, not just in Fife, but in the whole of
house has been tastefully extended over the years and the
interior refurbished to match the exacting standards expected
of a small luxury country house. Service is friendly and
personal in the true sense of Scottish hospitality.