SECLUDED COUNTRY COTTAGE, ONLY 5 MILES FROM CENTRE OF ST. ANDREWS

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SECLUDED COUNTRY COTTAGE, ONLY 5 MILES FROM CENTRE OF ST. ANDREWS

St Andrews & North Fife Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom stone built cottage to sleep 4 in lovely location.

Garden Cottage is located on a quiet private driveway in the middle of glorious countryside. Despite its proximity to the busy mecca of St. Andrews , the cottage is very tranquil and well equipped. Good walks are available literally from the doorstep, and fine, sandy beaches are a short hop in the car.

The property is centrally heated with an open fire in the lounge for relaxing beside after a strenuous beach walk. The separate dining room with its bay window and patio style door gives access to the enclosed rear garden which plays host to an assorted variety of birds. The two bedrooms are very comfortable and equipped with duvets and electric blankets. The main bedroom has a king sized bed , whilst the second bedroom has twin beds.

The main bathroom was totally refurbished in 2010 to a very high standard, and the beautiful purpose built galley kitchen was installed in January 2011. A superb new wetroom off the main bedroom was created in 2012. Wi-fi access is free.in the cottage.

Golf: St. Andrews is renowned worldwide as the home of golf and plays host to the British Open Championship at least every 5 years, with the next Open being in July 2015. Although it is possible to play The old Course by entering the ballot for tee times, visitors may find it easier to book any of the other 6 courses in and around the town, all of which are administered by The St. Andrews Links Trust. Other famous courses within easy reach include Carnoustie, Craill, Downfield, Ladybank and Kingsbarns, plus a bewildering variety of many other fine links and inland courses, all within a 50 mile radius.

Visitor Attractions: For the historically minded, there are a host of visitor attractions within an easy car journey or train ride, including castles, National Trust properties, malt whisky distilleries and museums. The East Neuk of Fife contains a number of lovely old fishing villages, some of which are still landing locally caught fish and shellfish, whilst others are now thriving artist colonies. All of them have welcoming pubs and restaurants serving good local produce and excellent beer!

For the Children: Beaches, ice creams and wonderful fish and chips plus various visitor attractions like Captain Scott's ' Discovery ' and the Secret Bunker will keep them amused.

Since acquiring Garden Cottage in 2005, the owners have embarked on an extensive renovation programme, and in the last 2 years, the kitchen, bathroom and shower room have all been remodelled and finished to a very high standard. Even on the bleakest of days in midwinter, the cottage has a cosy welcoming ambience, especially with the log fire burning brightly and a glass of malt to hand!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Ian or Carol Johnston

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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Secluded country cottage, only 5 miles from centre of St. Andrews
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Secluded country cottage, only 5 miles from centre of St. Andrews
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414143
+44 01314417990
St Andrews & North Fife Fife
East Renfrewshire, Scotland
5

A cosy, welcoming and peaceful getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
Garden Cottage is comfortable and welcoming. We were particularly delighted with the unexpected "extras" - for example, supplies of extra towels, bedlinen, and even some cooking necessities like oil and salt!
The cottage has a sort of tardis effect - it is much larger on the inside than it looks from the outside, with comfortable and well furnished rooms. Everything has been thought of, and the peaceful and beautiful location simply forces you to relax!
We spent a lot of time out and about - there are some lovely walks nearby, and 3 Geocaches within half a mile of the cottage. St Andrews is very easily accessible by car, as is Kinshaldy Beach - well worth a trip for the beach and the forest walks.
Ian was in regular contact with us from our first enquiry, and couldn't have been more helpful - by the time we stayed at the cottage, we felt like we knew him, which added to the welcoming feeling of the place.
I would highly recommend Garden Cottage, and have every intention of returning!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Delighted to receive this kind of feedback, although I have yet to establish the meaning of Geocaches! Just glad to know that we have them in such close proximity ( I think!)
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Secluded country cottage, only 5 miles from centre of St. Andrews
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414143
+44 01314417990
St Andrews & North Fife Fife
Paisley, Scotland
5

A Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
We had a great week in Garden Cottage - a lovely place with all the comforts of home.

In a peaceful setting with lots of wild life to enjoy from all windows. The garden is enclosed and safe for children and animals.

A great find! Thank you, Ian and Carol. We will be back!

Maggie, Ian, Ellie and Katie
Owner's Response: Always nice to read reviews like this, and we do love it when people enjoy the cottage as much as we do ourselves.
business
Secluded country cottage, only 5 miles from centre of St. Andrews
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414143
+44 01314417990
St Andrews & North Fife Fife
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Serene surroundings

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
The cottage is a beautiful place to stay, and we were amazed at how lovely it is.
A home from home, beautifully preserved in serene surroundings.
business
Secluded country cottage, only 5 miles from centre of St. Andrews
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414143
+44 01314417990
St Andrews & North Fife Fife
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Return visit

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Once again we have enjoyed your wonderful cottage, so relaxing, and yet so much to do when the mood takes you.
we loved the hickory golf at Kingarrock.
business
Secluded country cottage, only 5 miles from centre of St. Andrews
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414143
+44 01314417990
St Andrews & North Fife Fife
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Loving feelings

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We love this cottage.We are sorry that the week has gone so quickly
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Leuchars
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Glenrothes M90
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pitscottie
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Andrews
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pitscottie
Car: necessary

This lovely stone built Victorian cottage enjoys a tranquil setting, only 5 miles from St. Andrews, and provides ready access to unspoilt beaches, golf, cycling and quaint fishing villages, with a myriad of local pubs and restaurants nearby.

Local shops are within 2 miles and there are a variety of historic houses and gardens as well as numerous visitor attractions within easy reach.

Other Activities: Historic Visitor attractions, and variety of activities for children

Golf: There are a huge variety of top class golf courses withing easy driving distance from the cottage, including The Old Course in St. Andrews, plus Carnoustie and Muirfield, all 3 of which are Open Championship venues. Some of the lesser known courses are well worth exploring, and somewhat less expensive!

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Availability & Rates

St Andrews & North Fife Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Rate 8
Apr 5 2014 - Apr 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£470
3 nights
 
 
Rate 9
Apr 26 2014 - May 16 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£420
3 nights
 
 
Rate 10
May 17 2014 - May 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£525
7 nights
 
 
Rate 11
May 31 2014 - Jun 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£560
7 nights
 
 
Rate 12
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£620
7 nights
 
 
Rate 13
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£660
7 nights
 
 
Rate 14
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 12 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£525
7 nights
 
 
Rate 15
Sep 13 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£400
7 nights
 
 
Rate 16
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£375
3 nights
 
 
Rate 17
Oct 25 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£500
7 nights
 
 
Rate 18
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£330
3 nights
 
 
Rate 19
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
£580
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £25.00
Notes 25% Deposit required upon confirmation of booking by owner. Balance payable one month prior to holiday. Linen and towels plus electricity and central heating included in rental price. Wood and coal for fire available locally at cost to renter.
One small dog permitted per holiday let at additional charge of £25.
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Amenities

St Andrews & North Fife Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The main bathroom was fully refurbished in 2010 with beautiful Italian tiling and has a full bath, with a shower above the bath, together with a w.c. and basin. The ensuite to the main bedroom was totally refurbished in 2012 and remodelled into a wetroom with power shower, w.c. and stone handbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom has an attached beautiful wetroom with power shower and w.c. which was completed in May 2012
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • golf privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
Well equipped quiet cottage, with an open fire in the lounge and a lovely dining room with door to south facing walled garden. New(2011) fitted kitchen with small breakfast bar, and all modern amenities including a dishwasher, Hair dryer,cot and high chair available. Easy access to good walking and the many delights of St. Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife. Edinburgh is just over an hour by car and many of our visitors use the cottage as a base for exploring much further afield in Scotland. As will be seen from the reviews by guests, the cottage is very popular and we have a regular flow of repeat visitors. We really want all our visitors to derive as much enjoyment from staying in Garden Cottage as we do ourselves, which is why we endeavour to maintain the cottage and its facilities in tip top condition.
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