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Forgan Cottage - Historic St Andrews family-friendly cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, open plan living/dining/kitchen area

Centrally located 5 minutes walk from the town centre, Forgan Cottage was fully renovated in 2012 to a high standard for the holiday rental market and as a private holiday home. The cottage was built circa 1896 by the Forgan family who in the late 1800s were one of the leading golf club manufacturers based in St Andrews.

The cottage has been tastefully modernised and redecorated throughout, with new kitchen and bathrooms, newly carpeted bedrooms, stairs and upper hall and oak flooring in the downstairs hall and living area.

The bright living/dining area looks out onto the back garden and the path along the Kinness Burn can be accessed through the rear garden gate.

All bedrooms have king size beds, two of which can be converted to twin beds.

There is a large centrally heated basement with washing machine, tumble dryer, additional fridge and freezer. There is also ample space to store bikes and golf clubs.

More Details

Patricia Graham
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Patricia Graham

We bought the cottage because our son is studying at St Andrews University and the town is a lovely place for either a day trip or a few nights stay as it is not too far from where we live in Glasgow.

Patricia Graham purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Patricia Graham chose Saint Andrews

My son and I looked at several properties but Forgan Cottage had a very nice atmosphere about it and we could see it had potential to be a fabulous holiday home and place for him to stay when he is studying.

It is only a very short walk from the town centre but also has plenty of free parking outside. It is centrally located for either the West or East sands which was important as we have a dog.

What makes this cottage unique

We have fully refurbished the cottage and it is extremely comfortable either in summer or winter. New central heating and continuous hot water make it a cosy place to stay even in the depths of winter. The garden at the back looks onto the Kinness Burn which is a lovely feature in the summer.

We love spending time in the cottage as it has an extremely relaxing feel to it.


Saint Andrews Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , can be converted to 2 single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , can be converted to 2 single beds
  • All linen is Egyptian cotton. Pillows and duvets are hypoallergenic. There is plenty of storage for clothes in each bedroom. Hairdryers are provided in all of the bedrooms. Travel cot available
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The cottage has a large basement with 2 Belfast sinks with hot and cold water, washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and extra fridge. It is centrally heated so is suitable for drying wet clothing, golfing/outdoor wear. It is large enough for storage of bikes, golf equipment, surf boards etc. Dogs would be considered if well behaved and fully house-trained. They are not allowed in any of the bedrooms or upstairs in the cottage. Dog bed and bowls can be provided.


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Forgan Cottage - Historic St Andrews family-friendly cottage
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful cottage with good location

  • 5 of 5

Frogan Cottage was perfect for our stay in St Andrews. The bedrooms were spacious, clean and very comfortable. The living spaces were well appointed and there was plenty of information of things to do and the history in the area. I would highly recommend Forgan Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vincent - thank you for your lovely review.
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Lovely home from home!

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday home for the family, wonderful location, would definitely recommend :)

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from home in easy walking distance of the town

  • 4 of 5

Lovely comfortable cottage with 3 well appointed bedrooms. Pretty patio garden. Excellent base for our son's wedding.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Third Visit

  • 5 of 5

The house provides excellent accommodation a few minutes walk from St Andrews town centre. We would thoroughly recommend it for any intended visit to this part of the country.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It's always lovely to have people returning to stay again at the cottage.
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Excellent location for a special family holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (my parents, husband and two children) had a wonderful stay in this extremely comfortable and well equipped holiday home. The central location was ideal too. A real highlight was breakfast on the sunny back garden patio. Patricia has clearly put a lot of thought into preempting her guests' every need and we wanted for nothing. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am glad you had good weather to enjoy the garden. I hope you are able to stay again in the future.
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A cozy little house that's very convenient to walking into town.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Forgan Cottage. With only one shower, I wouldn't recommend having 6 people in the 3 bedrooms.The only thing we found lacking was that there was no freezer area in the refrigerator. So no ice! Otherwise just great!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. There is a second fridge and full size freezer in the basement I'm sorry you didn't notice them. Thankfully, although there is only one shower, the cottage has constant hot water so it usually isn't an issue with 6 people.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Whey Pat Bar
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Old course, st andrews
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Westport Bar and Diner
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East sands
Car: not necessary

The cottage is ideally placed a few minutes walking distance from the town centre with its excellent selection of shops, restaurants, pubs, the famous Byre Theater, cinema and leisure facilities.

The west sands beach, world famous golf courses, golf museum and sea life aquarium are an easy 10 minute walk to the north of the cottage. The east sands, harbor and leisure center are a 10 minute walk to the east of the cottage.

There are numerous golf courses within 20 to 30 minutes drive and the Old Course Hotel and Fairmont Hotel have luxury spas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.75

£200 deposit required to secure your booking.
Final balance due at least 6 weeks prior to arrival date.
More than 2 guests for 2 or 3 nights , additional cost of £10 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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