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Ailsa Wilson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Charming Historic Listed cottage and beautiful garden in the heart of St Andrews

55 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights

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Saint Andrews Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms 1 with ensuite, bathroom, conservatory, walled garden and golf store

One double bedroom and one twin bedded room (which can be made into a Super King sized bed) with a bathroom on first floor, one double bedroom with an ensuite shower room on second floor, a fully fitted modern kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine, very comfortable lounge with Sky+ and fast internet access and phone connection within the privacy of a small office if required. With a newly modernised conservatory from which to enjoy the garden and the sun, this property is ideal for any St. Andrews visitor.

This Listed cottage is situated on one of the most charming, quiet streets of St. Andrews with the Cathedral at one end and the Old Course - all a 10 minute walk away. Enjoy being at the centre of everything with the only rush hour as students move from lecture to lecture! Ideally located opposite the University’s famous St. Salvator’s Chapel (see video) and Quadrangle, you really can’t ask for more.........nearly forgot, the beach is only a ten minute walk away, and Sainsbury's 2 minutes up the cobbled walkway!

The cottage also has a beautiful garden with patio area, ideal for outdoor summer living. There is a garden store which can house golf clubs, wood for the fire or outdoor furniture. The clothes drier can be found here also.

For further information turn right and walk up the cobbled walk way to Market Street and you will see the Visit Scotland Information Shop. Supermarkets, friendly pubs,exquisite shopping, coffee shops and top class restaurants are all at your finger tips. ENJOY!

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ailsa Wilson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Ailsa Wilson

I live in Australia, but was born in Scotland. Both my brother and mother live in St Andrews and so it makes sense to own some property in the area.

Ailsa Wilson purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Ailsa Wilson chose Fife

We bought this property because we love the town of St Andrews - it holds a special place for us, as we were married here, and enjoyed our wedding reception at the Old Course Golf and Country Club. We also have a lot of family living in this area.

What makes this cottage unique

I love our cottage because it is just so cosy and so completely central to everything you could want from the town of St Andrews. It's age gives it history, and stories yet to unfold!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time in St Andrews at the weekend. The cottage was fab!
Jan 2013
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based on 55 traveler reviews

Charming Historic Listed cottage and beautiful garden in the heart of St Andrews
average rating of 4.927273 based on 56 reviews

Favorite property!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was so charming and cosy. It was in the best location in St. Andrews. The cottage was extremely clean, well stocked and beautifully decorated. Alisa was so easy to work with and answered any question we had. The beds were so comfortable and the bedding was luxurious. We hope to go back soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing central location

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house to share. In real estate, location is everything, but this home had so much more. It was perfect for our stay. Thank you from all of us.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Fantastic week at the Bunker Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a combination golf/ touring week at the Bunker. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. Immediately we felt right at home. We had two couples staying there. The house is cozy, clean, well stocked with appliances and kitchen ware. We did not have one issue with anything regarding the operation of the house. The location may be the very best in town. Walking distance to anywhere. The pubs ,restaurants , shops and grocery stores are all within a five minute walk. The Old Course is right down the street. It's a wonderful area to go for a walk in the evening with the golf course and beach right there. Nice atmosphere.

One piece of advice if you intend to drive. Get familiar with the highway and street signs beforehand. I have driven in Ireland before , but this seems a little different.

One other important part. In the process of renting and prior to arrival,my correspondence with Ailsa was effortless. She answered all of my questions in a timely manner. The transactions regarding payment went through smoothly. Also right before arrival, Ailsa sent out an information document that contained everything you needed to know about the house.

Included in this were many tips on where to eat , park, shop etc. These were spot on. ( Hint: If driving, take her advice about parking near the Old Course Hotel.)

Before coming here we didn't even think about whether we would like return. However now it appears to be a certainty and we will be staying at the Bunker cottage.

Ailsa , thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place in Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time in St. Andrews and this place was a large part of the experience. It is in the perfect location...close to everything. It is a cozy place with easy access of checking in and checking out. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful cozy cottage in the center of St Andrews

  • 5 of 5

We spent a magical week in this lovely 3 bedroom house which is ideally located in the center of St Andrews. No choice could be better for St Andrews University parents--the house is across the street from the main campus buildings. This property is particularly well suited for graduation week. But for golfers too, the house would be fantastic. It's super comfortable, meticulously maintained with a beautiful small and sunny garden.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear such a glowing report thank you. Yes, we have a lot of parents of students staying at our cottage and they all love the central location. Congratulations on your Graduation celebration. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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St. Andrews 2016

  • 5 of 5

You could not pick a better location to stay in St. Andrews. Close to everything, but far enough that traffic isn't bad. Well maintained, well stocked kitchen and good beds. Alisa was back to me immediately with questions as well. We loved the Bunker Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
St Andrews Old Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
St Andrews
Car: recommended

The charming medieval town of St. Andrews has much to offer its visitors. It is the home of golf as well as the oldest University in Scotland. It has a fascinating history, beautiful beaches and walks and excellent restaurants. It really is an idyllic location for enthusiastic golfers or a base to explore the east coast of Scotland.

St Andrews is a town meant for exploring. The medieval layout of the town centre remains intact, with the main shopping areas concentrated in Market Street and South Street, with Bell Street and Church Street connecting the two principal streets. Take time to explore - on foot - and take pleasure at the surprises and delights you will find.

St Andrews holds a special place in Scotland's history. It takes its name from the Apostle whose relics, legend tells us, were brought to this place in antiquity by St Rule. Scotland later adopted St Andrew as her patron saint and took his salt ire cross for her flag.


Rates & Availability

Saint Andrews Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dunhill 2016
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 10 2016
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
November and December
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas or New Year weeks
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
January and February
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Graduation Week 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Laundry $143
Refundable damage deposit $195

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Saint Andrews Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Red Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Blue Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Green Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Highchair and cot available for use.

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