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Garden Cottage, Nr St Andrews. Glorious, peaceful location. July dates available

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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Your wellbeing and peace of mind are important to us before and during your visit.So we will clean the cottage even more thoroughly than usual, before you arrive, and I have completed training in disinfecting and sanitising the cottage. Cert. is listed in our photos. As the vaccination roll out continues, we are no longer having a clear day between bookings for intensive deep cleaning. If you would like intensive deep cleaning, please reserve the cottage for an extra day before you arrive, for that purpose. **New for 2021 ** We are delighted to offer private, open air, yoga and/or Pilates sessions, in our exclusive walled garden, just for guests! Also installing an EV charger. If these are things you’d be interested in, please get in touch! Garden Cottage is a special place in the coun... Your wellbeing and peace of mind are important to us before and during your visit.So we will clean the cottage even more thoroughly than usual, before you arrive, and I have completed training in disinfecting and sanitising the cottage. Cert. is listed in our photos. As the vaccination roll out continues, we are no longer having a clear day between bookings for intensive deep cleaning. If you would like intensive deep cleaning, please reserve the cottage for an extra day before you arrive, for that purpose. **New for 2021 ** We are delighted to offer private, open air, yoga and/or Pilates sessions, in our exclusive walled garden, just for guests! Also installing an EV charger. If these are things you’d be interested in, please get in touch! Garden Cottage is a special place in the countryside of Fife, & is light years from the noise of town and city living. We will be happy to use our local knowledge to help you find that special restaurant, or that quiet beach, or if you want to play a different golf course every day, we can help! The cottage is right in the heart of Kinloss Estate in Fife, about 9 miles from St Andrews and its many golf courses. The Estate is about 200 acres of arable land, and it is a wonderfully peaceful and tranquil place. Garden Cottage is stone built, and set in its own garden, with a lawn to the front, grass to the back, with woodlands at the side. It sits on a private road. We think it’s probably about two hundred years old, and has lots of character and traditional charm. It was originally the cottage for the Head Gardener on the Estate, though it has been tastefully renovated, and upgraded since his day. The cottage has central heating, and free wi-fi throughout. Downstairs the cottage has a cosy sitting room, with an open fire, flat screen TV and comfortable sofas. The TV has free-sat channels and a DVD player and a selection of DVDs. There are also a selection of games and books in the cottage. We supply a starter pack of coal, and unlimited logs for the fire, so that you can enjoy the pleasure of a real fire. On the ground floor there is also a full dining room, where the whole family can enjoy meals. With lots of lamps, and more than a few candles, it’s the perfect place to have a leisurely meal in the evening, as the light fades outside, enjoying the tranquility of the countryside, in the comfort of your own space. The dining room also has a futon, which comfortably sleeps an adult. There is also a well equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, washing machine, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, as well as a separate larder. We like to think we have supplied all you need to do as much ( or as little!) cooking as you want. Downstairs there is a little cloakroom with a toilet and basin. A sofabed is available in the dining room, for an extra charge. Upstairs, there is a bathroom which has a lovely showerbath, with fixed screen and power shower, toilet and basin, as well as 2 bedrooms - one with a double bed, the other with 2 twin beds. The beds are handmade by a local craftsman, from our own timber, and are made up with comfy toppers and cosy duvets. There is also a full size cot, and we are happy to supply bed linen and towels for your baby. We know from our guests feedback that you will love the cottage because of its amazing location, and the attention to detail in the furnishings and decoration. Every year we do something new to improve the facilities in the cottage. This year, 2020/21 it will be no surprise that the emphasis is on cleanliness and hygiene, but we have also added a little gift shop, with handmade beanie hats, gloves & gifts. Outside the garden is stocked with flowers and herbs. There is so much wildlife to enjoy around the cottage, with deer, pheasants and guinea fowl all being regular visitors, especially in the early morning. In front of the cottage, in an open grassy area, is our duck pond, which has lots of wild ducks. In the spring, we love to see the ducklings. In May, we host the Fife Agricultural Show in some of our fields. Next here in 2022. It’s far enough away from the cottage that you’ll hardly notice it, but if you want to visit, there are lots of things to see and do, with show jumping, cattle, sheep and horse shows, as well as all sorts of traditional Scottish exhibitions and displays. On the Estate, about 100m from the cottage, is our tennis court, and guests are welcome to use it by arrangement. If you don't have room in your luggage to bring rackets, just let us know, and we'll provide some. Further afield, there is so much to see and explore in Fife. The Open Golf comes to St Andrews regularly, and is next here in July 2022. And of course, it would be wrong not to mention the many and varied golf courses in the area. The cottage is about 9 miles from St Andrews, and so is perfect for golfers, or for visitors to the University. Edinburgh is an hour away by train or car. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Margo A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed August 3, 2020

Enjoyed a really good week in the garden cottage. House extremely clean and tidy, with loads of kitchen items and general house equipment to make you feel at home. Secluded and quiet - just what we required. Really well located with loads to do from...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank V3107WDstephenl
Reviewed July 22, 2020

We enjoyed a 3 night stay at the cottage and really enjoyed the peace and quiet and views across the fields behind the cottage. The cottage had everything we needed for a short break and we enjoyed sitting and eating outside. We also able to...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Quest14965066777
Reviewed October 20, 2019

Lovely cottage, very comfortable and lots of lovely extras provided by owner. Good selection of books, games and videos. Great locaiton - quiet surroundings but also very close to Cupar and short trip to St Andrews. I would definetly stay again.

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Resort213109
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Elgin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: October 2018
Cosmopolitan636127, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, Nr St Andrews. Glorious, peaceful location. July dates available, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Just spent two lovely weeks at Gardeners cottage. Great location and really comfortable cottage. Only advice is read cottage instructions and if you get any issues tell Margo, who is great. The microwave was replaced as soon as we reported it wasn't working. Definitely would...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank pjones310
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

This property was pure gold for us when looking for a property in Cupar Fife. A family wedding had drawn us to this picturesque part of Fife and we were not disappointed. From the moment we saw the cottage we wanted to just pick it...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank SimonC5276
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Four of us stayed here over New Year and had a very relaxed time; it was a great start to 2017. The Garden Cottage was an excellent base for us to explore the area - my wife didn't want to leave. When we arrived, there...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank DavidMcM
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2015

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Date of stay: February 2015
ChrisA-S, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, Nr St Andrews. Glorious, peaceful location. July dates available, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2015

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Reviewed May 17, 2014

A lovely cosy cottage in peaceful surroundings and excellent location for visiting St Andrews. We found the cottage a real home from home with many lovely extra touches such as flowers, fresh eggs from the chickens and a welcome pack. The basket of children's activities...More

Date of stay: April 2014
1  Thank Catherine D
Reviewed January 5, 2014

The cottage is quite lovely and set in great surroundings. However the heating and the shower facility are very poor. Middle of winter and the heating comes on twice per day 6.30am to 10.30 am and 4.00pm to 10.30pm, so f you wanted to stay...More

Date of stay: December 2013
2  Thank Trevor J
ChrisA-S, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, Nr St Andrews. Glorious, peaceful location. July dates available, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. I do try to make all options for heating entirely clear and fair. Timed heating is included, with the option of extending this if required, for basically what it costs me to provide it. In addition...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Playground
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Tennis Court
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Cupar is the old market town of Fife. There is still a Farmers Market once a month, where local farmers sell their produce. Fife Show is held on our farm in May each year, and is a great spectacle. It is however on the other side of the farm from Garden Cottage, and it is possible to completely ignore it, if you prefer not to participate. There are many historic places to visit, such as Falkland Palace, and other National Trust properties.
Getting around
Cupar is a great place to start your visit to Scotland. The train station is about 2 miles from the cottage, and from the station there are regular services to Edinburgh ( about 65 minutes) Dundee (20 mins) or onwards to Glasgow and Perth. There are frequent bus services to St Andrews, Kirkcaldy and lots of other places in Fife. The airport in Edinburgh is about is about an hour by car, or you could get the train to Edinburgh Gateway, and then the new tram to the airport. Lots of easy options, as well as a good road system if you prefer to drive.
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Garden Cottage, Nr St Andrews. Glorious, peaceful location. July dates available is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Garden Cottage, Nr St Andrews. Glorious, peaceful location. July dates available has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Garden Cottage, Nr St Andrews. Glorious, peaceful location. July dates available has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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