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63 reviews
In private secluded walled garden
Another sunny day to relax on the decking
Relax in the secret garden
Blue sky dreaming
enjoy the view from the lounge
Glass walled lounge
TV only if you get bored
Modern Kitchen and dining area
A famous place - Swilken Bridge
Ancient History - St Andrews Castle 400m
Whins - bright yellow colours
St Andrews Cathedral - just walk to the end of the street
Sunset from garden
En-suite Wetroom in each bedroom
Utility Room
Play or spectate it is only 200m away
Some visitors are free of charge
People have been coming here for a long time
Coming by helicopter land here
West Sands only a few 100m away
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

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RedRobH
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great accomodation, quiet and close to town and Golf.”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The property is modern and very well maintained, due to it's location it is quiet yet it's only a short walk to the town and The Scores is just through the garden gate. The Old course and club house are just round the corner. Everything you might need for a vacation is available and in excellent order. The accommodation layout is excellent making the most of the outside, it feels very spacious. We have visited St Andrews for the golf many times and you can't beat being near the courses, this property does just that. You can park up for the week and walk down each day. We would definitely use again.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reisegolf...
Hamburg, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great accomodation”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We had a great week in and around St. Andrews. The house has a very quiet location between North Street and The Scores. It was very well and modern furnished. Perfect for a Golf Holiday. Second bedroom could have more space and a bigger bed.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GeeAbdn
Aberdeen
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“home from home”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The Whins is an excellent property in a first class location. I stayed for 4 nights with my kids and loved every minute. The Whins is very well kitted out, clean and warm. There was plenty of outside space for the kids to have a run around and for us to store our bikes. We were able to cycle to tennis , putting or the town centre. We will be back.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chris C
Walton on Tham
2 reviews
“Great find and exceeded expectations”
Reviewed 18 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

A wee hidden gem of a place. Beautifully furnished, very modern and yet cosy. A little tricky to find at first but after that it could not be better placed for golf and the town.

The only negative which is a tiny one is footboards at the bottom of the beds, when you are 6ft 5" it makes a little uncomfortable.

I will use again, in fact my family has booked for May.

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Liked best: Location and condition of the property
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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nedpotter
1 review
“Excellent property.”
Reviewed 6 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We can't recommend this place highly enough. It's furnished to a very high standard, and is located in the centre of St Andrews. It's very comfortable, spotless and warm (we visited in February)!

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Liked best: Unique design
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Mar 2014
Hi Ned & Beccy

Thank you very much for your review.
I am pleased you enjoyed your holiday at The Whins Cottage.
I very much appreciate your kind and thoughtful comments

Sheila
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103MSF12
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We'll be back soon!”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Whins Cottage is a lovely, contemporary property in a fabulous location. We are a family with a six year old and a four year old. We needed to bring a blow up bed for our youngest, but that was not any real problem. The living area is pleasant, the kitchen / dining area ideal and shower rooms so nice I want to replicate them at our own home. All in all Whins Cottage is a great place to stay to explore beautiful St Andrews.

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Liked best: The cleanliness, modern design and location.
Liked least: I can't think of any negatives.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Innofthes...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfection!”
Reviewed 19 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

I know St Andrews well and had little hesitation in making a booking at the Whins. The property is based just off North Street in an extremely quiet location yet close to the shops and West Sands. This modern property proved to be a delightful gem. Every room was spotless with a plethora of cleaning materials should you need them. Toilet roll, handwash, shower gel, washing up liquid - what a difference it makes when you don't have to rush off to the nearest supermarket before you can begin your holiday! The living room with its large glass wall naturally expands the living space outdoors. In the morning, I sat with a cup of tea and watched the birds feeding at the birdfeeder. The kitchen was well equipped; the beds were very comfortable with ensuite wetrooms. Sheila, the owner was most welcoming and showed me round the property upon my arrival. I highly recommend this property and you may rest assured I will be coming back to the Whins.

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Liked best: A modern, light property
Liked least: What is there to not like?
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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