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Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail

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Garden Cottage - rear view
Open plan kitchen, living and dining area
1st Floor Master Bedroom Ensuite c/w shower
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Garden Cottage makes a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday with family and friends. Spacious, modern and luxurious, it has three bedrooms and comfortably sleeps eight. The beach, shops and pubs are but a short stroll away and there's private off street parking for two cars right outside the front door. There is central heating throughout, high speed wireless internet access and those with young children will find a travel cot and high chair in the cupboard at the top of the stairs. Linens and towels are provided as is an iron and ironing board. The fully enclosed walled rear garden means you can put your feet up whilst the children (or adults!) play safely to their heart's content. There is also another lawned area that’s ideal for sunbathing and a patio with garden furniture and a...Garden Cottage makes a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday with family and friends. Spacious, modern and luxurious, it has three bedrooms and comfortably sleeps eight. The beach, shops and pubs are but a short stroll away and there's private off street parking for two cars right outside the front door. There is central heating throughout, high speed wireless internet access and those with young children will find a travel cot and high chair in the cupboard at the top of the stairs. Linens and towels are provided as is an iron and ironing board. The fully enclosed walled rear garden means you can put your feet up whilst the children (or adults!) play safely to their heart's content. There is also another lawned area that’s ideal for sunbathing and a patio with garden furniture and a BBQ. The ground floor is fully wheelchair accessible and you will find a large, open plan space to the rear of the cottage that accommodates the kitchen, dining and living areas. High spec and fully equipped, the kitchen comes complete with a range cooker, microwave, large fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and all the crockery and cutlery you're ever likely to need. To the side, a large dining table comfortably seats eight. Beside this is a cosy TV area, ideal for a family chill out with a large, comfy corner sofa by the fire with a multi-channel TV and DVD player. You’ll also find a wide selection of games in the cupboard. On the dresser are a host of family board games, books and DVDs. One of our favourite spots is the two sofas at the back of the living area. French doors on three sides open onto the private garden (approximately 90 feet by 30 feet) flooding this area with natural daylight and making it ideal for spending a bit of 'me time' relaxing, reading the paper and enjoying a well earned refreshment. The spacious ground floor family bedroom has a king size double bed together with adult size bunk beds, triple wardrobes, a large chest of drawers and a smart TV. Completing the ground floor is the family bathroom with jacuzzi bath and 'mains' shower over the bath. Upstairs are two further bedrooms. The master boasts a king size double bed, double wardrobes, a chest of drawers, smart TV and a spacious en-suite shower room with “mains” shower. There are also a couple of comfortable chairs. The large twin bedded room has built in wardrobes, chest of drawers, and smart TV player and the views over the garden are delightful. The patio has a selection of garden furniture and a Webber barbecue. Outside lighting means you can stay out long after dark Staying at Garden Cottage When you are on holiday it is important you feel comfortable and relaxed. Worry not, that is what we aim for at Garden Cottage. You will find just about every modern convenience you could imagine as well as some you might not expect to see in a holiday home. All that we ask is that you treat the cottage with care so that the next guests find it in the same condition as you did. And we know that spillages and breaks happen. Unless the damage is extensive, you will not be charged. All we ask is that you let us know what happened so we can quickly repair or replace the damaged items. Instructions for all the appliances can be found in a white folder in the shelf under the coffee table and the central heating instructions are displayed above the boiler in the cupboard at the top of the stairs. You’ll find the bins in the bin store through the black door about 20 feet to your right as you leave the cottage’s front door. Fife Council now operates a four bin recycling policy so it would be a great help if you could do your best to sort your waste in to the appropriate bins. The hall has been tiled so there is no need to take dirty shoes off before you come inside. However, it would be a great help if you do take them off before walking on the carpets and wooden flooring – you would not believe how dirty those areas can get! Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but please keep them downstairs only and not in the family bedroom. And please, please clean up any mess in the garden. It is likely the next guests will have small children and we do not want any ‘accidents’. Smoking is strictly off limits inside the cottageMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets by prior agreement. Parties or large gatherings by prior agreement.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Alan C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
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Reviewed 28 March 2019

This is a lovely property in a quaint fishing village. The property was clean, comfortable, and ideal for our party of 5 adults & our dog (very secure garden). All the arrangements with Alan were fine and there was a nice welcome pack on arrival....More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Resort635229
Alan07101966, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2019

Glad you liked the Cottage and Crail. Come back soon.

Reviewed 22 January 2019

My family and I found the cottage to be very comfortable, clean and cozy and indeed the perfect place to spend a week in January in Fife. The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed for cooking the occasional meal and entertaining ourselves...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank hunterali2016
Alan07101966, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2019

Delighted you enjoyed your January break in Crail, it’s a wonderful time of year in the East Neuk

Reviewed 1 December 2018

The cottage was spacious, very well equipped with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen and the range cooker with 2 ovens was ideal and easy to use. The central heating was very effective and lovely to come back to on a cold day....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Experience737756
Alan07101966, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thanks Shiela, delighted you enjoyed your stay. The East Neuk in December is a lovely, quiet, magical place - so different from mid-Summer.

Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

This place was fantastic. Alan - the owner was super quick at communicating every step of the way and when we arrived we were delight d to see how big, clean and beautiful the place was. We cannot wait to return!

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Lou H
Alan07101966, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for such a nice review, do come back soon!😊

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Really loved the week I stopped at this hidden gem. Garden cottage is a wonderful place to stay , very well equipped, Very comfortable. The garden is such a delight. And Crail and the surrounding area are lovely. And the people are so polite and...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Two idyllic weeks in a beautiful cottage with every need catered for - the sunshine was an added bonus allowing us to enjoy not only the surrounding area but also the beautiful garden, bumble bees and butterflies in the lavender. It is an absolute joy...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Coleena b
Alan07101966, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks Coleena, glad you had a pleasant stay. If only we could guarantee the weather every year...

Reviewed 14 July 2018

I visited from 7th-14th July with my family and we all loved it. It's a very comfortable house with everything you could need, just a lovely, relaxing place to be. We particularly liked the garden which is great for kids playing and adults chilling. It's...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Karen M
Alan07101966, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thanks Karen, so nice when people enjoy what we’ve created. A

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Hi we had a fab week at this well equipped cottage.Garden was great very sheltered.We made use of all the handy beach equipment to go to Kingsbarns beach.

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Irene W
Alan07101966, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thanks Irene, glad you had fun. And you certainly knocked it off with the weather!!

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Comfortable house Had great weekend weather wise Clean and well equipped Blinds missing in one upstairs bedroom

Date of stay: March 2018
2  Thank drnicolag
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Our second visit to Garden Cottage was every bit as special as the first - this time we had a short weekend break for a birthday celebration and were delighted to be greeted with a festive wreath on the front door and a beautiful Christmas...More

Date of stay: December 2017
3  Thank Coleena b
Alan07101966, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you - its great when guest come back and enjoy their second stay just as much as the first. And this time the washing machine didn't break down....:0)

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Dating back to 16th century, Crail is one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland and is only 20 minutes from St Andrews - the home of golf. A historic fishing port, it boasts one of the best preserved small harbours in the area and is well know for the shellfish that is caught and sold here, you won't get any fresher. While Garden Cottage is in the heart of the village, only 300 yards from the beach, shops and pubs, it's set back off the main street and enjoys tranquil walled gardens.
Getting around
There's a regular bus service from the village to and from St Andrews with connections across Scotland and the UK.
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