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Garden Cottage, Nr St Andrews. Traditional charm in a glorious setting! Sleeps 5

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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Garden Cottage is a special place in the countryside of Fife, only about 9 miles from St Andrews, but light years from the noise of town and city living. Here, we work hard to make your holiday just a little more special. We will be happy to use our local knowledge to help you find that special restaurant, or that quiet, off-the-beaten-track beach, or if you want to play a different golf course every day for a fortnight, 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 although close to Cupar and St Andrews, it is a wonderfully peaceful and tranquil place. It’s stone built, and set in its own garden, with a lawn to the front, grass to the back, with woodla...Garden Cottage is a special place in the countryside of Fife, only about 9 miles from St Andrews, but light years from the noise of town and city living. Here, we work hard to make your holiday just a little more special. We will be happy to use our local knowledge to help you find that special restaurant, or that quiet, off-the-beaten-track beach, or if you want to play a different golf course every day for a fortnight, 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 although close to Cupar and St Andrews, it is a wonderfully peaceful and tranquil place. It’s 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, which is only used by cottage guests, and the very occasional tractor working on the estate. 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. The TV has free-sat channel 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 sofabed, which comfortably sleeps an adult. It is available at no extra cost. 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. 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, 2018 it's the turn of the bathroom, with a new more powerful shower, and the curtains and soft furnishings in the sitting room. We hope you will enjoy all of our little changes! 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, swimming in line behind their mothers. In May, we host the Fife Agricultural Show in some of our fields, this year it was 19th May. 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 2021, and in 2018 it comes to Carnoustie, which is roughly an hour from the cottage. 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, with the Edinburgh Festival in August, and so many sights and shops to see and visit. Fife is just the prefect place from which to explore all that the East of Scotland has to offer. If you need more information, please get in touch More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Elgin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: October 2018
Cosmopolitan636127, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, Nr St Andrews. Traditional charm in a glorious setting! Sleeps 5, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

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Reviewed 16 September 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 11 August 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 4 January 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
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2015

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Date of stay: February 2015
ChrisA-S, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, Nr St Andrews. Traditional charm in a glorious setting! Sleeps 5, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2015

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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
Interaction with guests
We have been renting holiday accommodation both in Scotland and in Portugal, for many years, and I think ( I hope!) we are getting better at it every year. We've learned that most guests don't want a rather uncomfortable walk-round introduction to the property - especially if they've had a long journey, and simply want to relax with a cup of tea. So, we have a key safe, and we send guests the code, and let them investigate and explore the cottage. We always have a welcome pack waiting, and although the goodies left often vary, it always includes tea, coffee, milk and sugar. I am contactable throughout your visit if you need help, but otherwise, we just let you enjoy your holiday.
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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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