Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Traditional Detached Country Cottage, Nr St. Andrews,with Wi-Fi and Tennis Court

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 07/22/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St. Andrews cottage description

Garden Cottage is right in the heart of our country estate in Fife, about 9 miles from St Andrews and its many golf courses, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our pretty cosy cottage.
The cottage is detached, two storey, and set in its own garden, with a lawn to the front, and grass to the back, with woodlands at the side. It is sits on a private road, which is only used by cottage guests, and the very occasional tractor working on the estate. It is a peaceful place, with lots of traditional charm.
Inside the cottage has a sitting room, dining room, kitchen and cloakroom with toilet on the ground floor, and upstairs, there is a bathroom which has, new for 2104, 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 crafsman, from our own timber, and are made up with comfy toppers are cosy duvets. If you prefer hypoallergenic bedding or blankets, please let us know at the time of booking. There is also a full size cot, and we are happy to supply bed linen and towels for your baby.
The sitting room is comfortable and well equipped, with an open fire for the chillier times of year, or even just for the fun of having a crackling log fire burning in the evening.What a great way to spend a comfortable evening. The sitting room has 2 big sofas, lots of cushions and free-sat television. There is also a DVD player and ipod docking station with radio. If you would like us to put a selection of DVDs into the cottage for you, just let us know!
The cottage also has full central heating. The dining room can easily accommodate 4 or even 6 at the table, and there is also a piano, for the musically gifted!
The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer and microwave.
Outside the garden is stocked with flowers and herbs. The woodland and adjacent stream are often visited by deer, especially in the early morning, and as the kitchen overlooks the woods, you might be lucky enough to see a deer while you make your morning tea.
In front of the cottage, in an open grassy area, is our duck pond, which has many wild ducks. In the spring, there are also many ducklings, swimming in line behind their mothers. We are also regularly visited by Harry the Heron, and very occasionally, by otters.
On the estate, we breed Highland Cattle, the long-horned traditional Scottish cattle. They are very beautiful and can been seen on the farm at all ages - from the newly born calves to the mature cattle. Most of them have names. Cassie is our oldest resident - she is almost 21 years old, and in honourable retirement. She bosses the calves about - very much the grandmother figure. Our youngest residents are Amy and Sheldon ( inspired by the Big Bang Theory!!). We have some quite lovely breeding cows, and in Spring 2014 we are looking forward to welcoming this years calves. I'll be posting photographs of the girls - Lily, Alice and Daisy shortly! They all have different characters. Daisy the white cow, just loves having her head scratched!
In May, we host the Fife Agricultural Show in some of our fields. This is far enough away from the cottage that you will hardly notice it, but if you want to visit, there is lots to see and do, with show jumping, cattle, sheep and horse shows, as well as all sorts of traditional Scottish exhibitions and displays.
Near to our house, about 100 yards 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 back again in July 2015. St Andrews itself has much to see, from St Rules Tower, the Castle and the other historic areas. On the Fife Coast, there are the pretty East Neuk villages, such as Anstruther, and Pittenweem, and the Pittenweem Art Festival is not to be missed. The beach and forest at Tentsmuir is well worth a visit. Even in high summer the long white beaches are clean and quiet, and seals can often be seen basking in the sun ( the sun does actually shine quite a lot in Scotland - contrary to common belief!!). Edinburgh is only an hour away by train or car, with the Edinburgh Festival in August,and so many sights and shops to see and visit.

The cottage also has free wi-fi internet access for guests to use. The cottage is about 9 miles from St Andrews, and so is perfect for golfers, or for visitors to the University.

It really is our pleasure to welcome you to Garden Cottage, and we will do our best to make your stay in Fife a happy memorable one. We look forward to hearing from you!

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children will love Garden Cottage with its lawn for playing on, and woodlands for exploring. Guests can also use our private tennis court, by arrangement...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            At least one member of the party must be 21 or over....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Double Beds (1) The double bed is hand made by a master craftsman from timber from our own estate, and is very comfortable., Twin or Single Beds (2) Both twin beds are handmade by a master craftsman from timber from our own estate. Cosy and comfortable!, Child Beds (1) We can provide an additional foldaway bed for a child for £30 per booking., Baby Cribs (1) We provide a modern cot with bed linen, if required...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            ...moreless

          • Upstairs there is a full bathroom with toilet, basin, and showerbath.The showerbath and power shower with shcreen are new this season, and the new photographs are now on this website. It looks great! Downstairs there is a cloakroom with toilet and basin....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            In the sitting room, there is a large open fire. In the cooler months, we supply a starter pack of coal and logs. There is nothing quite like a roaring log fire!...moreless

          • Heating:

            Central heating is installed and is available, apart from the summer, on a timed basis, morning and evening. All day heating is available for an extra charge....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            We provide duvets, bed linen, towels, and table linen....moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Additional pack options;- For guests from warmer climates, we offer an all day central heating pack. If you think you might feel the cold in Scotland, please consider asking for central heating from 7am -10pm. This can be added for £100 per week. If you would like extra towels left in the cottage ( the usual rate includes 1 bath towel, one hand towel and one face cloth per guest) then please consider our extra towel option, and for £10 p/p p/w we will leave 2 hand towels and 2 bath towels per person. We accept payment by UK cheque, Mastercard, Visa, amex or Paypal. Please let us know your preferred payment option....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                In the sitting room, there is satellite television, with freesat channels, and a DVD player....moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Games
              • Books

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                We provide free wi-fi internet access. Please bring your own laptop....moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                New this year - a Landman BBQ. Perfect for grilling steaks and burgers....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Tennis

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Water View:

                The cottage overlooks our duck pond, which is home to many wild ducks - 35 at the highest count this year! In spring, there are often ducklings too. The pond is visited by all sorts of wildlife, such as herons, deer, moorhens,otters and pheasants. Less welcome is the occasional fox....moreless

              • Rural:

                Can't really get more rural! Surrounded by beautiful countryside, with our beautiful highland cattle, shetland ponies, ducks, pheasants and deer. So much to see all year round....moreless

              Activities

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Golf
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Shelling
              • Playground
              • Library
              • Churches
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Cinemas
              • Tennis
              • Fishing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 5
              from 6 traveler reviews
              Loading...
               
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              Jun 7 - Sep 19, 2014
              3 night min stay
              £120
              £650 £2,400
              Ryder Cup
              Sep 20 - Sep 29, 2014
              7 night min stay

              £750
              Autumn
              Sep 30 - Dec 19, 2014
              3 night min stay
              £120
              £560
              Christmas
              Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2015
              5 night min stay
              £140
              £750 £2,500
              Spring
              Jan 10 - May 1, 2015
              3 night min stay
              £130
              £650 £2,400
              Summer
              May 2 - Sep 25, 2015
              3 night min stay
              £135
              £700 £2,400
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              £130
              £650 £2,400
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Timed Central Heating is included in the price from 1 Sept to 1 June. Heating is not included from 1 June - 1 Sept. Additional central heating is available for an extra charge. Please check the listing.

              The cottage is available for the Ryder Cup dates in 2014 - please ask for rates.

              The cottage is now booked for the Open golf at St Andrews in 2015 and is therefore not available.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


              This owner accepts: Credit cards.
              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
               

              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/22/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates
               

              Location

              • St Andrews Links

                "Don't miss it!"

                ...MoreCollapse
              • Ostlers Close

                "Excellent little restaurant in Cupar. The food is amazing, and the service friendly and know..."

                ...MoreCollapse
              • The Scottish Deer Centre

                "Great fun for kids. Room to run, and play. Feed the deer and see the birds of prey. I sugges..."

                ...MoreCollapse
              • TENTSMUIR FOREST

                "One of the best beaches in Fife, and always quiet. Long white beaches, and if you are lucky,..."

                ...MoreCollapse
              • The Grill House Restaurant

                "Good food at sensible prices, especially at lunchtime. Try the frozen margueritas!"

                ...MoreCollapse
              • Rufflets Country House Hotel

                "Lovely traditional country house hotel with very good food. Great gardens to explore too."

                ...MoreCollapse
              • St Andrews Aquarium Ltd

                "Go and see the seals, sharks ( little ones!) and all sorts of other sealife. A good afternoo..."

                ...MoreCollapse
              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Edinburgh Airport
              2 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Cupar
              9 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              St Andrews
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Cupar
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Cupar
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Cupar

              Car: Recommended

              Our cottage is about 9 miles from the Open Golf venue at St Andrews, Fife, and would provide a wonderful, tranquil base from which to enjoy golf at St Andrews and the many other golf courses in the area. We are happy to recommend golf courses within easy reach of Cupar.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1887

              About the owner: We are Chris and Margo Addison-Scott, and we live at Kinloss House, which is the mansion house on the estate. Chris' family have lived here for over 120 years, and we moved back here in 1998 to take over running the estate and the houses on it. We live here with our three children, Alexandra, Jamie and Ben, and a selection of animals, including our 2 Shetland ponies, Fun & Perseus, our cat, Smudge, dogs Rosie and Bella, about 30 hens, and a goldfish. I am now the Estate gardener, and I hope to make the gardens as colourful and interesting as possible. Emma is our housekeeper, and she helps me get the cottage ready for you. We are both very proud of the cottage, and really hope you will love it too.We are delighted to welcome guests to this quiet corner of Fife in Scotland, where there is so much to see and do.

              Why the Owner Chose St. Andrews:
              We took over running the Addison-Scott family Estate in 1998, and since then have had much pleasure in improving the various cottages and houses on the estate. The Addison-Scott family bought this property after many years in the army, navy and working abroad. One of Chris's ancestors sailed on the Victory, Nelson's flagship, and we love exploring the history of the family, and their exploits.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              We think that Garden Cottage is a delightful place to spend a holiday, to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside, where the only things you will hear is birdsong, and the very occasional passing tractor. Depending on the time of year, so much happens, from the birth of calves in Spring, to the Fife Show in May, Harvest time in August/September and Scottish Christmas and New Year. Although quite close to Cupar, the estate is a little haven of peace and tranquility. The loudest noise you will hear is birdsong. The cottage itself is several hundreds of years old, and was originally built for the Estate Head Gardener. It still has the original sloping ceilings, and thick stone walls, though I think it is probably a lot more comfortable now than when he lived there, with the modern comforts of plumbing and heating!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

              Guestbook comments from the owner

              Loading...
              1 of 15
               

              Photos

              • Garden Cottage, Cupar, Fife

                Garden Cottage, Cupar, Fife

              • The tennis court is available for use by our guests, at no extra charge

                The tennis court is available for use by our guests, at no extra charge

              • Dual aspect windows, to the front and side of the cottage.

                Dual aspect windows, to the front and side of the cottage.

              • Double bedroom.

                Double bedroom.

              • Garden Cottage

                Garden Cottage

              • A few of our pedigree Highland cattle

                A few of our pedigree Highland cattle

              • Garden Cottage in Winter. Time to turn up the central heating!

                Garden Cottage in Winter. Time to turn up the central heating!

              • The cottage from the duck pond.

                The cottage from the duck pond.

              • Lovely sunny Spring morning here in Fife.

                Lovely sunny Spring morning here in Fife.

              • Spring is here! Lovely sunny day here on the farm.

                Spring is here! Lovely sunny day here on the farm.

              • Our newest arrival, Dougal.

                Our newest arrival, Dougal.

              • Kinloss Estate, taken at Fife Show 2014.

                Kinloss Estate, taken at Fife Show 2014.

              • Spring on Kinloss Estate

                Spring on Kinloss Estate

              • Double Bedroom - dual aspect. Dormer window to front, and velux to the back.

                Double Bedroom - dual aspect. Dormer window to front, and velux to the back.

              • Twin bedroom, with dormer window to front, and velux window,complete with Donkey

                Twin bedroom, with dormer window to front, and velux window,complete with Donkey

              • Kinloss Mansion house - our home.

                Kinloss Mansion house - our home.

              • Spring tulips make a lovely show

                Spring tulips make a lovely show

              • Garden cottage is beside woodlands - very pretty!

                Garden cottage is beside woodlands - very pretty!

              • Sitting room, with dual aspect windows, front and rear of cottage.

                Sitting room, with dual aspect windows, front and rear of cottage.

              • View from the front door of the cottage, overlooking the paddock and pond

                View from the front door of the cottage, overlooking the paddock and pond

              VRBO #244649

              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Monday, July 21, 2014

              £107 - £140 per night (GBP)
              6

              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
              Dates are unavailable
              Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
              This listing requires that rentals start on a .
              Get an instant quote
              Owner
              Email owner

              +44 1334-654169

              Speaks: english

              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check, or direct bank transfer. Learn More
              Add vacation protection services to your booking

              Three services to protect your trip:

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


              Get it now

              advertisement

              Share this property

              Sharing makes you 30% cooler
                Please correct the following errors and resend:
              • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
              • Enter a subject for your email.
              • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.

              Hi, I'd like to share this property with you.

              http://www.vrbo.com/244649