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Traditional Country Cottage, Nr St. Andrews, with free wi-fi, & Central heating.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

Lovely Country Cottage, with open fire, views over hills and fields, with wi-fi.

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 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. 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. The sitting room has 2 big sofas, lots of cushions and free-sat television. There is also a DVD player, with a selection of DVDs, and ipod docking station with radio.

The cottage has full central heating, which is included from September to the beginning of May, and there are electric heaters as well. We supply a starter pack of coal, and unlimited logs for the open fire.

The dining room can easily accommodate 4 or even 6 at the table, and there is also a piano.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker which has a hob, grill and oven, fridge, freezer, 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.

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.

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 was back again in July 2015, when the weather was unfortunately quite challenging.

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!

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Margo Addison-Scott
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
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January 21, 2017

About Margo Addison-Scott

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 two of our three children Jamie and Ben,(our daughter Alex has already flown the nest and works in London) and a selection of animals, including our 2 Shetland ponies, Fun & Perseus, our cat, Smudge, dogs Rosie and Bella, about 12 hens, 8 guinea fowl 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.

Margo Addison-Scott purchased this cottage in 1887

Why Margo Addison-Scott chose Scotland

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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 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 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Margo - Thank you so much for lending us your wonderful cottage at Kinloss Farms. I may have explained that we were trying a new sort of vacation for us…one focused on “living like locals” rather then time focused on touristy activities such as sight seeing. While we did some exploring and sight seeing - we mostly just enjoyed being in Fife and Cupar and at the cottage.

I’m happy to report our experiment was a success! The cottage was so easy to stay in and we came to love it’s little quirks. It was cozy, comfortable, and a great place to host occasional guests (can kids be considered guests?). We got to know local businesses like Ostler’s Close (Jimmy and Amanda are great), Luvians (I think we went in there too often…) and Fisher & Donaldson’s. We played many fun rounds of local golf - staying clear of the “big courses” and concentrating on the smaller local options such as Elmwood and Scotscraig. We even got where we could pretty well navigate through Fife without a map or GPS!

We came to really like the Kingaroch Inn and ate there several times. We also went to Falkland four times - once to tour and three time to eat. What a lovely village!

And the joy of living for four weeks on your delightful farm. We all agreed we slept extremely well due to the pleasant quiet of the surroundings. We liked watching the different groups of chickens cross our front yard every day - they each had their ritual we could see. We loved the guinea fowl and their ridiculous, squawks when riled up about something. And your cows - well, we loved them. We did manage to coax them to the gate one evening and my kids got to experience them close-up.

I’m thinking: meat pies from the butcher in Ceres, donuts at Gregg’s or F&D, scotch at Luvians, golf at Elmwood, dinner at Ostler’s or the Kingaroch Inn. Just so wonderful. I haven’t even mentioned The Open which was the best golfing event I’ve ever attended - and I’ve been to all the majors and plenty of others.

Thanks so much. We loved the cottage (and your beautiful, super-friendly pups) and would enjoy a return some day!
Jun 2015
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Traditional Country Cottage, Nr St. Andrews, with free wi-fi, & Central heating.
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 33 reviews
Polson, MT

What we had hoped for....

  • 4 of 5

The setting of this property is taken from a story book. You are immediately charmed by the location and the country/farm surroundings and important to us....the quiet! Outside of some lack of understanding about the heat and a visit from a local owl, we found the property to be exactly as advertised with the pictures reflecting accurately what we found upon our arrival. The owner was attentive to our every request and even though out of area, was able to send individuals to answer our questions. We did not arrive until the evening and the welcoming bread, jam and service for tea was most appreciated as we settled in. If you are looking for hustle and continual excitement, this is not the place for you. If you want to have a quiet respite, still within quick access to St. Andrews, golf and all it has to offer, this is the place. Thank you for letting us share your cottage.

Bob and Diane along with the rest of our family from the United States.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write a review Bob. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay - despite the unexpected visit from the baby owl down the chimney. That's the first time that has happened. Perhaps just as well the real fire wasn't co-operating. Always happy to increase the central heating times as required.Welcome back anytime. Margo
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Golfing trip to St. Andrews

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two sons and myself spent 5 nights at the cottage and enjoyed it very much. It is about a fifteen minute drive to St. Andrews. It was very nice to have all the comforts of home to go to each night. We really enjoyed being out in the country, watching the chickens, guineas, and even pheasants walk thru the yard. Margo was very helpful answering all my questions prior to arrival and also having fresh bread, fruit and snacks on our arrival. Cuper is a nice town to explore with several restaurants nearby. I would highly recommend this property and will probably return on another trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rod. Thanks for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Re the British Open Golf, this is unfortunately the first year that the R&A sold the television rights to Sky, so it wasn't available on the cottage TV. Sky do have streaming services which would have been available on your laptop. I chuckled when I read that you thought I was quite accommodating. I hope actually that I am more than that, as I responded to so many of your emails, and tried to help with your plans and other accommodation. Something I clearly have to work on!😀😀
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was as described on the site. It was in a peaceful and tranquil place. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. The fresh flowers were really appreciated. The owners were helpful prior to and during our stay. It was in a great location to enjoy the Fife country side. We spent most of our time in St Andrews for our sons graduation. The drive there was easy and not too long. We did several walks and runs as described in the book on walks in the cottage. The longest being the walk from Crail to st andrews, along the coast.

We got fish and chips from the local place in town one evening and also ate at The Grange Inn, just outside st andrews. Great food and very friendly people. Beautiful location on a hill just above St Andrews. We also enjoyed a meal outside at The jigger inn, right next to the 17 on the old course. Lovely views from here. We booked everywhere we ate in St andrews in advance. It was a busy week there. The only downside to our trip was the exit from Europe vote! We even ended up in a bar with Boris Johnson in St Andrews!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Stay

  • 4 of 5

Quiet location that gives a taste of rural Scotland. Cabin is neat and tidy with the right things updated - kitchen and shower - with the remainder kept quaint. fireplace was terffic.

Quick drive to St. Andrews - with the back road route a ton of fun to drive.

Very helpful owner and a seamless renting process.

Would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely and we were very supprised with the lovely touches such as chocolates, wine and fresh flowers on arrival. The cottage is set in a quiet and secluded area however is only about 5 mins walk from cupar town, 15 mins drive from St. Andrews and Dundee and also only just over an hour from Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
St Andrews
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.


Rates & Availability

Cupar Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Mar 18 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $38

Timed Central Heating is included in the price from 1 Sept to 1 June, usually for 10 hours a day, though this is flexible, and can be increased if it is particularly cold. There are electric heaters in the bedrooms, in addition to the central heating radiators, and the electric heaters are included in the price, and can be on 24/7 if required. We include a starter pack of coal, and unlimited logs for the open fire, throughout the year. Central Heating is not included from 1 June - 1 Sept, but if you find the Scottish summer too cold, we will switch the heating on - we never want our guests to be cold!

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Cupar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Upstairs there is a full bathroom with toilet, basin, and showerbath and power shower. Downstairs there is a cloakroom with toilet and basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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, as well as a high chair.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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 £50 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. The deposit of 30% is non-refundable.

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