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The Whins Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £93 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 39 reviews

from £93 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Private secluded walled garden

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Located in the heart of the historic town of St Andrews. Only 100m from the 1st tee of the world famous 'Old Course' and 400m from award winning beaches.

The Whins Cottage is a high quality accommodation ideally located to make your time in St Andrews one to remember.

Providing a very high standard of self-catering holiday accommodation the property has a main lounge with a stunning glass wall looking onto the garden, dining kitchen area, 2 ensuite double bedrooms each with a shower / wetroom. The standard arrangement is one bedroom has a double bed the other a single bed. A further cot is available on request. In addition there is a utility room with washing machine & tumble dryer.

Maximum occupation is normally a) 3 adults OR b) 3 Adults and baby in cot OR b) 2 Adults, child and baby in cot.

In summer available normally weekly (Saturday to Saturday) or occasionally shorter breaks may be possible.

The location allows you to walk everywhere in town. The bus station is about 2 minutes walk away, providing access to an excellent bus service to nearby towns and attractions. Edinburgh is an hour away by car or train.

In addition you have easy access to the beach, famous Old Course golf course, historic town and its stunning cathedral and castle For sports enthusiasts golf, tennis and bowls are all very easily available. Alternatively you can relax or eat out in the many restaurants in town.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach West Sands 300 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 70 km, Nearest railway: Leuchars 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Further details indoors

The property has modern kitchen facilities with a Bosch double oven and induction hob.

Further details outdoors

Outdoor garden furniture with a table and 4 chairs allows outdoor relaxing meals in the summer.

Although the property is in town there are a number of nearby free parking areas.

Further details

Rentals are normally for a full week Saturday to Saturday.

On occasions shorter breaks may be available.

The Fife region

Life, they say, is what you make of it and this is especially true in the Kingdom of Fife. If you are looking for an active, action-filled holiday or a delightful short break then be sure to visit Fife. Superb watersports, scenic coastal walking, cycling, horse-riding and of course golf - it's all here in abundance.

On the other hand, a visit to the lush and fertile countryside will reveal a truly relaxing atmosphere. From the delightful fishing villages of the East Neuk to the Royal Burgh of St Andrews and from the rolling hills of the Howe of Fife to Dunfermline, the sights and sounds of Fife will live long in the memory.

For a sensational break this summer, your ideal destination is The Kingdom of Fife. From enjoying a host of exciting visitor attractions to admiring the fantastic coastal views on one of Fife's many beaches. Be enchanted by quaint fishing villages or play a round of golf on one of the historic links courses. Whatever you choose to do here, you'll be sure to have an experience in the Kingdom of Fife that you'll never forget!

Whether you're on a family day out, a relaxing short break or a holiday packed with sports and activities, there is never a dull moment in the Kingdom of Fife. From ancient castles to cathedrals, gardens to theatres, horse riding to karting, the Kingdom of Fife is the perfect place to visit this summer.

St. Andrews

St Andrews

In spite of its small size, the picturesque royal burgh of St Andrews is famed far beyond the borders of Scotland. The seat of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the game's foremost authority, St Andrews is the spiritual home to golfers everywhere and over the years the famed Old Course has played host to the world's best players at many different championships. The town boasts eleven fine courses. With a course to suit every ability, regardless of experience golfers can savour the unique atmosphere of playing at the Home of Golf.

St Andrews is renowned for more than the game it gave to the world and evidence of its long and at times turbulent history can be seen everywhere. It is an ancient seat of learning, being home to Scotland's first university. Founded in 1412, the elegant, ivy-clad buildings and delightful quadrangles and gardens have seen a procession of famous graduates.

For centuries St Andrews was also at the centre of the religious life of the nation and its now ruined cathedral was once the largest in the country. At the adjacent church of St Regulus, you can climb the spiral staircase to the top of a 108-foot tower for magnificent views of the town and its surroundings. St Andrews Castle, perched on its promontory overlooking the sea, was the dramatic stage for several of the most notorious episodes of the Reformation.

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10 Mar 2015


"Absolutely Delightful is an understatement !"

We were staying at St Andrews for golf, and Whins Cottage is extremely convenient, approx 5mins walk to 1st tee. The cottage itself is absolutely brilliant, everything about it is perfect, beautifully… More

18 Feb 2015


"Excellent stay"

Have just returned from visiting my daughter who is studying in St Andrews. I went with a friend and we both enjoyed staying at Whins Cottage. It is very central to the centre and to the beach. The c… More

11 Feb 2015


"Brilliant property, great location, excellent value!"

We were visiting St Andrews for a wedding but after finding Whins Cottage on Trip Advisor, we decided to stay for a long weekend. I'm so glad we did, the cottage is fantastic and we all would hav… More

8 Dec 2014


"Cottage with everything!"

Whins Cottage had everything we needed for our recent short break. Ideally located with every facility it was a very comfortable base to explore St Andrews. Welcomed by Sheila we were given a tour of… More

2 Dec 2014


"Absolutely Lovely!!"

My husband, son, and I came to visit our daughter who is studying at the University. We were staying for a week so we looked for a place that was a bit more like home than just a bed and breakfast. … More

23 Nov 2014


"Fabulous garden cottage close to golf course, shops and beaches."

Enjoyed our stay at The Whins and loved the fact we could easily walk to the shops, golf course and old harbour. Decor was modern and the house absolutely spotless making it feel a real 'home… More

17 Nov 2014


"Magical, modern cottage in a fairy tale town"

Sometimes you just get lucky! And this was one such time!Beautiful. clean modern cottage set in a fairy tale setting in a hidden backyard near the seaThe nicest and most accomodating "landlords&q… More

16 Nov 2014


"Exceeded our expectations!"

The Whins Cottage far exceeded our expectations - on arrival we were jumping for joy at our choice of holiday home for our stay in St Andrews.The cottage is situated in a central, yet secluded, locati… More

18 Oct 2014


"Very nicely appointed with a very short walk to The Old Course and town center!"

We had an absolutely fabulous stay at The Whins Cottage. The location is so convenient to everything. The house is very, very nice and quiet. Lots of room to relax and enjoy. We would definitely … More

5 Sep 2014


"Great accommodation in a perfect location"

We received a very warm welcome from Sheila on our arrival. We had no problem getting parked as there is plenty free parking close by. The cottage is in a perfect location and is less than a 5 minute… More

Review 1-10 of 39

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      • 2 Years listed

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      Calendar last updated:16 Apr 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

      Languages spoken
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