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The Whins Cottage

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The Whins Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.3km

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.

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, Telephone, 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 Single beds (1), Double 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
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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Review 1-10 of 25

30 Jun 2014


"fantastic cottage, unbeatable location"

The cottage is in a great location in the town. Sheila and ian were extremely welcoming and helpful. The cottage was spotless with all mod cons . I would certainly book agai whe in town.… More

23 Jun 2014


"Fantastic property"

Just back from a fabulous week at Whins cottage. Great location with an easy walk to beach and town centre. Sheila and Ian are perfect hosts who will try and offer advice and assistance if required.Th… More

3 Jun 2014


"Great accomodation, quiet and close to town and Golf."

The property is modern and very well maintained, due to it's location it is quiet yet it's only a short walk to the town and The Scores is just through the garden gate. The Old course and cl… More

14 May 2014


"Great accomodation"

We had a great week in and around St. Andrews. The house has a very quiet location between North Street and The Scores. It was very well and modern furnished. Perfect for a Golf Holiday. Second bedroo… More

18 Apr 2014


"home from home"

The Whins is an excellent property in a first class location. I stayed for 4 nights with my kids and loved every minute. The Whins is very well kitted out, clean and warm. There was plenty of outside … More

18 Mar 2014


"Great find and exceeded expectations"

A wee hidden gem of a place. Beautifully furnished, very modern and yet cosy. A little tricky to find at first but after that it could not be better placed for golf and the town. The only negative whi… More

6 Mar 2014


"Excellent property."

We can't recommend this place highly enough. It's furnished to a very high standard, and is located in the centre of St Andrews. It's very comfortable, spotless and warm (we visited in … More

Hi Ned & Beccy

Thank you very much for your review.
I am pleased you enjoyed your holiday at The Whins Cottage.
I very much appreciate your kind and thoughtful comments


24 Nov 2013


"We'll be back soon!"

Whins Cottage is a lovely, contemporary property in a fabulous location. We are a family with a six year old and a four year old. We needed to bring a blow up bed for our youngest, but that was not an… More

19 Nov 2013



I know St Andrews well and had little hesitation in making a booking at the Whins. The property is based just off North Street in an extremely quiet location yet close to the shops and West Sands. Th… More

13 Nov 2013


"The perfect place to stay."

Tucked away in the heart of St Andrews, Whins Cottage is simply perfect. The welcome, the decor, the comfort, the cleanliness, the styling and the space were all faultless. Ian and Sheila have put so … More

Review 1-10 of 25

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