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Windmill Cottage nr St Andrews

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 19 reviews

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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

'I have stayed at this delightful place. The owners were exceptionally friendly. The area is very quiet, with magnificent views and an abundance of birds. The property is superbly designed with high quality items and everything one could wish for. A great place to get away from it all.' Liz Kempshall, Brighton, Sept 2011

Sitting room, kitchen and dining area 5.8 m x 3.6 m

Bedroom 4.2 m x 3.4 m

Bathroom with bath and shower 2.9 m x 2.3 m

Wi-fi

A private country cottage, four miles from St Andrews. Windmill Cottage forms the east wing of the owner's home, Windmill House. Set in two acres of wildlife-friendly garden. Our neighbours farm the land surrounding us, organically.

Stewart and Blanche Leckie, the owners, look forward to welcoming you to Windmill Cottage which forms the east wing of our home, Windmill House. Originally providing accommodation for four farm workers and their families, the property was built of locally mined whinstone and sandstone in c.1880. Some of the walls are over three feet thick.

Since moving here 17 years ago we have fully restored the property, retaining the orginal features of Scots pitch pine flooring, pitch pine doors, pine beams and rugs. In 2011 we converted the east wing into a completely private and self-contained cottage for holidaymakers and called it 'Windmill Cottage'.

The cottage comprises:

an open-plan sitting room with sofa and king's chair, Panasonic flat-screen TV and DVD, a fully furnished Howden's oak-panelled kitchen and mahogany dining table.

a super king-size pocket-sprung bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and a non-allergenic duvet in a choice of togs. Dressing gowns and slippers.

a bathroom with bath and Mira shower, full length mirror and luxury stone-tiled floor.

a welcome bouquet, a selection of fruit, milk and biscuits.

An eco-friendly holiday cottage, heated by a AAA-rated Daikin air-source system. It is very easy to use - you select the temperature you wish for each room using a remote control. You can switch it on and off as you wish and you can set it to timer if you wish. The cottage is powered by our own 11 kW Gaia windmill located in our field at the rear of us. When there is not enough wind, the cottage is powered by the National Grid.

A Dimplex Living Art Fire (LVA1920in the sitting room which has proved to be very popular with guests. You can see it in the photos - it is circular and on the wall next to the TV. You select which effect you wish - eg coal effect or log effect and you can turn the sound of the crackling fire up and down or off and on as you wish.

ipod dock

The Old Course five miles, The Peat Inn three miles, The Dukes Course three miles

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach West Sands, St Andrews 7 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Cupar or Leuchars 8 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking

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25 May 2014

5/5

"Perfect holiday cottage"

We could not fault anything in this cottage. Everything was lovely and comfortable. The friendly owners even provided much appreciated flowers, bowl of tasty fruit, biscuits and basic fridge items.… More

27 Apr 2014

5/5

"An absolute delight!"

Well, what can we say?We had high expectations of Windmill Cottage and were certainly not disappointed! The cottage is snuggled on a peaceful hillside overlooking farmland giving you a stunning view t… More

10 Sep 2013

5/5

"The tranquility of the setting is only surpassed by the comforts of the interior."

Windmill Cottage is truly a gem. The purpose of our trip from the U.S. was to deliver our daughter to St. Andrews University and our stay at Windmill Cottage turned the mission into a holiday. It is … More

28 Aug 2013

5/5

"Wonderful place to relax."

Fantastic location - the cottage was in idyllic surroundings, yet allowed for easy access to St Andrews and further afield by road or rail.We felt immediately at home following a very warm welcome and… More

19 Aug 2013

5/5

"The perfect place, if all you need is tranquility"

I have been there with my husband for a week, for being close (but not too much) to our 9 y.o. son in his first period alone out of home, in an English college in Saint Andrews. The Windmill is a perf… More

25 Jul 2013

5/5

"Just perfect........."

What a find! Perfect location, well equipped cottage, so welcoming, cosy, everything we could have wished for.Blanche & Stewart could not have been more helpful to the welcome pack to arranging a much… More

27 May 2013

5/5

"Fabulous May bank Holiday"

Windmill Cottage is the perfect place to chill and relax in luxuriously furnished accommodation which is also ideal for exploring the East Neuk of Fife . The owners are extremely friendly and provided… More

10 May 2013

5/5

"Excellent Accommodation for Two in Quiet Location near St Andrews"

Entered property & knew we would enjoy our stay at this very comfortable, clean & well equipped property. Good views from the lounge windows of the surrounding Scottish farmland, countryside, hills an… More

22 Oct 2012

5/5

"Splendid!"

My husband and I spent 3 very comfortable nights in Windmill Cottage. Stewart very kindly enabled us to transfer our booking to October as I was unable to travel to Scotland for our original booking i… More

9 Jul 2012

5/5

"Very comfortable cottage with everything we could have required"

Lovely cottage. Very clean. Friendly welcome. Generous quantities of complimentary fruit, snacks and other items. Huge luxury bed! Hosts were always available if needed but otherwise left us to oursel… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back one day. Best wishes from Stewart and Blanche

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  • 1 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:17 Sep 2014

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