£138 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Golf, Beach & Town 200m. Top Quality, Secluded private walled garden – Home 242927 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Golf, Beach & Town 200m. Top Quality, Secluded private walled garden – Home 242927

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 67 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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

Perfect location for golf, beach or historic town. Old Course 1st Tee and sea front only 200m.

Available normally Weekly Sat to Sat. Occasionally shorter breaks may be available on request.

An ideal self-catering accommodation, located in the conservation area in a private, sheltered, secure walled garden in the heart of the historic town of St Andrews. 200m to award winning beaches, town, numerous coffee shops and restaurants, shopping and golf course.

The main lounge has a stunning glass wall looking onto the private garden, fully equipped dining/kitchen area, 2 ensuite double bedrooms each with a shower / wetroom. A baby cot is available on request. Free fast speed WiFi.

In addition there is a utility room with washing machine & tumble dryer.

Outdoor decked area with table and chairs.

You have easy walking access to the beach, famous Old Course and six other golf courses, 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 and cafes in town.

The location allows you to walk easily to all parts of the 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.

Sorry no pets allowed.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 2 En suites, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The location allows you to easily walk to all points of interest in the historic town of St Andrews. Beach, Golf, Restaurants, Tennis Courts, Parks, Ancient Castle & Cathedral some within 200m all within a few minutes walk. See images of view from 100m of entrance door. Bus station just 2 minutes away with buses to Edinburgh, Fife fishing villages, Dundee and more. Train station a 15 min bus journey to access the national network.

Interaction with guest

Where we can, we meet you on arrival. Otherwise easy keybox entry. Exact detailed arrival arrangements including maps emailed prior to arrival. If you have any questions please just ask.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Sheila B.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
07 Apr 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 Jun 2012. Located in Fife, it has 67 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £916 to £1718.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 07 Apr 2019.


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

67 reviews

Very Good

“A great house in a very central location”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2013

A lovely 2 bedroom house in a central location within walking distance of the beech, shops, sights etc. A modern light and well fitted out property with wet rooms and a raised sitting room with access out to a decked area and the garden. Sheila and Ian where very welcoming and helpful to us during our stay. We would happily recommend this property.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much indeed for your kind and thoughtful comments

“Stunning location and property in a very special town.”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2013

Just returned from a wonderful stay in this Cottage located in the heart of St. Andrews. Sheila is a marvellous hostess and even offered to keep my luggage until the property was ready for me as I was moving out of my Hotel earlier that morning. The property is spotless, bright and airy and has everything needed for a self catering break including a lovely decking area and garden. I thoroughly recommend the Cottage. Check it out. You won't be disappointed.

“Wonderful Accommodation”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2013

This is a really lovely property in an excellent location. It is situated within walking distance of the town centre, yet sitting in the garden on a summer's evening we could have been miles from anything. It would be easy to imagine that in winter it would take on another equally charming character. The owners, Sheila and Ian, are very welcoming and on hand if required. We cannot recommend The Whins Cottage enough.

“Home from Home Accomodation; just perfect!”

Reviewed 21 May 2013

Great location being so close to the local amenities and the golf courses. The property was spotlessly clean, superbly equipped with everything anyone could need for a comfortable, relaxing stay. We even managed to enjoy a glass of wine on the decking in lovely, warm sunshine. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this property to friends and family. The owners seem to have thought of everything, making this a fabulous place to stay.

“Fantastic place”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2013

The location of the house is ideal as everything within the town is within walking distance, as is the beach and the old & new golf courses. The house itself is 1st class in its layout, fixtures & fittings. It has everything that you could want. the adjoining properrties are very quite. The only down side is that there is no parking associated with the house, but there is limited free parking spaces a couple of minutes walk from the house.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Sheila the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Sheila (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Sheila (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Sheila (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Sheila (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Sheila (the owner) a message.

If Sheila (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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