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65 reviews
In private secluded walled garden
Decking Lunch
Relax in the secret garden
Blue sky dreaming
enjoy the view from the lounge
Glass walled lounge
TV only if you get bored
Modern Kitchen and dining area
En-suite Wetroom in each bedroom
Utility Room
A famous place - Swilken Bridge
People have been coming here for a long time
Ancient History - St Andrews Castle 400m
Whins - bright yellow colours
St Andrews Cathedral - just walk to the end of the street
Sunset from garden
Play or spectate it is only 200m away
Some visitors are free of charge
Coming by helicopter land here
West Sands only a few 100m away
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

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The_Open...
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“The perfect place to stay.”
Reviewed 13 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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 much into creating an exceptional place to stay, we just hope it is not fully booked next time we visit this remarkable town. Thank you both so much.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing, it was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Aud18
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic 5 star holiday home in great location”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay in The Whins & will definitely stay there again. The cottage is bright, airy & spacious and has been done to a very high standard and has everything you could ever need.....a real home from home in a great central location with the beach, golf, bars, restaurants & shops on your doorstep yet it's so peaceful with a lovely private back garden. The owners Sheila and Ian are very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble & they give real 5* service Can't wait to return

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Julie1981...
Oban, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“A real home away from home”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We can't recommend this place highly enough. It's furnished to a very high specification, it's homely and very welcoming for golfers, older travellers or a young family like ours. There's a beautiful enclosed wee garden in a quiet area and it's within easy walking distance of everything from the golf range and the Old Course to the 4 beaches, the university, the castle and cathedral ruins, some brilliant restaurants and the centre of town. We highly recommend the local bottle shop, Luvians, for some wonderful craft beer, Janetta's for the best ice cream in Scotland and the Himalayas putting green for fun for all the family.

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Liked best: A real homely quiet feel in the middle of the whole town
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TheFyfes
Northern Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Perfect sanctuary in the heart of St Andrews”
Reviewed 14 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We stayed here for a week with our son and the property gave us everything we could wish for. The location is perfect for exploring St Andrews on foot as everything is in such easy walking distance - restaurants, shops and tourist attractions. And best of all, the 1st tee of the Old Course is only a 7-iron away from the back garden ! Ian and Sheila couldn't have been more helpful, the property had everything we needed and was very well fitted out. When we come back to St Andrews, there's nowhere else we would want to stay.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The central location and quality of the house
Liked least: the lane access and no parking
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
10 Jul 2013
Thank you very much indeed for your kind and thoughtful comments
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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