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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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farrfred
Chino, Japan
1 review
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 7 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed at the Whinns Cottage for 1 week from August 27, 2016 through September 2, 2016. What a great place to stay and a great location! The cottage is very modern and nice and light inside. They have a washer and dryer which came in very handy since we were on a three week trip. The cottage is in easy walking distance to the Old Course and all of the restaurants in St. Andrews. We shared the cottage with another couple who had stayed there several times previously. Ian and Sheila were very friendly and always eager to help. We love St. Andrews and the Whinns Cottage and will stay there again on our next trip to St. Andrews!!!

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Liked best: The location of the property.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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“Modern, Spacious, Very Clean and Conveniently Placed”
Reviewed 13 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Whether you intend to play golf or just enjoy St Andrews and the surrounding area this cottage is ideally placed. The accomodation is modern, clean, spacious and private yet only a walk from the town (and Tescos,) or the West Beach and the famous St Andrews golf course. There is every convenience provided here for your needs. Standing in a private garden is an added bonus as this can be enjoyed from the inside through the beautiful glass facade or from the decking if you are fortunate enough with the weather. You don't require a car, we travelled up from Milton Keynes on the train to Leuchars where you will find taxis (around £15) or buses do go from the station to St Andrews. Thank you for a truly lovely stay.
Having scrolled down I would now like to add to this review as it asks if the cottage is suitable for people with disabilities, but of course there are a VERY wide range so there isn't a direct answer. For us it was brilliant as my husband has dementia. Although he doesn't wander I know he felt secure in this strange environment because the garden gate at the bottom of the garden locks, I also felt safe in leaving him for a short while without having to worry. However if you have mobility issues it could be more problematic as it is a short walk to the property and the cottage itself has about six steps down to the lower level. The same considerations would apply for older travellers and to people with families as it would be suitable for some but not for others.

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Liked best: The private location and it's close proximity to everything.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Tdobson23
1 review
“Fantastic location for golfers”
Reviewed 30 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The property is modern inside and out and was a great place to stay for golf. We fired up a gps unit to see how far the property is from the 18th green on the old - it's 200 yds but it felt closer.

Our one reservation beforehand was the lack of designated parking but there is so much free parking nearby that it was never an issue.

Can't reccommend the place enough!

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Management Response
31 Jul 2016
Many thanks for your kind review
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georgedsc...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Small oasis in the heart of St Andrews”
Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Booked a week at the Whins for our daughter's graduation and found it an ideal choice. Two minutes to the sea front and central for everything in St Andrews.
Clean and accommodating, we couldn't fault it.
Sheila and Ian were great and go out of their way to help and make your stay pleasant, it was a pleasure to meet them.
Great combination.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
28 Jun 2016
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment
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kgbleske
Chico, California
2 reviews
“Golfers' Dream”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Perfect place to enjoy links golf and Scottish life. We took a bus from Edinburgh and walked to golf, pubs, restaurants, and the grocery store. It was a relaxing time with no worries except keeping our shots out of the deep bunkers. The cottage is modern, comfortable and cozy. Ian and Sheila were cheerful and helpful. Ian even gave my wife a golf tip that helped her par the treacherous 17th hole at the Castle Course.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Chattering seagulls
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jun 2016
Glen & Karen - thank you very much for taking the time to write your kind review.
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