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“A fantastic rural hideaway”
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Duck Cottage - period property near to golf courses, coastal walks and picturesque seaside villages
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Duck Cottage - period property near to golf courses, coastal walks and picturesque seaside villages
Duck Cottage, Main Street and Kilrenny Kirk - a quiet location with easy access to the rest of Fife Living Room with ample space to relax, or sit 4 people comfortably round a Victorian farmhouse table
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49 reviews
Duck Cottage - period property near to golf courses, coastal walks and picturesque seaside villages
Duck Cottage, Main Street and Kilrenny Kirk - a quiet location with easy access to the rest of Fife
Living Room with ample space to relax, or sit 4 people comfortably round a Victorian farmhouse table
Main bedroom, with a kingsize bed, pocket sprung mattress, quality bedlinen and ample storage
Well-equipped Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge freezer
Two single beds in the second bedroom can be separated or moved together as you wish
Combined power shower and bath is one of the many modern touches in this old cottage
Living Room with one of two vintage Chesterfield sofas
Living room, with a vintage leather armchair
The Kitchen has an impressive range of utensils, even a cook's blowtorch (gas not supplied!)
Kitchen's original window set deeply into centuries-old walls
The bright and airy main bedroom is lit by three windows and features reclaimed wooden furniture
Main bedroom window looks out onto quiet Kilrenny Main Street and the Old School House opposite
Comfortable single beds in the Second Bedroom
Second bedroom, complemented by many cushions and pillows
Second bedroom view
Bathroom window lets in lots of light to give the Bathroom a bright atmosphere
Duck Cottage, with its enclosed front garden of herbs, bushes and play-space
Kilrenny Kirk, with the clock striking the hours (not through the night!)
Duck Cottage waiting for you to visit
Nearby Anstruther Harbour, where world-famous Fish and Chips is served
Sunrise over May Isle, which can be visited March - October to see Seals, Puffins and other birds
University town and Home of Golf St Andrews is just 10 minutes drive away
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Anstruther, Fife, Scotland

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KarenPShe...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely location, some improvement required”
Reviewed 10 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The location was fabulous with a lovely walk down to Cellaryke, past the harbour and on to Anstruther. The cottage, while spacious and with lots of character, requires some minor improvements to reach its potential as a holiday rental. The single beds were too small and flimsy to be comfortable for adults, changing these and adding a wardrobe should be a priority as should reorganising the kitchen storage so visitors can actually store their food items. Otherwise, a comfortable and attractive cottage.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The second bedroom and the kitchen
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Aug 2016
I'm glad you enjoyed the setting, and the character of Duck Cottage, but disappointed you found some things not to your liking. The single beds in the second bedroom are only a few months old, and are a standard single size. As for the kitchen, many guests have commented previously about how well stocked with utensils and culinary wares it is, but I will review the amount of cupboard space available for guests on the basis of your review. Thanks.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: Lovely quiet location
Liked least: No wifi
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
9 Aug 2016
I'm so pleased you had a good time at Duck Cottage. No WIFI is an issue for some, but for many, it is an opportunity for some peace and quiet, and nowadays most people have phones and tablets that access the internet independently. I am contemplating installing WiFi, but that would come at the expense of a higher rental price. For now, I hope guests bring with them the essential connectivity they need, and a desire to take it easy and relax for a week or so without the pressures and hassles of being online and on call.....
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Ronald C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice setting but average accomodation”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Duck Cottage is set in the attractive village of Kilrenny with Cellardyke and Anstruther only a short distance away. The cottage is well equipped, though the living room is rather dark and cool, with a noticeable dog smell. The catch on the bathroom was broken, and the plug attachment in the sink wouldn`t close, so that it was impossible to fill the sink. There were no clean towels lying ready on the beds as was supposed to be the case. However, we did enjoy our stay in the area. R & G Craig

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
25 Jul 2016
I'm sorry to hear things weren't entirely to your liking in the Cottage. Being an old property, there are some quirks to the place that may not appeal to all. Others have enjoyed the cosy atmosphere of the lounge, with the original low ceilings and deep-set windows.

I'm sorry too if there was a noticeable dog smell - we try our best to clean thoroughly between guests, as I am keen to maintain my policy of accepting responsible pet owners.

I do hope you found the fresh towels in the airing cupboard just outside the bathroom as is stated in the booking literature and thank you for bringing to my attention the minor fixings required in the bathroom. I hope that they did not inconvenience you too much.
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laineyt13...
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“perfect cottage, home from home”
Reviewed 9 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Duck Cottage was the perfect break for our family break for a week, on arrival found the cottage to be very clean and homely and caters for all needs, ideally situated in the east neuk of fife, within easy walking distance into Cellardyke/Anstruther. kilrenny itself is lovely and people friendly, great place for walking the dog, and added bonus of playpark just within minutes of the cottage for daughter to play at, would certainly recommend Duck Cottage for nice relaxing holiday, we had booked for a week but could have stayed on longer if had been possible, with daughter crying when checking out we know she enjoyed her holiday and kept shouting 'i want to stay' somehow i see us back staying there again in the future, helped with the weather being kind to us for most of the week, only in Scotland can you get sunburnt one day and rain the next !!

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Liked best: relaxing time away, great cottage and perfect location/base
Liked least: how only booked one week not 2! just wish could have stayed longer! no dislikes
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jul 2016
As they say, if you don't like the weather in Scotland, wait a few minutes for it to change! I'm very happy you had a lovely break at the Cottage, I hope you make it back here again soon.
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lauralove...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A home from home”
Reviewed 4 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
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Duck Cottage is a lovely little cottage that has all the mod cons that you need without losing the charm of a propety that old. It was lovely and clean and well laid out.

It is all the little extras that make this a sepcial place to stay [ like the footrest for the big leather chair]. all linen and towels provided were of good quality. there was no doggy smell to the cottage even though pets are allowed.

Do not worry about the on street parking as there was alway plenty of room even when there was a concert on a the church nearby.

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Liked best: the homely feel of the place
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jul 2016
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Duck Cottage, and you appreciated the blend of a centuries-old traditional home with modern conveniences and comfort. I hope you are able to pay us another visit in the future.
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