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Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail

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Open plan kitchen, living and dining area
Open plan kitchen, living and dining area
Open plan kitchen, living and dining area

Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Garden Cottage makes a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday with family and friends. Spacious, modern and luxurious, it has three bedrooms and comfortably sleeps eight. The beach, shops and pubs are but a short stroll away and there's private off street parking for two cars right outside the front door. There is central heating throughout, high speed wireless internet access and those with young children will find a travel cot and high chair in the cupboard at the top of the stairs. Linens and towels are provided as is an iron and ironing board. The fully enclosed walled rear garden means you can put your feet up whilst the children (or adults!) play safely to their heart's content. There is also another lawned area that’s ideal for sunbathing and a patio with garden furniture and a...Garden Cottage makes a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday with family and friends. Spacious, modern and luxurious, it has three bedrooms and comfortably sleeps eight. The beach, shops and pubs are but a short stroll away and there's private off street parking for two cars right outside the front door. There is central heating throughout, high speed wireless internet access and those with young children will find a travel cot and high chair in the cupboard at the top of the stairs. Linens and towels are provided as is an iron and ironing board. The fully enclosed walled rear garden means you can put your feet up whilst the children (or adults!) play safely to their heart's content. There is also another lawned area that’s ideal for sunbathing and a patio with garden furniture and a BBQ. The ground floor is fully wheelchair accessible and you will find a large, open plan space to the rear of the cottage that accommodates the kitchen, dining and living areas. High spec and fully equipped, the kitchen comes complete with a range cooker, microwave, large fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and all the crockery and cutlery you're ever likely to need. To the side, a large dining table comfortably seats eight. Beside this is a cosy TV area, ideal for a family chill out with a large, comfy corner sofa by the fire with a multi-channel TV and DVD player. You’ll also find a wide selection of games in the cupboard. On the dresser are a host of family board games, books and DVDs. One of our favourite spots is the two sofas at the back of the living area. French doors on three sides open onto the private garden (approximately 90 feet by 30 feet) flooding this area with natural daylight and making it ideal for spending a bit of 'me time' relaxing, reading the paper and enjoying a well earned refreshment. The spacious ground floor family bedroom has a king size double bed together with adult size bunk beds, triple wardrobes, a large chest of drawers and a smart TV. Completing the ground floor is the family bathroom with jacuzzi bath and 'mains' shower over the bath. Upstairs are two further bedrooms. The master boasts a king size double bed, double wardrobes, a chest of drawers, smart TV and a spacious en-suite shower room with “mains” shower. There are also a couple of comfortable chairs. The large twin bedded room has built in wardrobes, chest of drawers, and smart TV player and the views over the garden are delightful. The patio has a selection of garden furniture and a Webber barbecue. Outside lighting means you can stay out long after dark Staying at Garden Cottage When you are on holiday it is important you feel comfortable and relaxed. Worry not, that is what we aim for at Garden Cottage. You will find just about every modern convenience you could imagine as well as some you might not expect to see in a holiday home. All that we ask is that you treat the cottage with care so that the next guests find it in the same condition as you did. And we know that spillages and breaks happen. Unless the damage is extensive, you will not be charged. All we ask is that you let us know what happened so we can quickly repair or replace the damaged items. Instructions for all the appliances can be found in a white folder in the shelf under the coffee table and the central heating instructions are displayed above the boiler in the cupboard at the top of the stairs. You’ll find the bins in the bin store through the black door about 20 feet to your right as you leave the cottage’s front door. Fife Council now operates a four bin recycling policy so it would be a great help if you could do your best to sort your waste in to the appropriate bins. The hall has been tiled so there is no need to take dirty shoes off before you come inside. However, it would be a great help if you do take them off before walking on the carpets and wooden flooring – you would not believe how dirty those areas can get! Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but please keep them downstairs only and not in the family bedroom. And please, please clean up any mess in the garden. It is likely the next guests will have small children and we do not want any ‘accidents’. Smoking is strictly off limits inside the cottageMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets by prior agreement. Parties or large gatherings by prior agreement.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Alan C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
Interaction with guests
Guests have exclusive use of the cottage.
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Reviews (44)
andreavF3426SD
andreavF3426SD
54 contributions
The cottage is ideally situated in the pretty village and is simply perfect. It exceeded our expectations and met our every needs - including the dogs who loved the enclosed rear garden and nearby beach. Furnishings really are luxurious and staying at Garden Cottage made our holiday. I would highly recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to return.
Visited September 2021
Written 22 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marie-Claire M
Marie-Claire M
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely week stay again in Crail. Beautiful cottage with sun trap garden at back. Spacious bedrooms and fantastic open plan living room kitchen dining room downstairs with doors onto garden. Hopefully will be back!
Visited July 2021
Written 27 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Diane A
Diane A
2 contributions
Beautiful setting in Crail, close to stunning clean beaches, house is very tastefully decorated and very well equipped, spacious and spotlessly clean, garden is perfect and very well laid out, parking spaces at front door, had a fantastic break and hope to revisit with family in tow next time, pl;enty to do in area and easily found.
Visited October 2020
Written 9 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

caththomson_17
caththomson_17
2 contributions
Second visit to Garden Cottage - very comfortable, well thought out accommodation in a good location with a beautiful garden. Highly recommend.
Visited August 2020
Written 18 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RogNod
RogNod
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions
The Garden Cottage could not be better both in location and comfort. The cottage is large, comfortable, warm and clean with every convenience considered for our stay. We loved the large family living room with its kitchen, dining, lounge and conservatory area. Great bathrooms, large and roomy. The cottage is very well equipped. Smart TV in every room. The welcome basket was very welcome. We very much enjoyed our stay at Garden Cottage.
Visited February 2020
Written 2 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Linzh22
Linzh22
Melrose, United Kingdom12 contributions
We stayed in Garden Cottage from 30th Aug - 2nd Sept and had the most amazing weekend! As a group of girls away for a relaxing break it really was the perfect choice - beautifully clean,lovely decor,comfy beds with super soft duvets and linen,a lovely spacious but enclosed garden and the most wonderfully well equipped kitchen!!! Perfect for the lovely brunches we made each morning to set us up for exploring the surrounding areas. The scenery in the area is stunning and we all agreed we’d love to come back! Thank you for a faultless stay.
Visited August 2019
Written 10 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alan07101966
Alan07101966
Thank you for such a lovely review, come back soon!
Written 11 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Safari704107
Safari704107
1 contribution
Superb property, terrific location in the centre of Crail, close to every amenity this lovely village has to offer, an excellent enclosed garden, safe for the children with a garden shed equiped with everything a family could need, from games to amuse the kids and equipment for the nearby beach! This is our second visit as a family and we will definately come again if we can align dates with availability, I can commend both the cottage and Crail without reservation to anyone looking for a relaxing break in the lovely East Neuk of Fife.
Visited July 2019
Written 8 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alan07101966
Alan07101966
Thanks, delighted you had another great stay. Lets get dates sorted!
Written 25 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maps37458899997
Maps37458899997
1 contribution
Garden cottage exceeded all our expectations. The cottage has first class facilities is tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. Attention to detail and customer care excellent. Dog friendly with a lovely enclosed safe garden. Lovely patio with comfortable garden furniture. Centrally situated and close to all amenities. We can highly recommend garden cottage.
Visited June 2019
Written 17 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alan07101966
Alan07101966
Glad you enjoyed the cottage. It’s our family holiday home too so we just try to make it everything we would like to spend our holiday time in.
Written 29 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CSHH
CSHH
71 contributions
My husband, two adult children, their partners and I had a lovely weekend at Garden Cottage. It is comfortable, spacious and very well organised with pleasant garden space. The owners have thought of everything and the welcome basket was a very nice touch. I also really appreciated the lovely quality bed linen. The location is ideal for heading to the beach or a wander through the village. We walked along the coast to Anstruther and back; a lovely long walk. Would highly recommend the cottage to anyone who is heading to beautiful Crail.
Visited June 2019
Written 17 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alan07101966
Alan07101966
Thanks for such a lovely review and glad you enjoyed the bed lined - 400 count Egyptian cotton 😀
Written 2 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

604bill
604bill
St. Andrews, United Kingdom39 contributions
A real family holiday spent in beautiful, comfortable surroundings. Every little detail has been thought of in making every stay memorable. My grandchildren particularly loved the Jacuzzi bath and must have been the cleanest kids in Crail by the end of our holiday. Spacious, enclosed garden so no worries regarding the kids. All rooms are large and beautifully decorated and "wow" what I'd give to have a kitchen like that, especially the huge island. The good weather meant we could spend lots of time on the beach rock pooling, building sand castles, chasing waves and not a mobile phone in sight or even asked for and there are many more fishing villages dotted along the coast which are worth a visit. A great chippie in Crail serves lovely fish and chips etc all made to order and The Golf Hotel is friendly and welcoming and we enjoyed a lovely lunch there. They also have a good value kids menu. Our only complaint is that our time passed far too quickly but I definitely expect to return for a traditional, family holiday.
Visited April 2019
Written 24 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alan07101966
Alan07101966
Great, glad you enjoyed Crail and Garden Cottage. Come back soon!!
Written 25 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Dating back to 16th century, Crail is one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland and is only 20 minutes from St Andrews - the home of golf. A historic fishing port, it boasts one of the best preserved small harbours in the area and is well know for the shellfish that is caught and sold here, you won't get any fresher. While Garden Cottage is in the heart of the village, only 300 yards from the beach, shops and pubs, it's set back off the main street and enjoys tranquil walled gardens.
Getting around
There's a regular bus service from the village to and from St Andrews with connections across Scotland and the UK.
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail

Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Garden Cottage, in the heart of Crail must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.