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 in case something special was crushed on your journey.
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 patio also has outside lighting, so you can stay out long after the sun goes down.
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. All you need to do is bring the chef!
To the side, a large dining table comfortably seats eight. Beside this is a cosy TV area, ideal for a family chill out after a busy day exploring, with a large, comfy corner sofa by the fire with a 40” flat screen TV, Sky TV and DVD player. You’ll also find a PlayStation 2 and Wii and 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 for relaxing 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 TV/DVD player. 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, multi channel 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 multi channel TV/DVD 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’.
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Garden Cottage, Crail Crail, Fife & Saint Andrews, Scotland
Additional Location Information
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 Cottgae is in teh heart of teh village, only 300 yeards from the beach, shops and pubs, it's set back off the main street and enjoys tranquil walled gardens.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest train station: Leuchars, 14.98 miles Nearest airport: Edinburgh, 50.02 miles Car is not necessary
Last updated on April 22, 2015
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Left on 10/23/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Tim WardReviewed Oct 23, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
I don't really want to do this review as it may encourage too many people to visit this wonderful house.
I've been coming to Crail since the 1960's first as a wee boy and gradually with my wife and now my own children. We love this place so much we've been twice this year!
From the moment you step through the door, you feel you've arrived home. It is wonderfully equipped with almost everything one might want provided for you and to a very high standard. Very comfortable and relaxing, the only thing missing is more time.
Left on 10/23/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 23, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Garden Cottage is a stunning cottage in a beautiful village. We could not have wished for a more comfortable and gorgeous house to spend a week in. The cottage is extremely well equipped and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. We were there with 4 children 2 aged 5 and 2 aged 9 they had a great time in the secure large garden and had a ball playing down the beach and crabbing in the crab pool. We had such a great time we have already booked for next year. I can't recommend this place enough as being a regular visitor to Crail we have stayed in a variety of cottages but this beats them all by a mile!!
Left on 03/01/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 1, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
Wonderful cottage for a home from home. Booked as a birthday location for my daughters 3rd birthday and my father in law's 60th birthday. Location was great (both in Crail and near to other Fife locations). A short walk from the beach and a play park and local amenities very close. The cottage was stocked with everything you need (Tv's in all rooms, DVD player, Freeview, Plenty of Books). The cottage itself reminded me of the tardis. Just a door to view from the outside, however, was a very impressive size inside. Will very much consider the cottage for any future holidays.
Left on 06/30/2011 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 30, 2011Stayed Aug 2010
My Family have rented lots of different properties in Crail, from the new Balcomie houses to traditional. I must say that this is by far the best. I am quite particulair and appreciate the high standards of this accomodation. It was also very clean, which made us all feel very comfortable. Highly recommended.
"Superb presentation, supremely comfortable and well equipped"
Left on 06/30/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | LibbyReviewed Jun 30, 2011Stayed May 2011
Crail is a delightful fishing village with excellent local shops and a beautiful harbour, lovely beaches and well placed for visiting St andrews and other coastal villages. The cottage was ideally situated a short stroll from the beach. The rooms were huge, and no expense had been spared in furnishing the cottage comfortably and cosily.
Left on 06/23/2011 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 23, 2011Stayed Jul 2010
We rented yhis property to help celebrate my 60th birthday with the extended family.The house was perfect for our numbers (6 adults,2 children and a baby).We were fortunate that we had a dry week and were able to access the beach and harbour areas and also visit St andrews.The back garden was perfect for eating out and relaxing,while the flat rear lawned area was perfect for activities with the children.All in all an excellent holiday property that we would have no hesitation about using again,we have recemmonded it to our friends.
Left on 06/22/2011 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 22, 2011Stayed Jul 2010
We have stayed in Crail a number of times over recent years, enjoying all aspects of what the area has to offer golf . Our last stay was enhanced by the accommodation at the Garden Cottage. The property is furnished to a very high standard and equipped with all the mod cons. The garden offers plenty of scope for dining (& drinking!)al fresco and the centre of Crail, including the Golf Hotel is literally a 2 minute walk. This property is well worth a visit.
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