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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
East Sands
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

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Chris C
Walton on Tham
2 reviews
“Great find and exceeded expectations”
Reviewed March 18, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

A wee hidden gem of a place. Beautifully furnished, very modern and yet cosy. A little tricky to find at first but after that it could not be better placed for golf and the town.

The only negative which is a tiny one is footboards at the bottom of the beds, when you are 6ft 5" it makes a little uncomfortable.

I will use again, in fact my family has booked for May.

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Liked best: Location and condition of the property
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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nedpotter
1 review
“Excellent property.”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We can't recommend this place highly enough. It's furnished to a very high standard, and is located in the centre of St Andrews. It's very comfortable, spotless and warm (we visited in February)!

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Liked best: Unique design
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Mar 7, 2014
Hi Ned & Beccy

Thank you very much for your review.
I am pleased you enjoyed your holiday at The Whins Cottage.
I very much appreciate your kind and thoughtful comments

Sheila
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103MSF12
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“We'll be back soon!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Whins Cottage is a lovely, contemporary property in a fabulous location. We are a family with a six year old and a four year old. We needed to bring a blow up bed for our youngest, but that was not any real problem. The living area is pleasant, the kitchen / dining area ideal and shower rooms so nice I want to replicate them at our own home. All in all Whins Cottage is a great place to stay to explore beautiful St Andrews.

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Liked best: The cleanliness, modern design and location.
Liked least: I can't think of any negatives.
Traveling group: Young Children
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Innofthes...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfection!”
Reviewed November 19, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

I know St Andrews well and had little hesitation in making a booking at the Whins. The property is based just off North Street in an extremely quiet location yet close to the shops and West Sands. This modern property proved to be a delightful gem. Every room was spotless with a plethora of cleaning materials should you need them. Toilet roll, handwash, shower gel, washing up liquid - what a difference it makes when you don't have to rush off to the nearest supermarket before you can begin your holiday! The living room with its large glass wall naturally expands the living space outdoors. In the morning, I sat with a cup of tea and watched the birds feeding at the birdfeeder. The kitchen was well equipped; the beds were very comfortable with ensuite wetrooms. Sheila, the owner was most welcoming and showed me round the property upon my arrival. I highly recommend this property and you may rest assured I will be coming back to the Whins.

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Liked best: A modern, light property
Liked least: What is there to not like?
Traveling group: Friends
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The_Open...
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“The perfect place to stay.”
Reviewed November 13, 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
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Aud18
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic 5 star holiday home in great location”
Reviewed September 29, 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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Julie1981...
Oban, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“A real home away from home”
Reviewed August 19, 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
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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