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67 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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juliem170...
Oban, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fabulous”
Reviewed August 12, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Myself, my husband and son absolutely love the whins! lovely friendly hosts and absolutely immaculate house. right in the heart of st andrews and near both the beach and the old course! we have been here a couple of times now and fully intend to come back!

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Management Response
Aug 14, 2017
I am very pleased you had another great holiday. Many thanks for your kind review it is much appreciated.
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GraziaA5
1 review
“Lovely cottage, wonderful hosts, perfect stay!”
Reviewed August 9, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Beautiful property, perfect location, our hosts were amazingly kind and attentive. We had a wonderful time, we'll definitively visit again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 10, 2017
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you as guests.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
103MSF12
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great house, brilliant location in a wonderful Town.”
Reviewed August 4, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

All I really need say is that we have stayed at this property four or five times now and have already booked it again for next August. We are a family of four; with a son aged 10 and daughter 7, for which the house is perfect. Sheila and Ian are very welcoming. The house is immaculately kept, it has all the facilities needed with a lovely garden. The location is really excellent and is close to all that is good about St Andrews. St Andrews is famous for Golf but has so much more than that. History, architecture, great beaches, shops and restaurants. We love it.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2017
Thank so much for your very kind and thoughtful review. It is always very pleasing and encouraging when guests have a great time.
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cc07068
Roseland, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Gem in the Heart of St. Andrews”
Reviewed June 13, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

This was my tenth trip to St. Andrews and I found the Whins Cottage the best rental for location, quality, price and landlord support. Sheila and Ian are friendly and helpful.

The unit is new, well furnished and spacious. It's a two minute walk to the first tee of the Old Course AND the center of town. It's convenient location can't be beat.

I'll definitely be back.

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Management Response
Jun 15, 2017
Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write such thoughtful and positive review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Whins Cottage, St Andrews
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Messenger...
Wigton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect, stunning accommodation in a tranquil yet central location.”
Reviewed June 5, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

You can totally relax in this beautifully quirky property tucked away in a lovely garden and yet only minutes from the beach, the golf courses and all that the town of St Andrews can offer. The accommodation has everything you could need and the owners are lovely people, welcoming and friendly, who will advise on parking in the area - I found this was was easy once you know which streets offer free spaces. I recommend climbing St Rule's Tower at the cathedral for astonishing views over the town, (watch your head in the doorway at the top - I didn't!) Also a walk along the Lade Braes which is a long standing public footpath that winds around part of the town and through wooded areas. In fine weather, book (in advance online) for the rigid inflatable boat which takes you from Anstruther to the Isle of May. The boat trip is great fun, zipping across, and even a non birdwatcher like me enjoyed seeing/hearing/occasionally smelling the huge variety of birds - the puffins alone are a delight.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 7, 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to give such a thoughtful and positive review. You comments about 'things to do' will encourage others to make the best of their stay at The Whins Cottage.
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FrequentF...
1 review
“Hidden gem in St Andrews!”
Reviewed March 29, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

There are several things we loved about this place. Firstly, location... a one minute walk to the Old Course and only a five minute walk to Market Street, at the heart of St Andrews. Sheila and Ian were very helpful and friendly on arrival, the introductory tour was concise and well thought-out. The cottage design is modern, yet blends in with the character of its surroundings. Bedrooms adequate size with pristine en suites. Well stocked kitchen area and spacious lounge on upper level. Utility room extremely useful, with tumble dryer.
We also felt that the cottage is offered at a refreshingly fair price...a week's holiday in St Andrews has sadly become something of an unaffordable luxury for many in recent years, due to over-inflated rental tariffs.
No surprise, then, that The Whins' diary is pretty much full for the year.
Highly recommended. Will definitely return ( if it's available!).

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 31, 2017
Ian

Many thanks for your thoughtful and positive review.
I am most grateful for this.
May see you back again in the future.

best wishes
Sheila
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101Jude
Hamilton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Return visit - perfect location and accommodation”
Reviewed January 30, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

This was our fourth stay at Whinns Cottage. The location couldn't be better and the house is the perfect size for our family. Ian and Sheila are always really welcoming and couldn't be more helpful. The house is literally a stones throw from the 18th hole of the old course and a five minute walk from shops and restaurants. It has everything you need and is absolutely immaculate. We love it and thoroughly enjoy our time there.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 4, 2017
Thank you very much for your thoughtful and positive review.
I am pleased that you really enjoyed your holiday at The Whins Cottage, St Andrews.
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