We booked all three cottages for 14 people for my mums birthday and I can't recommend this place enough - we were all very impressed. The location of the cottages is amazing - very beautiful and peaceful surroundings. You're close to St Andrews and Anstruther which are also lovely places to visit. The facilities make this place well worth the money you pay to stay here: even when we were snowed in we could still enjoy the hot tub and pool!!
On arrival the cottages were spotless and are equipped with everything you could ever need. Each cottage also had: sachets of tea, coffee, sugar and hot chocolate; as well as some biscuits: also in each of the fridges there was a bottle of wine and a carton of milk which I thought was a lovely touch. You could tell that the cottages and facilities are well maintained. We did have a couple of issues with the pool not maintaining heat due to a problem with boiler continuously cutting out during the second half of the week: however the owners did everything they could to make sure we were still able to use it. The WiFi isn't the strongest however I do believe that's due to the location; not that you need it as there is plenty there to keep you entertained.
Towards the end of our stay we did have really bad snow making it near impossible to leave the cottages. However the owners did make sure the paths around the cottages were cleared everyday so we could at least walk to and from the pool, hot tub and games room area.
My only negative is that I didn't find the beds comfortable at all. The mattresses were far too firm for me but some people do prefer that. However it wouldn't stop me from returning.
This place definitely exceeded my expectations and I really hope to come back soon.
What a great find these cottages are, we stayed in Horse Mill cottage which sleeps six. It was so spacious and clean. We were celebrating my 60th Birthday and wanted somewhere that family and their lovely dog could join us. This was ideal and the week has flown past. The directions were straight forward and as I said we found the cottage spotlessly clean .The owners have thought of everything from the starter pack to the towels for the cottage and also the pool towels. What can I say about the swimming pool other than just brilliant we loved it, I so enjoyed siting in the outdoor hot tub and just looking at the deer on the hills so peaceful and quiet. My husband and sons liked the games room and enjoyed playing pool, a great family time. While we were there the snow came but this was not a problem in fact it added to the beauty of the place and Ian cleared all the paths before we even woke up. There's plenty of great walks on the doorstep. Everything you would ever need is found at Newhill Farm Cottages, I would highly recommend these cottages and will be back ourselves in fact I’m about to book for next year.
This was our second visit to Newhill Farm Cottages. We rented all 3 properties as a family for 4 nights. Wonderful place. All mod cons and wifi ( if you need it) but generally spend time here in the pool or the hot tub and enjoying lovely country walks. Kate and Ian are very accomodating hosts and make themselves available to sort any problems ( of which there were none). Very well kept gardens and immaculate cottages. Warm and cosy. Well worth a visit.
We stayed in 2 of the cottages this week, in one of the cottages was myself, my wife and 4 kids and in the other cottage was my mum, brother and nephew. When we arrived we were very impressed with the setup, once inside the cottages we were impressed with the space, cleanliness and decor of the cottages, we received a welcome pack of hot chocolates, biscuits and wine which we really appreciated.
The kitchen was excellent and well stocked, the range of utensils and pots and pans was rather impressive along with plates cups and anything else that you may need. The living room was very comfortable with a lovely real fireplace which reminded us of when we used to live in the country in Ireland. There was a box of logs next to the fireplace which came in handy, if you need more you can get more for £3.
Our cottage was spacious and well decorated, the several bathrooms come in handy with a large family. There is an indoor pool and jacuzzi which the kids used every day and really loved, there was a wide selection of swimming aids and toys for the children, the hot tub outside is large and really good to chill out and watch the stars, the kids also really loved the games room where there is a selection of things to do whether it's playing pool or playing table tennis, they also loved the tennis court and the Forrest walks.
The cottages are well situated and you're never too far away from exploring nearby villages and cities in Scotland.
Overall it was an excellent stay with excellent owners who were really friendly and helpful who keep the cottages very clean and to an excellent standard
Our only bad point of our stay is a small point but we found the mattresses too firm and uncomfortable but this may be a personal preference and to the next person may be the most comfortable bed in the world, with mattresses it's impossible to cater for everyone's tastes and we wouldn't mark the cottages down score wise on such a small point.
Overall we absolutely loved the cottages and would happily return. We recommend these cottages to anyone looking for a break, very family friendly and great location.
Spent a long weekend at all three cottages with a group of friends aged 25-30. We have stayed previously and will definitely be returning in the future. The cottages are kept very clean and well equipped with everything you could need for a large group and the facilities are amazing. The owners provide towels for each room and also pool towels. We made good use of the pool, hot tub, games room and tennis court. There are shops in the town that you can walk to on a nice day and both tesco and asda deliver if you order an online food shop. The cottages are in a great location if you want to visit nearby tourist destinations for the day and there is plenty of information found in each cottage.
I am hoping to return with my family and nephews as there is plenty to keep them occupied and then again with friends on a yearly basis.
Thank you to the lovely owners Kate and Ian for another great weekend.
On arrival at newhill farm the first appearance is excellent, all very clean and tidy, great parking facilities for several cars and all close to the houses,so you don't have to lug your heavy bags far to your accommodation.
From the point you open the front door anyone would be more than happy with what you find, everywhere is exceptionally well appointed and very clean. The kitchen has way more than you would expect from a holiday let a very utensil you could imagine, loads of cupboard space and plenty of space for the whole family to congregate around the kitchen dining table, there's a dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer and a good sized ovan to name a few appliances on offer.
The lounge is very cosy with its open fire and lovely comfy sofa's,
Upstairs you'll find 3 very nice bedrooms and a good sized bathroom, the master bedroom does have its own bathroom so everyone get ready at once which is great .
Outside there is a good sized indoor pool and an indoor jacuzzi which is great on a chilly day
We particularly enjoyed the outdoor hot tub in the evening while watching the stars with a glass or 2!
The recent addition of a tennis court is extremely good even for a non tennis player like me.
The indoor games room/gym is fab for evening entertainment for the family or on wet days.
There's plenty of great walks on the doorstep in Pitmedden woods which is also grest for mountain biking.The houses are pet friendly we took our 2 dogs who also had a great time. it's an excellent place to unwind and I'd highly recommended this place to anyone,
Kate and Ian are fantastic host's , nothing is a trouble should you need any help.
Absolutely stunningly beautiful well appointed cottages created with convenience and comfort in mind. The superb leisure facilities which include pool, jacuzzi, hot tub and games room make this place perfect. The setting of the cottages surrounded by hills with plenty of nearby walks are great if your taking your four legged friends.