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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Doocot - An Idyllic Oasis Of Charm and Comfort near St Andrews, overlooking the Charleton Golf Course and within easy striking distance of numerous places of interest and entertainment. A stunning one bedroom annexed cottage located in the idyllic hamlet of Charleton which boasts both a Golf Course and stables. The property sits in truly enchanting gardens and is an oasis of charm enhanced by the sound of the babbling brook and resident songbirds. Views extend over these gardens, across the Charleton golf course and over the Firth of Forth to Berwick Law. The accommodation is as restful as the location with comfortable open plan living and spacious bedroom facilities. Picture windows offer unrestricted views as an alternative to watching internet enabled smart TV. Netflix and wif...The Doocot - An Idyllic Oasis Of Charm and Comfort near St Andrews, overlooking the Charleton Golf Course and within easy striking distance of numerous places of interest and entertainment. A stunning one bedroom annexed cottage located in the idyllic hamlet of Charleton which boasts both a Golf Course and stables. The property sits in truly enchanting gardens and is an oasis of charm enhanced by the sound of the babbling brook and resident songbirds. Views extend over these gardens, across the Charleton golf course and over the Firth of Forth to Berwick Law. The accommodation is as restful as the location with comfortable open plan living and spacious bedroom facilities. Picture windows offer unrestricted views as an alternative to watching internet enabled smart TV. Netflix and wifi are also available. Outside, guests can enjoy the expansive grounds and water features of the main property as well as their own private garden. Alternatively they can stroll up to the stables. The East Neuk (corner) of Fife is an area full of fantastic attractions, events, festivals, outdoor activities and breath taking beaches. Quaint and picture perfect this area is renowned for its charming fishing villages and harbours such as Crail, Anstruther and Pittenweem. Fishing has been a staple in the life of the East Neuk villages for generations and if you're up early enough, you can witness the bustle of the harbours in the morning as the boats land their daily catch of prawns, lobsters and crabs of the highest quality. Alternatively you can enjoy the very same seafood in some of the very best restaurants Scotland has to offer. Explore the fascinating culture and history of the East Neuk along with its historic castles (some reputably haunted) where you can enjoy fine interiors and enchanting walled gardens with woodland and meadow walks. Alternatively grab some exercise with a range of first rate outdoor activities to suit all ages. Take a walk along the Fife Coastal Path to admire the beautiful coastline. You can uncover some prime diving sites in the Firth of Forth, set sail to the rugged Isle of May or try out activities such as archery, abseiling and kayaking. But above all else you can enjoy a round of golf on some of the very best courses including the home of golf at the Old Course St Andrews a mere 25 minutes drive. Dumbarnie our most recent golf course is now open with excellent reviews. The Doocot overlooks the Charleton golf course! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
Elaine L
Hosting since August 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 75%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (31)
Traveler17248934863
Traveler17248934863
Nairn, United Kingdom3 contributions
I booked the Doocot as i needed a break from busy life. I arrived and was drawn to the pond, was delighted to find a frog.... Property was well equipped with everything you needed. Owner Elaine showed me how to get the recliner sofa to recline as i wasnt sure. I had everything i needed and was able to potter around, go to Leven, Annstruther and St Andrew where i got soaked but it was good. I would go back again. Elaine and her husband very friendly. Loved the garden and the frogs/pheasants/chickens nearby. Elaine W
Visited March 2020
Written March 14, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jennifer H
Jennifer H
Birmingham, United Kingdom29 contributions
The Doocot was the perfect place for my husband and I to stay during our week-long trip to Fife. It's cosy and has everything you'd need in a home away from home. The bathroom and bedroom in particular are beautifully done. The pictures really don't do it justice! It's also set in stunning gardens with a little stream running nearby. Really idyllic. The owner Elaine was very friendly and sent along plenty of details for our stay including precise directions which were so helpful. When we arrived, a welcome basket was waiting for us containing fresh eggs, bread and more treats. There was also milk in the fridge and a bottle of wine on the coffee table--so many thoughtful touches from the owners to make our stay special. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to friends and family. We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay here again if we return to Fife (very likely...!). Thank you again, Elaine, for a really lovely stay.
Visited August 2019
Written September 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightseer399062
Sightseer399062
What a lovely review your comments are very much appreciated. Delighted you had such a nice time in Fife and enjoyed your stay at the Doocot. It would be lovely to see you back in Fife again.
Written September 4, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Travel474198
Travel474198
2 contributions
My husband and I spent a week at The Doocot Owners were very nice and a welcome pack was waiting for us which was a nice surprise Cottage was very clean and comfortable and hope to return at a future date Jim and Joyce Thain Nigg Highland
Visited June 2019
Written June 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightseer399062
Sightseer399062
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. It was lovely meeting both of you and hope you had a pleasant journey back north. Elaine and Robert
Written June 23, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Exploration397742
Exploration397742
1 contribution
My husband and I just spent a week at the Doocot and loved it. Elaine and Rob have made sure the cottage is immaculate and comfortable. Everything is provided and the welcome pack of basics plus a bottle of wine on arrival was most appreciated. Unfortunately the rainy weather this time meant we couldn’t enjoy the beautiful gardens.which was a pity. The cottage is easily accessible to all the local tourist attractions and golf courses. This is our second visit to the Doocot and hopefully we’ll come back again. Highly recommend this lovely cottage.
Visited June 2019
Written June 16, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Explore801969
Explore801969
What a beautiful property in stunning Scotland. Elaine and her husband where incredibly helpful and the welcome pack was a lovely addition when we arrived. I would definitely recommend this property!
Visited August 2018
Written August 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Thomas O
Thomas O
1 contribution
The cottage was lovely - comfortable and very well appointed and there were many nice touches to make the stay felt special. The grounds of the main house are beautiful and are available for visitors to use. We found a lovely secluded sitting area behind the garage next to the stream and sat there in the evening with the chiminea burning away, which was a great chill out zone. The town of Elie is a short 10 min drive away and has great beaches. Crail and Anstruther are also nearby and worth a visit. We would definitely come back here!
Visited June 2018
Written June 8, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightseer399062
Sightseer399062
Thanks for taking the time to submit such a lovely review, Tom. Delighted you had such an enjoyable stay. Kind regards Elaine and Robert
Written June 19, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrea M
Andrea M
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom1 contribution
Had a wonderful break at the doocot cottage Collins burgh. Cottage was wonderful spotlessly clean with all enmities. The gardens were beautiful and with the weather being lovely we made the most of them. Would highly reccomend this cottage and would certainly go back again
Visited April 2018
Written April 27, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightseer399062
Sightseer399062
Thank you for your very kind comments. Delighted you had such a lovely experience at the Doocot.
Written May 8, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mandytidy66
mandytidy66
Bolton, United Kingdom2 contributions
Fantastic accommodation, the views and solitude were perfect especially after 12 miles around a golf course, great location as I was watching the golf at Kings barns, the welcome pack was much appreciated, lovely well kept cottage would definitely stay again and recommend.
Visited August 2017
Written August 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightseer399062
Sightseer399062
Many thanks for your very kind comments - they are much appreciated. We hope your daughter had a successful tournament and that you managed to fit in a round or two yourself. Kind regards Elaine and Robert
Written August 25, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rosie G
Rosie G
2 contributions
This little cottage is around 3 miles from the coast in lovely quiet surroundings. The cottage itself is so comfortable and extremely fresh & clean. We really enjoyed the reclining furniture. There is everything in the kitchen that you need to cook an evening meal (if you can be bothered) The bed is comfortable and we enjoyed our conversations with the echo dot! Very close by there are some lovely wee fishing villages to explore, St Andrews is a great day out and Dundee is within striking distance. There are several lovely beaches near if you enjoy the seaside We also found some lovely places to eat out at reasonable prices. All in all this is a great find and you would really enjoy a holiday in this cottage and the surrounding area.
Visited July 2017
Written July 27, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightseer399062
Sightseer399062
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a lovely comprehensive review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Doocot and the East Neuk of Fife. Kind regards Elaine and Robert
Written August 6, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LoveTravel690144
LoveTravel690144
1 contribution
An excellent property in all respects. Proximity to the golf course a big plus for golfers. Clean, comfortable and quiet. Well located for places of interest around Fife. Owners very friendly and helpful.
Visited June 2017
Written June 25, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightseer399062
Sightseer399062
Many thanks Ian and Lorraine for taking the time to write such a nice review. Kind regards Elaine and Robert
Written July 8, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
The East Neuk is packed with history, culture and interest and offers the very best in food and outdoor activities including walking, water sports, fishing, golf and riding to name but a few. Historic St Andrews is a 25 minute drive while bustling Edinburgh is only an hour away
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Car advised
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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 The Doocot

The Doocot is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

The Doocot has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Doocot has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at The Doocot must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.