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Cosy and charming 2 bed Cottage , Kingsbarns near St Andrews

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Our cottage is 10 minutes walk to Kingsbarns Golf Course , Kingsbarns beach and a short 10 minute drive from St. Andrews and 5 minutes from Crail. Our home is a charming cosy cottage on two floors and sleeps four comfortably.We stay at Smiddy Burn as often as we can and we are continually upgrading and redecorating it and recently added a NESPRESSO coffee maker. Guests also have access to FREE BT SUPERFAST FIBRE BROADBAND plus Netflix. To try and play the old course you will need to go on the St. Andrews links trust website , below I have include what you have to do to try and play the old course. Ballot Despite its overwhelming popularity, the Old Course still upholds the tradition of a ballot (lottery) drawn two days ahead of play (except for Sundays and tournament days). This enables...Our cottage is 10 minutes walk to Kingsbarns Golf Course , Kingsbarns beach and a short 10 minute drive from St. Andrews and 5 minutes from Crail. Our home is a charming cosy cottage on two floors and sleeps four comfortably.We stay at Smiddy Burn as often as we can and we are continually upgrading and redecorating it and recently added a NESPRESSO coffee maker. Guests also have access to FREE BT SUPERFAST FIBRE BROADBAND plus Netflix. To try and play the old course you will need to go on the St. Andrews links trust website , below I have include what you have to do to try and play the old course. Ballot Despite its overwhelming popularity, the Old Course still upholds the tradition of a ballot (lottery) drawn two days ahead of play (except for Sundays and tournament days). This enables golfers who are in the area to still have the opportunity to play the Old Course during their visit. This reflects the public spirit of St Andrews Links and its commitment to staying as open and accessible to all golf lovers. Ballot Results Visit the Ballot Results page for details of the latest Old Course Ballot. How to Enter To enter the ballot there must be at least two players and all names, Home Clubs and handicaps will be required. You may enter online, by phone on + (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) or in person by visiting The Old Pavilion or one of our Clubhouses. The ballot closes at 2pm two days before you hope to play. Entries are accepted on the day the ballot is drawn or on the day before, once that day's ballot has closed (approx 2.15pm). As the Old Course is closed on Sundays there is no Friday ballot. If you are available to play at any time this will give you the best chance of success. The result of the ballot is available after 4.30pm the same day. You can check the Ballot Results page or phone back after this time. If successful, a current official handicap card (Golf Club affiliated to a Golf Union/Association) record or certificate must be presented to the starter prior to play. Maximum handicaps - 24 Men, 36 Ladies. Unfortunately we do not accept letters of introduction from your local Club Professional. Please check in for your round at least 20 minutes prior to your tee time. Trolley restrictions apply on the Old Course. Find out more here. If you are unsuccessful you may wish to check in at the Old Pavilion on the day of play and the staff will do their best to join you with a two or three-ball group playing the Old Course. With patience this can be successful but we cannot give any guarantees. Duplicate ballot entries will be disqualified. Please note that pre-paid green fees for any other course cannot be transferred as part payment for a successful ballot on the Old Course. Smiddy Burn Cottage is a converted byre and is located in a quiet charming conservation village with great access to lots of outdoor activities. there is a 'smart' tv plus netflix and a dvd library. To try and play the Old Course - We love the award winning Kingsbarns Beach which just 10 mins walk away. The area of St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife is abundant with world renowned golf courses plus fabulous coastal walks. There is also a great pub in the village, an 18th century inn which serves delicious food. Kingsbarns distillery is located closeby and they have tours plus a welcoming cafe. Cambo House which is 10 minutes walk away has lovely gardens and tea room plus East Neuk of Fife has a multitude of tourist attractions for all ages.More
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LaVerne R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2017
Interaction with guests
We do not live in Kingsbarns but we are reachable by email and telephone. Our housekeeper also lives in Kingsbarns.
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

This is a fab cottage cosy well appointed modern decor while maintaining the charm of its original features. LaVerne the owner is very accommodating and helpful and has thought of everything.There was a lovely welcome pack of food items including fresh milk and champagne! We...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Cosmopolitan789097, VR Owner at Cosy and charming 2 bed Cottage , Kingsbarns near St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Julie. Thank you for your awesome review, it was really kind of you:) We want our guests to enjoy their holiday therefore I am pleased you found the cottage so well equipped. You were fantastic guests and so easy to communicate with which we really...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2018

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Date of stay: October 2018
Cosmopolitan789097, VR Owner at Cosy and charming 2 bed Cottage , Kingsbarns near St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

On arrival we were pleasantly surprised to see that there was a complimentary basket of goodies. The kitchen was well equipped and maintained. There was even a box of eggs in the fridge! The decoration was to a high standard. There were plenty of books,...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Management response:Responded July 16, 2018

Paul. Thank you for your fantastic review! I agree kingsbarns beach is fantastic and you can easily spend the whole day there. Also thank you for all the compliments about the cottage and what it has to offer. It is nice to know that they...More

Reviewed September 30, 2017

Lovely cottage in small village of kingsbarns which is ideally placed to visit St. Andrews and surrounding area. Is only a 15 minute walk from great beach and literally a stones throw from the kingsbarns inn. Cottage was very well presented and owners provided some...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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rustyBearsden, VR Owner at Cosy and charming 2 bed Cottage , Kingsbarns near St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We certainly enjoyed having you all staying at Smiddy Burn and would love you all to visit us again.

Reviewed September 15, 2017

Nice place. Met with a substantial mix of goodies from bread, bacon, eggs, bear,wine etc. Much appreciated. Clean and well kept. Fast internet, no phone signal though. Well located and easy parking.More

Date of stay: September 2017
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rustyBearsden, VR Owner at Cosy and charming 2 bed Cottage , Kingsbarns near St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate it. You can get a mobile signal but it depends on the carrier i.e. Vodafone is fine in the cottage (Sadly this happens in a rural area but we have found that if you go outside...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Stove
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Yard
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
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About the neighborhood
The East Neuk of Fife is stunning with many quaint fishing villages. Golf in Fife is world renowned with some of the oldest golf courses very close by including The Old Course.
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There is a bus service however to get the most out of the area we highly recommend a car during your stay.
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