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Garden Cottage - Cupar

Cupar, Fife
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Outstanding country cottage with lots of rural charm
  • Surrounded by the Fife countryside
  • Close to the coast for beach days and walks
  • Within easy reach of St Andrews with its golf course
  • Duck pond in the garden
  • Tennis court available in the owner's grounds
Property code: CA150

Pretty, peaceful cottage on a country estate in Fife, surrounded by wildlife and fields.

Set in the heart of the Kinloss Estate, this charming stone-built two-bedroom cottage is the perfect getaway for families seeking a restful base within easy reach of the outdoor activities and attractions of Fife. Spend your day strolling the estate grounds, home to the annual Fife Show, watch the ducks swimming in the pond, or practise your serve on the nearby tennis court. The medieval market town of Cupar is less than 5 miles away where you can stock up on provisions or enjoy a meal in one of the welcoming restaurants.

Reached via a private road, your traditional cottage, originally the head gardener’s cottage, sits in beautiful gardens and adjacent to woodlands and a babbling stream, creating a sense of peace and oneness with the natural environment. Windows look out onto the garden and grounds, adding to the tranquillity of your holiday home and allowing you to relax and forget the stresses and strains of the modern world.

Step through the front door and into the entrance hall where you can remove walking boots and wellies. Cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen and share leisurely family meals around the elegant dining room table. After a day of exploration, snuggle up in the sitting room, where plump sofas invite you to sink into them and relax. Light the open fire and enjoy some friendly competition with a game of cards or a board game.

When it’s time for bed, head upstairs to the two comfortable bedrooms. With handmade beds crafted from the estate’s own wood, the double and twin rooms are restful spaces decorated in soothing tones. The family bathroom is also on this level.

Outside, spread your blanket out on the front lawn for a picnic lunch watching the ducks swimming in their pond, where hopefully Harry the Heron will stop for a quick dip. Enjoy an early evening meal alfresco at the garden table enjoying the tranquillity of your surroundings. Just 100 yards from the cottage is the tennis court which you are welcome to use by arrangement.

  • Sleeps 4 +1
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • Futon bed available, by arrangement, for £30 per booking
  • 1 full bathroom with shower over the bath and 1 additional WC
  • Cot and highchair included in the price
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • FreeSat TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire - first basket of fuel included
  • Less than 1 mile from shops and pubs
  • The cottage has full central heating and heating is included at certain times of year - all day heating is available by arrangement and at an additional cost.
  • Please note that there is an open grassy area with a pond at the front of the property and an adjacent stream, care and caution must be taken especially with children.

With woodland walks and countryside rambles straight from your front door, this is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Stroll through the adjacent woodland, where deer, pheasants and guinea fowl can often be spotted or walk the quiet country lanes passing the fields full of wheat and barley.

Stroll the medieval streets of historic Cupar (1 mile), admiring the 17th-century architecture of Preston House and the Corn Exchange. Browse the independent stores and pick up some local produce for your evening meal. On the outskirts of town is the fascinating Hill of Tarvit (3.5 miles), a wonderful example of Edwardian life. View the fabulous Sharp Collection, explore upstairs/downstairs life on a tour of the mansion, or step back in time with a round of golf at Kingarrock Golf Course, complete with 1920s hickory clubs.

Spend the day in coastal St Andrews (10.5 miles), exploring the atmospheric ruins of the castle and cathedral. Uncover the history of golf at the British Golf Museum, opposite The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse, where interesting exhibitions chart nearly 500 years of the game. Feed the penguins and seals at St Andrews Aquarium and discover the aquatic life of the Scottish coast and beyond.

Not to be missed is the enchanting landscape of Tentsmuir (12.5 miles), where forest trails wind their way between tall trees and rippling sand dunes. Watch the water birds at Moreton Lochs or walk through the forest to discover the 19th-century icehouse and World War II pillboxes. Stroll along the long sandy beach and have a paddle in the clear waters – you may even spot some seals splashing in the waves.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Veal July 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet afforded by this comfortable cottage, set in its own space, with only nature for company. Everything we needed was to hand in the cottage so we could look after ourselves pretty much as we do at home, and there was plenty of in-house entertainment on hand too. The owner kindly and quickly came round to re-pRead morerogramme the TV which had apparently de-programmed itself during a recent electric storm. She had also filled the cottage with fragrance from her home produced scented candles and room-diffusers, and the freshly baked loaf we discovered in the kitchen when we arrived. A charming touch. We did not explore the country round about as much as we would have liked due to family commitments, but we were delighted to find a statue of a particular hero, Jim Clark the racing driver, in nearby Kilmany. We had a wonderful lunch at Jannettas Gelateria in St Andrews, a warm welcome at Cupar's Heritage Centre and a lovely cuppa in Fisher & Donaldson's bakery caf. Hide

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