Unspoilt views
View towards the house
Unwind and get away from day to day life
Kick back and relax
Stunning views over rolling countryside
Spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Catch up over a tea and take in the view
High spec kitchen/dining area
Joules detailing
Fabulous social space
Enjoy time with family and friends
Superking or twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room and WC
Spacious bright bedroom
Superking or twin bedroom, disability friendly on the ground floor
Homely touches throughout
Ground floor disability wet room
Kingsize or twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Time to relax and unwind
En-suite bathroom
Bedroom with views over the garden
Utility room
Walks to enjoy from your doorstep
Bright hallway
Sunny patio with BBQ
Perfect relaxation
Chidlren will love the play area in the enclosed garden
Bring your dogs or horses and enjoy the stunning views.
Views from the lounge area
View towards the property
Property at night
1 / 31  Unspoilt views
2 / 31  View towards the house
3 / 31  Unwind and get away from day to day life
4 / 31  Kick back and relax
5 / 31  Stunning views over rolling countryside
6 / 31  Spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
7 / 31  Catch up over a tea and take in the view
8 / 31  High spec kitchen/dining area
9 / 31  Joules detailing
10 / 31  Fabulous social space
11 / 31  Enjoy time with family and friends
12 / 31  Superking or twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
13 / 31  En-suite shower room and WC
14 / 31  Spacious bright bedroom
15 / 31  Superking or twin bedroom, disability friendly on the ground floor
16 / 31  Homely touches throughout
17 / 31  Ground floor disability wet room
18 / 31  Kingsize or twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
19 / 31  Time to relax and unwind
20 / 31  En-suite bathroom
21 / 31  Bedroom with views over the garden
22 / 31  Utility room
23 / 31  Walks to enjoy from your doorstep
24 / 31  Bright hallway
25 / 31  Sunny patio with BBQ
26 / 31  Perfect relaxation
27 / 31  Chidlren will love the play area in the enclosed garden
28 / 31  Bring your dogs or horses and enjoy the stunning views.
29 / 31  Views from the lounge area
30 / 31  View towards the property
31 / 31  Property at night

Hillside Retreat

St Andrews (14mls W), Fife
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located near to St Andrews which is home to the 2021 Open Golf Championship
  • Set in a peaceful private position on a large working farm
  • Enjoy breathtaking countryside with floor to ceiling windows
  • Perfect location for stargazing, watching deer and birdlife with over 70 species recorded
  • Great walks from the door and close to the beautiful coastal towns of St Andrews and Balmerino


Property code: RURAL

Luxury lodge set in a peaceful private position on a large working farm with breathtaking views, hot tub and Wi-Fi. Horse holidays, shooting, stalking and photography classes can be arranged. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.  Now part of our Joules Collection, look out for stylish touches throughout, including a statement chair set against the spectacular backdrop of the property, drawing yet more focus to its incredible position within the beautiful Fife countryside.

This luxurious detached lodge sits in an enviable location with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. Designed to provide an elegant and high standard of accommodation, the property is nestled within spacious grounds on a private working farm. This incredible location is perfect for exploring the Fife countryside and coastline, with the beautiful city of Perth only 14 miles away. Based here, you will be spoilt for choice in deciding how to spend your days, knowing that a private patio hot tub awaits when you return.


This contemporary detached property has been finished to a very high standard with small detailing having a huge visual impact. Lots of homely and personal touches give it a comfortable and relaxed feel throughout.


On the ground floor is the impressive open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room with stunning countryside views and large patio doors leading out to the garden and hot tub. The kitchen is well-equipped with an additional utility room and washing facilities, and rear door access. Also on this floor is one super king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds (that can be made into a twin on request at the point of booking) and a large wet room with grab rails and shower seat.


On the first floor, there is one king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds (that can be made into a twin on request at the point of booking) and en-suite bathroom, and one twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds (that can be made into a super king-size on request at the point of booking) and en-suite shower room.


The large garden is private and enclosed with a patio, hot tub, seating and BBQ. The views from the garden make this the perfect space for families to get together and catch up while the children play on the sunken trampoline and slide in the garden. Ample parking is available for up to four cars.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link, 1 king-size- zip-and-link and one twin- zip-and-link which can be a super-king on request at the point of booking
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms + 1 wet room on ground floor 
  • Freeview TV, DVD and wireless Bluetooth speaker in lounge, TVs and DVDs in the bedrooms
  • Kitchen - Electric range cooker and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Utility room with washer machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and oil central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants are 4 miles away

Situated between the cosmopolitan city of Perth (14 miles) and the stunning coastal town of St Andrews (14 miles), this is a great location to be based in to sample a selection of what this beautiful area of Fife has to offer. The River Tay is just 2 miles away and provides a playground for any water sports enthusiast with activities such as kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, river cruising, water skiing and white water rafting to try your hand at.

The beautiful coastal town of St Andrews is a popular destination and famous for its renowned golf course. Steeped in culture and heritage, the town is home to some of the most historic and spectacular buildings in this region of Fife. Wander around the bustling medieval streets or visit the stunning St Andrews Cathedral. Or take a walk along the spectacular Fife Coast Path and visit some of the glorious beaches around the town, discovering the wildlife and sea life that often frequent this area.

The vibrant city of Perth lies 14 miles north-west of the lodge and is definitely worth visiting. Situated in a picturesque location on the banks of the River Tay, Perth is often described as one of Scotland's most accessible cities. Rich in culture and history, its streets are full of art galleries, boutiques, cafes, museums and restaurants, providing every opportunity to experience a sense of Perthshire city life.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nick 2nd March 2020

Beautiful/stunning location. Lovely property and very well laid out and spacious.

Reviewed by Fiona 21st February 2020

Gorgeous place! Stunning every, stunning furniture and fittings, a really relaxing place to be!

Reviewed by Alison 31st January 2020

I had chosen this cottage because of its accessibility features which we needed for my elderly father. This was a weekend break for his birthday so it had to be a home away from home which ensured he would be relaxed and comfortable. And it didnt let us down. Great layout and facilities, well equipped kitchen. Superb views. Hot tub and powerful shoRead morewers. Dogs loved it too, especially the circular farm track for morning walks. We hope we will return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 10th January 2020

We woke on the first morning to discover the storm overnight had flooded part of the lounge. The owners quickly came to remedy this and were very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by Graeme 1st November 2019

Amazing beautiful place, comfortable and stylish. The hot tub was a big draw for us and we we're disappointed! Slept well in the beds and enjoyed exploring the local area. The view from the front room in the morning was absolutely stunning (particularly on the one sunny day we had!)

Reviewed by Lynne 25th October 2019

Ideal property for groups of family or friends. Parking for several cars. Well appointed with super views from lounge. Good walking routes around the area and large cross country course for horses available. Fresh flowers, wine and biscuits in our welcome pack.

Reviewed by Daniel 21st June 2019

This place is truly amazing. The house is beautiful and the views are to die for. The hot tub is a great added bonus and if you have kids the trampoline/slide and the extra large enclosed garden is perfect. I would recommend this to anyone. We will definitely be returning. Thank you so much

Reviewed by Sophie 10th May 2019

Absolutely stunning! Location views all around the house are out of this world! Will definitely come back!! The dogs loved just lying out in the garden taking in views, as did we sitting in the hottub! The weekend was topped with amazing weather! Just what we all needed! Definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Margaret 6th May 2019

Location is perfect for holiday makers to use as a base for travelling. View from house beautiful. Very tranquil.

Reviewed by Mike 29th March 2019

Amazing house with stunning views, would highly recommended this property for family or friends getaways

Reviewed by Margaret 22nd March 2019

The location is beautiful with a stunning view over rolling countryside. Secure garden is ideal for dog. Hot tub great. House is lovely and airy but paintwork could do with a touch up. Couch and some cushions a bit tired.

Reviewed by Wendy 8th March 2019

Truly Amazing House! We, a Party of 6 Mature Ladies had a wonderful weekend. The rooms which we had changed to single beds were spacious with lovely views! The extensive views South from the picture window over rolling countryside were fantastic. The hot tub ideal after our daily walk was relaxing and the garden with its trampoline and slide lookedRead more great for family holidays. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by David 7th December 2018

Fantastic well equipped house with beautiful views. Hot tub amazing watching the sun come up or go down. Great location with plenty to do around would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Agnes 23rd November 2018

We had a lovely stay. The property is lovely with everything you need and the views are stunning. Having the hot tub was great and it was well used! We did go out for a few walks and the views of the surrounding are are gorgeous. All in all we had a fab weekend and will definitely go back

Reviewed by Melissa 17th September 2018

The Lodge was just what we needed for our family holiday in the country. With three bedrooms and a pull out couch it had the right amount of room for the four of us without losing the cozy feel. The property surrounding the home was spectacular and perfect for a nice, scenic hike. Proximity to Perth and St Andrews was ideal and the surrounding smalRead moreler towns provided a great place to get a nice bite to eat and the necessary provisions for the home. I highly recommend this home. Hide

Reviewed by Audrey 7th September 2018

This holiday cottage has relaxation written all over it. Breathtaking views from the hot tub and the lounge window. This is very aptly named Hillside Retreat.

Reviewed by Maryam 17th August 2018

Lovely place and very friendly owners living near. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Caroline 30th July 2018

The lodge is very stylish with great amenities. A great selection of utensils etc you need to cook with. Quite central to all the places we wanted to visit, and great for the dog, as he could run freely in the garden as he does at home. Really pleasant and helpful owners.

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Unspoilt views
View towards the house
Unwind and get away from day to day life
Kick back and relax
Stunning views over rolling countryside
Spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Catch up over a tea and take in the view
High spec kitchen/dining area
Joules detailing
Fabulous social space
Enjoy time with family and friends
Show 19 moreSuperking or twin bedroom with en-suite shower room


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