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St Andrews - family friendly, historic cottage in centre of St Andrews

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, open plan living/dining/kitchen area

Centrally located 5 minutes walk from the town centre, Forgan Cottage was fully renovated in 2012 to a high standard for the holiday rental market and as a private holiday home. The cottage was built circa 1896 by the Forgan family who in the late 1800s were one of the leading golf club manufacturers based in St Andrews.

The cottage has been tastefully modernised and redecorated throughout, with new kitchen and bathrooms, newly carpeted bedrooms, stairs and upper hall and oak flooring in the downstairs hall and living area.

The bright living/dining area looks out onto the back garden and the path along the Kinness Burn can be accessed through the rear garden gate.

All bedrooms have king size beds, two of which can be converted to twin beds.

There is a large centrally heated basement with washing machine, tumble dryer, additional fridge and freezer. There is also ample space to store bikes and golf clubs.

More Details

Patricia Graham
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Patricia Graham

We bought the cottage because our son is studying at St Andrews University and the town is a lovely place for either a day trip or a few nights stay as it is not too far from where we live in Glasgow.

Patricia Graham purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Patricia Graham chose Saint Andrews

My son and I looked at several properties but Forgan Cottage had a very nice atmosphere about it and we could see it had potential to be a fabulous holiday home and place for him to stay when he is studying.

It is only a very short walk from the town centre but also has plenty of free parking outside. It is centrally located for either the West or East sands which was important as we have a dog.

What makes this cottage unique

We have fully refurbished the cottage and it is extremely comfortable either in summer or winter. New central heating and continuous hot water make it a cosy place to stay even in the depths of winter. The garden at the back looks onto the Kinness Burn which is a lovely feature in the summer.

We love spending time in the cottage as it has an extremely relaxing feel to it.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Andrews in Fife

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be converted to 2 single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be converted to 2 single beds
  • All linen is Egyptian cotton. Pillows and duvets are hypoallergenic. There is plenty of storage for clothes in each bedroom. Hairdryers are provided in two of the bedrooms. Travel cot available
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The cottage has a large basement with 2 Belfast sinks with hot and cold water, washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and extra fridge. It is centrally heated so is suitable for drying wet clothing, golfing/outdoor wear. It is large enough for storage of bikes, golf equipment, surf boards etc. Dogs would be considered if well behaved and fully house-trained. They are not allowed in any of the bedrooms or upstairs in the cottage. Dog bed and bowls can be provided.


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St Andrews - family friendly, historic cottage in centre of St Andrews
average rating of 4.9 based on 50 reviews

Excellent location for a special family holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (my parents, husband and two children) had a wonderful stay in this extremely comfortable and well equipped holiday home. The central location was ideal too. A real highlight was breakfast on the sunny back garden patio. Patricia has clearly put a lot of thought into preempting her guests' every need and we wanted for nothing. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am glad you had good weather to enjoy the garden. I hope you are able to stay again in the future.
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Home from home in easy walking distance of the town

  • 4 of 5

Lovely comfortable cottage with 3 well appointed bedrooms. Pretty patio garden. Excellent base for our son's wedding.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Third Visit

  • 5 of 5

The house provides excellent accommodation a few minutes walk from St Andrews town centre. We would thoroughly recommend it for any intended visit to this part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It's always lovely to have people returning to stay again at the cottage.
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A cozy little house that's very convenient to walking into town.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Forgan Cottage. With only one shower, I wouldn't recommend having 6 people in the 3 bedrooms.The only thing we found lacking was that there was no freezer area in the refrigerator. So no ice! Otherwise just great!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. There is a second fridge and full size freezer in the basement I'm sorry you didn't notice them. Thankfully, although there is only one shower, the cottage has constant hot water so it usually isn't an issue with 6 people.
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, perfect house and Patricia is the most friendly and helpful host. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely convenient property

  • 5 of 5

The house is conveniently located just one block down from the end of South Street, about a 7 - 10 minute walk to the golf course, just minutes to shopping and the restaurants. The house itself was spotless, prettily decorated and comfortable. The bedding is very nice. There is ample room for 6 people to relax and enjoy themselves. We will definitely stay there again and we HIGHLY recommend it. The value is excellent. Patricia was lovely and we had absolutely no problems.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and would choose to stay in Forgan cottage again.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Whey Pat Bar
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Old course, st andrews
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Westport Bar and Diner
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East sands
Car: not necessary

The cottage is ideally placed a few minutes walking distance from the town centre with its excellent selection of shops, restaurants, pubs, the famous Byre Theater, cinema and leisure facilities.

The west sands beach, world famous golf courses, golf museum and sea life aquarium are an easy 10 minute walk to the north of the cottage. The east sands, harbor and leisure center are a 10 minute walk to the east of the cottage.

There are numerous golf courses within 20 to 30 minutes drive and the Old Course Hotel and Fairmont Hotel have luxury spas.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

£200 deposit required to secure your booking.
Final balance due at least 6 weeks prior to arrival date.
More than 2 guests for 2 or 3 nights , additional cost of £10 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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