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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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2017

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 Fife & St 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

St Andrews - family friendly, historic cottage in centre of St Andrews
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews

Clean, spacious, conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was very clean and well equipped, and the washer/dryer was a big help since we were five days into our trip. A bit of a hike to town and even further to the links, but close to the botanical garden and the local shops and restaurants on south street.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback I'm delighted you found the cottage clean and well equipped. I'm sorry you felt the cottage was a bit of a walk to town most guests find it very convenient for accessing the main parts of town. Just to reassure guests , Tesco on Market St is 0.4 miles and the 1st tee of the Old Course at the R & A clubhouse is 0.6 miles from the cottage.
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Exceedingly Nice Rental Close to City Center

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Forgan Cottage in late August, and could not have been happier. The tipping point in choosing this location was it's washer and tumble dryer. This was important to us as we planned an extended stay elsewhere in Europe after Scottish golf. However, in looking at the sum total of convenience to the city center, St. Andrews golf, St. Andrews site, pubs, restaurants, garden stylish decorations, comfort, etc., this proved to be a excellent rental. It is well represented in the pictures provided on the website. Also, while not directly on The Scores, I found the value to be well worth the short walk to Old Course/R&A parts of town.

Finally, I should add that the owner, Patricia, was excellent. The rooms were made up as we wished, the house is well stocked with utensils, and everything was in complete working order. She was also very helpful with local recommendations one would normally not receive outside of a hotel. In sum total, we have stayed in many different VRBO rentals, and I would highly recommend Forgan Cottage as one of our best self-catering rentals.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved our stay at Forgan Cottage! The location was perfect for exploring all of St. Andrews - close to downtown, golfing, shopping, restaurants, and sites. The home was very comfortable and overall lovely! The kitchen was well stocked, there was plenty of room for all of us, the gardens were beautiful, and we so enjoyed being able to do laundry. Patricia was wonderful to work with and has done a beautiful job with this rental. Thank you, thank you! We look forward to returning in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your complimentary review. I am always delighted to hear that guests have enjoyed the cottage as much as we do.
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Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week in late July, the property was fantastic. It was clean, well maintained and well configured for our situation (3 adult couples) and in a great location. Its walking distance (maybe a 5 min walk) into town. Nearby to many great shops, restaurants and golf.

We also liked that the property has a basement with storage for our clubs and luggage, a freezer and had a washer dryer on the property.

The owner had a 3 ring reference book with all pertinent info on the property that was very helpful and a local contact in case there were issues. We did end up having a small problem with a bathroom door that locked, but the owner's handyman fix it within 1 hour of me calling her. So the owner provided really good service.

We had a very good experience at this property and would definitely would rent it again as well recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely cottage; very welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Forgan Cottage. The property had everything we needed, was very well maintained and very comfortable. It was so convenient for the town of St Andrews and made our stay very enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We hope you are able to visit again.
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Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just back after a super stay at Forgan Cottage.We arrived to find a lovely cottage in apple pie order.A bit like tardis much roomier than we expected from the outside or from the pictures. Perfect situation a short walk from the town.Many thanks Patricia your cottage was ideal for us

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I hope you are able to stay again in the cottage.
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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

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Andrews, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
graduation week
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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