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Spacious 4* rural cottage with stunning views Ceres ,Nr.St.Andrews sleeps 5+baby

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Luxury countryside retreat in ideal central location for golfers and families

Windrush is set in an enviable hilltop location within 4 acres and is surrounded by panoramic views. Our four star secluded detached former farm steading has been tastefully converted to form a uniquely traditional yet modern spacious dwelling sleeping up to 5 plus infant with all the conveniences you would expect from a quality self-catering holiday cottage.

A perfect tranquil retreat from the hub of city life both families and couples will relish their time spent at Windrush knowing they have the best of both worlds with a great central base close to many towns and cities in this beautiful part of Scotland.

A warm friendly welcome awaits you all through the year

for a minimum of 3 nights through to longer lets .

Windrush Holiday Cottage dates from 1880 originating as a farm steading grain store barn. Traditionally stone built with pan-tiled roof exterior whilst inside the style is somewhat modern whilst maintaining a sense of the countryside traditions and comfort for our guests. You can be assured of high 4 star quality recently assessed and retaining our high standard grading , including a child friendly and pet friendly welcome scheme award.

Full oil central heating and gas hob and wonderful large wood burner stove .

The spacious cottage is self contained with a private garden and parking area with no neighbouring onlookers apart from the 4 legged variety in neighbouring fields.

Comfortably sleeps 5 plus a baby with flexible arrangements to suit groups or families.

More Details

Susan Brearley
Member since: 2015
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
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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Susan Brearley

Born in Dundee but spent my teens in Fife before spending a few years on the West Coast of Scotland before settling to buy Windrush now 21 years ago . My 4 children were all born here and enjoyed the open countryside along with a menagerie of animals like ponies , chickens , dog and cats ....with the two eldest girls fleeing the nest ( though just to St.Andrews University!) the two boys are very much into their outdoor sports and football trick shots. Sharing Windrush with just our friendly cats now along with the abundant wildlife we are blessed to enjoy ...buzzards, red deer , pheasants .......

Living just next door in the farmhouse I am on hand to welcome you here as well as deal with any issues right away ...though the Holiday cottage is not overlooked and is completely private.

Susan Brearley purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Susan Brearley chose Cupar

If you are looking for a stay in a spacious Scottish high quality traditional home with a modern twist with all modern conveniences the Windrush is the place to relax and feel at home. With so much to enjoy right here , wildlife, recreational area, large garden , walks , cycling etc you may not feel like venturing further . But , given that St. Andrews is a mere 10 mins drive away with the Golf , beautiful award winning beaches , restaurants and boutique shops there is always an excuse to go out . Plenty children's activities in nearby towns . Historical towns and fishing villages .... something for everyone .

What makes this cottage unique

The sheer tranquility and privacy is a major factor in our decision to stay here . The blackest of skies enables fantastic star gazing . In an enviable position ,the open fields around us paint a beautiful landscape view away from the hub of busy lives and allow for some freedom in our recreational area for guests to practice their golf swing ( plans are under way to transform the area into a 3 hole course ) or grab a football and have a kick around with the kids , safe knowing they are not near a road . Best of all is that we can have the best of both worlds as Windrush is not far from the local villages , towns and even major cities to enjoy all that they offer too.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cupar in Fife

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , All towels and bath mats included & complimentary soap
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master upstairs bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Can be split into 3 full size singles upon request
    Twin downstairs bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • A cot can be added free of charge. Hanging space in wardrobes and storage in each bedroom as well as dressing tables , mirrors , tissues etc.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spacious 4* rural cottage with stunning views Ceres ,Nr.St.Andrews sleeps 5+baby
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Self-catering at its best!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, extremely-well appointed cottage with great attention to detail, in the heart of some lovely countryside, . Weather was a bit iffy but the cottage had everything we could need - even an X-Box and Wii for those of us who haven't grown up yet! Susan was very friendly and helpful, and the Welcome Pack was a nice bonus. Warm and well-lit, with a collection of DVDs, books, games, and magazines, this is a great place to get away. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a fantastic week here recently with our 2 dogs. Susan, the proprietor met us on arrival and showed us around the property. Susan was friendly, approachable and made us feel very welcome.

We loved the peace and tranquillity of the cottage. The cottage was extremely comfortable and had everything we could wish for. The log burner was amazing and used to full effect.

We would highly recommend a stay at Windrush Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A superb autumn holiday

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we were made welcome in this delightful cottage. The welcome food pack and guided tour of the cottage were much appreciated, but then after that Susan left us alone ,but we knew she was nearby should we have any problems. The cottage is warm, comfortable and blissfully quiet and for us very dog friendly. All our needs were catered for. We frequently stay in cottages , often 5 star and certainly this one is very well equipped.. including an X box and wii , which my huband and I had a great laugh having a go at ! Nearby Ceres is gorgeous and has butchers , a Spa shop, dog friendly cafe and pubs.. Lots to see and do in the area and also several farmshops selling lovely produce too, if you prefer to eat in. We saw deer in the next field within an hour of arriving, This truly is a special place, I am sure we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Paradise for Kids and dogs, makes for happy holiday.

  • 5 of 5

This house was fabulous, we were met by Susan on arrival who was very welcoming and gave us details of a few things that may interest the kids, so glad about that we went to the Muddy place and the kids had a ball, and we had a ball too. The house itself is fantastic and I cannot think of one thing that I would recommend to improve the stay. Susan and family live next to the cottage but were never intrusive, but advised that if anything was needed just to pop next door. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Adorable cabin in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay with lovely host. And sheep everywhere. Cozy with great heating system and nice hot water. Beautiful vistas and all the conveniences of home. St. Andrews Taxi service will come fetch you and bring you into town. Plenty of space. And very close to one of Scotland's best Michelin Star restaurants The Peat Inn.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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delightful cottage, tastefull, comfortable and very well equiped.

  • 5 of 5

we were greeted on our arrival, and made to feel welcome. Our short break was most enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Ceres Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hickory Golf course at Hill of Tarvit
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Meldrums in Ceres
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Say hello to the neighbouring lambs and Highland cattle , and perhaps be lucky to spy some deer and pheasants in the garden too. Uninterrupted views across rolling countryside . Lovely self contained garden with patio area with access to field to play ball games or practice your golf swing . Lovely country walks and cycle routes close by along with country pursuits like shooting, horse-riding , water sports and off road driving .

Near to the picturesque village of Ceres and only 7 miles from St. Andrews, the home of golf, Windrush Holiday Cottage is an ideal central base from which to explore not only Fife's delightful towns and coastlines but is within a 25 minute drive to Dundee and Perth and a hop over the Forth bridge to Edinburgh takes a mere 45 minutes. Explore the coastline of hundreds of miles of cycle and walking paths taking in the pretty harbour villages of Elie, Pittenween , Anstruther and Crail and award winnng blue flag beaches.

Fife boasts a wealth of visitor attractions.

Bird enthusiasts can take a short boat trip out to the Isle of May, where you will find a nature reserve where puffins, crags, and many more sea birds can be found. Seals are seen regularly lying on the rocks around the island and if you are lucky you may even spot dolphins or whales.

The East Neuk and surrounding area provides many hidden surprises for visitors, with it's numerous sandy beaches and rock pools that will have children entertained for hours, historical churches and buildings, quaint wynds to meander down and harbours with working fishing boats, there is something which will appeal to everyone. Swimming and other sports can be enjoyed at many centres.

Fife boasts five of Scotland's six 'Blue Flag Beaches' and plenty of other award winning beaches as well.

Other pusuits include watersports, clay pigeon shooting, Scotland's secret bunker, Scottish Deer Centre, soft play centres, Knockhill raceway , aquariums in St. Andrews and North Queensferry , botanic gardens, art and craft galleries etc.

Award winning restaurants only 5 minutes drive but casual coffee shops ( Coffee & Kilts highly recommended ) and pubs can be enjoyed in Ceres & Cupar - The Ceres Inn having great food and a beer garden as well as some fantastic nights entertainment.

Fife Millenium Cycleways

The Cycle Ways offer something for everyone. For the committed tourer, the 105 mile Kingdom Route is a circuit between the Forth and Tay road bridges. There are smaller regional networks in West Fife - including an 8.5 mile off-road section along a disused railway line with links into Devilla Forest - circular routes in the picturesque Howe of Fife, and more being developed in the East Neuk south of St Andrews. As well as Devilla, there are off-road routes in Blairadam, Pitmedden and Tentsmuir Forests, and urban networks in Fife's main towns.

A series of detailed maps featuring each of the routes is available from Tourist Information Centres and other outlets.

The world famous Golfing Old Course , hosting the Open championship this year , and the British Golf museum in St Andrews will be a must see for the keen golfer but with over 70 golf courses within reach, including the recently restored Hickory Golf course at Hill of Tarvit only a mile from Ceres, you will be spoiled for choice.

Ceres itself is steeped in history and boasts the Fife Folk Museum and national trust Hill of Tarvit mansion house however a short drive finds you the delights of St. Andrews Cathedral , Falkland Palace , Glamis Palace , Scone Palace , Stirling Castle and our capital's most famous landmark Edinburgh Castle itself. Nearby Dundee has HMS Discovery and Jute museums and is currently have it's own V&A design museum built.

The local village hosts the oldest Highland Games on the last Saturday of June every year and entry is free to this outstanding Scottish event . The brave men of Ceres were rewarded with this honour after their help at the Battle of Bannockburn from Robert the Bruce. Other local highland Games are held nearby in St. Andrews and Cupar in the summer months also.

This area of Scotland is famous for the delicious soft fruits in summer and early autumn and no visit would be complete without sampling some raspberries , strawberries or the unique 'Tayberry'. Just 6 miles away is Cairnie Fruit farm with it's famous mega maze and childrens play areas and splendid tea room where you can 'pick your own' or just indulge in some cream strawberry scones ...mmm mmmm .'Muddy Boots' also offers locally sourced produce and a fun area for kids with delicious food for all.

There are local farmer's markets in both local towns Cupar and St. Andrews offering the best of local produce including Scottish wines , cheeses and meats.

The famous Wemyss pottery visitor centre is situated next to the Village church in Ceres where you can browse the colourful cats and other unique ornamental gifts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cupar, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Apr 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
JAN FEB 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
MARCH 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Upon payment of the deposit and subject to acceptance of the booking, the applicant becomes liable for the balance of the rent 4 weeks before the period of letting . If the balance is not received on time, the owner reserves the right to cancel your booking and retain the rental deposit in full. If the hirer wishes to cancel the booking for any reason he should advise the owner immediately by telephone or e-mail. Upon receipt of such correspondence, (but without any obligation to the owner), the owner will attempt to obtain a replacement letting, and if such a letting is obtained, the owner will then refund to the hirer any monies paid minus a £50 administration charge. If the owners are unable to re-let, then the owners shall be entitled to retain all payments already made.
The owner STONGLY advises guests to arrange cancellation insurance with the insurer of their choice.
The owner reserves the right to refuse any booking.
The owner reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and ask you and your guests to leave immediately if this is deemed necessary as a result of your behaviour or that of your guests or any other material breach by you of the terms of this agreement. Guests are asked to give consideration to neighbours and not to cause nuisance or annoyance.
If you have any reason to complain please notify the owner who will make all reasonable efforts to assist and resolve the issue. The owner will not normally make any refund or recompense in respect of a complaint made after departure, if the complaint was not made known to the owner during the holiday rental period.
Every reasonable effort has been made to mitigate possible safety hazards in the property. However, it is guests responsibility (particularly parents with young children) to inspect the property and grounds immediately on arrival and note any possible hazards. The steps to the rear are perhaps unsuitable for the very young or elderly. Check the layout of your holiday property please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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