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4* Cosy Coastal Cottage for 2 in the East Neuk of Fife close to St Andrews

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Quality furnishings and equipment combine modern living with old-world charm

Kilrenny is a short distance from the heritage fishing port of Anstruther and only 7 miles from the stunning historic golf and university town of St Andrews. Your accommodation is graded 4* (Excellent) by the Scottish Tourist Board and comprises: a double bedroom (double bed) en suite with bath and shower, walk-in wardrobe and high quality furnishings, fittings and equipment. Your sitting room/kitchenette has a fully fitted kitchen with all facilities (except washing machine), dining area, comfortable seating, a log burning stove (logs provided) and central heating. An additional bathroom is accessed off the entrance hall. Your bedroom has direct access to the private garden and there is a separate porch and entrance hallway. Towels, bed linen, logs and electricity are all included in the price. There are a variety of good pubs and restaurants close by and a wider choice in St Andrews. Parking is on-street (free) just outside our garden gate.

This part of Fife is packed with things to do and see and is an excellent base for travelling to see other parts of Central and Eastern Scotland.

Winter Breaks (up to 24th March 2016)

New Year. 4 nights between 29th Dec – 2nd Jan: £525 (3 nights £450)

Any 3 nights (excl. 29th Dec – 2nd Jan): £255

Any 4 nights. Mon – Fri (excl. 29th Dec – 2nd Jan: £300

Valentines Weekend. 3 nights 12th – 15th Feb: £285

Contact us for availability/further information/further options.

More Details

Property Manager
Roger and Joan Brown
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

About Roger and Joan Brown

We are both (mostly) retired enjoying more time to spend with our family - especially our gorgeous 6 year old twin girls! We bought this property over 20 years ago and have lovingly modified and extended it to suit our own needs and taste. Now that our family no longer live with us, we have converted half the property into a guest wing. We have let the property for over 5 years and have an extensive list of satisfied guests.

Roger and Joan Brown purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Roger and Joan Brown chose Fife & St Andrews

The area we live in is called the East Neuk (or corner) of Fife. It is characterised by stunning coastal scenery and numerous small former fishing villages and towns each with their own character. Our cottage is situated in the small conservation village of Kilrenny within walking distance of the coastal communities of Cellardyke and Anstruther. St Andrews - the world-renowned university and golfing town - is 15 minutes drive from Kilrenny. It has a wide variety of independent shops and restaurants, fabulous sandy beaches and - of course - several world-class golf courses.

What makes this cottage unique

Our guest book comments record what they - and ourselves - find compelling about our property and the area in which we live.

Lorraine and I were delighted with everything and would definitely return to your lovely cottage. I think we mentioned that we have been so disappointed with some places in the past and as a result have always been a bit reluctant to book anything. We'd highly recommend Westbourne Cottage though! Thanks again so very much for restoring our faith in self-catering accommodation. Everything was perfect. We hope to see you both again sometime in the near future. John & Lorraine, Dalkeith

Many thanks for your hospitality during our stay. You have the most perfect self catering cottage and visitors could not ask for more. Alison and Jim, East Kilbride

What a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful break I had at Westbourne Cottage. The pressures of modern life are many and I was in need of a sanctuary that would let me off the merry-go-round. The simple décor, artwork choices, and attention to detail in soft furnishings and accessories created a haven of stylish tranquillity. Thank you for a wonderful break. Colin, Carluke.

Wonderful stay! Will see you again for another visit to your beautiful cottage. Sarah and Paul, Dalkeith

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage. Patricia and George, Edinburgh

This was just the break we needed. The cottage was perfect and we had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay. Liz and Ian, Long Bennington, Lincs.

Very enjoyable stay. Lovely cottage, warm and comfortable. Jill and Colin, Stirling

Lovely cottage. Simple but elegant. We loved our time here. Sorry we could not stay longer. Eileen and Peter, Moffat

Very peaceful and relaxing. Just what we wanted. Brilliant! Thank you. Anne and Malcolm, Jarrow.

This is a great place to stay. 100% relaxing and everything provided. Margitte and Aldo, Italy

A covetable cottage – so many lovely touches. A perfect base for exploring

Guestbook comments from the manager

Cosy and welcoming. Thank you
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Anstruther in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Top quality and so cosy.

  • 5 of 5

Usually stay in hotels in St Andrews. Westbourne caught our eye online. Short two day break was delightful. Hosts Roger and Joan were on hand to explain everything and were extremely helpful and accommodating. Cottage is of a very high standard and so comfortable. We will definitely be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted you found our cottage and enjoyed your short stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best Wishes, Roger and Joan Brown
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Absolutely lovely, spotless, well equipped and very cozy

  • 5 of 5

A great place for a peaceful relaxing break, could have stayed longer. Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and hopefully we will see you again. Kind Regards, Roger and Joan Brown, Westbourne Cottage
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Spent a couple of nights here at the end of May. What a fantastic experience. Cottage is everything we expected and more. Everything is to a high specification and it is very well equipped. Located in a quiet village with many beautiful. Places to visit nearby. Would definately recommend..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

We cannot speak highly enough of this place! It's a beautifully designed cottage with gorgeous interiors, a lovely fireplace perfect for relaxing in front of and is superbly well equipped. In complete honesty I was slightly apprehensive given that this is an annexe off the hosts home, however, it feels very private and Joan and roger are such a lovely couple and gave us and our dog a very warm welcome. The cottage is in a fantastic location very close to gorgeous beach walks. The perfect place to relax and unwind. We definitely intend to return! If we could have stayed then we would have!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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tolle Unterkunft

  • 4 of 5

Tolle Unterkunft, Ausstattung alles was man braucht. Super Nette Vermieter. Ruhige zentrale Lage ideal für Ausflüge in die Umgebung

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Translation = Great accommodation, facilities everything you need. Super nice landlord. Quiet central location ideal for exploring the surroundings. Many thanks for this generous review.
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
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25 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We welcome pets! Normally 1 small dog but check with us if not sure. We make a charge of £15 per pet stay per 7 nights or less.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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