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Traditional Cottage Set In Large Mature Garden



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Cottage in Grangemuir, Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland - Peaceful Location Within Walking Distance Of Pittenweem

The Gardener's Cottage is set within its own mature garden which is part of a more extensive parcel of land around an old walled garden that used to belong to a neighbouring estate. The cottage has recently been upgraded. It has a large sitting room with a log burning stove, a well equipped kitchen, a dining area as well as a secluded outdoor bbq area.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

Madeira was owned and run as a holiday destination by the Duncan family for 20 years. We bought the house and cottages at the end of 2012 as we fell in love with the extraordinary garden and wanted to bring our kids up in this serene environment. We are not new to the self catering holiday industry as we own a business in Edinburgh called The Mews Company. We understand what people need in a cottage to enable them to spend as long or as little time in the cottage as they want. Our desire is to ensure our guests can enjoy their time at Madeira and that the cottages are an excellent base in which to explore the local area. We love it here and we hope you will too. Jamie Robertson

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just spent a fabulous week in Gardeners Cottage with our children and grandchildren. This property has a large woodland garden with a stream running through it which allowed our grandchildren to run wild, playing on rope swings, splashing in the stream, making bows and arrows, toasting marshmallows on a camp fire in the garden as well as imagining fairies in the hollow tree. (dads and grand dad also enjoyed all these activities)

It's a short, safe walk into Pittenweem to the beach and ice cream.
Apr 2013
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From the Owner

We fell in love with Madeira as soon as we came up the drive. It was the sense of calm and the beautiful curved driveway running through the mature gardens. The house itself needed a lot of work and the cottages were a bit tired too. But we were not deterred and knew it was the place for us. Now everything is renovated and we are busy ensuring the gardens reach their potential. They are beautiful but need constant attention.

Activity and Interests


There are a number of great beaches within 15 minutes drive time. These include Elie and Kingsbarns. Tentsmuir beach is a little further way (35 minutes) but has a wonderful reputation and is also very secluded.

The port and beach of Pittenweem are 25 minutes on foot. The beach is very small.


Edinburgh Airport - 55 minutes driving

Car is recommended for trips around Fife and away from the easily accessible village of Pittenweem.


Pittenweem - 1 mile

St Andrews - 9 miles

Further Details:

Within 1.5 mile - a chemist, post office, newsagents and general store. Three pubs. 1 bistro. 1 (amazing) cafe and chocolate shop. Famous fish and chip shop. Many art galleries.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    25% deposit required to confirm a booking. Balance due 60 days before date of arrival. £100 returnable security deposit required.

    Changeover Day:
    Preferred change over day for weekly bookings is Saturday. All dates are flexible however. Usual arrival time is 4 pm. and departure time is 10 am. Times can be flexible depending on arrival of other guests.

    Notes on prices:
    Weekly rates ranging from £735 to £945.
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From the Owner

Guests have returned to Madeira time and time again because it is a lovely, calm place to base themselves. Guests often sit out on the terrace having their breakfast (we have a micro climate because we are very sheltered) or a drink in the evening. We are very well located and people can reach the many local attractions easily. St Andrews is only 15 mins away, and you can walk to Pittenweem in 10 mins and Anstruther and St Monans within 30 mins.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom off master bedroom Main bathroom - Bath/Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Superking bedroom (or twin) with en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 - Superking bedroom (or twin). Bedroom 3 - Triple bed. Double/Single bun bed. Double sofa bed in Living Room


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: The cottage has it's own extensive garden with a stream at the bottom of it. There is a large grass area surrounded by mature trees and bushes. There are rope swings in various locations and children's timber play equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided. Weekly cleaning service.

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