Set in Scotland in the Fife countryside, just 10 miles from St Andrews and 5 miles from Dundee, Sandford Country Cottages are luxury self-catering cottages & apartments which are part of Sandford House, a 'B' Listed Arts and Crafts House designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott around 1902.
The properties have been restored with Arts and Crafts features such as oak beams and posts. One, two and three bedroom properties are available and all bedrooms are en-suite, with either a bath or a walk-in shower, and all are fitted with Trevi rainwater showers.
In the living areas you'll find spacious open plan kitchen/living/dining rooms with oak beams and posts, comfy seating and a dining table and chairs. There is also a flat screen TV and an iPod dock or Sonos sound system. The kitchens are fully fitted with modern appliances.
All properties have oil central heating and a wood burning stove (except Red Squirrel). Electricity, heating and one basket of logs is included in the rental cost, additional logs can be purchased from the office. Superfast WiFi is free.
We spent a month trying to find accommodation for a family weekend in east Scotland, eighteen adults, six children from ten households. This logistical problem was easily solved by Evelyn, our host at Sandford Country Cottages.
We rented four cottages, beds all round, enjoyed family meals by rearranging the furniture, crockery and glasses, and generally made it our home for three days. It was wonderful.
As I have only once stayed in a 5 Star hotel, I am not best placed to rate Baillie Scott Cottage, but I would think 4.8 would be appropriate. The kitchens in the cottages are excellent , s...more