Windmill Cottage near St Andrews

Self Catering

Drumcarro, nr St Andrews, Fife, KY15 5TY

    £495.00 per week, Saturday to Saturday.

    A luxury escape for two.

    Windmill Cottage is a peaceful country cottage ten minutes (four miles) from St Andrews. It has its own private entrance and is completely separate from the the rest of the property, Windmlll House which is lived in by the owners, Stewart and Blanche Leckie. The cottage forms the east wing of our home, Windmill House.

    We converted the east wing of our home into Windmill Cottage in 2011 with the aim of providing luxurious, private and peaceful accommodation for guests who wish to be near St Andrews yet have the tranquiliity of the countryside as well. The cottage is on its own - we do not have any other holiday cottages next door so you are guaranteed peace and quiet.

    Windmill Cottage is a single-storey, traditionally designed Scottish country cottage. Originally built at the end of the 19th century for one of Drumcarro Farm's farm workers families, it is built of locally mined whinstone and sandstone, two feet thick. It has a traditional slate roof and traditional sash-and-case windows which are double-glazed. The whole property has been completely renovated by us over the last 18 years since moving here in 1995.  We have used traditional reclaimed Scots pitch pine flooring, pine beams and rugs.

    The cottage has a comfortable sitting room with a two-seater sofa and king's chair and an open-plan fully fitted modern kitchen with oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing and drying machine, a luxury bedroom with a super-king pocket sprung bed and a luxury bathroom with bath and shower.

    Guests have complete control of of the heating of the cottage - you can turn the heating off or on as you wish. You control the temperature you wish for each area in the cottage by selecting which temperature you would like in each area using a remote control. This feature appeals to guests as you can have no heating on in your bedroom for example, or a lower temperature, and 21 degrees in the sitting room if you wish.

    The cottage has excellent  24-hour wireless internet access, provided by BT Business Broadband.

    If there is enough wind or sun, Windmil House can be powered entirely by our own windmill and PV panels. Our windmill is in our field 75 metres behind the cottage and our panels are on the roof of the cottage. Our windmill is a Gaia-Wind 11 kW machine and our BP PV panels are capable of producing up to 4 kWh

    One of the other features of the cottage is that it is set in our own two-acres of organic wildlife garden with an abundance of bird life,  bumblebees and butterflies, etc. 

    Our very friendly neighbours run Drumcarro Farm, a 350-acre organic mixed farm.

    We have been reviewed by 14 of our guests on TripAdvisor and have been touched by their comments.



    Opening Times
    Opening times
    1 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014

    Open all year except Christmas and New Year

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Windmill Cottage near St Andrews
    £495.00 per unit per week

    Saturday to Saturday (seven nights) £495.00

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers


    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen
    • Linen Provided
    • Microwave
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • No credit cards accepted


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bedrooms with no fitted carpets available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 3


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with steps and no ramp
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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