£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.