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Sandford Country Cottages

Sandford Country Cottages

With a prime location in the unspoilt Fife countryside, the 5-star accommodation at Sandford Country Cottages makes the ideal destination for a break in Scotland. Enjoy a stay in a high-end apartment in the main house, a beautiful Category B listed building which has been thoroughly and sympathetically restored, or settle down in one of the gorgeous cottages located in the large courtyard, with their equally appealing luxury decor and furnishings.

The Sandford Country Cottages have been built and renovated in the ‘Arts and Crafts’ architectural style, which puts a focus on traditional craftmanship. These superb properties offer plenty of authentic rustic charm blended perfectly with modern convenience and comfort. Enjoy sunny days in the grounds of the extensive 7-acre shared garden with picnic areas and green spaces, ideal for a stroll, and you’ll find yourself wonderfully located to explore this beautiful area of Scotland, with the bustling city of Dundee and the historic town of St Andrews within easy reach.

Scenic Surroundings

With a prime location in the glorious countryside of the Fife area of Scotland, this accommodation boasts unbeatable rural views and makes the perfect setting for a holiday where you can really get away from it all.

Spacious Garden and Grounds

The 7-acre garden includes picnic areas, room to sit and relax, and enough room for casual strolls. Spend some time in the grounds and get truly immersed in the idyllic surroundings.

Luxury Extras

A range of luxurious holiday extras can be added on to your stay when booking, including delicious meat ready for the on-site barbecue and vegetable and fruit boxes containing a variety of fresh, tasty produce.

Stunning Architecture

The attractive 'Arts and Crafts'-style architecture of the Sandford Country Cottages was designed by the lauded architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott. A guided tour of the house can be arranged for those interested in learning more.

Nearby Towns and Cities

Despite its rural location, a stay at Sandford Country Cottages sees you within easy reach of the city of Dundee and the town of St Andrews (known as the 'Home of Golf'). Both are around a 20 minute drive away.


Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the attractions and amenities shown below may be closed or only offering a limited service. Please check their individual websites or call them ahead of time to avoid disappointment when visiting.

Things to Try

Scottish Deer Centre

The superb collection of animals at the 55-acre Scottish Deer Centre includes 14 species of deer, as well as wolves, lynxes, Scottish wildcats, and even European brown bears. You'll also meet a spectacular selection of birds of prey in the Raptor World area, making for a great day out.


Not only is Dundee Scotland's sunniest city, it's also a thriving contemporary hub with a great cultural scene including theatres, arts museums and cutting edge architecture. It's worth exploring the city's heritage as well, with a visit to its historic buildings and boats, including the RRS Discovery and the HMS Unicorn.

St Andrews

The historic seaside town of St Andrews boasts one of the oldest golf courses in the world, well worth a visit for any fan of the game, as well as three beautiful beaches and the fascinating ruins of St Andrews Castle and the Cathedral of St Andrews.

Scotland's Secret Bunker

Get a glimpse into not-so-distant history with a visit to Scotland's Secret Bunker. This hidden nuclear command centre is located 100ft beneath the ground, 6 miles outside St Andrews, and was built in 1953 due to the Cold War threat of nuclear war with the USSR. Now see it for yourself...

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For Food and Drink

For top-quality Scottish cuisine made from fresh local produce, take a trip to The Grange Inn at St Andrews. If you're heading to Dundee, you can enjoy delicious grilled food from around the world at the Gidi Grill, or perhaps pay a visit to the fantastic French bistro, Café Montmartre.

For Attractions

Craigtoun Country Park is the perfect setting for family fun. A range of play areas, rides and games will keep the kids happy all day, and the beautiful surroundings will make your visit really special. Some attractions are only available in the busy seasons, so do check before you go.

For Activities

It should go without saying that this is the place to be for keen golfers, given the many spectacular golf courses in and around St Andrews. And walkers will enjoy the Fife Coastal Route, which starts in nearby Newport-on-Tay and travels through many of Fife's charming seaside fishing villages.