ALTIDO Groom’s Cottage, Gilston Estate - FifeLandward
Self-controlled heating / cooling system
Wireless internet connection
ALTIDO is excited to welcome you to this charming cottage, part of Gilston Estate. Groom’s Cottage is one of the four Clocktower Cottages located around a courtyard. Set just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, highlights nearby include St Andrews, countless East Neuk beaches, golf courses & coastal paths. Groom’s Cottage is a light-filled cottage consisting of 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom, a living room & a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area. There is a private garden with a BBQ & ample parking
With original and eclectic artwork throughout the cottage and a mixture of vintage and modern pieces of furniture, there is a relaxed, lived-in feel to this cottage which will make you feel you’ve escaped but are just as comfortable as you would be at home.
LIVING ROOM, DINING & KITCHEN:
Vintage style meets home snugness in the comfortable sitting room. Wood burning stove with unlimited wood provided. Smart TV and Wi-Fi (throughout the cottage).
The dining table in the large kitchen seats 6 guests very comfortably. The kitchen has been well kitted out with those in mind who enjoy cooking delicious local ingredients while on holiday as much as eating out; it has a half-half fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, electric oven and hob. We have provided oil and vinegar, salt and pepper mills plus fresh and instant coffee and some teas. There will be fresh milk in the fridge and a hamper of local treats left for you when you arrive.
BEDROOMS & BATHROOM:
The two bedrooms have king-size beds with feather duvets, pillows, and cotton sheets. There is a chest of drawers in each bedroom and space to hang clothes. Bed linen and towels are provided and your beds will be made up ready for your arrival.
The generous-sized airy bathroom has both a bathtub and a separate shower. Soak the day away in deliciously scented 100 Acres bathing essentials.
There is a charming private garden with a BBQ, table and benches. Lighters, charcoal and tools are all there for your use. Please note the garden is not enclosed. We have an outdoor play area with swings, climbing frame and zip wire for the shared use of guests. Completely at your own risk. People do fall off!
The property has an iron, ironing board, hoover and washing machine (with washing liquid pods) an outdoor washing line, ideal for drying wetsuits etc
This home is managed by ALTIDO. We are proud to host our guests in a wide selection of top-quality properties across Europe.
Guests will have access to the entire cottage.
The property is located on the ground floor. It forms part of four holiday cottages located in the pretty courtyard that once housed the Victorian stables for Gilston House.
There is one cupboard in the kitchen that is not available for use by guests.
Guests will have access to free parking suitable for up to 2 vehicles at the property.
Walks around the estate
We ask you to please keep your dogs on leads and see our map for routes. We have a play area where there is a climbing frame and swings for your shared use.
Guests are free to check in on their own with a self-check-in system.
ALTIDO will be in touch to assist you with airport transfers and in-stay services, such as in-stay cleans, linen changes, and childcare equipment.
If anything has been missed or if you have any questions, please let us know! All feedback is appreciated.
ALTIDO’s property is tucked away in the expansive Gilston Estate. The estate was originally formed at the turn of the 18th century. The four Clocktower Cottages—of which Groom’s is one—were created out of the old Victorian stables and coach houses originally built-in 1875. They have recently been renovated and named after the original occupiers! Groom’s, Coachman’s, Coachhouse and The Old Byre.
Groom’s Cottage is a 15-minutes drive from the medieval town of St Andrews, the seat of Scotland’s oldest university and site of the clifftop castle and cathedral ruins, internationally renowned golf courses and a wide selection of restaurants, bars and pubs. It’s a ten-minute drive from Groom's to the popular seaside holiday village of Elie.
For any golf fans out there, a plethora of superb golf courses awaits and mostly within a 15/20 minute drive.
Kingsbarns, Dumbarnie and nearby Lundin Links Ladies is a charming small nine-hole.
Lundin Golf Club is a Tom Morris/James Braid old fashioned links course. There are driving ranges and an indoor golf centre in St Andrews too.
Landmark attractions and fun things that you can only do in Fife:
St Andrews and West Sands Beach: 15-minute drive
Elie Chain Walk: 20 minutes away starting in Shell Bay Caravan park, Google 'Anstruther' tide times on easy tide.co.uk and go at mid to low tide if you don’t want to get wet feet!
Fife coastal path is lovely, starting anywhere between St Andrews all the way to Lower Largo
Cairnie Fruit Farm for coffee, maize mazes, pumpkins, giant bouncy pillow, trampolines and straw bales for clambering over
Explore the East Neuk Coastal Villages
Swim in sea pools; St Monans, Cellardyke, Pittenweem have just been restored with new walls
Elie Watersports down at Elie Harbour, Angus and Kelly Meldrum run a fabulous sailing school with plenty of doughnut and wing rides, paddle boarding, kayaking etc
Elie Sports and Golf Club for golf and tennis lessons and a super social cafe, the Pavilion (Pav).
Lomond Hills Regional Park and Falkland village 30-minute drive
Elie and Earlsferry
West Sands beach in St Andrews
Nearby hills to climb:
West and East Lomond with tea at Pillars of Hercules cafe and organic farm
Gardens to explore:
Check Scotland's Gardens website for current local garden openings
Kellie Castle Walled Garden
Cambo, open every day and with a great cafe
Food and provisions:
Ardross Farm Shop, St Monans
Elie Deli, Elie
Barnetts Bakery, Elie
Ceres Butchers, Ceres
Bowhouse Market, second weekend of each month - or pre order for a Saturday delivery on Bowhouse Link
Balgove Farm Larder, St Andrews, excellent cafe, steak barn and shop (food and gifts)
David Lowrie Fish Merchants, St Monans, for any shellfish, flatfish, squid, anything, there aren’t enough meals in the day!
Luvians Bottleshop St Andrews and Cupar for wine, wine and deli foods (Cupar branch only)
Restaurants & Bars
The Peat Inn, Peat Inn, Michelin Star
The Cellar, Anstruther, Michelin Star
Seafood Ristorante, St Andrews
Craig Millar@ 16 West End, St Monans
The Kinneuchar Inn, Kilconquhar
Quirky, foodie and relaxed
The Harbour Cafe, Elie Harbour by sailing club - Google for summer opening times
East Pier Smokehouse, St Monans (closed in winter, check spring/summer opening times)
The Dory Bistro & Gallery, Pittenweem
The Adamson, St Andrews, noisey and fun cocktail bar/restaurant
Blackthorn, St Andrews, super casual, amazing beefy burgers and chips
The Balgove Steak Barn and Pizza
The Ship Inn, Elie
19th Hole, Earlsferry
Fish and Chips
Our Favourite is Pittenweem Fish Bar for paper-wrapped sticky chips to eat down by the harbour
Cromar's Fish bar in St Andrews if you're venturing further afield!
Groom’s Cottage is off the A915 between Leven and St Andrews
Dundee Airport: 36-minute drive
Edinburgh Airport: 56- minute drive
*Please note the property is fitted with a noise-detection device.
**Pets are welcome for an additional fee of £20, and please inform us in the initial inquiry stage. Please only allow your dog in the kitchen and sitting room. We ask you to please keep your dogs on leads when walking around the estate as we have nesting birds and see our map for routes.
ALTIDO wants you to have a fantastic stay, and we encourage you to see the space as a home away from home—treating it as though it is yours! There are, of course, a few things we politely ask guests to note before their arrival and throughout their stay:
No smoking in the property
Dispose of rubbish appropriately.
Keep the property clean and tidy.
Whilst washing up and stripping the beds at check-out would be appreciated, it is by no means expected.
Quiet hours are between 10 PM and 9 AM. So please keep the noise down and respect the neighbours in the building.
Please remember to close all windows and doors when leaving.
To ensure the safety of our current and future guests, we ask all guests to complete our online check-in form and to provide a valid form of identification.
Standard occupancy: 4
Max occupancy: 4