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Wonderland Cottage

Newburgh, Fife, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 1069288)

4.2

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Though the boiler very noisy at night. The area was good locals very friendly. I would return in the summer and bring earplugs

    Reviewed by JooliaNov 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage so peaceful and comfortable."

    It really makes you relax and recharge your batteries. We had a wonderful time and Stella is so thoughtful to her guests.

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2021

  • "What a fabulous cottage!"

    Lovely, quirky setting inside loosely based around Alice in Wonderland. We met our landlady who was really welcoming and very helpful. There were a few things that needed to either be replaced or added into the inventory in the house but they were very quickly sorted. We had a lovely, chilled stay with plenty of walks. Highly recommend the distillery tour at the edge of the town! Places of interest are all around and easily visited in a day. Plenty of walking paths and the Fife Coastal Path was great with beautiful views along the river Tay. There is a well stocked shop for food supplies however, places to eat locally were not in evidence. There only seemed to be a takeaway open at the time of visiting, pubs did not appear to be providing food, maybe lockdown related….. We would definitely recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by JOct 2021

  • "Thoroughly recommend this property and all its special features."

    We had a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much the location was stunning the cottage was relaxing."

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "Stella was a welcoming, warm and helpful host."

    The cottage was comfortable and well placed for exploring this area of Scotland.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2021

  • "Lovely, quirky cottage located conveniently in the middle of the village."

    Lovely welcoming touches like milk in the fridge and a box of eat me treats. Garden is slightly overgrown but adds to the character of the cottage. Wonderland themed bedroom was particularly lovely, and the bathroom. Comfortable and spacious. Packed cleaning products following previous bad experience with self-catering cottage elsewhere (also different management company - not sykes) Packed all back into the car unused as the cottage was spotless! No terrestrial tv at the cottage - not a problem if you are happy with smart tv/ fire stick then it’s ok. Could also log in to personal netflix etc accounts. Wifi signal good. Mobile signal with our provider patchy. Parking could be an issue but we had no problem during our stay. Managed to park outside. If there is a problem 5 minute walk - public car park no parking fee at the top of the hill on the way into the village (fife coastal path route) Good location for exploring locally no further than 45 mins or so from any ‘tourist’ destination. Felt like a home from home. 2 pubs within walking distance. Didn’t sample either though. Chinese takeaway very friendly - decent food. Newburgh a ‘normal’ village rather than one geared to tourists. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would recommend the cottage - lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by DelythJul 2021

  • "So, first of all, the cottage is lovely, exactly what what you see in the photographs."

    We used all of the facilities with no problems, heating, cooking, wi-fi all great. Maybe a basic Freeview box for the TV would help if your not OK with a smart TV. The garden could do with a little TLC although just a bit of a tidy really. Communication with the owner again, great, there was a fault with the key safe but all sorted by the time we got there. There were a few issues we thought we need to highlight as it did impact on our stay. Parking, and local facilities. There is no dedicated parking and its pretty much first come first served outside the cottage, otherwise, its street parking. And with the street parking, there are local time restrictions so you need to be on your toes to be aware of them. More than once, we did end up parking 500 yards down the main street just to get an overnight space. The other issue is local facilities in Newburgh itself. This is a small working town not really set up for tourists or visitors. There is 1 takeaway shop, 1 small bar (to be fair, we didn't go in as it looked very small and we were conscious of the local COVID-19 rules), and 1 hotel (not open for accommodation, not doing food, cash only, and the rear beer garden is nothing more than the drayman's delivery yard). There is small local (Co-Op) which does have everything you need for self entertaining. All in all, the cottage is lovely, its just the local facilities that let it down slightly.

    Reviewed by GillJun 2021

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The property

Hidden away in the quaint village of Newburgh on the banks of the River Tay, is this picturesque detached dwelling, Wonderland Cottage.

Adorned with many characterful features, which complement the property’s Alice in Wonderland theme, this beautiful cottage is the perfect retreat for one or two couples and their beloved four-legged friend.

Open up the traditional white cottage door and be welcomed in to an idyllic sitting room with charming and traditional furnishings such as a sumptuous fabric sofa and attractive woodburning stove, as well as a good selection of books that you can enjoy whilst curled up in the striking armchair.

Whip up some delicious afternoon treats in the darling blue farmhouse kitchen, as you grab ingredients from spacious fridge/freezer and take to the impressive gas hob to show off your culinary skills.

Take a seat at the antique dining table and delight in your mouth-watering creations with a warm cup of coffee, or head out into the pretty rear garden and discover the owner’s quaint café where you can enjoy a tasty bite to eat.

Admire the quirky staircase as you venture up to the first floor and relax with a long afternoon soak in the breath-taking slipper bath taking centre stage within the chic black bathroom.

A few steps away, a gorgeous double has been decorated with rich red tones and grand mahogany furnishings, as well as an eye-catching bed with intricate detailing, together providing a wonderful space to lay your head to rest at the end of each day.

Right down the hallway, a second double bedroom with bright white walls and pastel blue hues offers spaces for two additional guests, making this a fabulous choice for a romantic escape to Scotland.

When you can just about tear yourself away from this humble abode, take a stroll down to Black Earnside, or visit the picture postcard fortress of Denmylne Castle.

Climb to Macduff’s Cross and enjoy views of the countryside, or hop in the car and head for the city of Perth where you can discover landmarks and attractions such as The Black Watch Castle and Museum, Perth Museum & Art Gallery, and Rodney Gardens, as well as a plethora of bars and restaurants from which to delight in a night on the town.

See exotic wildlife on an animal encounter like never before at Rodney Gardens and The Scottish Deer Centre, or set about on an enthralling hike through the Lomond Hills Regional Park.

Spend the day down by the seaside in the town of St Andrews, lounging on the shores of East Sands before visiting the imposing ruins of St Andrews Cathedral, or head across to Dundee for a tour of HMS Unicorn, the restored mill house of Verdant Works and the Dundee Museum of Transport.

A pleasant drive away Kirkcaldy is home to the grand 15th century fortress of Ravenscraig Castle and the superb Kirkcaldy Galleries, well-worth a visit during your stay.

Adventure awaits you on a stay at Wonderland Cottage.

Summary

  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with free-standing slipper bath, hand held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi, a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available
  • Rear garden with lawned area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: this property has a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

NEWBURGH, FIFE

St. Andrews 20.1 miles; Cupar 10.5 miles

The royal burgh and parish of Fife is an agricultural community positioned alongside the salmon fishing waters of the River Tay, overlooking the marshy Mugdrum Island. To the east lies the ancient Lindores Abbey, a historical and overgrown ruin left to be uncovered. There are plenty of attractions nearby such as, the Lindores Abbey Distillery for whisky lovers, the National Trust's Balmerino Abbey with its atmospheric 13th-century ruins and the Backhouse Rossie Estate, an RHS Partner Garden with rare plants, woodland walking and children's trails. The Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve at Morton Lochs offers something for everyone, an ever changing landscape with seals hauling themselves out of the water, hungry birds looking for food and a rich variety of nature's wonders. Though the village of Newburgh may be small, there are many treasures drawing in visitors; the remains of Macduff's Cross are a historical landmark to discover, Newburgh Sailing Club and Laing Museum featuring antiquarian artefacts of Newburgh's Alexander Laing. This delightful location is one for adventurous visitors seeking a rejuvenating break to the Fife countryside.

Note: this property has a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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