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Rhum Cottage

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Peat Inn near St Andrews, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely, cosy holiday cottage in a central location for exploring Fife"

    Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely love this cottage which is in a fantastic location and would highly recommend to anyone."

    We saw it briefly while visiting my in-laws who stayed there last year and we loved it so much that we booked it that night. Everywhere was clean and tidy with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and prompt to respond to queries. Proper home from home and already booked again for next year!

    Lovely to hear your comments. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cosy cottage."

    Super clean. Kitchen had everything you need for a home from home stay. Beds were really comfortable. Ideal quiet location close enough to St Andrews. Would definitely stay again.

    Thanks so much for you lovely feedback. We were delighted to host you at Rhum Cottage and look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our third visit to the cottage."

    It is so well decorated and very comfortable. We had an issue with the tv not working which was attended too by the owners no problem. One thing which would help those of us who are not in the" first flush of youth"would be a hand rail in the shower for safety.

    Nice to have you back with us again Frank. We have purchased a handrail which can be added to the screen for those guests who wish to use it. Look forward to having you back with us next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a wonderful cottage to stay in , it is so warm, which makes it feel lovely and cosy and the beds are really comfortable, at night time it is so quiet."

    Here you are placed in easy access to exploring all around the wonderful places in Fife to see. All in all I’d say it is a 10 .

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a fabulous week!"

    Very comfortable cottage. Well placed, very near to St Andrews where we spent most of our time. Very peaceful .

    Reviewed by Annabel4.4Jul 2023

  • "After a week at this cottage it’s very comfortable clean and like home from ..."

    After a week at this cottage it’s very comfortable clean and like home from home Can fully recommend this cottage as this has been our second year at the rhum cottage If you need eny help from the owner there just a phone call away Nice and quiet but near towns It’s got all you need for a good holiday

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nowhere to walk dog ,layout of cottage poor as a disabled person kitchen area all wrong fridge on opposite side of room ."

    WI Fi was always going off hence no tv,local pub as advertised so expensive we didn't go in .no wardrobe in one bedroom the one in other room half full of hoover ect.hoover wasn't charged,and had been left full of last tenants rubbish .not impressed at all .

    We were disappointed to read your review. as this is not in keeping with comments from other guests. If you had made contact during your stay we would have been more than happy to help with any issues as we would for all of our visitors. There are several dog walking areas next to the Peat Inn restaurant and an abundance of areas within a short drive as highlighted in the welcome email. We have spoken to our cleaning team around the small cordless hoover to ensure that this is emptied before each stay. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.5Jun 2023

  • "Thanks so much for the lovely cottage, we had a fabulous time was a real home from home."

    We loved sitting out in the garden at night listening to all the birds. Was so peaceful and relaxing everyone was so friendly when out walking with the dog , loved seeing all the horses and ponies across the road on the farm two were born on the week we were there. Only disappointment was we assumed the location was actually in Cupar for eating out and supplies and stuff but we had great time we would love to definitely come back and would highly recommend the cottage to family and friends. Thanks again for letting us holiday at you're property ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2023

  • "Perfect location for exploring Fife coast."

    Cottage has hygiene measures in place re bedding and towels etc which is reassuring. Compact and well designed, ideal for 2 people, and cooker and dishwasher of good standard. Another small pan would be good addition to kitchen. Attention to detail re interior re paintings, soft furnishings etc have cottage homely cared for feeling.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1May 2023

  • "Fantastic location."

    Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Very comfortable. Only minor quibble was slightly unreliable Internet. However this would not deter us from making a return visit. Would 100% recommend this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7May 2023

  • "This was our second visit to this lovely cottage."

    We had a great time and were very comfortable in the well equiped cottage, which is furnished to a high standard. We hope to return in the future and would recommend this beautiful cottage to everyone.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location for exploring."

    Bedrooms good size, living room a bit on the small side but the owners have done well with making best use of a small ish space, ok for the 2 of us and a small dog.

    Reviewed by Theresa4.4Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage really well kitted out."

    Very cute, comfand beautiful furnishings. Great location would definitely recommend. Thanks for a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely cottage and very warm it being October."

    would certainly consider it again if in the area

    Reviewed by Marylyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful well kept cottage to a high standard."

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cottage was first class Nice and quiet easy access T/v in bed room not ..."

    Cottage was first class Nice and quiet easy access T/v in bed room not working was no D V D s But that was not a problem As we enjoyed the stay

    Thank you for your comments - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Rhum Cottage! The TV in the bedroom is not connected to the external aerial but is connected to wifi so you are able to watch on demand tv such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer. DVDs were removed from the cottage as a COVID precaution but will be reinstated at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very cosy cottage with limited space used very effectively"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was of a vey high standard - interier very modern"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent well appointed cottage would strongly recommend it to others and would come back."

    Well placed for visiting East Neuk of Fife. Comfortable generous bedrooms, shower safe from slips, tasteful contemporary arty decor. Modern kitchen with all necessary equipment. Facilities all excellent. Log burner a lovely addition although central heating more than enough. Parking easy and ample. Loved it.

    We are absolutely delighted you had a lovely stay at Rhum Cottage. We'd love to see you back again sometime in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Delightful cottage, beautifully decorated throughout and supplied with everything that you may need."

    Located close to beaches and places to visit, so we had lots to do during our stay before coming back and snuggling in front of the log fire.

    Thanks you for your lovely feedback Tracy - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay - hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay."

    Beautiful cottage with everything you need in it. Sparkling clean. Beds were very comfortable, as were the sofas and log burner! Great base to discover Fife and lots to do and see around. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage."

    We were aware that wifi was not working prior to our arrival when we spoke with the owner re entry. No wifi or communication during our one week stay. No back door key in box on our arrival. Hot water flow was next to nothing in both bathroom and kitchen.

    Thank you for your feedback - we are dealing with the poor water pressure as a matter of urgency and have rectified the missing back door key - as soon as we are made aware of any issues we deal with them promptly. Wifi sorted now. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron4.7Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was very bright and comfortable."

    The rooms were decorated to a high standard. The location to St Andrew's was fantastic. All in all we had a fantastic stay. Would thoroughly recommend and stay again

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "Cosy cottage , really enjoyed our stay ."

    A bit remote but we like the peace and quiet, having said this your only a few miles car journey from all the places of interest and the coast.

    Reviewed by A5.0Nov 2021

  • "Hi, It's a lovely wee cottage."

    We have had a couple of issues during our stay. The internet connection switches off all the time, the longest it has lasted consistently is about 10 mins. Makes it really difficult to work whilst here. Secondly, you have a mouse issue in the kitchen, we found a lot of our food has been raided and droppings in the food cupboards.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback - we have addressed the issue with wifi dropping out which we acknowledge could be frustrating. With regards to our small, uninvited guest, rest assured that we have dealt with this in a humane way and by installing ultrasonic repellent to ensure we have no further issues. If you could have contacted us regarding this at the time, we could have dealt with it promptly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet3.1Oct 2021

  • "Just returned home from an amazing week away at Rhum cottage."

    Loved the cottage and it was perfect for us. Found some fantastic beaches, places to explore and eat!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just a few point, no bread knife to cut our bread not everyone buys sliced bread."

    . Bins were a bit confusing had a list which was ok but no where to put glass so had to bring them home which is not ideal when paying that kind of money. Had to strip the bed etc I know its because of covid but we think its just an excuse and makes its easier for the cleaner if we do the job because it cant take them 6 hours to clean that cottage.They have to touch the bedding to put it on. We did have a nice stay and it is a very lovely cottage except for the garden no real place to sit out and enjoy.

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and perfect for our stay."

    I expect we will be back!!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very enjoyable holiday."

    Cottage very central to StAndrews and Fife coastal towns,so not too much driving. Cottage very comfortable and suited all our requirements.And of course dogs were welcome!

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great cottage in quiet rural location."

    Parking outside and a little private garden. Very good all round facilities and amenities. Very pleased with our stay.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Jun 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rhum cottage, and would definitely recommend it."

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jun 2021

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  • All ground-floor
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen and sitting room
  • Electric central heating and wood burning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking available
  • Private patio with seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Note: Please keep your pet off the furniture, and don't leave them alone in the cottage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

St Andrews 6.8 miles.

Set in a rural backdrop of a quiet Scottish hamlet is an attractive end terrace cottage, paces away from a Michelin Star restaurant, perfectly situated for a group of couples or small families wanting to enjoy a picturesque Scottish getaway.

Rhum Cottage rests in a hidden away corner of Peat Inn where you're welcomed through a gate to the back entrance, finding a private patio which makes a great spot to sip on a peaceful morning coffee.

The ground floor hosts a sociable space to gather with your loved ones, starting with a fully-functioning kitchen, equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and a dishwasher, certain to entice any budding chef.

Choose to dine alfresco in the summer or enjoy a casual meal in the sitting room as you unwind during a relaxing movie night while the wood burning stove offers a sense of comfort and charm.

When sleep calls, escape to one of two double bedrooms; both well-presented in a bohemian style, accompanied by storage space and providing access to a stylish shower room where you can prepare for each day.

The cottage rests in the quiet hamlet of Peat Inn, a secluded location in the East Neuk and its surrounding harbour towns, home to a unique Michelin starred restaurant, found right next to the property, where you can experience fine dining in the hotel and restaurant which dates back to the 1700s, a special experience for a memorable evening out.

Head into the village of Ceres to pick up any essentials from the local store and pop into the village pub for a pint of ale, before meandering around the Fife Folk Museum and village green.

Spend a day soaking up Scottish heritage in St Andrews, a historic university town with a renowned golf course, glorious sandy beach and fabulous aquarium, make sure to visit all the top tourist spots before heading to one of the many restaurants or cafés for a bite to eat.

Visit the East Neuk of Fife for an exciting day exploring the scenic Scottish coastline, filled with sandy beaches, charming harbour towns and fresh seafood at stunning waterfront restaurants.

The cottage is close to the traditional, picturesque harbour towns of St Monans and Crail with their beautiful harbours and quaint cafes.

The stunning beach at Elie is a favourite for walks and a variety of water sports whilst Pittenweem another harbour town only 9 miles away, hosts numerous arts and crafts festivals and events which are always enjoyable.

Anstruther (10 miles away) hosts world famous fish & chips that you can enjoy down by the harbour before you pop in and out of the town’s shops and cafés.

Dundee is the nearest city, steeped in cultural history with the RRS Discovery (the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in the UK and launched in 1901 for Antarctic research), and the famous V&A Museum.

For golf lovers, nearby St Andrew’s boasts 7 golf courses including the world-famous ‘Old Course’.

In addition, the world-renowned course at Kingsbarns is only 11 miles from the cottage.

If you’re not spending a day in the capital city of Edinburgh, must-see attractions in the area include Falkland Palace & Garden, a National Trust for Scotland property with exceptional Renaissance architecture, and the Lomond Hills Regional Park which lies next to it, another NTS property at Kellie Castle & Gardens, and the popular seaside resort of Level further afield.

Make Rhum Cottage your home away from home for your Scottish escapades.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

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About the location


Dundee 13 miles; Perth 35 miles; Edinburgh 50 miles.

St Andrews is Scotland's oldest university town and is situated in the north-east corner of the Kingdom of Fife. In this region, the landscape varies from the gentle hills in the rural hinterland to the windswept cliffs, rocky bays and sandy beaches where scenes from the film 'Chariots of Fire' were famously shot. The town is easily explored on foot, as the main streets form the hub of the town and offer an interesting variety of shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. The association of St Andrews with golf dates to the 15th century, with the famous 'Old Course' being constructed in the 16th century, whilst today, St Andrews is the frequent venue of championship events and boasts an additional five alternative public courses in the area as well as the excellent Golf Museum. To the south of St Andrews is the East Neuk, a region of quaint fishing villages, while Fife, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh can all be easily reached.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter