Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Find out moreOpens in a new window

Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake, St Andrews.

Photo gallery for Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake, St Andrews.

1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi

Overview of Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake, St Andrews.

Private host

Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake, St Andrews.

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cottage

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
St. Andrews, SCT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationScotland's Secret Bunker8 min drive
  • Popular LocationEast Sands10 min drive
  • Popular LocationKellie Castle12 min drive
  • AirportDundee (DND)42 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake, St Andrews.

Family-friendly cottage in St. Andrews
Available for the Open 2022 at St Andrews.
Brake Cottage is situated 4 miles form the Old Course and is on the quiet side of town that does not become busy with traffic. Available for a minimum of 7 days booking please do make contact to discuss if you wish to look at different options. Included is complimentary transport into St Andrews and back, one a day by negotiation in order to avoid parking issues. (

The Brake forms an idyllic rural milieu between the historic golf city of St Andrews and the beautiful fishing villages of Crail and Anstruther and Ellie.

Beautifully restored and converted stone stables built in 1734 provide a cosy and comfortable double-bedroom self-contained cottage within a peaceful and secluded country setting. You have your own private walled garden with patio area and endless walks through farmland and woodland on your doorstep. Local pheasants and deer frequently come to visit, while birds of prey, badgers, hares and even red squirrels are also regularly spotted.

We know how important it is to get away with the whole family. Babes in arms are welcome, with a travel cot and high chair available on request. Meanwhile, up to 2 well-behaved dogs are also welcome, although we do ask you to keep them on a lead when out for a walk due to our inquisitive sheep (and lambs in Spring) and chickens, and that they stay off of the furniture and bed. Please note there is a one off charge for dogs of £20 per stay to cover the inevitable extra cleaning.

Brake Cottage has everything you need for a romantic break, golfing holiday or just somewhere civilised to stay when visiting your offspring at Uni. Get cosy with both wood burning stove and controllable central heating. Brake Cottage all has a fully equipped kitchen to include dishwasher & washing machine if you wish to self cater. There is a well appointed wet-room shower room off of the beautiful comfy bedroom with super-king bed (OR twin single beds on request).

Brake Cottage offers free WiFi broadband and SkyQ TV with storage for golf clubs or bicycles, should you wish to be more active.

Some of Scotland's finest restaurants are within a few minutes drive (recommendations available) while you can stay 'at home' with a luxury catered meal from our local in-house chef (menus and prices available in advance).

St Andrews is only 5 minutes away by car for history, golf, scenery, shops, restaurants and bars. Anstruther, with its busy harbour and famous fish bars is only 10 minutes away. Beautiful unspoilt beaches are as little as 5 minutes away where there's every chance that you won't see another soul.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.

This St. Andrews cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Karen Driscoll
Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • High chair
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Chef
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Snow sports gear
  • Golf on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 500 sq ft (46 sq m)

Similar properties

See similar properties



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Luxury Stone Cottage Brake St Andrews
Luxury Stone Cottage Brake
Luxury Stone Brake St Andrews
Stone At The Brake, St Andrews
Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake St Andrews
Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake, St Andrews Cottage
Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake, St Andrews St. Andrews

About this area

St. Andrews

Located in St. Andrews, this cottage is in a rural area and by the sea. Old Course at St Andrews and Swilken Bridge are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore East Sands and Castle Sands. Travelling with kids? Consider Cambo Estate Gardens and Scottish Fisheries Museum. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Scotland's Secret Bunker - 8 min drive
  • East Sands - 10 min drive
  • Cambo Estate Gardens - 12 min drive
  • Kellie Castle - 12 min drive
  • St. Andrews Botanic Garden - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • St. Andrews Leuchars Station - 24 min drive
  • Dundee (DND) - 42 min drive


  • Jannettas Gelateria - 8 min drive
  • Zest - 9 min drive
  • North Point - 9 min drive
  • The Grange Inn - 9 min drive
  • The Adamson - 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 91 out of 93 reviews
5 - Excellent 98%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 93 reviews
4 - Good 2%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 93 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 93 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 93 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely stay, the cottage had everything we needed and was immaculate. The owner Karen was friendly and welcoming. Much needed quiet break away from Glasgow and the city. Thank you
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

The cottage was very spacious for the two of us and the dog,nice walks about the farms and a very quiet area would definitely recommend this cottage

5/5 Excellent

Lovely stay
Beautiful well equipped cottage both indoors and out with lots of little added extras . Def worth a stay .

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fantastic cottage with own entrance and outdoor seating area. Interior decorated to high standard with large bedroom and shower room. Everything you could ask for was provided. Only four miles from St Andrews or Anstruther. Great area for total escapism and relaxation.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Short week away
An outstanding find, this is a lovely cottage and a right home from home. Everything was catered for and my wife and I could not have been more pleased with the accommodation, it’s comfort, cleanliness and location. The owners were very friendly and helpful and I would definitely recommend and will certainly visit again in the future.