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5 months ago
We've just spent a second holiday at Nick and Sophie's lovely cottages- would highly recommend them. Clean and comfortable, COVID safe procedures and a warm welcome. Our young son enjoyed meeting the friendly chickens and dogs. Nick and Sophie made the cottages child safe which added to the relaxing holiday vibe. We hope to return again! Emma, Luke and Samuel.
- Luke D
a year ago
Our 2nd visit to Braeview Cottage, excellent accommodation in first class condition. The cottage is well equipped with quality finishing throughout. The Kitchen has everything you need to be self sufficient in producing full meals. The outdoor patio area is a very pleasant area for sitting with a drink and relaxing after a day exploring the close by coastal villages and attractions. We brought our bikes this time and toured round the East Neuk coastal area, roads were good and motor traffic well behaved. Nick & Sophie are very welcoming hosts and made our stay very comfortable. Looking forward to returning for a 3rd time to explore some of the nearby golf courses.
- Colin M
5 months ago
We have just had four very enjoyable and relaxing days at Eastburn. Nick and Sophie are great hosts and make you feel most welcome. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped for a comfortable stay. It's an ideal base for seeing what Fife has to offer. We look forward to returning next year with friends This is an update - June 2021 The fact that we have just enjoyed our second visit speaks for itself. Our friends stayed in Braeview and we were in Eastburn as before. Both cottages were spotlessly clean, well equipped, extremely comfortable and Covid secure. We all would thoroughly recommend both properties.

Welcome to Tranquility would love to welcome you to either of our cottages which we converted in 2017 from our 200 year old Cart Shed.

Braeview (on the left) is an open plan studio style cottage with a kingsize bed and bathroom on the mezzanine floor.

Eastburn is a two bedroom cottage with a king size master bedroom  (en suite) and a second bedroom which contains a triple sleeper (a double bed below and a single bed above) and a separate bathroom. 

Both cottages have open plan kitchen, dining and living areas with smart TV and Wifi and are heated using environmentally friendly Air Source Heat Pumps and the option to use the log burners for those colder winter evenings.

We are 6 miles south west of St Andrews, an hour's drive from Edinburgh Airport and 15 minutes from the main line station at Leuchars.  The farm is at the end of 400 metres of track off the B941 - it’s beautifully quiet with calming countryside views and our fields that usually contain sheep.  Spring is a wonderful time with lambing.

It’s a short 10 to 15 minute drive into St Andrews with access to a large supermarket, wonderful restaurants and bars, the many golf courses that constitute St Andrews Links Trust and, of course, the spectacular East and West Sands beaches.  The heritage within the town is spectacular and readily accessible - check out the tunnels under St Andrews Castle!

There's heaps to do with easy access to loads of beaches, golf courses and beautiful scenery including the Lomond Hills which are about a 20 minute drive west.   The Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee opened in September 2018.  We are a 10 minute walk from the widely acclaimed and Michelin starred The Peat Inn Restaurant if you really feel like spoiling yourselves, but do make sure you book your table well in advance.

You will have access to a shared laundry facility together with a large fridge/freezer and storage for golf clubs, surf boards, bikes and so on. 

The routes available to road bikers are truly phenomenal - just one of the many reasons for us deciding to put down roots here in 2013.  The proximity to so many wonderful fishing villages; the beaches; the unusually good weather (by UK and Scottish standards) and the wonderful atmosphere in St Andrews and across the East Neuk of Fife made the decision simple!

Sophie, Nick, Tom, Ed and William have all played parts in converting a modest smallholding into a truly welcoming location - and we continue to make improvements.  In Summer 2020 we've added a gym and hens to augment other touches such as home baking (subject to availability!!)

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Some reviews from our Airbnb Guests:

'Sophie and Nick’s barn cottage is so lovely - fresh and clean and nice décor. The views are so nice and it’s fun to see the animals roaming around! Super hospitality and communication from these hosts and so much to explore in East Neuk: beautiful fife coastal walks and amazing farm shops and more!' Emma, September 2020 

'Thoroughly enjoyed our recent short break at this quiet, peaceful setting. Braeside Cottage is ideal for couples and is cosy, beautifully finished and immaculate throughout. The location is excellent for surfing and road cycling. We couldn't recommend it enough and we intend to return when the opportunity allows.' Lee and Alistair, September 2020      

'Exceptional! Everything about Eastburn cottage was perfect. The setting was idyllic yet only a short drive to St Andrews/Crail/Elie/Anstruther, the cottage itself was immaculate and beds super comfy, finally what makes Eastburn extra special is the welcoming Sophie, Nick & their boys give you, their special touches really make a difference to your stay, so much so we wanted to stay longer!' The Adams Family, July 2020

Our stay exceeded expectations on all levels. The cottage was beautiful and so peaceful, extremely clean too. It was not far from St. Andrews town centre but far enough from the hustle and bustle and a fraction of the price of the hotels. The best part was the very thoughtful touches of a home bake, jam and prosecco on arrival. It really made the difference for us. The hosts recommended Forgans and The Peat Inn which we dined in and loved! We loved out stay and cannot wait to return.' Roslynn and Max, March 2020

'We stayed at the Braeview Cottage for 5 days in February. It was utterly delightful. Perfect for us. The wee cottage is sparklingly clean and welcoming. Even on a very cold day it is warm and cosy in the most peaceful surroundings. The views from the French windows (onto the patio) are just wonderful, with fields, hillsides, sheep and trees-- marvellous countryside. The décor in the cottage is very tasteful and modern. We had the most enjoyable holiday and at the end of each busy day it was a joy to return to this superbly equipped accommodation. We hope to return in the Autumn. Congratulations Nick and Sophie -- great wee cottage.!!!!!!’ Collette and Graham, February 2019 

'My wife and I had a brilliant stay. Nick and Sophie are very friendly and helpful hosts. The cottage is just beautiful, and in a picturesque location. The cottage is extremely well finished and very well maintained'  Andrew, September 2018 

Great cottage in a gorgeous rural seating but only 10 minutes’ drive from St Andrews. The cottage is tastefully decorated to a high standard with everything you could need. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this cottage for couples looking for a stay near St Andrews'  Carolyn, August 2018 

'We loved our stay at Sophie and Nick’s. It’s a shame it couldn’t last longer. The accommodation is beautiful and the surroundings of the farm were wonderful too. I would highly recommend and would love to stay again'  Sarah, July 2018 

'We booked the cottage mainly to visit the Open Championship, and we loved it from the very first moment! Lovely interior, very cosy and just perfect for the four of us. Our boys slept well in their double bed in a small but fine sleeping room and so did we in our master bedroom next door. It is just everything there, terrace for summerly weather that we had and also a wood stove for a rainy day - we did not use it! The descriptions of Sophie and Nick are so detailed and the communication fast, that we just found everything! We were just running out of time to discover more of the Scottish East Coast and decided to do that next time! Thanks much again! ' Martin, July 2018 

'Sophie and Nick are fantastic hosts and have a lovely place to stay. The cottage/coach house combines beautiful tradition design with a stunning modern interior. I was looking for a private place to relax outside the town and this provides exactly that. In terms of service, Sophie and Nick were there to very quickly answer my every question and request. Fab experience!'  Jordan, June 2018 

'A great place to stay if travelling the Fife area. We ventured to several villages and the drive never seemed far. We had the pleasure of being greeted at arrival by Sophie, then appropriately left to ourselves to enjoy our time. The onsite laundry was a big bonus, and the peace and quiet of the country was relaxing. We also liked the layout of the space and special touches like games, blankets, movies - felt very much like a home. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it'  Tara, June 2018 

'We spent a lovely weekend at this gorgeous cottage, the décor is beautiful, modern but cosy. We were greeted with a bottle of fizz which was a thoughtful extra touch we really appreciated. The cottage was spotless with everything you could need for weekend away, cosy blankets, tea and coffee and even milk sachets not forgetting the swing seat where we sat in the sun enjoying our bottle of fizz. We would love to return maybe at new year with kids and spend it in the two bedroom cottage next door which Nick was happy to give us a tour of.  Loved it all!'  Careen, June 2018

'In our view, Nick and Sophie’s place is top notch. It is off the beaten path, on a working farm with great views and exquisite rustic charm on the outside, with perfect modern charms on the inside. The kitchen and baths are upgraded, there is a cosy wood burning stove in the den, and the beds are super comfy!' Brandon, May 2018 'Braeside Farm is spectacular. The unit is amazing and location perfect. Plan to stay longer than you thought' Craig, May 2018

'Beautiful cottage which exceeded all our expectations. Peaceful getaway with glorious views of countryside and farmland. Location was fantastic being a short drive to St Andrews, award-winning beaches & quaint villages. Hosts were extremely welcoming and kept us up to date with local events. The cottage was converted to a top quality standard and had everything one could ask for and more. Will definitely be going back this year and hopefully stay a little longer. Wishing them all the best in their new project and grateful for making my birthday weekend away something I will never forget' Fran, April 2018 

'Just back from a lovely, relaxing stay at Braeview Cottage. Sophie and Nick were very welcoming and friendly! The cottage is spotlessly clean and has everything you need. The view from the patio doors is stunning. Would highly recommend to anyone! We will definitely return when back in the area' Stephen, April 2018

'Braeview Cottage is a perfect getaway in a beautiful part of Scotland. They are carefully equipped and furnished and lovingly decorated. Everything we needed for a 5 day vacation was provided and Sophie and Nick even organized extra stuff for our 1 year old. In general, Sophie and Nick were brilliant hosts helping out if needed and always quick to respond. The surroundings are calm and rural and perfect for hikes and enjoying Scottish nature. We very much look forward to returning to Braeview! Clemens, March 2018  

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