Country Cottages


Set in Scotland in the Fife countryside, just 5 miles from Dundee and 10 miles from St Andrews.  Six self catering properties set around the central courtyard of a ‘B’ Listed Arts and Crafts house. Graded 5 star by Visit Scotland and very comfortable and well-equipped. Properties can be let out individually or together to sleep a total of 28 guests.

Each property has its own entrance door and patio area or balcony, with all properties sharing a large, grassy wooded area suitable for picnics, walking and relaxing. Each property has an open plan kitchen, living and dining room with wood-burning stove (apart from Red Squirrel) and they are all furnished to a high level of comfort with a mixture of contemporary and antique furniture.

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25 Car Parking Spaces
7 miles Dundee
4 miles Leuchars

Accommodation & Facilities

Breakdown of Apartments

  • One bedroom apartment x 1 (on second floor of building)
  • Two bedroom cottages x 2
  • Three bedroom apartments x 2 (one of which is accessible)
  • Three bedroom cottage x 1 (completely accessible throughout)

Every bedroom has en-suite facilities, with either a bath/shower or a dedicated power shower.

Beds are either superking, king size, double or twin and have luxury duvets with Egyptian cotton bed linen. Microfibre bedding can also be provided.

All kitchens have a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, electric oven and hob, microwave and coffee machine, and each living area has comfy sofas, TV, DVD and iPod dock, Bluetooth speaker or Sonos sound system. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout.


Outdoor Space

The properties are set in 7 acres of garden ground. Although in the countryside both Dundee and St Andrews are close by.

Listed Building

Sandford House is a 'B' Listed Arts and Crafts house originally built in 1902 by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott for Harben J Valentine of Valentines of Dundee.

For Arts & Crafts architecture fans a guided tour of the house can be arranged during your stay.


Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Check In / Check Out Times

Guests can check-in from 4pm on the day of arrival and check-out by 10am on the day of departure (local time).

Preferred Rates

As a member of Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau you can receive a preferred discount on any direct enquiries – please quote 'DACB' on enquiring.


Five star grading from VisitScotland


Member of:

  • Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau
  • ASSC (Association of Scottish Self Caterers)
  • Sandford Country Cottages Gallery
  • Sandford Country Cottages Gallery
  • Sandford Country Cottages Gallery
  • Sandford Country Cottages Gallery
  • Sandford Country Cottages Gallery
  • Sandford Country Cottages Gallery


Guest, Cynthia Stoane
December 2019

"This was my Christmas gift to one branch of my family. We stay nearby and accommodated our family in two of Sandford's Country Cottages over Christmas. It was a perfect location and opportunity for a family gathering. The cottages are magnificent and the service provided first class."

Guest, Uwe Drost
September 2019

"Once again we had a great time at this wonderful place. It was like home. We are already looking forward to our next stay."

Guest, Alexander Duff
September 2019

"Third stay and as fantastic as ever. Will undoubtedly be back again. Glad I wasn't asked for suggestions for improvements as I couldn't think of any!"

Guest, Katy Koo
September 2018

"Truly, this has been the highlight of our trip to the UK. Evelyn and Ralph have done a superb job refurbishing Sanford House! It is exquisite. Each 'cottage' is beautifully constructed and appointed with excellent appliances, linens, heating -- all the comforts of home and then some! We feel so welcome, and cosy, we may never leave!"

Guest, Simon Harries
August 2019

"Fabulous apartment with 5 star luxury in a glorious setting close to everything from fine beaches to historical wonders. A family of 5 are comfortable, happy and not in each other's way. Long walks, many varieties of birds and a superbly restored arts and crafts house. What more can you ask for. Definite 5 stars!"

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