A shady walk and the main house from the verdant gardens | Sandford Country Cottages
Wood floored with a woodburner and 40 inch TV | Valentines - Sandford Country Cottages, St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay
St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay


  • Sleeps up to 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 0 pets allowed
Garden / Patio
Rural Location
St Andrews, Dundee and Cupar are just a short drive away from this property, as are the white sandy beach and dunes of Tentsmuir Country Park.
Ground Floor:
5 steps to entrance.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link kingsize bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds) and en-suite with shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath and toilet.
Cloakroom: With toilet.
First Floor:
Open plan living space: Beamed with wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and bluetooth speaker.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder available at £3 per basket. Welcome pack.
Terrace with sitting-out area, garden furniture. BBQ. Shared 7-acre woodland grounds. Bike store. Ample parking. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks, steps and an unfenced pond in grounds. A refundable damage deposit of £100 is payable.
Discover this B Listed Arts and Crafts house designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, one of only two in Scotland. Set in seven acres of glorious Fife countryside and first known as ’Sandford Cottage’, it was built in 1902 for Harben J Valentine, the photographic publisher from Dundee and photographers to Queen Victoria.

Originally, the house was built with red brick walls and thatched using reeds from the River Tay. As the Valentine’s business grew, another wing was added, also brick with a thatched roof, but disaster struck in 1910 when the house suffered a catastrophic fire. Baillie Scott was once again commissioned to redesign the house and it was re-built this time with brick walls that were harled and a rosemary tiled roof to reduce the fire risk. In the 1930s, Sandford House became the family home of Sir William and Lady Walker, and during the war years, the house was used as the leaving centre for the Norwegians of the 333 Catalina flying boat squadron, who moored their aircraft at Wormit Pier. During 1960, the house was converted to a hotel and a wing was added later which the majority of the holiday accommodation is situated and has been restored, in keeping with the arts and craft style. Using solid oak beams, posts and flooring and furnished to a high level of comfort, it has a mixture of contemporary and antique furniture. You are at the ideal all year round location to explore this area of rural Fife; historic St Andrews (ten miles), Dundee (five miles) and Cupar (eight miles) are just a short drive as are the white sandy beach and dunes of Tentsmuir Country Park (eight miles).

Valentines is situated in the middle of the holiday homes wing with lovely views over the back garden and it is immaculately presented, providing spacious, contemporary accommodation. Relax in the open plan living area in front of the wood burner, enjoy a barbecue on your private south east facing terrace or explore the grounds with grassy wooded area suitable for picnics and leisurely walks. For Arts and Crafts architecture fans a guided tour can be arranged.

Valentines can be booked with Baillie Scott (CC526037), Lady Bluebell (CC526039) and The Giddy Limit (CC526040) to accommodate up to 20 guests.


All Ensuite
Cot Available
Cycle Store
Decorated at Christmas
Garden or Patio
Golf nearby
Grouped Property
Highchair Available
Historical Property
Open Fire or Woodburner
Romantic Getaways
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site parking unavailable

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

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