Kincaple Stables


In a quiet village find plenty of comfort and style, a super kitchen and pretty colours in the sitting room. Beaches and coastal path await


2 places


Each sleep 4


The tap-tap of woodpeckers and singsong of birds are the soundtrack to a stay at Kincaple, a quaint hamlet three miles from St Andrews. The cottages, former stables, rest in the pretty, sheltered courtyard of Kincaple House, next to the Coach House where Claudia lives – her friendly terriers and cat sometimes wander over to see you. She has an eye for colour: subtle tones of grey-blue, honey and buttermilk are sparked by vases of flowers; in the living and dining room, a cream sofa curves around a stylish wood-burner and a bleached solid oak table seats four. It’s all top quality. Find Villeroy & Bosch, Le Creuset and Siemens in the kitchen – small, square, with a stable door to the courtyard and well-stocked wine cooler – and Molton Brown in the bathroom. The main bedroom is flooded with light; the second bedroom has a zip-link bed. Well-travelled Claudia is passionate about poetry, writing, languages and this beautiful area of Scotland where she and her three daughters have settled. There are beaches, birds and golfing to enjoy, as well as ancient St Andrews with its university, vast cathedral and many fine shops and restaurants.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Dogs are welcome in East Sands cottage only. West Sands is strictly 'no dogs'.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Blankets, and towels to get dry after the sea.

Plenty of walks for your four-legged friend, including the 'Chariots of Fire' beach. Quiet grounds to roam away from traffic, but mind unfenced land.


Nightly price
from £89
Weekly price
from £625
Damage deposit
Up to £795 during the Golf Open. Short breaks available (minimum 3-night stays). £95 per night.
1 Cottage for 4
From £892 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £1202 bedrooms


What a haven of loveliness this place is. Tucked away but still handy for St Andrews, it offers all the perks of an exclusive boutique hotel but with the added bonus of loads of extra space, a fantastically equipped kitchen a wonderful cosy wood burning stove - & it's dog friendly. Claudia went out of her way (sometimes literally!) to make sure we had everything we needed to make our stay perfect & although we intended this to be just a short break to look at the Uni it ended up being one of the most relaxing breaks ever. Highly recommended (just make sure there's room for us when we come back

Carrie, London

What a charming, luxurious and stylish place. I had such a great time. The owners couldn't have been more helpful, the welcome pack was astonishingly generous and everything was so comfortable and warm thanks to the log fire and underfloor heating. I slept like one of the logs in down-softened luxury. It's a beautiful place - just outside St Andrews - with everything glowing in the hypotenuse light of early Spring and the multi-lingual birdsong in the morning. Most places I stay give me what I expect. The difference at Kincaple Stables is that I got what I hoped for. It was outstanding.

Hamish, Brighton

This was our second visit to Kincaple but certainly not our last. The garden was full of snow drops. The cottage itself was gorgeous, faultless, very stylish. The shortbread and coffee was just what we needed after a long journey. The whiskey, too. Our host, Claudia was cheery, helpful and very unobtrusive. Loved it. Will be back soon for summer on the beaches nearby, for sure.

Denise, Twickenham (tw13)

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claudia Daventry

  • Recently converted to high specifications from 18thC stables, we are ideally situated genuinely close to St Andrews yet in peaceful, rural surroundings.
  • The medieval city with its beaches, shops and golf course is only 5 minutes drive or a pleasant cycle ride or walk.
  • The well-travelled owner is on site to help you with any recommendations and other questions, taxis, luggage etc.
  • We are within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Angus glens and the fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife
  • The golf is unparalleled! So is the running, walking, cycling...
  • You can hire bikes from St Andrews for as little as a day.