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Spacious, Renovated Farmhouse Wing

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

18th Century three bedroom wing of a beautiful old farmhouse adjoining castle

This property sleeps 6 with three spacious bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room. The whole interior has been renovated to a very high standard and features 3 bathrooms.

The accommodation is set near Crail in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife, with stunning views of the sea and Crail Golf Course and is a superb base for golfers, walkers or a family holiday.

The historic University town of St Andrews is just 20 minutes drive away and offers a variety of shops and restaurants, museums and cinema, not to mention the most famous St Andrews Links Golf Course. Other golf courses include Crail, Kingsbarns, Anstruther and Elie,

Ground floor:

Downstairs the living room has period features and a wood burning stove. There are 2 sofas, one of which is a sofa bed. Digital TV, DVD and WI-FI available. The new fully fitted kitchen with underfloor heating has a farmhouse feel with range cooker and Belfast sink. It also contains a dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer. There is a separate utility room with washer/drier and walk-in cupboard under the stairs. The hall has a downstairs shower room including WC.

Upper floor:

The upstairs accommodation offers 3 spacious bedrooms that look out over fields and the sea. One is en-suite and there is a family bathroom. Each bedroom has a super king-size bed to create a double room, or the bed can be split to create a twin room.

More Details

Owner
Carly Stockwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Anstruther in Fife

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bath, (ensuite)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , (family bathroom)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , (ground floor)
  • Two full bathrooms, each with bath and shower located on the upper floor. Shower room on ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , OR 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , OR 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , OR 2 Single Beds
    Living room sofa - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Each bedroom has a super king-size bed to create a double room, OR the bed can be split to create a twin room. Sofa bed located on the ground floor in the living room. Single Z-bed available on request for children. Cot available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Spacious, Renovated Farmhouse Wing
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Wonderful, spacious farmhouse in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Balcomie, and our stay was as memorable as our first. The house is light, bright and spacious, and really well equipped. We like to cook most evenings and found everything that we could need. All of the bedrooms are large and comfortable, and with 3 bathrooms in the property everyone had their own private space. The walk down to the beach took about 10 minutes, and our children loved the rock pools where we found lobsters, so many hermit crabs we lost count and so much more. We also walked into Crail (about 25 minutes walk) to sit and have fish and chips in the harbour. We would highly recommend Balcomie Farmhouse - the owners are welcoming, on hand and unobtrusive. We have always paid the owner directly and found this to be fuss free and secure.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Absolutely Perfect House!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Balcomie. We've stayed in many houses in Fife and elsewhere in Scotland and this place is right at the top of our list. The location is fantastic. The farm is so beautiful, with amazing views. Our host Carly couldn't have been more welcoming. House is very comfortable with fully equipped kitchen and great space. We will definitely be coming back!

Great for kids, our 13 year old and her cousin spent most of the time playing outside. Lots of lovely walks nearby and many options for golf if you play. The town of Crail is really special, very historic, with a gorgeous harbor and several interesting shops, local produce available too. Anstruther, St. Monans etc very close by. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

30th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

Second visit to Balcomie and we were not disappointed. Excellent accommodation of a high standard and highly recommended. Carly and Pat very welcoming and our time at the house was ideal for a celebration.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Norman OK. USA
5

It just doesn't get any better than this.

  • 5 of 5

Five of us gathered for a week to tour Fife, play some golf, and attend The Open at St. Andrews, and Balcomie has been the perfect home base. Hospitality from the owner has been top notch. Beds and baths extremely comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. We've prepared a few meals here as well as dined out in the surrounding communities. Recommend you walk the property and get to know the owners and learn about the farm. For local meat, check out Penman the butcher on the High Street in Crail, walk to the picturesque harbor, and play a round of golf at The Crail Golfing Society.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse was fantastic! So much space, character and comfort. Upon arrival, there were homemade lemon cakes waiting for us. Thank you Pat! The gardens and scenery made it so hard to leave. Carly was a pleasure to work with when we made reservations and she was quick to respond to any questions we had during our stay. My family couldn't stop praising how wonderful everything was. Needless to say, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, didn't expect it to be so lovely and couldn't fault it. It was immaculate and warm even though it is a big house. Heated flooring in the kitchen was a nice touch. The owners were lovely and very helpful. One of my best holidays. We hope to be back in the summer as we miss it already.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Crail
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Balcomie Golf Links
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Leuchars
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Anstruther
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Balcomie
Car: necessary

Crail is one of several traditional fishing villages situated along the East Coast of Scotland. It has a rich history, some lovely buildings and winding streets full of character. Crail has one of the best known harbours in the East Neuk where (in season) lobster and crab are available. There are also cafes, pubs, a butcher/deli, grocery stores, a pottery, galleries with work from local artists, a museum and tourist information centre.

The nearby fishing villages offer a variety of attractions and activities. Anstruther, a busy holiday village has a marina, the Scottish Fisheries Museum and award winning fish and chips from the Anstruther Fish Bar. There are boat trips to the Isle of May, a nature reserve famous for its nesting puffins. Pittenweem is a working fishing village and home to a successful Summer Arts Festival. Elie has a wide sandy beach and offers a host of water sports. The Fife Coastal Path provides a fantastic route to explore the beaches around the East Neuk, whilst the cycle routes can take you inland to such attractions as Kellie Castle and Scotland's Secret Bunker.

This coastal area of the East Neuk is well served by restaurants and cafes from light lunches, high teas, evening meals, to special celebratory dinners and there are award winning restaurants for example in Anstruther and St Monans.

The nearby bustling university town of St Andrews, home to the famous Royal & Ancient Golf Course has much to offer and is just 20 minutes drive away. The interesting Castle and Abbey ruins show its significant importance in the area in the past, whilst now in modern times there is a good variety of individual shops, restaurants, cafes, botanical garden, and aquarium.

Further afield cities such as Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and Stirling are within easy reach for day trips.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Anstruther, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
8 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Weekly bookings preferred, however shorter stays are considered during Low Season for a minimum of 3 nights at £325 for the period.

Lets run from Saturday to Saturday. Entry time is from 4 pm and departure time is by 10 am. If the property is free before or after these times then this is negotiable.

A deposit of £100 is required to secure the booking followed by the balance one month before your arrival.

Payment can be made by cheque (£ Sterling) or paid by bank transfer. Details of which will be given when making a booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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