A charming apartment conveniently located in a quaint narrow lane, in the original part of an old fishing village 12 miles from St Andrews. Ideal for couples, families and people with mobility problems. The view from the lounge is over to the bridge and harbour. It is adjacent to an interesting inn, the village shop, a renowned hotel/restaurant, the pier, harbour and beach. Known as the East Neuk this is an area of outstanding natural beauty with picturesque villages and sandy beaches dotted all along the coast. The Fife Coastal Path passes through the village. Fife is the home of golf with a huge choice of courses nearby. This is an ideal base for enjoying the beaches and sea air, relaxing amidst the quiet pace of village life. Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh are all within a 1 hour drive.
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Apartment in Lower Largo, Nr. St Andrews, Fife, Scotland - Centrally Located In Old Village
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Sep 2018
About Neil Macdonald
We, Neil and Grace Macdonald have the good fortune to be based in Linlithgow but also to have access to this picturesque Fife fishing village. Other commitments (particularly at weekends) have greatly reduced our opportunities to fully enjoy the property as we have since our purchase in 2003, hence our decision to share the experience with visitors. The enthusiastic reaction of visiting family and friends from Britain and abroad reassured us that the flat was as comfortable and welcoming as we had always found it. Come and see what we mean!
Neil Macdonald purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Neil Macdonald chose Lower Largo
With no knowledge of Lower Largo we stumbled upon the village and immediately fell in love with the flat itself, as well as the surrounding beach, harbour and village pub and our first impressions have survived. Typically, although we had never heard of the village before driving through it for the first time, dozens of friends and acquaintances have since raved about the place with one work colleague who used to visit every summer as a child describing it as his "favourite place on earth!"
What makes this Apartment unique
To enjoy a charming flat with so many attractions within such easy reach never fails to delight. Within 100 paces of the front door you can be breakfasting on the beach, dining in the Crusoe Hotel, sitting on a park bench overlooking the harbour, replenishing provisions in the local store, or enjoying a drink in the Railway Inn or its rear beer garden. All this in a village setting where locals and visitors alike rarely fail to say "Hello!" as they pass.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great location lovely village and flat
Flat well equipped and clean everything we needed for 2 adults and 2 young children
We will definitely be back .
Very comfortable. Well equipped too. Well situated for seeing all of Fife
We had a lovely holiday in Fife. We can highly recommend this lovely cottage to others
Perfect location for a quiet get away.
The apartment has just enough of the right stuff. Enough room for 4 adults and two dogs. The location is great, as advertised. Various bits of beach within a stones throw. Very fine pub within yards selling proper beers, convenience store next door. Locals are very friendly. Hour's drive to Edinburgh and 10 mins to large supermarket and takeaways. Just right for what we needed.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our Lower Largo property which we love very dearly. The factors you mention are what drew us to the place about 12 years ago and we have been delighted with every stay we ourselves have made there.
Lovely family break
We had such a lovely time staying in Lower Largo, the flat was perfect for a family of four and a great base for exploring different areas in fife.
Neil and Grace have made the flat feel very homely and provide everything you need to make your stay more enjoyable.
Would definitely recommend this to others and will hopefully return in the future.
We are very grateful to you for taking the time to post such complimentary words about your stay at our Lower Largo haven. We too love the flat, the village and the wider area of Fife and are so pleased you found it amenable.
Tolle Lage, kurzer Weg zum Wasser
Wir haben die Unterkunft zu viert genutzt und hauptsächlich zum schlafen, da wir jeden Tag unterwegs waren. Wer Luxus oder ähnliches erwartet, sollte sich ehr ein Hotelzimmer in einer Großstadt nehmen. Es ist alles vorhanden was man braucht.
Für schlecht Wettertage, hat man ein Radio, Gesellschaftsspiele,DVD's, Bücher zum Zeitverteib.
Ehr für Leute die Unterwegs sind und eine Unterkunft zum schlafen suchen.
Es gibt zwei Zimmer zum Schlafen, eins mit einem Doppelbett und im anderen steht ein Bett und eine Zustellliege, die ist für große Menschen, etwas kurz. ;-) dieser Aspekt, war leider auf den Bildern nicht ersichtlich.
Was auf alle Fälle eine Umstellung ist, das man bevor man den Wasserkocher an macht oder andere Geräte, erst einen Schalter umlegen muss, damit Strom kommt. Das gleich gilt für die Dusche. Was einen den Umgang mit Strom viel bewusster macht. Dicken Pluspunkt.
Die Unterkunft liegt vom Wasser etwa 2 min zu Fuß entfernt. Direkt bei der Unterkunft ist ein Pub und auf der anderen Straßenseite gibt es ein Restaurant. Die Unterkunft liegt in einer ruhigen Seitengasse. Der Ort an sich ist eine kleine gemütliche, verträumter Ortsteil von Leven. Eine zauberhafte Ecke von Schottland direkt an der Nordsee.
Adjacent to the flat is the long sandy beach of Largo Bay with healthy walks in either direction along the Fife Coastal Path. Seek out public transport to bring you back. There are many other beaches along the coast, including the one featured in 'Chariots of Fire'.
Lower Largo is I hour drive from Edinburgh Airport, while the nearest railway stations are at Kirkcaldy (20 minutes) and Leuchars (25 minutes). Buses run for Glasgow or Edinburgh to the village - check details.
Supermarkets can be found just 3 miles away in Leven. A well stocked local shop is adjoined to the flat with further shops and services at Lundin Links, all within walking distance. St Andrews is a delight with many independent shops to tempt you.
The small village of Lower Largo is famous as the birthplace of the real life Robinson Crusoe, whose statue is prominently displayed in the village. There are many places to go and things to do in and around the East Neuk and something to suit everyone. St Andrews is a delight to visit, including the Botanic gardens, Craigton Park and the Aquarium. Heading back to the East Neuk you can venture into the Secret Bunker or the Scottish Fisheries Museum. There are several castles open to the public during the summer season. Coastal routes round the East Neuk give spectacular views. East Fife is the ideal location for a holiday for couples of all ages, as well as families. There is an abundance of award winning and family friendly restaurants within the area.
High-season, seven nights lets, run from 4pm entry on one Saturday until 10am departure on the following Saturday. For all other shorter lets appropriate entry and departure times will be communicated at the time of booking.