This large, ground floor apartment in a wing of the owners' farmhouse is situated on a working farm conveniently located between St. Andrews, with its historic university, famous golf courses and excellent shops, and the coastal villages of Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem and Elie.
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- Min. Stay3 nights
Apartment in Dunino, St Andrews, Fife, Central Scotland - Peaceful Location 10 Minutes' Drive From St.Andrews And East Neuk
- Calendar last updated:
- 26 Sep 2018
About Averil Ballantyne
The Ballantyne family have farmed at Balkaithly since 1942 and look forward to welcoming guests to our mixed arable farm and showing them the many and varied attractions of the area.
Averil Ballantyne purchased this Apartment in 1949
Why Averil Ballantyne chose St Andrews
This is a family farm and we are now the second generation to run it. It is in a tranquil setting but very conveniently located for nearby towns and facilities.
What makes this Apartment unique
Bramble Knowe on Balkaithly Farm is near to numerous golf courses, beaches, excellent walks, interesting shops, historic buildings, gardens and attractive art galleries.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great Golfing Accomodation
Stayed in this spacious accommodation with two other gents on a recent week's golf trip in St Andrews. Met our needs very well, clean, spacious, internet, place for our golf clubs & suitcases and large kitchen. Location is great for golfers at 5-10 minutes drive from Kingsbarns, Castle Course, Fairmont, St Andrews and Crail. Will be back next time we are in Scotland.
Many thanks for your review of our property - we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found it clean and spacious and suitable for all your needs. As you say, it is well located for golf courses and other attractions in the area. We look forward to seeing you again.
Wonderful People and Place
We were moving my daughter into St. Andrews, so we needed easy access and space. We found so much more. The apartment is much larger than it appear in the photos.We had plenty of room, were very comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners, Averil and her husband, are lovely people who were available for our every need. We had a perfect garden outside our window, and a picture-perfect drive into town. We really enjoyed our stay.
From start to finish, this is by far the best experience we have had via HomeAway and other similar sites.
The value and communication were exceptional.
Then we arrived at the Farmhouse, absolutely stunning views, so peaceful and our apartment was beautiful and fully furnished with everything we required and more.
Averil our host was very welcoming and was happy to give any information/help we would've needed.
Lovely touch with some wine and cookies, went down a treat.
Our only regret was that we only stayed 4 nights, we hope to visit again and hopefully for longer.
SERIOUSLY RECOMMEND THIS LOCATION & APARTMENT.
Great place to stay near St Andrews
An excelent, quiet and comfortable place to stay near St Andrews.
Warm welcome to a comfortable property
The Ballantynes were welcoming and friendly. The farmhouse wing was very comfortable and well provided for with everything one could need in the kitchen, bathroom, sitting room and bedroom.
Excellent and highly recommended
Wonderful homestay in Fife
A wonderfully kept holiday rental with a large bedroom, a spacious living room and a well equipped kitchen. Averil was a marvelous host--milk, wine and cookies were waiting for us.
Dunino is a lovely little hamlet in Fife and so well located to St Andrews and the East Neuk. High recommendations for this property.
Bramble Knowe is located about 10 minutes' drive from the famous West Sands of St. Andrews, and the quiet unspoilt beach of Kingsbarns, less than 10 minutes away by car. Tentsmuir Forest and beach is 20 minutes away.
The nearest airport is Edinburgh, about 50 miles away and 1 hour 30 minutes drive away.
Bramble Knowe is situated 4 miles from St Andrews and 4 miles from Anstruther.
In nearby St. Andrews, there are many interesting, privately owned shops; numerous cafes and restaurants; monthly farmers' markets; banks and supermarkets. Pittenweem (15 minutes away) has a wonderful collection of art galleries and an important art festival in August. Cambo House (15 minutes) has a snowdrop and tulip festival in the spring. Boat trips out to the Isle of May is a bird lovers' must. There is a well maintained coastal walk all the way round the coast here. Nearby National Trust properties include Kellie Castle and Hill of Tarvit.
Changeover Day: Saturday is our preferred changeover day but we are flexible. Arrival time is 3pm or later and departure time is 10am.