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One bedroom self catering apartment near the East neuk of Fife.

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

1 Bedroom Apartment In A Quiet Coastal Village

The living room has seating for 5 and a small dining area for 4. There is a wall mounted flat screen TV with freeview and a selection of books and board games.

The bedroom has a double bed and fold out double sofa bed. There is a hairdryer and bedlinen & towels are provided.

The kitchen is galley styled with integrated oven & hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle & toaster.

The bathroom has an over the bath power shower and heated towel rail.

Outside the back of the apartment, there is fenced in seating area (shared with next door neighbour) overlooking a small woodland.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Neil Hanafin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Neil Hanafin

My name is Neil, I live near the apartment with Janet and our daughter Abby. We have lived and worked here all our lives so we have a good knowledge of the area.

Neil Hanafin purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Neil Hanafin chose Fife & St Andrews

We bought this apartment because we love this area. Its a few minutes walk to both the beach and woods, and the villagers are so friendly.

What makes this apartment unique

We stay and work very close by so if you should need anything or encounter any problems we can quickly help.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very comfortable stay here. This holiday apartment is warm and homely. Decorated to a high standard, clean and had everything that we needed. Thank you for our stay.
Nov 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very comfortable stay here. This holiday apartment is warm and homely. Decorated to a high standard, clean and had everything that we needed. Thank you for our stay.
Nov 2014
  • 1 of 13

19 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Very quiet flat, accessible location.

  • 4 of 5

Good standard and more than worth the price. Everything a couple could want. Even has arrangement with business across the road allowing private off road parking.. We didn't get the good weather but the location is excellent for accessing all Fife has to offer, including the Coastal Path that runs through the town. We needed the heating and hot shower, and the system makes it cosy, even on overcast drizzly (but romantic) Scottish summer days and nights. Despite being in flatted building, the access is private and it was very quiet and peaceful. The town has basic little shops and food outlets, just yards away, but the addition recently of an artisan ice cream and cheesecake parlour should add to the appeal....owner take note and maybe add a flyer to the good info pack already provided.? ...

Bath with overhead shower were fine but it's a bit tight in terms of mouverability, if one is just slightly stiff and not in prime of life...it probably would benefit from refit as more accessible shower only...might be on their to do list at some stage. Again though, that's just a suggested improvement as it was perfectly usable and v. clean. The bedroom is big and could accommodate a child sharing on a putyouup bed. Kitchen is v well provided and the little outside sitting area would have been used more if we'd got the week before,'s weather! We'd love to use the flat again when next up there, suited us well.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An Amazing holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely holiday home with all the necessary things. Absolutely enjoyed our stay. Would definitely come back and stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Break

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely a fantastic place both Neil and Janet were lovely people nothing to much trouble for them. I can't recommend this place enough its so homely very clean and tidy... To say its on the main road you do not hear the traffic. It is a bit out of the way but the buses run regularly and it is a lovely little village plus everything is within easy reach. We will be back no problem

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location and has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property with everything that you could need for a comfortable stay. It's a perfect location for exploring the surrounding area - we had a fantastic time exploring the fishing village along the East Neuk coast and had an incredible time at St Andrews. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

very good

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Very friendly people.

Would visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place to Stay in the Kingdom of Fife

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has it all - good size, clean, well stocked kitchen, good Wi-Fi and TV service, quiet, and a great location along the coast of the Kingdom of Fife. The owners were nearby, making them very accessible for questions and assistance. Travel time is less than an hour to Edinburgh by car, and even closer to St. Andrews. Only downside is limited mobile signal.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought this apartment because we love this area. Its a few minutes walk to both the beach and woods, and the villagers are so friendly.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh Airport at 28 Miles Nearest Barpub : Wemyss Central Inn at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Rosyth Ferry Port at 21 Miles Nearest Golf : Leven Links at 4.5 Miles Nearest Train : Kirkcaldy Train Station at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A955 Nearest Restaurant : Wells Green Golf Range & Restaurant at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : Midlothian Ski Sprts Centre at 38.4 Metres Nearest Beach : East Wemyss Beach at 0.2 Miles Car: recommended

Balmara is a spacious, self catering, 1 bedroom, ground floor apartment within 5 minutes walking distance of all local amenities:

Spar Convenience store & Post Office, East Wemyss Pharmacy, Spicey Bites Take -Away, Jim's Pit Stop Café, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Hair Gallery , Library, Wemyss Central Inn, Bowling Club, Dog Grooming Parlour & Alistair Buchan Car Garage.

The apartment is conveniently located a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh International Airport and a 10 minute drive from Kirkcaldy Train Station.

There is also a regular bus service running in both coastal directions giving good access to Leven, St.Andrews and the East Neuk area of Fife and also Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, Edinburgh etc.

Fife has many Golf Courses and this area will appeal to the keen golfer. We are also a 5 minute drive from Wellsgreen Golf Range, where you can practice your swing or just pop in for a bite to eat in the restaurant overlooking the course.

East Wemyss is situated on the Fife Coastal Path, and is home to the ancient Wemyss caves & Macduff Castle. The rugged coastline provides stunning walks and plenty of rockpools to explore for marine life.

With excellent road links you can easily explore the many golf courses, fishing villages, museums, theatres, shops and other leisure facilities around Fife.

The Wemyss area has lots of gorgeous coastal and woodland walks leading to the neighbouring villages of West Wemyss and Coaltown. There are guided walks once a month from the Environmental Centre (located in the Primary School) around the famous caves covered in ancient pictish carvings and the ruins of Mcduff Castle.

Our apartment could be an excellent base for your adventures, or perhaps you just need a friendly quiet place to relax and unwind.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
16 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£294
 
 
Nightly Rate
17 Jul 2017 - 17 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
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£65
£294
 
 
Nightly Rate
18 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
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£65
£294
 
 
Nightly Rate
22 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
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£65
£294
 
 
Nightly Rate
23 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£84
for 2 nights
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£42
£294
 
 
Nightly Rate
29 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£84
for 2 nights
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£42
£294
 
 
Nightly Rate
18 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
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£50
£294
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£90
for 2 nights
From
£45
£294
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The 50% deposit is non-refundable should you cancel your booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We stay and work very close by so if you should need anything or encounter any problems we can quickly help.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Budget

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has an over the bath power shower and heated towel rail.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedroom is spacious with a double bed and fold down sofa bed which will sleep 1 adult or 2 children. There is a double wardrobe with drawers and linen, towels and hairdryer are provided.

Outside

  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only