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

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

1 Bedroom Apartment In A Quiet Coastal Village

The apartment has its own front and back doors with small garden areas. 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.

Look for our facebook page Balmara Holiday Apartment for more information on the area.

More Details

Neil Hanafin
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

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 East Wemyss

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in East Wemyss in Fife

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Budget
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has an over the bath power shower and heated towel rail.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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One bedroom self catering apartment near the East neuk of Fife.
average rating of 4.6 based on 38 reviews

Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment a few miles away from central Kirkcaldy. A quiet location. The apartment had everything we needed. Due to bad weather couldn't explore our surrounding that much. Overall - very satisfied!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent apartment.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is exceptionally clean, spacious, inviting and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking. The back patio is a bonus. The owners obviously care about their property and their guests' well being; much appreciated. I'd suggest that you need a car so as to enjoy the beautiful Fife coast and generally visit the area.

East Weymss itself is small, with not much in terms of shops or pubs, except of course the lovely windy hilly roads down to the water, as well as the beautiful flowers everywhere.

The only thing I would suggest is a shower curtain to avoid wetting the floor if one has the shower head at an odd angle, plus another bath mat. Oh, and add to your information sheet that the parking is across the street (as it is only on the home away web site pictures), and also how to lock the back door (by lifting the handle up - we eventually worked that out).

All in all, a wonderful five nights.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Good location ,clean and comfy.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage was handy for us visiting relatives in the area.

  • 4 of 5

Property was clean and tidy however we did miss not having a clothes dryer. Certainly an affordable spotlessly clean property.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cozy little flat in a very quiet village. Lovely stay.

  • 4 of 5

This flat was well equipped with everything one needs. Clean and bright. Our only issue was a few spiders who popped up from time to time. Of street parking is great.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Wemyss Central Inn
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Rosyth Ferry Port
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Leven Links
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Kirkcaldy Train Station
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Wells Green Golf Range & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
38.4 Metres
Midlothian Ski Sprts Centre
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
East Wemyss Beach
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, The Wee Shed Café, The Perfect Scoop artisan ice-cream parlour and cafe, Hair Gallery , Ruby's Beauty Salon, Wemyss Central Inn, East Wemyss 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 & Availability

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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.