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Beautiful, Spacious 2 Bed Stables Conversion in Quiet Coastal Location

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Luxury Self-Catering Accommodation in Secluded Coastal Location - Pet Friendly.

The Old Stables at Strathairly Cottage offers luxury self-catering accommodation, sleeping 4 adults in a secluded coastal spot just outside the village of Upper Largo, gateway to the East Neuk of Fife. Fabulous enclosed gardens and access to beach.

Situated in a peaceful coastal spot within walking distance of the villages of Lower Largo and Upper Largo and with direct access to Largo Beach across an adjacent field, The Old Stables offers flexible accommodation for up to 4 adults over 2 floors. The cottage is located at the end of a long private drive within approximately 2.5 acres of gardens and is surrounded by arable farmland with no traffic to disturb the tranquillity.

The ground floor accommodation comprises of a large dining kitchen, living room with wood burner and patio doors to private patio and enclosed south facing garden looking towards the coast. In addition there is a utility room with washer and dryer and downstairs toilet on the ground floor. On the upper floor there is a master room with king size bed and en-suite shower room. The second double bedroom can be configured as a twin room or double with king size bed. On the landing there is a family bathroom with over bath shower.

Additionally there is a table tennis table located in the garage adjacent to the cottage where there is also plenty of storage for push bikes.

Outside there is ample parking to the front of the property. To the rear there is a patio area with dining table and large fully enclosed south facing garden laid primarily to lawn – perfect for children and / or dogs – which looks towards the Firth of Forth. From the property there is direct access across the adjacent field to the Fife Coastal Path/Cycle Path and the stunning secluded beach which is a short walk of about 400m from the cottage. From the Fife Coastal path the village of Lower Largo is within easy walking distance and the other villages of the East Neuk can be accessed by foot or on bicycle.

15 minutes from St Andrews and within easy reach of over 20 golf courses means The Old Stables is in a perfect spot for a golfing holiday.

Local restaurants include The Peat Inn, Sangsters, Ostlers Close, The Cellar the 2008 award winning Anstruther Fish & Chip Restaurant. Within walking distance are the Upper Largo Hotel and The Crusoe Hotel and Railway Inn in Lower Largo.

Additional Information –

• WiFi

• Pet friendly

• All linen and towels provided

• Private Parking

• Freesat Television

• Woodburning Stove

• Central Heating

The lovely quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk such as Pittenweem (with its renowned arts festival), Anstruther, St. Monans and Crail, several good beaches such as at Elie and St. Andrews and the vast open spaces of the Lomond Hills are all within easy reach. In terms of visitor attractions, the area is well served by a number of National Trust for Scotland properties including Kellie Castle, Falkland Palace and Hill of Tarvit and there are some excellent restaurants and bars nearby.

Strathairly Cottage is a charming rural property, which dates from the 1740s when it was formerly the dower house to the Strathairly Estate. The lands of Strathairly are understood to have formed a Knights Templar encampment during medieval times. The house was extended to the north in 1911 in the ‘Arts and Crafts’ style to create the distinctive architectural style that exists today with the feature turret and crow stepped elevations.

Please note that the cottage is located at the far end of a 600m gravel track. We regularly drive down it in our Mini but it does have a few potholes (which we repair on a regular basis) so please get in touch if you have any concerns or questions re the track.

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Claire Stewart
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)


Charming Old Stable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

In bleak mid-winter what more can you ask for than very warm and comfortable accommodation.

From the moment you walk through the door into the kitchen everything is just perfect. It is very spacious ad extremely well equipped with a lovely welcoming food basket.

The lounge was so comfortable with a choice of high backed chairs or easy settee.

The Bedrooms upstairs were just superb and the beds so comfortable.

Have to say the dogs enjoyed roaming around the garden and we had plenty of room to play ball with them.

A truly superb holiday cottage and well situated for visiting all the lovely coastal villages and St Andrews if you have the time.

Of course all this is only possible because of the lovely hosts, thanks Claire

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Bandon, Oregon

Such a wonderful place, we are going back again !

  • 5 of 5

This property was beyond our expectations. I felt right at home as soon as we arrived. A basket from Claire made us feel even more welcome. Her home was very well equipped ,and we needed for nothing.

It is a lovely country spot, close enough so my husband could play a convenient round of golf at the Old Course. Also centrally located to tour Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands during our week stay.

I loved the beach right behind the house . It is a beachcomber's dream filled with all kinds of shells and beach glass.

So to prove how much we loved our stay last year, we just booked another week for this year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Old Stables. Despite it being January we had lovely weather and were able to take the dog over the field towards the beach and walk the coastal path to Lower Largo.

The house was cosy and had everything we needed, from a cafetière to a dishwasher and wifi.

Having a dog it was great to have a secure back garden to let him run around in.

The welcome pack left by Claire and Ian was much appreciated.

The East Neuk of Fife is yet another lovely part of Scotland, Elie, Crail, Pittenween along the coast and of course St Andrews.

A very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

Really good first impressions of the house and nothing let it down over the whole weekend. Nice and spacious with everything we needed. Some lovely little touches including a welcome hamper with some goodies and a basket full of logs for the fire which we loved! Beds were comfy, plenty towels etc. Kitchen was well equipped. Showers had good water pressure. We met Claire and Iain a couple of times and they were so friendly each time. A really short walk across the field of sheep to get down to the beach and even though it was cold outside, we had a great time exploring. It's a really short drive to get to some lovely places as well and St Andrews beach was great for a visit. All in all a great weekend away and would recommend this for a lovely quiet getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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A Wonderful Few Days

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a little later than anticipated on a frosty Saturday evening; however, this didn't stop the charming owner, Ian, from staying back in his own time and greeting us with a guided tour thrown in!

The cottage is utterly charming. It is apparent that a lot of care has gone in to its fitting out, decorating and well appointed facilities and equipment. The bed we had the pleasure of spending our nights in was genuinely exceptional. Unfortunately, my work means I''m no stranger to mattress testing so I really do speak from experience - fabulous.

The cottage was lovely and warm and was further enhanced by striking up the log burner in the lounge. Lots of logs provided of course!

We were also treated to a well stocked basket of goodies on arrival; something that set the tone for the rest of the stay.

If you are looking for a lovely retreat away from the madding crowds in an unspoilt landscape with easy access to beaches and walks; and if you are not averse to a spell of epicurean endeavour, knocking up a meal or two in a superbly well appointed kitchen, then you have found your perfect solution.

Truly wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage,great location,well equipped,lovely garden and brilliant walks on the beach for the dogs

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off Season 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017 - 2
23 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Season 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Leven in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to bedroom 1.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Ground floor cloakroom / toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size Bed - dual aspect. En-suite shower room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Twin Single or King Size Bedroom
  • 2 spacious bedrooms. En-suite king size double. Second bedroom can be set up as twin or with a king size double.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries

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