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Beautiful, Spacious 2 Bed Stables Conversion in Quiet Coastal Location

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Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Claire Stewart
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

21 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

STUNNING COUNTRY COTTAGE

  • 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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great cottage & location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful few days , cottage was so cosy & well equipped, best cottage we have stayed in. Great location, loved having coastal footpath so close . Will definitely book again in the future

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and had everything you need ,the welcome pack was a bonus,our party had the most fantastic time walking along the costal path and the beach.Petra our dog also had the time of her life,it was very dog friendly.Thank you so much Clair we had the most unforgettable holiday,,we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property in a truly peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property which was exceptionally clean with attention to the detail which makes a holiday easy. The location is very peaceful but accessible for all local amenities. Being able to walk from the door is a bonus and we and our dog loved every minute of the holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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An idyllic retreat

  • 5 of 5

One word to describe our stay here, lush! There was a lovely welcome pack with a hand written note from Claire and Ian, a nice personal touch. The cottage is oozing charm and character, is very comfortable and well kitted out. The beds are worth a specific mention - very comfortable. The enclosed rear garden is secure and has a gas BBQ which is ideal for a nice sunny evening. Can't recommend The Old Stables highly enough

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh Airport at 37 Miles Nearest Barpub : Crusoe Hotel / Railway Inn / Upper Largo Hotel at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Charleton Golf Course / Lundin Links Golf Course at 1.1 Miles Nearest Train : Markinch at 9 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Crusoe Hotel / Railway Inn / Upper Largo Hotel at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Largo Bay at 400 Metres

The Old Stables Strathairly Cottage is set in a charming and private rural situation, a short distance to the east of Upper Largo and about a five mile drive to the west of Elie. Surrounded by some breaktakingly attractive countryside and with some fine views over Largo Bay and the Forth Estuary to East Lothian and the hills beyond, the house is well positioned for access to both Edinburgh and St. Andrews as well as Fife’s famous East Neuk.

Good local services and facilities are on hand in Lower Largo, Lundin Links, Elie and Leven with a wider offering available in the cosmopolitan St. Andrews and also the bustling Fife county market town of Cupar, both about a fifteen minute drive to the north of the property. In terms of cities Dundee and Perth are within comfortable driving distance, with Edinburgh about thirty nine miles by road to the south.

The Old Stables at Strathairly Cottage provides access to an area of particularly outstanding and varied countryside with hill, wood, river, farmland and lovely coastline all close by. The surrounding landscape provides an ideal environment for an array of wildlife and presents a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling, sailing and riding all readily available.

Largo Bay and The Fife Coastal path can be accessed by a pedestrian right of access over the neighbouring field.

It is perhaps golf for which Fife is most famous however with numerous top courses in a comparatively small area including the world renowned Old Course at St. Andrews which plays regular host to the Open championship, with the next scheduled visit being the summer of 2015.

Shooting and fishing may also be taken locally. 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.

Communications are excellent with Edinburgh, easily accessible by car and a regular train service from Markinch and Kirkcaldy (direct services to London and Aberdeen), Edinburgh Airport offers direct flights to Europe and an increasing number of international destinations and is about forty-five minutes away by road. Dundee airport operates a range of short haul flights.

DESCRIPTION

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.

Prices and 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
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£375
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£450
 
 
Easter 2017 - 2
23 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£450
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Off Season 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£375
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£500
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
£425
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite to bedroom 1.
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Ground floor cloakroom / toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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