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Beautiful, Spacious 2 Bed Stables Conversion in Quiet Coastal Location

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Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Mar-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.

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About the Owner

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

27 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I visited on my own with two dogs and loved every minute (admittedly helped by unseasonal warm weather which was unexpected, but very welcome) Perfect location to visit East Neuk's attractions, but beware ...like me you may want to leave the car parked at the door, walk on the beach (usually deserted) and coastal path then return to the luxury, peace and tranquility of the Old Stables. Great hosts and possibly the best holiday cottage I have ever used.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

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
5

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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5

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
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5

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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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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
£450
 
 
Easter 2017 - 2
23 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£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
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£80
£450
 
 
Off Season 2 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
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£55
£375
 
 
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
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£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
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£80
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 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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