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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


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

Claire Stewart
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Leven in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)


Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

Before I say anything else I just want to say thank you to both Ian and Claire for such a fantastic break. It has been a very long time since we have enjoyed ourselves so much on a short break and it must be said that it was down to Claire and Ian's great efforts.

First of all the location is set in an excellent traveling distance from a number of amenities. The beech is only a stones throw away and when we were there we the full stretch all to ourselves which was just fantastic for walking and for letting loose our very excitable Huskies.

St Andrews is only a 25 minute drive away with all the shopping needs you will require to stock up the fridges and cupboards for your stay. There are some lovely walks right from the front doorstep and plenty more if you are willing to take very short drives to their locations. You will never be short of something to do.

The cottage itself is beautifully maintained and all I can say is that whenever we were looking for something you would have expected to see in your own home you just had to open a drawer or a cupboard drawer and bingo it was there - brilliant Claire! This saved us so much time and there wasn't a 'tut' to be heard.

The property is immaculate and there is a beautifully enclosed garden which was just perfect for our two dogs. We spent some lovely sunny days sitting in the garden listening to the sounds of nature without a car engine or horn in range. This was one of the most relaxing breaks we have had for years.

The cottage has a great layout with all the mod cons you would expect and all in excellent working order, it has excellent facilities, actually far more than I would have expected (we very often found ourselves opening a cupboard and commenting 'great! they have one!).

We would highly recommend staying at this beautifully situated venue and I can say with absolute certainty that Claire and Ian will provide you with some great memories to take home. We will definitely be back to stay again, just for longer next time.

Duncan & Bianca (and Hugo & Mylo of course!)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5





  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Beautiful, cosy and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The Old Stables is a beautifully fitted and located cottage. The owners provided excellent pre-arrival support and the cottage was in order upon arrival - including added touches of a welcome hamper and all household necessities. A 15 minute walk across the field leads to the beach. The log supply was fantastic and we made excellent use of the log burner on a couple of nights. Excellent location for exploring Fife - or just relaxing in the cottage and grounds.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The MOST wonderful cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 9 nights and felt completely relaxed form the moment we arrived.There were Roe deer in the fields as we drove down to the cottage and we saw so many birds in the gardens. The lovely, sandy and quiet beach is just a field away and there are sea views from the cottage and gardens. Inside the cottage is very well equipped and comfortable and a welcome pack was a really nice touch. The area in general has so much to do and all very close by. We visited the Isle of May nature reserve, Tentsmuir forest, National Trust for Scotland properties at Falkland Palace, Hill of Tarvit and Kellie Castle. We also did some lovely walks to Elie and Lower Largo directly from the cottage. St Andrews was also a lovely day out. There was more that we just did not have time to do and this really is the sort of cottage that you need some time to relax in and enjoy the gardens. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful three days

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage from which to revisit a beautiful part of the UK. Comfortable and well equipped, good views and gardens. Just a short stay needs a longer one to look forward to! Many thanks. Geoff from Worcestershire.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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
Off Season 2 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 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

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £10

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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