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Ground Floor Flat Ideal For Beach, Golf Or Country Breaks

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Lower Largo, Nr. St Andrews, Fife, Scotland - Centrally Located In Old Village

A charming apartment conveniently located in a quaint narrow lane, in the original part of an old fishing village 12 miles from St Andrews. Ideal for couples, families and people with mobility problems. The view from the lounge is over to the bridge and harbour. It is adjacent to an interesting inn, the village shop, a renowned hotel/restaurant, the pier, harbour and beach. Known as the East Neuk this is an area of outstanding natural beauty with picturesque villages and sandy beaches dotted all along the coast. The Fife Coastal Path passes through the village. Fife is the home of golf with a huge choice of courses nearby. This is an ideal base for enjoying the beaches and sea air, relaxing amidst the quiet pace of village life. Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh are all within a 1 hour drive.

Neil Macdonald
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Neil Macdonald

We, Neil and Grace Macdonald have the good fortune to be based in Linlithgow but also to have access to this picturesque Fife fishing village. Other commitments (particularly at weekends) have greatly reduced our opportunities to fully enjoy the property as we have since our purchase in 2003, hence our decision to share the experience with visitors. The enthusiastic reaction of visiting family and friends from Britain and abroad reassured us that the flat was as comfortable and welcoming as we had always found it. Come and see what we mean!

Neil Macdonald purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Neil Macdonald chose Lower Largo

With no knowledge of Lower Largo we stumbled upon the village and immediately fell in love with the flat itself, as well as the surrounding beach, harbour and village pub and our first impressions have survived. Typically, although we had never heard of the village before driving through it for the first time, dozens of friends and acquaintances have since raved about the place with one work colleague who used to visit every summer as a child describing it as his "favourite place on earth!"

What makes this apartment unique

To enjoy a charming flat with so many attractions within such easy reach never fails to delight. Within 100 paces of the front door you can be breakfasting on the beach, dining in the Crusoe Hotel, sitting on a park bench overlooking the harbour, replenishing provisions in the local store, or enjoying a drink in the Railway Inn or its rear beer garden. All this in a village setting where locals and visitors alike rarely fail to say "Hello!" as they pass.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hamish, Aberdeen - My friend and I had a great time in this lovely village. We walked to the golf course everyday and the apartment was a fine and comfortable bolt hole at the end of the day outdoors.

Marc and Nicole, France - What a wonderful holiday we had. All very comfortable and the local people very friendly!
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lower Largo in Fife

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with electric shower, WC and pedestal basin, heated towel rail. Small dressing area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 : twin beds, wardrobe.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: With its thick walls and double glazing, the apartment is cosy and quiet. It is suitable for children and those with mobility difficulties. Well behaved pets are welcome. No smoking. Rent is INCLUSIVE of electricity. Outside: The flat is within 50 yards of the sandy beach, so you can enjoy your morning coffee watching the tide. A selection of picnic equipment and beach games is provided for your enjoyment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen and towels are supplied. The apartment will be fully cleaned at each changeover or weekly in the case of longer lets.


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Ground Floor Flat Ideal For Beach, Golf Or Country Breaks
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Lovely family break

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time staying in Lower Largo, the flat was perfect for a family of four and a great base for exploring different areas in fife.

Neil and Grace have made the flat feel very homely and provide everything you need to make your stay more enjoyable.

Would definitely recommend this to others and will hopefully return in the future.

Thank you


  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Leipzig, Germany

Tolle Lage, kurzer Weg zum Wasser

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben die Unterkunft zu viert genutzt und hauptsächlich zum schlafen, da wir jeden Tag unterwegs waren. Wer Luxus oder ähnliches erwartet, sollte sich ehr ein Hotelzimmer in einer Großstadt nehmen. Es ist alles vorhanden was man braucht.

Für schlecht Wettertage, hat man ein Radio, Gesellschaftsspiele,DVD's, Bücher zum Zeitverteib.

Ehr für Leute die Unterwegs sind und eine Unterkunft zum schlafen suchen.

Es gibt zwei Zimmer zum Schlafen, eins mit einem Doppelbett und im anderen steht ein Bett und eine Zustellliege, die ist für große Menschen, etwas kurz. ;-) dieser Aspekt, war leider auf den Bildern nicht ersichtlich.

Was auf alle Fälle eine Umstellung ist, das man bevor man den Wasserkocher an macht oder andere Geräte, erst einen Schalter umlegen muss, damit Strom kommt. Das gleich gilt für die Dusche. Was einen den Umgang mit Strom viel bewusster macht. Dicken Pluspunkt.

Die Unterkunft liegt vom Wasser etwa 2 min zu Fuß entfernt. Direkt bei der Unterkunft ist ein Pub und auf der anderen Straßenseite gibt es ein Restaurant. Die Unterkunft liegt in einer ruhigen Seitengasse. Der Ort an sich ist eine kleine gemütliche, verträumter Ortsteil von Leven. Eine zauberhafte Ecke von Schottland direkt an der Nordsee.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Railway Inn
Nearest Golf
850 Metres
lundin Golf Club
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Cupar or Kirkcaldy
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Crusoe Hotel
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Metres
Largo Bay
Car: recommended


Adjacent to the flat is the long sandy beach of Largo Bay with healthy walks in either direction along the Fife Coastal Path. Seek out public transport to bring you back. There are many other beaches along the coast, including the one featured in 'Chariots of Fire'.


Lower Largo is I hour drive from Edinburgh Airport, while the nearest railway stations are at Kirkcaldy (20 minutes) and Leuchars (25 minutes). Buses run for Glasgow or Edinburgh to the village - check details.


Supermarkets can be found just 3 miles away in Leven. A well stocked local shop is adjoined to the flat with further shops and services at Lundin Links, all within walking distance. St Andrews is a delight with many independent shops to tempt you.

Further Details:

The small village of Lower Largo is famous as the birthplace of the real life Robinson Crusoe, whose statue is prominently displayed in the village. There are many places to go and things to do in and around the East Neuk and something to suit everyone. St Andrews is a delight to visit, including the Botanic gardens, Craigton Park and the Aquarium. Heading back to the East Neuk you can venture into the Secret Bunker or the Scottish Fisheries Museum. There are several castles open to the public during the summer season. Coastal routes round the East Neuk give spectacular views. East Fife is the ideal location for a holiday for couples of all ages, as well as families. There is an abundance of award winning and family friendly restaurants within the area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lower Largo, Scotland

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

High-season, seven nights lets, run from 4pm entry on one Saturday until 10am departure on the following Saturday. For all other shorter lets appropriate entry and departure times will be communicated at the time of booking.

To secure a booking clients must pay a deposit of £100 with the balance being paid 4 weeks before entry. Payment can be made by internet banking transfer or by cheque. When final payment has been received, details of key collection, entry, parking, etc are sent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.