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The Beehouse, Secret Rural Gem close to St Andrews golf courses and beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Dairsie, Nr. St Andrews, Fife, Scotland - Peaceful Location Just 10 Minutes' Drive To St Andrews & Its Famous Golf Courses

The Beehouse is a beautifully presented three bedroom holiday house located just a short drive from the historic burgh of St Andrews, famous for its world class golf courses and stunning beaches. The property forms part of a recently converted steading building adjacent to the owners' home; with three double bedrooms (one downstairs) and three bathrooms it is ideal for families, golfers and couples alike. The house was completed in August 2012 and retains many original features including a quirky backdrop to the woodburning stove in the living room; recessed stone 'beeboles' where old-fashioned straw beehives were over-wintered. The Beehouse enjoys breathtaking south-facing views across arable farmland and woodland and is in a very peaceful private location. There is a patio area accessed from the open plan living/dining/kitchen area and an area of garden for use of guests. Well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement with the owners and at a nominal fee of £20 per pet. Please note that short lets of a minimum of 3 nights are welcome and please contact the owner for correct quote for 4,5&6 night stays

Elizabeth Logan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Elizabeth Logan

Guy & Elizabeth Logan are owners of The Beehouse, and live in Dairsie Manse which is just adjacent with our two sons; Tom (14yrs) and Bruce (11yrs), our Labrador Tess (3 yrs) and cat Milo (6 yrs). We bought Dairsie Manse 11 years ago and fully renovated the 200 year old Georgian property to form a wonderful family home. In 2012 we developed the steading building which was a set of 'outbuildings' used to service the Manse in its day; coach house, wash room, stables, cattle stalls & hayloft. The Beehouse forms part of this conversion. Guy is from Fife, Elizabeth is a newcomer (of 20 years) from London, Sydney & USA. Both boys were born here.

Elizabeth Logan purchased this house in 2006

Why Elizabeth Logan chose Cupar

We bought our property here for the excellent quality of life, beautiful views & peace & tranquility as well as close proximity to St Andrews & the sea.

What makes this house unique

A holiday at The Beehouse will give you a super luxurious base from which to discover the wonders of St Andrews and Fife & beyond. Come and cosy up by the wood burner in the colder months or enjoy the stunning view from sunny south facing patio. You can wander around our beautiful garden & meet the chickens, our dog & cat.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cupar in Fife

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with power showers (with both handheld unit & drench rose) & bathtubs in both. One upstairs bathroom has a double shower. Downstairs bedroom has adjoining bathroom or 'wetroom' with power shower as above.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1,2 & 3 are all large double rooms with beds that can be made up as superking doubles or twin single beds. There is a bedroom on the ground floor & further 2 bedrooms upstairs; all enjoying stunning countryside views
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The Beehouse has 3 double bedrooms which can be made up as superking doubles or twin rooms. Each bedroom has a bathroom; two of which are ensuite and one is adjoining. The bathrooms have power showers with excellent pressure and the two ensuite bathrooms also have bathtubs, with Victoriana hand held shower units as well as taps. The sinks and WCs are integrated into a beautifully tiled wall unit. The kitchen/dining/living area is open plan with access to the patio and garden from the living area. There is a fabulous woodburning stove which will keep you cosy on the chillier days with the stone recessed 'beeboles' forming the backdrop. Outside: The Beehouse is set in a wonderful rural location adjacent to the owners' home down a very private driveway. Surrounding gardens belonging to the owners are mature with some fine trees and interesting shrubs. The Beehouse has its own private patio and area of garden directly outside the living area, as well as plenty of space for parking (covered parking also available if required). BBQ & outdoor furniture can be provided. Utility Room: The utility room is located upstairs and has a washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, clothes drying stand, ironing board & iron, as well as a full set of cleaning products & equipment Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen & towels included; the property is cleaned once a week or after every booking if a short stay. Other: The entrance hall has space for hanging coats and storing shoes and an under stairs cupboard for storage of golf clubs or other sporting equipment


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The Beehouse, Secret Rural Gem close to St Andrews golf courses and beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful, perfect for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house for its proximity to where me parents live. The pictures don't quite do it justice - the downstairs with the wood burning stove and the bee boles is filled with light as there are windows on all sides. The furnishings are top notch, the kitchen is well-stocked and the bathrooms have been finished to a very high standard. The views are beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear Beehousers ! It was lovely to meet you all & please do come again soon x
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The Beehouse - Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent weeks stay at The Beehouse. The house was very spacious and accommodated the six of us very comfortably. It was particularly nice to be able to take our dog with us. The views were outstanding. Elizabeth was a lovely host and was extremely helpful. This will become our rental of choice when visiting the beautiful East Neuk of Fife so much so that we have already rebooked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home located between St Andrew's and Cupar. Perfect for couples/families traveling together

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 13 night stay at The Bee House with fabulous hosts, Elizabeth and Guy. The house was everything and more that we were dreaming of, complete with 3 bedrooms with super king beds and lovely bathrooms. The bedding was so comfortable that my husband wants to buy it for our homes in the US!!! Cooking facilities are perfect for making daily breakfasts and great dinners, and the kitchen is stocked with everything you will need.

It is located close by major attractions and we were able to drive daily to visit the surrounding areas as well as wonderful restaurants...some of which were recommended by our hosts. The house is located in a peaceful area which allows for great walks in every direction.

The best part of this stay was Elizabeth and her lovely family who helped to make us feel right at home and helped us with our every need. She is an exceptional host and we already have recommended this location to our friends. I cannot say enough about how welcome we felt and how much we loved this stay. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a great place, beautifully designed, comfortable and homely. We had a fabulous weekend, enjoying the relaxing environment and the peace and quiet of the countryside.

The owners were lovely, friendly and accommodating.

It really is a secret rural gem!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gordon ! It was lovely to meet you all and please do come again soon. Elizabeth & Guy
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Beautiful scenery out every window!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your incredible property with us. So sorry we never got the chance to have a glass of wine, but our friends kept us busy! The Beehouse is perfectly appointed with everything we could possibly ask for. Every room had a serene, peaceful and relaxing view. Everywhere we went the people were so sweet and the small town's oozing with charm. It was nice having time to see our friends who live there and share Scotland with our friends from the States. We will be dreaming of the opportunity to return. Thank you. Jonny

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jonny & Co - it was so lovely to meet you all ! Please do come again if you are ever planning another Scottish trip. You are very welcome anytime Elizabeth & Guy
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
St Andrews
Car: recommended


The Beehouse is located near the North East Fife coastline and many beaches are easily accessed by car. Tentsmuir Forest & Kinshaldy Beach are 15 minutes' drive and can also be easily accessed by bicycle. The St Andrews beaches West & East Sands are 10 minutes' drive and many of the East Neuk fishing villages with a choice of sandy & pebble beaches are within a 1/2 hour drive. Award winning Kingsbarns Beach is 25 minutes away.


The nearest airports to The Beehouse include (international & national) Edinburgh (55 miles), Glasgow (100 miles) and (national) Dundee (13 miles). Local train stations include Cupar & Leuchars both within 3 miles, however it is recommended that use of a car is preferred.


St Andrews is 7 miles and Cupar 2 miles from The Beehouse. Dundee 12 miles. Edinburgh 55 miles, Glasgow 100 miles.

Further Details:

Situated just a 10 minute drive from St Andrews, The Beehouse is perfectly located for easy access to the town. St Andrews is not only steeped in history, it is also a cosmopolitan town buzzing with activity. World famously known as ‘The Home of Golf’, St Andrews offers the choice of 11 golf courses, including several championship courses and the Old Course is a frequent venue for The Open Championship. In addition to golf, visitors enjoy two magnificent beaches; the West and East Sands, popular for walking, bird watching & water sports. St Andrews also has a great selection of specialist shops and world class restaurants to suit all budgets. The Beehouse is also a perfect base from which to explore The Kingdom of Fife, with the Tay Estuary & Tentsmuir Forest, as well as the Lomond Hills, nearby Falkland and the local market town of Cupar amongst many other local attractions. Discover also, the East Neuk of Fife with its picturesque harbours, sheltered sandy beaches and wonderfully quirky architecture. The surrounding area of The Beehouse is a eclectic mix of golf, outdoor activities, beaches and stunning countryside, just waiting to be enjoyed by our guests! For families with children, and those explorers amongst you, the area is bursting with great day trips including:

St Andrews Byre Theatre

St Andrews Botanic Gardens

St Andrews Aquarium

St Andrews Cathedral & Castle

Cairnie Fruit Farm & Mega Maze

The Scottish Deer Centre

Falkland Palace & Gardens

Fife Animal Park

Elie Watersports & Bike Hire

Boat Trips to the Isle of May

Scotland’s Secret Bunker

Fife Coastal Path

St Andrews has a great range of shops & restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets and both St Andrews and Cupar have supermarkets and specialist food shops, banks, pharmacies etc.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Payment:A deposit of £150 - £200 (sterling)on each week booked is payable at the time of booking in order to secure the booking. The balance is payable 6 weeks before the booked holiday dates. Payment is by secure on-line bank transfer or cheque; regrettably credit/debit cards cannot be accepted.
*** LOW SEASON DEALS ON SHORT TERM LETS November 2014- February 2015 Weekends (Friday - Monday: 3 nights £415) Weekdays (Monday - Friday 4 nights £395) Quote 'Beehouse Winter Warmer' ***

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is generally Saturday but we can be flexible! Check in after 4pm, check out by 10am.

Notes on prices:
*** LOW SEASON DEALS ON SHORT TERM LETS November 2014- February 2015 Weekends (Friday - Monday: 3 nights £415) Weekdays (Monday - Friday 4 nights £395) Quote 'Beehouse Winter Warmer' ***

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.