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Country Cottage Near Auchtermuchty

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Auchtermuchty, Cupar, Fife, Scotland - Rural Location Ideal For Walking And Cycling, Or Just Enjoying A Relaxing Break

Bluebell Cottage is a South facing, bright and comfortably furnished, ground floor accommodation. There is off road parking for 2 cars and an enclosed grassed garden to the front with beautiful open views. 1/2 a mile away is Pitmedden Forest with many walk/cycle routes and picnic tables. The village of Auchtermuchty is 1/2 a mile away with pubs, shops and cafes. Auchtermuchty was the adopted home for Sir Jimmy Shand MBE, MA who was a famous Scottish accordionist and dance band leader in the 1950/60's. Bluebell Cottage was the music room for Jimmy Shand and is named after his 1955 chart topping hit the "Bluebell Polka". The village has a bronze statue in honour of this late great musician. Today the famous musical talents to come from the village are The Proclaimers.

Lynne Hoggan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Perth in Fife

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom bath with shower over, toilet, wash basin in vanity unit, mirror, shaver point, heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside tables, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair drier. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside tables, built in wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: No smoking inside the cottage 2 dogs allowed No dogs in bedrooms Outside: Rear fenced chipped area with rotary drier. South facing fenced front garden with lawn and flower beds, shed to store bikes, BBQ (no coals provided), garden furniture provided. A quite pleasant area for sitting outside to enjoy the views with a coffee or wine. If you are lucky you will see deer, pheasants and other wildlife in the surrounding fields. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels provided (including beach towels). Linen and towels changed weekly. Other: Travel cot available. High chair available. First basket of logs provided.


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Country Cottage Near Auchtermuchty
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Moline,I'll USA

Beautiful Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this beautiful cottage provided us with an authentic Scottish experience. It is beautifully decorated and anything you might need is provided. Lynne and Mike are friendly , welcoming ,and very helpful. This was our first trip to Scotland. It provided us with a central location for travel. It is an easy walk to the village for dinner, a drink at the local pub, and grocery supplies. If you are a hiker, a forrest with numerous trails is a fun option. We highly recommend this Scottish cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and well-supplied cottage with spacious views of rolling fields and hills.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well supplied cottage with all amenities. Lovely views and local walks. We played 'Bluebell Polka' with guitar and two fiddles to honour Jimmy Shand! Saw red squirrels in the nearby woods, and deer jumping fences.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Views

  • 4 of 5

Great cottage, home from home.

Lovely and clean, the owners are helpful, and the cottage is all that you expect it to be.

As soon as we arrived the cottage felt welcoming and homely with little personal touches, lovely secure garden for the dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect, it had everything the Doctor ordered.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet country retreat to retire to after a days Adventure- Kayaking/Archery/Mountain Biking, touring Castles or Golf at all the local budget priced courses(we paid only £9 up to £16 each for 18 holes).

Although owners live next door you wouldn't know it - total privacy, my two sons and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay sleeping in comfy beds every night after our adventure holiday.

Munro hunting, Kayaking 30 mins away, Mountain biking, Archery and not forgetting the Golf...we were able to attempt all this from this central location.

Spectacular views from the front of the property over the Leven Hills, everyday the painting changed with the weather at sunrise & sunset at 23:00 (unbelievably long daylight hours).

The Cycle pub in town is only a short walk downhill, uphill on the way back sobers you up!

The mighty midge didn't even bother us in this area.........

Of course we intend to return annually for a father / sons break if Lynne will have us.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much David for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Thanks also for the feedback about little things we could do, we're always keen to improve, the cottage is now the proud owner of a colander! Look forward to welcoming you again. Lynne
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Scotland at its best

  • 5 of 5

The 4 of us initial expression has we crossed the threshold was "WOW". We enjoyed every single moment we spent in the cottage.

The cottage design, the flooring, the furniture, the kitchen, was better than we expected and more than we hoped.


  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well equipped, good parking

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well equipped cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Nearest beaches:

St Andrews (20 miles)

Aberdour (29 miles)


Car necessary

Edinburgh Airport (35 miles)

Dundee Airport (22 miles)

Glasgow Airport (67 miles)

Train Stations:

Ladybank (5 miles)

Cupar (9 miles)

Kirkcaldy (14 miles)

Perth (18 miles)


M90 (Junction 8) (7 miles)


The village of Auchtermuchty is 1/2 a mile away where you will find pubs, cafes, shops, post office, chemist and doctors and children's playparks. Auchtermuchty has 2 cash dispensing machines but no bank.

Further Details:

Bluebell Cottage is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, as you have magnificent countryside right on your door step, a 1/2 mile walk will take you to Pitmedden Forest which has numerous marked walk/cycle ways to explore, with picnic tables on route. The Lomond Hills are only 3 miles away shadowing the historic village of Falkland with it's Royal Palace, listed building's and narrow wynd's. Falkland also has pubs, restaurants, tea rooms, craft/gift shops and an organic farm shop. There is so much to see and do in the area Sea Life Centre in St andrews (30 mins) The Deer Centre near Cupar (15 mins) Deep Sea World in North Queensferry (40 mins). You are also within driving distance of Dundee (40 mins) Edinburgh city centre (1 hr) Pitlochry (50 mins). Auchtermuchty holds a Music Festival yearly in August.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Perth, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
26 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking. Provisional bookings are held for 7 days only. The remaining 50% is payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. For bookings made less than 6 weeks before arrival the total amount is payable. We accept payment by Bank Transfer or Cheque.
Bookings will be confirmed in writing.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Saturday during July/August all other times flexible.
Arrival from 3pm
Departure 10am

Notes on prices:
Please note when we offer a weekend/short break there is a 3 night minimum stay at £75 per night. Sorry we cannot offer weekend/short breaks in July and August unless we have late availability. Please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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