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Beautiful Period Apartment with Sea Views on Fife Coast with easy links to City

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
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People
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Apartment in Dysart, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Central Scotland

John McDouall Stuart View is an ideal stopping-off point if you are en-route to the Highlands, looking for close links to Fife's world-famous golf courses, or walking the Fife Coastal Path.

John McDouall Stuart was born in this house in 1815 and later emigrated ‘down under’ where he led the first expedition to cross Australia from south to north in 1862. He is a celebrated figure in Australia, where he has a 950-mile highway named after him. The holiday apartment occupies the upper two floors of a three-storey B-listed building. The rooms have been decorated in keeping with the style of the building, retaining period features, such as the window shutters.

There is a spacious living/dining area, with a large dining table that seats 6, and plenty of comfortable seating where you can relax and take in the breath-taking views out to sea. There is a TV with DVD player.

Off the living room is a well-equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and fridge. A washing machine/dryer is located in a cupboard off the living room.

On the upper floor is a comfortable twin bedroom with sloped ceiling and lovely sea views.

There is also a modern bathroom with toilet, sink and shower on the upper level.

Freshly-laundered towels and bed-linen are all provided.

The apartment is accessed via an external stone staircase. There is no lift access.

This is a non-smoking property and we do not allow pets.

There is plenty of parking on the street outside the apartment.

The apartment is owned by Fife Historic Buildings Trust, a local Building Preservation Trust. It is a company limited by guarantee and has charitable status. It was formed in 1997 primarily for the purpose of saving and restoring historic buildings in Fife which are at risk. We are very proud of our beautiful historic building and would love to welcome you here.

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Owner
Beth Ross
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Beth Ross

The apartment is owned by Fife Historic Buildings Trust, a local Building Preservation Trust. It is a company limited by guarantee and has charitable status. It was formed in 1997 primarily for the purpose of saving and restoring historic buildings in Fife which are at risk. We are very proud of our beautiful historic building and would love to welcome you here.

Beth Ross purchased this apartment in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

"John McDouall Stuart View was beautifully furnished and very well-equipped, in a picturesque setting. It was exactly as described in the listing, with a parking space a few yards away and marvellous views over the Firth of Forth." - Guest review
Aug 2013
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

4

Stunning Views

  • 4 of 5

The apartment in Dysart was beautiful and exceeded our expectations. It was well stocked with all the things we needed. When we arrived there were lovey fresh flowers on the table and coffee and tea in the kitchen. The beds were very comfortable. It was a charming place to be as we explored the Fife area of Scotland. The water front in front of the place was just beautiful and great for evening walks and pictures.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed exploring the coast.
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5

Beautiful cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Dysart. The cottage had everything we needed, great views, a quiet location and so much history. Lovely walk in Ravenscraig Park past the Harbourmasters House and so convenient for Kirkcaldy and the rest of Fife. Would certainly want to stay here again if we were coming back to the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely well presented property

  • 4 of 5

Our first impressions of this propertyfrom outside was wow and this impression continued when we went in . Everything you can possibly need is on the property clean and tidy nice and quite and fantastic location for touring near and far . Lovely walks to . We hope to be back soon .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please do come back soon. We'd love to welcome you!
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5

Truly a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I think my son said it best when he said, "It's like having a new home and we didn't have to move!" We really had want for nothing while we were there. The apartment was fully furnished. The kitchen had all the tools and supplies we needed, even salt and pepper! The gift of fresh bread was so sweet, made me feel welcomed as if a friend had left it. I loved the literature that was there in the book case which provided some local history. I loved the idea that I was in a building that was rescued and renovated. And the rates were very reasonable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for helping us to preserve the history of the building and the legacy of explorer John McDouall Stuart.
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John McDouall Stuart View, Dysart

  • 5 of 5

We have recently enjoyed a very pleasant stay at the Dysart apartment. The house is lovely with super views out to sea, watching the ships and lights across the bay was great. A very well equipped place and very comfy beds It was very interesting reading about the adventures of John Stuart, what an amazing man. We found the area very good for coastal walks especially getting the bus to Burntisland and returning along the Fife Coastal path, an eight mile walk. We also found everyone we came in contact with very pleasant and friendly. I must also say thanks for our lovely flowers and welcome goodies, superb.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Easter weekend

  • 5 of 5

booked this quite last minute because I was intrigued by the History associated with the house and we loved it!

beautiful spacious property which had everything you could need for a real home from home experience.

really lovely touch in being left wine, bread, milk, flowers AND an Easter egg which were much appreciated

loved all the leaflets on the local area and the binoculars which we used to scan the sea all weekend

would highly recommend this wee gem of a flat which is a great base from which to explore the east neuk of Fife

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are really delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed exploring our lovely coastline. We hope to welcome you again!
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Location

The Duchess of Kirkcaldy
"The Duchess is a bar, which serves throughout the day and into the evening. The bar regularl..."
Kirkcaldy
"Access to Highlands, Edinburgh, Dundee and London"
The Harbourmaster's House
Marino's La Passione
"Beautiful food"

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£156
for 3 nights
From
£52
£284
 
 
Special offer for March 2016
1 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£144
for 3 nights
From
£48
£252
 
 
Spring 2017
19 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£303
 
 
Early Summer 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£183
for 3 nights
From
£61
£336
 
 
Summer 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£216
for 3 nights
From
£72
£394
 
 
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£183
for 3 nights
From
£61
£336
 
 
Winter
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£153
for 3 nights
From
£51
£284
 
 
Christmas 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£216
for 3 nights
From
£72
£394
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:
Christmas and New Year 2015/16 still available!

For direct bookings, we ask for £100 deposit to secure the booking, with the balance due a month before your visit. Payment is by credit card or BACS transfer.
Please contact owner for more details.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but we can be flexible, depending on our other bookings.


Notes on prices:
Short-breaks available from £65 per night.
Ideal for business people as well as holiday-makers.

Minimum 3-night stay.
Longer-term lets also considered.

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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kirkcaldy in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a modern bathroom with toilet, sink and shower on the upper level
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: On the upper floor is a comfortable twin bedroom with sloped ceiling and lovely sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have left some mementos and books for those interested in John McDouall's legacy. There is electric central heating. All electricity is included. Freshly-laundered towels and bed-linen are all provided. The apartment will be cleaned for your arrival.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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