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Stunning Apartment with Seas Views with easy links to Edinburgh City

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom Apartment in Dysart Kirkcaldy, Fife, minutes from the beach

John McDouall Stuart View is located in the quiet village of Dysart. Within the apartment 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. Within the living room there is a Smart TV with DVD player, a selection of DVD’s and books. The lounge area has one armchair and a three seater couch.

Off the living room is a well-equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and fridge. Within the kitchen you will find all of the essentials that you would need in a kitchen, including tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper. A washing machine/dryer is located in a cupboard off the living room.

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

The bed can be made up as a super-king bed or two singles. (Please confirm which set up you would like). We can provide a third guest with a camp bed set up in the bedroom as well. There is also a modern bathroom with toilet, sink and shower on the upper level next to the bedroom.

Freshly-laundered towels and bed-linen are all provided. There is a cot, high chair and camp bed available on request

The apartment on the first and second floors of the property, the first floor is accessed via an external stone staircase. Within the main hallway there is a second flight of stairs to the bedroom and bathroom. 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 and on the high street behind the property.

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.

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.

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.

More Details

Owner
Beth Bell
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Beth Bell

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.

We have three holiday apartments: Kinghorn Town Hall, John McDouall Stuart View - Dysart and Cupar Burgh Chambers.

Beth Bell purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Beth Bell chose Fife

The apartment is nice and peaceful, and Dysart is a lovely place to visit if you just want to relax or if you want to use it as a base whilst you visit various places throughout Scotland.

At Fife Historic Buildings Trust, our focus is restoring historic buildings and giving them a new purpose. When we first restored John McDouall Stuart View, it was originally turened into a John McDouall Stuart Museum ran by Fife Council. The museum was unfortunatley not busy enough to remain open so FHBT took control of the property and converted it into an apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

The beautiful sea views across the Firth and Forth, really make this apartment shine. By staying in this property you will be contribute to the restoration of this and other historic properties throughout Fife.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fife in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , The bed can be split into two singles OR a double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 in a Superking Double or two singles, a camp bed is available for an additional guest, as well as a cot for a baby/toddler. Please confirm upon booking if you require the camp bed/cot as well as how you would like the main bed to be set up. Notes on bedrooms: On the upper floor is a comfortable double bedroom with sloped ceiling and lovely sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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.

Reviews

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Stunning Apartment with Seas Views with easy links to Edinburgh City
average rating of 4.64 based on 26 reviews
5

Would definitely stay again!

  • 5 of 5

The property was right next to the ocean and allowed for strolls along the rocky coast at any time. The village itself was rather quaint and nice and only an hour and half from Edinburgh by bus. Fairly easy to get everywhere without a vehicle. Upon our arrival we found a complimentary loaf of bread, some milk, and a bottle of wine to start us off. We also found several binders with information about the property and the surrounding village.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at John McDouall Stuart View. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Beth
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Loved the apartment, very welcoming and felt like home. Looking forward to our return in 2 weeks

  • 4 of 5

Perfect position and spectacular views. Kitchen well fitted out as we love cooking. Very comfy living area although couch not the best for bad backs. Loved the spaciousness and so clean and welcoming. So looking forward to return visit in 2 weeks

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind feedback, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at the apartment, we were happy to host you for two weeks during your stay. I have noted the comments regarding the sofa, and will work to have this rectified. I hope you both had a great time in Scotland, we hope to see you again in the future. Thanks Beth
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5

fife historic appartment

  • 5 of 5

well run-historic appt- excellent views of the sea and good access to the main roads -well worth a stay and a good cause to support

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments and for your booking. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and can see the good work that we as a charity is doing for the county of Fife as a whole (not just including bringing tourism to Fife via our holiday apartments). The apartment is indeed in an ideal location, a little out of the way from the busy town, but close enough to get anywhere quickly. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Thanks Beth
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Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with stunning views across the Forth , sunsets and sunrises like paintings. Quiet location and quaint Houses and historical Harbour. Steeped in history. Apartment clean and comfortable. If you are coming in winter bring your thermals and electric blanket. Would highly recommend... Central for transport link to explore Scotland.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Fiona, I am glad you enjoyed your stay in the apartment, we truly are blessed with the lovely views of the Forth and a quiet location to relax or wander down to the harbour. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Thanks Beth
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a peaceful, comfortable and clean apartment with great views, ideal for exploring the area. I'd definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Historic well kept building in an interesting location.

  • 4 of 5

A spacious well equipped house in quiet location overlooking The Firth of Forth.

The building has very steep outdoor steps and indoor stairs.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party
Anstruther Fish Bar
St Andrews Links
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Man L' The Rock
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Rosyth Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kirkcaldy
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Kirkcaldy
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
M90
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Marino’s La Passione Ristorante Pizzeria
Nearest Ski
68.5 Miles
Glenshee
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Ravenscraig
Car: recommended

John McDouall Stuart View apartment is located in the quiet historic village of Dysart, on the outside of Kirkcaldy in the Kingdom of Fife. Dysart is situated on the east coast of Scotland and the apartment is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Key scenes in Series 2 of 'Outlander' were filmed at Dysart Harbour. Wander around the harbour, have a coffee and cake in the Harbourmaster's House and see why this pretty seaside spot was picked as the setting for the Jacobite drama that has enthralled millions.

Within the village there is a small grocery shop, pharmacy, Post Office and a lovely kitchen deli farm shop called Nourish. Kirkcaldy is just a few minutes’ drive away and large supermarkets, high-street stores, bars and cafes can be found here.

Travel: Dysart is easily reached by road and is about a 45-minute drive from Edinburgh. Airlines that fly to Edinburgh from other parts of the UK include FlyBe, EasyJet, Ryanair and British Airways. There are several car hire companies at Edinburgh airport. There is plenty of space for parking on the street outside the apartment.

Golfers will find plenty to keep them busy! Fife boasts over 45 famous, historic and challenging golf courses. Dysart is about a 40 minute drive from the world-famous home of golf, St Andrews, with its seven courses, including the famous Old Course. Other courses nearby include Ladybank Golf Club, Lundin Golf Links and Scotscraig Golf Course. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship takes place over three venues - Kingsbarns, the Old Course at St Andrews and Carnoustie in Angus - every October.

The beautiful fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie are easily reached by car, as are the historic towns of Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy.

Kirkcaldy railway station is a 10-minute drive away and provides easy access to Edinburgh and the north. From Kirkcaldy station, which is only a few minutes’ drive away, there is a frequent train service across the famous Forth Bridge, straight into the heart of Edinburgh. In the capital you can visit the famous Castle, Edinburgh Zoo, Sir Walter Scott's Monument, the Scottish Parliament Buildings, and the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland. In the summer, take in a show at the famous Edinburgh Festival or military Tattoo. There is high-street and designer shopping on Princes Street and George Street, or you can enjoy the many bars, cafes and restaurants before returning by train to put your feet up in your ‘coastal retreat’!

Distances:

The nearest town, Kirkcaldy is just a few minutes by car.

Edinburgh - 26 miles

St. Andrews - 22 miles

Dundee - 30 miles

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fife, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£372
 
 
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
From
£77
£446
 
 
Early Autumn 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£372
 
 
Oct - Dec 18
30 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£372
 
 
XMAS New Year 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£460
 
 
Jan - Apr 19
8 Jan 2019 - 4 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£183
for 3 nights
From
£61
£350
 
 
Easter Hols 19
5 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£400
 
 
April - Jul 19
23 Apr 2019 - 4 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£375
 
 
Summer Hol 19
5 Jul 2019 - 9 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£234
for 3 nights
From
£78
£500
 
 
Golf Event 19
10 Sep 2019 - 23 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£372
 
 
Sep - Dec 19
24 Sep 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£355
 
 
Xmas/NY 19/20
21 Dec 2019 - 6 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£507
 
 
6 Jan - 9 Apr 20
7 Jan 2020 - 9 Apr 2020
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
From
£63
£368
 
 
Easter Hols 20
10 Apr 2020 - 27 Apr 2020
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
£420
 
 
28 Apr - 3 Jul 20
28 Apr 2020 - 3 Jul 2020
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
£391
 
 
Summer 2020
4 Jul 2020 - 4 Sep 2020
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£420
 
 
5 Sep - 9 Oct 20
5 Sep 2020 - 9 Oct 2020
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
£372
 
 
Oct Hols 20
10 Oct 2020 - 26 Oct 2020
3 night minimum stay
£213
for 3 nights
From
£71
£378
 
 
27 Oct - 18 Dec
27 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
From
£63
£367
 
 
xmas/ny 20/21
19 Dec 2020 - 5 Jan 2021
3 night minimum stay
£243
for 3 nights
From
£81
£532
 
 
6 Jan - 1 Apr
6 Jan 2021 - 1 Apr 2021
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£386
 
 
Easter Hol 21
2 Apr 2021 - 19 Apr 2021
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£441
 
 
20 Apr - 3rd Jul
20 Apr 2021 - 3 Jul 2021
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£410
 
 
Golf Event 2021
4 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
From
£82
£470
 
 
Summer 2021
19 Jul 2021 - 4 Sep 2021
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£390
 
 
5 Sep - 19 Oct 21
5 Sep 2021 - 19 Oct 2021
3 night minimum stay
£219
for 3 nights
From
£73
£397
 
 
20 Oct - 17 Dec 21
20 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£386
 
 
xmas/ny 21/22
18 Dec 2021 - 4 Jan 2022
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
From
£83
£559
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£400
£1,575
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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