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

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

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 double bedroom with sloped ceiling and lovely sea views.

There is also a modern bathroom with toilet, sink and shower on the upper level. The bed can be made up as a double bed or two singles. Please confirm which set up you would like.

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

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.

More Details

Owner
Beth Ross
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 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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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: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • 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 6
  • 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 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: On the upper floor is a comfortable double bedroom with sloped ceiling and lovely sea views. The bed can be made up as a superking or two singles. We have a camp bed available for an additional guest. We have a cot available, when booking please advise if either of these are required
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
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.

Reviews

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Beautiful Period Apartment with Sea Views on Fife Coast with easy links to City
average rating of 4.625 based on 17 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: Jun 1, 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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Lovely break

  • 4 of 5

Quirky, historic building in ideal setting near the harbour. Lovely sea views. Accommodation clean and fresh, with ample facilities. Coming back in September!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are looking forward to welcoming you back in September. Thanks
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5

A delightful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this apartment. It's bright, airy, well-equipped and beautifully cared for, with a wonderful view over the Firth. We found it made a good base for visiting the Neuk villages and other interesting places in Fife, and with easy access to Kirkcaldy station, was ideal for a day out in Edinburgh and visiting friends in Dundee.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your detailed review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and enjoying what Fife has to offer. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Thanks - Beth
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John McDouall Stuart View

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Dysart as we have done for a very long time. The property is very spacious for 2 and comfortable. My wife comes from Kirkcaldy so we have lots of family and friends to see, which we did. Hopefully we we will do it all again next year. Thank you also to Lorraine for the help when we lost the key(sorry).

Best regards

John and Ena Shakespeare

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Many thanks for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in Dysart and found the property comfortable. It is a great location on the coast. Lovely that you got to catch up with lots of people during your stay. Hopefully we will see you next year. Beth, Fife Historic Buildings Trust
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Very enjoyable stay in Dysart

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable quiet stay in this cottage. Lovely sea views, and walks along the coast within a stone's throw.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou very much for your review, delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Beth, Fife Historic Buildings Trust
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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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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"
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

Coast/Beach:

The apartment is just a few minutes walk from the beach.

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.

Kirkcaldy railway station is a 10-minute drive away and provides easy access to Edinburgh and the north.

Distances:

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

Edinburgh - 26 miles

St. Andrews - 22 miles

Dundee - 30 miles

Further Details:

Dysart is a quiet historic village, close to the town of Kirkcaldy. 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.

In Dysart there is a small supermarket, pharmacy and coffee shop. A number of high-street shops and supermarkets can be found in Kirkcaldy which is just a few minutes drive away.

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.

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, the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland or 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’!

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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
 
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
 
 
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£162
for 3 nights
From
£54
£305
£1,000
 
 
March 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£290
£950
 
 
Easter Holidays 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£174
for 3 nights
From
£58
£324
£1,000
 
 
Spring 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£192
for 3 nights
From
£64
£359
£1,000
 
 
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
From
£76
£423
£1,000
 
 
Early Autumn 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£192
for 3 nights
From
£64
£359
£1,000
 
 
Special offer for March 2016
30 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£156
for 3 nights
From
£52
£305
£1,000
 
 
XMAS New Year 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£192
for 3 nights
From
£64
£359
£1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£192
for 3 nights
From
£64
£359
£1,000
 

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.
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