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Large Country House in an acre of walled garden, surrounded by farmland.

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Falkland, Cupar, Fife, Scotland - Quiet And Beautiful Location 10 Minutes Walk From The Village Of Falkland

A stunning Country House built in 1806, this former manse, and until her death, home to Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales. It is a magnificent Georgian building, beautifully modernised while retaining old-world charm. 6 comfortable bedrooms with 5 bathrooms, there is space for 12 adults, and 2 children. With a drawing room with open fire and dual aspect, a tv room with 40" tv and freeview and dvds, a spacious dining/kitchen with AGA, a bright and airy dining conservatory and a formal dining room to seat 12, there is ample space for families. Centrally heated, open-fire, and AGA, together with electric blankets on all beds ensure a warm stay, whatever the weather. The house sits in an acre of walled garden, and surrounded by hundreds of acres of grazing land. There is a terrace with BBQ, a garden with trampoline and swings, and we have a local Hot Tub hirer who will supply a hot tub for the duration of your stay. Please let me know your requirements.Within 30 minutes of over 50 golf-courses, including Gleneagles and St Andrews, we are well-located for golfers. Edinburgh, Perth, St Andrews and Dundee are all within 40 minutes, and trains run to Markinch, 10 minutes away.

duncan heaton-armstrong
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About duncan heaton-armstrong

Having retired as a tax consultant and stockbroker in 1995 I have since been involved in property letting and running a b&b. I love interaction with guests, and have over the past 19 years enjoyed my guests. I have 4 kids, 2 at University and 2 at school, and enjoy lots of time with my family and the pets.

duncan heaton-armstrong purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

Why duncan heaton-armstrong chose Falkland

We chose a beautiful location with a stunning house, close to amenities but quiet and peaceful. A great place to bring up children and plenty of walks and beaches nearby

What makes this chateau / country house unique

10 minutes walk from the village, and only 40 minutes to Edinburgh, and close to St Andrews, Perth and Dundee, and with stunning views and a great climate, Ladywell is the perfect balance of a rural location but not remote from anywhere.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Falkland in Fife

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • House to be left as it was found.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Ensuite to Shand Kydd has Victorian roll-top bath and walk-in shower. Diana an en-suite shower whb and wc, Palace an en-suite shower whb and wc. Lomond has a bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment, wc, whb. Wills and Harry have bath, wc and whb
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Shand Kydd, king, en-suite bath & walk-in shower, Diana, a king, en-suite shower, Lomond, a twin bedded room with bathroom, Palace, a twin bedded room, en-suite shower. Wills, a family room king and 2 single beds, sharing bathroom with Harry, a twin.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: A wonderful spacious home with ample space for a large group, with a grand drawing room, a tv room, large dining room, dining/kitchen, and bright conservatory, there is space for everyone to spread out. 6 comfortable bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a wc next to the kitchen and utility room, plenty of space for wet gear, and clothes drying. Outside: There is a large enclosed garden of an acre, with patio and patio furniture, and a BBQ. There is a trampoline (suitable for all) and swings suitable for small children. Children must be supervised! The house sits in hundreds of acres of farmland, and is quiet and safe. Utility Room: Washing machine in utility room, with drying room for drying. Iron and Ironing board, cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included, changed weekly or more often if required. Maid-service available daily, bi weekly or as required. Please state your wishes at time of booking. Other: The conservatory off the kitchen and drawing room is bright and sunny with views over Falkland. It has table and chairs for 8 and easy chairs for relaxing. Drying room is warm and suitable for clothes and wet-weather gear.


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Large Country House in an acre of walled garden, surrounded by farmland.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Excellent accommodation in beautiful part of Scotland - highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic weekend with our extended family celebrating our Mum and Dad's 80th birthdays. The location was excellent and Ladywell house was a perfect size for ourselves, our parents, my three brothers and their families. The public rooms were ideal for socialising, the bedrooms were a good size, some with ensuite facilities, and the dining room, conservatory and kitchen provided lots of options for eating all together or in groups. The are plenty of bathrooms and the house was warm and spacious. There is ample parking for at 4-5 cars. Enjoyed a lovely afternoon in St Andrews which is only 30 minutes away. Duncan was a great host and was on hand to welcome us and answer any questions. We definitely hope to return. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to have the party to stay, and to provide the perfect setting for a double 80th party. The house was left spotless - remarked upon by my house-keeper, and much appreciated by us all! We very much look forward to having you all back soon. Kind regards Duncan
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A beautiful, spacious house on a lovely part of the country.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at Ladywell House. The peoperty is in a charming wee village and close enough to larger towns in the area for days away. Very relaxing experience.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Large country house in Fife. Very convenient, quiet. Lovely town

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, well-appointed and in a lovely country setting. Great hiking nearby. Nice pubs in town. Easy can access to St. Andrews, regional parks, Edinburgh, etc.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the lovely review, and we did enjoy meeting you all very much. Have a great trip to France, and do visit again for graduation! Thanks, too, for your help! Duncan
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A wonderful home to spend a family get together. Beautiful rooms, spotlessly clean and a superb host

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Duncan and family for a perfect stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jo for sharing our lovely home, and for leaving it spotless...much appreciated. We look forward to your return soon. Kind regards. Duncan and family.
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Parfait !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour. La maison est en parfaite condition avec beaucoup de caractère et de charme.

L'acceuil a été parfait. Merci Duncan !!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind words, and delighted that all went well, and that the weather was lovely for your golf. We do hope that you will come again in the future. Kind regards Duncan
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Ein wunderschönes Landhaus

  • 5 of 5

8 Personen bewohnten dieses wunderbare Haus in der Zeit vom 09.04.-16.04.2018. Das Haus ist wunderbar eingerichtet. Es fehlt an nichts. Das Highlight ist der Wintergarten. Aber auch die anderen Zimmer sind sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Wir hatten sehr viel Platz. Es waren ein Esszimmer, 2 Wohnzimmer, die Küche und der Wintergarten zum gemeinsamen Aufenthalt vorhanden. Obwohl es sehr kalt war, war es im Haus mollig warm. Duncan war ein sehr netter Vermieter und ich kann nur jeden das Haus weiter empfehlen. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefüllt und eine wunderbare Zeit dort verbracht.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir haben den Besuch unserer deutschen Gäste sehr genossen und freuen uns, dass sie eine wundervolle Zeit im Ladywell House hatten. Wir freuen uns darauf, sie wieder zu haben! Duncan
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
18 Miles


Beaches within 30 minutes include Aberdour, Leven, Crail, Elie, St Andrews


35 minutes from Edinburgh and Dundee airports. Train station at Markinch, 10 minutes drive, and buses to Falkland (200 yards). Car recommended.


Falkland 800 yards, Glenrothes and Cupar 6 miles, Dundee, Perth and St Andrews 35 minutes, and Edinburgh 40 minutes drive. Knockhillracing circuit 35 mins.

Further Details:

Shops available in Falkland, including PO and general store, craft shops, bank, hairdresser, beauty salon, 4 pus/restaurants, tea rooms and an hotel.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please let me know number in group (adults/children) and preferred dates. 50% deposit required for booking, with balance on arrival. £250 good- housekeeping deposit taken and returned at end of stay. email or telephone for details.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time after 4 pm, and departure by 10.30 am on day of departure. Flexible changeover days, and short stays may be available.

Notes on prices:
Rates are only a guideline, and will vary depending on the season, special events, holiday periods, and size of group. For accurate prices please email or call.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.