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Large Country House In An Acre Of Walled Garden And Sitting In 100s Of Acres



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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. 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.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : Falkland at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Rosyth at 15 Miles Nearest Golf : Falkland at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Markinch at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M90 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Falkland at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Glenshee at 50 Miles Nearest Beach : Leven at 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 14
1 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 16
28 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 15
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable 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.
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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • 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.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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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