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Six Person Award Winning Cottage In The Heart Of Fife, Close To St Andrews

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Chance Inn, Nr. St Andrews, Fife, Central Scotland - Bespoke Family Cottage In Peacefull Souroundings

Nestled in the heart of the Kingdom of Fife, in the hamlet of Chance Inn, the award winning Bag End Cottage offers luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in the main part of a stylish, contemporary, timber-clad residence set in an idyllic rural setting.

Opened in 2009 and awarded a Visit Scotland 4 Star rating, Bag End comfortably sleeps up to six/seven guests in an idyllic rural setting in North East Fife.

With landscaped gardens, children’s play area, climbing frames, outdoor dining patio, giant chess board, open country views, orchard, barbecue and private parking, there is room for everyone.

Ideally located in the heart of Fife, close to the Tay and Forth road bridges, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and the East Neuk. Less than ten minutes’ walk from the recently restored Hill of Tarvit Hickory Golf Course and within a short drive of Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and the Old Course in St Andrews.

As one of Scotland top tourist destinations, The Kingdom of Fife is a joy at every turn.

We are finally happy to say that 99.9% of our guests have given us 5 stars on various review site, including Owners Direct.

More Details

Owner
Mark Richardson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Mark Richardson

Hello. We are a young family that built our own bespoke home a few years ago. We are very happy to now offer accommodation for holidaymakers from around the world. Only having one property, we aim and we hope we achieve a very high level of service to our guests.

We have been open since 2009 and now have over 85 x 5 Star Trip Advisor reviews.

We have won TripAdvisor’s "Top Vacation Rental in the StAndrews Area" three times 2011, 2012 and now 2013...

And we have had guests come back up to seven times in the last 4 years, so i assume we are doing something right!

Mark Richardson purchased this house in 2000

Why Mark Richardson chose Fife & St Andrews

The location of Bag End is idyllic. It is in the heart of the beautiful Kingdom of Fife surrounded by rolling countryside, lovely towns and villages and has access to all that this historic and affluent area has to offer.

We are quietly tucked away but we are within striking distance of all of fife and cities such as Edinburgh which is only and hour away by either car or train.

I (Mark) am originally from beautiful "Bronte" country in Yorkshire but i have lived in Fife now for nearly 20 years and love it very much. My wife Joyce is a Scottish lass from Sterling and our daughter Ruby is Scottish through and through.

What makes this house unique

As Bag End was built by Mark it is distinctly bespoke in its design. It has very individual rooms; heated porcelain floors, solid Cherry staircase and all decorated and finished off with a selection of 20th century items from our own private collection.

We hope to see you soon.

Mark & Joyce & Ruby

Guestbook comments from the owner

These are a few of the headlines from these reviews.



A fantastic luxury cottage, can't wait to return!

Absolutely perfect.

Luxury, peaceful, relaxing

Best house we have ever stayed in! (Freya, aged 8)

A gem in the Fife countryside

Exceptional * Holiday * Property

A true home away from home!
Oct 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cupar in Fife

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , There is an electric shave point, and demister mirrors.
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , There is an electric shave point and large wash basin.
  • 1. Family bathroom with Italian WC & sink, power shower, separate roll top bath, heated Demista mirror and shaver point. 2. Downstairs vanity with WC, large sink, heated mirror and shaving point.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot can be placed in any room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot can be placed in any room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Cot can be placed in any room.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with King-size bed, Bedroom 2 with a double bed, Bedroom 3 with a double and a single bed. A cot can also be added on request. Freeview TV and Free WiFi in all rooms..
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Sound-proofed double-glazing throughout. Full central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor, radiators on the upper floor, and independent heating controls in each room. Fitted carpets in bedrooms, stairs and upper hallway. Dimmable lighting in lounge, dining room and all bedrooms. Free Wi-Fi and Freeview televisions in all bedrooms. Outside: Bag End is set within its own grounds with landscaped gardens to front and rear. There is a large play area to play football, with climbing frame, swings slide etc. To the rear is a patio area with outdoor barbecue, eight-seater picnic table, giant outdoor chess board, and open views of the fife countryside where a variety of wildlife can be seen throughout the year. There is also ample private off-road parking next to the house. Utility Room: Washer Dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided plus extra duvets, blankets, various pillows etc The cottage is cleaned after every guest and is very well maintained. Other: Dining Room Lovely separate breakfast / dining room with seating for six guests. A large library of tourist and local information is provided in this room, making it a great place for planning your week’s activities.

Reviews

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Six Person Award Winning Cottage In The Heart Of Fife, Close To St Andrews
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5

Lovely family friendly cottage

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great find and ideal for our family. Very family friendly, kitted out with high chair, stair gates and plenty of toys to keep kids amused. Location ideal to discover Fife and Mark was really helpful in recommending local areas. All rooms in excellent condition and a fully kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Kids loved the play park whilst adults enjoyed the sun trap back garden! Hopefully be back again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing, picturesque home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage from Mark and he made us feel right at home. He was incredibly welcoming and went above and beyond to help us with anything we could ever need. The cottage was beautiful and set in the most picturesque setting imaginable -- it really lives up to its name of Bag End! The cottage is comfortable inside and very well furnished and taken care of. It was very comfortable for six people to stay in this cottage and we never felt cramped. The location is about a 25 minute drive from St. Andrews, which was very convenient since we had a rental car. The cottage was pretty easy to find, thanks to the driving directions that were available to us. Mark really thought of anything we could need and anticipated it. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone! You won't regret it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the very kind words. We are always pleased when guests have a great time, especially those from abroad who may find things a little unfamiliar. We are always to hand if you require but discreet if you don't need us. You would be welcome back at any time. Mark
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Five star property

  • 5 of 5

My family (5 adults and a 3 1/2 year old) stayed here for a week and could not have asked for more. The property was immaculate and had everything we needed to feel at home. The location was perfect for seeing beautiful Fife and none of us would hesitate to return to Bag End or to recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so pleased when guests have a good time and its important to us that they do. We hope that we may see you at some time again in the future. Mark
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Excellent holiday rental. Our second visit with our three children .Our first visit was over four years ago and the decor and furnishings were still as fresh and well kept as on our first stay .

Great family rental and would also be suitable for couples .Three good sized bedrooms with ample storage and hanging space . Bright and modern kitchen ,cloakroom and bathroom . Plenty of good sized towels for the whole

family .

Kitchen is really well equipped and there is a separate dining room .Outside there is a patio and seating area and a separate fully enclosed play area with swings and climbing frame .

It is about 10/15 minutes drive from a large supermarket . Lots to do in nearby Cupar and St Andrews .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful home with everything you could need

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Bag End, it's a beautiful home with everything you need. 3 stunning bedrooms with plenty of space for travel cots, great living areas and a well equipped kitchen.

The garden was fab for our kids too.

The location of the cottage is ideal for touring all over fife.

We had a fabulous stay & will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy that you all had such a good time and that the cottage suited you all so well. I look forward very much to seeing you all again at some future date. Mark
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Beautiful house - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We are a family group of 6 adults and 2 children who thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bag End for a long weekend in October. The house is beautifully laid out, very clean, well equipped and lovely and warm. Beautiful countryside and a wonderful outdoor play area for the children. We were made very welcome.... thank you for the wine and cake Mark! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very kind comments. we are so pleased when guests have a good time and I am really pleased that you made good use of the play area. Regards, Mark
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Kingarroch Inn / Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
St Andrews, Cupar.. Fife is the home of Golf!
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cupar
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
M90
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
Kingarroch Inn / Restaurant
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Glenshee
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
St Andrews. Many beaches have a blue flag locally
Car: recommended

Bag is located in the heart of Fife and is in a rural location so a car is necessary to get the best out of your visit to the beautiful Kingdom of Fife.

Coast/Beach:

***6 out of Scotlands 7 BLUE FLAG beaches are in the Kingdome of Fife!

Distances:

Village / Ceres : 1 Mile

Large town / Cupar : 3 miles

St Andrews : 9 Miles

Falkland Palace : 11 Miles

Edinburgh : 42 Miles

Scottish Deer Farm : 3 Miles

There are then 100s of historical, sporting, religious, wildlife, architectural and royal places to visit within an hour of Bag End as Fife was and remains a very historic and affluent area of Scotland.

Further Details:

Just a short walk from Bag End is the Kingarroch Inn which has been totally rebuilt following a major fire in 2014. This offers very good restaurant food and uses much of the locally produced food that Fife is famous for.

In general, Fife abounds with exceptional food from, fruit, venison, wines, cheeses, beef, etc. Due to this we have a wide selection of very good eating places and restaurants to suit all budgets. There is a beautiful village 1 mile from Bag End with two very good pubs, a well stocked Spar, two cafes and a superb butcher. Cupar has two supermarkets and many of the usual high street shops.

St Andrews is a delight as it is full of bespoke individual shops offering a wide variety of high quality food and other goods. As it is the home of Golf, an ancient monastic city and home to the oldest university in Scotland, it is also a very welcoming and interesting place to visit and live.

Overall Fife has 100s of interesting places to visit due to its historic part in Scotland’s past, its position as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland and its vibrant and mixed population which give it a genuinely interesting spark.

If you have any specific interest, please ask for any advice.

Regards

Mark

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cupar, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£849
for 7 nights
£849
 
 
Early autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£699
 
 
Autumn
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
 
 
Xmas / New year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£849
for 7 nights
£849
 
 
Winter 18
5 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
 
 
Spring 18
23 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£599
 
 
Spring/Summer 18
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£699
 
 
Summer 18
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£849
for 7 nights
£849
 
 
Summer /Autumn 18
31 Aug 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£699
 
 
Autumn
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
 
 
Xmas/NewYear 18
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£849
for 7 nights
£849
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£499
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non refundable 25% deposit is payable to secure a booking and must be either preceded by an on-line booking request or accompanied by a completed booking form. The balance is then payable six weeks prior to the arrival date. If the booking is made within this 6 week period the full rental cost will be due.. Reservations will not be treated as confirmed until we have processed the deposit and issued written confirmation.

Changeover Day:
Our standard change over days are as follows.
High Season : Friday
Mid Season : Friday & Monday
Low Season : Any day
We also offer last minute deals and can be flexible with dates at the last minute. Please just ask.

Notes on prices:
All prices shown are for full weeks. However....

We offer full weeks in high season, 3 night weekend and 4 night midweeks in Mid Season and any 3 nights in low season. We can provide individual prices for these periods which sadly cannot be shown on Owners direct website. If in any doubt, please email me for a quote both for prices, availability and periods of let. Thank you. stay@fifecottageholidays.co.uk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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