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Eco-cabins on Family Farm St Andrews, East Central Scotland - Coulthard Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Luxury Eco-Cabins in Balmullo, St Andrews, Central Scotland - Idyllic Rural Location 10 Minutes From St Andrews Golf and Beach

These stunning luxury eco-cabins offer guests all they could want from a self catering property by the historic town of St Andrews. Nestled on a quiet hillside on the family farm of Cuplahills the cabins enjoy uninterrupted views over the bay of St Andrews. Just 10 minutes from St Andrews and 1 hour from Edinburgh with the East Coast railway only a few minutes away. Up to 6 guests can enjoy all the benefits of a beautifully rural escape that will leave young families, golfers and couples eager to return.

Details for holiday cabin Coulthard Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

The cabins are very new, having just opened in summer 2012.

Bedroom 1 is a double room with a large en-suit shower and toilet. Views from the bedroom look south from the elevated position across the Bay of St Andrews and the rolling countryside beneath.

Bedroom 2 & 3 are twin rooms with beds that can be made up as doubles or twin singles. The bedrooms are on one level and share the bathroom. Each room enjoys wonderful views across our family farm> what better way to wake up than to see the sheep or horses grazing in the paddock.


There is a shared bathroom with bath and overhead drench shower and handheld rose. The en-suit bathroom has a large easy access cubicle with overhead drench and handheld rose. Both showers are power showers with much of the hot water being provided by solar panels.


The new kitchen forms part of the open plan living area. Equipment includes gas range hobs, electric fan assisted oven, microwave, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We are a 3rd generation farming family that takes great pride in the countryside, enhancing nature and ensuring that the farm is kept in good heart for current and future generations.

We have a young family, Freddie and Freya, who love meeting guests and their kids and playing with them on the farm and play park.

We want to be able to let others experience the delights that Cuplahills Farm and North East Fife has to offer.

Attention to detail is of utmost importance and every effort will be made to ensure that all those that visit Cuplahills Farm experience the very best hospitality and quality experience.

It is our belief that those choosing to come and stay at our eco-cabins must enjoy exceptionally high quality accommodation and will leave wanting to return for a future vacation.

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Speaks English, Spanish
St Andrews Country Cabins
Stephen Melville
Cuplahills Farm, Balmullo
KY16 0AL St Andrews Fife United Kingdom
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Guestbook comments from the manager

"Could Stay Forever": The view was worth waiting .....stunning , quite literally panoramic. The location and setting of cabin were perfect . As for the cabin itself , it really could not be faulted. So many thoughtful touches in conjunction with high quality fixtures and beautiful soft furnishings contributed to a quite unique feeling of comfort and luxury rolled into one. The owner, Stephen was so very welcoming and charmingly attentive. Nothing was too much trouble.

"Trip of a Lifetime": I must say, this cabin exceeded our expectations!!! Where do I start? Location was ideal the setting was breath taking, it was decorated beautifully,(loved the fresh flowers on the dinning table) also had plenty of room. IT"S A MUST STAY LOCATION.

"Best accommodation we've ever used": Superb short holiday in probably the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. The location and views are second to none, the cabin is great and the hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. And we heard owls at dawn and saw kestrels hunting at dusk!

"First time": These are by far the best cabins we have ever stayed in. Indeed to describe them as cabins is a grave injustice these are 5 star in any Holiday makers experience.We will be returning.

"Wow, wow, wow": Second visit to the cabins -it was all I remembered and now we have the sheep too! The cabin is a home from home with everything you need. I love it so much I want to live there. A week wasn't long enough to fit in golf, Edinburgh Zoo and touring St Andrews. You need to make time to sit and enjoy the view. Breath taking, even in the cold, sat outside with a glass of wine and a blanket and watching the sun go down and then the stars.

"Just stunning": We stayed here in September, during the Ryder Cup. The accommodation was superb, everything you could possibly need, and the decor was finished to an extremely high standard.The views over St Andrews were stunning, and we had an amazing time. Our 4 children loved being outside in the country, and the younger ones loved the climbing frame! There are amazing walks to go on, and just a 10 minute drive into St Andrews. Stephen and Amanda couldn't have been more helpful, and we can't wait to go back...we have already booked our next weekend. You will not be disappointed.

"Family Holiday": As we couldn't get our usual place booked I found St Andrews country cabins. We had a lovely week. The cabins are really comfortable and well thought out. Importantly the beds are comfortable. Everything you need for a self catering holiday is provided including good gas barbecue. The panoramic views are something quite special. The kids loved the park and our doggy loved the walks round about the farm. We liked it so much that we have booked three weeks next year!

"It was Perfect": Calling it a gem, is an understatement. Everything exceeded our expectations and I can't say enough about the cabin. Truly the best customer service i have ever had.
Feb 2015
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From the Owner

The two luxury eco-cabins were built as a means of diversifying on the 3rd generation family farm. There is nothing not to love about the area. Seclusion, ease of access and complete peace and tranquility are all available at St Andrews Country Cabins. It is the stunning views towards the Bay of St Andrews and the quiet rural location set amongst the rolling hills of north east Fife, that really set the properties and location apart from others in the area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Balmullo Inn at 0.75 Miles Nearest Golf : St Andrews at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Leuchars at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M90 heading to Edinburgh at 26 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Guardbridge Inn at 4 Miles Nearest Ski : Glenshee at 53 Miles Nearest Beach : St Andrew at 5 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Bird Watching can be pursued at the SSSI site at Tentsmuir Beach or at Eden Estuary

Star Gazing - The rural location means that dark skies prevail making star gazing an amazing pastime for all ages.

Fishing can be undertaken at St Andrews harbour or along any of the coastal villages of the East Neuk. There are also numerous well socked local fishing ponds that can be accessed.


St Andrews Country Cabins is located near the North East Fife coastline and many beaches are easily accessed by car. Tentsmuir Forest & Kinshaldy Beach is just 10 minutes drive and also provides cycling for all ages with a fabulous woodland play park. St Andrews hosts the West & East Sands, which are 10 minutes drive and many of the East Neuk fishing villages, with a choice of sandy beaches and rocky pools, are within a 1/2 hour drive. The award winning Kingsbarns Beach is 25 minutes drive.


The nearest airports to St Andrews Country Cabins include Edinburgh International (55 miles), Glasgow International (80 miles) and Dundee (12 miles).

Local train stations include Leuchars (3 miles) and Cupar (6 miles). Local buses stop in the village of Balmullo and provide a regular service to St Andrews and Dundee.

It would be advised that travel by car is the most suitable way to move around the local area from the cabins.


St Andrews is 8 miles, Cupar 6 miles, Dundee 10 miles, Edinburgh 50 miles, Glasgow 70 miles.

The local village of Balmullo is just a 1 mile walk down the farm track and hosts a very well equipped grocery store (SPAR), village pub, beautician and play park.

Further Details:

Situated just a 10 minute drive from St Andrews, our cabins are perfectly located for easy access to the town. St Andrews is not only steeped in history, but is a renowned University town, made famous as the meeting point and University town of William and Kate.

St Andrews is a cosmopolitan town buzzing with student activity, bustling with golfers and foreigners enjoying the quaint harbour town. Famously known as ‘The Home of Golf’, St Andrews offers the choice of 11 golf courses, including several championship courses and The Old Course, a frequent venue for The Open Championship.

Golf is however not the only attraction on offer as visitors can enjoy two magnificent beaches; the West and East Sands, popular for walking, bird watching & water sports. St Andrews also has a great selection of specialist shops and world class restaurants to suit all budgets.

St Andrews Country Cabins is a perfect base from which to explore The Kingdom of Fife, with the Tay Estuary & Tentsmuir Forest, as well as the Lomond Hills, nearby Falkland and the local market town of Cupar.

The East Neuk of Fife is an essential trip for all visitors. Incorporating picturesque harbours, sheltered sandy beaches and wonderfully architecture. The coastal villages are a delight for all, with Anstruther hosting the UK’s multi-award-winning Fish and Chip shop.

The area surrounding St Andrews Country Cabins offers a range of outdoor activities, beaches and stunning countryside, just waiting to be enjoyed by guests. For families with children, and those explorers amongst you, the area is bursting with great day trips including:

St Andrews Byre Theatre

St Andrews Botanic Gardens

St Andrews Aquarium

St Andrews Cathedral & Castle

Falkland Palace & Gardens

Cambo Estate

Craigtoun Country Park

Cairnie Fruit Farm & Mega Maze

The Scottish Deer Centre

East Sands Leisure Centre

Tentsmuir Forest and Beach

Elie Watersports & Bike Hire

Boat Trips to the Isle of May

Scotland’s Secret Bunker

Fife Coastal Path


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
31 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
19 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Two night breaks will be considered depending on availability and the time of year. Please call to see if we can accommodate your requirements.

Payment can be taken using secure online banking facilities, cheques or via PayPal. Regrettably credit / debit cards cannot be accepted.

A 30% deposit is taken to confirm bookings and the balance must be paid 1 month prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover days are Friday and Monday however we will try to be as flexible as possible.

Check in from 3pm and checkout by 10am unless otherwise agreed.

Notes on prices:
****Special discount offers may be available if guests are looking to arrive within 3 weeks of booking******

Please call with any enquiries to see if we can accommodate your needs.

30% deposit upon booking of payment is made more than 1 month prior to arrival
70% balance to be paid one month prior to arrival, or full payment if booking made less than one month prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The farm is ideally located just 10 minutes from St Andrews, The Home of Golf, and 15 minutes Dundee, the city of Discovery, and yet it is such a quiet and peaceful location for a holiday. Families can enjoy seclusion, safety and all the benefits of a rural location and the attractions of a quiet mixed farm. St Andrews offers glorious award winning beaches, abundant historical experiences in the University town and St Andrews is of course The Home of Golf, boasting numerous award wining and championship courses for all. On the farm there are woodland walks, farm tracks, sheep and horses to admire and a private play park.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 40 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, With en-suit bathroom. Travel cot available in the cabin
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Twin beds can be joined to make a large double
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Twin beds can be joined to make a large double


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The Pitbladdo cabin has ramp access for those that are not comfortable with stairs and this cabin is also the one that we are happy to receive dogs in. Outside: The cabins benefit from a large south facing deck with table, chairs and parasol provided along with a gas BBQ. There is a large open grass area alongside each cabin that looks directly onto the animal paddock and leads to the private play park. The cabins have their own private access road off our farm track with ample parking. The farm plays host to two Community Woodlands and numerous farm tracks providing ideal access for walking, running, cycling and horse trekking. Guests can gain access to the farm livery and view the farm animals and collect eggs form the hens when accompanied by the owners.

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