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Farmhouse Apartment Near To St. Andrews

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Dunino, St Andrews, Fife, Central Scotland - Peaceful Location 10 Minutes' Drive From St.Andrews And East Neuk

This large, ground floor apartment in a wing of the owners' farmhouse is situated on a working farm conveniently located between St. Andrews, with its historic university, famous golf courses and excellent shops, and the coastal villages of Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem and Elie.

Averil Ballantyne
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks French
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

About Averil Ballantyne

The Ballantyne family have farmed at Balkaithly since 1942 and look forward to welcoming guests to our mixed arable farm and showing them the many and varied attractions of the area.

Averil Ballantyne purchased this apartment in 1949

Why Averil Ballantyne chose Saint Andrews

This is a family farm and we are now the second generation to run it. It is in a tranquil setting but very conveniently located for nearby towns and facilities.

What makes this apartment unique

Bramble Knowe on Balkaithly Farm is near to numerous golf courses, beaches, excellent walks, interesting shops, historic buildings, gardens and attractive art galleries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed staying in such a comfortable and clean house, very peaceful and relaxing, great places to visit.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Andrews in Fife

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has wash hand basin, wc and shower over the bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a king size bed and a single bed. There is a sofa bed in the sitting room A cot is available
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This is a no smoking property and we are not able to accommodate pets. Outside: There is an access door to the garden with a garden bench and table available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided and these are changed weekly when the property is cleaned.


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Farmhouse Apartment Near To St. Andrews
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Parker, Colorado, USA

Great Golfing Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this spacious accommodation with two other gents on a recent week's golf trip in St Andrews. Met our needs very well, clean, spacious, internet, place for our golf clubs & suitcases and large kitchen. Location is great for golfers at 5-10 minutes drive from Kingsbarns, Castle Course, Fairmont, St Andrews and Crail. Will be back next time we are in Scotland.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review of our property - we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found it clean and spacious and suitable for all your needs. As you say, it is well located for golf courses and other attractions in the area. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Great place to stay near St Andrews

  • 5 of 5

An excelent, quiet and comfortable place to stay near St Andrews.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm welcome to a comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

The Ballantynes were welcoming and friendly. The farmhouse wing was very comfortable and well provided for with everything one could need in the kitchen, bathroom, sitting room and bedroom.

Excellent and highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful homestay in Fife

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully kept holiday rental with a large bedroom, a spacious living room and a well equipped kitchen. Averil was a marvelous host--milk, wine and cookies were waiting for us.

Dunino is a lovely little hamlet in Fife and so well located to St Andrews and the East Neuk. High recommendations for this property.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent well equiped holiday home.Very quiet and peaceful and near to the Fife coast for enjoyable long walks.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having James and his wife to stay in our farmhouse apartment. As they mention they seemed to find the location very quiet and peaceful and ideal for their coastal walks.
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Good location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Peaceful home calm decor. Warm and well appointed.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Dundee and Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
St Andrews
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St Andrews
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
St Andrews
Nearest Beach
3 Miles


Bramble Knowe is located about 10 minutes' drive from the famous West Sands of St. Andrews, and the quiet unspoilt beach of Kingsbarns, less than 10 minutes away by car. Tentsmuir Forest and beach is 20 minutes away.


The nearest airport is Edinburgh, about 50 miles away and 1 hour 30 minutes drive away.


Bramble Knowe is situated 4 miles from St Andrews and 4 miles from Anstruther.

Further Details:

In nearby St. Andrews, there are many interesting, privately owned shops; numerous cafes and restaurants; monthly farmers' markets; banks and supermarkets. Pittenweem (15 minutes away) has a wonderful collection of art galleries and an important art festival in August. Cambo House (15 minutes) has a snowdrop and tulip festival in the spring. Boat trips out to the Isle of May is a bird lovers' must. There is a well maintained coastal walk all the way round the coast here. Nearby National Trust properties include Kellie Castle and Hill of Tarvit.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our preferred changeover day but we are flexible. Arrival time is 3pm or later and departure time is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.