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.
Top Traveller Review
Tranquility on the farm in the "Kingdom of Fife"Tranquility on the farm in the "Kingdom of Fife"
About the Owner
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Enjoyed staying in such a comfortable and clean house, very peaceful and relaxing, great places to visit.
5 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
Tranquility on the farm in the "Kingdom of Fife"
We enjoyed our stay in this spacious apartment in the lovely country setting between St Andrews and Anstruther in the "Kingdom of Fife." The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen appliances worked well, bathroom was a good size.with plent yof hot water. Owner Avril was just next door in case of any need (we didn't have any!).
First Class Accomodation
This farmhouse is a true home from home. Very friendly welcome on arrival with lovely flowers and biscuits waiting for you inside, also tea, coffee, sugar and milk supplied. The house was immaculately clean with fresh white bed linen and towels. The owners are very friendly and helpful. You are situated in a very peaceful area but only 2 miles and a 10 minute drive from St. Andrews so in an ideal position. We really could not recommend the farmhouse highly enough and will definitely be returning in the future. St. Andrews and the surrounding areas are an ideal place to stay for the young and old alike and a definite for any golf enthusiast. There are plenty of places to eat out, some lovely shops and lots of history to enjoy. Balkaithly Farm and St. Andrews are a must visit.
Excellent stay at this lovely farm
My family and I really enjoyed our stay at this farm for five days. The house was lovely, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. It is the perfect location for us as it is close to St. Andrews (10min drive) and anstruther (10 min drive). The hosts were welcoming and nice. We would definitely recommend it and come back if we have the occasion.
A spacious property with lots of helpful extras
We were delighted with our short stay in this property. We found there were lots of things provided that in other places you have to bring yourself; small things like soap to larger things like towels. It was far more spacious than we expected and lovely and light. Beds were comfy and the kitchen was extremely well equipped. There was a bottle of wine waiting with flapjacks and farm eggs, A lovely welcome - highly recommended.
Picturesque farm stay
Balkaithly Farm is a wonderful place to spend a holiday or long weekend. The apartment is part of the farmhouse with a private steading and gardens and surrounded by fields. Averil and her family were very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. There are several beautiful fishing villages a short drive from the farm as well as St Andrews with its great history and pretty streets, beaches and restaurants. The apartment was clean, quiet, private and spacious and is traditionally furnished. We had a great stay and will most certainly be back!
A Hidden Gem
We have stayed in this property twice a year for the past 8 years, so for me that says it all. It is spotlessly clean, well maintained and delightfully furnished. It is in a quiet rural setting just 4 miles out of St. Andrews with access to a well kept pretty garden.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To book a holiday, a 25% deposit in required and full payment one month before arrival. In the event of cancellation, refunds are only available if we are able to relet the property. Payment can be with a personal cheque, bank transfer or Paypal.
Saturday is our preferred changeover day but we are flexible. Arrival time is 3pm or later and departure time is 10am.
Notes on prices:
02/05/15 - 29/05/15 £65.00
30/05/15 - 05/09/15 £75.00
06/09/15 - 03/10/15 £65.00
04/10/15 - 31/10/15 £60.00
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Bramble Knowe on Balkaithly Farm is near to numerous golf courses, beaches, excellent walks, interesting shops, historic buildings, gardens and attractive art galleries.”
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- bay fishing
- Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- The bathroom has wash hand basin, wc and shower over the bath.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- 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
- Golf ...
- 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.