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Farmhouse Apartment Near To St. Andrews



Updated: 21-Sep-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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.

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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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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Tranquility on the farm in the "Kingdom of Fife"

  • 5 of 5

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!).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks about our farmhouse apartment and we are glad that you found it comfortable. We hope to welcome you back one of these days.
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First Class Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review of our farmhouse apartment and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We agree that the location is ideal for visiting St. Andrews and the lovely coastal towns and that there is something for everyone in the area. We hope to see you again one of these days.
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Excellent stay at this lovely farm

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A spacious property with lots of helpful extras

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Picturesque farm stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

Nearest Airport : Dundee and Edinburgh at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : St Andrews at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : St Andrews at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Leuchars at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M9 at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : St Andrews at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Kingsbarns at 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 11
1 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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.

Changeover Day:
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 21-Sep-2016
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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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • 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


  • Books
  • Games
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • 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


  • 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 ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • 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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