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Where The Stravaigers Go

  • 2 guests

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

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Escape to this Scottish country lodge, built just for two, resting on the edge of the Balcarres Estate, yet just 15 minutes from the seaside town of St Andrews. Designed in the late 1800s by Scottish architect, Sir Robert Lorimer, this home has been lovingly restored into a stylish retreat where colour and craftsmanship make an impressive double act. Climb the stairs to the top floor and you’ll find the cosy bedroom quarters, complete with an incredible free-standing copper bath – best enjoyed by candlelight with a glass of something chilled. But don’t worry if you haven’t the time for soaking – there’s a walk-in waterfall shower next door too. Back downstairs, you’ll find an immaculately presented living space with a wood-burning stove at the heart. Step outside into the beautiful garden which wraps around the home and enjoy stunning views of the countryside, with woodland paths leading you directly through Balcarres Estate and into some of Scotland’s finest countryside. Walk through ancient forests, cross rolling hills with dramatic views across the Firth of Forth, or stravaig along the two miles of pristine beachfront at Largo Bay. And for somewhere that feels this secluded, you’re just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and less than 15 minutes drive from the medieval town of St Andrews, with its castle and cathedral ruins. How’s that for the best of both worlds.


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What to expect


Highlights

Discover the medieval seaside town of St Andrews –⁠ just a fifteen-minute drive away

Discover the medieval seaside town of St Andrews –⁠ just a fifteen-minute drive away

Make an impressive entrance through the wrought iron gates

Make an impressive entrance through the wrought iron gates

Enjoy a tête-à-tête over breakfast before beginning your day

Enjoy a tête-à-tête over breakfast before beginning your day

Wander through the gardens and straight into ancient woodlands

Wander through the gardens and straight into ancient woodlands

Soak it up in the bathtub for two –⁠ housed in the original turret room

Soak it up in the bathtub for two –⁠ housed in the original turret room

Cosy up around the crackling fire after a long day exploring

Cosy up around the crackling fire after a long day exploring

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Home truths

    Parking can be found at the front of the property with space for two cars

    Due to its secluded location, the property's internet connection is best suited for light browsing and social media but is not optimal for HD video calls or streaming –⁠ the perfect excuse to down your work tools we think

    This property is pet-friendly – up to two dogs are allowed, with an extra £25 fee per dog

About this stay


Amenities

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

1 bathroom

Local guide


About St Andrews

More than just the spot of a royal meet cute in the 21st century, St Andrews has been enthralling visitors since the middle ages, when a pilgrimage to the Cathedral was the equivalent of a cultural city break. Narrow streets have remained largely the same since the days of medieval pilgrimage, but inside the buildings, you’ll now find a litany of vintage boutiques, independent bookshops, and student-friendly coffee shops. As...

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Dine at The Peat Inn Restaurant with Rooms

Dine at The Peat Inn Restaurant with Rooms

An elegant, airy restaurant and lodging in Scotland. Enjoy exceptional service, cosy ambiance, and delectable food. Perfect for a culinary joy and a bucket list experience.

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Stay at Kilconquhar Castle Estate

Stay at Kilconquhar Castle Estate

Experience spacious lodging in a resort surrounding a 13th-century castle. Indulge in delicious food at the bistro and enjoy the friendly staff. Take part in the free activities available on the estate.

8 min

Get around

Airport

Dundee

45 min

Perth

1 hr 9 min

Edinburgh

1 hr 10 min

Train station

Cupar

20 min

Bus stop

High Street

11 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

5 min

Cafe

16 min

Pharmacy

11 min

Points of interest

Beach

St. Andrews Beach

19 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    5

    days

    Cancel at least 5 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 5 days away.

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This home is managed by Sam

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. This fantastic team take care of a number of top-quality homes across Europe. They are always on hand to make your stay truly special and know their fair share of secret spots to visit during your stay too, helping you to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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