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The Jacobean Gatehouse

  • 4 guests

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

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Nestled within Fife's Balcarres Estate, surrounded by some of Scotland's finest countryside, this historical home awaits. Dating back to the late 1800s, the redbrick facade and Jacobean style are truly charming, and many original features are still intact. The enclosed garden wraps around the whole cottage, offering a private oasis where you can sip your morning coffee or simply breathe in the fresh air on a short stroll to prepare for the day ahead. There's much to explore in this part of the country, from world-class golf courses to romantic castles and a beautiful stretch of coastline. Take a trip to the pristine beaches of Largo Bay, where you'll find golden sands, a village and a small harbor. With so much of the coast and countryside to explore, a relaxing evening at home is the best way to wind down. Cook a rustic feast on the barbecue, then dine alfresco surrounded by the greenery of the garden. For dessert, toast some marshmallows around the fire pit, then head indoors when the night turns chilly to enjoy a long soak in the freestanding copper bathtub, which you'll find in the master bedroom.


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What to expect


Highlights

Discover the gorgeous coastline and world-class golf courses of Fife

Discover the gorgeous coastline and world-class golf courses of Fife

Relax after a brisk walk along Largo Bay in the traditional copper bath

Relax after a brisk walk along Largo Bay in the traditional copper bath

Spend winter evenings getting cosy around the wood-burning stove

Spend winter evenings getting cosy around the wood-burning stove

Make the most of the sunshine with an alfresco feast in the garden

Make the most of the sunshine with an alfresco feast in the garden

Toast marshmallows and drink wine around the fire pit

Toast marshmallows and drink wine around the fire pit

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Home truths

    This home is laid out across one floor with no internal stairs, but there are five steps leading up the front door

    There's free on-site parking available here, with space for two cars

    Your host can provide a cot and high chair for free upon request

    You'll have your own private entrance here

    You'll have the whole home to yourself, so. there won't be any other guests using the garden

    The wi-fi can be temperamental here

    The kitchen could do with some new frying pans and knives

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Garden

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 2 beds

1 bathroom

Extras


Additional fees

  • Two well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany you for an additional fee of £25 per dog

  • Your host can assist with airport transfers, private tours and excursions for an additional fee

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

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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Get around

Airport

Dundee

49 min

Perth

1 hr 14 min

Edinburgh

1 hr 7 min

Train station

Cupar

24 min

Bus stop

High Street

8 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

5 min

Cafe

13 min

Pharmacy

8 min

Points of interest

Beach

St. Andrews Beach

22 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No parties or events

No smoking

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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