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Spacious, Renovated Farmhouse Wing

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

18th Century three bedroom wing of a beautiful old farmhouse adjoining castle

This property sleeps 6 with three spacious bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room. The whole interior has been renovated to a very high standard and features 3 bathrooms.

The accommodation is set near Crail in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife, with stunning views of the sea and Crail Golf Course and is a superb base for golfers, walkers or a family holiday.

The historic University town of St Andrews is just 20 minutes drive away and offers a variety of shops and restaurants, museums and cinema, not to mention the most famous St Andrews Links Golf Course. Other golf courses include Crail, Kingsbarns, Anstruther and Elie,

Ground floor:

Downstairs the living room has period features and a wood burning stove. There are 2 sofas, one of which is a sofa bed. Digital TV, DVD and WI-FI available. The new fully fitted kitchen with underfloor heating has a farmhouse feel with range cooker and Belfast sink. It also contains a dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer. There is a separate utility room with washer/drier and walk-in cupboard under the stairs. The hall has a downstairs shower room including WC.

Upper floor:

The upstairs accommodation offers 3 spacious bedrooms that look out over fields and the sea. One is en-suite and there is a family bathroom. Each bedroom has a super king-size bed to create a double room, or the bed can be split to create a twin room.

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Carly Stockwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017


Anstruther Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bath, (ensuite)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , (family bathroom)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , (ground floor)
  • Two full bathrooms, each with bath and shower located on the upper floor. Shower room on ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , OR 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , OR 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , OR 2 Single Beds
    Living room sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Each bedroom has a super king-size bed to create a double room, OR the bed can be split to create a twin room. Sofa bed located on the ground floor in the living room. Single Z-bed available on request for children. Cot available on request
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Spacious, Renovated Farmhouse Wing
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

30th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

Second visit to Balcomie and we were not disappointed. Excellent accommodation of a high standard and highly recommended. Carly and Pat very welcoming and our time at the house was ideal for a celebration.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norman OK. USA

It just doesn't get any better than this.

  • 5 of 5

Five of us gathered for a week to tour Fife, play some golf, and attend The Open at St. Andrews, and Balcomie has been the perfect home base. Hospitality from the owner has been top notch. Beds and baths extremely comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. We've prepared a few meals here as well as dined out in the surrounding communities. Recommend you walk the property and get to know the owners and learn about the farm. For local meat, check out Penman the butcher on the High Street in Crail, walk to the picturesque harbor, and play a round of golf at The Crail Golfing Society.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse was fantastic! So much space, character and comfort. Upon arrival, there were homemade lemon cakes waiting for us. Thank you Pat! The gardens and scenery made it so hard to leave. Carly was a pleasure to work with when we made reservations and she was quick to respond to any questions we had during our stay. My family couldn't stop praising how wonderful everything was. Needless to say, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, didn't expect it to be so lovely and couldn't fault it. It was immaculate and warm even though it is a big house. Heated flooring in the kitchen was a nice touch. The owners were lovely and very helpful. One of my best holidays. We hope to be back in the summer as we miss it already.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Balcomie Castle

  • 5 of 5

They couldn't have been more hospitable. We had a flat tire on our first evening and they drove way out of their way, in the middle of the night, to aid us in solving or dimemna. We happened to be there when their lovely vegetable garden was flourishing and they generously shared much of the produce. The kitchen (as was all the house) was immaculately supplied with everything you could desire. Clean, neat, sumptuous, and the hosts - delightful people. We couldn't recommend them higher. Only complaint was very minor, The wi-fi only worked in a corner of the house. Still, it worked and we're going back sometime soon. Lovely people, close to St Andrews and lots of other golf course, castles, gardens and spectacular walks.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect countryside gateway

  • 5 of 5

The location is great if you want quiet time. Surrounded by fields and a short walk to the ocean. The house was exactly as described, photos are identical to the reality; newly renovated with style and very, very clean. All amenities are in the house. The owners are charming, gave us cake upon arrival. They offer all advice and are quiet to be just beside in the larger part of the house. This place has a long history as a castle and very interesting story. A MUST FOR ANY VACATION AND PERFECT FOR GOLFERS. LARGE BEDROOMS AND LOTS OF BATHROOMS!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Balcomie Golf Links
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: necessary

Crail is one of several traditional fishing villages situated along the East Coast of Scotland. It has a rich history, some lovely buildings and winding streets full of character. Crail has one of the best known harbours in the East Neuk where (in season) lobster and crab are available. There are also cafes, pubs, a butcher/deli, grocery stores, a pottery, galleries with work from local artists, a museum and tourist information centre.

The nearby fishing villages offer a variety of attractions and activities. Anstruther, a busy holiday village has a marina, the Scottish Fisheries Museum and award winning fish and chips from the Anstruther Fish Bar. There are boat trips to the Isle of May, a nature reserve famous for its nesting puffins. Pittenweem is a working fishing village and home to a successful Summer Arts Festival. Elie has a wide sandy beach and offers a host of water sports. The Fife Coastal Path provides a fantastic route to explore the beaches around the East Neuk, whilst the cycle routes can take you inland to such attractions as Kellie Castle and Scotland's Secret Bunker.

This coastal area of the East Neuk is well served by restaurants and cafes from light lunches, high teas, evening meals, to special celebratory dinners and there are award winning restaurants for example in Anstruther and St Monans.

The nearby bustling university town of St Andrews, home to the famous Royal & Ancient Golf Course has much to offer and is just 20 minutes drive away. The interesting Castle and Abbey ruins show its significant importance in the area in the past, whilst now in modern times there is a good variety of individual shops, restaurants, cafes, botanical garden, and aquarium.

Further afield cities such as Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and Stirling are within easy reach for day trips.


Rates & Availability

Anstruther Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Apr 8 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Weekly bookings preferred, however shorter stays are considered during Low Season for a minimum of 3 nights at £325 for the period.

Lets run from Saturday to Saturday. Entry time is from 4 pm and departure time is by 10 am. If the property is free before or after these times then this is negotiable.

A deposit of £100 is required to secure the booking followed by the balance one month before your arrival.

Payment can be made by cheque (£ Sterling) or paid by bank transfer. Details of which will be given when making a booking.

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