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Spacious, Renovated Farmhouse Wing

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 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.

More Details

Carly Stockwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018


Anstruther Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Lovely accommodation in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week over the May Bank Holiday period. The accommodation was spacious, elegant, warm and inviting. Plenty of room for 6 sharing. Comfortable bedrooms; spacious living quarters; well equipped kitchen and utility room. The decor was just right for a period property. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful at all times. We especially enjoyed the lemon drizzle cake on arrival!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back in the future.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Another Fantastic Holiday At Balcomie Farmhouse!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time vacationing at Balcomie Farmhouse and it is always amazing to stay somewhere with so much history, beauty and Carly & family there to see your taken care of, makes this place one in a million. A real Scotland secret gem! Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed with lemon cakes and smiles. Our 2 weeks flew by fast but we loved every second we spent at Balcomie. It is a great base for exploring Scotland with the busy golf meca of the world, St. Andrews just to the north. An Anstruther with its famous fish & chips nearby, Balcomie gives you the peace and relaxing you need after a day of exploring. We walked to the shore in the evenings, took advantage of the endless paths exploring around Balcomie Castle, even enjoyed making breakfasts and dinners in the very spacious kitchen all while watching a little TV in the big living room. We even played with Carly’s pups, Tilly, Suzy and Gem who loved running around chasing after my husband. The house has everything you need for a perfect stay! Obviously I cant praise Balcomie enough! Thank you again for a wonderful holiday and we will be back again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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A fantastic house in a great location with everything you would want. Great attention to detail!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the week and loved it, even though weather was not great. Carly has done the house up beautifully with a lot of thought going into it. The kitchen has everything you need, it is much better equipped than any other house we have stayed in. The lounge was a great place to chill out, the fireplace was a real focal point. From the outside the house looks like it would be cold inside, but it was anything but. It was warm throughout the house.

The bedrooms were very spacious with lots of storage, and the beds very comfy. The bathrooms were all beautifully done and the showers were very powerful!

Balcomie is a great base to explore the East Neuk, especially if you are a golfer or a walker. There were also lots of great pubs and restaurants within a short distance.

All in all a great place to stay and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Very well equipped comfortable home-from-home

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay - the house is very well equipped and well furnished. Overall we had a great stay and enjoyed the space and peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, wonderful history

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect, Very quiet and relaxing, was met with wonderful lemon drop cake, plan on coming back in the summer!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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What a beautiful place. Beautifully presented and host Carly was kind and thought.

  • 5 of 5

Possibly the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. Great location for exploring as well as golf. The house is beautiful, clean and full of history but with all the mod cons. My wife fell in love with the house and the area. Don't forget to visit the secret garden. It is so beautiful. Carly was a great host. She insured we had everything we needed and even baked a cake on arrival and delivered fresh strawberries and blueberries. We couldn't have asked for more. Can't wait for our next visit, just hope it's not long away!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Weekly bookings preferred, however shorter stays are considered during Low/Mid Season for a minimum of 3 nights.

Lets usually 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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