18th Century three bedroom wing of a beautiful old farmhouse adjoining castle
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Confortable cosy and highly accurate location, we felt at home.
We enjoyed our stay very much. A perfect house. Carly supplied additional toys for our grandson. The welcome cake was great.
A wonderful stay on the Scottish coast
Booked my family at this wonderful property while visiting St. Andrews and beyond. Crail is a charming village, and breathtaking walks along the coast are just down the path. Gracious hospitality and helpful tips on the area from the host. I look forward to a return visit.
Golf vacation of a lifetime
We (3 friends from all over the US) planned a Scotland golf trip for nearly 2 years and stayed at this property for a full week. The accommodation is literally less than 400 yards from Crail Golf Links and was our first course to play. Everything was exactly as advertised. It was clean, roomy and comfortable. All three of us had our own bedrooms and had room to stretch out. Our host Carly could not have been friendlier and can bake a mean tray of Lemon Bars!
The location is hard to beat since it's right on the water the sunsets at nearly midnight are just stunning.
If you need a place to stay that is quiet but withing 25 minutest of St. Andrews, this is where you want to stay!
Rochester NY, USA
Wonderful property. We stayed for 10 days and could not have had a better experience. House was spic and span clean, everything worked, just generally lovely.
I was there visiting family nearby, so I would tell any renters that a car is a must. You are too far away for walking distance to the nearest village, unless you are a walker, it's about 3 miles to Crail.
Beautiful countryside, and the North Sea is just out your door.
A great time at Balcomie
We had a wonderful nine days of golfing and hiking. This was our second stay at Balcomie. We love the location, the accommodations, and hospitality!
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.