About the property
- Chateau / Country House
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House in Falkland, Cupar, Fife, Scotland - Quiet And Beautiful Location 10 Minutes Walk From The Village Of Falkland
A stunning Country House built in 1806, this former manse, and until her death, home to Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales. It is a magnificent Georgian building, beautifully modernised while retaining old-world charm. 6 comfortable bedrooms with 5 bathrooms, there is space for 12 adults, and 2 children. With a drawing room with open fire and dual aspect, a tv room with 40" tv and freeview and dvds, a spacious dining/kitchen with AGA, a bright and airy dining conservatory and a formal dining room to seat 12, there is ample space for families. Centrally heated, open-fire, and AGA, together with electric blankets on all beds ensure a warm stay, whatever the weather. The house sits in an acre of walled garden, and surrounded by hundreds of acres of grazing land. There is a terrace with BBQ, a garden with trampoline and swings, and we have a local Hot Tub hirer who will supply a hot tub for the duration of your stay. Please let me know your requirements.Within 30 minutes of over 50 golf-courses, including Gleneagles and St Andrews, we are well-located for golfers. Edinburgh, Perth, St Andrews and Dundee are all within 40 minutes, and trains run to Markinch, 10 minutes away.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About duncan heaton-armstrong
Having retired as a tax consultant and stockbroker in 1995 I have since been involved in property letting and running a b&b. I love interaction with guests, and have over the past 19 years enjoyed my guests. I have 4 kids, 2 at University and 2 at school, and enjoy lots of time with my family and the pets.
duncan heaton-armstrong purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2004
Why duncan heaton-armstrong chose Falkland
We chose a beautiful location with a stunning house, close to amenities but quiet and peaceful. A great place to bring up children and plenty of walks and beaches nearby
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
10 minutes walk from the village, and only 40 minutes to Edinburgh, and close to St Andrews, Perth and Dundee, and with stunning views and a great climate, Ladywell is the perfect balance of a rural location but not remote from anywhere.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent accommodation in beautiful part of Scotland - highly recommended!
We had a fantastic weekend with our extended family celebrating our Mum and Dad's 80th birthdays. The location was excellent and Ladywell house was a perfect size for ourselves, our parents, my three brothers and their families. The public rooms were ideal for socialising, the bedrooms were a good size, some with ensuite facilities, and the dining room, conservatory and kitchen provided lots of options for eating all together or in groups. The are plenty of bathrooms and the house was warm and spacious. There is ample parking for at 4-5 cars. Enjoyed a lovely afternoon in St Andrews which is only 30 minutes away. Duncan was a great host and was on hand to welcome us and answer any questions. We definitely hope to return. Highly recommended!
It was a great pleasure to have the party to stay, and to provide the perfect setting for a double 80th party. The house was left spotless - remarked upon by my house-keeper, and much appreciated by us all! We very much look forward to having you all back soon. Kind regards
Large country house in Fife. Very convenient, quiet. Lovely town
The house is beautiful, well-appointed and in a lovely country setting. Great hiking nearby. Nice pubs in town. Easy can access to St. Andrews, regional parks, Edinburgh, etc.
Thanks very much for the lovely review, and we did enjoy meeting you all very much. Have a great trip to France, and do visit again for graduation! Thanks, too, for your help!
A wonderful home to spend a family get together. Beautiful rooms, spotlessly clean and a superb host
Thank you Duncan and family for a perfect stay.
Thanks Jo for sharing our lovely home, and for leaving it spotless...much appreciated. We look forward to your return soon. Kind regards.
Duncan and family.
Ein wunderschönes Landhaus
8 Personen bewohnten dieses wunderbare Haus in der Zeit vom 09.04.-16.04.2018. Das Haus ist wunderbar eingerichtet. Es fehlt an nichts. Das Highlight ist der Wintergarten. Aber auch die anderen Zimmer sind sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Wir hatten sehr viel Platz. Es waren ein Esszimmer, 2 Wohnzimmer, die Küche und der Wintergarten zum gemeinsamen Aufenthalt vorhanden. Obwohl es sehr kalt war, war es im Haus mollig warm. Duncan war ein sehr netter Vermieter und ich kann nur jeden das Haus weiter empfehlen. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefüllt und eine wunderbare Zeit dort verbracht.
Wir haben den Besuch unserer deutschen Gäste sehr genossen und freuen uns, dass sie eine wundervolle Zeit im Ladywell House hatten. Wir freuen uns darauf, sie wieder zu haben! Duncan
Coast/Beach: Beaches within 30 minutes include Aberdour, Leven, Crail, Elie, St Andrews Travel: 35 minutes from Edinburgh and Dundee airports. Train station at Markinch, 10 minutes drive, and buses to Falkland (200 yards). Car recommended. Distances: Falkland 800 yards, Glenrothes and Cupar 6 miles, Dundee, Perth and St Andrews 35 minutes, and Edinburgh 40 minutes drive. Knockhillracing circuit 35 mins. Further Details: Shops available in Falkland, including PO and general store, craft shops, bank, hairdresser, beauty salon, 4 pus/restaurants, tea rooms and an hotel.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please let me know number in group (adults/children) and preferred dates. 50% deposit required for booking, with balance on arrival. £250 good- housekeeping deposit taken and returned at end of stay. email or telephone for details. Changeover Day: Arrival time after 4 pm, and departure by 10.30 am on day of departure. Flexible changeover days, and short stays may be available. Notes on prices: Rates are only a guideline, and will vary depending on the season, special events, holiday periods, and size of group. For accurate prices please email or call.