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Large Country House In An Acre Of Walled Garden And Sitting In 100s Of Acres

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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. 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.

duncan heaton-armstrong
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

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 Fife

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.


Falkland Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    bathroom - toilet , tub
  • Ensuite to Shand Kydd has Victorian roll-top bath and walk-in shower. Diana an en-suite shower whb and wc, Palace an en-suite shower whb and wc. Lomond has a bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment, wc, whb. Wills and Harry have bath, wc and whb
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Shand Kydd, king, en-suite bath & walk-in shower, Diana, a king, en-suite shower, Lomond, a twin bedded room with bathroom, Palace, a twin bedded room, en-suite shower. Wills, a family room king and 2 single beds, sharing bathroom with Harry, a twin.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: A wonderful spacious home with ample space for a large group, with a grand drawing room, a tv room, large dining room, dining/kitchen, and bright conservatory, there is space for everyone to spread out. 6 comfortable bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a wc next to the kitchen and utility room, plenty of space for wet gear, and clothes drying. Outside: There is a large enclosed garden of an acre, with patio and patio furniture, and a BBQ. There is a trampoline (suitable for all) and swings suitable for small children. Children must be supervised! The house sits in hundreds of acres of farmland, and is quiet and safe. Utility Room: Washing machine in utility room, with drying room for drying. Iron and Ironing board, cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included, changed weekly or more often if required. Maid-service available daily, bi weekly or as required. Please state your wishes at time of booking. Other: The conservatory off the kitchen and drawing room is bright and sunny with views over Falkland. It has table and chairs for 8 and easy chairs for relaxing. Drying room is warm and suitable for clothes and wet-weather gear.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Large Country House In An Acre Of Walled Garden And Sitting In 100s Of Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A wonderful home to spend a family get together. Beautiful rooms, spotlessly clean and a superb host

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Duncan and family for a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
18 Miles


Beaches within 30 minutes include Aberdour, Leven, Crail, Elie, St Andrews


35 minutes from Edinburgh and Dundee airports. Train station at Markinch, 10 minutes drive, and buses to Falkland (200 yards). Car recommended.


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.


Rates & Availability

Falkland Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
high season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 15
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year 2017/2018
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $320.93

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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