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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
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.

Amenities

Falkland Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

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
5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Falkland
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Falkland
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Markinch
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Falkland
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Glenshee
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Leven

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.

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Rates & Availability

Falkland Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
$2,567
 
 
Rate 15
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,851
 
 
New Year 2017/2018
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,621
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,439
 

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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