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Large Country House in an acre of walled garden, surrounded by farmland.

Falkland, Cupar, Fife, UK
  • Chateau / Country House
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms3
  • 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.


duncan heaton-armstrong

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed
      • Bedroom 6
        2 twin/ single
      • 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.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Shower room 1
      • Shower room 2
      • Toilet 1
      • 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

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All linen supplied,.
                    • Fireplace
                      Open fire with coal, kindling and firelighters supplied. Logs by arrangement.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Full Gas Fired central heating. AGA in the kitchen. Open fire in the Drawing Room. Electric blankets on all beds.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Garage
                      Available for storage of bicycles.
                    • Living Room
                      The drawing room is large and comfortable, huge sofas and easy chairs, with dual aspect and open-fire. Tv room has flat-screen tv and DVDs and a coal-effect gas fire. The dining room seats 14 is suitable for formal dining.
                    • Parking
                      Space for 5 cars.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      All towels provided.
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      Drying room provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washing machine provided.


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Everything that you may need.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Dining/kitchen with an AGA and electric hob, fridge/freezer and integrated fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, deep-fat-fryer and kettle.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Fridge freezer and separate fridge
                        • Stove


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining room to seat 14. Conservatory dining for 8. Kitchen table to seat 8.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 14 people


                                • Books
                                  A large library.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Board games and playing cards.
                                • Stereo
                                  and CDs provided.
                                • Television
                                  50" flatscreen with DVD player and freeview


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Seating and table.
                                    • Golf
                                      50 golf-courses within 30 miles, Falkland Golf Course 10 minutes walk, Ladybank (Open Qualifying course 10 mins drive) Leven, Crail, St Andrews etc all close by.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      large enclosed and private garden. There are swings and a trampoline. CHILDREN TO BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES>
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas fired BBQ.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Local lawn tennis court in the village. Real (Royal) Tennis court at Falkland Palace 3 minutes away.


                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Available from a local hirer at around £300 per week. Please enquire.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Chauffeur
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      4 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Excellent accommodation in beautiful part of Scotland - highly recommended!

                                                                      Brian W.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      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

                                                                      Richard N.Flagstaff, AZ

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      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

                                                                      Jo B.

                                                                      Thank you Duncan and family for a perfect stay.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Ein wunderschönes Landhaus

                                                                      Michael S.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      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


                                                                      Falkland, Cupar, Fife, UK

                                                                      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.

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