The Crewman's Quarters
Queensferry, FifeGuest Rating
This must surely be the way to get the best of both worlds! Edinburgh on the doorstep and yet a peaceful and leafy base to return to after a day at work or play in the capital! Yet The Crewman's Quarters just across the Forth Bridge near Rosyth offers just that.
|Sleeps: 5/7||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
This substantial, semi-detached villa has a commanding position on a wooded hillside above the Firth of Forth in the grounds of the owner's country estate. Once home to the Admiral's barge crew, (the white-painted companion way leading up to the back of the house is a reminder of its nautical history) the house has now been beautifully renovated and refurbished to provide an elegant, spacious and most comfortable holiday home.
A large glazed porch leads into an impressive quarry-tiled hallway, off which, to one side, is a roomy modern kitchen and beyond that a small conservatory with dining table. To the other side is the main living room, also stylishly quarry-tiled, with wood-burning stove.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, the master with an en suite bath/shower room and a dressing room with French door to the slope at the back of the house, a twin also with en suite shower, and a single room. There is also a further bathroom.
The house has impeccable green credentials, with ground source heating and solar panels.
Outside there is parking for several cars at the door and there is a small outside seating area to the front (with furniture). There is also a small play area within 70 yards of the house.
Despite its quiet situation, you are very much at the centre of things at the Crewman's Quarters, barely half a mile from the M90 Edinburgh-Perth motorway which gives access not only to the city but to the north and Fife as well.
An alternative is to make the 3 minute drive to the Park and Ride or to the station at Inverkeithing or Rosyth and catch the train into the city - a memorable trip across the Forth Rail Bridge.
Buses run to the airport but the estate gardener has a taxi and could take you wherever you wanted to go, including to and from the station if you were planning a more convivial night on the town! The owner may also be able to obtain tickets for you for the legendary Edinburgh Tattoo if you choose to come to the cottage during the Festival. There really are lots and lots of extras to be enjoyed at the Crewman's Quarters!
With such excellent transport connections, it follows that from here you can enjoy some excellent touring. One local attraction which you might wish to include is the National Trust Village at Culross (pronounced Kooros), just along the coast. A little further to the west is Stirling with its castle and Wallace Monument, that is also well worth a visit, and from there is it less than an hour's drive to Loch Lomond and the beautiful Trossachs.
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting/dining room with wood burning stove, double sofa bed and TV/DVD.
Kitchen with electric cooker with fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble drier in cupboard.
WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (super king) with en suite bath with shower over, WC, wash basin and dressing room.
Twin bedroom (ziplink) with en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by ground source heat pump (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 11/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
- Easter Holidays 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 7|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£395.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£450.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£550.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£450.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£550.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£650.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£550.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£650.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£550.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£450.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£550.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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Excellent facilities and good access for fife and Edinburgh
The accommodation was fine. The facilities were good. However the property wasn't very clean and the general upkeep of...Read More
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Cottage was clean and tidy overall, but grill pan and cutlery drawer were dirty.
A very warm and friendly welcome fr...
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