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The Old Schoolhouse

Kingsbarns, near St Andrews, Fife

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In the picturesque village of Kingsbarns, less than a mile from a lovely sandy beach and only 6 miles from the renowned University and golfing town itself, the Old Schoolhouse offers the perfect place to relax after a day out exploring this scenic part of Scotland.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/7 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The area around St Andrews is one of Scotland's most popular holiday destinations, with so much to offer visitors. Right at the heart of the village, this substantial 18th century listed building was, as its name suggests, once home to the village school master. It overlooks the local parish church with its impressive sandstone tower and is just a few minutes’ walk from a pub/restaurant.

Inside the house is light and airy, yet welcoming and comfortable, having been modernised to a high standard whilst maintaining many of its charming original features. It now provides lucky holiday makers with accommodation which is comfortable, versatile and suitable for guests of all ages.

Off the spacious entrance hall is the bright and tranquil sitting room, its marble fireplace beautifully framing the wood-burning stove which keeps it cosy even on the coolest of evenings. The good size kitchen-diner, with its range cooker and Belfast sink, offers the ideal setting for family dining and there is a handy additional utility room.

Downstairs too are a twin bedroom with French doors to the secluded walled garden area to the rear of the house (with furniture), and a generous size shower room (double sink and double shower). The other three tastefully decorated bedrooms can be found upstairs, along with a further shower room.

Map & Local

There is a children's play park a couple of minutes' walk away and the short walk from the house down to the local sandy beach leads you past Kingsbarns Golf Links where visitors are welcome.

Just over a mile outside the village is Kingsbarns Distillery, where you can take a tour and find out all about the distillation process. You can also sample a ‘wee dram’ yourself or take buy some to take home with you.

Beyond the village the rest of the picturesque Fife coast with its vast variety of attractions and facilities awaits you. If the many world famous golf courses and 117 miles that make up the Fife Coastal Path aren't for you, then perhaps you will relish the unique atmosphere and the sense of history that radiates from the ruins of the cathedral and castle of St Andrews or the ancient university itself.

The seemingly endless West Sands, immortalised in the opening sequence of the film 'Chariots of Fire' are great for walking and a family day at the seaside. The more energetic and adventurous will be interested to know that the coast around Kingsbarns offers what is referred to by those in the know as 'challenging surfing'.

Local Events and Attractions


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 room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD.
Kitchen/dining room with range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge, etc.
Utility room with washing-machine and tumble drier.
Shower room with large double shower, WC and hand basin.
Twin bedroom.


Double bedroom.
Double bedroom.
Single bedroom.
Shower room with shower, WC and hand basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (2 baskets of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 7
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £1,295.00 £1,295.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £795.00 £895.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £695.00 £795.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £795.00 £895.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £595.00 £695.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £1,295.00 £1,295.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £1,295.00 £1,295.00
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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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