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The Crewman's Quarters

Queensferry, Fife

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5/7 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • Green Credentials
  • WiFi

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.

Map & Local

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.

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/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.
Single bedroom.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras

Cot (excluding linen)


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 calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

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
09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 £550.00 £595.00
30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 £395.00 £450.00
18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021 £695.00 £695.00
28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA POA
06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022 £395.00 £450.00
05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022 £450.00 £495.00
02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022 £550.00 £595.00
23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022 £450.00 £495.00
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 POA POA
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 POA POA
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 POA POA
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 POA POA
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 POA POA
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 POA POA
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 POA POA
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 POA POA
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 POA POA
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 POA POA
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA 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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