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.
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.
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% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
- Save 15% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 7|
|27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£395.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£450.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£550.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£450.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£550.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£650.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£550.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£650.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£550.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£450.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£550.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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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Very roomy and bright. Very good facilities and ideally located for our holiday
Great, comfortable, home from home cottage. Our party consisted of 5 adults and two children and we had loads of room fo...Read More
Good value for money, clean and in an excellent spot to tour East Scotland. Good access to Edinburgh and Glasgow
In comparison with some cottages we've enjoyed in Scotland in recent years the Crewman's Quarters was not the best. Howe...Read More
Excellent facilities and good access for fife and Edinburgh