Lower Largo, FifeGuest Rating
The East Neuk of Fife, with its quaint fishing villages, is one of the prettiest stretches of Scotland's east coast.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Lower Largo is within a half hour drive of historic St Andrews and is typical of these small villages. Here, where the Keil Burn flows into the sea, is Dunedin Cottage. An end terraced cottage, dating from the early 1700s, it was probably here when Bonnie Prince Charlie was a lad. Certainly Alexander Selkirk, who was the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe and who was born in Lower Largo, would have passed it many a time before he set off on his historic voyage.
While its exterior may not have changed, he would scarcely recognize its interior now, however, so well have the new owners restored and refurbished the cottage. Outside, there is a pretty decking area with tubs, furniture and BBQ.
Inside, the well-fitted modern kitchen retains its beamed ceiling and there is a double bedroom downstairs with en suite shower. The heating throughout the lower part of the house is now underfloor, creating a real cosy, luxury feel.
A most interesting split staircase leads up to a twin bedroom with all the space you need, a relaxing stone-tiled bathroom (complete with corner bath) and the piece de resistance - a light and bright, south facing sitting room with open fire overlooking the estuary. This room features a striking exposed stone fireplace and is pleasingly decorated and furnished in light and restful colours.
Outside, there is a pretty decking area with tubs, furniture and BBQ.
You are well placed for all facilities here, with a little supermarket and a hotel just across the bridge and other pubs, restaurants and shops up in the village.
There is an excellent links golf course (a recognized practice ground when the Open is at St Andrews) just a mile or so away at Lundin Links, with others at Crail (15 miles) and Leven (3 miles).
The cottage is just 100 yards or so from the beach, while walkers can pick up the Fife Coastal path more or less from the door. There is also boat hire at the pier.
In the Fife hinterland, there are National Trust properties to visit at Kellie Castle and Hill of Tarvit, or spend a morning at Scotland's Secret Bunker just outside Anstruther (11 miles).
Another worthwhile destination is Mary Queen of Scots' fairytale palace at Falkland (14 miles), which could perhaps be combined with a visit to the Scottish Deer Centre to keep all the family happy. If a day in Edinburgh appeals to you, you can catch the train from Kirkcaldy (10 miles) and cross the famous Forth Rail Bridge.
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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.
Kitchen with washing machine, microwave, small safe etc.
Double bedroom with ensuite shower, WC and wash basin
Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD and iPod station
Bathroom with corner bath, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Stair Gate
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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).
From 07/03/2020 to 09/03/2020
From 14/03/2020 to 16/03/2020
From 21/03/2020 to 23/03/2020
From 29/02/2020 to 02/03/2020
From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
From 04/04/2020 to 06/04/2020
From 11/04/2020 to 13/04/2020
From 23/05/2020 to 25/05/2020
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£395.00||£450.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£550.00||£550.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£395.00||£450.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£550.00||£550.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£595.00||£595.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£550.00||£550.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£595.00||£595.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£550.00||£550.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£395.00||£450.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£550.00||£550.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£345.00||£395.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£595.00||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£595.00||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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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As above: the cottage was a real pleasure to stay in, in a lovely location. Dunedin felt like “coming home”, instantly ...Read More
Just delightful. Quirky little cottage in a lovely location, peaceful and relaxing. Absolutely ideal for walking with ou...Read More
Lovely wee house, welcoming and clean. Gorgeous views and a great location. Will definitely be back.
The lower bathroom smells of damp continually sadly. All the family used the upstairs toilet instead. No drying faciliti...
Thanks for bringing this feedback to our attention. The owner has investigated the issue in the downstairs wet room and ...Read More
Excellent. Holiday cottage.
'Cosy cottage, great coal fire. Lovely walks and weather really good. Very friendly village and enjoyed a local art class! Thank you!'
'Lovely cosy cottage and very quickly felt at home. My first visit to Fife but I am sure it won't be the last. Thanks for a lovely relaxing holiday.'
'Lovely comfortable stay in this peaceful place. Excellent walks and loved rambling around the quaint streets in Anstruther, Pittenweem and St Monans. Thank you.'
'House was fabulous and so well equipped – made our stay most welcoming. Trips to the Railway Inn and Crusoe Hotel for tea were so handy! Hope to be back soon - thank you!'
'We love this place, our third visit! It takes about ten minutes to feel at home and chilled. If we ever win the lottery we will give you an offer you can’t refuse ....'