The Key House
The Key House is an unusual property set in an inimitable position right alongside the historic Falkland Palace in the conservation village of Falkland in the heart of Fife.
|Sleeps: 2/6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
This charming B-listed building is full of history with lots of interesting original features including the stone lintel above the front door that dates all the way back to 1713. Lovely views out over the garden can be enjoyed from the cosy sitting room where evenings are sure to be spent relaxing in front of the wood-burning stove.
The dining kitchen is spacious and bright with a real homely country feel due to its wooden beamed ceiling, colourful tiling and large dining table with plenty of room for everyone to gather together.
There is also a handy pantry off the kitchen providing useful extra storage and steps lead down to a little utility room where the laundry facilities are. Due to the age and nature of the building some of the ceilings are low in places so care should be taken.
Steep stairs lead up to the bedrooms where the en suite double bedroom has a king-size bed to stretch out on and a lovely window seat to admire views of the castle walls from. There are two further twin bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room and the other makes use of the bathroom adjacent.
A bench has been set up on the cobbled area in front of the house so you can sit and watch the world go by or, if you prefer, the garden at the back of the house is nice and private with a lovely seating area.
Tours around your very impressive neighbour Falkland Palace are available with knowledgeable guides that explain the history of the fine royal Renaissance Palace and its wonderful formal gardens. The palace is also home to one of Britain’s oldest tennis courts that dates back to the 16th century.
Falkland was the first conservation village in Scotland and it is easy to see why when you see the interesting architecture that is dotted about. There is a pub/restaurant across the road and a grocery shop just a few doors along. There is also a 9 hole golf course to try out in the village and fans of the Outlander TV series may well recognise the local scenery as some of the filming was done here.
There are mountain biking trails within the Falkland Estate, as well as pretty woodland walking paths and a red squirrel trail that is sure to delight children. There is also good walking in the Lomond hills or East Lomond itself can be tackled for wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Wildlife lovers will enjoy visiting the RSPB nature reserve (12 miles) at Loch Leven that is home to a variety of birds including whooper swans, curlews, kestrels, pink-footed geese and even ospreys. The Scottish Deer Centre (7.5 miles) is well worth a visit to see Fife’s only wolf pack, 14 different species of deer, otters, elk brown bears and fascinating falconry displays.
Just over half an hour’s drive away at the Knockhill Racing Circuit a programme of exciting motorsport car and bike events are held throughout the year.
Heading east, the ‘home of Golf’ St Andrews (20 miles) is in easy reach where the picturesque coastal links courses draw in golfers from far around and the British Golf Museum charts the interesting history of over 500 years of the game.
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, TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, radio/CD player, etc
Utility cupboard with washing machine.
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room with 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. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (logs available at £6 per bag). 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 (£50)
- Save 15% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
- Save 15% New Year 2018 From 28/12/2018 to 03/01/2019
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6|
|26 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018||£395.00||£495.00|
|20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£795.00||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£795.00||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 07 Feb 2019||£395.00||£495.00|
|08 Feb 2019 - 04 Apr 2019||£495.00||£595.00|
|05 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019||£595.00||£695.00|
|26 Apr 2019 - 09 May 2019||£495.00||£595.00|
|10 May 2019 - 23 May 2019||£595.00||£695.00|
|24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019||£795.00||£795.00|
|31 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019||£595.00||£695.00|
|28 Jun 2019 - 29 Aug 2019||£795.00||£795.00|
|30 Aug 2019 - 19 Sep 2019||£595.00||£695.00|
|20 Sep 2019 - 10 Oct 2019||£495.00||£595.00|
|11 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||£595.00||£695.00|
|01 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£395.00||£495.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£795.00||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£795.00||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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.
For The Key House, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom and one bathroom being made available.
'Lovely spot! Really enjoyed the village and surrounding walks.'
'We had a great time. A place full of character. Thank you.'
'Home from home! Great location and lovely stay. Thanks.'
'Beautifully equipped, cosy home close to great walking and scenery. Brilliant!'
'Beautiful house and surroundings. Very pleasant stay - thank you!'
'Had a lovely week, the town and surroundings are beautful. The house has everything!'
'This is our second time at the Key House. We love the views! Hope to come back again.'
'Charming stewardship and great hospitality in the best-kept estate in Scotland. Thanks to the Keeper!'
'Lovely week in Falkland, lovely town and beautiful surrondings. The Key House has everything we needed.'