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Bruntshiels Byre

St Andrews (6mls SW), Fife
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Green
Family friendly
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming quirky luxury byre, nestled in a beautiful countryside location close to the village of Ceres
  • Enjoy the magnificent far reaching views from the property towards the Cairngorms and Dundee
  • Beautiful enclosed spacious mature garden providing a safe haven for dogs and children
Property code: 54394

Situated in a peaceful rural hamlet just 2.5 miles from the pretty village of Ceres and 6 miles from the famed town of St Andrews, this charming three-bedroom byre is in the perfect location for a family or friends’ reunion away from the pressures of busy life. With magnificent views from the property towards the Cairngorms and Dundee, there’s no need to leave the house to experience country life – but there’s still plenty to do not far away. Just 10 miles from the Fife Coastal Path, you can wander the rugged coastline and take in superb seaside views.  The Peat Inn,  Michelin Star restaurant is just one mile away from the property and offers a fabulous menu.

 

This delightful former Byre is bright and airy with stylish contemporary touches blended with traditional furnishings to create a cosy and comfortable feel. Sit back and enjoy the stunning views from large windows and doors.

 

Snuggle up on the sofa in the lounge in front of the wood burner for a peaceful night in or chill in the spacious kitchen while someone cooks up a storm on the AGA. Get lost in a book on a sunny afternoon in the sunroom with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the garden. Have a relaxing soak in the bath in the en-suite off the spacious king-size bedroom.

 

Head upstairs to the mezzanine floor where there’s a second lounge with a wood burner and a large balcony for you to look out over the countryside. A tranquil king-size bedroom is also up here, promoting a perfect night’s sleep.

 

Outside, a fully enclosed garden that’s perfect for kids and dogs to play in has a seating area, making it the ideal spot for an al fresco evening meal. Take advantage of your rural position and grab some picnic blankets to lay down and look up at the stars in the clear night sky.

 

  • 3 Bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a king-size on request)
  • 1 Shower room, 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room and1 seperate WC
  • Aga oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and coffee machine
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Spacious enclosed Garden
  • Pub, restaurant and shop approx. 2.5 miles away
  • Smart TV in lounge and master bedroom
  • Provisional Licence Number - F1 00146 P
  • EPC rating : E
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

You're in a wonderful rural location without being cut off from plenty to see and do in the area. Travel to the Scottish Deer Centre (10.5 miles) where you can wander the 55 acres of grounds and visit the paddocks with nine different species of deer to meet. There's also a bird of prey centre and treetop walkways here, so it's perfect for a family day out.

If botanic gardens are your thing, visit the University of Dundee Botanic Garden (19 miles) where you can find three pools holding aquatic plants, a well and even a mountain. Dundee itself is a great city to explore and is known as Scotland's sunniest city! Plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants will keep you busy, plus the McManus Art Gallery and Museum (17.5 miles) is worth visiting just to admire the beautiful Gothic building.

Make sure you take a trip to pretty village Ceres (5 miles) where the Fife Folk Museum occupies several well-preserved buildings that date back to the 17th century. If you time your visit to the last Saturday in June, you'll catch the renowned Ceres Highland Games, where you'll see competitors take part in running, solo piping and highland dance.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 26th January 2024

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What a magnificent tucked away home, great location fantastic views from every window. Very well thought through from owners, kept very clean to a high standard. Plenty of room for family and dogs! Highly recommend and would love to come back at summer time.

Reviewed by Joanna 28th October 2023

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A stunning cottage in an equally stunning location. The best holiday cottage I've ever stayed in, it was warm and comfortable, despite the storm outside! The views are beautiful, the area peaceful, the hosts kind and welcoming, and the cottage had everything we needed. The garden is huge and enclosed. We spent a lovely day in Edinburgh and enjoyed Read morethe museums in Dundee. Trips around the coast and to St Andrews were also very pleasant, despite the weather! Would love to visit again in summer. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 20th October 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 8th October 2023

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Reviewed by Janice 15th September 2023

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This property has luxurious amenities in a beautiful location. We enjoyed a weekend celebrating my husbands 60th birthday with all the family. It is convenient for St Andrews and Cupar. The garden is totally enclosed so we had no concerns about our dog.

Reviewed by Dawn 8th September 2023

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We were delighted with the clean and well equipped accommodation, and welcome from our hosts, particularly the bottle of wine and shortbread. The garden is safe and secure for children and dogs. Fabulous views from the mezzanine area and balcony. Peaceful and relaxing stay for 3 generations of our family; 4 adults, 2 infants and 2 dogs. The two dowRead morenstairs rooms are at either end of the property but a videocam taken along helped keep an eye on the young occupant. The area has lots to offer. Hide

Reviewed by Leonie 1st September 2023

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Fantastic cottage in amazing location and great for dogs. We absolutely loved our stay and will definitely be back. We enjoyed some amazing sunsets and were treated to great weather!

Reviewed by Andrea 30th June 2023

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Ideal location for relaxing. There is a handy electric charge point available, loads of space to relax, enclosed garden. Aga was really easy to use and always warm. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Perfect for a large friends/family holiday

Reviewed by Dave 16th June 2023

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Perfect cottage to relax and recharge the batteries. Feel as if you are totally isolated, yet you are only 10/12 mins from Cupar (a lovely town). Absolutely recommend if you have a dog, as garden is sizeable and fully enclosed. The sunset over the hills is breathtaking!

Reviewed by Julie 9th June 2023

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We stayed at Bruntshiels Byre for a week, with our 2 dogs, and both agreed it was one of the best holidays we have had. The weather was perfect, the dogs were secure and relaxed. The property itself was nothing short of perfect. The owners were attentive and helpful and the views from the upstairs mezzanine were spectacular. We were ideally situateRead mored for walks and golf. The amazing garden was so tranquil and we returned from this break feeling totally rejuvenated. We will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Dave 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Clair 12th May 2023

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Absolutely stunning property in a fabulously relaxing setting. Central for lots of sightseeing. A stones throw from the home of golf, St Andrews. Loved every minute of this relaxing holiday. Hosts were very friendly and offered assistance if needed. Definitely worth a trip.

Reviewed by Anne 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Hayley 7th April 2023

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2nd visit , beautiful location and property .

Reviewed by Lee 27th March 2023

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Reviewed by David 10th March 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Very cosy and warm in a week that turned out to be very cold.

Reviewed by Margaret 3rd March 2023

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The Byre is spacious, warm and comfortable. Huge secure garden for dogs to run about. Lots of sitting areas in the house gives everyone space. Amazing views from the balcony. Situated only a few miles from several great beaches. Due to the forecast for snow we had to leave a day early, as the road leading to the Byre is a winding, uphill single traRead moreck road. We couldn't risk the possibility of being snowed in, which has happened to the owners before. Would definitely go back. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 24th February 2023

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The cottage and location are gorgeous, fabulous facilities throughout and spotless. The host was the best I have ever experienced, absolutely nothing was too much trouble. I would not hesitate in recommending this cottage. We had the most wonderful fun-filled weekend. Dont hesitate just book!

Reviewed by Dorothea 27th November 2022

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Reviewed by Catherine 18th November 2022

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Reviewed by Alicja 28th October 2022

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Very peaceful and picturesque location. We had a lovely time in this spacious cottage.

Reviewed by Fiona 23rd September 2022

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Utterly wonderful - highlights are the space , proximity to everything and amazing garden for the dog . Hosts are a class above - info , care, detail, quality and cleanliness are of an order of magnitude better than most . Thank you

Reviewed by Sharon 16th September 2022

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Absolutely beautiful place to stay unfortunately this time it wasnt as clean as last time, a lot of dust and dead flies and many cobwebs in different places

Reviewed by Hayley 29th August 2022

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Stunning property. Stunning Location . Friendly hosts . Secure garden for the doggies , you can genuinely sit back and relax . We will definitely be back . Hayley & Al Lauder

Reviewed by Patricia 26th August 2022

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The cottage is lovely and the surrounding area beautiful. The owner was very welcoming and after a brief tour just left us to it. It is very private and the garden area is secluded and is fantastic for outside entertaining and freedom for children and dogs. would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Maggie 12th August 2022

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This is a great house and the owner is really friendly and welcoming. Heartily recommend it to anyone who wants fabulous views and very comfortable place to stay. Id give it a five star overall rating.

Reviewed by Ken 5th August 2022

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Great cottage, layout and space. We took two elderly ladies with mobility issues, two dogs and ourselves. The facilities were excellent for everyone and we were able to escape upstairs for some relaxation.

Reviewed by Chislaine 22nd July 2022

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A beautiful property in a beautiful setting. Close to many places of interest and the numerous golf courses that surround the area.

Reviewed by Dave 8th July 2022

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What an amazing cottage in a beautiful setting. The views really are something special. We had everything we needed in the cottage and were very comfortable. Everything was very clean and tidy for us on arrival. We had lovely weather so the tables outside were a great place to sit in the evening. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant

Reviewed by Rosie 27th May 2022

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An amazing house to stay in. We were there as 3 adult couples and had plenty of social space as well as feeling we had our own space too.

Reviewed by Eric 13th May 2022

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Lovely cottage in a really good location, owners very friendly, had everything we needed for our stay. Would certainly recommend it tom others.

Reviewed by Lyn 18th April 2022

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Cottage was just lovely, such a peaceful and sunny spot. Garden was amazing and very secure for our 2 dogs. Would definitely consider returning

Reviewed by Kenneth 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Hiedi 25th March 2022

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A fabulous unique property with amazing countryside views. Loads of space. Great area. Beautiful and warm inside for those winter days. Upstairs viewing platform is amazing. Great garden for the dog.

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