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Balhelvie Cottage

St Andrews, Fife
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming period cottage with magnificent views over the River Tay and the Sidlaw Hills
  • Country cottage interior with pretty prints, wood burner and beautiful conservatory
  • Located on the Fife Coastal Path with lovely sandy beaches and St Andrews within easy reach
Property code: 81388

Wonderful, spacious cottage enjoys magnificent views over the bonnie River Tay and the Sidlaw hills. After a day out exploring the beautiful local area enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner.

Located on the Fife Coastal Path, and surrounded by rolling green fields, outdoor enthusiasts can discover pebbled seashores and miles of sandy beaches along the coast from this property. Perfect for a small family or a couple, this period cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms. Return after a windswept day for a cosy evening on the sofa resting your weary limbs in front of the crackling wood burner.

Light, bright and spacious throughout, this charming property is all on one level. Contemporary country house styling, warm wooden floors and quirky wallpaper throughout complement elegant furnishings and quirky touches creating a welcoming home. From the lounge, double doors to the sunroom allow light to flood in, and a stable door allows fresh air to drift through the kitchen, bringing the outside in.

From the pretty front garden, step into the hall and discard your outdoor clothing before heading through to the lounge. Kick back and relax on the comfortable sofas, lighting the wood burner to create a cosy ambience on chilly nights. Gather in the conservatory for all the sun but none of the chill to enjoy a board game together, or simply settle with a good book. Cook a delicious meal in the stylish kitchen and gather everyone together to dine at the table before retiring for the night. With two spacious and elegant super-king-size bedrooms that can be made into twins on request, enjoy a tranquil night’s sleep, arising refreshed to take your morning coffee in the garden listening to the birdsong as the countryside awakens with the rising sun.

Outside, children can play safely on the lawn while you dine alfresco as the garden is completely enclosed with hedges and fencing around the perimeter. Flowerbeds and small trees are a lovely backdrop for some birdwatching and, as the night draws in, enjoy a lazy evening stargazing with a glass of wine, or perhaps a dram or two. There is off-road parking for one car available.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size zip-and-link bedrooms (which can be made into twins on request)
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs included
  • Welcome hamper provided
  • Smart TV/DVD, Alexa Echo Dot and a selection of books and board games in the hall
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Enclosed garden with seating area
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Beach 3 miles, shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles
  • Private water supply

Within easy reach of the fantastic Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve (15 miles) discover coastal walks and beautiful, sandy dunes at Kinshaldy Beach (16 miles) – perfect for a day of sun and sea. Find lovely little ruins at Balmerino Abbey (5 miles) and take a tour and tasting at Lindores Abbey Whisky Distillery (4 miles) and maybe grab some lunch. Historians shouldn’t miss Scone Palace (19 miles) a grand, gothic stately home with gardens and a maze, and explore the extensive formal garden and one of Britain’s oldest tennis courts at Falkland Palace (14 miles). Kids will love the animals and adventure playground at the Scottish Deer Centre (8 miles), and Craigtoun Country Park (5 miles) is a fun family day out and has an adventure playground, trampolines, Fairy Glen and a 30ft zip wire. St Andrews (18 miles), Scotlands oldest university town and known worldwide as The Home of Golf, has an excellent range of boutique shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants – and six golf courses. Family-friendly attractions include the Botanic Gardens and the St Andrews Aquarium. Adventures can try land yachting, kayaking, paddleboarding and surfing with Blown Away Experiences (19 miles) while East Neuk Outdoors (25 miles) also offers kayaking, canoeing, archery, paddleboarding, bushcraft and fire making. Urbanites can visit the vibrant city of Dundee (14.5 miles) with its excellent range of leisure and shopping facilities. Boasting the worlds only V&A museum outside of London, Dundee also offers museums, plenty of culture with theatres and arts centres, and restaurants, cafes and bars. With Perth (16 miles) or Edinburgh (48 miles) within easy reach, this a fantastic base to explore the Kingdom of Fife and central Scotland.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


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Reviewed by Mario 3rd October 2021

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Great cottage with marvelous view. Christine is a helpfull host. We enjoyed and recommend this place very much. Mario

Reviewed by M 17th September 2021

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My husband and I had a lovely break away at 3 Balhelvie Farm Cottage in September. 17-24. We wanted a relaxing break away and that is what we had. The cottage had beautiful views over the River Tay and was so quiet. It is ideally situated for visiting St Andrews and bigger cities if you prefer but perfect for relaxing. The owners left a beautiful wRead moreelcome hamper with lots of goodies to get us started. I cannot praise the cottage enough and we look forward to going back in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Dilys 10th September 2021

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The cottage is beautiful and comfortable, the decor very tasteful. The garden is lovely lots of flowers. There is a bird table, lots of feeders and a bird bath, I spent a lot of time watching them through the kitchen window and close up with binoculars. There are no street lamps, so take a torch to help you get from the car park, round the back, toRead more the front door. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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