Views towards the beautiful detached property
Bright and airy lounge
Lounge with cosy log burner
Stylish kitchen with stair case leading up to the mezzanine floor
Well-equipped kitchen with lovely Aga oven perfect for cooking up a storm
Dining area perfect for family gatherings
Relax and enjoy the vinery sunroom perhaps with a good book
Relax in the mezzanine floor lounge with balcony and wood burner
Large master bedroom with great views
Master bedroom a place to relax and unwind
Ground floor ensuite double bedroom with walk in wardrobe
Ensuite with bath to lay back and relax
Ground floor en-suite twin bedroom
Twin bedroom with views over the garden
Twin ensuite wet room
Autumn in the vinery sunroom at sunset
Stylish shower room
Views from the balcony
Enjoy the magnificent views from the property
View towards the property's vinery and balcony
Spacious enclosed garden
lovely converted barn
1 / 22  Views towards the beautiful detached property
2 / 22  Bright and airy lounge
3 / 22  Lounge with cosy log burner
4 / 22  Stylish kitchen with stair case leading up to the mezzanine floor
5 / 22  Well-equipped kitchen with lovely Aga oven perfect for cooking up a storm
6 / 22  Dining area perfect for family gatherings
7 / 22  Relax and enjoy the vinery sunroom perhaps with a good book
8 / 22  Relax in the mezzanine floor lounge with balcony and wood burner
9 / 22  Large master bedroom with great views
10 / 22  Master bedroom a place to relax and unwind
11 / 22  Ground floor ensuite double bedroom with walk in wardrobe
12 / 22  Ensuite with bath to lay back and relax
13 / 22  Ground floor en-suite twin bedroom
14 / 22  Twin bedroom with views over the garden
15 / 22  Twin ensuite wet room
16 / 22  Autumn in the vinery sunroom at sunset
17 / 22  Stylish shower room
18 / 22  Views from the balcony
19 / 22  Enjoy the magnificent views from the property
20 / 22  View towards the property's vinery and balcony
21 / 22  Spacious enclosed garden
22 / 22  lovely converted barn

Bruntshiels Byre

St Andrews (6mls SW), Fife
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
Family friendly
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
  • Within easy reach of Fifes Coastal path and the charming East Neuks fishing villages
  • Ceres Highland Games are held on the last Saturday in June and are well worth a visit


Property code: 54394

This lovely detached quirky byre is nestled in an elevated position and benefits from magnificent views towards the Cairngorms and Dundee. Close to the pretty village of Ceres and St Andrews.

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.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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 and freezer
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub, restaurant and shop approx. 2.5 miles away
  • Smart TV

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.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynne 15th March 2020

An absolutely fantastic cottage, immaculately kept, with everything you could need. Loved the spacious garden and views to die for. The isolation was fabulous, no neighbours for miles. The owners are across the courtyard, very welcoming, but in no way intrusive. Lovely touches like an extra spar placed low on the gate to ensure our small dog was saRead morefely contained were so appreciated. Cannot recommend highly enough, we cant wait to go back! Hide

Reviewed by Neil 14th February 2020

A delightful cottage with plenty of space, beautiful views and a very large garden which was perfect the dogs.

Reviewed by Chris 7th February 2020

This property is ideal for families or a group of friends. With three bedrooms and three separate living areas there is plenty of space for everyone. If you book this property you will not be disappointed. It exceeded our expectations and we all absolutely loved it!

Reviewed by Shirley 3rd January 2020

Would highly recommend this cottage. We enjoyed a week with my parents and the dogs. Garden and cottage fsb for everyone and was lovely. Owners met us on arrival and were on hand if we needed anything. Will definitely be back!!

Reviewed by Stephen 25th October 2019

This is our second consecutive year staying with Geoff and Maureen and the Byre continues to impress. Last year we had my parents who have mobility issues and this year we had our daughter and new grand daughter and the property was perfect for both the different requirements. The garden is fantastic for the dogs and it's a struggle to think of anyRead more improvements that we could suggest. Hide

Reviewed by Josephine 11th October 2019

Reviewed by Anne 27th September 2019

A excellent holiday home in the perfect spot to explore the area. The enclosed garden was great for the dogs and the views from the house were stunning. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming.

Reviewed by Paul 6th September 2019

Reviewed by Hilary 30th August 2019

The cottage was really lovely - fantastic views and great seating areas, both inside and in the garden. Our dog loved the big garden and the cottage was a great base for exploring the lovely Fife coast. It was a fantastic place to come back to after a day out. We very much hope to return.

Reviewed by Russell 16th August 2019

As close to perfection as you can get! Absolutely stunning property, beautifully presented with everything you could possibly need. Amazing views all around of the Fife countryside but close enough to Cupar and St Andrews for amenities. The owners are on hand and very friendly but not in anyway overbearing.

Reviewed by Julia 26th July 2019

Beautifully presented, with a welcome basket and equipped with all the essentials and lots of extras meant we didnt need to race to shops (although we had Tesco delivering). Lots of seating areas meant everyone could relax in their own space and the large secluded garden and access to field beyond was wonderful for the dogs. We never seemed more thRead morean 20 mins from anywhere with St Andrews, Crail etc. all within easy reach. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Iain 5th July 2019

Our 2nd time. Lovely home and garden with space for everyone to find peace and quiet or come together. As always l, we had the beautiful Fife weather to top it off.

Reviewed by Erica 28th June 2019

Absolutely perfect

Reviewed by Rachel 21st June 2019

Reviewed by Stephen 27th May 2019

The property has been stunningly renovated and provides first class family accommodation. The owners are on site in case help is needed and they are wonderfully helpful and supportive. The outside area is a perfect playground for children.

Reviewed by Noel 24th May 2019

Fantastic cottage in a stunning location and fantastic views

Reviewed by Linda 17th May 2019

Beautiful location. Very peaceful. Good base for exploring surrounding area. Cottage was delightful.

Reviewed by Gillian 3rd May 2019

The house and location are stunning. We stayed for 2wks and loved it. Simply couldn't have asked for more. Our two Labradors loved it also.

Reviewed by Peter 19th April 2019

If you want a quiet getaway, this is the place. Well maintained property, great location, friendly owners. Whats not to like.

Reviewed by Arthur 14th November 2018

Very comfortable, warm and nicely equipped. Log burners set the scene fine. Secluded location with great views and open fields, yet easily accessible to Tesco and Spar etc in Cupar. Great coastal walks and beaches very close by. The Husselbees were very welcoming and informative hosts. Great stay for grandparents, parents and kids altogether. WouldRead more definitely go back again. Hide

Reviewed by Jil 4th November 2018

Lovely property in rural location with great views. Good walks for dogs nearby.

Reviewed by Sally 26th October 2018

This is a fabulous property in a lovely location close to St Andrews. You will need a car to access the surrounding area but for us we wanted somewhere to relax, switch off and recuperate. Its great for different generations of family. My 83 year old Dad stayed with us. Husband and son were off playing golf most days whilst we stayed at home and enRead morejoyed the views, sunshine and garden with our dog. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 19th October 2018

The Byre was a perfect property for a restful holiday with a couple of generations of family. The owners have fitted the property out to a high standard and manage to be very friendly and helpful without being overpowering seeing as they live so close. The garden is large and well enclosed and perfect for children and dogs. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by ALAN 5th October 2018

This is a fantastic property in a fabulous location and is well appointed Fabulous property and setting. Maureen and Geoff ensure a warm welcome, and we all had a fantastic time.

Reviewed by Jane 21st September 2018

We enjoyed every minute ,the place was an ideal location for every thing we intended doing such as walking the coastal areas

Reviewed by Nicholas 7th September 2018

An absolutely stunning holiday cottage, with a fabulous warm welcome from the friendly hosts makes this cottage a real home from home. We went as a group of 6, which was 3 generations of our family and this property was spot on for all of us to enjoy a fabulous time in Scotland together. Everything you need is already in this property, its set up aRead morebsolutely spotless and ready to go, great views, great location. Highly recommended, I hope we can return here soon! thoughroughly enjoyable! Hide

Reviewed by Vicky 24th August 2018

Reviewed by Erica 27th July 2018

Reviewed by Judith 13th July 2018

A fabulous, spacious and comfortable house with everything we needed. Super friendly hosts and a nice welcome.

Reviewed by Gillian 6th July 2018

A lovely property, beautifully converted into a very comfortable and dog friendly holiday home with beautiful views to the surrounding countryside. Very peaceful and quiet with easy access to St Andrews and the coast. Very clean and with all mod cons. A large dog proof garden, great for dogs and children and plenty of space inside, would work well Read morefor family gatherings and groups of friends. We enjoyed our stay very much. Hide

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Views towards the beautiful detached property
Bright and airy lounge
Lounge with cosy log burner
Stylish kitchen with stair case leading up to the mezzanine floor
Well-equipped kitchen with lovely Aga oven perfect for cooking up a storm
Dining area perfect for family gatherings
Relax and enjoy the vinery sunroom perhaps with a good book
Relax in the mezzanine floor lounge with balcony and wood burner
Large master bedroom with great views
Master bedroom a place to relax and unwind
Ground floor ensuite double bedroom with walk in wardrobe
Show 10 moreEnsuite with bath to lay back and relax


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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