The SpaceThis mid terraced home dates back to 1600, with 'The Old Maltings' being converted in 1997. The Old Maltings was once the private distillery to Falkland Palace, just a mile away.... Spacious and contemporary, the property forms part of a small courtyard development and enjoys great views over the countryside and the Lomond Hills. The property is on 3 levels, with utility room on the ground floor; kitchen, dining/living room, single bedroom and WC on the first floor, and 3 double bedrooms and family bathroom on the top floor.
If you are part of a group, why not look at our other 2 listings and have the top floor to yourself?
You will have a very comfortable and bright double bedroom with built-in wardrobes and views onto the countryside. You will also have use of the family bathroom with 'Jacuzzi' bath.
When I'm here we'll share the kitchen and dining lounge and you can help yourself to the juicer (great for pressing apple ginger juice, then mulling afterwards...), blender (for smoothies) and timed coffee maker (to wake up to fresh coffee!).
This is a great location for golfing holidays! For Golfing details, whiz half way down this listing....
Also great for professional couples wanting to attend music festivals, including T in the Park in Balado and the Big Tent in Falkland.
You can also enjoy a healthy mix of art, culture and golf should you come in the summertime when Edinburgh Festivals are well underway... Edinburgh Summer Festival runs from mid June - 1 September, including International Film, Jazz and Blues, the Arts Festival, Fringe, International Festival, Book Festival, and Edinburgh Mela.
ABOUT THE LOCAL AREA
Newton of Falkland is a charming rural hamlet located 1 mile from Falkland. Falkland, is a beautiful historic town with extensive grounds. Sites to see include:
Falkland Palace and grounds. There are lovely long walks on the estate which include forest, streams and a climb to the top of Lomond Hills for great views of Fife and beyond.
Cycling on the estate or around Loch Leven.
Very unique gift shops, inc. the Cottage Craft Centre, Fayre Earth and the National Trust.
Beautiful walk and dinner at the Balbirnie House and estate, a delightful 18th century Georgian mansion nestled amidst 400 acres of rolling parkland in the heart of Fife. Alternatively, quiet drink at the Wine Bar in Falkland or good pub grub at one of the oldest pubs in Scotland, the Stagg Inn, where you can still get beer made with 1850s recipes.
THINGS TO DO NEARBY
St Andrews, Gleneagles, Perth and Dundee are approx 30 mins.
Edinburgh Airport is within 1hr drive and railway station in nearby Ladybank.
Stunning seaside views in St Andrews. Visit the Pier and West Sands, where the opening scene of Chariotts of Fire was filmed. Enjoy medieval architecture and bespoke shops. Great selection of fresh Scottish fish, Thai, Japanese and Italian restaurants.
For walkers, there's a healthy mix of coastline walks and hills in either direction including: coastal walk from Crail to Elie, taking in the unique character of historic fishing villages Pittenweem, Anstruther, St Monans and Cellardyke.
Expensive, but exquisite dinner at the Cellar, Anstruther. Frequented by HOLLYWOOD STARS during the golf season, inc. Samuel Jackson and Tom Hanks.
Munro bagging in Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. Don't miss homemade food at a working Water Mill in Blair Atholl, or excellent fish platter at the House of Bruar, the Harrods of Scotland.
Stunning remote landscape of GlenCova Forfar way, where you can 'bag' a few more munroes.
FOR GOLFERS, THERE IS:
The Old Course, St Andrews, purported being the home of golf, and where the Open and Dunn Hill Cup are held.
Pitreavie (Dunfermline) Golf Club, Fife, Scotland (1922): A tremendous parkland course and tricky test with many key MacKenzie trademarks throughout. A short drive from the world famous St. Andrews.
The Portland Course at the Royal Troon Golf Club, in Troon, Scotland. A worthy and challenging companion to the Old Course, the many-times Open Championship site.
Leven and Ladybank are used for "Open Championship" qualifying rounds when the Open is at St. Andrews.
St. Andrews (New)
North Berwick (West)
Kinghorn Golf Club
Dunnikier Park Golf Club
Longniddry Golf Club
Scotscraig Golf Club
Whitekirk Golf & Country Club
Prestonfield Golf Club
Crail - Balcomie
Scoonie Golf Club
Cowdenbeath Golf Club
Downfield Golf Club
Glenrothes Golf Club
The Musselburgh Golf Club Guest AccessWe'll share the kitchen and dining lounge and you can help yourself to the fridge, juicer (great for pressing apple ginger juice, then mulling afterwards...), blender (for smoothies) and cafetiere. Interaction with GuestsIf I'm around, it would be nice to meet guests in the evening and at the weekend. The NeighborhoodThe House is set in a beautiful, private courtyard. Feels like the south of France in the heart of Scotland! Getting AroundRecommend guests have a car. This location is central, a springboard to cities, countryside and beaches.