The SpaceOur home is a converted Georgian coach house in a small village called Colinsburgh, in the East Neuk of Fife. We are situated on the main access road for the Fife coastal path and as such, couldn't be more conveniently placed for all the many attractions this area has to offer.
The house has very generous, elegant proportions, with large rooms and high ceilings and retains many original features, including flagstone and wooden floors, working wooden shutters on all windows, elegant cornicing and ceiling roses in many rooms, a working open fire in the drawing room and a rayburn stove in the kitchen. However, the house is also a family home and as such is equipped with all the modern amenities you might need during your stay, including a utility room with washing machine and dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen with store cupboard essentials you are welcome to use, a nespresso coffee machine, broadband internet access, use of a playstation 3 with Netflixs and Amazon Prime, a large collection of dvd's and cd's, and board games and toys for our younger visitors. We also have a large collection of books you are welcome to peruse during your stay.
The house itself is has been decorated in dramatic tones that are in keeping with the period of the house, and is furnished with a mix of antique and contemporary furniture and interesting items and curiosities we have collected over the years. We also have an interesting and eclectic range of art on the walls for you to enjoy (a hobby and passion of ours!). All of the bedrooms are sunny and airy with comfortable beds, crisp bedlinen and fluffy pillows.
There is a private courtyard garden to the rear of the property, which has parking space for up to 3 cars, and which also has an enclosed patio area which is full of wildflowers in the summer, and is perfect for alfresco dining or enjoying the birdsong and sounds from the farm at the rear of the house. Guest AccessThe rooms on the ground floor are an entrance vestibule and hallway, dining room, separate dining kitchen, utility room, King-sized bedroom and shower room. On the first floor is a twin bedroom with a double day-bed (can sleep four) with en-suite wet room, the main drawing/living room, double bedroom and family bathroom. You will have access to the entire house, apart from the loft area which will be locked, as is a private space which contains our personal items. Interaction with GuestsI will be available by phone or email during your stay to answer any queries you may have. The NeighborhoodThe East Neuk is a beautiful area, famed for its many golf courses, glorious sandy beaches and picturesque quaint fishing villages. St. Andrews itself is only a 20 minute drive away. The Fife coastal path runs nearby, and there are a number of National Trust properties including Kellie Castle and Falkland Palace within close proximity. Foodies are also spoilt for choice when staying here, with the award-winning Ardross Farm shop a 5 minute drive away, the wonderful seasonal East Pier Smokehouse Restuarant in St Monans just 10 minutes away, and the Michelin-starred Peat Inn restaurant just 15 minutes from the house. We also love the fantastic Balgove Steak barn just outside St. Andrews, an open-air barbeque restaurant which opens for a limited run during the summer. Book a table if you get a chance, and wear a cosy jumper if you go in the evening! Getting AroundThe village is served by an hourly bus that runs from Leven to St. Andrews, calling at all the villages and towns along the coast. The bus stop is literally a few feet away, and it runs from extremely early in the morning up until midnight. From Leven and St. Andrews you are able to travel further afield to Dundee, Kirkcaldy, and further afield. Edinburgh airport is an hours drive from the house. Other Things to NoteAlthough the courtyard garden is our property, our neighbours have access to their garden through ours, so please be aware of this and mindful of them during your stay.