Lady Bluebell ref: CC526039

St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • All En-suite 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 

Description

Discover this B Listed Arts and Crafts house designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, one of only two in Scotland. Set in seven acres of glorious Fife countryside and first known as ’Sandford Cottage’, it was built in 1902 for Harben J Valentine, the photographic publisher from Dundee and photographers to Queen Victoria.

Originally, the house was built with red brick walls and thatched using reeds from the River Tay. As the Valentine’s business grew, another wing was added, also brick with a thatched roof, but disaster struck in 1910 when the house suffered a catastrophic fire. Baillie Scott was once again commissioned to redesign the house and it was re-built this time with brick walls that were harled and a rosemary tiled roof to reduce the fire risk. In the 1930s, Sandford House became the family home of Sir William and Lady Walker, and during the war years, the house was used as the leaving centre for the Norwegians of the 333 Catalina flying boat squadron, who moored their aircraft at Wormit Pier. During 1960, the house was converted to a hotel and a wing was added later which the majority of the holiday accommodation is situated and has been restored, in keeping with the arts and craft style. Using solid oak beams, posts and flooring and furnished to a high level of comfort, it has a mixture of contemporary and antique furniture. You are at the ideal all year round location to explore this area of rural Fife; historic St Andrews (ten miles), Dundee (five miles) and Cupar (eight miles) are just a short drive as are the white sandy beach and dunes of Tentsmuir Country Park (eight miles).

Lady Bluebell is a ground floor apartment and is situated on the north west corner of the building. With a large private terrace outside it is perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine and enjoying the views. Comfortably furnished with a mixture of contemporary and antique furniture, the open plan, spacious living area has a wood burner to keep you cosy on the winter nights. For Arts and Crafts architecture fans a guided tour can be arranged.

Lady Bluebell can be booked with Baillie Scott (CC526037), Valentines (CC526038) and The Giddy Limit (CC526040) to accommodate up to 20 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has six steps to the entrance (level access at rear), is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating (underfloor in wet room) and comprises:
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Lounge area: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and French door to terrace.
Dining area: With bay window.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (which can be made to twin beds – please advise when booking) and en-suite wet room with shower, WC and heated towel rail.
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Bedroom 2: With zip and link king size bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds – please advise when booking) and en-suite with shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

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Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder available at £3 per basket. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Private paved and lawned terrace with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Shared seven-acre woodland grounds with sitting-out area. Bike store. No smoking. Private parking for 5 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks, steps and small unfenced pond in grounds. This property has a security deposit of £100.
  • Nearest town
    Dundee
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Leuchars
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    6 miles
  • Lake
    7 miles (beach)

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About the local area

Fife was home to Scotland's capital for six centuries, the evidence of which can still be found in its many castles, cathedrals and places of historic interest. Apart from its historical heritage Fife is also renowned for world class golf courses and lovely stretches of picturesque coastline.

Long sections of the Fife Coastal Path can now be enjoyed by walkers and there are a variety of linear and circular routes which have been graded and waymarked, from which you can enjoy beautiful seacapes and spot spectacular wildlife such as grey seals, dolphins and maybe even the odd basking shark. For bird lovers the offshore islands of Inchkeith and Inchcolm are home to thousands of seabirds, including large numbers of Puffins in May.

In the northeast the gentle rolling hills of the hinterland extend eastwards to windswept cliffs, rocky bays and sandy beaches, where scenes from the film `Chariots of Fire' were filmed. South down the coast a short distance is the ancient university town of St. Andrews, home to the world-famous Royal and Ancient golf club.

St. Andrews University was founded in 1410 and is Scotland's oldest university town. The medieval town centre has narrow alleys and cobbled streets which lead to the now ruined cathedral and the church of St. Regulus, which has a spiral staircase leading to the top of a 108-foot tower, offering magnificent views over the town. There are also two great beaches, botanical gardens and an aquarium here.

South of St. Andrews the picturesque small stone harbour fishing villages of Crail, Anstruther, Piteenween and St Monans are all places to experience the un-hurried pace of life by the sea. Further round the coast there are a number of first class golf courses such as Elie and Leven Links, to name only two of more than forty golf courses in this region!

Southern Fife is dominated by Dunfirmline, Scotland's former capital. The Forth Road and Rail Bridges over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh are the most distinctive landmarks on this stretch of coast and allow easy access to the capital for days out.

Things to do nearby

Mills Observatory

Open every weekday evening from October to March, and with free admission to the observatory and displays, Mills observatory is an exciting attraction.

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in the U.K., Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect day trip out on one of those famous Scottish rainy days!

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle was the childhood home of the Queen mother and the setting for Shakepeare's `Macbeth'.

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Fife Coastal Path

Stretching for over 150km, the Fife coastal path runs form the Forth Estuary in the South to the Tay Estuary in the North.

St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral is located in the heart of Dundee city centre and is a fully functioning home to a vibrant Christian community. It is also open for visitors to view its beautiful, decorated period gothic architecture.

St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle

This largely ruined castle situated in the Kingdom of Fife is an excellent starting point to an exploration of St Andrews.

Camperdown Country Park

Camperdown Country Park is the largest country park in Dundee and is famously home to no less than 190 different species of trees!

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