Piteadie Castle Cottage ref: CC526032

by Kinghorn, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Set in the peaceful grounds of Piteadie House, surrounded by farmland and with super views, this well-presented, yet cosy holiday home, with all the up-to-date appliances, is a beautiful spot for friends and family looking to relax and enjoy this splendid area. Semi-detached to outbuildings only, it is situated only a short hop from both Edinburgh and St Andrews, you can enjoy days out, or explore the owner’s eight acre ’mini estate’, complete with woodland, a ruined castle, unspoilt countryside and spectacular views looking out over to the Firth of Forth and across to Edinburgh. Enjoy a picnic in the grounds and admire the ruins of medieval Piteadie Castle, which dates back to the late 14th Century, and sits in its walled courtyard. It features in Nigel Tranter’s novel, The Lion’s Whelp, which can be read during your stay. It still boasts the original round arched gateway with a coat of arms and the date of 1686 and initials W.C, for the then owner William Calderwood, an apothecary and burgess of Edinburgh.
Indulge in some serious stargazing at night, or simply enjoy the delightful grounds which are home to an abundance of wildlife including pheasants, buzzards, owls, woodpeckers, hares, deer, foxes and a nightjar! Enjoy local country walks to the well-known Kissing Trees and Kinghorn Loch, walk the Fife Coastal Path or try the Fife cycle route, which are all close by. Further afield and within easy reach, explore Aberdour, Burnt Island and Kirkcaldy. The former are part of the ’Fife Riviera’ and Kirkcaldy has lovely parks, where there is also a friendly, weekly 5km park run, and the esplanade looking over the Firth, with a good selection of shops, a super museum and art gallery, the Adam Smith theatre and a sandy beach.
There is golf at Aberdour and Kirkcaldy, and St Andrews, the home of golf, is only 26 miles away. The charming fishing villages of East Neuk are also within easy driving distance and the local railway station has links to major cities and towns, with Edinburgh just 25 minutes. The Forth Road Bridge and Deep Sea World are 12 miles away. No matter what you choose to do during your stay, Piteadie Castle Cottage awaits your return with the bright lounge complete with a wood burner.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is all on the ground floor, has biomass central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burner, 32" Sky TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric oven, induction hob, combination microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Shared eight acres of natural, un-spoilt grounds with formal garden. Parking for three cars.
Please note: The property is accessed via a track, and there are a few steps, a stream and sloping banks in the grounds.
The property has a natural water supply.

  • Nearest town
    St Andrews
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    26 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kirkcaldy
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.5 miles
  • Lake
    2.5 miles (beach)

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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