South House ref: UK5828

Lathones, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
7
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
Any
Changeover day
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

South House is a beautifully furnished, semi-detached cottage, extremely cosy and comfortable and situated in the small village of Lathones, with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside and an excellent inn serving meals. The property dates back to 1887 and was originally the village church. It is now converted to a very good standard yet still retains character and charm. This is the ideal location for couples, families and friends from which to explore the area and all it has to offer, perfect for walkers, cyclists, nature lovers and golfers.

On the ground floor there is a handy porch for storing outdoor clothing, the welcoming kitchen and dining area has an Aga stove and the kitchen table is large enough for everyone to sit around and plan the next day’s activities. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, one with en-suite facilities, and a separate shower room. The first floor has a living room with a cosy wood burner, beams and a large vaulted ceiling, and a double bedroom.

The historic city of St Andrews can be reached within a 10-minute drive, making South House ideal for guests visiting friends and family who are based at St Andrews University, or attending one of the graduation ceremonies. A popular tourist location, St Andrews offers a great selection of quality coffee shops, bars and restaurants, excellent shopping, a sandy beach and harbour and many historic buildings. Renowned worldwide as the ’Home of Golf’, and regularly playing host to the Open Championship, this is a golfer’s paradise with its championship courses, as well as the British Golf Museum. Close by are numerous world renowned championship courses for guests to play as well as Hickory Golf club at Hill of Tarvit Mansion.

There are lovely coastal walks on the Fife Coastal Route which take you to award-winning sandy beaches, pretty coves and historic buildings along the way. For keen cyclists, the Millennium Cycle Way runs through central Fife, with miles of quiet country roads, disused railways and forest tracks to explore. Just a little further along the coast is the bustling tourist harbour town of Anstruther and there are daily ferries and boat trips leaving between April and September, that take you to the Isle of May, which is a National Nature Reserve. It is home to colonies of sea birds including puffins, and the surrounding waters are the habitat of seal colonies. For days out, Falkland Palace and Garden are well worth a visit, one of Scotland’s finest Renaissance palaces and steeped in history. Fans of the epic TV series ’Outlands’ will recognise the location which was used as 1940s Inverness, and there are many more locations used in the series to visit in the area.

Within easy driving distance are Dundee, 19 miles, Perth 26 miles and the vibrant capital city of Edinburgh, 41 miles. Or leave the car behind and take the train from Leuchars station where there is a regular service. There is also a local bus to St Andrews from the village. Beach 6 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Level entrance (at rear), 3 steps to front entrance.
Kitchen/dining room: With oil fired Aga, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and 2 steps to en-suite with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Living room: With wood burner, 55’’ Freeview Smart TV with Netflix, iPod dock, beams and wooden floor.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, oil, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    St Andrews
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    150 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Cupar
  • Pub
    150 yards
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 miles (reservoir)

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 Dunfermline, Scotland's former capital. The Queensferry crossing, the longest bridge of its type in the world, 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!

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.

V and A Museum

V&A Museum Dundee is an international centre for design for Scotland - the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London.

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!

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.

Glamis Castle

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

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