Perfectly nestled away overlooking Gillingshill Reservoir and local nature reserve, and adjacent to Kellie Law, The Lodge @ East Neuk Orchards is set in the most beautiful location at the entrance to Gillingshill House and grounds. Guests will discover this picturesque detached cottage is the most perfect retreat for a romantic break and to relax and unwind in the countryside. Maintaining much of the character and charm of this early 18th-century cottage, guests will find a welcoming and comfortable holiday home at any time of the year. The wood burner in the living area is a cosy place to spend a lazy afternoon with a book, and the kitchen is fitted with modern appliances for preparing a meal. Step out into the garden with its terrace and seating, and enjoy your morning coffee whilst listening to the wild birds. There are the grounds to explore, but you will need your boots as are there are no footpaths.
Perfect for walkers and cyclists, there are many quiet roads and paths to explore. Kellie Castle and gardens with its tea room makes for a great walk, and is about 1½ miles away. This is a super location for spotting wildlife, and nearby Gillingshill Reservoir has a variety of water fowl, including coots, little grebes and swans. Look out for rare green sandpipers during the migration season, and in late summer the air is filled with dragonflies and damselflies. The woodland also hosts a multitude of wild flowers in spring.
Four miles away is the magical old harbour village of Pittenween which oozes charm. There is a working harbour where you can watch the boats landing their catch and purchase freshly caught fish for your supper. If you would like to catch your own, fishing is available from the piers in St Monans, Pittenweem and Anstruther. Wander around the old lanes with their coffee shops or visit the harbourside ice cream shop for refreshments. For a walk along the shore, the Fife Coastal Path follows the coast to old fishing villages, pretty coves and sandy beaches where lots of sea life is visible from the shore.
Only a 20-minute drive is the historic city of St Andrews, a popular tourist location which offers a great selection of quality cafés, bars and restaurants, excellent shopping, historic buildings, a harbour and a sandy beach. Renowned worldwide as the home of golf, it regularly plays host to the Open Championship and there is also the British Golf Museum. Beach 5½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.
This property can be booked together with The Barracks @ East Neuk Orchards (ref UK12739) to accommodate up to 12 guests.
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2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
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Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner and 32" Freeview Smart TV.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.
Lawned garden with terrace and garden furniture. 1-acre natural un-spoilt grounds (shared with owner). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks and drops in the grounds.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
7 yards (reservoir)