The Old School House Holiday Cottage ref: UK31283

Coaltown of Burnturk, near Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 


The Old School House Holiday Cottage is nestled in Howe of Fife, a well-connected and rural location. Built to complement the original school house on site, The Old School House Holiday Cottage has everything you need to enjoy a quiet and peaceful stay in the rolling countryside. Set in the village of Coaltown of Burnturk, the ideal setting to enjoy country walks or just to curl up by the fireside on a rainy day. The house is built on the site of the original school yard, from 1901, and the adjacent property is the original school house. Annie J. Mitchell, who converted both cottages, had a knack for design and managed to acquire the wood that is used throughout the cottage from the then Craufaurd Priory, dating back to 1751. It is Annie and her husband Norman’s initials that are above the door of The Old School House Holiday Cottage.
This cottage is a beautiful space with a lovely and secluded private walled garden. The property is stunning and will not leave you disappointed. On the ground floor is an open plan living space, featuring a double sofa bed. The family bathroom is also on this level, with a shower over the bath. The galleried bedroom is up a flight of stairs and overlooks the living area, though still provides privacy. This comfortable bedroom has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath.
The kitchen area is well-equipped with everything you could need to enjoy your stay, and can be hidden behind a set of doors when dining. There are two reading nooks overlooking the rolling countryside and a bookshelf full of books for you to enjoy. The house is rural, with the nearest neighbour half a mile away. The local area is fairly quiet so if you are looking for a peaceful country retreat then this is it! This is a fantastic area for outdoor enthusiasts, as you have magnificent countryside right on your doorstep. The Lomond Hills behind Falkland provide great walks. From Leven, which is only 6 miles to the south, you can access beaches and perhaps walk on part of the Fife Coastal Path, which runs from North Queensferry in the south, 150km to the Tay Bridge in the north, with historic castles, quaint fishing villages and many beautiful beaches and coves to visit along the way. Fishing available nearby. Beach 7¼ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

5 steps to entrance.
Open plan living space: With parquet wooden floor.
Living area: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV and double sofa bed.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom: Galleried with double bed an en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    4 miles
  • Lake
    10.5 miles

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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