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Ladywell House (sleeps 12+2) and Steading cottage (sleeps 4+2), Falkland. Fife

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6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
20 guests
Minimum stay varies
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CONCIERGE An historic and elegant Country House on the edge of Falkland in Fife, this is the perfect base for Central Scotland. The house is a former manse, built in 1806, and was, until her death, the home of Frances Shand Kydd, mother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Visited by Diana and her sons, Princes William and Harry, the house is steeped in Royal History. It is set within an acre of stunning walled garden and surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland. Beautiful views from every window, and tranquility make this a most comfortable 'home from home'. Complete with terrace, BBQ and large garden, it is perfect for families and groups. The house is large, and suitable for groups of up to 12 adults and 2 kids, with 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a downstairs loo, and 5 public room...CONCIERGE An historic and elegant Country House on the edge of Falkland in Fife, this is the perfect base for Central Scotland. The house is a former manse, built in 1806, and was, until her death, the home of Frances Shand Kydd, mother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Visited by Diana and her sons, Princes William and Harry, the house is steeped in Royal History. It is set within an acre of stunning walled garden and surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland. Beautiful views from every window, and tranquility make this a most comfortable 'home from home'. Complete with terrace, BBQ and large garden, it is perfect for families and groups. The house is large, and suitable for groups of up to 12 adults and 2 kids, with 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a downstairs loo, and 5 public rooms. We are within 40 minutes of Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and St Andrews, and there are over 50 golf courses within 30 minutes of the house. Beautiful villages and hills surround the picturesqe town of Falkland where Falkland Palace is a very important visitor attraction. There is a lovely garden with terrace and BBQ, and there are swings and trampoline for the children. We have a local Hot Tub hirer and can arrange a hot tub for the duration of your stay. Please let us know your requirements, and we will obtain a quote for you. The steading cottage is now available to provide additional accommodation.. It was built in 1809, and converted to a cottage in 1992. It comprises: A large double with king bed, and ensuite bathroom with shower, a double room, and a small room with bunks suitable for 2 kids. There is a family bathroom with a walk-in shower. The kitchen diner is south-facing and opens onto the sunny terrace. The sitting room is large and has 2 sets of french doors opening onto patios. Set in a large garden, and with fabulous views, the property which sleeps 6, and together with the House which sleeps 14, makes accommodation for 20. Max 16 adults and 4 kids). Please contact us for details and availability.More
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About the Owner
Duncan H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
Interaction with guests
I live off-site but am usually here to meet and greet. I am available by telephone at all times if there are any queries.
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

Our large family spent a joyful week in this lovely home and couldn't have asked for more! From the start, our experience was above and beyond our imaginations. Duncan was easy to communicate with and his heart to serve people was evident. His attention to...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Duncan H, VR Owner at Ladywell House (sleeps 12+2) and Steading cottage (sleeps 4+2), Falkland. Fife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

THANK YOU....for coming to stay, and for your kind words. So glad that everything was perfect for you all. Do come to stay again when you can! Kind regards Duncan

Reviewed 5 September 2018

A wonderful house with great atmosphere in a fine location. It was all we needed for a family get-together to celebrate a significant birthday. With the Lomond Hills just out the back and the picturesque village of Falkland within walking distance, the central location of...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Duncan H, VR Owner at Ladywell House (sleeps 12+2) and Steading cottage (sleeps 4+2), Falkland. Fife, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks, and delighted that the house and surroundings were everything that you expected! We loved having you and the kids to stay, and look forward to your return! Duncan

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely old house, Duncan the owner was very nice and accommodating. There was 14 of us celebrating my husbands birthday. The bed rooms were extremely spacious and the living area fabulous. The weather was terrible so it was nice to cosy up in front of...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Duncan H, VR Owner at Ladywell House (sleeps 12+2) and Steading cottage (sleeps 4+2), Falkland. Fife, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review, and we do appreciate the feedback. The AGA is, according to those who have one, the best cooking appliance, but it does take a different mind-set to the gas or electric oven. There are AGA cookery books...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

The owner extended great curtesy regarding my booking while family members worked out the travel logistics. The quality of the rental was high in all areas, effective and most comfortable. We much appreciated the Christmas Tree and decorations in the public rooms. We were eight...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Duncan H, VR Owner at Ladywell House (sleeps 12+2) and Steading cottage (sleeps 4+2), Falkland. Fife, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely words, and delighted that the trip was a huge success for you all. Do please come again, though Christmas 2018 is already booked! Take care and best wishes for 2018! Duncan

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We needed a large country house where 13 family members could stay for a long weekend and which could also cope with lots of extra day guests, including 10 children, for our Golden Wedding celebration. Ladywell House with lots of outdoor space and facilities for...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Duncan H, VR Owner at Ladywell House (sleeps 12+2) and Steading cottage (sleeps 4+2), Falkland. Fife, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review, and for your praise. We loved being able to offer the perfect venue for your special day, and do hope that you will come again in 10 years! Take care. Duncan

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Trampoline
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Within 40 minutes of Perth, Dundee, Edinburgh and St Andrews, we are close to dozens of castles, visitor attractions and places of interest. We are within 30 miles of more than 50 golf-courses. Within 5 minutes of Markinch railway station, and 10 minutes walk of the middle of Falkland.
Getting around
Buses run from the village to all destinations, but tend to take a roundabout route, so may be slow. Train to Edinburgh runs frequently from Markinch, and takes approximately 45 minutes. Park and Ride 25 minutes away.
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