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The Shieling

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Shieling is a purpose built, award winning holiday house which is finished and furnished to a high standard. This eco style property, with grass roof, nestles discretely into the hillside, only a 10min drive from St Andrews. The property has a full glass frontage to take advantage of its panoramic views over Tayside, The Eden Estuary and St Andrews bay. Offering a peaceful and relaxing location, with lawns and patios enveloping the property, our guests have the exclusive use of ample outdoor recreational / BBQ areas and garden fireplace. The accommodation consists of a large, contemporary, open plan living/dining/kitchen area with log burning stove in addition to the full LPG central heating. Tastefully furnished and finished with oak flooring throughout, it is equipped with a 40' fl...The Shieling is a purpose built, award winning holiday house which is finished and furnished to a high standard. This eco style property, with grass roof, nestles discretely into the hillside, only a 10min drive from St Andrews. The property has a full glass frontage to take advantage of its panoramic views over Tayside, The Eden Estuary and St Andrews bay. Offering a peaceful and relaxing location, with lawns and patios enveloping the property, our guests have the exclusive use of ample outdoor recreational / BBQ areas and garden fireplace. The accommodation consists of a large, contemporary, open plan living/dining/kitchen area with log burning stove in addition to the full LPG central heating. Tastefully furnished and finished with oak flooring throughout, it is equipped with a 40' flat screen TV, Freesat, DVD player and free WiFi. Patio doors open from the lounge onto the large paved terrace and garden grounds with its spectacular views. The generous master bedroom has a super king bed, ample storage, double wardrobes and En-suite with bath. There are sliding glass doors to the patio/garden, or you can enjoy the views from the comfort of your own bed! There is also sufficient room for a cot if required. The second bedroom offers twin single beds, fitted wardrobe and vanity desk. This room also has sliding glass doors opening onto the patio/garden. A spacious family shower room is adjacent to the second bed room. There are outside drying facilities and a utility/laundry/storage room with washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, small freezer and ironing facilities. The surrounding countryside offers excellent walking, over hills and through woodlands. Many beautiful beaches are only a few minutes drive. There is easy access to road and rail links, making it a desirable base for touring much of Scotland. Day trips may be made to St Andrews, East Neuk,The Highlands, Glencoe, the Angus Glens, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, the Trossachs etc, etc - an endless list.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Due to the present circumstances regarding COVID 19 please be aware that, in the interest and safety of all our guests and staff, Scottish government guidelines will apply at all times. No parties and no pets.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Moira M
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stay at the Shieling (again!) and this time we enjoyed the new covered outdoor seating area at the back of the property (even protected us during a hail storm!) The views down the hill to the coast and St Andrews are ever-changing...More

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank SunnyJJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed and it was again an amazing break - a great place for some R&R! Also very accessible to St Andrew’s for beach walks. We will be back. Thanks Moiri for a warm welcome and comfortable stay.

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank Archiestewart
Reviewed October 4, 2020

Perched on a hill about 15 minutes outside St Andrews with stunning views over St Andrews and the Eden bay - photographs don't do it justice, you have to see it. Excellent accommodation for four people, pristine, warm and welcoming. TV was great with access...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank geoffreyd652
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Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: September 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2020

Four of us stayed here this week and just loved it. All the many Five star reviews are accurate, Moira is a delight and this is a very high quality rental where nothing has been missed. We loved the log fire, the ease of dotting...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank fionad707
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

Fantastic place to stay. Back for a second time and would love to keep it a secret (hence the title) but that wouldn't be fair. The owners just have everything right. Moira and Bob go out of there way to ensure the stay is just...More

Date of stay: November 2019
2  Thank Simena3
Reviewed November 7, 2019

An idyllic setting on side of Lucklawhill with panoramic views over Edan Estuary. Although we had unusually wet weather, we fired up log burner in lounge and hunkered in for the night. A beautiful house - immaculate and fully equipped. We’ll definitely be back

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank aileen484
Reviewed June 23, 2019

Have spent a few super days at the Shelling, it was a very relaxing stay, so peaceful. Accommodation is excellent, very clean and equipped with everything you need. The glass frontage gives spectacular views towards St Andrews and the surrounding wildlife. Moira was there to...More

Date of stay: June 2019
1  Thank Coastal10734984062
Reviewed June 16, 2019

We received a very warm friendly welcome from Moira despite it being a dreich rainy day. The cottage was exceptionally clean and well maintained and had everything we needed, a bonus was the complimentary biscuits and chocolates. The beds were extremely comfortable with lovely bed...More

Date of stay: June 2019
1  Thank tembo
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Lovely cottage - stunning views, lovely interior and great location. Owner very friendly and welcoming - would highly recommend.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank chicken_parma
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The house enjoys a unique setting, blessed with spectacular views and bounded by hills and woodland on three sides. Convenient for so many country and beach walks, visitor attractions and ofcourse numerous first class golf courses, The Shieling has something for everyone.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shieling

The Shieling is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

The Shieling has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Shieling has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at The Shieling must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.