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Pitlethie Steadings, St Andrews, Leuchars, Fife, Scotland

26 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
No 6 Pitlethie Steading is a luxury holiday home, beautifully furnished throughout offering bright, airy and modern living areas and 2 very comfortable bedrooms (one with a king size bed and the other can be set up as either a twin or super king bed). The spotlessly clean property has a beautiful corner setting with its own large garden which enjoys lovely views over farmland and quiet countryside - an ideal place for relaxing with a good book in one hand and a glass of wine in the with other! The local area holds much to interest the historian or sightseer, as well as those with more active interests, particularly walkers, cyclists and golfers seeking to savour the challenges to be found at the cradle of golf. The property is perfectly situated for exploring the picturesque area between ...No 6 Pitlethie Steading is a luxury holiday home, beautifully furnished throughout offering bright, airy and modern living areas and 2 very comfortable bedrooms (one with a king size bed and the other can be set up as either a twin or super king bed). The spotlessly clean property has a beautiful corner setting with its own large garden which enjoys lovely views over farmland and quiet countryside - an ideal place for relaxing with a good book in one hand and a glass of wine in the with other! The local area holds much to interest the historian or sightseer, as well as those with more active interests, particularly walkers, cyclists and golfers seeking to savour the challenges to be found at the cradle of golf. The property is perfectly situated for exploring the picturesque area between the Tay and Forth Estuaries, including the Fife Coastal Path, many fishing villages and beaches round the East Neuk of Fife. The house has been used as a family holiday retreat, and for holiday rentals, since it was built in 2010 as a development of old farm buildings. Although new to the Holiday Lettings web-site, throughout the past seven years, we have consistently achieved five star reviews from visitors, with many choosing to return for a second or third time!! This relaxing holiday home sits on the edge of the beautiful, Tentsmuir Nature Reserve (which covers 1300 acres). The adjoining Kinshaldy Beach has a well maintained picnic area with BBQ facilities. The Nature Reserve, centred around the forest, has a remarkable range of wild-life and is best know for its seals and bird life living on and around the mudflats. There are many paths and cycle tracks throughout this wonderful forest and foreshore. Pitlethie Steadings is only five miles from the famous city of St Andrews - the Home of Golf and of the oldest university in Scotland, where Prince William studied and met his future wife, Kate Middleton. St Andrews also boasts two large sandy beaches, the East Sands sitting beside the small harbour, a short walk down the hill behind the Cathedral and the much longer, West Sands, which run alongside the golf links and which formed the location for scenes in the film, 'Chariots of Fire'. Both beaches are very safe and clean. The West Sands, in particular, has extensive parking facilities running the length of the beach, sitting between the Old Course and the dunes which border the beach itself. To really enjoy all that the East of Fife has to offer, a car is the best means of transport, though Leuchars station, which is only about a mile from the property, sits on the main east coast railway line. Taxis generally await the arrival of most trains and regular buses run through the village to Dundee and to St Andrews. Distances: St Andrews 5 miles. Cupar 6 miles. Dundee 12 miles. Falkland 16 miles. Crail/Elie/Anstruther about 18 miles. Perth can be reached by car in less than 1 hr and Edinburgh, in less than 1hr 30 min. More
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About the Owner
Eleanor W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2017
Interaction with guests
Immediately prior to your stay, we will send (by email) a comprehensive information pack on the cottage itself and where to find things! This includes full contact details (telephone numbers, etc) in case you need anything during your stay. Key will either be sent out to you, or will be left in a key safe beside the entrance, in which case the code for the safe will be emailed to you. Staple items such as tea, coffee, sugar, sauces, etc are available for guests to use freely. In addition, we leave your first bottle(s) of wines to get you into the holiday mood!
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

What a lovely home-from-home! We loved our stay at Pitlethie Steadings. Luxurious, deeply comfortable, beautifully designed (super kitchen! super everything!), this is a very special cottage. Very comfortable sleeping accommodation in an environment that is beyond quiet; it is soundless! Nice to wake up to...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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eleanorwinton, VR Owner at Pitlethie Steadings, St Andrews, Leuchars, Fife, Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2019

So delighted to receive your fabulous feedback, Susan & Francis - thank you so much! We love to hear that our visitors really appreciate the comfort of our lovely cottage at Pitlethie Steadings and spending time enjoying its great location. As you have found for...More

Reviewed February 20, 2019

We stayed a Pitlethie steading with our five year old son and 8 month old daughter and had a fantastic holiday. A home from home, the four of us were very comfortable and had everything we required. For our little one, the cot, linen, high...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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eleanorwinton, VR Owner at Pitlethie Steadings, St Andrews, Leuchars, Fife, Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

We were very happy to receive your very kind feedback on your family holiday at Pitlethie Steadings - our little visitors are important to us and so pleased that having the baby items made travelling on holiday easier for you. We were also delighted that...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2019

In a word speechless! I spend most of my working life in hotels around the world and although this is not a hotel the high standards here are amazing. From the welcome pack waiting for us on arrival with a personal note from the owners...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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eleanorwinton, VR Owner at Pitlethie Steadings, St Andrews, Leuchars, Fife, Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Wow - Thank you so much for your superb review of our holiday home in Leuchars near St Andrews We aim to do everything we can to make our guests welcome so we were thrilled to receive your comments and review. We hope you enjoy...More

Reviewed December 12, 2018

This property is perfect for exploring St Andrews and the lovely villages around. The cottage is well equipped and of high quality with everything you will need. Enjoyed our stay, the views and the comfy bed. Looking forward to returning.More

Date of stay: December 2018
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eleanorwinton, VR Owner at Pitlethie Steadings, St Andrews, Leuchars, Fife, Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thank you for your review and so delighted that you enjoyed your stay. North Fife has no end of places to visit with St Andrews always a winner and great villages with quaint shops in easy reach. We are so pleased that you were able...More

Reviewed December 2, 2018

We stayed for 6 nights in Nov.Although the weather was poor,(Scotland in november so not really a surprise) we had a relaxing and enjoyable break mostly down to the level of comfort and character of the accomodation. We have stayed here before and it never...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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eleanorwinton, VR Owner at Pitlethie Steadings, St Andrews, Leuchars, Fife, Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Hi Philip, thank you so much for taking the time to review our holiday cottage. We are always delighted when visitors return and find the house just as good as their first visit. There is just so much to do and see in the beautiful...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Patio
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Is this vacation rental clean?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Our cottage is in the beautiful Kingdom of Fife with so many things to see and do for all ages. The area is perfect for sightseeing with St Andrews less than a 10 minutes drive away with its famous golf courses, historical castle, cathedral ruins and harbour area. It has great specialty shops, bars and restaurants, parks and beaches. The area is a golfer's paradise with 3 local courses and 30 others within a short drive. Tentsmuir Forest provides beautiful walks, cycle paths, bird wild life sanctuary, horse riding, bbq picnic area and white sandy beach all within a 10 minute drive. The nearby East Fife Coastal Path is perfect for keen walkers and cyclists alike.
Getting around
A car is ideal if you want to visit lots of different places, however, Leuchars station is on the main London - Edinburgh - Aberdeen route, taxis are available at the station which is less than 5 mins drive from the cottage. Great public transport from Leuchars village to Dundee and the north, or to St Andrews and beyond to the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife.
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