The Schoolhouse Cottages

   Luxury Holiday Rental   

 

ABOUT

Experience the difference of a holiday rental in a historic and beautiful property, complete with the amenities you deserve. The teacher's cottage building dates back to medieval times where the settlement was originally established, with deeds dating back to 1836, which makes this a one-of-a-kind residence. The teacher's cottage was decommissioned and renovated alongside the schoolhouse in 1953.  Be sure to check out our history page to learn about the cottages historic past. The Schoolhouse Cottage and The Old Schoolhouse sit on the same site. The Old Schoolhouse  is where we live (Lesley and Steve). We live next door to the Schoolhouse Cottage, but we are detached and although the cottage shares the same driveway, it has it's own private garden and  is a separate building on the grounds.   With such a stunning location, we are so lucky to call this natural landscape our home. And are so lucky to be able to share it. Ask us about local places to visit, great walks nearby or super places to eat.  We are passionate about the area and have a wealth of knowledge we love to share!

Love, Lesley

We regret that due to guest allergies we regrettably do not allow pets to stay at our accommodation.  We do have some good recommendations for a local pet sitting service. 

 
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OUR COTTAGE AMENITIES

Come stay with us!  Enjoy the comfort of our open plan bedroom, which overlooks the main area and listen to the fire cracking as you snuggle up and relax.  There are several closets for your use as well as an en-suite complete with shower and bath.  The cottage comprises of two bathrooms,  (one en-suite) open plan living area,  one additional sofa bed in the living area,  kitchen and dining area.  Log fire with logs provided.  Private fenced garden complete with BBQ and seating area for your use.  

Amenities

The Schoolhouse Cottage (Sleeps 4) and is a wonderful quiet getaway filled with historic significance where you can relax and enjoy the tranquil countryside.  

  • The Schoolhouse Cottage has 1 Bedroom:

    • 1 x Double Bedroom with Double Bed & Ensuite Shower/Bath Room upstairs.  

    • 1 x double sofa bed in the main living area. 

    • 2nd bathroom with bath and shower on main level

    • All of the living accommodation is on ground floor level and there is a lovely open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area with vaulted open beam ceilings.

    • Dining area seats four.

  • There is a Log Burner which can be set for you on your arrival, together with a complimentary basket of logs

  • Fully equipped kitchen with a  fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and washing machine

  • Laundry facilities such as washer dryer, iron and ironing board.

  • Peaceful rural location, lovely views and walking trails from the door

  • Directly on the Kingdom cycle route

  • Secure fully fenced garden with patio area, garden furniture & BBQ

  • Sitting Room area with comfy leather seating & oak flooring

  • Free Wi-Fi & FreeSAT TV

  • There is ample parking for 2 cars

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OUR SERVICES

Packages

We would love to make your anniversary or special occasion a memorable one!  Here are a few of the package we offer:

  • Naughty Scottie:  Champagne and Strawberries

  •  Rest and Relax:  Wine and cheese board of local cheeses

  • 2-4 night special for anniversaries- includes champagne, bouquet of roses and a card with your message on it.  

  • The Lord and Lady- Scotch whiskey and a tourist guide book to make you feel at home!  

  • These options can be selected at time of booking under extras.  

Garden

 

There is a gated private garden with seating area for your private use.  It comprises of seating, table, parasol and a BBQ.

Bike Hire

 

We have two adult bikes for hire free of charge.  Please let us know  if you would like to use them to explore all the cycle routes on our doorstep.  We are lucky to be on on of Scotland's biggest cycle routes and we would love to help you learn more about this.  

Free Wifi And Cosy Log Fire

 

We have free high speed Wifi on site for your use.

There is a log burning fire on the property and  we will provide  logs for your stay.  

Daily Housekeeping

 

We  have a washer and dryer on site, and have provided enough fresh linen for your stay.  If you prefer us to take care of you, we can provide a housekeeping service.  Please enquire.  

Special Requests

We are a private family run business and we would love you to feel as if you are on holiday with friends.  We can go beyond and above to accommodate your needs, such as planning custom itineraries, ordering in groceries prior to your arrival or booking tourist attractions.  We can also cater to special anniversaries.  Ask us about our anniversary packages to make your trip extra special.

 

GALLERY

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THINGS TO DO

Here are some of my personal favourites.  Please check out my blog and social media for many more great places to explore.  

Ghost Tour

Cheating slightly, as this is in Edinburgh.  Take a walk up the Royal Mile and sign up for one of the best ghost tours in the world.  Alternatively, Book a Tour at Mary Kings Close, If you are brave enough!  

Cultural Sites

 

Do not miss a trip to Falkland Palace and the town of Falkland where Outlander was filmed.  (Inverness).  Stop by Pillars of Hercules Farms shop for some organic produce and enjoy a coffee and cake in their cafe.  My personal favourite is their homemade soup.  Vegan friendly.  

For The Kids

 

Take a memorable trip to the Scottish Deer Centre or Craigtoun Country Park where the kids can have some fun and let of some steam.  

Leisure Activities

 

Take a walk along West Sands Beach in St. Andrews.  You won't want to miss this one.  Stop buy Janetta's Gelateria on 31 South St, St Andrews KY16 9QR, United Kingdom.  My recommendation is the tablet ice-cream.  

Best Coffee

 

This is a hard choice for me, as there are so many good choices.  Muddy Boots in Balmalcom is my favourite only because there is a short walk that you can take from the Schoolhouse through some woods filled with bluebells.  They also have a farm shop and  somewhere for the kids to play.  

Fife Coastal Route

 

There is a coastal path that winds around the entirety of the Fife coast.  There are many amazing places and quaint fishing villages with unbeatable scenery to while away the afternoon.  Stop in at East Pier in St Monans for breathtaking Ocean Views or the Anstruther Fish Bar for the best fish and chips.     Bring your appetite and patience as there might be queues.  Tuesdays at lunch are the quietest times. You're welcome.  

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GUEST REVIEW

This was my first time staying in a property like this and it didn’t disappoint. The cottage is so peaceful and a perfect place to relax and unwind. The wood fire was absolutely amazing as well especially in a cold winter night. The hosts were 10/10, will be back! Jordan.