About Us

We invite you to experience a one-of-a-kind vacation that truly feels like staying with family.

Welcome to our family-run holiday rental! We are a small family who are passionate about making sure you have a comfortable and unforgettable stay. Our property is located in a peaceful and picturesque setting, and we take great pride in keeping it in top condition.

We believe that personal attention is what sets our holiday rental apart, and we can't wait to welcome you as part of our extended family. As a family, we work hard to ensure that every guest feels right at home. We manage the property ourselves, and I live on-site most of the time, so there's always someone available to help you if you have any questions or concerns.

Our holiday rental offers many amenities, including comfortable and stylish accommodation, well-equipped kitchens, and beautiful outdoor spaces to relax in and enjoy the stunning surroundings. We're happy to share our local knowledge and can suggest great places to visit, walks to take, and restaurants to try.

Our historic property is truly unique - the teacher's cottage building dates back to medieval times, and the settlement was established here in 1836. It was decommissioned and renovated in 1953, and we take great pride in its heritage.

We hope to see you soon!

Love, Lesley

We're sorry, but due to guest allergies, we don't allow pets to stay in our accommodation. However, we can recommend a good local pet-sitting service.

The Past....

Children outside the schoolhouse, 1932.  The photograph was taken from the road looking in.  

We occasionally still find dolls and toys buried on the property!  

Teacher's Cottage and the Schoolhouse

Nestled in the heart of the Scottish countryside, the Teacher's Cottage is a charming holiday rental that offers guests a glimpse into Scotland's educational past. Originally built to house the teacher of the school, the cottage was renovated in 1961 to offer comfortable and modern living spaces. The schoolhouse next door was decommissioned in 1951, making this cottage a unique piece of Scottish history.  Deeds of the property date back to the 18th century and it was likely a residence for many centuries prior.  

Today, the Teacher's Cottage is a popular holiday rental that provides a peaceful and secluded retreat for those seeking a relaxing break. The cottage boasts all the modern amenities that you would expect, while still retaining many of its original features, including its traditional exterior stone walls and slate roof. The cottage's interior is unique and cosy, with comfortable furnishings and a well-equipped kitchen that is perfect for preparing delicious meals using local ingredients.

Staying at the Teacher's Cottage offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the history and culture of Scotland. The cottage's peaceful setting and tranquil surroundings make it the perfect base from which to explore the nearby attractions, including the picturesque coastal town of St Andrews and the historic city of Edinburgh. Whether you're a history buff or simply seeking a peaceful getaway, the Teacher's Cottage is sure to offer a holiday experience that you will never forget.

The Historic Past and the connection with Crawford Priory. 

The schoolhouse cottage and the schoolhouse has a long connection to the past.  Firstly, the mirror in the cottage and most of the interior of the schoolhouse was renovated with wood from the Crawford Priory.  

Crawford Priory is a historic mansion located near the town of Springfield in Fife, Scotland. The mansion was built in 1758 for the wealthy Lindsay family, who were the Earls of Crawford. It was Remodeled for Lady Lyndsay in 1809. 

The design of Crawford Priory is often attributed to the famous Scottish architect, Robert Adam, although it is possible that his brothers James and John Adam also had a hand in its construction. The mansion is built in the neoclassical style, with a grand facade featuring Ionic columns and a central portico.

The interior of Crawford Priory is equally impressive, with luxurious rooms that showcase the finest craftsmanship of the day. One of the most notable features of the mansion is its stunning circular staircase, which is illuminated by a large dome above.

In addition to its architectural and historical significance, Crawford Priory is also notable for its association with the world of literature. In the 19th century, the mansion was owned by the Lindsay family's cousin, Lady Anne Barnard, who was a close friend of Sir Walter Scott. It is believed that Crawford Priory was the inspiration for the "Wolfs Crag" estate in Scott's novel, "The Bride of Lammermoor".

Today, Crawford Priory is a ruin due to a fire in the 1990's and is not open to the public. However, the mansion's striking exterior can be seen from the nearby road, and its place in Scottish architectural history is well-recognized.

These bookshelves now make the mirror on the cottage stairs.

The Priory is now a ruin.