About This Listing
Beautiful bright room with separate jacuzzi bath. Fantastic location for golf, with Gleneagles & St Andrews Old Course are within striking distance. You'll also enjoy fabulous woodland walks on Falkland estate, with beaches & mountains nearby. Run by a glass artist, who can make bespoke pieces of your time in Scotland.
This mid terraced home dates back to 1600, with 'The Old Maltings' being converted in 1997. The Old Maltings was once the private distillery to Falkland Palace, just a mile away.... Spacious and contemporary, the property forms part of a small courtyard development and enjoys great views over the countryside and the Lomond Hills.
You will have a very comfortable and bright double bedroom with built-in wardrobes and views onto the countryside. You will also have use of the family bathroom with 'Jacuzzi' bath.
When I'm here we'll share the kitchen and dining lounge and you can help yourself to the juicer (great for pressing apple ginger juice, then mulling afterwards...), blender (for smoothies) and timed coffee maker (to wake up to fresh coffee!).
This is a great location for golfing holidays! For Golfing details, whiz half way down this listing....
Also great for professional couples wanting to attend music festivals, including T in the Park in Balado and the Big Tent in Falkland.
You can also enjoy a healthy mix of art, culture and golf should you come in the summertime when Edinburgh Festivals are well underway... Edinburgh Summer Festival runs from mid June - 1 September, including International Film, Jazz and Blues, the Arts Festival, Fringe, International Festival, Book Festival, and Edinburgh Mela.
ABOUT THE LOCAL AREA
Newton of Falkland is a charming rural hamlet located 1 mile from Falkland. Falkland, is a beautiful historic town with extensive grounds. Sites to see include:
Falkland Palace and grounds. There are lovely long walks on the estate which include forest, streams and a climb to the top of Lomond Hills for great views of Fife and beyond.
Cycling on the estate or around Loch Leven.
Very unique gift shops, inc. the Cottage Craft Centre, Fayre Earth and the National Trust.
Beautiful walk and dinner at the Balbirnie House and estate, a delightful 18th century Georgian mansion nestled amidst 400 acres of rolling parkland in the heart of Fife. Alternatively, quiet drink at the Wine Bar in Falkland or good pub grub at one of the oldest pubs in Scotland, the Stagg Inn, where you can still get beer made with 1850s recipes.
THINGS TO DO NEARBY
St Andrews, Gleneagles, Perth and Dundee are approx 30 mins.
Edinburgh Airport is within 1hr drive and railway station in nearby Ladybank.
Stunning seaside views in St Andrews. Visit the Pier and West Sands, where the opening scene of Chariotts of Fire was filmed. Enjoy medieval architecture and bespoke shops. Great selection of fresh Scottish fish, Thai, Japanese and Italian restaurants.
For walkers, there's a healthy mix of coastline walks and hills in either direction including: coastal walk from Crail to Elie, taking in the unique character of historic fishing villages Pittenweem, Anstruther, St Monans and Cellardyke.
Expensive, but exquisite dinner at the Cellar, Anstruther. Frequented by HOLLYWOOD STARS during the golf season, inc. Samuel Jackson and Tom Hanks.
Munro bagging in Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. Don't miss homemade food at a working Water Mill in Blair Atholl, or excellent fish platter at the House of Bruar, the Harrods of Scotland.
Stunning remote landscape of GlenCova Forfar way, where you can 'bag' a few more munroes.
FOR GOLFERS, THERE IS:
The Old Course, St Andrews, purported being the home of golf, and where the Open and Dunn Hill Cup are held.
Pitreavie (Dunfermline) Golf Club, Fife, Scotland (1922): A tremendous parkland course and tricky test with many key MacKenzie trademarks throughout. A short drive from the world famous St. Andrews.
The Portland Course at the Royal Troon Golf Club, in Troon, Scotland. A worthy and challenging companion to the Old Course, the many-times Open Championship site.
Leven and Ladybank are used for "Open Championship" qualifying rounds when the Open is at St. Andrews.
St. Andrews (New)
North Berwick (West)
Kinghorn Golf Club
Dunnikier Park Golf Club
Longniddry Golf Club
Scotscraig Golf Club
Whitekirk Golf & Country Club
Prestonfield Golf Club
Crail - Balcomie
Scoonie Golf Club
Cowdenbeath Golf Club
Downfield Golf Club
Glenrothes Golf Club
The Musselburgh Golf Club
We'll share the kitchen and dining lounge and you can help yourself to the fridge, juicer (great for pressing apple ginger juice, then mulling afterwards...), blender (for smoothies) and cafetiere.
Interaction with Guests
If I'm around, it would be nice to meet guests in the evening and at the weekend.
Best to have a car.
I welcome you into my home, so please respect the house and treat it as if your own.. :)
NO smoking on the premises, inside or outside.
NO drinking or eating in the bedroom.
Be respectful of the neighbours.
Accommodation covers room, bathroom, dining kitchen, lounge/dining room, utility room.
NO use or access to private spaces.
Be kind to the cat :) BUT close doors behind you, because she can't be trusted!
You are welcome to use all appliances in public rooms with due care (e.g. juicer, cafeteire, telly, piano, etc). Please clean up after yourself. And keep liquids away from remotes and appliances.
Tidy up after yourself. Keep kitchen clean, empty your garbage.
Be grateful for no shoes on cream carpets
Use cutting boards provided
If you're not sure of anything, ask. Always happy to help!
Our stay at Charonne´s was fantastic. The place is as described - old, traditional Scottish house, but equipped with well-equipped kitchen, internet and all. We especially liked the jacuzzi bath. :) Charonne is a great person and she was extremely helpful even with the most uncommon requests, always willing to provide whatever we needed. We would definitely come back.
Charonne was a lovely host. She provided us with great ideas on local spots to visit and recommendations for restaurants and pubs. We stayed at her flat for two days and she provided, tea, coffee and a light breakfast both days. Two areas for improvement - the internet was down both days of our stay and the kitchen could have been a bit more tidy upon our arrival. Overall, Charonne was a very kind host.
Charonne has a lovely home and everything she offers is of high quality. The room, and all accommodations were outstanding; and she has a wealth of knowledge of the surrounding area which helps immensely. I thoroughly enjoyed the artistic flair of the house and having the opportunity to speak with Charonne about her artwork. Very talented.
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About the Host, Charonne
Hello....I've lived in many places, especially love Scotland, where I regularly hill walk in the calm, bold beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Like many of us here, I enjoy travelling! Especially like meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. I hope through Airbnb to see more of the world..
Love the grounds of Falkland Palace... its vast, colourful gardens, beautiful architecture, stained glass and real tennis courts.East Port Cupar Fife KY15 7BU
Unique local souvenir shop, selling work by local makers and much further afield.KY15 7BU
Local Hill walking accessible from Falkland town centre.KY15
The best coffee in all of Fife! And a fantastic spread of homemade, organic food (specials every day) with some ingredients grown on the farm. Enjoy a cuppa in the strawberry fields when the suns out!
Used for Open Championship qualifying rounds when the Open is at St. AndrewsKY15 7RA
Used for Open Championship qualifying rounds when the Open is at St. Andrews.The Promenade KY8 4HS
Beautiful walk and cycle trail all the way around the Loch! The Heritage Trail is a unique trail linking natural, historic and cultural heritage around the north and east shores of Loch Leven.KY13
Fantastic place to hire kayaks, paddle boats, windsurf, etc or simply spend time on the beach enjoying the historic surrounds.Elie KY9 1BR
Great garden overlooking the beach. Beautiful spot for a meal and glass of wine.Ellie KY9 1DT
Award winning farm shop overlooking the sea with fresh, local, inspiring food from the farm.Leven Fife KY9 1EU
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in the world.Scotland KY16 9XL
Vibrant, funky restaurant in St Andrews, with great food and ceilidhs Friday and Saturday nights.KY16 9PB
Casual and distinctive deli restaurant. Very comfortable setting with live acoustic some nights and great sharing platters.Market Street Scotland KY16 2PB
For 4 generations, since Bennett Jannetta left Italy in 1908, Janettas been producing much loved artisan gelato in St Andrews. Hugely popular with tourists locals - seriously trumps Ben Jerrys!South St St Andrews Fife KY16 9QR
1kilo of locally caught Langoustine with garlic butter... a very special lunch. An experience not to be missed in the most beautiful spot.East Shore KY10 2AR
A tremendous parkland course and tricky test with many key MacKenzie trademarks throughout.Queensferry Road KY11 8PR
Pittenweem is a pretty fishing village where they host a BIG arts festival first week in August. They have a working waterfront and shops on the High Street. Here, they make homemade chocolate.High Street Pittenweem KY10 2LA
Guests have very much enjoyed the The Torrance Course and The Kittocks Course. Stunning sea views!KY16 8PN
Pretty and popular marina.KY10 3EA
Very popular seaside town with a big marina. Be sure to park on the waterfront. Here they have a good ice cream bar and serve local fish and chips!Shore Street Anstruther KY10 3AQ
Its historic championship golf course is one of the venues in the Open Championship rotation.Links Parade DD7 7JF
5 star single malt whisky distillery based in the Pitlochry. See whisky being made first hand amidst sights, sounds, smells and enjoy a wee dram of this Highland malt!PH16 5JP
Recommend having dinner here on the way back home. Beautiful conservatory on entry, dimly lit dining area, good fresh food and an area outside where you can enjoy drinks alongside the river.PH16 5ND
A mountain north of Pitlochry town centre. Summit is 841 m (2759 feet) high and can be easily reached by a direct path from Pitlochry or Killiecrankie. Good views of Pitlochry and surrounding glens.PH16
One of Scotlands oldest working water mills dating back to 1590s. Won the Best Scottish Bakery in BBC British Bake Off last Nov. Recommend this for lunch. Tell Rami, the man who runs it, I said hi!Invertilt Rd Pitlochry PH18 5TE
Blair Atholl Castle and unspoilt grounds are stunning.Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
House of Bruar is a very swanky place to shop. They offer the best of traditional Scottish food and design. Alongside the back of House of Bruar is Bruar Falls. Really lovely waterfall and walk.Pitlochry Perthshire PH18
Very large, fine distillery. They offer a winning combination of a range of Classic Single Malts - paired with highland chocolates - on their tours!Dalwhinnie PH19 1AB
A worthy and challenging companion to the Old Course, the many-times Open Championship site.Craigend Rd KA10 6EP