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The Precinct House, Whithorn

£330.00offer £280.00 | 8th November 2014 - 15th November 2014
  • Dates available
  • 4 StarExcellent
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • 3
  • 2
  • Not allowed
Two centuries younger than its next door neighbour The Pend, Precinct House echoes back to a time when Whithorn's medieval streets were being refashioned in the Scottish Georgian vernacular style. The house is made up of two buildings joined together by a glass atrium, perfect for sunny indoor dining. Read More >
The name refers to an early monastic precinct, which was divided up to make the gardens of later houses. Period fire grates, Georgian furniture and a magnificent four-poster bed create a faithful reconstruction of the house as it originally stood.
 
Accommodation details

  • 2 storey
  • Sleeps 3 - 1 double, 1 small single with compact box bed
  • Sitting room
  • Glass-roofed dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Shower room
  • Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and barbeque
  • Free wifi (telephone calls up to one hour also free)
  • Under floor oil-fired central heating
  • Open fire - 1 bag of fuel provided
  • Parking available on the front street
  • Public transport accessible
 
About Whithorn
The Precinct House lies at the heart of the Outstanding Conservation Area of Whithorn, one of Scotland's oldest settlements and once the seat of Celtic Christianity.
 
Visiting Whithorn Priory you will join a long line of Royal pilgrims, from Edward II of England through to Robert the Bruce, James IV and Mary Queen of Scots. 15th century pilgrims from Europe were required to obtain a badge from the priory as proof of their visit - the precursor to today's passports. The ruins of the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral and its adjacent crypts are only an echo of the grand structure that would once have stood.
 
Whithorn is famed for its outstanding local produce and is at most three miles in any direction from the sea. At nearby Garlieston the shallow sandy beach is very suitable for toddlers and young children, since there is no deep water.
 
About the area
Whithorn lies at the south end of the Machars, or 'plains of Galloway', a peninsula surrounded by sea on three sides and, rich dairy farm country on the fourth.
 
Inhabited since the Bronze Age, the surrounding countryside is an archaeological treasure trove. Ten miles away, Wigtown, Scotland's new Book Town, is home to a variety of bookshops and hosts a literary festival in September, as well as fairs and regular markets.
 
Things to do

  • Pull on your hiking boots and head to the Southern Uplands, half an hour's drive away, for some challenging hill walking.
  • The Galloway Forest Park is home to the UK's first Dark-Sky Park, a hotspot for stargazing, due to its pitch black unpolluted skies.
  • Rock and harbour fishing, golf and off-road driving for the adventurous are available nearby.
 
Getting there
To reach Whithorn, turn south at the Newton Stewart roundabout on the A714 following signs to Whithorn. < Hide

Upper West Wing Flat, Hill of Tarvit

£335.00 | 8th November 2014 - 15th November 2014
  • Dates available
  • 3 StarVery Good
  • Fife
  • 4
  • 2
  • Not allowed
Every bit as elegant as its name suggests, this self-contained flat takes up the first floor of Edwardian mansion house Hill of Tarvit. Remodelled in 1906 by architect Sir Robert Lorimer, Hill of Tarvit offers early twentieth century decadence in acres of graceful Fife farmland. Read More >
 
The flat has its own front door to the rear of the house with access via an external staircase. The windows overlook terraced gardens with views that sweep up to the Hill of Tarvit monument.
 
Although Wi-Fi is not available at the property you are visiting, there is mobile network coverage provided by 3, EE, O2 & Vodafone which will give you internet access if you have a dongle or appropriate device. Charges for internet access and data usage are available from the network operator. Please note that we do not supply PCs or laptops and that the signal can vary in strength in more remote areas.
Accommodation details

  • First floor

  • Sleeps 4 - 1 double, 1 twin

  • Sitting room with open fire

  • Dining kitchen

  • Bathroom with bath and shower

  • Central heating with backup convector heaters


 
About Hill of Tarvit
French Chippendale-style furniture and paintings by Raeburn line the family rooms of this Edwardian mansion house, completed in 1906 by the architect Sir Robert Lorimer. 'Below stairs', the kitchen and pantry have been perfectly preserved to give an insight into the work of the servants who kept the household running.
 
The estate lies among a patchwork of rolling farmland, and has its own superbly kept sunken rose and kitchen gardens, as well as a restored Edwardian hickory-club golf course.
 
About the area
Hill of Tarvit lies just outside Cupar, ten miles from St Andrews, home to Scotland's oldest university and the world's most famous golf course. Fife's East Neuk is a short drive away, offering pristine beaches, picture-perfect harbours and delicious fresh seafood.
 
The nearest shops are 1 mile away in Ceres and 2.5 miles away in Cupar.
 
Things to do

  • Head to Anstruther for a stroll along the harbour. After taking in the views across to the Isle of May and the pastel and white cottages lining the shore, grab some award-winning fish and chips at the Anstruther Fish Bar.

  • For a day at the beach, St Andrews's West Sands, Elie's Harbour Beach, Burntisland and Aberdour's Silver Sands all have Blue Flags, meaning they are clean, safe and offer good facilities.

  • Spend a day in Renaissance paradise at nearby Falkland Palace. The country retreat of the Stuart Kings was a favourite of Mary Queen of Scots and is filled with elaborate antique furnishings.


 
Getting there
Hill of Tarvit lies off the A916, 2 miles south of Cupar and 1 mile from Ceres. Cupar Railway station offers the closest train links.
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West Cottage, Hill of Tarvit

£385.00 | 8th November 2014 - 15th November 2014
  • Dates available
  • 3 StarVery Good
  • Fife
  • 5
  • 3
  • Dogs allowed
This one-storey Edwardian cottage is set in its own private enclosed garden, near to the original stable block of Hill of Tarvit mansion house. Read More >
Built to house some of the estate workers who would have kept the mansion in its splendid style, it now makes a snug retreat for families looking to explore this picturesque part of Fife.
 
Although Wi-Fi is not available at the property you are visiting, there is mobile network coverage provided by 3, EE, O2 & Vodafone which will give you internet access if you have a dongle or appropriate device. Charges for internet access and data usage are available from the network operator. Please note that we do not supply PCs or laptops and that the signal can vary in strength in more remote areas.
Accommodation details

  • One storey

  • Sleeps 5 - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single

  • Sitting room

  • Dining kitchen

  • Utility room

  • Bathroom with shower over bath

  • Open fire

  • Full central heating


  • Enclosed private garden


 
About Hill of Tarvit
French Chippendale-style furniture and paintings by Raeburn line the family rooms of this Edwardian mansion house, completed in 1906 by the architect Sir Robert Lorimer. 'Below stairs', the kitchen and pantry have been perfectly preserved to give an insight into the work of the servants who kept the household running.
 
The estate lies among a patchwork of rolling farmland, and has its own superbly kept sunken rose and kitchen gardens, as well as a restored Edwardian hickory-club golf course.
 
About the area
Hill of Tarvit lies just outside Cupar, ten miles from St Andrews, home to Scotland's oldest university and the world's most famous golf course. Fife's East Neuk is a short drive away, offering pristine beaches, picture-perfect harbours and delicious fresh seafood.
 
The nearest shops are 1 mile away in Ceres and 2.5 miles away in Cupar.
 
Things to do

  • Head to Anstruther for a stroll along the harbour. After taking in the views across to the Isle of May and the pastel and white cottages lining the shore, grab some award-winning fish and chips at the Anstruther Fish Bar.

  • For a day at the beach, St Andrews's West Sands, Elie's Harbour Beach, Burntisland and Aberdour's Silver Sands all have Blue Flags, meaning they are clean, safe and offer good facilities.

  • Spend a day in Renaissance paradise at nearby Falkland Palace. The country retreat of the Stuart Kings was a favourite of Mary Queen of Scots and is filled with elaborate antique furnishings.


 
Getting there
Hill of Tarvit lies off the A916, 2 miles south of Cupar and 1 mile from Ceres. Cupar Railway station offers the closest train links.
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