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Westbourne Cottage, Westbourne House, Nr St Andrews

£395.00 | 3rd January 2015 - 10th January 2015
  • Dates available
  • 4 StarExcellent
  • Fife
  • 2
  • 1
  • Dogs allowed
Westbourne Cottage, which forms part of Westbourne House, is situated in the pretty conservation village of Kilrenny close to the coastal town of Anstruther in the East Neuk of Fife. It provides beautifully refurbished self-contained accommodation for 1 or 2 people. High quality furnishings, decor and equipment combine modern living with old-world comfort and charm. Read More >
 
Accommodation details

  • Single storey

  • Sleeps 2 - 1 double ensuite with bath and shower, walk-in wardrobe. French doors from bedroom to garden.

  • Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room with wood burning stove (logs provided).

  • Porch and entrance hallway.

  • Additional bathroom with bath and shower.

  • Central heating.

  • Garden.

  • Free on-street parking at the garden gate.

  • The cottage is privately owned.

  • One small dog is permitted.

 
About Kilrenny
Kilrenny is a charming conservation village close to the seaside town of Anstruther, perfect for a relaxing peacful short break or longer holiday. Anstruther has a variety of shops, a small supermarket and a choice of pubs and restaurants.
 
With the fabulous sandy beaches of Elie, the working fishing harbour and arts town at Pittenweem, and the picture postcard harbour at Crail, you can spend hours exploring the East Neuk just wandering through the narrow cobbled streets, admiring wonderful sea views, sampling the local food or chatting with the locals.
 
Things to do

  • Fife's coastal walks run close to the cottage. Take a wander through the beautiful fishing towns and villages of the East Neuk. Closest to Kilrenny is the largest town, Anstruther, which you can walk or cycle to in a few minutes. Here you'll find the famous Scottish Fisheries Museum and one of the best (officially) fish and chip restaurants in the United Kingdom, the Anstruther Fish Bar.

  • The area is famous for its lush golf courses, with a wide choice in the immediate locality and within 30 minutes' drive.

  • Head to St Andrews, home of Scotland's oldest university, and stroll along the two-mile stretch of pristine beach, West Sands, where Chariots of Fire was filmed.

 
Getting there
Kilrenny lies just off the A917 road just a few hundred yards north of the edge of Anstruther < Hide

The Pavilion, Lamb's House

£1,500.00 | 3rd January 2015 - 10th January 2015
  • Dates available
  • None
  • Edinburgh & The Lothians
  • 6
  • 3
  • Not allowed
The Pavilion is a newly-built, self-contained 3-storey house, sitting within the curtilage of Lamb's House in Leith. It has been built in the style of the early 18th century with particular attention to detail, including an eye-catching "ogee" roof. Inside, furniture and fittings are of a quality and style to match. Read More >
This property is privately owned.
 
Lambs House accommodates a private residence, Groves-Raines Architects Ltd and the Consulate of Iceland.
 
Short breaks (minimum of 2 nights) available. Please contact the Holidays Department by telephone (0131 458 0305) or by email (holidays@nts.org.uk) for further details.
 
Accommodation details

  • 3 storey

  • Sleeps 6 - 1 twin with en suite shower and 2 double bedrooms (one with a half tester, the other with a box bed)

  • Sitting room with dining area

  • Kitchen

  • Bathroom with cast-iron bath

  • Utility room

  • Underfloor heating controlled by individual thermostats

  • Parking for one car in private courtyard

 
 
About Lamb's House
Lamb's House, a 5-storey A-listed building in the heart of Leith, is one of Edinburgh's most interesting buildings and is just a stone's throw from the historic port of Leith. Built around 1610, it is believed to have been a tenement of "serviced" flats for Edinburgh Burgers with booths on the ground floor.
 
About Leith
Leith is located to the north of Edinburgh on the shore of the Firth of Forth and served as the city's port for hundreds of years. It was once a hub of manufacturing and commercial activity, including whaling, shipbuilding and Scotland's largest leadworks. Today, Leith is known as a vibrant district of Edinburgh, where some of the city's best restaurants have replaced the old traditional industries. The much-acclaimed and Michelin-starred Martin Wishart is 70 metres from the front door of the Pavilion.
 
Things to do

  • The Georgian House (NTS), on Edinburgh's Charlotte Square, is a restored Robert Adam-designed town house that was home to John Lamont, 18th Chief of the Clan Lamont, and his family until 1815. It gives a fascinating insight into life both upstairs and downstairs.

  • The Royal Yacht Britannia was a home to Queen for over 40 years, sailing over a million miles around the world. It is now berthed at Ocean Terminal in Leith, just a short walk from Lamb's House.

  • The Water of Leith flows from the Pentland Hills (south of Edinburgh) through the city and out into the Forth at Leith. A walkway runs beside it from Balerno to Leith (12 miles).

 
Getting there
Leith is in the north of Edinburgh, 3 miles from the city centre. It is very well serviced by bus routes. < Hide

Port Donnel Cottage, Rockcliffe

£330.00 | 5th January 2015 - 9th January 2015
  • Dates available
  • 3 StarVery Good
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • 5
  • 3
  • Dogs allowed
At the end of a small private road, this secluded bright white cottage looks out onto the winding water of the Urr estuary. The garden leads to a private pebble beach. If you prefer gazing out to sea from the comfort of indoors there's an open fire in the sitting room. Read More >
It's no surprise that Port Donnel is one of our most popular holiday cottages. Rockcliffe village is part of the Trust's 109 acre nature reserve of coastline, fringed with wild flowers, sailing villages and a bird sanctuary.
 
Accommodation details

  • 2 storeys

  • Sleeps 5 - 1 twin, 1 double (can be made twin on request), 1 single

  • Sitting room with open fire

  • Kitchen

  • Dining room

  • Bathroom with bath and shower over bath

  • WC with wash basin

  • Oil-fired central heating, also heats water

  • Parking available beside the cottage

 
About Rockcliffe
Rockcliffe forms part of the Trust's conservation area, a sweep of coastline that runs along the shores of the Solway Firth. Painted white villages such as Rockcliffe itself and Kippford line the seafront. Inland, the shore gives way to patches of ancient woodland and wildflower meadows. A network of trails weaves through the area, including the Jubilee Path between Rockcliffe and Kippford.
 
About the area
Colvend village is about a mile away where you'll find a post office, general store, farm shop and golf course as well as a new Tourist Information office. Seven miles further is the country town of Dalbeattie, once famous in the early 19th century for its mills and granite industry. As well as shops for stocking up there's also a museum featuring an exhibition on Titanic's First Officer Murdoch, a local from the town.
 
Things to do

  • Pay a visit to Kirkcudbright, the 'artists' town', a short drive away. Visit the rose-pink 18th century Broughton House, once home to Glasgow Boys artist E A Hornel, and stock up on fresh fish for tea.

  • Rough Island, a bird sanctuary also owned by the Trust, can be reached on foot at low tide. There you'll see oystercatchers and ringed plovers - but please leave dogs behind!

  • Tee off on one of the area's 30 golf courses. Portpatrick's 9-hole course is close to the ruined Dunskey Castle which juts on a promontory out to sea.

 
Getting there
Rockcliffe is 7 miles S of Dalbeattie, off the A710. < Hide
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