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Thistle House, Falkland holiday cottage - 17th century cottage

Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Falkland, Fife, Scotland
Thistle House is a beautiful 17th century stone built cottage situated right at the heart of one of Scotland's most beautiful ancient villages with the fabulous Royal Falkland Palace directly across the village square. Was even used as part of a set for the filming of Outlander!

The house is very cozy and well equipped with thick stone walls and a lovely warm stove.

The American/Scottish owners are very keen for all guests to feel at home in their beloved second home, and the cottage has a real family feel to it. The kitchen contains everything you would need including a toaster, microwave, coffee maker, kettle and lots of cooking spices, and a really cosy dining area with table and chairs. The lovely sitting room next door has a log fire, and both rooms are simply and comfortably decorated.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms plus a...
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Listing #HL5074835
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2014
Interaction with guests
We have a local friend who will be able to help with any queries you may have and a lock box will be used for the key handover.
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

The house was spacious and very well appointed. You instantly feel at home and we were very sad to leave. It allowed all of us to have some space but easily accomodated us all for meals and watching dvds in the evening. The kitchen contains...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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deesweet77, VR Owner at Thistle House, Falkland holiday cottage - 17th century cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thanks so much for the lovely review Nicola. We were delighted to have you stay with us again.

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning location with lots of things to do to keep everybody happy. Thistle house was welcoming, spacious and had lots of game etc to keep adults and children occupied on a rainy day. Would definitely stay there again

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Ruth G
deesweet77, VR Owner at Thistle House, Falkland holiday cottage - 17th century cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you so much Ruth, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the rain didn't put you off! You are welcome back anytime

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Thistle House is a wonderfully cosy and well appointed cottage in the heart of this stunning village. A very comfortable 'home from home' with real character. A peaceful retreat with a Royal Place within 100m and wonderful walks and paths to explore from the village......More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank LightPacker634038
deesweet77, VR Owner at Thistle House, Falkland holiday cottage - 17th century cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 Full
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: £35 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Walking through Falkland, it’s easy to imagine how villages must have looked in the past. For this reason it was made Scotland’s first conservation village in 1970 and Falkland holds an important place in Scotland’s history. A walk around Falkland is a remarkable experience with no fewer than 28 listed buildings in the village. Fine buildings sit next to winding wynds and the beautiful central Bruce Fountain, all set against the backdrop of the Lomond Hill and the woods of the Falkland Estate. Falkland Palace sits at the heart of the village and was the country residence of the Stuart monarchs and a favourite place of Mary Queen of Scots. Surrounded by gardens, this restored Renaissance palace is the perfect place to spend a few hours
Getting around
Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth are between 25 - 45 minutes drive away with all the cultural, historical and shopping activities you could wish for. Edinburgh and Dundee have airports that will connect with many UK and European/Worldwide airports, with the local train station at Markinch just 8 kms away, which connects with Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh. We recommend you hire a car to take advantage of all the local sites and places to visit.
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How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh: 56.0 km
Railway: Markinch: 8.0 km
Ferry: Rosyth: 40.0 km
Airports: Edinburgh (35 miles / 56km), Dundee (24 miles / 39 km)

You can fly to Edinburgh Airport direct from most European capitals or connect through any of the London Airports if coming from further afield. Cars can then be easily hired from Edinburgh Airport and its approx. 45mins drive over the Forth Road Bridge to get to Falkland. You could also arrange a taxis or Uber for around £50. You can also fly to Dundee airport from London City Airport with Air France or with FlyBe from Belfast. It takes approx. 30 mins to drive to the house.

The nearest Train Station is at Markinch (5 miles / 8km), which is a 10 min drive away. Taxis can be prearranged and the fare is approximately £10.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 33.0 km.
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