ALTIDO The South Lodge at BalcarresColinsburgh
The South Lodge is a historical Jacobean red-brick gatehouse designed and built in the late 1800’s. Iit rests on the Southside of Balcarres Estate’s parklands located in the East Neuk of Fife. The property consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a stylishly decorated living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining area, a charming garden with an outdoor dining facility, BBQ, fire pit and free parking suitable for up to 2 vehicles. Essentials provided.
This stunning property has been recently refurbished with tasteful and stylish country interiors. The finishings reflect a property steeped in history and design and will ensure maximum comfort throughout your stay.
Essentials, linens, towels, and WiFi are provided
LIVING ROOM, DINING & KITCHEN:
Attention to detail is evident throughout this stylish living room decorated in a calming sage green, making the atmosphere extremely warm and inviting. You will find a comfy sofa, 2 armchairs, a side table, plenty of books and a flat-screen TV to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Gather your dearest ones around the dining table and enjoy a delicious meal together.
The modern and well-equipped kitchen has all the essentials including hobs, oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cooking basics and silverware.
BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS:
The master bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed where 2 guests can sleep comfortably. The bedroom is adorned with an incredible free-standing copper bath that needs to be seen to be appreciated.
The second bedroom also offers a luxurious king-size bed suitable for 2 guests.
The main bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and an enclosed shower.
The beautiful enclosed garden wraps around the cottage, providing guests with stunning views of the countryside and woodlands. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the outdoor furniture, the BBQ and the fire pit.
Laundry and Extra Appliances
The property is also equipped with an iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner and washing machine/dryer for your convenience.
This home is managed by ALTIDO. We are proud to host our guests in a wide selection of top-quality properties across Europe. ALTIDO is pleased to offer hotel-standard hospitality services and provide hotel-quality linens, towels, bathroom essentials, and professional cleaning services.
Guests will have access to the entire lodge.
Guests will have access to free parking outside the property, suitable for up to 2 vehicles.
The property is on the ground floor, and there are five steps to the property.
Guests are free to check in on their own with a self-check-in system.
ALTIDO will be in touch to assist you with airport transfers and in-stay services, such as in-stay cleans, linen changes, and childcare equipment.
If anything has been missed or if you have any questions, please let us know! All feedback is appreciated.
The Balcarres Estate around you is home to some of Scotland’s finest countryside. Walk through ancient forests; cross rolling hills with dramatic views across the Firth of Forth, or stravaig along the two miles of pristine beachfront at Largo Bay. The newest addition to Fife’s famous golfing coast is not to be missed for those passionate about their golf: Balcarres’ world-class Dumbarnie Links recently hosted the 2021 Women’s Scottish Open.
The South Lodge is situated less than 15 minutes drive from the mediaeval town of St Andrews, the seat of Scotland’s oldest university and the site of the romantic castle and cathedral ruins, internationally renowned golf courses, and a wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs.
Find the fishing villages on the East Neuk. St Monans, Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail have their secrets, but Elie, a mere ten-minute drive from South Lodge, is perhaps the most stunning. WalWalkout the iconic lighthouse and Lady’s Tower before rewarding yourself with fish and chips and a locally brewed ale at the Ship Inn. Crail harbour is also worth visiting.
Those fond of a dram will find plenty to like at the numerous nearby distilleries, with tours (and tastings) at Eden Mill, Kingsbarns and Lindores Abbey. Meanwhile, Fife’s burgeoning independent food scene includes highlights such as the Bowhouse farmer’s market, the spectacular Kinneuchar Inn – a short walk away, but be sure to book – and the award-winning Ardross Farm Shop. All feature fresh seasonal produce from Balcarres.
Below is a selection of other superb restaurants, takeaways and activities in the local area.
The Kinneuchar Inn, Kilconquer (Quality Pub food)
The Ship Inn, Elie
East Pier Smokehouse, St Monans
Balgove Steak Barn, St Andrews
The Adamson, St Andrews (an intimate setting for cocktails and more)
The Seafood Ristorante, St Andrews (spectacular sunset views and delicate fruits de mer)
Craig Millar @ 16 West End Restaurant, St Monans (Elevated Scottish cuisine with sea views)
The Cellar Restaurant, Anstruther (Michelin-starred venue offering tasting menu only)
The Peat Inn, Peat Inn (Home to Fife’s only other Michelin star; for extraordinary occasions)
The Old Barn, Dumbarnie Links (excellent breakfast; weekdays only for non-golfers)
The 19th Hole, Earlsferry
The Anstruther Fish Bar, Anstruther (Award-winning fish and chips shop, take-home or better eat on the pier)
Blackhorn, St Andrews (Burgers, Milkshakes, wraps and more)
Little Italy, St Andrews (Delicious Italian, eat in or take home)
Pizza Express, St Andrews
Elie Watersports for water activities
Distillery tours such as Eden Mill, Kingsbarns
Beach walks at St Andrews West Sands and Kingsbarns beach
The property is only a 1-hour drive from Edinburgh and 20 minutes from Leuchars train station.
Edinburgh Airport: 58-minute drive
*This property's internet connection is best suited for light browsing and social media but is not optimal for HD video calls or streaming.
**The property is pet friendly. Up to 2 dogs are allowed, and there will be an additional charge of £25 per dog.
*** Travel cots and high chairs can be provided by request.
ALTIDO wants you to have a fantastic stay, and we encourage you to see the space as a home away from home—treating it as though it is yours! There are, of course, a few things we politely ask guests to note before their arrival and throughout their stay:
- Strictly no smoking, no parties
- Dispose of rubbish appropriately.
- Keep the property clean and tidy.
- Whilst washing up and stripping the beds at check-out would be appreciated, it is by no means expected.
- Although the house is detached and on private land, we still ask that you please respect the surrounding area and keep noise levels to a minimum between the hours of 10pm and 9am.
- Please remember to close all windows and doors when leaving.
- To ensure the safety of our current and future guests, we ask all guests to complete our online check-in form and to provide a valid form of identification.
- Careful attention to the keys is extremely important. Guests are responsible for any additional costs resulting from misplaced keys or locksmith call-outs.
Standard occupancy: 4
Max occupancy: 4