Balcarres East LodgeLodge - Colinsburgh
The East Lodge
The East Lodge is a charming property on Balcarres Estate in the East Neuk
of Fife, conveniently located an hour’s drive from Edinburgh. This
exceptional detached lodge, complete with modern furnishings and refined
interiors, comprises two comfortable bedrooms, one modern bathroom, a
cosy living room, a well-equipped kitchen, an impressive dining area, and a
private cottage garden. With a terrace looking onto a wildflower meadow,
you can enjoy the fresh Scottish air and the beautiful surroundings while
warming your toes by the firepit.
Balcarres is situated in the heart of Scotland’s most picturesque landscape.
From the East Lodge, you have direct access to Balcarres’ elegant
parklands and ancient woodlands, as well as the beautiful rolling hills that
surround the property. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can climb up to
the Craig, a unique 18th century ruined tower, or even play a round of golf
at the world-class Dumbarnie Links, located on the Estate grounds, while
taking in the dramatic views of the North Sea. There is also an abundance
of scenic walks to enjoy, including a forested den that leads you from the
North Lodge through the heart of the estate along a stunning burn – or if
you’d rather brave the sea air, head to Largo bay and amble along
Balcarres’ pristine 2-mile beach.
The living room is centred around a comfortable seating area where two Art
Deco wool armchairs await you. The wood-burning stove provides a
crackling fire that will bring warmth after a day in the Scottish outdoors.
You can login to Apple TV, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and Amazon Prime on the
living room’s 43-inch flat-screen television.
The fully equipped and beautifully designed kitchen comprises an oven, a
fridge, an induction hob, a kettle, a toaster, and a
dishwasher, as well as all the amenities you need to prepare a delicious
meal. The four-person traditional dining table is situated next to a wood-
burning stove, creating the perfect atmosphere for memorable meals.
The stylish Master bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, an impressive
freestanding copper bath, a chest of drawers, and a linen armchair. The
second bedroom comprises two single beds, a chest of drawers, and a
dedicated space for you to hang your clothes. The elegant marble is
complete with a stunning rainfall shower.
Situated next to a wildflower meadow, the East Lodge’s stunning terrace is
complete with a Victorian conservatory, an outdoor dining table, firepit, and
four chairs where you can relax and take in stunning views of the sea and
surrounding countryside. Guests also have access to Balcarres’ beautiful
parklands through a traditional gate located at the edge of the terrace.
The East Lodge is equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer, hoover,
iron, and an ironing board. The property will be professionally cleaned, and
hotel-quality linens and towels will be provided for the duration of your stay.
The East Lodge is managed by ALTIDO, who manage a wide range of
exquisite properties across Europe.
Guest Access and Parking
Guests will have full, unrestricted access to the property, including parking
for two cars.
We warmly welcome up to two dogs at the East Lodge; however, please
note there will be a charge of £25 per dog to cover extra cleaning costs.
*Please note that there may be small apertures through the enclosed garden and some smaller pets may be able to go through the gaps in the fence.
Exploring the East Neuk of Fife
The East Neuk boasts a burgeoning food scene, with highlights including the Bowhouse Market, the Kinneuchar Inn, David Lowry's fresh seafood, and the award-winning Ardross Farm Shop. Local towns and villages, including St Andrews, Elie, Crail and Anstruther, are home to a wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs.
For those passionate about golf, the newest addition to Fife’s golfing coast –
the world-class Dumbarnie Links – is not to be missed. Having recently
hosted the 2021 Women’s Scottish Open, Dumbarnie Links is one of the
many internationally renowned golf courses located in this scenic corner of
the world. In addition, The East Lodge is also situated less than 15 minutes’
drive from the renowned home of golf, St Andrews.
Discover the charming fishing villages that dot the coastline of the East
Neuk, such as Elie, St Monans, Crail, Pittenweem, Kingsbarns, and
Anstruther, where you can enjoy a beautiful (although perhaps blustery!)
beach walk. If you venture towards Elie, you can also explore the iconic
lighthouse and ancient Lady’s Tower on the edge of town – or, if you are
feeling particularly courageous, try your hand at some invigorating water
sports or the Elie Chain Walk. A unique feature of the Fife Coastal Path, the
chain walk offers the brave explorers among us the chance to scramble
along chains built into a section of the cliffs towards Kincraig Point and
If you’re seeking cultural stimulation, you can take a short drive to the
medieval town of St Andrews, the seat of Scotland’s oldest university and
site of romantic castle and cathedral ruins, as well as museums,
independent retailers, and stunning architecture. If you’re looking to learn
more about Scotland’s renowned gin and whiskey production, many local
distilleries offer tours, such as Eden Mill and Kingsbarns.
The Kinneuchar Inn, Kilconquer
17th-century pub serving good quality pub food.
The Ship Inn, Elie
Seasonal Scottish delicacies from the East Neuk coastline.
Balgove Steak Barn, St Andrews
Steaks, burgers, and sausages cooked to order on a wood-fired BBQ.
East Pier Smokehouse, St Monans
Freshly prepared food on a picturesque pier.
The Adamson, St Andrews
Award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar.
The Seafood Ristorante, St Andrews
Spectacular sunset views and fresh 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 exclusive tasting menu.
The Peat Inn, Peat Inn
Michelin-starred restaurant, perfect for special occasions.
The Old Barn, Dumbarnie Links
Excellent breakfasts offered on weekdays for non-golfers.
The 19th Hole, Earlsferry
Traditional pub serving delicious homemade food.
The Anstruther Fish Bar, Anstruther
Award-winning fish and chips you can take home or eat on the pier.
Blackhorn, St Andrews
Tasty burgers, wraps, milkshakes, and more. Takeaway or eat in.
Little Italy, St Andrews
Delicious Italian food in an atmospheric setting. Takeaway or eat in
*** Travel cots and high chairs can be provided by request.
ALTIDO Scotland wants you to have a fantastic stay, so 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 the space
- 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