Peacefully set in the grounds of Piteadie House, this welcoming, semi-detached holiday home is the ideal spot for friends and family to spend time together, and enjoy this splendid area. Explore the owners’ eight-acre estate with woodland, unspoilt countryside and spectacular views looking out over to the Firth of Forth and across to Edinburgh. The ruins of Piteadie Castle date back to the late 15th Century and it is believed to have been built by the Valance family. It was partially rebuilt in the 17th Century and sits in its former walled courtyard. There is a round arched gateway in the wall with a pediment carved with a coat of arms, the date of 1686 and the initials W.C. for the then owner William Calderwood, an apothecary and burgess of Edinburgh. In 1564 the castle belonged to William Kirkcaldy of Grange, passing in 1637 to David ’Boswell’ of Glassmount, and subsequently to the Boswells of Balmuto. It was sold in 1671 to William Calderwood. The castle is also featured in Nigel Tranter’s novel, The Lion’s Whelp.
The grounds have an abundance of wildlife including a family of buzzards, owls, woodpeckers, hares, deer and foxes. There are walks in the countryside to Kinghorn Loch and the Fife cycle route is close by. If you would like to explore a little further afield, Kirkcaldy has a great selection of shops, cafes, restaurants, a museum, galleries, the Adam Smith Theatre, parks and a sandy beach. There are several excellent golf courses in the area and St Andrews, the home of golf, is only 26 miles away. The charming fishing villages of the East Neuk are within easy driving distance and the local railway station has links to major towns; you can be in the centre of Edinburgh in 25 minutes. The Forth Road Bridge is 12 miles away, Edinburgh 24 miles, St Andrews 26 miles and Dunfermline, 15 miles.
No matter what you choose to do during your stay, Piteadie Castle Cottage awaits your return with the cosy bright lounge complete with a wood burner, or enjoy a meal at the table whilst discussing your next day’s activities. This beautiful, rural location is also perfect for stargazing.
Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has biomass central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burner, 32" Sky TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric oven, induction hob, combination microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.
All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared 8-acre natural grounds. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Steps, stream and sloping banks in grounds.