Fife Castle

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 13 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Pool
Wow Factor
Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Ideal for Parties Parking Space Romantic

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Live the life of a Lord in this stunning castle, majestically placed in the Kingdom of Fife, with heated swimming pool, private beach and opulent interiors.  Up to twenty guests can come together to celebrate in privacy and style in this magical estate complete with stunning views of the River Tay Estuary.

Home to the Earls of Dundee since the 18th Century, this one-of-a-kind castle is now available to rent as a holiday home.  Enjoy an elegant dinner on the chandelier lit dining table, with the crackle of the fireplace behind you and views of the estate outside.  Private chefs are available to book to help cater delicious meals for your guests, or you can choose to make use of the wonderful warm country kitchen, which is stocked with all you need to cater from cups of coffees to home-cooked meals.

Enjoy drinks on the elegant terrace, with a welcome bar on arrival, or take your cocktails in the light-filled drawing room.  Browse the historic books available in the castle’s own well-stocked library, cosying up by the fire with a rare find.  If you’re looking for a special night of entertainment, the large ballroom provides a prestigious place to host a party, whilst smaller scale, yet lively, evenings can be spent around the grand piano in one of the cosy reception rooms.

Sleep amongst the lavishly designed bedrooms with an excellent choice of rooms.  There are two super king premier rooms with en-suite and dressing rooms, three further super-kings and a king with en-suite.  Then there are two super-kings and two double rooms sharing elegant bathrooms with all linens and towels included.  For groups with young children an inviting nursery room accommodates up to six little ones for the ultimate sleepover with bunk bed and sofa areas.

Outside, the expansive estate is at your disposal to explore and discover throughout your stay.  Walk amongst the walled gardens and towering ancient trees under huge starry skies.  Have a bonfire on your own private beach and look out for the local otters and seals that often can be seen frolicking in the water.  With a tennis court, delightful, heated swimming pool and glorious terrace it will be hard to tempt your guest back inside of an evening, with such wonderful natural surroundings available throughout your stay.

With the help of the on-site House manager, there are many opportunities for excursions and activities from horse-riding to falconry and beyond, to allow you and your party to truly live the high life in the Kingdom of Fife.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Young children should be supervised in the swimming pool and at the private beach
  • Please book in advance for excursions and private chef appointments

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Coffee Machine Tennis Court Smart TV TV Indoor Games Home Cinema Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

FACILITIES

Interior

-    Dining room with large table, chandeliers and fireplace
-    Ballroom
-    Library
-    Sitting rooms with fireplaces
-    Drawing room with welcome bar
-    Large country style kitchen
-    Private bathrooms and WCs

First Floor Bedrooms
- Birch Room - Super king bedroom with a North West aspect with views over Tay Firth and woodland. An ensuite bathroom with a shower over the bath
- Birch Room Single - Separate room with 1 single bed, part of the Birch Room suite sharing an ensuite bathroom with Birch Room. Views over Tay Firth and Woodland
- Beech Room - Super king bedroom with a North aspect with views over tay Firth, farmland and gardens. An ensuite bathroom with a shower over the bath
- Beech Room Single - Separate room with a single bed, part of the West Room Suite sharing an ensuite bathroom with the West Room. Views over Tay Firth and gardens
- Willow Room - Super king bedroom with a Northerly aspect with views over gardens, woodland and Tay Firth. The Oak Room ensuite has a private bath and shower
- Oak Room - South facing super king bedroom with views over the garden. Private shower over bath ensuite or can be shared with Tower Room if Tower room is used. Adjoining door into Nursery
- Nursery Room - South aspect Playroom and Bunk room (2 bunk beds), each with roll out divan beds. Sleeps a total of 6 children (children only). Access to shower room across hall
- Sycamore Room - south facing bedroom with a queen sized bed with view over gardens and woodland. Shared bathroom if Willow Room is used

Second Floor Bedrooms
- Chesnut Room - North and East facing bedroom with a super king bed looking out over woodland, Tay Firth and the garden with an ensuite bath
- Cherry Room - North aspect bedroom with two single beds (option to be changed to a super king bed) with a private bathroom across the hallway with a shower. Views of Tay Firth and Woodland
- Rowan Room - North facing bedroom with a king size bed, private bathroom with a bath and shower and views over Tay Firth
- Pine Room - South facing bedroom with a king bed looking over the gardens and tennis court. Shared bathroom with Flora's room. Access to a separate shower room across the hall
- Hawthorn Room - South facing bedroom with a super king size bed looking over the gardens and tennis court. Shared bathroom, shower over bath and additional separate shower room

*Additional rooms are available for staff should this be required, please ask for details*

Exterior Grounds
-    Terrace area with additional outdoor seating
-    Tennis courts
-    Heated swimming pool
-    Private Parking
-    BBQ fire pit
-    Private Beach
-    Ancient woodlands

Additional Facilities
-    WiFi
-    TV’s
-    Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels provided.
-    Parking available on-street.
-    Dishwasher
-    Fridge Freezer
-    Washing machine
-    Travel cot
-    Highchair
-    Rare and historic books in the library
-    Excursions available to book through hosts

Location

About the surrounding area of Fife Castle
Walk to Beach Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Historical Sites
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Fife Castle is perfectly placed in the Kingdom of Fife giving easy access to both the Highlands and Lowland of glorious Scotland.  Through the House Manger guests can choose from a range of activities on the estate, from fly-fishing in the river, clay pigeon shooting or even trying a tipple or two of Scotland’s finest whisky-tasting.    Why not arrange a Scottish ceilidh in the ballroom complete with an authentic piper?  Or take a horse ride through the woodland trails to really enjoy the grounds in style?

If you can be tempted away from your own grounds, then why not try a round of golf on some of Scotland’s most prestigious courses from the Old Course Dumbarnie or Kingsbarns, all within driving distance.  If that doesn’t satisfy you then a trip to The R&A World Golf museum in St. Andrews, just half an hour drive from the castle, will give golf fans plenty to discover, tracing the game’s history back to the 15th Century right through to modern day.

History lovers will be spoilt for choice on places to explore and significant landmarks to visit.  A lovely walk we recommend is a two-mile woodland stroll to the south bank of the Tay estuary and the village of Balmerino where you can visit the ruins of an extraordinary Cistercian abbey dating back to 1229.  Or if you wish to pack a chef prepared picnic, you can take a trip out to any number of the fantastic castles just a short distance away from the majestic Falkland and Glamis Castle to the red sandstone Scone Palace in Perth.

With the delightful city of Edinburgh just an hour away and Dundee even less, the castle is accessible to the major Scottish points of interest.  If you are looking for some culture then head to the Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee to celebrate historic Scottish design or visit the HMS Discovery, the historic steamship that took Shackleton to Antarctica in 1901.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Airport

(76 km )

Nearest Train Station Cupar Train Station

(14 km )

Nearest City St Andrews

(26.7 km)

Nearest Town Cupar

(14 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Peat Inn

(22 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The View

(9.3 km )

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Superstore

(14.6 km)

Nearest Golf Links of St Andrews

(26 km )

Nearest Beach Private beach

(On site)

Region

Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in the Kingdom of Fife

Welcome to the Kingdom of Fife, a Scottish gem nestled on the eastern coast, where history, beauty and culture collide for an unforgettable adventure! Grab your favourite pals, your family or sweep away your special someone for a getaway that is just a booking away, thanks to Oliver's Travels!

First up, St. Andrews, the "Home of Golf," is a dazzling jewel in Fife's crown. Get ready to swing your way through world-class golf courses, including the legendary Old Course, where golfing dreams come true. It is not just about the golf though, St. Andrews is a historical hotspot with medieval marvels like the St. Andrews Cathedral and St. Andrews Castle standing tall. You can wander through cobblestone streets that whisper tales of the past, creating a perfect mix of history and breathtaking views.

If you are yearning for a taste of traditional Scottish maritime life, you can follow the Fife Coastal Path diving into the charm of fishing villages such as Anstruther with pastel-painted houses by the harbour. Anstruther's claim to culinary fame is its world-famous fish and chips, yum! The coastal path leads you on a journey through other delightful villages including Pittenweem and Crail, each with its own unique character and a history as colourful as the houses.

Dunfermline, once the ancient capital of Scotland, boasts Dunfermline Abbey where Robert the Bruce found his final resting place and the regal Dunfermline Palace. Pittencrieff Park is an historic escape filled with gardens, a mansion and an abundance of greenery, creating a perfect blend of history and serenity.

For nature enthusiasts, the Lomond Hills Regional Park is a haven of outdoor fun with rolling hills, scenic trails and spectacular views. The park invites hiking, cycling and birdwatching.

Kirkcaldy, known for its industrial past, has donned a modern hat with a flourishing arts scene. You can catch a show at the Adam Smith Theatre, stroll along the waterfront and explore the cultural treasure trove that is Kirkcaldy Galleries.

Fife's lively festivals and events include The East Neuk Festival which celebrates music and arts, while the Crail Food Festival tantalizes taste buds with local gastronomic delights.

The Kingdom of Fife is a playground for history buffs, nature lovers and those seeking a dash of culture. Whether you are teeing off in St. Andrews, savouring fish and chips by the sea or dancing to the tunes of a local festival, Fife promises an enchanting Scottish experience that will leave you yearning for more.

Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Escape to your own fairy-tale castle for a family holiday to remember and one your children will never forget.  With 1000 acres of beautiful grounds to explore, there is plenty to keep kids busy from toasting marshmallows on the firepit at your private beach to splashing in the heated swimming pool.  With space inside to spread out, older children can make the space their own, whilst younger kids will revel in the six-bed sleepover room and the chance to spot otters and seals and a plethora of other wildlife in the plentiful grounds.

For a day out why not take a trip to The Scottish Deer Centre, a 55-acre park with over 150 animals including twelve species of deer, wolves, lynx and even a European Brown bear.  There are daily feeding talks, tours and falconry shows to keep everyone entertained, and an on-site shop and café.

For a little mystery why not travel to St. Andrews to Scotland’s Secret Bunker, an innocent looking farmhouse that conceals a secret underground ROTOR bunker built by the RAF in 1953 in response to the Cold War nuclear threat.  Tour the Command Centre, the dorms and plotting rooms to get a real sense of history and mystery.

For children young and old a visit to Pittencrieff Park in Fife is a must, with three large play areas complete with chutes, swings and climbing frames and some beautiful gardens to explore and roam around.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the 76 acres of historical and cultural significance, see if you can spot the resident peacocks too!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Indoor Games
  • Home Cinema
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Enjoy our welcome bar with our compliments which guests can then re-stock as required. Bring your own champagne, wine and spirits at no corkage charge.
  • Fully Serviced & Catered Packages Available for an additional cost

FULLY CATERED & SERVICED PACKAGES
- Available for an additional cost. Please enquire for accurate pricing. The package will include:

- 5 star service from the royal butler/s and staff
- Exclusive use of castle and grounds
- Bespoke menus designed by an award-winning fine dining chef
- Onsite castle managers to help you plan activities and manage your stay
- Help with organising airport transfers and taxis
- House fireplaces set for use
- Welcome bar
- Basic daily morning housekeeping

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit 20% deposit, or a 50% deposit if booking is confirmed within 8 weeks of arrival.
Arrival time Check-in 3.00 p.m (unless otherwise agreed)
Departure time Check-out 10.00 a.m (unless otherwise agreed)
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price. Outdoor heating swimming pool included.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and morning housekeeping is also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Yes, with prior notice. Please enquire at time of booking.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted within the property.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Yes, but with prior agreement. Please enquire at time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Parties/Celebrations are allowed. Weddings are allowed to the capacity of the property + additional day guests.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £10,320 £15,480 £20,640 £25,800 £36,120
* Christmas New Year - - - £25,800 £36,120
Jan 3rd 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £12,900 £19,350 £25,800 £32,250 £45,150

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €11,168 €16,751 €22,335 €27,918 €39,086
* Christmas New Year - - - €27,918 €39,086
Jan 3rd 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €13,959 €20,939 €27,918 €34,898 €48,857

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $11,961 $17,941 $23,921 $29,901 $41,861
* Christmas New Year - - - $29,901 $41,861
Jan 3rd 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $14,951 $22,426 $29,901 $37,376 $52,326

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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