Wee Bothy - Hot Tub - Sandstone Cottage - Scotland

Occupancy: 2 guests
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

This stylish Bothy is a lovely escape in the Scottish countryside of Fife. The Bothy is a converted gamekeepers kennel and is now a bright and light holiday home - perfect for a getaway for 2 adults to coorie in ('Coorie' is a Scottish word traditionally meaning 'to snuggle' or 'cuddle'). You have your own private hot tub on decking at the rear and you will enjoy countryside views after a day of exploring.

It sits in a courtyard setting near two log cabin apartments but its a quiet location and you will feel like you’re away from it all here, so if you’re after an escape from the hustle and bustle then its an ideal choice.

It has one bedroom with a comfy Kingsize bed and a separate bathroom contains a bath and overbath power shower.

The Lounge/kitchen area is open plan with a large sofa, TV, dining table for 2, full size electric oven & hob, a microwave, small fridge freezer, washer/dryer and all the necessary crockery. Free WIFI is available too of course.

At the rear of the property is a decked area with private Hot Tub, table & chairs and views overlooking fields. The resident horse Katie might pop over and say hello too!

In order to respect other guests, we ask you to not play loud music and to vacate the hot tub by 10pm. The aim is to keep this a peaceful retreat to escape and unwind in.

You’re only ¾ of a mile from Ladybank village in Cupar so you could take a walk to the local pub. Part of the appeal here is being surrounded by countryside with local woodland walks nearby, so you really can relax, unwind and chill in the hot tub in peace and quiet.

All towels and linen are supplied, beds are made up for your arrival and waffle robes are available for use when using the hot tub.

Bringing the car is recommended; although you can walk to Ladybank, you’ll be able to visit Cupar, Falkland, Pitlessie, Glenrothes & St Andrews which are all within easy driving distance.

Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome for a small extra charge but please be mindful of the free range hens roaming freely so please pop dogs on a lead when outside your bothy.

Property type:  Detached sandstone apartment.

General: No Smokingthere is a designated smoking area situated at the front gate.

Parking for 1 car.

No Candles or naked flames allowed

No Vaping in the buildings or around the hot tub.

Free range Hens roam freely here.

Internet: Free WIFI is available.

Kitchen:  Wee Bothy has a light, bright Open plan kitchen/living area. In the kitchen, you have a full-size electric oven, a microwave, small fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, crockery, pans and utensils for cooking. 

Dining:  Table and chairs for 2 in open-plan kitchen/living area.

Living: Open-plan living area contains sofa, TV and views to countryside.  

Bedrooms:  One bedroom with kingsize bed. Hanging rail and cupboard for clothes.

Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board.

Bathrooms: A separate bathroom, with bath & overbath Power shower.

Pets: 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed, extra charge applies. 

Please bring your pets bedding with them. Pets are not to be left unattended at any time, and not allowed in the bed or on sofas. Please note there are free range hens roaming freely also so dogs to be kept on leads when outside.

Outside: Private Hot tub set on decking at rear of property. This decking area overlooks countryside and there is a table & chairs for two. 

HOT TUB:  Hours of use – between 11.30am and vacated by 10pm. Loud music is not permitted to respect other guests on site. Please shower before use and appropriate footwear and swimwear is recommended.

The hot tub is subject to maintenance on occasion and may be unavailable during your stay due to unforeseen circumstances. If the tub cannot not be used due to inclement weather or unforeseen damage/repairs, no cash alternative will be offered.

The tub cannot be used on check out day

Golf: Kingarrock Hickory Golf Course - The Kingarrock Golf Course re-opened for the first time in over 70 years in 2008.

All players will be provided with original hickory clubs, an old golf bag, together with balls and tees that represent the early 20th century golfing experience. The current all-in price for play on the nine hole course is around £25 per person and includes the following: 5 original hickory clubs, golf balls, 'reddy' tees and an old golf bag, A nip of whisky or port to help get into the spirit of the 'roaring twenties' prior to teeing off, 'Da Anderson' ginger beer and shortbread on completion of the round. Min. 2 players per round.

Ladybank Golf Course - Ladybank is used as a qualifying course for The Open, and is one of the best inland 18 hole course you can play – just a mile down the road.

Horse Riding: Barbarafield Riding School

The hacks are very popular as all experiences can be catered for on all the routes. The hacks go through the 300-plus acres of farmland owned by the Berwick family and the ride can be split into groups in the fields so as the experienced riders can get a canter round the field while the novices or beginners can take a short cut for a walk and a trot to catch up. Instruction is given as and when required.

Walking: The Lomond Hills Country Park

Whether it's wee walk to blow away the cobwebs or a right proper hike, the 2 Lomond Hills offer breathtaking views from the top, right over to Edinburgh and East Lothian. Perfect for dogs too.

Restaurants & Bars :

  • The Golf Inn in Ladybank (1 mile) - Lovely village pub with a cosy, friendly atmosphere.
  • The Village Inn in Pitlessie (1.5 miles) - Good pub food and a relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant. Closed Mondays.
  • Shenai Indian Restaurant in Cupar (4 miles) - Quite simply fabulous food!
  • The Lomond Tavern in Falkland (4 miles) - Traditional old pub.
  • The Kettlebridge Inn in Kettlebridge (2 miles) - Lovely Italian menu, nice beer garden.
Cupar - A traditional market town, just 4 miles away, with a mix of shops, cafe and bars. Farmers market once a month is worth a visit. The Fife Show is a yearly feature in May with all sorts of agricultural machinery, animals and horsey stuff!

Falkland - The hunting estate grounds are fantastic for family walks! Find Maspie Den waterfall on one of the estate walks. Enjoy amazing, organic veggie food at Pillars of Hercules log cabin cafe, tucked in the woods. Falkland Palace is an impressive Renaissance building set in the heart of Falkland, at the foot of the Lomond Hills. It was once a favoured place of retreat and leisure for the Stuart Kings and Queens of Scotland, including Mary Queen of Scots. There are some amazing little gift shops, including The Fayre Earth gift shop, full of fairtrade, recycled gems - very unique.

St Andrews - Only 15 miles away. History, the cathedral, castle, beaches and of course, the Old Course! Try the wee East sands beach too if you don't fancy the long beach near the golf course. It's quieter and not far from the castle and cathedral.

Fishing:

  • Raith Lake Trout Fishery (Kirkcaldy) - Fly fishing for rainbow and blue trout (and tiger trout if you are lucky!).
  • Lomond Hills Fishery (Leslie) - Fly, bait or spin.
  • Craigluscar Fishery - Bait, fly fishing.
  • Cameron Reservoir (St Andrews Angling Club) - Fly fishing.
  • Goldenloch Fishing (Cupar) - Fly fishing.
The Off The Rail Arthouse:Situated in Ladybank Railway station, the Arthouse offers lots of courses in everything from lino cutting to pop up book creation to stained glass. Also visit the artist Kirsty Lorenz in her fantastic studio on the platform - in the old waiting room.

Cairnie Fruit Farm, Cupar: Outdoor fruit farm atop a big hill outside Cupar. Big maze made of maize in late summer. Big outdoor play area, trampolines etc. Closed from end Oct to March.

Muddy Boots Farm and Playbarn, Balmalcolm: Just down the road in Balmalcolm, family owned Muddy Boots is great for toddlers and primary kids. Grass sledging, go karts, lots of farm animals and one of the biggest outdoor bouncing pillows around! Very funky interiors in the cafe and a central log burner for those chilly days.

The Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar This is home to an amazing variety of wild animals. Come and see different species of deer from around the world. Meet 'Stobo' their black Highland Cow, their rare breed Soay Sheep and come face to face with native Red Foxes. Daily bird of prey demonstrations.

The Byre Theatre, St Andrews A family friendly Theatre with a Cafe / Restaurant.

Bank: no facilities nearby.

Shops: Ladybank has 2 mini-mart convenience stores with Post Office, Butchers and Chemist. Cupar has Tesco, Lidl, Aldi supermarkets and a regular Farmers Market.

Dentist: Cupar ProDental.

Doctors: Ladybank – Howe of Fife Medical Surgery 01337 830765.

Hospital: Nearest A&E is in Kirkcaldy.

Beach: St Andrews (14 miles)

Nearest Town: Ladybank (1/2 mile), Pitlessie (2 miles), Falklands (3 miles), Cupar (4 miles), and St Andrews (15 miles), Dundee (19 miles).

Nearest Village: Ladybank. The village has a country pub, shops, 2 cafes/deli, butchers, doctors surgery and main line train station and is approximately 1 mile away.

Public Transport: Train station in Ladybank (for trains to Dundee, Edinburgh, Perth, Tweedbank).

Taxi Services – need to be pre-booked. Falkland Taxis is recommended.