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The Shieling

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Towards St Andrews

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
The Shieling is a purpose built, award winning holiday house which is finished and furnished to a high standard. This eco style property, with grass roof, nestles discretely into the hillside, only a 10min drive from St Andrews. The property has a full glass frontage to take advantage of its panoramic views over Tayside, The Eden Estuary and St Andrews bay. Offering a peaceful and relaxing location, with lawns and patios enveloping the property, our guests have the exclusive use of ample outdoor recreational / BBQ areas and garden fireplace. The accommodation consists of a large, contemporary, open plan living/dining/kitchen area with log burning stove in addition to the full LPG central heating. Tastefully furnished and finished with oak flooring throughout, it is equipped with a 40' fl...The Shieling is a purpose built, award winning holiday house which is finished and furnished to a high standard. This eco style property, with grass roof, nestles discretely into the hillside, only a 10min drive from St Andrews. The property has a full glass frontage to take advantage of its panoramic views over Tayside, The Eden Estuary and St Andrews bay. Offering a peaceful and relaxing location, with lawns and patios enveloping the property, our guests have the exclusive use of ample outdoor recreational / BBQ areas and garden fireplace. The accommodation consists of a large, contemporary, open plan living/dining/kitchen area with log burning stove in addition to the full LPG central heating. Tastefully furnished and finished with oak flooring throughout, it is equipped with a 40' flat screen TV, Freesat, DVD player and free WiFi. Patio doors open from the lounge onto the large paved terrace and garden grounds with its spectacular views. The generous master bedroom has a super king bed, ample storage, double wardrobes and En-suite with bath. There are sliding glass doors to the patio/garden, or you can enjoy the views from the comfort of your own bed! There is also sufficient room for a cot if required. The second bedroom offers twin single beds, fitted wardrobe and vanity desk. This room also has sliding glass doors opening onto the patio/garden. A spacious family shower room is adjacent to the second bed room. There are outside drying facilities and a utility/laundry/storage room with washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, small freezer and ironing facilities. The surrounding countryside offers excellent walking, over hills and through woodlands. Many beautiful beaches are only a few minutes drive. There is easy access to road and rail links, making it a desirable base for touring much of Scotland. Day trips may be made to St Andrews, East Neuk,The Highlands, Glencoe, the Angus Glens, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, the Trossachs etc, etc - an endless list.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No parties and no pets.
Bedrooms
1 Super King2 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Moira M
Hosting since October 2014
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsGuests will be welcomed on arrival and can be assure that, whilst respecting your privacy, the owners are always on hand for any help or advice you may want.

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Reviews (77)
Fifegal
Fifegal
Fullerton, CA34 contributions
Amazing
This is the most wonderful house with views that just don't stop and are ever changing. The house itself is perfect, one doesn't want for anything. The owner was close by and very kind. Both bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows so one can enjoy the view all over the house.
Visited August 2022
Written 27 November 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

rupert h
rupert h
1 contribution
Stunning
A beautiful and quiet and comfortable property with stunning views. Great communication by Moira. Absolutely recommended.
Visited October 2022
Written 28 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris M
Chris M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
Stunning house and views
Magnificent views in a beautifully unique and comfy house in tranquil surroundings. Arrived home today and already booked for next year.
Visited October 2021
Written 30 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Familyof4Edinburgh
Familyof4Edinburgh
130 contributions
Outstanding!
What a fabulous property! You will get lost in the view, we went out during the day (St Andrews and Cupar both an easy 15 minute drive) and sat and watched the view change as the sun set in the evenings. The Shieling is spotlessly clean and well equipped. The owners live next door and so are on hand but totally unobtrusive. We did contact them for help once and they were immediately helpful. We loved this place so much we have booked to return in May.
Visited October 2021
Written 24 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ben_Riv
Ben_Riv
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Beautiful property with stunning views
This property definitely has to have one of the best views in Fife! The house is spotless, beautifully presented, great facilities and the owners are incredibly attentive. We will definitely be staying there again in the not too distant future.
Visited August 2021
Written 17 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

kateredfern174
kateredfern174
Bolton, United Kingdom2 contributions
Fabulous Accommodation
Great start to our Scottish holiday. The accommodation exceeded our expectations, it had everything we required. The Outdoor fire was great, we spent every evening sitting round the fire as a family. Moira was lovely, we will definitely be coming back.
Visited August 2021
Written 12 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cruiser46343859112
Cruiser46343859112
1 contribution
Wonderful property in wonderful location
Property has fantastic views over St Andrews and Tents Muir. It is spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equiped. There is a delightful little patio behind the property with fire stove and barbecue that we enjoyed for evening drinks. Moira and her husband are very helpful but not intrusive, Strongly recommended.
Visited July 2021
Written 5 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Daydream43063
Daydream43063
1 contribution
Fabulous
Fantastic property in a fabulous location with stunning views towards St Andrews. Very well equipped, spacious, spotlessly clean and Covid safe. Moira and her husband were on hand to answer any queries and checked throughout the week that everything was OK. We used the outside wood burner and seating area on two evenings to enjoy a quiet drink. The wildlife was amazing with a red squirrel, woodpecker and a jay arriving at the same time - awesome. We would hope to return in the near future as we still have plenty to see in the area. Superb holiday.
Visited July 2021
Written 23 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SunnyJJ
SunnyJJ
Scotland, United Kingdom17 contributions
Wonderful property
Had a wonderful stay at the Shieling (again!) and this time we enjoyed the new covered outdoor seating area at the back of the property (even protected us during a hail storm!) The views down the hill to the coast and St Andrews are ever-changing with the weather, and we spent hours inside, just staring out, very relaxing. The red squirrels were about and it was brilliant to see them running around and feeding on peanuts. Great cycling opportunities at Tentsmuir. On a practical level, in the property there is now a very useful large fridge-freezer so we were able to stock up and keep more self-catering supplies. Had such a lovely stay, and thanks to Moira the host - always available if any queries.
Visited May 2021
Written 23 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Archie
Archie
1 contribution
Wonderful Stay
This is the second time we have stayed and it was again an amazing break - a great place for some R&R! Also very accessible to St Andrew’s for beach walks. We will be back. Thanks Moiri for a warm welcome and comfortable stay.
Visited May 2021
Written 20 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Grill
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean views
  • Parking available
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Cable television
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Waterfront views
  • Wi-fi
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighbourhood
The house enjoys a unique setting, blessed with spectacular views and bounded by hills and woodland on three sides. Convenient for so many country and beach walks, visitor attractions and ofcourse numerous first class golf courses, The Shieling has something for everyone.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shieling

The Shieling is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

The Shieling has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Shieling has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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