A charming apartment conveniently located in a quaint narrow lane, in the original part of an old fishing village 12 miles from St Andrews. Ideal for couples, families and people with mobility problems. The view from the lounge is over to the bridge and harbour. It is adjacent to an interesting inn, the village shop, a renowned hotel/restaurant, the pier, harbour and beach. Known as the East Neuk this is an area of outstanding natural beauty with picturesque villages and sandy beaches dotted all along the coast. The Fife Coastal Path passes through the village. Fife is the home of golf with a huge choice of courses nearby. This is an ideal base for enjoying the beaches and sea air, relaxing amidst the quiet pace of village life. Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh are all within a 1 hour drive.
Apartment in Lower Largo, Nr. St Andrews, Fife, Scotland - Centrally Located In Old Village
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 19, 2019
About Neil Macdonald
We, Neil and Grace Macdonald have the good fortune to be based in Linlithgow but also to have access to this picturesque Fife fishing village. Other commitments (particularly at weekends) have greatly reduced our opportunities to fully enjoy the property as we have since our purchase in 2003, hence our decision to share the experience with visitors. The enthusiastic reaction of visiting family and friends from Britain and abroad reassured us that the flat was as comfortable and welcoming as we had always found it. Come and see what we mean!
Neil Macdonald purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Neil Macdonald chose Lower Largo
With no knowledge of Lower Largo we stumbled upon the village and immediately fell in love with the flat itself, as well as the surrounding beach, harbour and village pub and our first impressions have survived. Typically, although we had never heard of the village before driving through it for the first time, dozens of friends and acquaintances have since raved about the place with one work colleague who used to visit every summer as a child describing it as his "favourite place on earth!"
What makes this Apartment unique
To enjoy a charming flat with so many attractions within such easy reach never fails to delight. Within 100 paces of the front door you can be breakfasting on the beach, dining in the Crusoe Hotel, sitting on a park bench overlooking the harbour, replenishing provisions in the local store, or enjoying a drink in the Railway Inn or its rear beer garden. All this in a village setting where locals and visitors alike rarely fail to say "Hello!" as they pass.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Loved Lower Largo
It was a delight to find this tucked away treasure. The apartment was understated in its charm and practicality and particularly with having a dog with us too. It gave all that was hoped for and the easy access to the beach for walks made the stay perfect. The hospitality from the local inn next door and good food provided by the local hotel provided a perfect location to have a retreat. The weather blessed us too.
Perfect place for a relaxing stay
We spent a long weekend in Neil's cosy flat which is very well located, close to shops where you can buy basic supplies and to a really great pub, the Railway Inn with its good selection of beers and gins. Leven with the full range of shops is close by, too.
The flat itself has everything you need for a comfortable stay, a well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, and a table that pulls out with cleverly hidden chairs. Everything was nice and clean, the bed very comfortable and the location peaceful and quiet- we loved hearing the sea! Little touches such as the bottle of wine and shortbread made us feel welcome, though we did not actually meet Neil. All communications were replied to promptly, and it was easy to collect the key.
There is plenty of local information provided in the flat, which is close by the harbour and beach. We did part of the Fife Coastal Path, from Lower Largo to Elie, and wandered about the quaint village and adjacent Lundin Links. St Andrews is a short drive away, and picturesque East Neuk fishing villages. We were very lucky with weather, but the flat is provided with warm storage heaters and plenty of hot water so you'd be comfortable whatever temperature outside. Thank you, Neil.
Cosy apartment great location
Great little apartment in perfect location for exploring. Locals all very friendly we really enjoyed our stay.
We thought the flat was great.
It came with everything we needed for our stay. Was clean and very comfortable. Great place to explore all the other areas in Fife. Neil and Grace were very helpful and answered any questions we had. Would definitely stay again.
Wonderful flat - just what we were looking for!
My daughter and I stayed here before she moved into St Andrew's for her first year. The St Andrew's shuttle at the Edinburgh dropped us off at the corner, which was very convenient. The flat was warm and cozy and the beds were comfortable. It is 4 steps away from the local pub, and a very short walk across the street to the ocean. We learned the hard way that there is an "indirect" bus to St Andrew's, which was a beautiful drive along the ocean, but took 90 mins. The next day we got the express bus, which only took 12 minutes!
We would definitely stay here again!
Great location lovely village and flat
Flat well equipped and clean everything we needed for 2 adults and 2 young children
We will definitely be back .
Adjacent to the flat is the long sandy beach of Largo Bay with healthy walks in either direction along the Fife Coastal Path. Seek out public transport to bring you back. There are many other beaches along the coast, including the one featured in 'Chariots of Fire'.
Lower Largo is I hour drive from Edinburgh Airport, while the nearest railway stations are at Kirkcaldy (20 minutes) and Leuchars (25 minutes). Buses run for Glasgow or Edinburgh to the village - check details.
Supermarkets can be found just 3 miles away in Leven. A well stocked local shop is adjoined to the flat with further shops and services at Lundin Links, all within walking distance. St Andrews is a delight with many independent shops to tempt you.
The small village of Lower Largo is famous as the birthplace of the real life Robinson Crusoe, whose statue is prominently displayed in the village. There are many places to go and things to do in and around the East Neuk and something to suit everyone. St Andrews is a delight to visit, including the Botanic gardens, Craigton Park and the Aquarium. Heading back to the East Neuk you can venture into the Secret Bunker or the Scottish Fisheries Museum. There are several castles open to the public during the summer season. Coastal routes round the East Neuk give spectacular views. East Fife is the ideal location for a holiday for couples of all ages, as well as families. There is an abundance of award winning and family friendly restaurants within the area.
High-season, seven nights lets, run from 4pm entry on one Saturday until 10am departure on the following Saturday. For all other shorter lets appropriate entry and departure times will be communicated at the time of booking.