House in Falkland, Cupar, Fife, Scotland - Quiet And Beautiful Location 10 Minutes Walk From The Village Of Falkland
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About duncan heaton-armstrong
Having retired as a tax consultant and stockbroker in 1995 I have since been involved in property letting and running a b&b. I love interaction with guests, and have over the past 19 years enjoyed my guests. I have 4 kids, 2 at University and 2 at school, and enjoy lots of time with my family and the pets.
duncan heaton-armstrong purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2004
Why duncan heaton-armstrong chose Falkland
We chose a beautiful location with a stunning house, close to amenities but quiet and peaceful. A great place to bring up children and plenty of walks and beaches nearby
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
10 minutes walk from the village, and only 40 minutes to Edinburgh, and close to St Andrews, Perth and Dundee, and with stunning views and a great climate, Ladywell is the perfect balance of a rural location but not remote from anywhere.
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Lovely home in a lovely setting!
Duncan's home, Ladywell, was even more wonderful than we had expected -- immaculate, well-appointed, comfortable, inviting, spacious, and simply lovely! We are an extended family of 14, and there were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate us all. The bedding and bath towels were luxurious.
The kitchen was well-equipped, and we loved learning how to cook on the AGA, although it was nice to have a second cook top for more variable cooking. Having 2 refrigerators in the kitchen was very helpful, and having two washers to do laundry for so many of us was a bonus. We loved the hang-drying arrangement in the external laundry room.
We spent most of our time in the kitchen and the sunny solarium, as we gathered together for snacks and meals. The yard was beautifully landscaped, and the soft, well-manicured lawn was great to play games on. It helped that we had spectacular weather for most of the week!
The setting was perfect, beautifully perched up on the hill with a view of the fields and hills beyond and the sheep and cattle farm above. The special town of Falkland was an easy 10-minute walk away, and Duncan even made sure the grass was mowed all along the main road for pedestrian use. Don't miss exploring Falkland and walking through the town to the hiking trail for East Lomond Hill. It is a spectacular and steep hike but well worth the work when you get to the top! (Some of us did it twice!) Also don't miss Falkland Palace, and give yourself several hours, as the docent in each room has a wealth of history and information, and the gardens behind are expansive and glorious.
The geographic location is exceptional -- only a 45-minute drive from Edinburgh, and an easy day trip to many destinations, including St. Andrews, Dunnottar Castle and Stonehaven, Doune Castle, Dunblane, Loch Lomond, Kelso, Stirling Castle, Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies, and much more!
Duncan's written house instructions were very detailed and helpful, and he was very responsive to any questions we had. I would love to return to Ladywell if our family decides to gather in Scotland again! Thanks for a wonderful holiday, Duncan!
St Andrews Graduation Trip
Wonderful property for a large group and a great location. Duncan was always accessible and made us feel at home. The garden is beautiful and Duncan was very accommodating in letting us hold a graduation celebration. Would definitely book again.
So glad that all was well, and congratulations on your graduation... ! Thank you for your kind words, and I do hope that you will come here again. Kind regards. Duncan
Great house in a great location
The property was perfect for a family celebration. Plenty of room for people to have their own space if required. Private chef "Nelson" from Italba-dining.com provided a superb menu and meal for the Saturday evening. Ladywell House is a large elegant house with a large dog friendly garden and tremendous views. Located just on the outskirts of Falkland which is full of charm and character with plenty to see as well as lovely walks. Duncan made everyone very welcome and was on hand if required.
So glad that the house was perfect for you all.....and for the joyous celebration of the 80th birthday. We would love to have you all here again for future celebrations. The Steading cottage in the grounds of Ladywell House will be available in March 2019 giving additional accommodation for 6 in 3 bedrooms, making accommodation for 20 in total. Thank you for your kind comments! Duncan
A beautiful country house
The house has everything you could possibly need and is beautifully decorated and furnished. Lots of space for indoor and outdoor dining. We had the most enjoyable stay and enjoyed the nearby village of Falkland, the local golf course and many walks in the surrounding hills as well as day trips to St Andrews and Elie.
Thank you so much for the kind words...it means a lot to me that our guests enjoy what we offer. Please do find an excuse to come to stay again. Duncan
A beautiful, spacious house on a lovely part of the country.
We had such a lovely time at Ladywell House. The peoperty is in a charming wee village and close enough to larger towns in the area for days away. Very relaxing experience.
Thanks so much for the lovely kind words, and we very much appreciate the feedback. We do hope that you will visit again, perhaps for the next family birthday!
Take care til next time...
Excellent accommodation in beautiful part of Scotland - highly recommended!
We had a fantastic weekend with our extended family celebrating our Mum and Dad's 80th birthdays. The location was excellent and Ladywell house was a perfect size for ourselves, our parents, my three brothers and their families. The public rooms were ideal for socialising, the bedrooms were a good size, some with ensuite facilities, and the dining room, conservatory and kitchen provided lots of options for eating all together or in groups. The are plenty of bathrooms and the house was warm and spacious. There is ample parking for at 4-5 cars. Enjoyed a lovely afternoon in St Andrews which is only 30 minutes away. Duncan was a great host and was on hand to welcome us and answer any questions. We definitely hope to return. Highly recommended!
It was a great pleasure to have the party to stay, and to provide the perfect setting for a double 80th party. The house was left spotless - remarked upon by my house-keeper, and much appreciated by us all! We very much look forward to having you all back soon. Kind regards
Beaches within 30 minutes include Aberdour, Leven, Crail, Elie, St Andrews
35 minutes from Edinburgh and Dundee airports. Train station at Markinch, 10 minutes drive, and buses to Falkland (200 yards). Car recommended.
Falkland 800 yards, Glenrothes and Cupar 6 miles, Dundee, Perth and St Andrews 35 minutes, and Edinburgh 40 minutes drive. Knockhillracing circuit 35 mins.
Shops available in Falkland, including PO and general store, craft shops, bank, hairdresser, beauty salon, 4 pus/restaurants, tea rooms and an hotel.