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  • The Goldsmiths Apartment Charming holiday accommodation | The Goldsmiths Apartment, Balbirnie, near Markinch
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  • The Goldsmiths Apartment Charming holiday accommodation | The Goldsmiths Apartment, Balbirnie, near Markinch
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    The Goldsmiths Apartment

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    Property ref: S105503

    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 6

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 2

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (1)

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    About this property

    This apartment is perfect for couples and families looking for a holiday or short break, and for guests attending a wedding at Balbirnie House.
    The Goldsmiths Apartment is situated on the first floor and has been renovated maintaining some of the original features, including a Juliet balcony overlooking the courtyard and a circular window. Light and airy, this holiday apartment has a cosy, open-plan living/dining room leading to the kitchen with good quality appliances, a family bathroom and three bedrooms.

    Set in 400 acres of parkland on the Balbirnie Estate, in central Fife between Edinburgh and St Andrews, the building and cobbled courtyard dates back to the 1700’s when it was part of the estate and housed the stables, coach house, grain store and gardeners cottage. In the mid 1970s, the building was converted to a craft centre with individual workshops and apartments. The estate has a rich history and was owned by the Balfour family until 1969, and during the 18th and 19th centuries, the estate landscape was designed by Robert Robinson and Thomas White, who created one of the most extensive and significant collections of rhododendrons in the east of Scotland. Guests are able to see a magnificent display of around 200 varieties from India, China and the Himalayan provinces.

    From the apartment, guests can explore the parklands with bridle paths and woodland walks, ideal for a picnic and a good place to spot wildlife. There is also a an 18-hole golf course. The conservation village of Markinch is only a short walk and is a good place to pick up supplies and have a coffee. If you prefer to leave the car behind, the local railway station has links to most major cities and you can enjoy a day out to Edinburgh, Perth or Inverness. For a day at the seaside, Leven offers a promenade and sandy beaches, you can also explore the coastal towns and villages on the Fife coastal route. St Andrews is just over 30-minute drive. Beach 7½ miles. Shop 800 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.
    First Floor:
    18 steps to entrance.
    All on the first floor.
    Hall: With Juliet balcony.
    Living/dining room:
    With 32" Smart TV and CD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.
    Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Courtyard (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 2 cars; additional public car park, free of charge. No smoking.

    Accommodation

    Dishwasher
    Fuel and Power Included
    Golf nearby
    Pub within 1 mile
    Pets – no charge
    Rural Location
    Television
    Decorated at Christmas
    WiFi
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Washing Machine
    Newly Listed Property
    Heritage Collection
    Scottish Cottages

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    Local amenities

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    • The Ring O Stanes
      1 mile
    • Eden Mill Distillery & Brewery
      14.5 miles
    • Balgove Larder Farm Shop, Butchery & Cafe
      15.5 miles
    • Pittencrieff Park
      16 miles
    • Jigger Inn
      16 miles
    • The Royal Yacht Britannia
      16 miles
    • St Andrews Brewing Co.
      16 miles
    • West Sands Beach
      16 miles
    • The Old Course St Andrews
      16 miles
    • Forgan's
      16 miles

    Reviews (1)

    Margaret ‐ 27 Nov 2018
    "Just absolutely amazing. Quirky, unique, effective use of unusual shapes, history, heritage the most beautiful views. So comfortable I wished I lived there. Absolutely loved this apartment!! Will be back soon."

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