Looking for a comfortable and stylish coastal bolt-hole with lots of history and character? John McDouall Stuart View is for you! Relax and gaze out over the same seas that inspired the explorer John McDouall Stuart's desire to travel. Sleeps 2.
John McDouall Stuart View is an ideal stopping-off point if you are en-route to the Highlands, looking for close links to Fife's world-famous golf courses, walking the Fife Coastal Path. Dysart was one of the film locations used in the second series of the popular 'Outlander' TV drama.
John McDouall Stuart was born in this house in 1815 and later emigrated ‘down under’ where he led the first expedition to cross Australia from south to north in 1862. He is a celebrated figure in Australia, where he has a 950-mile highway named after him. The holiday apartment occupies the upper two floors of a three-storey B-listed building. The rooms have been decorated in keeping with the style of the building, retaining period features, such as the window shutters.
Access to the apartment is via an external stone staircase.
There is a spacious living/dining area, with a large dining table that seats 6, and plenty of comfortable seating where you can relax and take in the breath-taking views out to sea. There is a TV with DVD player. Free Wifi is available to guests.
Off the living room is a well-equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and fridge. A washing machine/dryer is located in a cupboard off the living room.
On the upper floor is a comfortable twin bedroom with sloped ceiling and lovely sea views.
On the same level there is a modern bathroom with toilet, sink and shower.
Golfers will find plenty to keep them busy! Fife boasts over 45 famous, historic and challenging golf courses. Dysart is about a 40-minute drive from the world-famous home of golf, St Andrews, with its seven courses, including the famous Old Course.
Other courses nearby include Ladybank Golf Club, Lundin Golf Links and Scotscraig Golf Course. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship takes place over three venues - Kingsbarns, the Old Course at St Andrews and Carnoustie in Angus - every October.
A number of high-street shops and supermarkets can be found in Kirkcaldy which is just a few minutes drive away.
The beautiful fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie are easily reached by car, as are the historic towns of Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy.
From Kirkcaldy station, which is only a few minutes drive away, there is a frequent train service across the famous Forth Bridge, straight into the heart of Edinburgh. In the capital you can visit the famous Castle, Edinburgh Zoo, Sir Walter Scott's Monument, the Scottish Parliament Buildings, the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland or in the summer, take in a show at the famous Edinburgh Festival or military Tattoo. There is high-street and designer shopping on Princes Street and George Street, or you can enjoy the many bars, cafes and restaurants before returning by train to put your feet up in your ‘coastal retreat’!
|John McDouall Stuart View||£270 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.