The Barracks

Arncroach, near St Andrews


Property ID UKGBUK12739

Courses – Elie Golf House Club – St Andrews – Anstruther – Lundin – Charleton – Kingsbarns – Leven – Dumbarnie Links

Elie is one of the finest links courses in Fife and for visitors, touring golfers and members alike it offers a warm welcome and an honest test of golf played over classic links terrain. St. Andrews, the home of golf, with access to no less than 6 courses this is any golfer’s dream destination. A magnificent Tom Morris/James Braid designed golf course. Lundin Links, just 20 minutes from St. Andrews is one Scotland’s gems. Formerly a qualifying course to The Open Championship when played in St. Andrews. Charleton is a parkland beauty and acclaimed to be one of the most beautiful Golf Courses in Scotland. The world-famous Kingsbarn Golf Club is an absolute must for any golfer and is one of the finest golf courses in the world. Leven is thought to be the very first course in the world to feature 18 tees and 18 separate greens. A traditional links with rolling fairways, many of which are lined by ancient sand dunes, fast putting surfaces, burns and pot bunkers. Dumbarnie Links enjoys an historic setting on the north shore of Largo Bay only nine miles from the Home of Golf itself, St. Andrews. Dumbarnie is a hidden gem


7 night Price

Property Description

This fabulous, semi-detached stone building, complete with a red pantile roof, is a great location for a family holiday, celebration or for friends to spend time together is rural Fife, just minutes’ drive to the seaside, in the grounds of the owners home. The Barracks @ East Neuk Orchards is a spacious and welcoming holiday home just ozzing character and charm. With views over the countryside down to the sea, the spacious and welcoming living room has a feature fire place with an open fire and makes the ideal hub for everyone to gather together.

This wonderful abode has an interesting history. The ground floor of the property predates 1750, being originally part of a larger estate and later extended upwards. Further farm buildings and accommodation were constructed forming a traditional courtyard with a very untraditional but historic dovecot. The Barracks was named because the building was used as a billet for British and Polish officers during WW2. During the 1970s the barracks accommodation was converted into a single residence and the two original front doors were turned into French windows. The upstairs drawing room fireplace was refitted with a chimney piece from old Montrave House. The upstairs toilet also has mahogany fittings rescued from an old house in St Andrews. This imaginative conversion and redecoration provides an excellent standard of accommodation for guests whilst maintaining the original and character and charm.

There are the grounds to explore, but you will need your boots as are there are no footpaths. Perfect for walkers and cyclists, there are many quiet roads and paths to explore. Kellie Castle and gardens with its tea room makes for a great walk, and is about 1½ miles away. This is a super location for spotting wildlife, and nearby Gillingshill Reservoir has a variety of water fowl, including coots, little grebes and swans. Look out for rare green sandpipers during the migration season, and in late summer the air is filled with dragonflies and damselflies. The woodland also hosts a multitude of wild flowers in spring.

Four miles away is the magical old harbour village of Pittenween which oozes charm. There is a working harbour where you can watch the boats landing their catch and purchase freshly caught fish for your supper. If you would like to catch your own, fishing is available from the piers in St Monans, Pittenweem and Anstruther. Wander around the old lanes with their coffee shops or visit the harbourside ice cream shop for refreshments. For a walk along the shore, the Fife Coastal Path follows the coast to old fishing villages, pretty coves and sandy beaches where lots of sea life is visible from the shore.

Only a 20-minute drive is the historic city of St Andrews, a popular tourist location which offers a great selection of quality cafés, bars and restaurants, excellent shopping, historic buildings, a harbour and a sandy beach. Renowned worldwide as the home of golf, it regularly plays host to the Open Championship and there is also the British Golf Museum. Beach 5½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

You’ll be sure to fall in love with this characterful cottage, dating back to 1750, complete with a plethora of original features.

Ground Floor:
6 steps to entrance.
Cupboard: With washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, French door leading to garden and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and French door leading to garden.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With clawfoot bath and toilet.

First Floor:
Living room: With open fire, 32″ Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
Sitting room.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, electric range, microwave, SMEG fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Separate toilet.

Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for opren fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 10-acre natural grounds with woodland (shared with owner and other properties on-site). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks and drops in the grounds.

  • Features
    Sea View – Coastal Within 5 Miles – Pets Allowed – Wifi – Fishing Nearby – Parking Onsite