- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
Striking and original, The Roondie is a lovingly-restored round horse mill that boasts enormous windows and an incredible domed ceiling, charmingly secluded on a friendly Fife smallholding.
You’ll only be half an hour away from the area’s famed coastal villages and windswept beaches, not to mention St. Andrews – otherwise known as the ‘Home of Golf’. There is also a fresh, tempting array of field and woodland walks to be taken right from the doorstep.
Yet once you’ve arrived, greeting the resident rare-breed sheep and ponies on your way, you’re sure to fall head-over-heels in love with your romantic retreat.
Deceptively roomy, the soft-toned, open-plan living space will fill your souls with delight; boasting a wonderful mix of original and modern features, elegantly accented by natural wooden beams and that spectacular ceiling.
The sleek, well-equipped kitchen features a chef-worthy central island and breakfast bar. Savour those home-cooked meals inside at the dining table, or head out to the soothing Mediterranean-style stone patio for supper and sundowners, safe in the knowledge that there’s an inviting wood-burner to help you unwind in front of the TV later on.
When it’s finally time to say goodbye to the day, you’ll discover your cosy double bedroom hidden behind a clever partition created from natural materials, looking for all the world as though it could have been part of the original stable.
An indulgent walk-in wet room completes the circular picture – an ideal space to freshen up after sound night’s sleep. Take your time over that hearty breakfast, though… you’ll need the fuel if you’re going to lace up your walking boots and explore the area!Keep reading
At a glance
- A striking and cleverly-designed restoration of a round horse mill, peacefully secluded on a wildlife-rich Fife smallholding with rare-breed sheep and ponies, 30 minutes’ drive from St. Andrews.
- The retreat sleeps 2 guests in an elegant double bedroom.
- Self-contained facilities include a well-equipped kitchen with a central island, and a walk-in wet room.
- Sit out on the patio with a bottle of wine and get lost in the sunset… if you’re lucky, you might even catch sight of a visiting red squirrel!
- The village of Ladybank is a 20-minute woodland walk away, with a championship golf course and excellent rail links. The Fife Coastal Path is also in easy reach.
- Adults Only
Lovingly restored round horse mill, sleeps 2 guests. Open plan living space with seating, wood-burner, Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Firestick, Wi-Fi. Kitchen area with central island, breakfast bar, electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher. Double bedroom, walk-in wet room shower and WC, towels provided. Outside: front garden, furnished patio, on-site parking.
Walking, cycling, nature-watching, picnic spots, beaches, coastal villages, shops, restaurants, golf courses, whisky distilleries, historic sites.
Twenty minutes through the woodland will lead you to the village of Ladybank, where along with a championship golf course, there are plenty of lovely parks and gardens to wander around. Excellent rail links also mean you could reach Edinburgh’s bustling city centre in under an hour, should the mood take you.
Prefer a seaside stroll? The Fife Coastal Path is in easy reach, leading you through sandy beaches and quaint fishing villages alike. The Lomond Hills Regional Park is close by for lush forest rambles, and since you’re in Scotland, a trip to one of the area’s many whisky distilleries is practically a must.
It could be, however, that you’re perfectly content simply to pour another wee dram out on your patio and get gloriously lost in conversation with your loved one – perhaps keeping an eye out for visiting red squirrels – until evening rolls gloriously around again.
Things to note
Check in after 5pm, check out before 9:30am. Pets are not permitted. There is a neighbouring cottage which can be booked together with The Roondie for larger groups. The owner’s washing machine and tumble dryer is available for use on request.