Eight reasons to book the Old School House for your break

May 5, 2022

Eight reasons to book the Old School House for your break

Imagine a house set in the countryside overlooking an orchard with a pavillion. Imagine waking up to panoramic views of the sea. Imagine refined luxury. Imagine there’s enough space for two or three families to come together in comfort. This is The Old School House and here are some reasons why you should book a holiday here.

1. It’s luxurious but full of character

The Old School House dates back to 1632.  It was added onto in Victorian times and the 1930s then extensively refurbished in 2007.  Charming, traditional rooms remain in the west wing while the east wing has large open plan contemporary spaces by Lorn Macneal Architects.  They have achieved a stylish elegance throughout retaining all the charming features but making the house incredibly practical for modern living.

2. There’s so much space

Spread over three floors there is masses of space at the Old School House. With three double bedrooms and 5 single, it can sleep 11 people.  There are 5 bathrooms 2 of which are ensuite.   The main kitchen/dining room is superb with steps leading up to an adjoining modern sitting room. There’s even a back kitchen with a range cooker.   A boot room and utility room keep all the clobber out of the way.  This is no ordinary holiday accommodation.

3. You can get away from one another

There are 2 sitting rooms and a library so as your holiday goes on you won’t get on each other’s nerves.  If the weather turns, adults can be cosy round the log fire, dram in hand, while the youngsters play table tennis in the games room.

4. There’s masses of stunning outdoor space

At the Old School House the outdoor space is as impressive as inside. A door from the kitchen leads onto a south facing terrace with a table and chairs for dining al fresco. The garden around the house is enclosed and includes car parking for 6 cars.  Across the lane a beech hedge surrounds a large orchard with lawns marked out for tennis.  The gardens are perfect for sunset cocktails gazing at spectacular views over the Firth of Forth.

5. It’s not overlooked

When you are on holiday you want to be able to let off steam without feeling inhibited by neighbours.  Well, there aren’t any at the Old School House.  It’s surrounded by fields!  The closest houses are in the tiny hamlet of Newburn.

6. There are 18 places to eat within 5 km

Who wants to be chained to the stove or worse the sink when they’re on holiday? From pop up cafes to pubs to Michelin starred restaurants there’s a huge choice of eateries nearby.  Fife fish and chips is fresh off the boat. If you do want to stock the larder try the Delicatessan at Elie and the Ardross farm shop for treats. Sainsbury’s delivers.

7. There’s loads to do

The Old School House is ideally situated for

  • Walkers who can join the Fife Coastal Path or climb the Largo Law.

  • Golfers –  the superb Dumbarnie Links is just a mile away with an excellent clubhouse and there are many famous courses nearby with The Open happening at St Andrews in July.

  • Watersport enthusiasts can contact https://www.eliewatersports.co.uk/

8. It’s under an hour from Edinburgh

Why anyone would want to leave once they were installed at the Old School House is hard to imagine but if you did want to explore Edinburgh its less than an hour’s drive.

If you want to treasure memories of your holiday choose The Old School House.

Book now!