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Fountain House, Falkland


Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Fountain House, street view

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Fountain House is a self-catering holiday home, built circa 1690, nestled on High Street of historic village of Falkland. The house is newly renovated and decorated to enhance character features such as stone walls, wooden beams and a wood-burning stove. The house comfortably sleeps 6-8 with 3 double bedrooms plus a small children's room. Falkland is a picturesque village with pubs, restaurants, and shops. Historic buildings and outdoor recreation are at its doorstep. A perfect destination for families.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Elie 32 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 57 km, Nearest railway: Markinsh 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

3 double bedrooms, plus one small child's room with bunk beds, adjacent to Master bedroom.

One family shower room upstairs, one WC downstairs.

The Fife region

The Kingdom of Fife hosts exciting visitor attractions and fantastic coastal views on it's many beaches. From quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk to ancient castles and cathedrals of St. Andrews to historic links golf courses, Fife offers something for everyone. Superb watersports, scenic coastal walking, cycling, and horse-riding are a few other outdoor activities available. The lush and fertile rolling hills of the countryside provide a truly relaxing atmosphere.


Falkland is an idyllic village for a holiday with many amenities, conveniences and activities at its doorstep. A five-minute walk from Fountain House, will lead you to the historic Falkland Palace, four great pubs and restaurants, a hotel, a bakery, gift shops, an art gallery, a grocer, a pharmacy, and a swing park with a lovely stream. A five-minute drive will take you to a farm cafe and shop, an estate for walking, waterfall and forest walks, as well as hill climbing.

Falkland is also a perfect base for many lovely day trips. A half hour drive will take you to St. Andrews and the charming fishing villages of East Neuk, such as Crail, Elie, Ansthruther and Pittenweem. Edinburgh, Perth, Glasgow and Stirling are all approximate a one-hour drive away.

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Review 1-10 of 11

12 Nov 2014


"Fountain House was terrific"

I would go back in an instant. It was a home away from home. There was information on the store in village for supplies. It came stocked with the basics. The staff from the shop across the street help… More

1 Nov 2014


"Exceeding expectation"

The photos don't do the house justice. It is a mix of modern convenience and traditional charm in a fantastic setting away from the hustle and bustle on the city.

6 May 2014


"Peaceful, Comfortable and Quiet Getaway from the hustle and bustle of London"

This lovely home surpassed our expectations in that it provided us with all of the comforts of our own home. Clean, comfortable, modern we were pleasantly surprised. My two daughters each had their o… More

24 Feb 2014


"The perfect scottish holiday home"

We stayed at Fountain House with the whole family , Gran , 3 boys aged 9 to 13 , myself and my partner. We chose the house due to the location being close to family but were totally blown away by the … More

9 Jan 2014


"Perfect Winter Retreat"

Fountain House a perfect winter retreat. Wood burner, plenty of comfortable seating to relax, large dining table for meals. Kitchen kitted out with all the necessary whiteware and necessary items. Cos… More

7 Dec 2013


"Excellent Location and Comfortable"

Excellent Location
Comfortable beds
Good size kitchen with dishwasher!
Open plan living room and dining-great for entertaining.
Half bath downstairs was excellent for guests
Coffee shop 7 steps from front door
Several pubs within a 1-2 minute walk
Looks like a new heating system that works well!
We love Falkland!

12 Apr 2013


"Perfect Location"

The village of Falkland was wonderful. It is very quaint with a few pubs/restaurants/shops and beautiful walking trails. There are also three different parks which my young children loved.
The house had everything we needed! The kitchen was fully-equpped and even had sharp knives for chopping. I would definitely go back.

27 Feb 2013


"Wonderful gem of a house"

We really enjoyed our stay at the house (and actually got engaged while we were there!). The rooms were well decorated, beds comfortable, kitchen fully equipped, and the dining room table is gorgeous!… More

3 Oct 2012


"Fabulous Fountain House in Falkland!"

What a find! I stayed here for the weekend with my family (ranging in age from 5 - 91) and we all had a wonderful time. The Fountain House is the perfect mix of a traditional old house, with some lovely period furniture as well as modern day convenience (wood burning stove, modern shower room, lovely bed linens etc).
Falkland is a hidden gem and there was plenty to keep everyone amused. Dinner at the Stag Inn, delicious cakes from the Palace Pantry, swings and walks in the park as well as some serious browsing and purchasing in the Cottage Craft Centre.
Would definitely recommend and can't wait to return.

24 Sep 2012


"Characterful cottage with modern conveniences at heart of historic village."

Fountain House provides an insight into the lives of our ancestors with its thick stone walls, small paned windows and large fireplaces but renting this beautifully renovated property also provides modern day comfort in large doses thanks to large comfortable beds, quality linen, kitchen with all mod cons and big squashy leather sofas. A particularly nice touch is the wood-burner which provides a lovely focal point in the lounge. Some holiday homes I have used before have been rather bland and formulaic but Fountain House is anything but as the owners have brought real warmth and interest to the property using both what appear to be artefacts from foreign travel as well as examples of local craft work .
Two of us stayed for three nights and felt really at home in the property which lies at the very heart of the historic village of Falkland. Falkland Palace is two minutes walk away and we enjoyed a lovely morning touring the gardens and the palace imagining the lives of the Scottish Royals who walked and lived there centuries before. A visit to St Andrews, a short drive away, was another lovely outing. Falkland itself is well served with coffee and craft shops as well as decent pubs and restaurants.
Falkland also has much to recommend itself as a holiday base as it is centrally located for Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh as well as the beautiful small villages on the East Coast.

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