We rented Ladywell house in June 2017 for a gathering of our grown children, their spouses, and our young grandchildren. Our host Duncan was delightful. The house is extremely well appointed for a rental property, absolutely quiet, and includes exquisite antiques, multiple living spaces and beautiful bedrooms (sleeps a possible fourteen - we were ten and had lots of room!). The large walled garden was a delight for our small granddaughters. The close proximity of Ladywell House to the royal village of Falkland (ten minute walk) became the occasion for happy family walks and discoveries: one of the historic Stuart palaces is here, with its oldest in-use tennis court in the world (16th c). A Solstice Celtic music festival was taking place during three days of our week-long stay. The village counts two traditional pubs, one of which is historic; a fine tea room that serves lunch; one hotel with a fine restaurant; and several really lovely shops with local crafts, etc. Falkland shopkeepers were extremely friendly and helpful. Modern amenities such as an excellent supermarket are within a fifteen minute drive (large shopping center in the town of Glenrothes, whose historic inn and golf club also offers a traditional daily "high tea" (must reserve). Best of all, Ladywell House is situated within easy reach of Edinburgh (70 minute drive or 50 minute train), Sterling (45 minute drive), Saint Andrews (only 35 minutes!); also many other beautiful Fife villages within 20 minutes in all directions, and not least, the lower end of the Scottish Highlands (Cairngorms National Park southern entrance = 70 minutes), affording every kind of outing and hike. Our own group consisted of student-age young adults; married young adults with small children; middle-aged "young" grandparents. The wide diversity of possible activities to do together as a family, or apart in "sub-groups," was part of the attraction of Falkland. Ladywell House itself was frankly the other greatest attraction! Best of all for our group was the immediate proximity of superb day hiking in the Lomand Hills Regional Park - right behind the village of Falkland - with its beautiful small mountains and moors. These were easily accessible to our whole group including our small granddaughters. We loved Ladywell house, truly appreciated our kind host Duncan and we absolutely hope to return!
I hired Ladywell House for a hen weekend. From the very first contact with Duncan to view/book and arrival he could not have been any more helpful. He was so welcoming. The house is absolutely beautiful and spacious. Fully furnished and equipped with everything you need, and more!!! The views were amazing, and everyone enjoyed sitting in the garden in the sunshine. Everything was perfect and Duncan was always around if any help was needed. Definitely reccomend.
Ladywell House is a large (sleeps 13-14) beautifully furnished house with a sunny conservatory and well-kept garden. All amenities are provided and the owner, Duncan, who lives next door, is very helpful. The house is a short 5 minute walk from the historic village of Falkland - do visit Falkland Palace (catch a game of real tennis there if you're lucky).
Ladywell House exceeded our every expectation - and we had quite a few. The location was outstanding and the house itself beautifully furnished and presented by owner Duncan. No expense seemed to have been spared to make the place exceptionally welcoming and comfortable and we (six adults and three children) had a terrific holiday. Having lovely, sunny weather helped a lot, especially as it gave us the opportunity to spend leisure time in the garden and the children on the swings and trampoline. Our trips away from Ladywell House saw us in St. Andrews, Anstruther, Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Falkirk Wheel. All are within an easy drive of the House. Falkland village, a 10 mins stroll from the House, is beautiful and also well worth a visit. Especially Falkland Palace. Our holiday flew in and we all wished we could stay for a second week, but alas, couldn't. This was a wonderful holiday we shall remember for a long, long time.
It was our turn to book and organise the yearly reunion. We couldn't have chosen a better place. We all loved it, from the moment we arrived until we had to leave ,which we didn't want to ! Duncan was cutting the lawn as we arrived, it looked perfect, just needed the croquet set out ! Everything was there that we required we couldn't have asked for more, well we could but we had brought extra toilet rolls !!!
Thank you Duncan, you have a most beautiful house, that you kindly let us share.