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Victorian Upper Villa With Balcony and Panoramic Sea View

Bedrooms 3
Space 14 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Lower Largo, Nr. St Andrews, Fife, Scotland - Enclosed Courtyard With Steps Directly Onto Beach

Beach Art Villa is a 3 bedroom property, situated in the village of Lower Largo, with panoramic sea views, featuring open plan living space with high ceilings and large proportioned living area, private balcony, courtyard and steps directly onto the beach. The Villa is owned by a driftwood artist and is decorated throughout with coastal inspired pieces from Scottish painters, photographers and tapestries and many of the owners handmade artwork. The access to the house is from Main street to a private lane. The Villa is situated in the heart of the historical village of Lower Largo (made famous as the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk - the inspiration behind Daniel Defoe's classic, Robinson Crusoe), with a shop, local pub, hotel/restaurant and craft/tea room all within a 2 minute walk.

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nicola mcfarlane young and Martin young
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About nicola mcfarlane young and Martin young

We are a family of 5. We have x2 grown up sons, and a young daughter, who all enjoy the beach and the more relaxed village life style.

nicola mcfarlane young and Martin young purchased this apartment in 2013

Why nicola mcfarlane young and Martin young chose Lower Largo

The wonderful beach and the village location.

The wonderful restaurants in the area.

What makes this apartment unique

Ever changing Sea views, with the beach 10 seconds from the front door. A bright, spacious house big enough to share with friends and family in a beautiful friendly village, where everyone says hello!

To be closer to nature, rock pooling for crabs, starfish etc. bird watching, dolphin/seal spotting. Beach combing for shells, sea glass, sea pottery, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Horabin Family, England

Just had a fabulous family holiday at Beach Art Villa! Light, spacious and tastefully decorated/furnished. Equipped with everything you may need. So much to do and see nearby and of course direct access to the beach! Now we are home I'm having trouble falling asleep without the sound of the soothing sea! Thank you Nicola & Martin :-)

Williams Family, Edinburgh

The three of us have had a lovely break at Beach Art Villa - lots of things to do in the area and we found it to be very family friendly. We will miss living by the sea-side! Thank you!

Wykes Family, Scotland

What a lovely week we've had at this beautiful Villa, thank you! Tea on the balcony watching the sunset and the sea - bliss! There is lots to do - we recommend The Deer Centre near Cupar and The Cocoa Tree Shop in Pittenween for coffee or lunch.

Nelson Family, West Linton

Thanks for a lovely stay. Beautiful views and a lovely home. We'll be back!
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Lower Largo, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 14 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
  • Family wc Bathroom with bath/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Large Master Bedroom with King size bed and bay window with window seat overlooking the sea. Bedroom 2 - Double Bedroom overlooking the village Bedroom 3 - Twin Room overlooking the village
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Beach Art Villa is an ideal family retreat, we have a toy box with toys to suit all ages, puzzles and games and family fun games too. DVD's and books for all ages/interests. A box of beach games, frisbee, balls, bat and ball, scatch mitt, baseball bat, etc. We also have a baby bath, high chair, Travel cot & Changing mat to meet babies needs too. The balcony is perfect when younger family members are asleep in bed after soaking up the sea air, you are still connected to the house, whilst still being able to enjoy the Sea Views and fresh air... Outside: Private balcony, enclosed shared courtyard with outdoor furniture. Utility Room: Enclosed washing machine and gas central heating Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and fresh towels are made available for arriving guests Other: Locked cellar (under stairs) available for storage, for example, golf clubs, bikes, etc.


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Victorian Upper Villa With Balcony and Panoramic Sea View
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful house in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Just back from an amazing stay at the Beach Art villa. The house was immaculate and had everything that we needed for our stay. As we were there in November it was great having the log fire for cosy nights in. The sea view balcony was a great spot to sit and watch the world go by. The views were out of this world :)

We enjoyed the local pub 'The Railway', literally minutes from the house. Friendly locals and a nice selection of drinks and some light snacks during the day. A short drive and you are in Elie, Anstruther, St. Andrews etc. Lots more restaurants and places to eat if you wish to try somewhere else. There are a few takeaways that will deliver to the house. Handy if you can't be bothered cooking!

Don't think you can beat waking up to the sound of the waves. Being able to walk directly on to the beach was also really good. We had a few early morning walks when there was hardly another soul there.

Hope to be back and would highly recommend this house to anybody wanting to visit Lower Largo.

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much H & D. Lovely to hear you had a great stay. Thank you for being amazing guests. We would welcome you guys back anytime. Warmest regards Nicola & Martin x
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Idyllic spot to relax

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home in a beautiful location. As it faces south you can see both sunrises and sunsets. The beach is literally on the doorstep. We all loved the beach walks, especially the dog! We did some kite-flying, too. I could have happily sat by the window the whole time watching the sea. It is a clean, warm, welcoming, well equipped villa with a lot of character. The village is delightful and all around is dog friendly which we (and the dog) enjoyed. There was a great pub and small hotel for meals within a stone's throw. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a lovely, heart warming message, thank you! It's great for us to hear that other families have enjoyed the house and area. We are grateful for you taking the time to write this. (Thank you leaving the house so perfect too!) Much love Nicola & Martin X
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Fantastic and highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in the villa - and because it is on the North Bank it has a south facing aspect over the sea. The upper balcony was a great place to read a paper in the sun. The location couldn't be better. The sea comes right in and when the tide is out, the beach is great. The local amenities were good, everyone was friendly and we would recommend it to anyone who loves being by the sea.

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really delighted you had a great stay and enjoyed the beach location as much as we do! It makes us really happy that you had a great family holiday. Thank you for this review. Best wishes Nicola & Martin
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Idyllic Family Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

My family came to stay whilst exploring St. Andrews and the local area. The house was wonderful, spotlessly clean and beautifully turned out. The views onto the beach were wonderful, and the house is much more spacious than the pictures depict I thought! There were lots of books and DVD's for the children to dip into if the weather was a bit off, and the gate directly leads to the beach where we found hermit crabs, shells galore and sea snails! A friendly village, fresh fish, and daily trips out and about made this one of the best family holidays we have had! We recommend the Scottish Deer Centre, fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so delighted that you had a brilliant holiday! We really appreciate you taking the the time to write this wonderful review. Kindest regards Nicola & Martin
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Beach Art Villa

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week we had at this beautiful villa which is wonderfully decorated throughout with the owner's own work . On arrival tho villa was immaculate and a lovely welcome pack awaited us . To make it perfect the weather was lovely and we spent mornings exploring the beach with our collie puppy followed by lovely fresh coffee on our own private balcony watching others on the beach ! Afternoons and evenings were spent exploring the local area including Crail , Anstruther and St Andrews , all a short journey away . We ate some gorgeous local food including lobster bought direct from the local fisherman for a very reasonable price . Blacketyside farm a short distance away also has lovely fresh local produce for both sit in and takeaway with a lovely picnic area .

Overall a lovely holiday in a beautiful part of the country . The beachfront location of the villa is just perfect and we've already recommended to our friends . Well certainly go back

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Un petit coin de paradis!

  • 5 of 5

Superbe endroit pour se détendre et oublier le reste du monde le temps d'une échappée sur les côtes écossaises! La maison est grande, très bien entretenue, confortable et chaleureuse, et celà même en plein hiver. Lire au coin du feu, bercé par le bruit des vagues qui viennent lécher le mur de la terrasse à marée haute; ouvrir les rideaux le matin et ne voir par la fenêtre que la mer à perte de vue... Magique! Mon ami et moi avons également beaucoup apprécié le sentier de promenade partant du village même et longeant la côte. De quoi marcher plusieurs heures entre champs et plage: là-bas, pas de barre d'immeubles our gâcher le paysage! Les villes et villages alentour valent également le détour, et vous ne manquerez pas d'y découvrir de délicieuses spécialités locales. En un mot, un séjour inoubliable, je vous le recommande!

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Edinburgh International Airport - 35 miles. car hire recommended.

1 hour's drive from Edinburgh, Scotland.

1 hour 30 minutes drive from Glasgow, Scotland.

Nearest train station is a 10 minute drive to Markinch or a bit further onto Kirkaldy.

Buses run from many towns/cities in Scotland.


Situated in the heart of the historical village of Lower Largo

Lundin Links - 0.5 miles

Leven - 3 miles

Elie & Earlsferry - 5 miles

Pittenweem - 9 miles

Anstruther - 10 miles

St Andrews 12 miles

Further Details:

On the Fife Coastal walking route.

Sailing Regatta at the Lower Largo Bay Sailing Club.

Post Office, Chemist, Bank, Butcher, Baker, Hairdresser, cash point all situated in Lundin Links within 0.5 miles

Supermarkets, Banks, Swimming pool, Soft play/skate park all situated in Leven and within 4 miles.

Many quality restaurants located locally and throughout the East Neuk.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Lower Largo, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$446.24

Booking Notes:
Bookings made directly with the owner.
25% non-refundable deposit to secure the desired dates.
Full balance to be paid within 14 days of the arrival date.
If the booking is made within 2 weeks of arrival, full payment is required at the time of booking.
There will be a £15 surcharge for a pet, due to extra cleaning costs.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday.
Arrival time: 16:00
Departure time: 11:00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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