3 bedroom apartment, sleeps 6, with spacious and charming livingroom
About Beth Bell
The apartment is owned by Fife Historic Buildings Trust, a local Building Preservation Trust. It is a company limited by guarantee and has charitable status. It was formed in 1997 primarily for the purpose of saving and restoring historic buildings in Fife which are at risk. We are very proud of our beautiful historic building and would love to welcome you here. By staying in one of our apartments you will be contributing to the upkeep, maintenance of these and other buildings across Fife.
Beth Bell purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Beth Bell chose Kinghorn
Some guests have called it a little private castle, it is such a unique property with original features, which somehow makes you feel special the moment you step in. Kinghorn Town Hall is the ideal central location for staying local or traveling further afield. Whether you want to visit Edinburgh for the many festivals, shops or restaurants or eat local and explore the independent shops in Kinghorn and Fife.
What makes this Apartment unique
Because this historic property has been restored in keeping with the history, it is a fascinating apartment to stay in. Plenty of room, however still remaining cosy and intimate. There is Gas Central Heating throughout the property, which heats the apartment well. Kinghorn Town Hall is positioned well for access around Fife as well as close to Edinburgh, without needing to be in the centre of the city.
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Excellent location unique home
Perfect location for exploring fife and good train links to Edinburgh good sized property far family
Very special location for a memorable stay.
This is truly a unique building with lots of character, very spacious and comfortable. Communication with Beth Bell was easy and everything worked fine. We loved the great hall and the main bedroom is special, too. The walled garden adds to the experience. Sometimes you feel like the owner of a tiny castle. Perfect for trips to Edinburgh by train, too. Yes, the seagulls are noisy and really like the place, but so did we.
The Perfect Home Away From Home
We stayed at the Kinghorn Town Hall June 22 - 30. The property was just as presented on VRBO. It has so much charm and character. There was plenty of room and I loved the back spiral staircase. The location in Kinghorn was perfect for travelling to Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Glasgow and other points by car and by train. We could walk to the Co-Op and Bakery for supplies and it was an easy drive to Kirkcaldy for grocery shopping. We had a delicious dinner at the Ship across the street. The apartment had all of the necessary amenities. We appreciated the loaf of bread, milk and bottle of wine that were waiting for us in the kitchen. The gas fire was perfect on the one chilly day during our stay. As another reviewer mentioned, the seagulls and other birds nesting on the roof could get loud, especially with the early sunrise and late sunset. Also, since there are no windows in the bedrooms, they got a little warm when the area experienced a bit of a heat wave. Overall it was a great place and I would definitely stay here again.
Lovely place in a lovely town.
Property met our needs nicely. Great location for traveling from. Great access for both train travel and by car. If I could, I would get rid of noisy birds in the night.
Lovely place to stay
We really enjoyed staying at this property - it was really homely and also very well located, being both an easy distance to Edinburgh and the beautiful countryside and coast of Fife. We have two young children who were enchanted by the property, and it worked really well for a family.
Nice stay in a character building
Long weekend stay with the family in a delightful building with plenty of charm and character. Great for exploring the Fife Region and with good links into Edinburgh where we spent a day. Will definitely return when weather is more summer like to see this fascinating part of Scotland.
Kinghorn is a small town situated on the east coast in the Kingdom of Fife. The town benefits from a lovely quiet, sheltered beach only a few minutes’ walk from the apartment. At the other end of the town is Pettycur Bay - a long, wide stretch of golden sand which is excellent for walks and outdoor activities. Within the town there are several shops on the high street, which is again just a few minutes away. These include a baker, butcher, a Co-op supermarket, post office and chemist. There are also a number of pubs in Kinghorn. The Ship Inn opposite the Town Hall serves top quality food, and there is also a ‘cupcake café’ on the high street.
The Harbour View, has a beautiful café/restaurant upstairs with beautiful views across the forth. Downstairs there is also a wonderful pub, serving various beers, gins and cocktails, they also have an area to sit outside and relax in the sun as you take in the fantastic view.
From Pettycur Beach you can walk across to Burntisland when the tide is out.
There are plenty of activities to entertain families, whatever the weather, with play parks, a loch and ecology centre, indoor leisure facilities, and Kirkcaldy museum and art gallery all close by.
Kinghorn railway station is only a few minutes’ walk away and provides easy rail access to Edinburgh and to the north.
Kinghorn is 24 miles from Edinburgh and easily reached by road. There are several car hire companies at Edinburgh airport. There is plenty of space for parking on the street outside Kinghorn Town Hall.
The nearest town, Kirkcaldy is 4 miles away and can be reached by train, car or bus.
Edinburgh - 24 miles
St. Andrews - 20 miles
Dundee - 35 miles
For larger supermarkets and a variety of shops you can visit Kirkcaldy or Dunfermline.
The beautiful fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie are easily reached by car, as are the historic towns of Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy.
Kinghorn has its own railway station with a regular service that takes you across the famous Forth Bridge, straight into the heart of Edinburgh where you can visit the famous Castle, Edinburgh Zoo, Sir Walter Scott's Monument, the Scottish Parliament Buildings, the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland or in the summer, take in a show at the famous Edinburgh Festival or military Tattoo. There is high-street and designer shopping on Princes Street and George Street, or you can enjoy the many bars, cafes and restaurants before returning by train to put your feet up in your ‘coastal retreat’!
Kinghorn is a great base for exploring the many locations in Fife and beyond. If you are a fan of the drama series 'Outlander', some of the scenes have been filmed in Fife including at: Aberdour Castle, Falkland, Dysart Harbour and Balgonie Castle, which are only a short car journey away.