- Off road parking
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
Reviews & Ratings
15 Customer Reviews
"The apartment was in a lovely location in the house and grounds."
Parking was close to the property and easy to access. The apartment was missing some of the small things that makes the apartment more cosy. As we stayed over the christmas week I was expecting there to be some christmas decorations up, to make the apartment more welcoming. Also the welcome pack included a pint of milk in the freezer, which had to be defrosted before we could make a drink. As described it did not have wifi, but at the time of our stay it was possible to hot spot off a nearby EE hub. There was also limited phone coverage. As there was a sharp frost during our stay the metal steps and walkway became very slippy. Given the time of year I would have expected this but It would have been helpful if salt had been provided so we could grit the walkway section.
"Generally very satisfied - as I was during my initial visit in June."
I was a little disappointed to see that the minor crack in the bathtub - which I highlighted in June - had not been addressed. The only other points I would make are with regards to the external stairway to the apartment: Whilst the metal open grid stairway is clearly shown in the online photos it is perhaps worth mentioning, or even stressing, in the description just how ‘open’ the stairs are and the ‘exposed’ feeling which anyone with a fear of heights or vertigo may experience. At the time of my visit in early December the weather conditions were snowy and icy and, although sand / grit / salt had been spread on the stairway, it still remained a potential slip hazard. Fortunately I had no incidents. However it may be worth considering giving guests access to the apartment through the main mansion particularly during snowy or icy weather.
"Very good, comfortable accommodation with plenty of space for our family of 4."
We enjoyed our stay and found it a good base from which to explore Fife. The property folder and visitors books were really useful for recommending days out. For those reading who are concerned about access to the internet, we found that we could usually get mobile data in the rooms, but most reliably in the master bedroom (we're on Giffgaff which piggybacks on the O2 network)
"We absolutely LOVED staying there and look forward to returning again."
There are a couple of things we'd suggest (in fact, left a note on the kitchen table): the toilet fills and flushes unpredictably; we count on having Internet provided; the back steps are very dark and dangerous...you really need a light on them; the dryer doesn't work (we just repaired one for our daughter and it was the heating sensor that had to be reset). Mostly we really, really enjoyed being there, one of the loveliest sites we've ever stayed in. Thank you so much. (it's fine to publish my comments and to edit out the specific suggestions! :) )
"Excellent welcome from NTS staff who were eager to make sure that everything was satisfactory."
Welcome tray provided - very much appreciated, with not just 1 but 2 teapots to enjoy a relaxing cuppa, not available in previous property. Well provisioned kitchen. No dogs allowed (some people are allergic to dogs). Lovely walks, and central for sight seeing in Fife.
"I had a lovely peaceful stay at Hill of Tarvit."
I have stayed several times and love the gardens and grounds around the house and the proximity to the sea. This time I was so lucky to arrive when the weather was beautiful, sunny but cold. The only slight problem I had was that I couldn't work the dishwasher, there were no instructions and it didn't work like any that I have ever had. That said, I was on my own so there wasn't much washing up! Thank you for another wonderful break.
"Great base to explore, clean comfy and warm x"
Thank you for the perfect scores :) Property Owner
"Excellent- just what we wanted, thank you."
Thank you for your great scores and we hope to welcome you back to Hill of Tarvit again. Property Owner
"Lovely surroundings, great local walks, the flat is comfortable and with a few tweaks highly desirable."
A lick of fresh oaint, tv in bedrooms and heating sorted would be a help.
Thank you very much for your kind comments about your stay at Hill of Tarvit. We are planning to refresh the paintwork at the next available opportunity. We regularly bleed the radiators and we would have happily come in and sort out any issues you have while staying in the cottage. Property Owner
"Excellent facilities, still needs wifi and a couple more black bags for rubbish (on holiday so refused to do any cooking using supermarket ready meals)."
Mid-September 2022 with Covid still around so some National Trust and other tourist properties not fully open yet, also Queen died just before arrival and local facilities affected during my holiday week as well as major road problems on journey home. Transport strikes called off, etc in same week. So essential for wifi to update on places to visit, road and transport problems, etc, during this unexpected emergency situation affecting my whole visit to this property and the area as well as longer journey time on way home due to road closures and diversions throughout London (my home town) on Saturday 17 September for 19 September public funeral.
Thank you very much for the excellent scores you have given for your holiday at Hill of Tarvit. We have noted the comment about the black bags, thank you for that feedback. We are looking into wifi for the four cottages at Hill of Tarvit but there isn't a simple solution at the moment for this estate. Property Owner
"We were very impressed with the modern kitchen and bath, as well as the homey, comfortable bedrooms and sitting room."
The bedding was delightful. We mentioned 3 very small items (a bath light bulb, heating timer and refrigerator temperature,) for attention to the manager, and we felt assured they would be addressed for future guests. The facility manager was a delightful hostess: a wonderful representative for NTS! Thank you for providing such an excellent service for your traveling visitors.
Thank you very much for your feedback and great to hear that Claudia at Hill of Tarvit is appreciated by our customers. Sorry to read about the maintenance issues . We hope to welcome you back to the National Trust for Scotland. Property Owner
"Lovely property and really nice location - would help if you put a sensor light up so you can see going up and down the outside stairs rather than providing a torch."
It’s also difficult to close the outside door as you need both hands to do the combination lock and handle so you have to put everything down that’s in your hands first when going out and then again when you shut it behind you.
Many thanks for your feedback, the cottage is off for maintenance at the moment and we have noted your comments as part of the snagging process. Property Owner
"NTS Cottage, well appointed and in good location."
Unfortunately using Sykes Cottages it feels like I am being spammed by them the amount of emails received since booking!
Thank you for your positive comments about the property at Hill of Tarvit. We have asked Sykes to take you off their mailing list. Property Owner
"Comfortable cosy flat, light and spacious, lovely grounds and walks."
Very central for Fife attractions. We will be back.
"When I booked it appeared that the flat had a key safe, actually what it had was a combination lock."
There was no bolt or key on the inside to secure the flat overnight, so anyone who had ever been told the combination could have come in. The first night (staying by myself) I slept with all the lights on. The next day I had a long conversation with the property manager, Wendy, who tried to tell me that their insurers insisted on it which seems extremely unlikely and that it was completely safe which is patently ridiculous since she could have no idea of who had been given the number. She did eventually do what she should have done straight away, which was to bring a key, so it was resolved in the end but irritating.
Thank you very much for your feedback. Our insurance company did insist on us putting in the combination lock. However, we will take your advice on board and supply a key to those who are nervous about not being able to lock the door with a key. Once again, thanks for taking the time to provide us with your comments. Property Owner
- First-floor apartment
- Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Gas central heating
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher TV, DVD player
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair available
- Off-road parking for 1 car
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 1.6 miles
- Note: This property does not have WiFi and mobile signal is variable
- Note: This property does not have a private garden area, although guests have access to the estate grounds
- Note: The flat has its own front door to the rear of the house with access via an external staircase (approx 20 steps with handrail)
- Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here Please note: Unfortunately, The National Trust for Scotland do not permit BBQ's on their properties - due to fire risk.
Resting over part of the first floor of the grandiose Edwardian Hill of Tarvit Mansion, Upper West Wing Flat is an elegant apartment providing four guests with a homely base for an adventure to Scotland.
Lying just outside the centre of Cupar and with the beautiful gardens and grounds of the National Trust for Scotland’s Hill of Tarvit to enjoy, Upper West Wing Flat is perfect for exploring this area of Fife.
Venture up the external steps to the property's private front door, finding the plush seating of the sitting room where you can relax after a morning of rambling around the grounds.
A charming kitchen/diner with green shaker-style units offers all the appliances you need for a self-catered stay, including a washing machine and a dishwasher for your convenience, along with a dining table and chairs, where you can serve up your home cooked creations.
Admire the views of the terraced gardens below and the Hill of Tarvit monument, before finding your sleeping spot, choosing from either the inviting double or twin room, with a shared bathroom to freshen up in to prepare for your day.
Delight in the historic surroundings of Upper West Wing Flat with your loved ones on your Scottish break.
Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1060390, 1060389, 1060392, together sleeping up to 18 guests.
EPC Rating: Band D
Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: FI-00070-F
Hill Of Tarvit Mansion Cottages
Resting just outside of Cupar in the region of Fife is Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Owned by the National Trust for Scotland and one of Scotland's finest Edwardian mansion houses, it offers an exceptional stay like no other. Originally built in the 17th century and later remodelled in 1906, it is now home to four beautiful properties awaiting your arrival for your Scottish adventure. The main mansion house boasts lavish furnishings, a Chinese porcelain collection and paintings by acclaimed artists, making this a truly unique choice for your Scottish escape. Staying within these stunning grounds offers guests access to explore all of the beautiful gardens, woodland, open heath and parkland, perfect for morning walks and picturesque afternoon strolls. Delve into the history of Hill of Tarvit with a traditional game of croquet on the lawn, or delight in one of the property's popular attractions, the original 9-hole hickory club golf course (charges apply), restored so you and your loved ones can enjoy the game as it was played in Edwardian times! Just ten miles from St Andrews, you can soak up the esteemed heritage of Scotland's oldest university and visit the world's most famous golf course, while the St Andrews Aquarium is a must-visit to see the black tip reef shark, seals and penguins, not forgetting to take a scenic stroll along West Sands Beach, before you find one of the many wonderful restaurants or cafés. More wondrous coastline awaits at East Neuk of Fife, with quaint harbours, pristine beaches and plenty of eateries offering freshly caught seafood on the menu, while another National Trust for Scotland property, Falkland Palace & Garden, rests within easy reach and is home to an impressive formal garden, awe-inspiring Renaissance architecture, and one of Britain’s oldest tennis courts, wonderfully placed next door to the Lomond Hills Regional Park. Kellie Castle & Gardens (NTS) is also just a scenic car journey away, here you can roam amidst the Arts & Crafts garden, observe one of the oldest ornamental plaster ceilings in Scotland in the library, and visit the sculpture studio of Hew Lorimer in the stables! Embark on your next adventure around Scotland from the enchanting Hill of Tarvit Mansion Cottages.
About the location
St Andrews 9.7 miles; Kirkcaldy 17.8 miles
Enveloped by rolling hills, positioned alongside the babbling River Eden, in the historic county of Fife, is the picturesque town of Cupar. It retains much of its medieval character including a number of historic buildings; the Hill of Tarvit, an Edwardian mansion being well worth the visit. Owned by the National Trust for Scotland since 1949, the house contains an impressive collection of 18th-century Chippendale and French furniture, as well as Chinese porcelain and lovely Dutch paintings. The Scottish Deer Centre nearby covers over 55 acres of greenery, with 13 species of deer from around the world, Fife's only wolf pack, otters and other rare Scottish breeds. The park is simply beautiful and makes a superb day out with guided tours, woodland walks, nose-to-nose sessions and birds of prey demonstrations, along with so much more! The town offers a bustling hub of shops, pubs and eateries as well as an interesting mix of old and modern buildings. There is an excellent Golf Museum, aquarium, cathedral and a beautiful botanical garden. The Fife Coastal Path also beckons with so much to discover along its 117 miles of dramatic scenery. You can start at the Forth of Tay and journey on a wonderful walking experience to the Forth of Firth in the south. Pass through small fishing villages, across award-winning beaches and rugged cliffs on an adventure you won't forget in a hurry. Further afield you also have the town of Kirkcaldy and the riverside city of Perth. Choose Cupar as a base for your next holiday in Scotland, for a much-deserved break.
Note: This property does not have WiFi and mobile signal is variable.
Note: The flat has its own front door to the rear of the house with access via an external staircase (approx 20 steps with handrail).
Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here
Please note: Unfortunately, The National Trust for Scotland do not permit BBQ's on their properties - due to fire risk.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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