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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning accommodation."

    Really central Location, beautiful little village. The copper bath is amazing. Really comfortable bed. Lovely garden for dogs

    Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for your review. It’s very appreciated. Kind regards, Nick & Felicity Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fabulous location, we would not hesitate to stay again or to recommend Dunira, we had a wonderful weeks holiday there."

    Well appointed kitchen, quality furnishings, comfortable bed, enough space for the two of us and our Springer Spaniel, lovely garden and that bathtub!!

    Hi Kevin, Thank you very much for your positive review. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7May 2024

  • ""Absolutely perfect."

    " The cottage was beautiful and spotless. Warm, cosy and everything you could possibly need. Layout and grounds are fabulous, especially if you have a dog. We went out and about every day and the cottage was lovely to come home too. We loved the location and we will definitely return. Thank you 5 ⭐️

    Hi Wayne, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We’re so pleased you enjoyed staying at Dunira, and your review means a lot to us. All the best, Nick & Felicity Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful honeymoon at Dunira!"

    It was absolutely spotless when we got there and there was even a little gift waiting for us as newlyweds which was so lovely! My husband is over 6ft tall but was still comfortable walking around upstairs in the eves. The bed was comfortable and bed sheets were lush too (I actually had a snoop at what brand they were so I could purchase some!) We had the log burner on most nights and made use of the beautiful bath tub - it’s a stunning feature! Parking was a dream and there was lots to do in the village! Helen’s Bakery do AMAZING pies and breakfast sandwiches, and Campbells was lovely for lunch! Falkland Palace was a stones throw from Dunira and we spent a lovely couple of hours there wandering about. We drove to Ladybank to catch the train into Edinburgh as we were told it was a pain to park in Edinburgh. The train was only an hour and was £20 return for both of us. We also drove to Glenrothes to have a mooch round the shopping centre and do a bit of food shopping (there’s Aldi, Marks and Spencer, Asda etc). We will absolutely be booking another stay in the summer!

    Hi Lauren, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We’d love to welcome you back anytime!! Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Mar 2024

  • "Cottage is full of character & well equipped."

    Enjoyed exploring the walks around the estate & hills. Plenty to do close by and further afield. Great local too!

    Hi Alison, Many thanks for your review. It would be useful to know why you scored lower on Comfort. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Feb 2024

  • "This was our second time at dunira and as before we weren't disappointed it was spotless the kitchen is well equipped and has everything you could wish for."

    We will be paying another visit in the spring we tried to hoover before we left but couldn't get the hoover to pick up but apart from that 10 out of 10

    Hi Nick, Thank you very much for your review, following your second stay at Dunira. We now plan to replace the “guest” Vax vacuum cleaner, as it’s quite old, however our cleaners use their own Shark vacuum cleaners between guest stays, and thank you for their score. Happy Christmas, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Dec 2023

  • "Dunira was a fabulous place to stay."

    It is situated in the middle of a lovely village on a quiet road. The characterful cottage has been beautifully renovated and decorated. It is very well equipped. Comfortable bed and amazing bath. Falkland is a lovely place with lots of forest walks on the estate very close to the cottage. We enjoyed the thoughtful touches of mini Christmas tree and fairy lights (stayed in December). We would highly recommend staying here.

    Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for your great review. We’re so pleased you had a lovely stay. We’d love to welcome you back anytime. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2023

  • "Cosy comfy cottage in a lovely wee village !"

    We had a lovely winter break, enjoyed the village's cafes and shops and got a few dry days at the coast. It's a really well equipped and beautifully presented cottage. Parking was easy. The owner got in touch before we arrived with his contact details for any issues- not that we needed it. We hope to be back next year !

    Dear Gwen, Thank you so much for your positive review. It’s good to know you had a comfortable winter stay at Dunira. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwen4.7Nov 2023

  • "Dunira is a quaint cottage in a lovely town."

    When we arrived the cottage was cold. I put on the heating and turned up the thermostat. After 24 hours with little improvement I contacted the owner who advised to do what we had already done. Downstairs never really warmed up. The kitchen heater is only lukewarm, the living room one a little warmer. We resorted to putting on the oven to warm the kitchen in order to have breakfast in the morning. The fire in the living room at night was a necessity. Upstairs was very cosy as those heaters became hot. Cleaning could be improved. The living room rug was covered in dog hair and the throw smelt more like a dog blanket. Falkland is a lovely town and a great base for exploring the Kingdom of Fife. Unfortunately, I could not recommend Dunira for a break in colder weather.

    We’re sorry to hear you found Dunira on the cold side. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, as the welfare, and comfort of our guests is paramount. The guests after you found Dunira warm enough. We’re at Dunira later this month, and have arranged for an engineer to check over the heating system, when carrying out our gas safety check. We’ve passed on your comments about the carpet, and throw, to our cleaners, who will act on this accordingly. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley2.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a central location to the charming village of Falkland."

    Fully enclosed garden allowed our four-legged friend to roam without us needing to worry! Easy walking distance to some really lovely dog-friendly pubs and cafes too. Perfect base to explore the picturesque Fife coastline.

    Reviewed by Lee4.4Aug 2023

  • "One of our favourite Sykes cottages so far."

    A beautifully rennovated charming cottage in the centre of a sweet Scottish village. Great secure garden for our little dog. All appliances and ammenities we could need. Owners very responsive to any questions. Spotlessly clean. We look forward to returning soon.

    Dear Katie, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, and kind words. It really does mean a lot to us. Haste ye back!! Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage that had everything we needed and more."

    The garden was secure for the dog and nice for sitting in the sun. The village is stunning, a great base for exploring the Fife area and coastal route. Would recommend Dunira to friends.

    Hi Michelle, Thank you very much for your review, and lovely WhatsApp message. We’re so pleased you enjoyed the cottage, and village. We’d love to welcome you back anytime. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage everything you could need was provided for."

    Dear Margaret, Thank you so much for your review. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely, well maintained cottage in the centre of Falkland."

    Great garden area which is a suntrap too. Our dog enjoyed ball games and saying hello to the passing visitors from the window in the ruined cottage garden. We liked the quirkiness of the cottage, our only suggestion would be to add some grip strips to that steep and twisting staircase, before a slip & trip occurs. Falkland is a really beautiful village, it is quiet overall, but the quietness is punctuated throughout the day by groups of visiting tourists, which adds a buzz of excitement. A village deli, bakery, convenience shop, 3 pubs and multiple gift shops, the Palace and Falkland Estate provided all that we needed. A good central base too for exploring Fife's countryside, lochs, beaches, towns and cities.

    Dear Philip, Thank you for your positive, and constructive review. We’ll certainly consider your comment in relation to the stairs. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillip4.4May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Very clean and well thought out design. Large kitchen is well equipped, cosy living room with great log burner. Lots of storage space for a small cottage. The garden is wonderful and really pretty against the backdrop of the old house walls. Such a handy location for the deli for morning takeout coffees and the Covenanter for an early evening drink. Lots of local walks and a short drive to the coast. Parking works really well, was concerned that the car park would get full, but we always found a space easily and there is enough space to stop outside the house for 5 mins to load and unload the car on arrival/ departure. Would recommend, excellent value. Wish we lived nearer! As would love to visit again.

    Dear Helen, Thank you so much for your positive review. We’d welcome you back anytime. All the best, Nick & Felicity Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Could not have been happier."

    Lovely comfortable cottage with a kitchen that was really appreciated. Had family over for lunches and dinners and never felt stressed. Comfortable bed for good nights sleeps, warm and controllable heating (we found 16-18'c on the start was perfect) and an incredible bath that I thought I was going to need to need arm bands! Stunning village, increadable walks on the door step and no issue with taking our little dog into The Stag pH. You have to do the Waterfall Walk which is especially stunning during and after heavy rain. Village bakers, convenience store, greengrocers, cafe's, hotels and pubs and yet only 15mins to Glenrothes for big shops if you want. Also recommend the walk from St. Monans to Anstruther for fish and chip lunch, and the walk back to pick your car up again to burn off the calories. Just remember to take your walking shoes with you everywhere, you'll regret it otherwise. So settled there, we already booked to come back in February. Truly a lovely break, thank you Dunira.

    Hi Lloyd, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! It’s always a pleasure to know our guests have enjoyed Dunira. We look forward to welcoming you back February 2023. All the best, Nick & Felicity Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lloyd5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Dunira."

    It is such a comfortable cottage in a fantastic location. The attention to detail in furnishing and equipping the cottage ensures you have a home from home, however long you stay. Falkland itself is such a pretty place with so many walks. We took our dog and it is refreshing to find dog friendly pubs and cafes. We do hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage was great great location!"

    Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your review. It’s very much appreciated. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our time at Dunira."

    We had some delays with the airlines so we were a day late on arrival to check in. Nick, owner, was always responsive while I kept him up to date on our arrival. The cottage is very cute with lots of charm and quirks. So comfortable and cozy. Bumped our heads a couple of times upstairs, but that was just not paying attention while tired. I had read that some people complained about the tub and shower situation. If you love a nice hot bath you will love this set up as we did. And we NEVER ran out of hot water like we would in the states. Enjoyed hearing the clock tower chime, thought it would would wake us up but it didn't. Pleasant sounding. Then in the morning hearing the birds chirping was just perfect. We had the windows open all night. We didn't plan for such warm weather this time of year. September was 16-17C. Perfect central location to drive around and explore Scotland. Everything about Dunira was perfect! Thanks so much Nick!

    Dear Tera, Thank you so much for your positive review. It was a pleasure to read! We’re so pleased you had such an enjoyable time at Dunira. After such a long journey we’re glad you got home safely, and would welcome you back anytime. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tera5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thought Dunira was a perfect cottage for the two of plus our wee dog."

    The kitchen was well equipped and kind to have bins dealt with. The lounge was comfy and quiet . The bed was super comfy and slept like a log - too slow in getting going . The bath we found a challenge and we did in vest in a non slip mat . Appreciated the lack of dos and fonts and we aimed to leave it as clean as possible . Falkland is a great location and with the weather being so good we drove to Elie most days . We would like to return definately !

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2022

  • "The bath tub was high and slippy ."

    The staircase was old there for rounded stairs slippy hand rail needed . No drainer at sink no rubber mat to stop dishes breaking on Belfast sink . No washing line to hang cloths out. And the lounge carpet was covered in dog hair nrpever been cleaned . It’s a shame as it a nice cottage in a great area .and I was under the impression I would get my £46 pounds return if I did not break anything or leave the house dirty .the house was cleaner than when we arrived .

    Dear Linda, Thank you for your review, and for pointing out that Dunira is a nice cottage in a great area. It is unfortunate that you have chosen to give Dunira such a low score. As you can see from our other reviews this is not the norm for our lovely property. There is a picture of the bath on the Sykes website. We find it to be easily accessible and not slippery, however taking precautions when entering or exiting is always wise. The stairs are also shown on the Sykes website. They are painted in a high quality floor paint, which we feel provides ample grip. The layout of the stairs is clearly shown on the Sykes website, and a little more research on your part would have made you aware that some aspects of Dunira would not be suitable for you. Dunira is, after all, an old and quirky cottage. As explained, following several texts, we do not have a washing line in the garden. We have a folding clothes dryer in the washing machine cupboard which can be taken outside. A quick search would have revealed this. The washing up bowl, and drainer, were in the kitchen corner cupboard, and again a quick search would have revealed them. We don’t know why they were in this cupboard, but our cleaners found them within minutes of entering Dunira, after your departure. The cottage is professionally cleaned after each guest’s stay, and we can only apologise for any dog hairs left on the lounge rug. I did try to sort out your confusion over what you thought was a cleaning / breakage deposit, which was in fact the Sykes booking fee. It might have helped if you’d had a clearer understanding of what you’d paid Sykes for. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda3.1Jul 2022

  • "Had a great time in dunira the cottage had everything we needed and more very ..."

    Had a great time in dunira the cottage had everything we needed and more very quiet location even though it was in the centre of village 10/10

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2022

  • "Property & village were fab."

    Great central place to visit from. The bath is the only minor issue. Short stay may be fine but we were there for two weeks and are used to a walk in shower.

    Dear Peter, Many thanks for your review. We’re pleased you enjoyed the property and village. I’m sorry the bath/shower set up did not quite meet your needs. We do try to address this by referring to the shower set up on the Sykes website. We hope to welcome you back. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2022

  • "A delightful property, with quality fittings and furnishings and an excellently fitted out kitchen which had plenty of nice touches such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing machine sachets, and cleaning materials - essential when staying for a week!"

    Bathroom a delight and top toiletries. Outside, such a pretty enclosed garden perfect for those taking their dog. And just a minute (really) away, a lovely deli selling tasty bread, pastries and croissants, among a host of other items. Oh, and three very good pubs serving very good food with the furthest just a five minute walk away. What more could you ask for in a break? And it was so quiet at night. Thoroughly recommend.

    Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it, and are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Dunira. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage was very comfortable,clean and maintained to a high standard. Good location in centre of Falkland which was great base for exploring surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Apr 2022

  • "Wow, fab week away, our hosts were amazing, Dunira had everything we needed, Falklands a great base, cosy, well equipped and so good for its location in the centre of the village/town."

    We will be back, thank you Nick feel totally relaxed and ready to start again with a busy few months back at work ! Sharon, Trev & Millie-paws xx

    Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for your positive review. We really appreciate your feedback, and we’re so please you enjoyed Dunira. We hope to welcome you back soon. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in this charming cottage in Falkland."

    It was clean and comfortable with a spacious kitchen and cosy sitting room. The walled garden was sheltered and dog safe and the icing on the cake was the wonderful copper bath. It was lovely to have the village amenities on the doorstep and the locals were friendly and helpful. The many walking trails in the Falkland Estate are brilliant for dog walks and we would highly recommend walking to the Maspie Den to the waterfalls and beyond into the Lomand hills. Meals at the Stag Inn were good and the staff very hospitable.

    Dear Graham, Thank you so much for your comments on Dunira. We hope to welcome you back again sometime in the near future. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was the best vacation stay I have ever had the pleasure to stay in."

    We stayed here 2 weeks in March and this provided us such an amazing reset we needed! The owners have restored this cottage impeccably and managed to make it equally modern AND cozy. We immediately felt like we were home when we arrived. The kitchen is beautiful and we were surprised to see was stocked with many things we thought we would need to run out and buy. Fires in the living room every evening. The house was very warm and wifi worked in every room which was important as we were both working every day. The bed was very comfortable. But the BEST part, was the bath. There is also a sweet yard but was too cold to use it when we were there. The hosts communicated well with us. The cleaning staff was friendly and efficient. The pictures online 100% are accurate and the value for money based on the cottage and it's amazing location in the middle of town makes this a no brainer. Only thing to note- upstairs has sloped ceilings so be prepared to tilt your head when entering the bathroom and the bedroom. Thank you so much, we will be back!

    Dear Francesco, Thank you so much for your comments. It was a pleasure for us to have you stay at Dunira, and we’d welcome you back anytime. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Francesco5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Dunira."

    The cottage is cosy with a well equipped kitchen and the most fabulous bath!

    Dear Gillian, We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay at at Dunira, and thank you so much for your positive review. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful wee cottage that has been restored to a high standard."

    The kitchen is large,very modern & has all the kit you need. The bed is large & very comfortable with a big wardrobe for clothes etc. The crowning glory is the bathroom with a stunning free standing copper bath. The cottage is in a fantastic location- in the middle of the village but relatively quiet. Falkland is a great wee village with lots to do close by.

    Dear Mrs Hodgins, Many thanks for such a positive review. It’s very reassuring to know that guests have enjoyed their holiday experience at Dunira. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a week!"

    Falkland stole our heart and Dunira was just the icing on the cake. It was just what we both needed. A beautiful base for local walks, towns and treats! The cottage was so well equipped, quirky and homely. Yes you have to be careful of the sloping roofline upstairs but it certainly doesn’t detract from the whole experience. We’ll be back!!!

    Dear Mrs Finerty, Thank you so much for your positive feed back, and we’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dunira. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage and location were excellent."

    A well equipped kitchen , with everything you could need. The cottage is in the middle of the village with lots of wonderful shops and places to eat. The bed was very comfortable , and the bath worth a soak in. We did not light the log burner but as autumn arrives is ideal for cosy evenings in. There is a small offset area to the sitting room, ideal for a dog, only comment we would make is in other dog friendly cottages we have stayed in, there are some dog items, bowls, treats etc. Also as the downstairs has no doors between sitting room and kitchen,, having a stair gate available for this area might be useful to keep a dog from trying to get upstairs. (Does detract from the lively cottage just a suggestion). The couple of minor issues we found were taken on board by the owners who made contact with us before we arrived. The area were the cottage is located is great with lots of places to see and visit. 100% would return and recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Michelle And Reg4.7Sep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, well equipped kitchen, quality and comfortable bed and lounge furniture and well placed within the village."

    So many places to visit locally and a bit further afield, definitely worth another visit.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2021

  • "The shower needs a curtain ."

    You can buy round curtain poles which would suit the copper bath . Sitting down for a shower is not acceptable !

    Dear Guest, It is unfortunate that you've given Dunira such a low score based solely, it would appear, on the shower. We have chosen not to have a shower curtain, as is evident in the Sykes website photos, so as to not detract from the aesthetic look of the bathroom. We have recently made it clear on the Sykes website that the shower is best used in the sitting position, and the reasons why, and we hope this won't in any way affect our future guests enjoyment of Dunira. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn3.4Jul 2021

  • "Dunira is a gorgeous period cottage in the beautiful village of Falkland."

    We were lucky to have amazing weather and we spent a lot of our time in the wonderful garden, which was enclosed and felt very private and safe for our dog. The cottage overall is just lovely, with very tasteful decor, a well appointed kitchen and the king of all baths. We didn't want to leave and would definitely like to go back. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming and the location is perfect for access to all shops, pubs and the wonderful Falkland Estate for dog walks. I highly recommend going to the top of East Lomond Hill and seeing the breathtaking views and Falkland nestled at the bottom like a toy town.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, Falkland village is beautiful."

    Nice little cafes and bakeries and delicious pub food. Good area for dog walking and really friendly people. Would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic location in a very pretty and friendly village"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Falkland is a lovely village and an excellent location for exploring Fife."

    However, it's popularity means that parking can be a big problem when the Palace is open, especially on Saturday. The cottage is furnished to a high standard and has a sun trap pleasant garden. The copper bath looks superb but you need to be agile to enjoy it as also does the overhead shower because of the restrictions placed on its use. Would also recommend the fish and chips at the Stag.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Jun 2021

  • "We were utterly charmed by Dunira and Falkland village."

    We both agreed that it was one of the nicest places we've ever stayed and one of the best holidays we've ever been on. The cottage was so cosy and in a perfect location and we would love to come back for another stay in the future.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Jun 2021

  • "Dunira is a beautiful, cozy cottage set right in the center of the charming town of Falkland."

    Everything was as advertised although the pictures do not do it justice! The garden is large and private and absolutely delightful. The bed is the most comfortable I have ever slept in and the kitchen is large and very well appointed. Everything is laid out to make it easy for guests and Nick is available and very helpful if you have questions or a problem. I would highly recommend Dunira and this beautiful area of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Dale5.0May 2021

  • "Arriving on Halloween in Falkland after a 5 hour drive, our beautiful cosy cottage welcomed us, with comfortable furnishings and an inviting log fire."

    We lit it nearly every night, even though the cottage was warm, because it was just so cosy! We'd highly recommend a walk to Maspie Den, especially if you've taken your dog like we did! Ending the walk with a meal in The Stag which was delicious, and then a long soak in the beautiful copper bath is just the perfect way to end the day. The cottage had everything we needed, and a great safe garden for the pooch. The bed was so comfortable and it was lovely hearing the church bells in the morning and seeing the spire from the window. Would also point out that it was amazing value at around £300 for the week! We would 100% stay here again and my parents are planning to come next year!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Very comfortable and well equipped for the perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "Was a gorgeous, cosy and super clean cottage, it really is a fabulous cottage to stay, was wonderful having the woodburner on the cold nights and the bath was so luxurious loved it."

    The touches in the cottage are so beautiful it is so well equipped and really feels like a home, the kitchen is beautiful and a lovely garden of the kitchen The location is wonderful within Falkland you can walk to restaurants and a great bakery who sell lovely cakes and amazing bacon rolls. So many beautiful gift shops and great walks. Would love to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Carolann5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was just perfect and the wood burning stove was so cosy."

    The bed was really comfy and the kitchen was a great size for cooking and eating in. The copper bath was a wee bit of a challenge to get in and out of but apart from that we would definitely stay here again.

    Dear Guest, thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are very much appreciated. Best wishes, the Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was warm and inviting."

    Highlights were the extremely well appointed kitchen and the amazing free standing copper bath. Cleanliness was to an exceptional standard. The cottage is extremely well sutufor visiting the many attractions in the area of outstanding natural beauty.,including spectacular walks. It is ideal for visiting Edinburgh,Perth and St Andrews and the costal villages of Fife. Excellent coffee shops and pubs on the village and the Covenanter Hotel provides top of the range dining served by friendly welcoming staff. A wonderful week of total relaxation.!

    Thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are very much appreciated. Best wishes, the Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent cottage in and excellent location."

    The host is very helpful. Had a fantastic week hear.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything about the cottage was good."

    It was cosy, comfortable, and we had everything we needed. Weather was atrocious, but that can't be helped. That the cottage was so convenient for everything and was good to come back to and get off our damp muddy things. The palace was still closed at this time of year which was a shame, but there are plenty coffee shops and interesting gift shops to browse round, and the Pillars of Hercules is an amazing place to visit. Just beware leaving your car in the overspill section of the public car park, which I did because the main area was full when I arrived, because I had my car broken into, and though insubstantial items taken, it was non the less stressful and inconvenient in the middle of our holiday.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Feb 2020

  • "This cottage is the best we have ever been to in the 10 years we have been going ..."

    This cottage is the best we have ever been to in the 10 years we have been going on dog holidays it was very clean and warm and had everything you needed for the kitchen the bath was great too and the village and areas around just amazing well done to the owners

    Thank you so much for your very kind and positive comments. We're glad you were warm, as we've just recently had a new gas boiler installed and its good to hear it's running well. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Nov 2019

  • "Beautiful old cottage with so much history attached."

    Set right in the centre of the stunning village of falkland. We loved cooking in the fantastic kitchen, relaxing in the huge bath after walking all day and settling down in the cosy living room. The stag inn is a fantastic traditional pub with roaring log fire and food is excellent, also the lomond tavern is great. Both places 2 to 3 minutes walk from the cottage. Anyone staying here will not be disappointed and you will instantly fall in love with this beautiful wee village. The lomond hills are a must as is the coastal path, and falkland estate has lots of lovely walks right on your doorstep, pillars of Hercules farm shop is brilliant and well worth a visit. Thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely review. It's always good to hear that guest staying at Dunira have had a good holiday. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margo5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage right in the heart of a beautiful village."

    Walks from your doorstep but also convenient for the Fife Coastal Path and St Andrews. The cottage does have restricted height in the upper floor and a staircase that you would struggle with if you had limited mobility but it does outline that in the description and for us it just added to the character of the building. What was amazing was the large free standing copper bath which was a delight to have a long soak in after a day out walking. And a real fire but the heating alone made the cottage warm and cosy during what turned out to be quite a cold, wet spell of weather. Not all the village is dog friendly but the establishments that are turned out to be very dog friendly. The Stag Inn not only welcomes your pooch but also catered very well for coeliacs. Friendly staff, lovely food and very good value for money. Parking isn't right outside your property but the free car park is just across the road and you can load and unload outside the cottage for a few minutes. It was a pleasure to stay right in the heart of such a stunning village just round the corner from Falkland Palace .... easy to see why Outlander chose the area for filming their tv series. Our staffie loved her holiday just as much as we did and the cottage made an ideal base for us

    Thank you for your detailed and positive review. We're so pleased you had a good experience and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Nov 2019

  • "3rd time we have used sykes and yet to complain about anything."

    Superb service

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2019

  • "Dunira was a quaint little cottage in the center of Falkland It was a 2 minute walk from Falkland Palace, pubs, Hotel etc."

    The food we had in The Lommond was excellent and good value. If you like a wee stroll just walk on past the Violin shop on the High St, Falkland Estate has excellent walks. We can recommend Maspie Den, there are waterfalls, wooden bridges stone steps and lots more to see. The Hub coffee shop serves delicious coffee in a beautiful setting, just perfect to re-energise after your walk. Falkland was a great place to spend a week.

    Thank you very much for your positive review, and for pointing out the many things to do around Falkland. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and handy for everywhere."

    A more comfortable armchair would have been nice.

    Reviewed by William4.7Jun 2019

  • "Very stylish, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Close to all facilities, and with almost everything that we needed."

    Near to the bus if one didn't have trqnsport or preferred touse the bus. Plenty of waking nearby.

    Reviewed by Heather & William4.7Jun 2019

  • "A very beautiful and cosy cottage in a wonderful location."

    Lots of wonderful walks and beautiful places to run if you are into that sort of thing. And then a very nice bath to recover in! We had two lovely dinners out within walking distance as well as eating in.

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Jun 2019

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  • One double bedroom, with hairdryer and standing mirror
  • Bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner; electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and DAB Radio with Bluetooth
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and TV with Freeview
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas, electricity and starter pack for woodburning stove included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Free public car park around the corner with EV charging point
  • Enclosed garden with lawned area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, downstairs only
  • No smoking
  • Shops and pubs 0.1 miles
  • Please note, guests are not permitted to first arrive or finally depart from the property between the hours of 23:00 - 07:00
  • Please note: The shower should only be used in the sitting position whilst having a bath; it's not designed (as it has no shower curtain) to be used in the standing position - This is to prevent water running down the bathroom wall and seeping through the bathroom floorboards to the room below (as has unfortunately happened before)
  • The bedroom and bathroom have sloping ceilings; the cottage has steep stairs and deep bath, not suitable for those with limited mobility - please take care
  • Registered licensed property - FI 00542 F

The property

An elegantly decorated, detached cottage found at the heart of the village of Falkland.

Dunira cottage, built in 1749, boasts a charming feel with a seamless blend of character and contemporary features, making an ideal base for a romantic break to Scotland.

The ground floor features a stunning, well-equipped shaker style kitchen, designed with a fresh colour palette and a luxurious touch.

In here you will also find an idyllic shaker style dining table, ideal for enjoying your home cooked meals.

Opposite is the living room, completed with the same fresh colour palette and boasting a homely atmosphere featuring a woodburning fire and TV.

Follow the traditional cottage-style stairs up, to the characterful bedroom, finished with exposed beams and a wooden door to highlight the history of the building.

The furniture has been carefully selected to create a sense of freshness and elegance.

Across the landing you will find the impressive bathroom, featuring a large freestanding copper bath, shower over bath, basin, and WC.

To the side of the property, you will have access to an enclosed garden, with a lawned area, ideal for letting your dog stretch its legs.

As the cottage is centrally located, you are a stones' throw away from the local pub, and the nearest shop can be found within a short walk.

For attractions, you are only a short walk from the stunning Falkland Palace, which is a fine Renaissance palace with an impressive formal garden, filled with history, including home to one of Scotland’s most famous royals, Mary Queen of Scots.

Further afield, the cottage is approximately an hour’s drive from the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, or the seaside town of St Andrews, which is approximately a 30-minute drive away.

Dunira is an ideal retreat for a romantic getaway and for exploring what Scotland has to offer.

EPC Rating: Band D.

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: FI-00542-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Perth 18 miles; St. Andrews 19 miles; Dundee 21 miles.

Falkland is a town and former royal burgh in Fife. The town sits at the foot of the Lomond Hills in beautiful rolling farmland. It is believed that Falkland was inhabited prior to the 12th century, however the village became more prominent following the building of Falkland Castle after 1160. The castle now sits within the grounds of Falkland Palace, the former royal palace of King James IV of Scotland in 1501, and now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Within the palace is the original real tennis court, built in 1539, which is the world’s oldest tennis court still in use. Nearby is the Lomond Hills Regional Park, offering walking with rewarding views, while the Fife coast, with its collection of attractive fishing villages such as Anstruther and Crail, is a must-see. St. Andrews is only a short drive away and with the rugged scenery of the Angus Glens and the cities of Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee all within easy reach, this great location has plenty to offer.