Key House, Falkland, Fife, Scotland

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Falkland Palace was the summer hunting lodge of the Stuart monarchs and Key House is in a unique location overlooking the Palace orchard. Now owned by the National Trust for Scotland, Falkland Palace is the jewel in the centre of this delightful, historic conservation village. Nearby Falkland Estate is an outstanding historic designed landscape which operates as a place of thoughtful stewardship of land, nature and community. The Royal Burgh was Scotland's first conservation area and boasts good quality craft shops, antique shops, pubs, cafes and a nine-hole golf course. The award winning organic Pillars of Hercules farmshop and cafe is reached by an enjoyable walk through the estate. Other historic sites nearby include Kellie Castle, Culross Palace, St Andrews Cathedral and Loch Leven Castle.

The local area is a paradise for golfers with upwards of 100 golf courses within a 50 mile radius. Falkland has a 9 hole golf course and Ladybank and St Andrews (the Home of Golf) are 10 and 20 miles away respectively. There are many pleasant walks around the village of Falkland and the Fife Coastal Path is easily accessible. For hill walkers the Lomond Hills are right on the doorstep and for those who prefer to cycle there are 300 miles of sign posted cycle paths to suit all abilities.

For those wishing to explore further afield, Edinburgh, Glamis Castle, Blair Atholl and Pitlochry are all within a hour's drive.

  • Sleeps - 6
  • Bedrooms - 3 (1 king-size, 2 twins)
  • Bathrooms - 3 (2 ensuite)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • DVD player, CD player with radio
  • Wood burning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Small enclosed garden
  • Garden furniture
  • Short breaks on request
  • No pets
  • Free WiFi
  • In Falkland village
  • Edinburgh Airport - 35 miles
  • Markinch Station - 5.6 miles
  • Perth 30 mins, Edinburgh 1 hr (or take the train)
  • 2 pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • British Golf Centre
  • Golf course in village and lots nearby
  • Falkland Palace next door
  • Fife Animal Park, Scottish Deer Centre
  • Scotland's Secret Bunker
  • Villages and beaches of the East Neuk of Fife
  • Knockhill racing circuit
  • Walking and cycling from the doorstep


Historic Key House (Category B listed) occupies a unique location in the Royal Burgh of Falkland with views to the hill, the Palace and the Palace orchard. The entrance to the cottage takes you into the ground floor where you will find the sitting room, overlooking the garden and with a cosy woodburning stove. The newly fitted kitchen is fully equipped and has a large kitchen table.

Steep stairs take you up to the first floor with a king sized room and a twin room - both have their own en-suite shower and WC. A further twin room is located down four steps from the upper floor and has a private bathroom with a bath and shower.

The house also has a utility room with access to the garden down 4 steps from the kitchen. The pretty garden is lovely to relax in or to dine al fresco if the weather is good!


Falkland can be reached from the M90 - signposted to Falkland Palace. Key House is situated next to the Palace, beyond the main entrance to Falkland village.

What's included:

Central heating is included in the rental price, but logs for the stove are not included.
Cotton bed linen is provided.

Cost and availability:

Key House is rented out year round.
Change over day is Friday, arrival 4pm and departure by 10am.

To book this historic self-catering house in a unique location next to Falkland Palace, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental rates.

Key House, High St, Falkland, Fife, KY15 7BY Scotland

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Historic house in Fife

This delightful holiday house in Falkland is right next to Falkland Palace, in the centre of the village. Fife is a golfers' paradise so this is an ideal golfing accommodation - there is even a 9 hole course in the village.