Nestled in the heart of Fife, Ladywell House and Steading Cottage offer a luxurious and historic base for exploring this captivating region of Scotland. Step into the picturesque village of Falkland with its cobbled streets, Falkland Palace, and quaint pubs. Hike the iconic Lomond Hills, explore ancient woodlands, or play legendary golf courses nearby. Vibrant cities like Edinburgh, Perth, and St. Andrews are all within easy reach, promising a wealth of cultural experiences and seaside charm. Discover the best of Fife from your doorstep.

Step into a walker’s paradise! Our historic Country House and charming Steading Cottage in Falkland place you right in the heart of Fife’s most scenic trails. From gentle strolls to challenging climbs, there’s something for every level of hiker.

Begin with the iconic Falkland Hill (also known as East Lomond), rising majestically behind our properties. Conquer its summit for panoramic views stretching to Edinburgh and the Forth Bridges. Prefer a gentler pace? Meander through the enchanting Maspie Den, a wooded gorge filled with waterfalls and hidden paths.

Explore the sprawling Lomond Hills Regional Park, a treasure trove of diverse landscapes. Tackle West Lomond for its rocky peak and sweeping vistas, or lose yourself in the quiet forests along the Holl Reservoir trail. History buffs will love following ancient trails leading to the Maiden Castle, an Iron Age hill fort overlooking Falkland.

For seasoned hikers, the Fife Coastal Path offers a multi-day adventure, skirting dramatic cliffs and quaint fishing villages. Choose a section for a day’s outing, then return to the luxurious comforts of our accommodations.

And don’t forget those four-legged friends! Many trails in the area are dog-friendly, allowing the whole pack to join the explorations.

Pack your boots and a sense of adventure – the trails begin right outside your door. Contact us to start planning your walking getaway in Fife.

Falkland, Fife

Nestled at the foot of the Lomond Hills, the picturesque village of Falkland exudes timeless beauty and rich history. Stroll through its cobbled streets, lined with whitewashed houses and traditional shops, and feel transported to another era.

Falkland Palace, a former royal hunting lodge of the Stuart monarchs, dominates the village center. Explore its magnificent rooms, admire intricate tapestries, and wander through the sprawling gardens. Imagine Mary, Queen of Scots strolling these very grounds.

Falkland is a haven for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Trails lead you up the iconic East Lomond Hill for breathtaking views, while gentler paths wind through the enchanting Maspie Den.

The village itself boasts cozy cafes, inviting pubs, and independent shops showcasing local crafts and goods. Step inside and experience the warm welcome that Fife is renowned for.

Fans of the hit series “Outlander” will recognize Falkland’s historic streets, used as a filming location for the show. Immerse yourself in the village’s atmosphere, where history and fictional tales intertwine.

Falkland offers a captivating blend of Scottish heritage, natural beauty, and a vibrant community spirit. Discover its charms for yourself.

Farm Shop

Our location in Falkland places you amidst the best of Fife’s countryside living. Discover local treasures and enjoy the convenience of nearby amenities, enriching your stay in this charming corner of Scotland.

A must-visit is the renowned Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm Shop & Cafe, just a short stroll or drive away. Browse their incredible selection of fresh, organic produce, locally sourced meats, and artisan goodies. Enjoy a delicious farm-to-table meal in the cafe, where wholesome ingredients fuel your adventures.

Stock up on organic produce, locally raised meats, artisan treats, and enjoy a wholesome meal at their café.

Falkland itself has the Falkland Convenience Store, where you can grab your essentials, snacks, and any forgotten items. It’s perfect for those small top-ups throughout your stay.

For a larger selection, the town of Cupar, a brief drive away, offers a variety of supermarkets including Tesco, Lidl, and Aldi. You’ll find a complete range of groceries, perfect for stocking the kitchen on arrival.

Discover local specialties at charming delis and bakeries in nearby villages. Many offer fresh bread, pastries, and locally produced cheeses or preserves – perfect for a picnic lunch while exploring Fife.

Whether you’re whipping up gourmet feasts or just grabbing quick essentials, convenient shopping options abound near Ladywell House and Steading Cottage.


There are 50 golf-courses within 30 miles, with Falkland 10 minutes walk away, and Ladybank (an Open Qualifying Course) 10 minutes in the car. Gleneagles, the venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup is only 28 miles away.

Here are details of golf courses within a 30-mile radius of Falkland. Please note that some courses may have seasonal availability or booking restrictions.

Close to Home (within 10 miles):

Falkland Golf Club (0.5 miles): A charming 9-hole parkland course in the shadow of the Lomond Hills. Ideal for a quick round or practicing your game. Tel: 01337 857404, Visit Website
Ladybank Golf Club (7 miles): A classic 18-hole course with tree-lined fairways and challenging greens, offering stunning views of the Fife countryside. Tel: 01337 830814, Visit Website
Scotscraig Golf Club (7 miles): One of the oldest golf courses in the world (13th oldest!), a challenging and traditional links layout. Tel: 01334 870208, Visit Website
Balbirnie Park Golf Club (8 miles): A mature 18-hole parkland course with a reputation for excellent greens and a welcoming clubhouse. Tel: 01592 612095, Visit Website

A Bit Further Afield (10-30 miles):

Glenrothes Golf Club (10 miles): A mix of parkland and heathland holes, well-maintained with friendly staff. Tel: 01592 742802
Lundin Links Golf Club (12 miles): A classic links course alongside the Firth of Forth, with scenic views and a friendly atmosphere. Tel: 01333 320202
Charleton Golf Club (13 miles): Offers two courses, a championship course and a shorter 9-hole course, alongside stunning scenery of the Lomond Hills. Tel: 01334 839440
Leven Links (16 miles): A traditional links course known for its fast and true greens. With a welcoming atmosphere, it’s perfect for all levels of golfers. Tel:01333 423003, Visit Website
Elie Golf House Club (16 miles): A traditional links course with a unique ‘starter’s hut’ on the first tee. Demanding layout with beautiful coastal scenery. Tel: +44(0) 1333 330301, Visit Website
Canmore Golf Club (Dunfermline, 18 miles): A mature parkland course with tree-lined fairways and strategically placed bunkers. Tel: 01383 721304, Visit Website
Drumoig Golf Course (18 miles): A challenging parkland course with stunning views, water features, and a reputation for its excellent greens. Tel: 01382 541545
Burntisland Golf House Club (20 miles): A classic links course with a rich history, known for its challenging layout and views over the Firth of Forth. Tel: 01592 872260, Visit Website
Crail Golfing Society (20 miles): Boasts two courses – the Balcomie Links and the Craighead Links – both offering classic links challenges with stunning sea views. Tel: +44 (0) 1333 450686
Dumbarnie Links (20 miles): A modern links course with a reputation for world-class golfing and breathtaking coastal scenery. Tel: +44 1333 823 023, Visit Website
St. Andrews Courses (Various, 15-20 miles): The ‘Home of Golf’, with multiple iconic links courses, including the legendary Old Course. Booking well in advance is essential. Visit Website
Kingsbarns Golf Links (20 miles): A world-renowned links course with stunning coastal views, consistently ranked among the world’s best. Tel: 01334 460860, Visit Website
Carnoustie Golf Links (30 miles): A notoriously challenging championship links course, host to multiple Open Championships. Tel: 01241 802270, Visit Website

Remember: Always contact the individual courses for current green fees, availability, and booking procedures.