Self-catering holiday home, sleeping 4 to 6
with a meeting, dinner or party venue for up to 50 guests
with easy access to Edinburgh by train (35 mins)
**** Four Stars, Visit Scotland
Kilrie Granary and the Granary Hall
Kilrie, near Kirkcaldy,
In the middle of the picture above you can see the long 19th century stable building which John and Suzanne Drysdale converted into their home, Drumullion House, and behind that the Granary - called Kilrie Granary - which they have made into a self-contained holiday home (right). There is a separate entrance drive and parking place for Kilrie Granary guests and also complete privacy.
The Granary has a large Sitting room/Dining room/Kitchen and there are two spacious bedrooms. If your party needs an extra room or you want to invite a guest to visit and stay the night on your Scottish holiday, ask Suzanne, as there is often an extra bedroom available in the main house. On the other side of the steps (in the photograph right) is the Granary Hall, a venue available for sit-down lunches, dinners, meetings (22 guests), or receptions, dances and drinks parties (50 guests).
This is a quiet and peaceful place to stay surrounded by farmland which has been in the Drysdale family for generations. There's a conservation heathland forest, a waterfall which used to power the old watermill and a doocot (on the right of the loch in the picture above).
Kirkcaldy Station to Edinburgh Waverley
Because of the train service 3 miles away you can easily get in and out of Edinburgh (35 minutes). That makes the Granary a serious option for accommodation for the Edinburgh Festival.
Golf, walking, cycling and beaches
St Andrews and its golf courses are a 40 minute drive and there are many other courses nearer. Sandy beaches and little fishing villages are all around the coast of Fife, the two nearest and best being Kinghorn and Aberdour just a couple of miles away, and the Fife Coastal Path is two miles away.
Left and right;
Twin/double bedroom with shower room en suite.
Through the window you can see the original granary mill water-wheel.
Below left and right;
Family bedroom with two single beds, bathroom (bath, shower over, basin and wc) en suite. The sofa can be made into a double bed for children.
The Sitting room/Dining room/ Kitchen is airy and light with lots of space, sofas and TV, and looks onto lawn and the old watermill and loch.
The stairs leads down from the entrance hall.
Kilrie Granary has geothermal central heating.
At the other end of the Granary block is a large room, the Granary Hall (illustrated further down this page) for dinner, dances, etc., available by arrangement.
A Continental breakfast of yoghurt, fruit, cereals, toast and preserves, freshly made coffee and tea, etc., is available for self-catering guests on request.
Suzanne can make dinner for you with enough advance notice, and there are many good restaurants nearby. Because of the train, even dining in Edinburgh is a possibility.
available in Drumullion House.
View from the bedroom window.
Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite.
The Granary Hall
Venue for lunches, dinner meetings and parties.
The Granary Hall can seat up to 22 for sit-down lunches and dinners or meetings.
It can accommodate up to 50 guests for a reception, dance or drinks party.
There is a small kitchen available for catering and plenty of parking to the rear of the building.
There are sockets on all walls and a TV point.
Dining table and stone fireplace in the Granary Hall.
The Long Gallery
The Long Gallery is a lovely, light, 23 metre long space – ideal for holding a special function, reception or exhibition.
The Long Gallery
Long or Short Breaks available, minimum 2 night stay:
£100 to £150 per night.
£400 to £800 per week.
Prices include electricity and central heating, linen and towels.
Please arrive after 4pm unless prior arrangement has been made.
Cash or cheques only.
No smoking and no pets please.
Please note: Having a car is essential when staying at the Granary.
To enquire or to book:
Fife KY2 5UW
Tel: 01592 269 035
Mobile: 07801 465 230
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1592 269 035
Mobile: 44 7801 465 230
Please tell Suzanne and John you found Kilrie Granary through About Scotland!
For more details see www.kilriegranary.co.uk
Above; Aberdour beach, 5m. Kinghorn village and beach, 2m. You can just make out Edinburgh on the horizon.