Amanda and Tony visited the Studio all the way from Dorset last week, and had a fab time exploring the coastal villages, St Andrews, Edinburgh, North Queensferry and more. So lovely to see what they got up to.
Cute little ground floor studio flat, right by the train station (although surprisingly, you can’t hear the train – or anything actually – when you are inside.)
There is plenty to explore within an hour’s drive and you could easily entertain yourself for a week. If you are there without a car, the train is every 30mins and takes you into Edinburgh or up the coast through the little fishing villages. The rail link is really handy if you want to take a walk along the coastal path, as you can then catch the train back.
No holiday is complete for us without a game of crazy golf, and there is a indoor and outdoor course just 20 minutes away and we will definitely be back for a rematch.
We’ve just had our second trial guests, Alby and Jen, in the studio. Just like Maria, they were a dream to host, really enthusiastic about the Studio and the area, and totally inspiring in their ability to squeeze the most out of their time in Fife. As you can see, they even brought a drone! For more of their stunning drone pics and videos, see here and here on our Instagram.
Alby and Jen checked out on Friday, and we’ve just received this from them:
We spent a week in Burntisland Studio, but we could have stayed a month or a year. The flat is perfectly positioned, close enough to the harbour and the beach (there’s a shortcut!) without being right in the centre of town, but close enough to town to walk back from one of the great shops on the high street. It’s also perfectly placed for a train journey into Edinburgh, a walk along the Fife coastal path to beautiful Kinghorn or Aberdour, or a drive around the beautiful fishing villages (and farm shops!) of the East Neuk.
We want to get things working well before we open up to the public, so Burntisland Studio is currently in the test phase (we only completed on the place in June, but want to get things up and running for you asap!) A range of people are trying out the studio to help us to hone the experience as much as possible before we open up to the wider world.
Our very first review is now in from our inaugural guest, the wonderful Maria Jacobsen Holmes, and of course we’re delighted that she and her daughter had such a good time!
I went to Burntisland Studio with my daughter for a long weekend getaway, and I was honestly blown away. I’ve never been to the area before and it’s so beautiful. There’s a gorgeous high street with lovely coffee, great delis and butchers and some great food options. The seafront was our favourite though, a huge grass area with lovely playgrounds and a gorgeous white sandy beach. My 2yr old daughter loved it and could have spent the entire weekend there!
The town was the perfect spot to explore the whole of Fife and Edinburgh. We drove up the coast one day stopping at all the lovely little fishing and coastal towns, ending at St. Andrews which is a great day out! And the flat itself is right next to the station with door to door services into Edinburgh (another amazing day out for us!)
The flat is really lovely and cosy with all the bits you need – i.e. washing machine, kettle, hairdryer, nice hot shower etc. It’s nice and quiet, has a lovely reading corner (great for when my daughter fell asleep!) and is walkable to the high street.
All in all I’d highly recommend, specially to those with kids, it really is the perfect spot for both kids and adults with plenty to explore. I’ll be back!’
Maria Jacobsen Holmes
Thank you Maria! Stand by for more reviews and news… Meanwhile, enjoy these beautiful pics from their weekend in the Kingdom!