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15 reviews
Front of House
High Street Location
Hand-turned oak!
Breakfast in style
Relax in comfort
Dining
Plenty of Space!
Green and Serene
Twin bedroom
Champagne shower
Whirlpool bliss
Shower room
A peaceful sun-trap
Ideal for barbecues
Al fresco at The Covenanter
A Little Palace
Travel back in time
Pitching camp
Coffee and Violins!
View from front door
Church, Fountain, Palace, Pub!
Old meets new
Wonderful walks on the doorstep
Falkland Estate Woodlands
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Falkland, Fife, Scotland

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Lelly_12
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Such a beautiful place and house, which could be made even better.”
Reviewed 10 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This house looks fab on photos and does not disappoint. Every modern need is taken care of, although lounge TV is non HDMI and there is no DVD player for those who stay indoors. Treats are available on arrival, courtesy of the owner. The advice not to use underfloor heating was difficult as the kitchen floor in particular was very cold in the mornings! Beds in both double rooms are wonderfully comfortable.
Falkland is a beautiful town full of customs old and new. Ideally situated for touring Perth and Kinross area amongst others. Local pubs serve great food, Lomond tavern specials are not to be missed, booking is recommended.
Owner should be aware of the "musty" smell especially downstairs, likely due to no one having recently stayed. The twin beds are in the downstairs room which may benefit from swopping with the upstairs lounge, currently very dark. Lighting could benefit from thoughtful adjustments.
The garden was badly overgrown, so we were unable to use the BBQ on the date we had hoped. Also became entangled in a rose bush trying to access the key safe! However, the owner quickly sent an efficient gardener who did her best but only had time to clear one part of the back garden.
If a "return incentive" was offered we would be very tempted!

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Liked best: Location is super. A beautiful house which would benefit from more loving care.
Liked least: The musty smell, the unloved garden and the cold floors!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Jul 2015
Thanks very much for your helpful review. We are always looking for ways to improve and so welcome all feedback good and bad. Glad your overall impression of the cottage and village is a favourable one and we can only apologise for the areas in which you felt we fell short. The underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathrooms can be a god-send on chilly mornings and we are sorry you felt discouraged to use it. Please be assured this was not our intention and we supply usage instructions in the cottage welcome booklet. We turned them off for the summer as when the weather is good, the heat they produce can become stifling and we were concerned about receiving complaints to this effect. Musty smells can be a problem in very old buildings and we have now investigated the source (an ancient drain in the utility room which needed sanitising) and applied liberal amounts of caustic soda to dispel them. It's interesting you suggest swapping the living room with the downstairs bedroom as this is how we had the rooms arranged whilst living there ourselves but when we converted to holiday letting, we felt the downstairs room was a little space-constrained for larger parties of five or six. As for the garden, apologies our usual gardener has been unwell and we had to find someone to step in at short notice. We will also be dealing with the vicious rose that in true fairy-tale tradition seems to have got out of control and wrapped itself disobligingly around the key safe. We hope these experiences were not too off-putting and would be very willing to offer you a return incentive should you wish to stay again. Very best wishes, Tim.
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Eaica
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Home from home!”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The minute we set foot in Ross House we felt instantly at home. The house has been decorated beautifully throughout. The welcoming kitchen us fantastic and we especially liked the underfloor heating!! Comfortable beds and relaxing bedrooms. Amazing shower and bathrooms!! The house had a lot of charm and character too! Loved sitting in the little room looking out to the garden. The owners left us lots of little things to get us started - which was a really welcoming nice touch. We could have moved in here - if you ever selling - let us know!!!!! Many many thanks. Ps. The village of Falkland itself is beautiful - quiet but full of charm and welcoming residents in the surrounding restaurants, bars, shops etc... We were very happy here and lots for kids to do in the surrounding area!!

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Liked best: Underfloor heating!
Liked least: Did not find a dvd player
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
20 Apr 2015
Thanks so much for your glowing review. It's wonderful to hear you felt so at home in Ross House and found plenty to keep you and your young family occupied. Falkland is a very welcoming village and it's lovely to know you were well catered for during your stay. All the best and we would love to have you back any time.
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Gailio259
Lochmaben
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful cottage in stunning location”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Absolutely wonderful holiday in the idyllic village of Falkland. We were made extremely welcome at Ross House on arrival. The house was beautiful particularly the exceptionally well kitted out kitchen and bathrooms. The secluded and secure garden gave us peace of mind for our 3 children and the lavender and mint smells from the garden were just lovely. We would highly recommend this cottage not simply on the basis of its quality but also due to the owners informal approach and ease of contact both before and throughout our stay.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Jul 2014
It's wonderful to know you had a great time at Ross House and found everything to your satisfaction. Pleased also to hear you liked the village and found it a relaxing stay with your family. Hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Tim.
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rhorie
Fleming Island, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect!”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This house was exactly what we hoped for and more, in an old historical village with the ability to walk to Falkland Palace and all restaurants and pubs. We arrived to a card and a wonderful welcome basket from the owner Tim. The house was amazing, old Scotland from the outside but very well modernized inside including underfloor heating in kitchen and bathrooms, great for us Floridians on a cold morning.

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Liked best: The house
Liked least: Parking for vehicle
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Jul 2014
Thanks so much - your comments are truly appreciated. It's great to hear you liked the cottage comforts and enjoyed the nearby facilities in the village. Hope to see you back again when you next cross the pond! Warmest wishes, Tim.
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SM5280
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exceeded our expectations!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We loved the beautiful, quiet location of this village. The Ross House was everything we hoped it would be--unique, beautiful, comfy beds, beautiful bathrooms, well-stocked kitchen, centrally located in Falkland, heated tile floors:))

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Jun 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and we are so thrilled you chose Ross House as one of the accommodation venues for your Scottish holiday. Very best wishes and welcome back any time.
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