• Sleeps 5, in 1 bedroom consisting of either a Super king bed or two singles, an extra single in the bedroom, and a double sofa in the living room
  • Cot and highchair are available on request
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • Open plan living room with dining table seating 6
  • Fully equipped kitchen including: Oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, crockery, cutlery etc. (inventory list is available if required)
  • Washing machine/tumble dryer combo, clothes horse, iron & ironing board
  • Apartment includes Smart TV, books, board games, hair dryer
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linen, Towels, electricity and heating are included
  • Necessities included: hand wash, dish-washing soap & tablets, washing machine liquid/ powder, dishcloths, sponges salt and pepper


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The holiday home in Fife occupies the upper two floors of a three-storey B-listed building. The apartment is comfortably furnished and benefits from stunning views across the Firth of Forth. The rooms have been decorated in keeping with the style of the building, retaining period features, such as the window shutters. There are all the modern facilities you’d expect. John McDouall Stuart View is an ideal stopping-off point if you are en-route to the Highlands, looking for close links to Fife’s world-famous golf courses, or walking the Fife Coastal Path. Kirkcaldy Train station is a 10 minute drive away and can take you into Edinburgh or further up North. There are several bus stops that travel across Fife, within a 5 minutes’ walk from the holiday home in Fife.

Works to convert explorer John McDouall Stuart’s house in Dysart to a holiday apartment were completed in May 2013. If you’re looking for a coastal bolt-hole with lots of history and character, John McDouall Stuart View is for you! Here you can relax and gaze out on the same seas that inspired the explorer John McDouall Stuart’s desire to travel. John McDouall Stuart was born in this house in 1815 and later emigrated ‘down under’ where he led the first expedition to cross Australia from south to north in 1862. He is a celebrated figure in Australia, where he has a 950-mile highway named after him.

As well as its picturesque harbour, Dysart boasts the historic St Serf’s Tower, rows of attractive whitewashed and red pantiled cottages at Pan Ha’ and the refurbished Harbour Master’s House with its visitor centre and café. The long distance Fife Coastal Path goes through Dysart and visitors can also follow a town trail, accompanied by audio guide. Series 2 of the popular TV drama, ‘Outlander’ was filmed in Dysart. Ravenscraig Castle is within walking distance and provides some beautiful views across the Firth and Forth.

Within the town of Dysart there is a corner shop, chemist, post office and café. Dysart is just off the large town of Kirkcaldy where there are many restaurants, bars, cafes, clothing shops as well as large supermarkets.

Fife is a wonderful county with lots of history, culture, award winning eateries, nature and many locally crafted shops. For more information visit http://www.welcometofife.com/

The train station in Kirkcaldy operates the Fife Circle which travels to Edinburgh, as well as Perth, Dundee, Inverness, Aberdeen and Glasgow There is a bus stop 5 minutes away which supplies the no7 Leven-Dunfermline Route, Kirkcaldy is a main bus stations serving routes across the country and beyond.

Trips into Edinburgh City centre are quick and easy, the train will take you to Edinburgh Haymarket or Edinburgh Waverly where there is an endless array of culture, history, restaurants, bars and shops.

There is also lots to do in Dundee, from exploring the the V&A Museum and having a walk along the waterfront, visiting the many shops, historical attraction including the Verdant Works.

For more information please contact Beth at or book today.

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Please note, we can now take card payments over the phone. 

  • Check In: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Discounts: Stays 7 + nights will receive a discount
  • Property Type: Apartment consisting of 1st floor and 2nd floor
  • Pets: Not allowed
  • Smoking: Not allowed
  • Accessibility: There is no lift, flight of stairs to the entrance of the property and a second to access the bedrooms and bathroom
  • Parking: Parking is available behind the property in a small carpark. Please note if parking on the road next to the property we ask you not to park in front of the small window downstairs facing the sea, as our kind neighbour likes to look out of the window.

Fife Historic Buildings Trust - Good To Go ScotlandJohn McDouall Stuart View- AA COVID ConfidentCOVID-19 update: The apartments will be cleaned and sanitised to the highest degree and all precautions will be taken to ensure it is a safe environment. John McDouall Stuart View’s broadband was upgraded to super-fast fibre optic before lock-down, so there will be good Wi-Fi during your stay for those now important video calls. Many extra local restaurants are now offering new take-away and delivery services, we can help you get in touch with these during your stay. It is important that we protect future guests, staff and the local community, so would ask for honesty and thoughtfulness when out and about in Dysart/Kirkcaldy and staying at the apartment. For a full list of the changes and extra information click here to read our news story. Our booking policy is changing to become more flexible for stays affected by COVID-19, if you have any concerns, please get in touch and we will be happy to help. If you would like a copy of the full cleaning procedures or any other documentation and measures, please get in touch. Attachments for more information


John Mc Douall Stuart View EPC

John McDouall Stuart View – Holiday Guest – COVID Risk Assessment

Beth – certificate-of-completion-for-holiday-let-cleaning-post-covid

John McDouall Stuart View- AA COVID Confident Certificate

Suzanne – Cleaning certificate

Wonderful cottage great location. We felt very comfortable and especially enjoyed the great view of the sea. The equipment of the kitchen was great and in the large rooms we felt very comfortable – Guest June 2019;
Great view of the sea and with ships in view most days. St. Andrews easily accessible by bus and great for walking along the coast – Guest April 2019;
Lovely cottage full of character and equipped with everything you will need for your stay. – Guest November 2018;

John McDouall Stuart View was beautifully furnished and very well-equipped, in a picturesque setting. It was exactly as described in the listing, with a parking space a few yards away and marvellous views over the Firth of Forth.” – Guest review;

Quirky, historic building in ideal setting near the harbour. Lovely sea views. Accommodation clean and fresh, with ample facilities. Coming back in September!- Guest July 2017;

We enjoyed our stay in this apartment. It’s bright, airy, well-equipped and beautifully cared for, with a wonderful view over the Firth. We found it made a good base for visiting the Neuk villages and other interesting places in Fife, and with easy access to Kirkcaldy station, was ideal for a day out in Edinburgh and visiting friends in Dundee.- Guest July 2017;

Very beautiful apartment, great coast and landscape, perfect vacations ! – Guest June 2017;

The property was right next to the ocean and allowed for strolls along the rocky coast at any time. The village itself was rather quaint and nice and only an hour and half from Edinburgh by bus. Fairly easy to get everywhere without a vehicle. Upon our arrival we found a complimentary loaf of bread, some milk, and a bottle of wine to start us off. We also found several binders with information about the property and the surrounding village. – May 2017;

We really enjoyed our stay in Dysart as we have done for a very long time. The property is very spacious for 2 and comfortable. My wife comes from Kirkcaldy so we have lots of family and friends to see, which we did. Hopefully we we will do it all again next year. Guest – May 2017;

Comfortable quiet stay in this cottage. Lovely sea views, and walks along the coast within a stone’s throw. – Guest April 2017;

We really enjoyed our stay at Dysart. The cottage had everything we needed, great views, a quiet location and so much history. Lovely walk in Ravenscraig Park past the Harbourmasters House and so convenient for Kirkcaldy and the rest of Fife. Would certainly want to stay here again if we were coming back to the area. – Guest September 2016;

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