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John McDouall Stuart View

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 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.

The holiday apartment occupies the upper two floors of a three-storey B-listed building.  Access by an external staircase leads to a spacious living/dining area, and kitchen, with a twin bedroom and modern bathroom (with shower) on the upper level.



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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.

The apartment is owned by Fife Historic Buildings Trust, a local Building Preservation Trust. It is a company limited by guarantee and has charitable status. It was formed in 1997 primarily for the purpose of saving and restoring historic buildings in Fife which are at risk. Works to convert explorer John McDouall Stuart's house in Dysart to a holiday apartment were completed in May 2013. We are very proud of our beautiful historic building and would love to welcome you here. 

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 - dishwasher, microwave, TV with DVD player, washing machine/dryer and free wifi.

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.  The impressive and award-winning sea beams are just one of several public art installations to be appreciated.      

Please visit Owners Direct or contact The Trust directly if you are interested in renting the apartment: or phone 01592 890060.


Rectory Lane



The 2019 rental rates are as follows:

Low season - £350 a week

Mid season - £400 a week

High season - £500 a week

Long weekends and mid-week breaks are also available

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