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“A countryside gem”
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Bankhead House
Ranked #2 of 11 Leven B&B and Inns
Kimbolton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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“A countryside gem”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Lovely old farm in rural Scotland. The views are spectacular and feel like they go on forever. I think the location (outside the town) really compliments it.

Really welcoming hosts who went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and happy. A recommendation and booking for dinner was appreciated. I will definitely come again - just sad we didn't have enough time to experience all the area has to offer.

Rooms were beautifully decorated and appointed with great attention to detail.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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BankheadHouse, Owner at Bankhead House, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves, and look forward to seeing you back for a bit longer next time.You can book directly on our website, or just give us a call.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We have stayed here for 2 nights and it was clean and warm.
The staff were welcoming and friendly,especially Sue,guided us local restaurant when required.
I left my car for one night at the premise and it was safe and secure.
I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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BankheadHouse, Owner at Bankhead House, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our place on TripAdvisor. We're glad you felt so comfortable and look forward to receiving your next booking.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Sue and Len are the perfect hosts: thoughtful, generous, welcoming and friendly. Everything about the B&B is generous too - the rooms are large, bathroom really high quality, lovely toiletries and towels, bed linen - gorgeous cotton, breakfast delicious - the list goes on! Sue welcomed us with tea and home-baked cakes in the large garden (fantastic views) when we arrived, and we felt instantly at home. We have already texted a couple of friends to tell them about this wee gem of a place. We've travelled a LOT in Scotland and internationally over the past 22 years, and Bankhead House ranks up there in the top 2-3 for us. Don't hesitate to stay there. We're already looking forward to going back. Sarah & Iain.

Room Tip: There are two rooms, one is twin and one is double; both have fabulous views to the sea and are both...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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BankheadHouse, Owner at Bankhead House, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review of our b&b. Apologies for responding so late, we had The Wedding which took up a couple of weeks !!!!

We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us, and loved sharing this special place with such appreciative guests. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Bankhead House is a great base for touring the Fife area with its pretty little harbours and coastal walks. The house was set in a tranquil surroundings with wonderful views towards the sea. Our room was large and beautifully decorated and the bathroom superb. Sue and Len were warm and friendly and made us feel welcome, nothing was too much trouble and the breakfasts were delicious.
We would not hesitate to recommend this B&B to our friends (already have done) and will definitely stay here again when we are in the area. An added bonus were the House Martins that were nesting all around the house - very entertaining

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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, Owner at Bankhead House, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review of your stay with us, we enjoyed having you here. So glad you enjoyed the wildlife too, the young are thriving. Do come back again, there's plenty more to see and do.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

This was our first stay in Bankhead farm and what a wonderful discovery we’ve made. Sue and Len couldn’t do enough to help us and make our brief stay a very pleasant experience. Great views from the room and every aspect of the house is done to a high standard. The breakfast was restaurant quality.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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BankheadHouse, Owner at Bankhead House, responded to this review, May 27, 2012
Hello,
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review of your stay here. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back one day. You know where we are now.
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

My sister and I stayed at Bankhead House in April. We had a lovely welcome from both Sue and Len and also from their lovely dogs. Bankhead House is a beautiful property and we would recommend it without hesitation. The rooms are spacious along with exquisite bathrooms. I loved the colour schemes everywhere - even down to choosing beautiful red towels in the bathrooms. You can see the lights of Edinburgh at night and it is only a short trip by train if you want to visit for the day. Another day trip is to St Andrews which is a short car trip away. If ever you are near this beautiful part of Scotland - make sure you stay at Bankhead House. We look forward to returning.

Room Tip: All rooms are terrific.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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BankheadHouse, Owner at Bankhead House, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
Hello, we're delighted you enjoyed your time with us so much. Thank you for a lovely review, and for adding the tips about days out from here. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your travels, and hope to welcome you back to Bankhead the next time you head to Scotland.
Twigs, Snoepie and Jodie say hi.
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Huddersfield
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

This was our first stay at Bankhead House but it will certainly not be our last. We thoroughly enjoyed our welcome stay at this farm. Sue and Len were perfect hosts and made us feel completely at home. The standards of the house are very high with a lovely large bedroom and fantastic shower room. The view from the bedroom is spectacular you could just sit and look at it all day. The breakfast was great (fresh smoothies, fresh fruits, cereal and of course a lovely cooked breakfast). I must say that this is the best b&b that we've every stayed in. I would highly recommend this accommodation. We will visit again when we are coming to see my relations in Fife. All the best and good luck with the season. You certainly deserve the four stars you were awarded whilst we were there.

Room Tip: Both rooms had a spectacular sea view and are of a very, very, high standard.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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BankheadHouse, Owner at Bankhead House, responded to this review, May 10, 2012
Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your Bankhead experience. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your return to Fife.
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Property: Bankhead House
Address: Bankhead Farm, Leven, Levenmouth KY8 5NL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Levenmouth > Leven
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Leven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A tranquil countryside retreat, Bankhead offers spacious and comfortable accommodation with glorious, panoramic views over the Firth of Forth to the Bass Rock in the east, the coast and hills of East Lothian, and to Edinburgh to the west. A family home, our 19th century house is a delightful combination of old and new: original architectural features blended with contemporary luxury and comfort. We offer two lovely rooms for guests who'd like to share this special place with us for a while.We are within easy reach of Lundin Links ( 2 miles) and the East Neuk of Fife. ... more   less 
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