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Holiday let: 1960s Trevor Dannat-designed midcentury modern Pitcorthie House in Colinsburgh, Eastern Fife, Scotland

1960s Trevor Dannat-designed midcentury modern Pitcorthie House in Colinsburgh, Eastern Fife, Scotland
1960s Trevor Dannat-designed midcentury modern Pitcorthie House in Colinsburgh, Eastern Fife, Scotland

Thanks to Alice McLeod for flagging up an interesting holiday let, this 1960s midcentury modern Pitcorthie House in Colinsburgh, Eastern Fife, Scotland.

1960s Trevor Dannat-designed midcentury modern Pitcorthie House in Colinsburgh, Eastern Fife, Scotland
1960s Trevor Dannat-designed midcentury modern Pitcorthie House in Colinsburgh, Eastern Fife, Scotland

It dates back to 1968, the work of architect Trevor Dannat and sat on one of the large private estates in the area (46 acres apparently), which means great scenery to enjoy, as well as cool architecture. It’s also just eight miles from St Andrews, if you want to visit there.

1960s Trevor Dannat-designed midcentury modern Pitcorthie House in Colinsburgh, Eastern Fife, Scotland
1960s Trevor Dannat-designed midcentury modern Pitcorthie House in Colinsburgh, Eastern Fife, Scotland

Inside, the house, which is said to be available for up to eight people at a time, looks to have been lost in time, with much of the detail hardly changed since it was first built. But look closely and you’ll spot the odd detail which tells us that this place has been renovated – a retro-style Ikea light shade is there, if I’m not mistaken. But overall, the house is very much of its era, the wood ceilings, large windows, the stone walls – love the large art canvases too. Thrown in an open fire and this looks to be a great place to hang out, whatever the time of year.

1960s Trevor Dannat-designed midcentury modern Pitcorthie House in Colinsburgh, Eastern Fife, Scotland
1960s Trevor Dannat-designed midcentury modern Pitcorthie House in Colinsburgh, Eastern Fife, Scotland

Space wise, we’re talking an open plan reception area, a large kitchen, dining area, four bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and a further shower room. Outside activities too, with a tennis court, tree house ands fort mentioned, as well as seating and patio area, if you fancy a barbecue or just somewhere to take in the air.

Prices start at £595 for the week, with shorter breaks also available. See the site for more detail.

Find out more at the Unique Cottages website

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