Melville House Entrance
Melville House
West Wing
Tree House
Main Entrance Grounds
Arial View
Melville Estate Grounds
Tree House
Melville House
Tea Houses
Tea House
Side Annexe Grounds
Tea House Accommodation
Rippled Sky over Tree House
Inside Yurt
Inside Yurt
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Welcome to Melville Escapes.

Melville Escapes is situated in the grounds of Melville House, Monimail, Cupar, Fife and surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Melville House is a 300 year old Neo Palladian country house with a rich historical background. Melville Escapes is situated in the grounds of Melville Estate. 


The Main house was built in 1697 by the famous architect James Smith for the first earl of Melville. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Monimail and set in 16 acres of garden and woodland with numerous walks and places to visit in the surrounding area.


We are perfectly positioned between St Andrews (12 miles away), Edinburgh (40 miles away), Perth (20 miles away) and Dundee (14 miles away which allows visitors to make the most of multiple Scottish cities and towns in one visit.


Despite its close proximity to these fabulous hubs, Melville Escapes enjoys a degree of seclusion, there are many more fabulous walking tracks in the area as well as artists’ studios, lochs and much much more.

Within the grounds of Melville House we have two Georgian garden pavilions named the Tea Houses available for rentals of two days or more and accommodating up to 5 people.


We also offer a Mongolian Yurt, located in the woods at the far side of the house which sleeps 4 and offers an element of seclusion and adventure.


The final property we have available is the West Wing of the main house. This sleeps up to 8 people and offers wonderful spacious communal areas with a vaulted kitchen and upstairs living room. The perfect amount of space for a large family to enjoy some time away together.




Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great rock. Its story has helped shape the nation's story.Battles and sieges were fought over it, royalty lived and died within its walls, and countless generations have been and inspired by it.



Climb aboard Captain Scott's ship RRS Discovery where you will follow in the footsteps of him and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate and witness their hardships and their triumphs. It's a fascinating tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken



One of Europe's finest towns, St Andrews is a place of history, learning and culture, a wonderful coastal resort, and the world's home of golf. St Andrews University, founded in 1410, dominates the centre of town. The elegant, ivy-clad buildings have seen a procession of famous graduates such as Prince William our future King.