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Fife

As you might expect from the ancestral home of Scotland’s monarchs, Fife has a rich heritage and some wonderful historic attractions, as well as a stunning coastline, quiet beautiful countryside and one of the highest concentrations of top class golf courses in Britain.

This small county is packed with a great diversity of landscapes, extending from the Firth of Forth in the south which includes Dunfermline (Scotland’s former capital) and the famous Forth Road and Rail bridges, to St. Andrews and the rural north. All along extends its eastern coastline with pretty bays, dramatic cliffs, Blue Flag sandy beaches and old fishing villages.

St. Andrews is well known for its golf courses and is home to Royal and Ancient Golf Course. But in addition the town, which is Scotland’s oldest university town, has a charming old-world feel and is close to an expansive beach. St Andrews cathedral may be a shadow of its former self, but well worth visiting. You can spend hours exploring the history and admiring the views here.

Exploring to the south of St. Andrews the coastline is dotted with small fishing villages, such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenween, East Nuek and St. Monans. The Fife Coastal Path extends along this coastline and is perfect for bracing walks and magnificent sea views, where if you’re lucky you might see Grey seals, dolphins and basking sharks. Boat trips are available from Anstruther to the Isle of May where many sea birds nest at certain times of the year.

Of note is Falkland Palace, which was a rather regal holiday home for many Stuart monarchs, including Mary, Queen of Scots. Beautifully maintained, you can explore the palace and gardens at your leisure – including Britain’s oldest tennis court. Also of interest are Kellie Castle and Garden which dates back to the 14th century and contains fascinating interiors and lovely wooded gardens.

For those looking for an active holiday Fife has plenty of activities for all ages from great walking and biking trails to horse riding and clay pigeon shooting to first class water sports.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration of the region take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Fife.
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  • Stables Cottage

    Blebo, nr. St Andrews

    Grade
    3
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: UNS

    Lying just 6 miles from St Andrews and set amidst quiet countryside, this charming, mid 19th-century single-storey cottage enjoys its own garden. Tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard, it stands alone, boasting views of wooded fields and a small stable yard. Benefiting from a wealth of golfing opportunities (17 courses in the vicinity), Stables Cottage makes an ideal base from which to tour the fishing villages, beaches and cliffs of the East Neuk of Fife. The Scottish Deer Centre and The British Golf Museum accessible. Fishing locally. Inns 2 miles at Ceres. Shop 2 miles.

    Entrance porch. Living room with wood-burning stove and dining area. Fitted kitchen with door to garden. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom accessed via the living room. Bathroom with Italian corner bath, over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed cottage garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Dunmarlie

    Newton of Falkland near St Andrews

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC524065
    This welcoming red pan tiled roof cottage in the hamlet of Newton of Falkland is the perfect location to explore the Kingdom of Fife and the Scottish countryside. Just one mile from Falkland with its cobbled streets, cafes and the historic Falkland Palace, you are in the heart of rural Fife. Surrounded by the miles of hiking trails, cycle paths, and dog friendly country parks, and the scenic East Neuk with fishing villages and sandy beaches are within easy driving distance. This area is renowned for its golf with many local courses and St Andrews is just 19 miles.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric coal effect fire, 26" TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and sloping ceilings.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and sloping ceilings.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and sloping ceilings.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • The Garden Apartment

    Nr Auchtermuchty, Fife

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UEE

    "Close to sandy beaches and picturesque villages – with golf at St Andrews nearby . . ."

    Ideal for family gatherings, special occasions, select weddings or corporate events, Pitcairlie House can accommodate up to 21 guests in five delightful properties (all graded Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ and awarded the Green Tourism Silver Award) - each apartment being entirely individual and self-contained. All five splendid holiday properties enjoy shared use of a superb indoor heated swimming pool and sauna - they all have an internal access to the swimming pool (except Kudu UED, reached along the verandah).
    They are set in a lovely rural situation, 3 miles south of Newburgh on the Firth of Tay, and 18 miles from Perth, in a 120-acre wildlife haven of woods, streams and rolling hills. Eland (UEB, sleeps 6), Sable (UEC, sleeps 4), Kudu (UED, sleeps 4), The Garden Apartment (UEE, sleeps 3) have been formed within a large Victorian wing of the owners’ 16th-century country mansion, while the Lodge (SBK, sleeps 4) is set on the edge of woodland by the end of the drive. Just 2 miles away is the attractive village of Auchtermuchty, while medieval Falkland with its historic palace is only 2 miles farther on. Both villages offer a selection of shops, inns and restaurants. Shops 2 miles.

    Situated to the side of the main house with a private entrance directly from the garden, this very roomy apartment is attractively furnished and decorated in traditional style, to the Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard. It has internal access to the swimming pool. Entrance from gardens to hall. Sitting/dining room with gas fire. Well-fitted and equipped kitchen. Double bedroom. Single bedroom (no window). Bathroom with toilet. All at lower ground floor level.

    • Electricity and gas central heating included
    • Freeview TV
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Secluded patio

    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo
    • Microwave
    • Shared use of laundry room with washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone by meter reading
    • Shared grounds of 120 acres
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared barbecue
    • Privte parking
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (23ft x 12ft) and sauna available all year round
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Hamper by arrangement
    • NB: Small unfenced lake

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  • Kelly Cottage

    Elie near Leven and Cupar

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC526016
    Kelly Cottage is an old farmer’s cottage situated in the quaint harbour village of Elie on the Fife coast. This charming semi detached holiday property offers comfortable, well equipped accommodation and it is only a short stroll down to the historic harbour and sea front with its fabulous golden sandy beach. The cottage has an open plan living space with lounge/dining area. The kitchen area is fully fitted and from here you can access the enclosed shared rear garden. There are two good sized bedrooms with en suite facilities in the double room. In the village itself you have a lovely selection of local shops to explore, there is a number of bars/eateries and also an award winning restaurant. It has a fantastic water sports centre offering a variety of activities.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD, radio/CD and dining area
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, shower chair (grab rail installed), WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, Free view TV and en suite shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds, TV monitor with built in DVD

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. BT open zone Wi-fi internet access. Travel cot and high chair available. Baby bath and wheelchair available on request.Shared enclosed rear garden, outdoor furniture, BBQ (coals not included). Ample space to store bikes on driveway. Only 100 metres to a golden sandy beach. Private off road driveway, parking for 2 cars. NB: Front door opens directly onto pavement and road.

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  • St Andrews House

    Falkland, nr. Glenrothes

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30231

    This cosy, self-catering holiday apartment is part of St Andrew’s House. This B listed building, dating from the 17th century, overlooks the orchards and gardens of Falkland Palace, and was built to house courtiers travelling with the King and Queen when they stayed at the Palace. In the centre of the conservation village of Falkland amongst cobbled streets and old buildings, and is a perfect base from which to explore the rich history and rolling countryside of this picturesque part of Fife. A stay at St Andrews House includes a complimentary visit to the Palace and gardens, during normal opening hours. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Steep spiral stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with freestanding bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Isla May

    Lower Largo, near Anstruther

    Grade
    4
    2
    4
    1
    Ref: UK5171
    In the picturesque seaside village of Lower Largo and less that a minute’s walk from the long sandy beach, this is the perfect location for a seaside holiday. You can explore the ancient village centre, which is the birth place of Alexander Selkirk, who provided the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. There are many local amenities here, including a grocer’s shop, hotel, restaurant, pubs and gift shop, and they are all within a short walk. If fish is on your menu tonight, you can purchase freshly caught fish locally. Isla May is a delightful first floor, split level apartment, which has been immaculately-presented, providing spacious and contemporary self-catering accommodation. The living room has a south facing balcony overlooking the Firth of Forth, where you can relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the view. There is also a garden with a decking area, which is ideal for making the most of a sunny day. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    First Floor: 18 steps to entrance.
    Kitchen:
    With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: Living/dining room: With 40" Freesat TV, DVD player, Blu-ray player, CD player, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), wooden floor and patio doors to Juliet balcony.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Small garden with patio, terrace, decking area, garden furniture and BBQ. On road parking; additional public car park, free of charge. No smoking. Please note: There are steps in the garden.

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  • Cardy Cottage

    Lower Largo

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: SVVP

    Built in 1885 Cardy Cottage is a grade C listed building located by the beach in the village of Lower Largo on the Firth of Forth. The history of the village is dominated by the real Robinson Crusoe (Alexander Selkirk) and Cardy Cottage was built by one of Selkirk’s descendants. A statue celebrating Selkirk’s birthplace is located a few doors down from the cottage. The Fife Coastal Path passes nearby and guests can enjoy the beaches and rock pools of Largo Bay. St Andrews (10 miles) offers golf, the University and the beach made famous by the film Chariots of Fire. Visit the fishing villages of Anstruther, Pittenweem and Crail. Edinburgh is 1 hour away. Shop, pub, restaurant 500 yards.

    Living room with open fire and wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area and wooden floor. Utility. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and sea views. Twin bedroom with sea views. Shower room with toilet and Velux window.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Number One

    Cellardyke, near Anstruther

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC801


    In the pretty, seaside, conservation village of Cellardyke, Number One was originally a fisherman’s cottage. This ground floor cottage apartment is within walking distance of sandy beaches and both Cellardyke and Anstruther harbours. Explore the historic lanes and wynds, watch the boats coming into the harbour, take a boat trip to the Isle of May to see the puffins, and if you are lucky, spot a school of dolphins, visit the Scottish fisheries or enjoy award-winning fish and chips, all within a short distance from your front door.
    You can travel further afield on foot or bike, the Fife Coastal Route passes through the village, where you can explore the picturesque shoreline and small fishing villages. The historic town of St Andrews, 9 miles, is only a short drive, with its championship golf courses. Local food, and art and craft festivals are held throughout the year, making this the ideal location all year round for all ages. Other places to visit include Dundee, 24 miles, Perth, 41 miles, and the beautiful city of Edinburgh, 46 miles.
    Whatever you decide to do on your holiday, you can rest assure that the comfort of this lovely apartment awaits you on your return. You can relax with a glass of wine in the bright sun room and plan your next days activities, dine alfresco in the enclosed courtyard which is a real sun trap, or curl up with a book in the cosy living room.Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Step to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With 42" freesat TV (BT sports package), DVD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room/sun room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine, 42" freesat TV (BT sports package), DVD player, tiled floor and patio doors leading to courtyard.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and freesat TV.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and freesat TV.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car, additional on road parking available. No smoking. Please note: There are two steps in the courtyard.

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  • The Nook

    Anstruther, East Neuk

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27173

    The Nook is a stylish, semi-detached holiday home situated in the heart of Anstruther, on the shores of the Firth of the Forth. Visit local shops and restaurants, walk along the harbour area and enjoy local seafood. The East Neuk is famous for its coastal walks and picturesque fishing villages. St Andrews is 9 miles away with its golf courses, sea life centre, theatre, arts and shopping. Whether you are playing golf, visiting heritage sites, enjoying walking, you will never run out of things to do. The Nook offers all modern comforts and is ideal for relaxing. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with French doors. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed stoned garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Kirkside Cottage

    Upper Largo, Leven

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SOON

    Just 10 miles from St Andrews, this charming, single-storey holiday cottage is attached to another property on a tiny lane beside the church in picturesque Upper Largo, just minutes’ drive from the beach and golf course. Thoughtfully furnished for comfort and ease, there are views of Largo Law from the small enclosed garden. An ideal base from which to explore the East Neuk of Fife with quaint fishing villages strung along the coast, or easy access to Edinburgh, Dundee or Perth and The Trossachs. Golf ½ mile, watersports at Elie, coastal walks, Sea Life Centre, Deer Park, and historic houses and gardens. Shop 2 miles and pub 200 yards.

    Living/dining room with open fire. Well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed, paved garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Failte

    Anstruther

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UK5058
    Discover this cosy ground floor holiday apartment with a super sea front setting above the beach, providing stunning and idyllic sea views from both the property and the garden. From your front door you can enjoy a gentle stroll to the beaches and harbour, fish for crabs and lobsters (licence required) or taste the award winning fish and chips. Anstruther has excellent quality restaurants, bars and cafes and a selection of quaint local shops. You can explore the old wynds and lanes or take a boat trip to the Isle of May, the world renowned bird sanctuary and nature reserve famous for puffins and grey seals. The East Neuk of Fife is known for its picturesque fishing villages and beautiful beaches and coves, and you can follow the Fife Coastal Path which goes through the town towards Crail and St Andrews in one direction, and Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie in the other. There is a regular coastal bus service. This area is synonymous with golf with many local links courses and just 9 miles from the ancient university town of St Andrews, with its championship courses. After a day exploring you can relax in the summerhouse at the sea wall with a glass of wine and enjoy the views and plan your next day’s adventure. Failte is the perfect location for friends and family to enjoy a seaside holiday. Beach 100 yards. Shops 500 yards, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and summerhouse. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • The Blue Cottage at Cellardyke

    Cellardyke

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26148

    Situated just one street back from picturesque Cellardyke harbour and with good sea views between opposite houses, this comfortable, simply furnished ground floor holiday apartment is the perfect base for a peaceful break. With a cosy open fire and open plan living area it is a relaxing base from which to enjoy this wonderful corner of Fife. St Andrews, 9 miles, offers interesting independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Bracing walks on the coastal path, an unrivalled array of golf courses, sandy beaches and the arts and crafts created locally are all yours to discover. Shop ? mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Z-bed available (for alternative sleeping). Walk-in shower and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. On road parking. No smoking.

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