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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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  • Anstruther, Fife
    Anstruther, Fife×

    Great Lodging Garden Flat

    Anstruther, Fife

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    Ref: 29784
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire


    The Great Lodging is located in the heart of the seaside village of Anstruther, or Anster, as it’s...

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  • Near Auchtermuchty, Fife
    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife×

    The Garden Apartment

    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife

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    Ref: UEE
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

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

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  • Newton of Falkland near St Andrews, Fife
    Newton of Falkland near St Andrews, Fife×

    Dunmarlie

    Newton of Falkland near St Andrews, Fife

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    Ref: CC524065
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This welcoming red pan tiled roof cottage in the hamlet of Newton of Falkland is the perfect location to explore the...
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  • Kinghorn, Fife, Fife
    Kinghorn, Fife, Fife×

    The Laigh

    Kinghorn, Fife, Fife

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    Ref: 19223
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    In the heart of the coastal village of Kinghorn on the Firth of Forth and only 5 minutes’ walk from the harbour...

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  • Blebo, near St Andrews, Fife
    Blebo, near St Andrews, Fife×

    Stables Cottage

    Blebo, near St Andrews, Fife

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    Lying just 6 miles from St Andrews and set amidst quiet countryside, this charming, mid 19th-century single-storey...

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  • Cellardyke, Fife
    Cellardyke, Fife×
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    Ref: 26148
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    Situated just one street back from picturesque Cellardyke harbour and with good sea views between opposite houses,...

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  • Elie, near Leven and Cupar, Fife
    Elie, near Leven and Cupar, Fife×

    Kelly Cottage

    Elie, near Leven and Cupar, Fife

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    Ref: CC526016
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Kelly Cottage is an old farmer’s cottage situated in the quaint harbour village of Elie on the Fife coast....
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  • Ceres, near St Andrews, Fife
    Ceres, near St Andrews, Fife×

    Castle Cottages - Castle Smiddy

    Ceres, near St Andrews, Fife

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    Ref: 27900
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    Quietly situated in the charming village of Ceres, 8 miles from the magnificent beaches and championship golf courses...

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  • Cupar, near St. Andrews, Fife
    Cupar, near St. Andrews, Fife×

    Edenwoodend Cottage

    Cupar, near St. Andrews, Fife

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    Ref: W41819
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Ideal base for touring

    This charming, traditional holiday cottage is only 20 minutes from St Andrews, attached...

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  • Cellardyke, near St Andrews, Fife
    Cellardyke, near St Andrews, Fife×

    Dolphin Cottage

    Cellardyke, near St Andrews, Fife

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    Ref: 14198
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View

    Within a terrace of 18th century fisherman’s houses, this holiday home is comfortably furnished, with...

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  • Upper Largo, Leven, Fife
    Upper Largo, Leven, Fife×

    Kirkside Cottage

    Upper Largo, Leven, Fife

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    Ref: SOON
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Just 10 miles from St Andrews, this charming, single-storey holiday cottage is attached to another property on a tiny...

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  • Oakley, near Dunfermline, Fife
    Oakley, near Dunfermline, Fife×

    Old Inzievar Cottages - Old Inzievar Cottage

    Oakley, near Dunfermline, Fife

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    Ref: SBBJ
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Escape to these delightful detached holiday cottages, part of the Old Inzievar House estate which is situated in...

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