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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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  • 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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  • 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
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    - 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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  • Near Auchtermuchty, Fife
    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife×

    Kudu

    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife

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    Ref: UED
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    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

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

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  • St Monans near Anstruther, Fife
    St Monans near Anstruther, Fife×

    Lilac Cottage

    St Monans near Anstruther, Fife

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    Ref: UK5011
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Discover this delightful terraced holiday cottage on the outskirts of St Monans, the smallest of the East Neuk of...
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  • Falkland, near Glenrothes, Fife
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    St Andrews House

    Falkland, near Glenrothes, Fife

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    Ref: 30231
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This cosy, self-catering holiday apartment is part of St Andrew’s House. This B listed building, dating from...

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  • Anstruther,
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    Failte

    Anstruther,

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    Ref: UK5058
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Discover this cosy ground floor holiday apartment with a super sea front setting above the beach, providing stunning...
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  • Craigrothie, near Cupar, Fife
    Craigrothie, near Cupar, Fife×

    The Cottage

    Craigrothie, near Cupar, Fife

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    Ref: UK5254
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Discover this delightful, semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage, in the quiet and peaceful village of...
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  • Cellardyke near Anstruther, Fife
    Cellardyke near Anstruther, Fife×

    The View

    Cellardyke near Anstruther, Fife

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    Ref: CC526021
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    This delightful holiday cottage has spectacular sea views over the Firth of Forth and the May Island. Dolphin, seals,...
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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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  • St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay, Fife
    St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay, Fife×

    Baillie Scott

    St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay, Fife

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    Ref: CC526037
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    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Discover this B Listed Arts and Crafts house designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, one of only two in Scotland. Set in...
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  • Pittenweem, near St Andrews, Fife
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    Edina Cottage

    Pittenweem, near St Andrews, Fife

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    Ref: 31286
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove

    Edina Cottage is a delightful end-terrace holiday cottage with a lovely enclosed garden with summerhouse, picnic bench...

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