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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×

    Walker’s Neuk

    Anstruther, Fife

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    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Immaculately presented and situated in a charming fishing village, this holiday property has plenty of history and enjoys a cosy wood-burning stove. Immaculately presented and situated in a charming fishing village, this holiday property has plenty of history and enjoys a cosy wood-burning stove.
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    Walker’s Neuk is an immaculately presented, ground floor cottage apartment situated in the charming fishing village of Anstruther. Renovated to a very good standard and thoughtfully furnished for comfort and ease, it creates a wonderful atmosphere for a relaxing holiday. This is just the ticket for exploring the cobbled streets, little alleyways and working fishing harbour, where you can watch the fishermen land their catch. Award-winning fish and chip shops,...

  • Cellardyke, Fife
    Cellardyke, Fife×
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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Ground floor apartment ideal all year, with cosy open fire, bracing coastal path walks, golf courses and sandy beaches nearby. Ground floor apartment ideal all year, with cosy open fire, bracing coastal path walks, golf courses and sandy beaches nearby.
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    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...

  • Near Auchtermuchty, Fife
    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife×

    The Garden Apartment

    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife

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    - Hot Tub - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This is a spacious, lower ground floor apartment is perfect for that romantic break and just 18 miles from Perth. This is a spacious, lower ground floor apartment is perfect for that romantic break and just 18 miles from Perth.
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    "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

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    Pitcairlie Lodge
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    Eland
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    Sable
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    Kudu
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  • Kinghorn, Fife, Fife
    Kinghorn, Fife, Fife×

    The Laigh

    Kinghorn, Fife, Fife

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Ideal any time of the year, harbour and sandy beach nearby, take the dramatic Forth Railway Bridge to central Edinburgh. Ideal any time of the year, harbour and sandy beach nearby, take the dramatic Forth Railway Bridge to central Edinburgh.
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    In the heart of the coastal village of Kinghorn on the Firth of Forth and only 5 minutes’ walk from the harbour and small sandy beach, this ground floor holiday property with cosy multi-fuel burner is an ideal holiday retreat whatever the season. Easy access into the centre of Edinburgh over the dramatic Forth Railway Bridge, station 5 minutes’ walk. Look out for seals, porpoises and countless sea birds from the Fife coastal path. Golf 1 mile, St Andrews 40 minutes. Well placed...

  • 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
    Detached cottage, ideal for the golfing enthusiast, with 17 courses close by, and The British Golf Museum easily accessible. Detached cottage, ideal for the golfing enthusiast, with 17 courses close by, and The British Golf Museum easily accessible.
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    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...

  • 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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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    An attractive cottage in the hamlet of Newton of Falkland. Close to amenities in Falkland and the Lomond Hills Regional Park which is full of footpaths and interesting features.
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    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...
  • Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Fife
    Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Fife×

    Rockview

    Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Fife

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    After a busy day exploring the surrounding area, enjoy watching the sunset from the balcony. After a busy day exploring the surrounding area, enjoy watching the sunset from the balcony.
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    With spectacular sea views from the moment you open the door of this ground floor holiday apartment, situated within a terraced row, the light and views are captivating. Contemporary furnishings and the cosy woodburner provide great comfort whatever the weather outside, whilst the wide balcony is perfect for watching the sunset. Originally a grocer’s shop in the fishing village of Cellardyke, there are bars and small shops locally, and Anstruther, ½ mile, has a good range...

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

    Lilac Cottage

    St Monans near Anstruther, Fife

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    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
    This lovely traditional two bedroomed cottage is situated in the East Neuk of Fife, between the picturesque fishing villages of St Monans and Anstruther.
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    Discover this delightful terraced holiday cottage on the outskirts of St Monans, the smallest of the East Neuk of Fife fishing villages. This quiet charming village situated on a hill overlooking the Firth of Forth has spectacular views across to North Berwick, The Isle of May and Bass Rock. From your front door you can stroll down to the beach just 250 yards away and the village is just ¾ of a mile where you can explore the quaint streets and lanes, historic buildings, an old...
  • Anstruther by St Andrews, Fife
    Anstruther by St Andrews, Fife×

    Guillemot

    Anstruther by St Andrews, Fife

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    Coastal apartment in the charming fishing village of Anstruther with sea views and beach just 50 yards.
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    Guillemot is a delightful self-catering apartment with private entrance in the heart of the seaside village of Anstruther. Just a few minutes stroll from your door is the harbour/marina and beach, as well as quaint shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and award winning fish and chip shops. You can take a boat trip from the harbour to the May Island and visit the world renowned bird sanctuary and nature reserve, famous for puffins, seals and dolphins. Visit the many picturesque East Neuk villages...
  • Elie, near Leven and Cupar, Fife
    Elie, near Leven and Cupar, Fife×

    Kelly Cottage

    Elie, near Leven and Cupar, Fife

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Only 100 metres to a golden sandy beach in the quaint harbour village of Elie on the Fife coast
     
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    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...
  • Near Auchtermuchty, Fife
    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife×

    Sable

    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife

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    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This south facing property has 2 en-suite bedroom and is part of the owners 16th-century mansion. This south facing property has 2 en-suite bedroom and is part of the owners 16th-century mansion.
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    "Close to sandy beaches and picturesque villages – with golf at St Andrews nearby . . .""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

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    Pitcairlie Lodge
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    Eland
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    Kudu
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    The Garden Apartment
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  • St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay, Fife
    St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay, Fife×

    Valentines

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

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    Ref: CC526038
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    St Andrews, Dundee and Cupar are just a short drive away from this property, as are the white sandy beach and dunes of Tentsmuir Country Park.
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    Discover this B Listed Arts and Crafts house designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, one of only two in Scotland. Set in seven acres of glorious Fife countryside and first known as ’Sandford Cottage’, it was built in 1902 for Harben J Valentine, the photographic publisher from Dundee and photographers to Queen Victoria.

    Originally, the house was built with red brick walls and thatched using reeds from the River Tay. As the Valentine’s business grew, another wing...
    Baillie Scott
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    Lady Bluebell
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    The Giddy Limit
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