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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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  • Near Auchtermuchty, Fife
    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife×

    The Garden Apartment

    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife

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    Ref: UEE
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Fife
    Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Fife×

    Number One

    Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Fife

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    Ref: UKC801
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile


    In the pretty, seaside, conservation village of Cellardyke, Number One was originally a fisherman’s...

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  • Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Fife
    Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Fife×

    Kingfisher Cottage

    Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Fife

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    Ref: 30485
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove


    With spectacular sea views, this traditional terraced fisherman’s cottage, built in 1750, has been...

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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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  • Near Auchtermuchty, Fife
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    Kudu

    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife

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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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  • Blebo by St. Andrews, Fife
    Blebo by St. Andrews, Fife×

    Garden Cottage

    Blebo by St. Andrews, Fife

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    Ref: S4180
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Enjoying a tranquil setting on a country estate, just 4 miles from historic St Andrews, this stylish and very...

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  • Abernethy near Perth, Fife
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    1 Ivy Cottage

    Abernethy near Perth, Fife

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    Ref: CC524030
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Ivy Cottage is a welcoming semi-detached stone built holiday cottage, which was originally a weaver’s cottage. It...
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  • Dysart near Kirkcaldy, Fife
    Dysart near Kirkcaldy, Fife×

    Rosslyn Cottage

    Dysart near Kirkcaldy, Fife

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    Ref: CC526025
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Rosslyn Cottage is an immaculately presented, self catering, semi-detached holiday home, providing welcoming,...
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  • Ceres, near St Andrews, Fife
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    Castle Cottages - Castle Smiddy

    Ceres, near St Andrews, Fife

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    Ref: 27900
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    - 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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