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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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  • 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

    • Parking
    • Shops 2 miles
    • TV
    • Video
    • Stereo
    • Telephone by meter reading
    • Shared use of laundry room with auto wm/tumble dryer
    • Microwave
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Communal telephone
    • Shared grounds of 120 acres
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared barbecue
    • Small lake (toddlers beware!)
    • Shared indoor heated swimming-pool (23ft x 12ft) and sauna available all year round 9am to 7pm
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Breakfast hamper by arrangement
    • Duvets with linen and towels

  • 1 Ivy Cottage

    Abernethy near Perth

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC524030
    Ivy Cottage is a welcoming semi-detached stone built holiday cottage, which was originally a weaver’s cottage. It was built by the owner’s great, great, great grandad in 1845, who weaved linen in the winter months and was a salmon fisher on the River Tay in the summer. The kitchen area was then the loom shed; the cottage has now been renovated to a good standard to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation. Situated in the picturesque conservation village of Abernethy, you can explore its historic tower and quaint lanes, and there are an abundance of quiet footpaths from your doorstep. There are leisure pursuits to suit all tastes, walking, cycling, fishing on the River Tay, shooting, whisky distilleries, palaces, castles and tourist attractions to visit, and just 10 miles from the centre of Perth, with an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, bars and beautiful parks, concert hall, cinema, galleries, museums and a race course. For mountain and off road cyclists, the forest at the back of Abernethy (Pitmedden Forest) is one of the best for off-road trails in Scotland, competitions are held during the summer. There are 20 golf courses within easy driving distance, Ladybank Championship course 11 miles, King James VI golf course in Perth 7 miles, Milnathort golf course 11 miles all of which visitors can use. Gleneagles with it championship courses, is only a 30-minute drive and the Old Course in St Andrews is only 40 Minutes away. This is the perfect location for all ages to enjoy this area and all it has to offer, and after a day exploring you can relax in the sunny garden with a glass of wine.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Large with electric wood burner, 28" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Three steps down to...
    Kitchen/dining room: Large with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, Velux windows and sloping ceiling.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With twin beds, views and sloping ceiling.

    All electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available. Enclosed gravelled garden patio, with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

  • Kudu

    Nr Auchtermuchty, Fife

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UED

    "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.

    Charming, cosy two-storey apartment meets the Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard, and features wrought iron spiral staircase to pretty first floor bedrooms. Private verandah area with furniture, looking out to the grounds and woodland of Pitmedden Forest beyond. Six steps up to verandah and entrance. Cosy sitting/dining room with gas fire and small, well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen area. Spiral open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

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

    • 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
    • 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

  • Kingfisher Cottage

    Cellardyke, nr. Anstruther

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30485


    With spectacular sea views, this traditional terraced fisherman’s cottage, built in 1750, has been lovingly renovated by the owners to a very good standard. With steep, narrow stairs and internal stairs throughout (young children and people with mobility problems - take care), this property is full of charm. With contemporary furnishings and a cosy woodburner, this is an ideal holiday property whatever the weather. The enclosed private garden leads to the beach, and has a patio area ideal for relaxing in with a glass of wine after a long day exploring the local area. Anstruther is within walking distance with its historic harbour, quaint shops, bars and restaurants, or enjoy fish and chips from an award winning restaurant. Take a boat trip to the Isle of May, where you can visit the bird sanctuary, famous for its puffins and seals. The Fife coastal path runs through the village, with historic castles, pretty fishing villages and many beautiful beaches and coves to visit along the way. The ancient university town of St Andrews is 9 miles away, famous for its golf courses as well as many other local attractions close by. Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth are all within one hour’s drive. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 220 yards.

    5 steep, narrow steps down to ground floor: Living room. Dining room/ kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft 3in), 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. MP3 dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 7 steps in garden. Internal steps throughout property.

  • Valentines

    St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC526038
    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 was added, also brick with a thatched roof, but disaster struck in 1910 when the house suffered a catastrophic fire. Baillie Scott was once again commissioned to redesign the house and it was re-built this time with brick walls that were harled and a rosemary tiled roof to reduce the fire risk. In the 1930s, Sandford House became the family home of Sir William and Lady Walker, and during the war years, the house was used as the leaving centre for the Norwegians of the 333 Catalina flying boat squadron, who moored their aircraft at Wormit Pier. During 1960, the house was converted to a hotel and a wing was added later which the majority of the holiday accommodation is situated and has been restored, in keeping with the arts and craft style. Using solid oak beams, posts and flooring and furnished to a high level of comfort, it has a mixture of contemporary and antique furniture. You are at the ideal all year round location to explore this area of rural Fife; historic St Andrews (ten miles), Dundee (five miles) and Cupar (eight miles) are just a short drive as are the white sandy beach and dunes of Tentsmuir Country Park (eight miles).

    Valentines is situated in the middle of the holiday homes wing with lovely views over the back garden and it is immaculately presented, providing spacious, contemporary accommodation. Relax in the open plan living area in front of the wood burner, enjoy a barbecue on your private south east facing terrace or explore the grounds with grassy wooded area suitable for picnics and leisurely walks. For Arts and Crafts architecture fans a guided tour can be arranged.

    Valentines can be booked with Baillie Scott (CC526037), Lady Bluebell (CC526039) and The Giddy Limit (CC526040) to accommodate up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has five steps to the entrance, oil central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link king size bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds – please advise when booking) and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath and WC.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Open plan living space: Beamed with wooden floor.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and Bluetooth speaker.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder available at £3 per basket. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Shared 7-acre woodland grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks, steps and unfenced pond in grounds.

  • Old Inzievar Cottage

    Oakley, Dunfermline

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SBBJ

    This detached property is in a delightfully secluded, rural woodland setting, surrounded by mature beech woods and rolling farmland. It has been lovingly furnished and benefits from a cosy open fire in the living room and a wood-burning stove in the kitchen. South facing with its own private garden, it is a perfect hideaway for peace and tranquillity, yet is only 20 minutes from Dunfermline, and within easy reach of Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow. Enjoy relaxing woodland rambles from the door, or visit the 17th century village of Culross (NTS), with quaint crow stepped gables and pantiled roofs, only 3 miles away on the Firth of Forth. Shops 2 miles.

    Living room with open fire. Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire and wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
    • Electricity, electric radiators, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Shared 18-acre natural woodland
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond in woodland

  • Garden Cottage

    Blebo by St. Andrews

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: S4180

    Enjoying a tranquil setting on a country estate, just 4 miles from historic St Andrews, this stylish and very comfortable Victorian cottage boasts its own enclosed, south facing walled garden. It has lovely views from every window and excellent walking from the doorstep. There are beautiful, unspoilt sandy beaches and quaint fishing villages to explore nearby, many historic houses and gardens within easy reach, and a wealth of superb restaurants and inns locally. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen/breakfast area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Enclosed walled garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Thistle Dhu Lodge

    Kinglassie near Glenrothes

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC526019
    This delightful self-catering holiday cottage is situated in the garden of the owners’ house, yet completely private and set amongst glorious countryside. Very comfortably furnished, this is an ideal base from which to explore all that this area has to offer. Equidistant between, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Perth, and surrounded by miles of hiking trails, cycle paths and dog friendly country parks. The scenic East Neuk with fishing villages and sandy beaches is within easy reach. This is a perfect location for a relaxing break in the Scottish countryside. There are a large selection of golf courses and nearby is the Scottish Equestrian Centre. After a day exploring the area you can relax in the enclosed garden, where wild deer is often seen in the surrounding fields.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has LPG central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD/radio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    One step to...
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, 28" TV and patio doors to...
    Sun room.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs for wood burner provided, £4 per basket thereafter. Cot available on request. Wi-fi. Bike store. One dog welcome. Large lawned garden with decked sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rockview

    Cellardyke, nr. Anstruther

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29527

    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 of amenities and boat trips to the Isle of May from the harbour. St Andrews, 10 miles, has a host of golf courses, boutique shops and a wide range of bars and restaurants. Shop 350 yards, pub 25 yards and restaurant 50 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with breakfast area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony and furniture. On road parking.

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