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Find cottages in 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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  • Guillemot Rise

    Anstruther by St Andrews

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC526018
    Guillemot Rise is a delightful self-catering apartment 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 or walk the Coastal Trail.

    Ground Floor: The property is self contained within a small courtyard, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance: with winding stairs to...

    First Floor: Living room: with electric woodburner, TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/diner: with gas cooker and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC.
    Winding stairs to...

    Second Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed, sloping ceilings, sea views and en-suite with shower cubicle and WC.
    Bedroom 2: with double bed and sloping ceilings.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack provided. No smoking. Free public car park 300 yards away. Internet access.

  • Edina Cottage

    Pittenweem, nr. St Andrews

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 31286

    Edina Cottage is a delightful end-terrace holiday cottage with a lovely enclosed garden with summerhouse, picnic bench and barbecue, and is located in the traditional fishing village of Pittenweem, in the East Neuk of Fife. Right in the heart of this historic village, this property is just a short walk away from the village amenities including a shop, harbour, library, church, cafés and a fish and chips bar. This is an ideal base for exploring the area with its many historic sites and cultural events throughout the year, including the Pittenweem Arts Festival, and there are leisure pursuits to suit all tastes, as well as some wonderful sandy beaches to also enjoy. St Andrews is only 15 minutes’ drive away and the many championship golf courses for which the region is famous. Dundee can be reached in 30 minutes and Perth and Edinburgh can be reached in an hour. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with breakfast area and wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one (6ft zip and link, can be twin) with sloping ceiling, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet, Velux and sloping ceiling.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with stone area, summerhouse, sitting-out area and picnic bench. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

  • 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

  • Bluebell Cottage

    Auchtermuchty near Cupar

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC526014
    Bluebell Cottage is a beautifully renovated  terrace property located in the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty in the Kingdom of Fife, with open views to the Lomond Hills. This charming self catering cottage offers ground floor accommodation and makes a fantastic holiday destination. Each room has been tastefully decorated and furnished. The lounge is warm and welcoming with its wood burning stove. The kitchen diner is fully fitted and well equipped. There is a luxury tiled bathroom and two good sized bedrooms. Bluebell Cottage is within walking  distance of all essential amenities including a selection of shops, tearoom, local pub and eateries. The village is full of history with ancient streets and wynd’s, with records showing there has been a settlement here since 350AD.
    Auchtermuchty was the adopted home of Sir Jimmy Shand MBE, MA who was a famous Scots accordionist and dance band leader during the 1950/60’s. Bluebell Cottage was the music room for Jimmy Shand and is named after his 1955 chart topping hit the "Bluebell Polka". The village has a bronze statue in honour of this late great musician. Today the famous musical talents to come from the village are The Proclaimers.
    Auchtermuchty is a great base to start exploring all that stunning Fife, Perthshire and Augus have to offer.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, Free view TV, DVD, radio/ipod docking station
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven, second smaller oven/grill, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine; dining area
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and built in wardrobe
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds and built in wardrobe
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All power, fuel, bed linen and towels included. First basket of wood supplied. Hairdryer. Travel cot, highchair and fire guard available. Wi-fi.Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ (coals not included). Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • 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.

  • Pitcairlie Lodge

    Nr Auchtermuchty, Fife

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: SBK

    "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 just beyond the pillared entrance to the main house, backed by pretty woodland, this cottage is just 5 minutes’ walk to the main house where there is ample parking for easy access to the pool and other facilities. This delightful, south-facing cottage is an ideal venue for honeymooners or a romantic break. It meets the Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard, provides convenient ground floor accommodation with wheelchair access (National Accessibility Category 3), and has its own garden and patio. Large sitting-room with open fire and separate dining area. Well-fitted kitchen with door to garden and patio. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Open fire - logs included
    • Electricity and gas central heating included
    • Washer/dryer
    • Wi-fi available in main house with own laptop
    • Own grounds
    • Wheelchair access – limited facilities for the disabled

    • 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

  • 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

  • Baillie Scott

    St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC526037
    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 in 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 , the property is 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).

    Baillie Scott is situated at the gable end of the holiday homes wing with stunning views over the Fife countryside. The private, south-facing terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue is perfect for relaxing on summer evenings or the cosy open plan living, kitchen, dining room with a wood burner on cooler days. For Arts and Crafts architecture fans a guided tour can be arranged.

    Baillie Scott can be booked with Valentines (CC526038), 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:
    Utility room: With washing machine and freezer.
    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 and WC.
    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, blu-ray player and iPod dock.
    Dining area: With French doors to Juliet balcony.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.

    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. BBQ. Shared 7-acre woodland grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks, steps and unfenced pond in grounds.

  • Bishop’s Hill View

    Glenrothes

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28001

    With views of the surrounding landscape from the terrace, which looks towards Bishop’s Hill within Fife Regional Park, this spacious semi-detached holiday property forms a wing of the owner’s home. Centrally located in a peaceful area on the edge of Glenrothes with easy access to St Andrews, 22 miles, and the picturesque villages of the East Neuk, or to Perth and the Trossachs. Furnished and equipped in an elegant, contemporary style with a golf course and Country House Hotel close by. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    26 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms (both 6ft zip and link, can be twin). Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (full package). DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared large garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Castle Cottages - Castle Smiddy

    Ceres, nr. St Andrews

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 27900

    Quietly situated in the charming village of Ceres, 8 miles from the magnificent beaches and championship golf courses at St Andrews, these two holiday cottages, adjacent to each other, have been stylishly converted from a listed building to create a superb holiday base. Nearby attractions include the Hill of Tarvit Mansion House, a fascinating National Trust house and gardens with Hatters Edwardian Tearoom and a 9 hole ‘Hickory’ golf course, the Fife Falconry Centre, and horse riding in the village. There are excellent footpaths for walking and cycling with stunning views of coast and countryside, whilst the Tents Muir National Nature Reserve has a fabulous walk along the beach to Tentsmuir Point where hundreds of seals can be seen basking on the sandbars. Visit The Eden Estuary Centre and Morton Lochs and watch waterfowl from dedicated bird hides. St Andrews itself is steeped in history and has a comprehensive range of shops, restaurants, tearooms, museum and the Sea Life Centre. Perth and Dundee are easily accessible, whilst the wonders of Edinburgh are just 40 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/
    kitchen. 2 double bedrooms (one 6ft zip and link, can be twin on request). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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