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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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  • Dunmarlie

    Newton of Falkland near St Andrews

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC524065
    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 renowned for its golf with many local courses and St Andrews is just 19 miles.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric coal effect fire, 26" TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and sloping ceilings.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and sloping ceilings.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and sloping ceilings.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. On road parking. No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Driftwood Cottage

    West Wemyss, Kirkcaldy

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC526013
    Located in West Wemyss, a charming conservation village on the shores of the Forth, Driftwood Cottage sits on a sunny hill which has views towards Edinburgh, and is only a short stroll down the seafront and the old harbour.  Driftwood Cottage offers ample accommodation for a family of four and the cottage is well equipped with all you need during your stay.  There are two comfortable bedrooms and a small enclosed garden to the rear and the property is pet friendly.  From the front of the cottage you can glimpse a view of the sea.  West Wemyss is a traditional Fife coast village with harbour, creels and white-washed cottages, it is quaint and tiny but it has its own Cafe and Bistro and is only minutes away from central Scotland’s major road networks.  Scotland’s beautiful capital city Edinburgh is less than an hour away and St Andrews is only 40 minutes.
    West Wemyss has a lovely cafe and bistro The Walk Inn which is only 150 meters away and serves homemade food and regularly hosts quizzes and social events.  The coastline is peaceful and one of our favourite walks is to head from the cottage on foot along the coast to Dysart, stopping at the Harbour Masters House for coffee, then walking around the harbour and along the beach to Ravenscraig Park and Castle, great on your own or with a four legged friend.  Our guest pack outlines other walks and places to visit locally. 
    In 1985 the village became part of the designated conservation area, and over the years the harbour has been redeveloped for leisure craft, the old village restored and coastal defences improved.  The village has quaint old buildings and narrow steppped lanes leading between the streets.
    Driftwood Cottage is built in the style of the traditional Fife fisherman’s homes but was completed only recently, so it’s bright and modern and offers all the comfortand luxury you need to really unwind on your holiday.  The owners are passionate about promoting the best of Scotland and are delighted to be able to offer you a flavour of this through their beautiful holiday home in Fife.
    With its white-washed walls, sash-and-case windows and red pan tiled roof, Driftwood Cottage really is as pretty as a picture.  From the front of the house there are views of the Forth and the Bass Rock, and the back looks onto quiet woodland.  The house is immaculately presented and offers spacious and welcoming accommodation for 4 people on 2 levels.  Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms with quality memory topped mattresses.  Either King and Super King (US Californian King) or King and Twin beds and a fresh, contemporary bathroom.  Downstairs is a large open-plan living/dining area, a well-fitted kitchen and separate cloakroom.  3 TV’s all with DVD players, an iPod docking station, and a selection of DVD’s books and board-games.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises;
    Lounge/Dining: With TV/DVD, ipod docking station and dining furniture
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV/DVD
    Bedroom 2: With super king size bed and TV/DVD
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    Gas central heating and electricity are included, plus all bed linen and towels, a welcome pack of freshly baked bread (often still warm!) fresh fruit, quality jam and marmalade, butter, free-range eggs and milk. Wi-Fi access available. Tea, coffee and sugar caddies all well stocked plus basic cooking ingredients like herbs and spices.  Cot, high chair and stairgate available.Small enclosed garden with decking and furniture. Off road parking for 1 car. Wi-fi Internet access available. NB: 200m to the sea front.

  • 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

  • Rosslyn Cottage

    Dysart near Kirkcaldy

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC526025
    Rosslyn Cottage is an immaculately presented, self catering, semi-detached holiday home, providing welcoming, spacious, contemporary accommodation, ideal for relaxing with friends and family whilst enjoying the area and all it has to offer. In the heart of the historic conservation village of Dysart, just minutes walk from the picturesque harbour and sea front, shops, cafes and restaurants. The Fife Coastal Path passes through the village, and the surrounding areas have many wonderful sights and monuments to visit, along with breathtaking countryside. Fife is home to some outstanding summer food and arts festivals, and is famous for its golf courses. With something for everyone, this is the ideal location to explore the area, being only minutes from major road and rail networks. Edinburgh, St Andrews and Dundee are less than an hour away. Close by is Kirkcaldy with a good selection of shops and leisure facilities.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to entrance, is all on ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area:
    With electric wood burner, 38" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD/radio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super king size - please advise when booking), and sea views.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and washing machine.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Small enclosed courtyard. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Kelly Cottage

    Elie near Leven and Cupar

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC526016
    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 good sized bedrooms with en suite facilities in the double room. In the village itself you have a lovely selection of local shops to explore, there is a number of bars/eateries and also an award winning restaurant. It has a fantastic water sports centre offering a variety of activities.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD, radio/CD and dining area
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle (grab rail installed), WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, Free view TV and en suite shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds, TV monitor with built in DVD

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. BT open zone Wi-fi internet access. Travel cot and high chair available. Babies bath available by request.Shared enclosed rear garden, outdoor furniture, BBQ (coals not included). Ample space to store bikes on driveway. Only 100 metres to a golden sandy beach. Private off road driveway, parking for 2 cars. NB: Front door opens directly onto pavement and road.

  • Kirkside Cottage

    Upper Largo, Leven

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SOON

    Just 10 miles from St Andrews, this charming, single-storey holiday cottage is attached to another property on a tiny lane beside the church in picturesque Upper Largo, just minutes’ drive from the beach and golf course. Thoughtfully furnished for comfort and ease, there are views of Largo Law from the small enclosed garden. An ideal base from which to explore the East Neuk of Fife with quaint fishing villages strung along the coast, or easy access to Edinburgh, Dundee or Perth and The Trossachs. Golf ½ mile, watersports at Elie, coastal walks, Sea Life Centre, Deer Park, and historic houses and gardens. Shop 2 miles and pub 200 yards.

    Living/dining room with open fire. Well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed, paved garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lilac Cottage

    St Monans near Anstruther

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5011
    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 windmill that once powered the salt panning industry, an old 14th century church, shops and restaurants, an award winning cafe and an excellent seafood restaurant overlooking the harbour. You can purchase freshly caught sea food from a number of local fisherman selling their catch. The Fife Coastal Path is close by, with historic castles, pretty fishing villages and many sandy beaches and coves to visit along the way. This area is famous for golf with more than 40 golf courses in Fife from the famous fairways of St. Andrews to traditional links courses and beautifully landscaped parkland and heathland courses. This is the perfect location for all ages to explore; you can relax when you return from exploring the area in the small private enclosed garden, just across the courtyard and enjoy a glass of wine in the summerhouse, or on cooler days curl up with a book in front of the cosy open fire.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, open fire, 32" Sky TV (basic package) and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, electric wood burner, TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Courtyard. Enclosed garden with furniture. Summerhouse. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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