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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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  • Pittenweem near Anstruther, Fife
    Pittenweem near Anstruther, Fife×

    Harbour Apartment

    Pittenweem near Anstruther, Fife

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Spend a day on the beautiful beach or explore this picturesque village. This first floor apartment is within walking distance of cafes, restaurants and craft shops.
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    Situated on the harbour front in Pittenweem, one of the prettiest fishing ports in Fife, Harbour Apartment is a first floor cosy apartment with spectacular views over the harbour, Bass Rock, Isle of May and Firth of Forth. Explore the quaint lanes of this picturesque village or visit St Fillan’s Cave, with its holy well, which at one time was used by smugglers. The village also has a bakery, cafes, restaurants, several craft shops and a fish and chip shop. Pittenweem is a renowned...
  • 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...

  • 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...
  • 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...

  • Near Auchtermuchty, Fife
    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife×

    The Garden Apartment

    Near Auchtermuchty, Fife

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    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Ceres, near St Andrews, Fife
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    Castle Cottages - Castle Smiddy

    Ceres, near St Andrews, Fife

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    Ref: 27900
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    This cosy bungalow has woodburner and Tentsmuir Point is nearby, where you can see hundreds of seals basking on sandbars. This cosy bungalow has woodburner and Tentsmuir Point is nearby, where you can see hundreds of seals basking on sandbars.
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    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. Ceres has a shop, newsagents, butchers, dog friendly pub, tea room, museum, café and hotel with restaurant and dog friendly bar within 300 yards. Nearby attractions include the Hill of Tarvit Mansion House,...

    Castle Cottages - Castle Dairy
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  • West Wemyss, Kirkcaldy, Fife
    West Wemyss, Kirkcaldy, Fife×

    Driftwood Cottage

    West Wemyss, Kirkcaldy, Fife

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    Ref: CC526013
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Positioned in a tranquil square only a short stroll to the old harbour and sea front at West Wemyss on the north shore of the Firth of Forth.
     
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    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...
  • Cellardyke near Anstruther, Fife
    Cellardyke near Anstruther, Fife×

    The View

    Cellardyke near Anstruther, Fife

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    Ref: CC526021
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Being just yards away from the beach, why not go fishing for cod or go rockpooling, directly from the back garden!
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    This delightful holiday cottage has spectacular sea views over the Firth of Forth and the May Island. Dolphin, seals, sea birds and the occasional whale can sometimes be seen from your window and when the tide is in, you can fish for cod from the garden shared with the owner (no licence required). Lobster is a favourite dish in this area and you can find your own supper in the rocky pools or just relax in the sun room with a glass of wine. Cellardyke has its own harbour, bar and small...
  • Anstruther by St Andrews, Fife
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    Guillemot

    Anstruther by St Andrews, Fife

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    Ref: CC526018
    Key Features:
    - 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...
  • Pittenweem, near Anstruther, Fife
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    Newly Listed
    St Andrews

    St Andrews

    Pittenweem, near Anstruther, Fife

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    Ref: UK5427
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    In a lovely harbour location, this luxury cottage offers wonderful accommodation for exploring the East Neuk of Fife.
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    St Andrews is positioned right on the harbour in Pittenweem, the most active of the fishing ports in the East Neuk of Fife, and boasts stunning sea views across the Firth of Forth to the Bass Rock and Isle of May.

    The location of this lovely cottage is sublime. A quintessential fisherman’s cottage, the property has been restored to provide luxury, contemporary and tastefully furnished, self-catering accommodation yet still maintaining some of the character within a...
  • 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
    Ideal for a small family or two couples and makes a super base for discovering Fife and the surrounding countryside.
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    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...
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