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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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  • 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
    • Privte 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

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  • The View

    Cellardyke near Anstruther

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC526021
    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 shops locally, and Anstruther is within walking distance with its historic harbour, quaint shops, bars and restaurants or you can enjoy fish and chips from the award-winning restaurant. 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 cottage was originally the local general store and the ramp to the utility room and garden was used by the pony and trap for deliveries and there are still the names of some of the workers carved in to the beams dating back to 1904. It is just 9 miles from the ancient University town of St Andrews and its famous golf courses, as well as many other local courses close by. Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth are all within an hour’s drive.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating, one step to entrance and comprises:
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, radio, CD player, sea views and patio doors to sun room and decked terrace.
    Dining area: With sea views.
    Kitchen area: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Sun room.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and sea views.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.
    Ramp to utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and door leading to shared garden.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Decked terrace with furniture. Shared enclosed garden with patio and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Fishing on site (no licence required). No smoking. NB: Pond and steps in garden.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.shop 200 yard, Pub 400 yards and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to entrance, is all on ground floor and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Living 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).
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, toilet, disabled toilet frame (on request), raised toilet seat (on request) and washing machine.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot bed and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi.
    Small enclosed courtyard with BBQ. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Dolphin Cottage

    Cellardyke, nr. St Andrews

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 14198

    Within a terrace of 18th century fisherman’s houses, this holiday home is comfortably furnished, with spectacular sea views and a long narrow garden and access gate to shore. These villages of Fife are an attraction, aided by a good sunshine record, clean sandy beaches and golf courses. St Andrews 9 miles. St Andrews Aquarium, Award winning restaurants, Fisheries museum, The Secret Bunker, Deer Park, park and pony riding for children.

    Ground floor: Stairs down to living/dining porch. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet leading to second floor (attic): 1 twin bedroom.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed garden and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • 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.

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  • Number One

    Cellardyke, near Anstruther

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC801


    In the pretty, seaside, conservation village of Cellardyke, Number One was originally a fisherman’s cottage. This ground floor cottage apartment is within walking distance of sandy beaches and both Cellardyke and Anstruther harbours. Explore the historic lanes and wynds, watch the boats coming into the harbour, take a boat trip to the Isle of May to see the puffins, and if you are lucky, spot a school of dolphins, visit the Scottish fisheries or enjoy award-winning fish and chips, all within a short distance from your front door.
    You can travel further afield on foot or bike, the Fife Coastal Route passes through the village, where you can explore the picturesque shoreline and small fishing villages. The historic town of St Andrews, 9 miles, is only a short drive, with its championship golf courses. Local food, and art and craft festivals are held throughout the year, making this the ideal location all year round for all ages. Other places to visit include Dundee, 24 miles, Perth, 41 miles, and the beautiful city of Edinburgh, 46 miles.
    Whatever you decide to do on your holiday, you can rest assure that the comfort of this lovely apartment awaits you on your return. You can relax with a glass of wine in the bright sun room and plan your next days activities, dine alfresco in the enclosed courtyard which is a real sun trap, or curl up with a book in the cosy living room.Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Step to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With 42" freesat TV (BT sports package), DVD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room/sun room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine, 42" freesat TV (BT sports package), DVD player, tiled floor and patio doors leading to courtyard.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and freesat TV.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and freesat TV.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car, additional on road parking available. No smoking. Please note: There are two steps in the courtyard.

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  • Edenwoodend Cottage

    Cupar, nr. St. Andrews

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41819

    Ideal base for touring

    This charming, traditional holiday cottage is only 20 minutes from St Andrews, attached to the owner’s home with its own private area of landscaped gardens with several secluded sitting areas. The cosy beamed living room has a French door to the garden and the dining area is connected to the kitchen with a stained glass serving hatch. Wonderfully peaceful, rural setting, yet ideally placed to explore the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk, or further afield to Pitlochry and the Trossachs, 1 hour. Superb choice of activities and golf courses in 30 minutes’ drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French door and beam/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft), both with sloping ceilings. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Biomass central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-March). Bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer.
    Wi-fi. Shared garden with patio and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Failte

    Anstruther

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5058
    Discover this cosy ground floor holiday apartment with a super sea front setting above the beach, providing stunning and idyllic sea views from both the property and the garden. From your front door you can enjoy a gentle stroll to the beaches and harbour, fish for crabs and lobsters (licence required) or taste the award winning fish and chips. Anstruther has excellent quality restaurants, bars and cafes and a selection of quaint local shops. You can explore the old wynds and lanes or take a boat trip to the Isle of May, the world renowned bird sanctuary and nature reserve famous for puffins and grey seals. The East Neuk of Fife is known for its picturesque fishing villages and beautiful beaches and coves, and you can follow the Fife Coastal Path which goes through the town towards Crail and St Andrews in one direction, and Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie in the other. There is a regular coastal bus service. This area is synonymous with golf with many local links courses and just 9 miles from the ancient university town of St Andrews, with its championship courses. After a day exploring you can relax in the summerhouse at the sea wall with a glass of wine and enjoy the views and plan your next day’s adventure. Failte is the perfect location for friends and family to enjoy a seaside holiday. Beach 100 yards. Shops 500 yards, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and summerhouse. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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