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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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  • Making Waves

    Cellardyke near Anstruther

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC526026
    Aptly named ‘Making Waves’, this stunning property sits right on the sea shore in the pretty fishing port of Cellardyke on the east Fife coast. Enjoying a unique position and furnished and equipped to an excellent standard with Sky Sports, Wi-Fi and three good sized bedrooms, the property couldn’t be better placed for exploring the Fife coastline. The property has beautiful views towards May Island, Bass Rock and North Berwick Law from the kitchen, dining room and master bedroom. Outside the south facing garden looks right over the shore, the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and watch the fishing boats sailing by. A short stroll brings you to the neighbouring town of Anstruther, which has a good selection of shops, pubs and The Cellar Restaurant, holder of 3AA rosettes and UK seafood restaurant of the year. For the more energetic, the Fife Coastal Path runs for 150km nearby, and for cyclists, the Millennium Cycle Way has 300 miles of quiet country roads, disused railways and forest tracks to explore. Look out for boat trips to the Isle of May, a National Nature Reserve where you can spot puffins and seals. Boats leave from the port at Anstruther between April and September.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Six steps up to...
    Ground Floor:
    Dining room: With 40" TV with Sky Sports, drinks fridge and patio doors to balcony with seating and sea views.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and sea views.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (which can be made to twin beds - please advise when booking) and sea views.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.
    12 steps down to...
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Lounge: With electric coal-effect fire, 40" TV with Sky Sports, DVD player, CD/radio, iPod dock, Wii and patio doors to the garden.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed (for one).

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate supplied on request. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony with furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: There is a sealed off well and two steps in the garden.

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  • Moorings

    St Monans

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC526015
    Moorings is a fisherman’s cottage situated in the quaint harbour village of St Monans 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. The cottage has a spacious lounge come dining area, which has a wonderful wood burning stove with Elm wood mantle. The kitchen is fully fitted and from here you can access the sunroom, which then leads out into the south facing enclosed rear garden. Upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms with oak furniture throughout and a shower room. St Monans forms part of a chain of pretty coastal villages and beaches (The Golden Fringe) in the East Neuk of Fife, an area renowned for its fishing, wonderful harbours and buildings which have grown around this industry.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises;
    Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove, TV, DVD, ipod speakers, dining area with oak table and chairs
    Kitchen: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge(with ice box) and dishwasher
    Sun Room: With  seating and washing machine
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, fold down camp bed available by request (for + 1 )
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First basket of wood for stove supplied. Wi-fi available. Telephone for incoming calls only. Travel cot, high chair and stair gate provided on request. Fire guard availableEnclosed rear garden, outdoor furniture and ample space to store bikes. Off road parking for 1 car plus additional parking available in front of house if required.

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  • Seaspray

    St. Monans, Fife

    Grade
    5
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: 23252

    This delightful, spacious holiday home is set just 2 minutes stroll from the harbour of the picturesque fishing village of St Monans, where there are wonderful views towards the Isle of May (boat trips available) and across the Firth of Forth. Enjoy bracing walks along the Fife Coastal Path, water sports and Blue Flag sandy beach at Elie, and an unrivalled choice of golf courses nearby. St Andrews, 10 miles, has interesting shopping, wide choice of eating places, Sea Life Centre and an excellent theatre. Shops 50 yards, pubs and seafood restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Private courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Piteadie Castle Cottage

    by Kinghorn

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC526032
    Set in the peaceful grounds of Piteadie House, surrounded by farmland and with super views, this well-presented, yet cosy holiday home, with all the up-to-date appliances, is a beautiful spot for friends and family looking to relax and enjoy this splendid area. Semi-detached to outbuildings only, it is situated only a short hop from both Edinburgh and St Andrews, you can enjoy days out, or explore the owner’s eight acre ’mini estate’, complete with woodland, a ruined castle, unspoilt countryside and spectacular views looking out over to the Firth of Forth and across to Edinburgh. Enjoy a picnic in the grounds and admire the ruins of medieval Piteadie Castle, which dates back to the late 14th Century, and sits in its walled courtyard. It features in Nigel Tranter’s novel, The Lion’s Whelp, which can be read during your stay. It still boasts the original round arched gateway with a coat of arms and the date of 1686 and initials W.C, for the then owner William Calderwood, an apothecary and burgess of Edinburgh.
    Indulge in some serious stargazing at night, or simply enjoy the delightful grounds which are home to an abundance of wildlife including pheasants, buzzards, owls, woodpeckers, hares, deer, foxes and a nightjar! Enjoy local country walks to the well-known Kissing Trees and Kinghorn Loch, walk the Fife Coastal Path or try the Fife cycle route, which are all close by. Further afield and within easy reach, explore Aberdour, Burnt Island and Kirkcaldy. The former are part of the ’Fife Riviera’ and Kirkcaldy has lovely parks, where there is also a friendly, weekly 5km park run, and the esplanade looking over the Firth, with a good selection of shops, a super museum and art gallery, the Adam Smith theatre and a sandy beach.
    There is golf at Aberdour and Kirkcaldy, and St Andrews, the home of golf, is only 26 miles away. The charming fishing villages of East Neuk are also within easy driving distance and the local railway station has links to major cities and towns, with Edinburgh just 25 minutes. The Forth Road Bridge and Deep Sea World are 12 miles away. No matter what you choose to do during your stay, Piteadie Castle Cottage awaits your return with the bright lounge complete with a wood burner.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, 32" Sky TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric oven, induction hob, combination microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared 8-acre natural grounds. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Steps, stream and sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Hendersons Way

    Crail near Anstruther

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC526041
    In the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Crail and just a minutes walk from the picture-postcard harbour and award-winning sandy beach, Hendersons Way is the perfect location for friends and family to explore the Eask Neuk of Fife and all it has to offer. You can explore the timeless wynds and streets of this charming fishing village which is also well-known for arts, crafts, galleries and potteries, or enjoy leisurely walks along the Fife Coastal Path with spectacular sea views, sandy beaches and coves. Alternatively, why not try your hand at sea fishing (licence required) available nearby? Freshly caught seafood is popular in the local restaurants, with fresh lobster being a speciality.

    Just a short drive along the coast is St Andrews with historic buildings, an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes and shops, and of course its championship golf courses. The area is famous for golf with around 50 golf courses in the Kingdom of Fife. Crail boasts two courses; Balcomie Course which is the seventh oldest course in the world, and Craighead Links.

    This is a great spot for all ages to enjoy, and this spacious, detached holiday home provides comfortable, contemporary accommodation to relax and unwind in after a day exploring. At the end of the day, why not enjoy a glass of wine on the sunny south-facing patio and plan the next day’s activities?

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor and comprises:
    Lounge: Large with wooden floor, 34" Freeview TV with Amazon Fire TV stick.
    Kitchen/dining room: Large with wooden floor, breakfast area, electric oven, induction hob, microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and patio doors leading to garden.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Telephone for incoming calls only. Small, enclosed patio with lawed area and furniture. BBQ. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 1 step in garden.

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  • Fingals

    Lundin Links

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 27824

    Delightfully tucked away, this detached holiday cottage is just 15 minutes drive from St Andrews and 2 minutes from the coast in the East Neuk village of Lundin Links. With spacious bright rooms and a sunny enclosed garden it is an ideal spot from which to explore the quaint fishing villages of this stunning coastline. Locally there are convenience shops, an excellent butcher and good hotel, 220 yards. There are a number of golf courses locally. Walk part of the 93 miles of Fife coastal path or take a boat trip to the Isle of May from Anstruther. Visit Deep Sea World in St Andrews; or simply sit back and relax in this comfortable cottage. Shop, pub, restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 1 twin with additional folding single. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars) Cycle store. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Puffin Cottage

    Crail, nr. St. Andrews, Fife

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: S62

    This charming stone holiday cottage in the heart of the picturesque village of Crail, in the historic East Neuk of Fife, is only a few minutes’ walk from the pretty harbour and award-winning beach. Adjoining another property, it was originally a fisherman’s cottage but is now tastefully furnished to a high standard. Attention to detail throughout includes down duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy towels. Freshly caught seafood is the order of the day in nearby restaurants, with lobster being a speciality. Arts, crafts, galleries and potteries in the village. Boat trips to the Isle of May, famous for puffins and seals. Windsurfing, sailing and golf locally. Shops 50 yards.

    Living room. Dining room with French door to garden. Well-equipped modern kitchen. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed paved garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking (adjacent to property)
    • No smoking
    • NB: 2 steps in garden

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  • Muir Cottage

    Freuchie, nr. St Andrews

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 13243

    Centrally located, next to the cricket field, this bright detached bungalow makes a comfortable holiday base for various other sports and leisure pursuits, golf, fishing, riding and sailing being but a few. Within easy reach are the Scottish Deer Centre and Fife Folk Museum, with Falkland Palace (home of Mary, Queen of Scots and site of the first British real tennis court) just a few miles away. This fertile and scenic central area of Fife offers many interests, good shopping and eating to suit all. NB Guests may have free access to local hotel’s leisure pool and facilities. Shops and pub 300 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating and gas included (£30per week, £20 per short break November-April). Electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot available. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

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  • The Marches

    Anstruther

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 23412

    Ideally located in the bustling fishing village of Anstruther, this deceptively spacious detached holiday home is set only 5 minutes walk from the quaint harbour. Locally there are award winning sandy beaches, water sports, trips to the Isle of May and coastal walks. Historic St Andrews, home of golf, 9 miles. Challenging local 9-hole links golf course ½ mile. Children’s play area 100 yards. Shops, pubs and award winning seafood restaurants, 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Ross Cottage

    Cairneyhill near Dunfermline

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC526030
    This cosy holiday cottage in the garden of the owner’s home, but completely private, offers comfortable accommodation and is in the perfect location for exploring the Kingdom of Fife and central Scotland. Accessed via a farm track, it enjoys a rural location with walks from the door, including to the village of Cairneyhill, where there are a selection of local shops, pubs, restaurant and a golf club.

    Just five miles away is Dunfermline which has a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants. It was once the ancient capital of Scotland and there are a wide number of historical venues to visit, including the 12th Century abbey which is the final resting place of Robert the Bruce and the burial site of 11 other Scottish kings and queens.

    The scenic Fife Coastal Path is close by and you can enjoy leisurely walks and visit pretty fishing villages and sandy beaches. Lochleven, 12 miles from Dunfermline, is the perfect venue for keen anglers (licence required). Thanks to its unique location it is teeming with brown trout and is recognised as one of the best places in Scotland to reel in a catch.

    With quick access to the M90/M80 motorways, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth and Glasgow are within easy reach. The sunny garden has a large lawn and is the ideal place for relaxing with a glass of wine. There is also a local bus service in the village to Dunfermline.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to the entrance, gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With double bed and sloping ceiling.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. 1/3-acre lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No children under 5. No smoking.

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  • Gifford Court

    Crail

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 28979

    This semi-detached holiday home enjoys a superb location within easy walking distance of a lovely harbour in the delightful village of Crail, just 9 miles from St Andrews. Within easy reach is the little beach at Roome Bay, as well as the golf courses of Balcomie and Craighead. There are shoreline walks and golden beaches to enjoy as well as a vast array of places to explore. Castles, museums, country houses, nature trails, bird watching sanctuaries and historical sites are all nearby. Take boat trips from Anstruther to the Isle of May to see puffins, porpoises and seals or visit St. Andrews and enjoy the excellent Byre Theatre as well as the SeaLife Centre. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, (one 6ft zip and link), 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£30per week October-March). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Halyn Cottage

    Ceres near St Andrews

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: CC526027
    This welcoming, detached holiday cottage is set in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Ceres. Ceres hosts Scotland’s oldest free Highland games, a week long programme of events culminating in the Highland games on the last Saturday in June. This is an ideal year-round location with a cosy wood burner in the lounge and a sunny garden with a stream. There are excellent cycle routes and footpaths from the cottage, and the Fife Folk Museum is just a five minute walk away. Visit the National Trust Hill of Tarvit Mansion, which is one mile away and offers a unique golfing experience on a 9-hole course using traditional ‘hickory clubs’. The area is famous for golf and there are a multitude of fine golf courses close by, which are suitable for all abilities. The village has a good pub and a hotel serving food, two tea rooms, antique shop, family butchers, village store and the renowned Wemyss Ware Pottery. St Andrews is seven miles away and Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth are all within an hour’s drive.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD/radio.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed and sloping ceiling.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
    Hallway: With tumble dryer.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Large, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced drop, stream and 11 steps in garden. Two dogs are welcome, there is an additional charge of £30 per pet.

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