85 cottages are available
Save over £75 on 100s of spring breaks in Cumbria for only £45 low deposit* Save over £75 on 100s of spring breaks in Cumbria - ends 29th Feb * Save over £100 on 1000's of Summer breaks in France - Ends in * Book 2017 now for only £25 Low Deposit* Save over £100 on hundreds of May Half-Term cottages* Save £50 across all cottages in June - Ends Monday, 10PM* Save £40 on selected cottages in South West England* Save £40 on selected cottages in North West England* Save £40 on selected Yorkshire cottages* Save £40 on selected cottages in Scotland*

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.

Show More
Sort By:
View:
default
  • Seascape Cottage

    Crail near St Andrews

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: CC526020
    Situated in one of the most painted and photographed quaint harbours in Scotland, this pretty fisherman’s cottage has uninterrupted views of the harbour with the traditional fishing boats and across to the Firth of Forth. From your front door you can walk to two sandy beaches sheltered by cliffs, explore the timeless wynds and cobbled streets of this charming fishing village, visit the heritage centre, galleries, local shops and delightful tearooms. Fresh crabs and lobster are sold on the harbour from April to September and are featured in the local restaurants. Regular boat trips run from Anstruther to the May Island which has Britain’s best Puffin site or you can join the Fife Coastal Path for many miles of coastal walks. This area is also famous for golf with around 50 golf courses in the Kingdom of Fife, Crails boasts two courses; Balcomie Course which is the seventh oldest course in the world and Craighead Links. St Andrews is just a short drive with its championship courses and historic town. This is the perfect location to enjoy this picturesque area and relax in this comfortable cottage with friends and family enjoying the spectacular views.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD, radio and sea views.
    Kitchen:
    Small galley style with bespoke hand made kitchen units to include electric oven and hob and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Steep steps to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With twin beds, sea views and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sea views.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi.Small enclosed courtyard. 1 small dog welcome. On street parking for 2 cars on the harbour.

  • The Corrie

    Lower Largo

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 25250

    With stunning sea views from this delightful holiday cottage, perched above the tiny harbour of Lower Largo, this is the perfect spot from which to watch the boats go by or to explore St Andrews, 12 miles, and the fishing villages along the coast. The sunny conservatory and picture windowed living room are welcoming whatever the season, and with a good hotel, pub and local shop just a moments walk, this is an ideal setting for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy activities for all ages such as beach walks, golf courses, ancient houses and glorious gardens, Deer Park and Sea World. Shop and pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Helenslea

    St Andrews

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 26011

    This light, airy holiday apartment, part of an Edwardian terrace is just 2 minutes’ walk from the centre of St Andrews. The owner can meet you at the airport or train station, and provide mini tours of places of interest. Enjoy the shops, coffee shops, theatre, cinema, museums and bars all within a short stroll. The Old Course, 10 minutes away, and 11 other golf courses within 5 miles. Sandy beach, Sea Life Centre, medieval buildings all nearby, or explore fishing villages and beaches of the East Neuk. Shops, pubs and restaurants 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. On road parking. Secure cycle store. No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Burnside

    St Andrews

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 23595

    This lovely, spacious holiday home is in a peaceful setting overlooking a wooded den with the Lumbo Burn at its foot. Only a 20 minute walk along the Lade Braes into the heart of historic St Andrews, or up to Craigtoun Park and the Dukes golf course. Shopping, eating places and the Byre theatre in St Andrews; also of course, the six town golf courses. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with piano and French doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and electricity included (£35per week November-April). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden over 2 levels and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Steps in garden to covered pond and burn.

  • White Cottage

    Lower Largo, nr. Leven

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 16854

    Enjoying a stunning position overlooking Largo Bay, this delightful cottage, only 12 miles from St Andrews, offers the perfect seaside holiday with swimming, beach walks and endless rock pools to investigate. Uninterrupted sea views from the living room. A multitude of excellent golf courses close by, along with a great range of children’s activities - Deer Park, Water World and the Secret Bunker. Historic houses and museums locally. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Low ceilings throughout. Fairly steep, half spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (zip and link), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Eland

    Nr Auchtermuchty, Fife

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: UEB

    "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.

    Created from the original drawing room of the house, Eland is an extremely spacious apartment, elegantly furnished to the Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard, with beautiful wooden flooring and delightful views over the grounds and surrounding countryside. It has internal access to the swimming pool. Accessed from the ground floor with stairs to first floor: Spacious, open-plan sitting/dining room and well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity and gas central heating included
    • 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

  • Rockvale Cottage

    Lower Largo, nr. St Andrews

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC164

    Discover this delightful, seafront, 200 year old fisherman’s cottage with direct access to the beach and stunning views over the Firth of Forth, Isle of May and Bass Rock. Extensively renovated and immaculately presented, providing spacious, contemporary accommodation with the beach at your back gate! In the Temple area of the pretty seaside conservation village of Lower Largo, it is believed to be the land owned by the Knights of Templar who were brought to Scotland during the 12th century by King David I.
    The enclosed garden overlooks the beach, and from your doorstep you can enjoy leisurely walks along the beach, or explore this attractive village and its pretty harbour. This is the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk whose story of his shipwreck off the coast of Chile provided Daniel Defoe with the inspiration to write Robinson Crusoe, and whose statue is in the village. There is a local store, craft shop, local pub and restaurant, sailing club and Lundin Links Golf Club. There is a great selection of golf courses in the area, and the championship courses of St Andrews are only 11 miles away.
    You can follow the Fife Coastal Path to pretty fishing villages and sandy beaches and coves, explore Iron Age caves and view wildlife, including a variety of seabirds and colonies of seals. Aside from all this, the Kingdom of Fife is home to some outstanding summer arts festivals, many historic sights and great hill walking.
    Whatever you choose to do during your stay you can rest assured that the luxury of Rockvale Cottage awaits your return. Put your feet up and relax in front of the wood-burning stove with a glass of wine in the large, comfortable living room, or step outside and admire this picture postcard setting and watch the sun set over Largo Bay. Anstruther, 10 miles, St Andrews, 11 miles, Dundee, 23 miles and Edinburgh, 38 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. Living room with wood-burning stove, leading to sun room with patio doors to patio and decking. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Kingsize bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, patio doors to decking, balcony and steps down to garden. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom with TV, Playstation 2 and games. Shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling. Most rooms with sea views.

    Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs (one 40", one 18")
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Playstation 2 (small library)
    • Induction hob
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washer/dryer
    • Tumble dryer (in garage)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Enclosed garden
    • Enclosed patio with chimenea
    • Barbecue
    • Summerhouse
    • Garage (for 1 car); additional parking in public car park (200 yards)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: 6 steps from gate to beach.

  • Bell Cottage

    Pittenweem, nr. Anstruther

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: SZZR

    Bell Cottage is situated right in the heart of Pittenween, one of the most attractive traditional fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife. Original built in the 1800s, this traditional stone built, terraced fisherman’s cottage, with its red pantile roof, has been restored and furnished to a high standard by the owner and has a cosy wood-burning stove providing great comfort whatever the weather outside. Stroll to the working harbour, shops, bakery, cafés and fish & chip shop and explore the quaint wynds and lanes. There are many historic sites and cultural events throughout the year, including the Pittenween Arts Festival. This area has many wonderful sandy beaches to enjoy and coastal walks with the Fife Coastal Path passing through the village. This area is synonymous with golf; the cottage is only 9 miles from the ancient university town of St Andrews and its famous golf courses and many other local courses close by. This is the perfect location for all ages to enjoy this area and all it has to offer. After a day exploring, you relax in the summerhouse in the sunny garden with a glass of wine. Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth all within an hour’s drive. Beach 300 yards. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub 200 yards.

    Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area with breakfast area. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin on request) and TV/DVD. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin on request), TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bunk bedroom (lower bunk is double with single bunk above, for alternative sleeping only), and TV.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Three Freeview TVs (one smart 42")
    • Blu-ray
    • Wii
    • Bluetooth speaker
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned courtyard garden with patio and furniture
    • Summerhouse
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional roadside parking
    • Pets free of charge
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: 2 steps in garden

  • 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.

  • Fishermans Rest

    Cellardyke, nr. Anstruther

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 27178


    This beautifully and sympathetically renovated former fisherman’s cottage enjoys a quiet, yet central location, just a minute’s walk away from the beach and quaint harbour at the centre of Ansthruther. Furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible, this holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring this lovely part of Fife, with award-winning beaches, a large variety of watersports, cycling trails, arts, crafts, galleries, The Scottish Fisheries Museum and wonderful pubs and restaurants are just some of the many delights this area has to offer. Look out for boat trips to the Isle of May, famous for puffins and seals. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and enjoy the lovely sea views from the rear garden. St Andrews and its many championship golf courses for which the region is famous, is only 9 miles away. Dundee can be reached in 30 minutes and and Perth and Edinburgh in an hour. Shop 200 yards, pub, restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower, toilet, both with wooden floor. Bathroom with toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and gas included (£25per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen, towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric range. Gas hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Garden with lawn, decking area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Shared access and 10 steps leading to private garden and decked area with 3 steps.

  • The Giddy Limit

    St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: CC526040
    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 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 and furnished to a high level of comfort with 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).

    The Giddy Limit is a spacious first floor apartment situated on the north west corner of the building and has its own balcony overlooking the garden with views over towards the River Tay. The spacious open plan living area has a wood burner to keep you cosy on the winter nights. For Arts and Crafts architecture fans a guided tour can be arranged.

    The Giddy Limit can be booked with Baillie Scott (CC526037), Valentines (CC526038) and Lady Bluebell (CC526039) to accommodate up to 20 guests.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: Beamed with wooden floor.
    Three steps to...
    Lounge area: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and French doors to balcony.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    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 over bath, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link king size bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds – please advise when booking), sloping ceiling and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed, sloping ceiling and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder available at £3 per basket. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Balcony with furniture. Shared 7-acre woodland grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks, steps and unfenced pond in grounds.

×

Today's Price £000.00
WAS