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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Easter Gyles Ref: S80

Uniquely situated beside the harbour, this 17th-century listed building (pink property in photograph) is almost surrounded by the sea and emanates a peaceful and restful ambience. Originally a fisherman’s store, the property has been restored by the NTS, full of great charm and boasting panoramic views out to sea. Pittenweem is a renowned centre for artists and craftsmen who celebrate their skills during the Arts Festival every August. Elie, 4 miles, offers an excellent Blue Flag beach and watersports. Cycling, coastal walks, golf, shopping and restaurants can be enjoyed nearby. Shops 500 yards.

Well-equipped, modern galley-style kitchen. Double bedroom. First floor: Living/dining room. Bathroom with shower over double-ended bath and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, wash basin and sloping ceiling. Single bedroom and sloping ceiling. Separate toilet. Most rooms with sea views.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two TVs (one Freeview, one for video use only)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone - incoming and local calls only
  • Roadside parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£327-£790
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Burnside 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 October-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.

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£238-£792
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Fingals 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. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday.

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£231-£724
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Fifie Ref: 24371

This delightful ground floor holiday apartment in St Monans is 20 minutes drive from St Andrews and 100 yards from the picturesque harbour. The cosy living room has a woodburner and a glimpse of the sea, providing a stylish, comfortable retreat whatever the season. Good local hotel only moments away and a seafood restaurant 5 minutes walk. Activities for all interests locally: golf, 3 miles and St Andrews, sandy beaches, watersports, Art exhibitions, Sea Life Centre, historic houses and gardens. Walks to Elie and Pittenweem are part of the Fife Coastal Path. Shops 20 yards, pub 150 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Second living room with double futon (for alternative sleeping). 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included (£25per week October-April). electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. No smoking. Easy walking access.

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£0-£0
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Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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). Bathroom with shower over bath 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. Friday to Friday.

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£275-£526
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Fishermans Rest 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, decking area, furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 10 steps to garden which has a raised decking area with 3 steps.

WAS
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£360-£819
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Sands Cottage Ref: 29712


This welcoming detached holiday cottage, set in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Crail, is just a minute’s walk from the pretty harbour and award-winning beach. The seaside cottage has been lovingly restored by the owners and maintains many of the original features, including the coal fire in the living room and a Rayburn range cooker in the kitchen. The sunny private garden has a patio area ideal for relaxing with a glass of wine after a long day exploring the local area. Freshly caught seafood is the order of the day in nearby restaurants, with lobster being a speciality. The area is also well known for arts, crafts, galleries and potteries. Boat trips to the Isle of May, famous for puffins and seals are also available. Activities such as windsurfing, sailing and golf can be enjoyed locally. Beach 300 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (3ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Annexe: 1 double (6ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Rayburn. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer (in outhouse). Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking. NB: Pond in garden.

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£305-£972
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Edina Cottage Ref: 29647


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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£456-£456
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Kingfisher Cottage Ref: 30485


With spectacular sea views, this traditional terraced fisherman’s cottage has been lovingly renovated by the owners to a very good standard. 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. Stereo/CD. MP3 player. 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.

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£299-£795
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Sea Brae Ref: 30299


Sea Brae is a welcoming detached holiday home, in the picturesque conservation village of Crail, with its ancient harbour and award-winning beach. Freshly caught seafood is the order of the day in nearby restaurants, with lobster being a speciality. Situated at the east end of the village, backing on to the sea, the property enjoys uninterrupted, panoramic views of the coast, to the Isle of May and surrounding countryside. Guests can join the Fife Coastal Path just yards from the house, with its many miles of coastal walks. The historic university town of St Andrews with its world-famous championship golf courses is only 9 miles away and there are many local golf courses around, making this an ideal location for a golfing holiday. The living room has patio doors that lead to the conservatory, which is complete with spectacular panoramic views, where guests can relax here after spending a day exploring the local area. Edinburgh and Perth 50 miles. Beach 60 yards. Shop and restaurant ¾ mile, pub 200 yards.

3 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double (two zip and link, one 5ft) bedrooms, one with two additional Z-beds (2ft 6in for children), one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Small courtyard with furniture. Enclosed lawned area. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. NB: 3 steps to patio.

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£305-£936
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Seaspray 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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£212-£795
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
White Cottage 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.

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£351-£777
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