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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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
May House Ref: 24743

This semi detached, contemporary holiday home is on the edge of the picturesque village of Crail just 9 miles from St Andrews. Within easy reach of the little beach at Roome Bay and close to the links golf courses of Balcomie and Craighead. Light, spacious and elegantly furnished this is a delightful holiday base from which to enjoy the East Neuk. Take boat trips from Anstruther to the Isle of May to see puffins, porpoises and seals, the Sea Life centre in St Andrews along with interesting shops, café bars and the excellent Byre Theatre. Golf clubs and fishing rods are available. Shop ½ mile, pub 250 yards.

Ground floor: Utility room. Games room with pool table. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity and towels included. Bed linen hire. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVDs. Playstation. Wii. Gas hob. Electricity double oven. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. On road parking. No smoking.

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£337-£1090
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

With views of the surrounding landscape from the terrace, which looks towards Bishop’s Hill within Fife Regional Park, this spacious semi-detached holiday property forms a wing of the owner’s home. Centrally located in a peaceful area on the edge of Glenrothes with easy access to St Andrews, 22 miles, and the picturesque villages of the East Neuk, or to Perth and the Trossachs. Furnished and equipped in an elegant, contemporary style with a golf course and Country House Hotel close by. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

This property is close to Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup took place, come and play a round of golf all year round on this world-renowned course.

26 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms (both 6ft zip and link, can be twin). Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (full package). DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared large garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

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£224-£697
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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
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Gifford Court 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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£237-£901
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Moorings 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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£275-£510
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Sandy Sorlands Beach House is a simply stunning seaside holiday property. Enjoying a sublime and idyllic position on the Fife coast in the quaint village of Cellardyke, this semi detached property offers comfortable, well equipped accommodation with superb uninterrupted views across the sea to the Isle of May. The lounge is bright and airy with large patio doors leading out on to a wrap round balcony area with direct access down to the sea front. Under a watchful eye, children will love clambering over the rocks and searching in the rock pools. With the patio doors open one can sit back and enjoy relaxing to the sound of the sea, small the sea air and observe the numerous sea birds. The kitchen/dining room also has patio doors giving direct access to the balcony. Two of the bedrooms - the king & the super king - benefit from the magnificent sea view and the master bedroom also has en suite facilities.

Ground Floor: Property is all on one level, heated by gas and comprises:
Lounge: With gas fire, Free view TV, DVD and video; patio doors leading out to wrap around balcony and stunning sea views.
Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge (with ice box), washer/dryer, dining table and chairs nest to patio doors leading out onto wrap round balcony and sea views.
Bathroom: With corner bath, enclosed shower, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and stunning sea view
Bedroom 2: With two single beds and Free view TV
Bedroom 3: With super king size bed en suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin amazing sea views

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair (seat strapped to dining chair) available.Outdoor chairs available for sitting on balcony; open access down to the sea shore from the balcony. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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£395-£875
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Eland 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.

This property is close to Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup took place, come and play a round of golf all year round on this world-renowned course.

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

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£408-£1060
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

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. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£214-£650
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Set in a secluded, woodland location with views of rolling farmland, these two holiday properties offer a perfect hideaway for peace and tranquillity. With light spacious interiors, stylish furnishings and woodland walks from the door, these holiday homes provide every comfort. The 17th-century village of Culross, with quaint crow stepped gables and pantiled roofs, is only 3 miles. Dunfermline, 5 miles, Scotland’s ancient capital, is now a thriving city with hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities. Shops 1 mile, pubs 1½ miles.

This property is close to Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup took place, come and play a round of golf all year round on this world-renowned course.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 single bedroom with additional pull out single. Shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings. Bathroom with toilet.

Garden with decked area and furniture.

Both properties: Oil central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday.

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£281-£761
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Bluebell Cottage Ref: CC526014
Bluebell Cottage is a beautifully renovated  terrace property located in the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty in the Kingdom of Fife, with open views to the Lomond Hills. This charming self catering cottage offers ground floor accommodation and makes a fantastic holiday destination. Each room has been tastefully decorated and furnished. The lounge is warm and welcoming with its wood burning stove. The kitchen diner is fully fitted and well equipped. There is a luxury tiled bathroom and two good sized bedrooms. Bluebell Cottage is within walking  distance of all essential amenities including a selection of shops, tearoom, local pub and eateries. The village is full of history with ancient streets and wynd’s, with records showing there has been a settlement here since 350AD.
Auchtermuchty was the adopted home of Sir Jimmy Shand MBE, MA who was a famous Scots accordionist and dance band leader during the 1950/60’s. Bluebell Cottage was the music room for Jimmy Shand and is named after his 1955 chart topping hit the "Bluebell Polka". The village has a bronze statue in honour of this late great musician. Today the famous musical talents to come from the village are The Proclaimers.
Auchtermuchty is a great base to start exploring all that stunning Fife, Perthshire and Augus have to offer.

Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burning stove, Free view TV, DVD, radio/ipod docking station
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven, second smaller oven/grill, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine; dining area
Bedroom 1: With double bed and built in wardrobe
Bedroom 2: With two single beds and built in wardrobe
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All power, fuel, bed linen and towels included. First basket of wood supplied. Hairdryer. Travel cot, highchair and fire guard available. Wi-fi.Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ (coals not included). Off road parking for 2 cars.

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£275-£510
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Kirkside Cottage Ref: SOON

Just 10 miles from St Andrews, this charming, single-storey holiday cottage is attached to another property on a tiny lane beside the church in picturesque Upper Largo, just minutes’ drive from the beach and golf course. Thoughtfully furnished for comfort and ease, there are views of Largo Law from the small enclosed garden. An ideal base from which to explore the East Neuk of Fife with quaint fishing villages strung along the coast, or easy access to Edinburgh, Dundee or Perth and The Trossachs. Golf ½ mile, watersports at Elie, coastal walks, Sea Life Centre, Deer Park, and historic houses and gardens. Shop and pub 200 yards.

Living/dining room with open fire. Well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small, enclosed, paved garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Roadside parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

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£232-£767
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

"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.

This property is close to Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup took place, come and play a round of golf all year round on this world-renowned course.

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
  • 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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£350-£863
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