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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 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 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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£232-£697
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Rockview Ref: 29527

With spectacular sea views from the moment you open the door of this ground floor holiday apartment, situated within a terraced row, the light and views are captivating. Contemporary furnishings and the cosy woodburner provide great comfort whatever the weather outside, whilst the wide balcony is perfect for watching the sunset. Originally a grocer’s shop in the fishing village of Cellardyke, there are bars and small shops locally, and Anstruther, ½ mile, has a good range of amenities and boat trips to the Isle of May from the harbour. St Andrews, 10 miles, has a host of golf courses, boutique shops and a wide range of bars and restaurants. Shop 350 yards, pub 25 yards and restaurant 50 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with breakfast area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony and furniture. On road parking. Friday to Friday.

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£242-£791
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Laigh Ref: 19223

In the heart of the coastal village of Kinghorn on the Firth of Forth and only 5 minutes’ walk from the harbour and small sandy beach, this ground floor holiday property with cosy multi-fuel burner is an ideal holiday retreat whatever the season. Easy access into the centre of Edinburgh over the dramatic Forth Railway Bridge, station 5 minutes’ walk. Look out for seals, porpoises and countless sea birds from the Fife coastal path. Golf 1 mile, St Andrews 40 minutes. Well placed to enjoy central Scotland. Shop, restaurant and pub 200 yards.

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.

All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture situated 50 yards from the property. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 8 steps in garden leading to terrace.

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£234-£466
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Stables Cottage Ref: UNS

Lying just 6 miles from St Andrews and set amidst quiet countryside, this charming, mid 19th-century single-storey cottage enjoys its own garden. Tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard, it stands alone, boasting views of wooded fields and a small stable yard. Benefiting from a wealth of golfing opportunities (17 courses in the vicinity), Stables Cottage makes an ideal base from which to tour the fishing villages, beaches and cliffs of the East Neuk of Fife. The Scottish Deer Centre and The British Golf Museum accessible. Fishing locally. Inns 2 miles at Ceres. Shop 2 miles.

Entrance porch. Living room with wood-burning stove and dining area. Fitted kitchen with door to garden. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom accessed via the living room. Bathroom with Italian corner bath, over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Small enclosed cottage garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

WAS
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£306-£751
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

WAS
NOW
£408-£1060
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Denmuir Arches Ref: CC526005
Denmuir Arches is a beautiful farm building conversion set within the grounds of a working farm near Newburgh in the historic Kingdom of Fife.   This luxurious detached cottage has been lovingly restored from the ruins of an old cart shed dating back to the 1700s.  There are wonderful original features sympathetically combined with modern fixtures and fittings with an indulgent interior finish.  The building has a traditional slate and pan-tiled roof over thick stone walls.  The seven original archways, now glazed, have been retained allowing the building to be flooded with natural light. There are solid oak doors throughout.   Downstairs has oak wood flooring and a fantastic hand crafted oak staircase leads upstairs.  The first floor has coombed ceilings, small recessed windows with shutters and delightful cushioned window seats. Velux windows provide additional light.  Three bedrooms have lavish en-suite facilities.  The ground floor main living area is open plan with plenty of space for all the family to congregate. The large stylish kitchen has white units finished off with granite worktops.  The kitchen has a dining area leading to an additional small sitting room. The main lounge, in the centre of the cottage, has the benefit of four glazed archways. It has a stone fireplace with wood burning stove and a second more formal dining area. Heating and hot water is provided from a state-of-the-art eco friendly geothermal heat recovery system with under-floor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs.  Behind this lovely cottage are the ruins of the original farmhouse and outbuildings which are listed and date back to 1637.  The present day farm is now organic with Aberdeen Angus cattle.  

Ground Floor: Property is heated by ground source heat recovery system and comprises:
Open plan living space
Lounge/Dining Area: With wood burning stove, Free sat TV and DVD
Kitchen/Second Dining Area:  With range style electric cooker (comprising two ovens and five ring hob), microwave, American style fridge/freezer (with ice maker) and dishwasher, relaxing seating area.
Utility Room; With washing machine and tumble dryer
Bedroom 1: With super king size zip and link bed, can be split into two single beds on request, built in wardrobes, wall mounted TV and en suite facilities comprising bath, enclosed shower, WC and wash basin.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With two single beds and wall mounted TV
Bedroom 3:  With king size bed, walk in wardrobe and wall mounted TV and en suite shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 4: With super king size zip and link bed, can be split into two single beds on request, walk in wardrobe, wall mounted TV and en suite facilities comprising bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin. This en suite is Jack n Jill style with access from bedroom 4 and the landing area too.
Reading Area: With comfortable seating, desk and a large selection of books.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available. Wi-fi facility available.Enclosed garden and patio area with low stone wall (there is a 4ft drop on other side of wall). Garden furniture on patio. Paddock available for horses to graze. Organic beef available for an additional charge (arranged with owners directly). One well behaved pet (to be kept on lead - working farm). Off road parking for four cars.

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£540-£1260
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Silver Birches Ref: 30416

Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside

This delightful, detached holiday cottage situated on the outskirts of the hamlet of Kettlehill, is surrounded by beautiful and picturesque rolling countryside. It is idyllically positioned for family and friends seeking a spacious cottage in a tranquil, rural setting. Outdoor pursuits include walks in The Lomond Hills, angling at Loch Leven, The Fife Coastal Path through pretty seaside villages and The Fife Cycle network, all being within easy driving distance. For the golf enthusiast there are over 50 courses within a 25-mile radius including the Old Course at St Andrews and Ladybank golf course is just 3 miles away. For exploring rich wildlife there are several Nature Reserves, such as The Isle of May, Vane Farm and the Tay Estuary, all well-known bird watching areas. Glorious sandy beaches at Tentsmuir, Elie and St Andrews are all within a short driving distance. After a long day of exploring the local delights, why not try your hand at putting at the local putting club where they regularly hold competitions throughout the summer. Edinburgh 40 miles, Perth 23 miles, St Andrews 16 miles. Beach 17 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

One step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with French door/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 double bedrooms (6ft zip and link, can be twin on request). Shower room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Second living room. 2 double bedrooms, both (zip and link, can be twin on request) with velux and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots. Two high chairs. Satellite TV (full package). DVD. Playstation 2. Ceramic hob. Two electric ovens. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. NB: Step in garden.

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£401-£966
Shortlist
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.

WAS
NOW
£237-£901
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
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. 1 double (6ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric coal-effect stove in living room 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.

WAS
NOW
£183-£599
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

"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 to the side of the main house with a private entrance directly from the garden, this very roomy apartment is attractively furnished and decorated in traditional style, to the Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard. It has internal access to the swimming pool. Entrance from gardens to hall. Sitting/dining room with gas fire. Well-fitted and equipped kitchen. Double bedroom. Single bedroom (no window). Bathroom with toilet. All at lower ground floor level.

  • Electricity and gas central heating included
  • Freeview TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Secluded patio

  • Parking
  • Shops 2 miles
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo
  • Telephone by meter reading
  • Shared use of laundry room with auto wm/tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Communal telephone
  • Shared grounds of 120 acres
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared barbecue
  • Small lake (toddlers beware!)
  • Shared indoor heated swimming-pool (23ft x 12ft) and sauna available all year round 9am to 7pm
  • Natural spring water supply
  • Breakfast hamper by arrangement
  • Duvets with linen and towels

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£306-£720
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