Driftwood Cottage ref: CC526013

West Wemyss, Kirkcaldy, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Grab Rails 
  • Parking - On Site 


Located in West Wemyss, a charming conservation village on shores of the Forth, Driftwood Cottage sits on a sunny hill only a short stroll from the seafront and the old harbour. Driftwood Cottage offers ample accommodation for four persons and is well equipped with all you’ll need during your stay. There are two very comfortable bedrooms and a small enclosed garden to the rear, the property is pet friendly and is decorated with a Christmas theme during the festive season. West Wemyss is a traditional Fife coast village with harbour, creels and white-washed cottages. It is quaint and tiny but only minutes away from central Scotland’s major road and rail networks. The beautiful capital city of Edinburgh is less than an hour away, St. Andrews with its world famous golf courses a mere 40 minutes, and fishing is available nearby.
West Wemyss has a community pub less than 100 yards away that regularly hosts quizzes and social events (open Friday to Sunday) and a café, also 100 yards away, open Thursday to Saturday. The coastline is peaceful and a favourite walk is to head from the cottage on foot along the coast to Dysart, stopping at the Harbour Masters House for coffee and cake, then around the harbour and along the beach to Ravenscraig Park and Castle - great on your own or with a four legged friend. The guest book outlines many other walks and places to visit locally.
In 1985 the village became part of a designated conservation area, and over the years the harbour has been redeveloped for leisure craft, the old village restored and coastal defences improved. The village has quaint old buildings and narrow stepped lanes leading between the streets, and the church holds sunday services.
Driftwood Cottage is built in the style of the traditional Fife fisherman’s homes but was completed only recently, so it’s bright and modern inside offering the comfort and luxury you need to really unwind on your holiday. The owners are passionate about promoting the best of Scotland and are delighted to be able to offer you a flavour of this through their beautiful holiday home. With its white-washed walls, sash-and-case windows and red pan tiled roof, Driftwood Cottage really is as pretty as a picture. From the front of the house there are views of the Forth and the Bass Rock bird sanctuary, while the back looks onto quiet woodland. The house is immaculately presented and offers spacious welcoming accommodation for 4 people on 2 levels. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, and all beds have quality memory foam topped mattresses. The luxury kingsize bed room and a twin bedroom with 3ft beds both have Freeview TVs with DVD players. The bathroom is fresh and contemporary. Downstairs, the large open-plan living/dining area has large Freeview TV with DVD player, free unlimited Wi-Fi, iPod docking station, selection of books, DVDs and board games. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a separate cloakroom. Beach 150 yards. Shop 2 miles, restaurant 150 yards and pub 100 yards (open Fri-Sun).

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has gas central heating and comprises;
Lounge/Dining: With Freeview TV, DVD player, ipod docking station and dining furniture
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and washer/dryer
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and TV/DVD
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and TV/DVD
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. A welcome pack of freshly baked bread (often still warm!) quality jam and marmalade, butter, free-range eggs, biscuits and milk. Tea, coffee and sugar caddies all well stocked plus basic cooking ingredients like herbs and spices. Cot, highchair and stairgate available.


Small enclosed garden to the rear with decking and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. Only 150 yards to the sea front.
Wi-fi Internet access available.
Please note: There is an Access statement for this property, if required please call 01228 599950.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    3.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

This area is blessed with some of the driest weather in Scotland and there is plenty to do.  First-class attractions such as Deep Sea World and Scotland’s Secret Bunker are half an hour away.  Golfers will be spoilt for choice with access to many great local courses, and St Andrews, the home of golf is 20 miles away.  Locally there are 2 courses in Kirkcaldy itself and Burntisland, Leven and Aberdour are excellent.  In bustling Kirkcaldy (just 10 minutes away) you’ll find a first-rate theatre, art gallery, museum, great parks and leisure facilities.  There’s the famous racing circuit at Knock Hill, with karting, motor-biking and trials bike clubs even closer.  Take days out on boat trips to bird-sanctuary islands, fly kites on long sandy beaches (Burntisland, Kinghorn, St Andrews), steep yourself in Scottish history at impressive castles, ancient cathedrals and fascinating fishing museums.
Cyclists can enjoy the Fife Millennium Cycle Way to explore quiet country roads, disused railways and forest tracks, an excellent way to admire the stunning coastline and the rolling countryside, a popular route is around Loch Leven.  Cycle hire is available locally details in our guest pack.  Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth are all less than an hour’s drive making Driftwood Cottage an ideal location from which to explore the Kingdom of Fife and beyond. 

Things to do nearby

Mills Observatory

Open every weekday evening from October to March, and with free admission to the observatory and displays, Mills observatory is an exciting attraction.

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in the U.K., Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect day trip out on one of those famous Scottish rainy days!

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Fife Coastal Path

Stretching for over 150km, the Fife coastal path runs form the Forth Estuary in the South to the Tay Estuary in the North.

St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral is located in the heart of Dundee city centre and is a fully functioning home to a vibrant Christian community. It is also open for visitors to view its beautiful, decorated period gothic architecture.

V and A Museum

V&A Museum Dundee is an international centre for design for Scotland - the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London.

St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle

This largely ruined castle situated in the Kingdom of Fife is an excellent starting point to an exploration of St Andrews.

Camperdown Country Park

Camperdown Country Park is the largest country park in Dundee and is famously home to no less than 190 different species of trees!

St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral is located in the heart of Dundee city centre and is a fully functioning home to a vibrant Christian community. It is also open for visitors to view its beautiful, decorated period gothic architecture.

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle was the childhood home of the Queen mother and the setting for Shakepeare's `Macbeth'.

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