Fife was home to Scotland's capital for six centuries, the evidence of which can still be found in its many castles, cathedrals and places of historic interest. Apart from its historical heritage Fife is also renowned for world class golf courses and lovely stretches of picturesque coastline.

Long sections of the Fife Coastal Path can now be enjoyed by walkers and there are a variety of linear and circular routes which have been graded and waymarked, from which you can enjoy beautiful seacapes and spot spectacular wildlife such as grey seals, dolphins and maybe even the odd basking shark. For bird lovers the offshore islands of Inchkeith and Inchcolm are home to thousands of seabirds, including large numbers of Puffins in May.

In the northeast the gentle rolling hills of the hinterland extend eastwards to windswept cliffs, rocky bays and sandy beaches, where scenes from the film `Chariots of Fire' were filmed. South down the coast a short distance is the ancient university town of St. Andrews, home to the world-famous Royal and Ancient golf club.

St. Andrews University was founded in 1410 and is Scotland's oldest university town. The medieval town centre has narrow alleys and cobbled streets which lead to the now ruined cathedral and the church of St. Regulus, which has a spiral staircase leading to the top of a 108-foot tower, offering magnificent views over the town. There are also two great beaches, botanical gardens and an aquarium here.

South of St. Andrews the picturesque small stone harbour fishing villages of Crail, Anstruther, Piteenween and St Monans are all places to experience the un-hurried pace of life by the sea. Further round the coast there are a number of first class golf courses such as Elie and Leven Links, to name only two of more than forty golf courses in this region!

Southern Fife is dominated by Dunfermline, Scotland's former capital. The Queensferry crossing, the longest bridge of its type in the world, The Forth Road and Rail Bridges over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh are the most distinctive landmarks on this stretch of coast and allow easy access to the capital for days out.

Rinkmuir Cottage ref: UK5297

Arncroach, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£249-£440

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Rinkmuir Cottage
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Set on the edge of Arncroach with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth, not far from the historical town of St Andrews.
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Bell Cottage ref: SZZR

Pittenweem, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£0-£926

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4 star rating
Enjoy golf, wonderful sandy beaches and cultural events whilst staying at this character cottage which is set in a beautiful fishing village.
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    3
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Bluebell Cottage ref: CC526014

Auchtermuchty near Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

£349-£649

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Beautifully renovated cottage in the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty with views to the Lomond Hills.
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South House ref: UK5828

Lathones, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£625-£1356

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Originally the village church dating back to 1887, this conversion makes an ideal base for golfers or anyone wishing to explore the East of Fife.
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Dolphin Cottage ref: 14198

Cellardyke, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£285-£864

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3 star rating
Only 9 miles from St Andrews, this coastal retreat has spectacular sea views and direct access to the shore from the enclosed garden.
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    2
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Harbour View House ref: UK5685

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£360-£856

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Enjoying harbour views from the first floor living room, this house is a great base for a seaside holiday.
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The Squinty House ref: 30174

Lundin Links, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£247-£608

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With a beach, the Fife Coastal Path and two famous golf courses nearby, this terraced cottage is a fantastic retreat.
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Winston’s ref: UK5359

St Monans, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£281-£689

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4 star rating
Perfect for a couple with their small, four-legged friend, this holiday property is tucked away in a quiet area.
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May House ref: 24743

Crail, Kingdom of Fife

£439-£1146

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4 star rating
Contemporary home with games room and pool table, St Andrews and Balcomie golf course nearby, Roome Bay beach easily reached.
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    1
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    3
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    2
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Edenwoodend Cottage ref: W41819

Cupar, near St. Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£289-£724

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4 star rating
Peaceful, comfortable cottage, ideal for exploring coastal villages, yet close to St Andrews and the famous Gleneagles Golf Course.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Sable ref: UEC

Near Auchtermuchty, Kingdom of Fife

£0-£987

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4 star rating
This south facing property has 2 en-suite bedroom and is part of the owners 16th-century mansion.
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Ross Cottage ref: CC526030

Cairneyhill near Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife

£439-£501

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A cosy holiday home near to the thriving town of Dunfermline, once the capital of Scotland. Visit the royal palace or 12th Century abbey.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Making Waves ref: CC526026

Cellardyke near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£368-£1113

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A traditional fisherman’s cottage with modern conveniences directly on the shore with fantastic sea views towards May Island.
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    3
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Island View ref: UK5182

Crail, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£420-£1122

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4 star rating
This delightful detached holiday cottage sits in a beautiful village just a short walk from an award-winning beach, shops and restaurants.
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Kannier Cottage ref: UK5460

St Monans, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£507-£1299

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4 star rating
Enjoy walking on the Fife Coastal Path and visit the small fishing villages, historic buildings and sandy beaches along the way.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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